Business

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises think through the social, environmental and personal impacts By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Companies are changing. They are coming to recognize that the future requires them to develop a different business model – one that focuses on multiple bottom lines, not just profit. Companies which relentlessly focus on profit at the expense […]

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Warren Buffett is increasing his influence on what and how we eat By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Last week, Warren’s Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway added Kraft to its stable of storied brands, which already includes Dairy Queen, Mars, Coca-Cola, Burger King, Heinz and Tim Horton’s. Buffett’ latest blockbuster transaction creates the fifth largest agrifood company […]

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

1,500 jobs lost in Future Store closing Future Shop stores across Canada are closing effective immediately, to the shock of customers and dismay of hundreds of employees losing full and part-time jobs. Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co. Inc. that owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop stores, said in […]

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Vancouver to Prince George cargo plane missing, search underway

Vancouver to Prince George cargo plane missing, search underway

Plane goes missing, flightpatch ending near Vancouver’s north shore The search is underway for a cargo plane that went missing somewhere between Vancouver and Prince George on Monday morning. The missing plane with two pilots and no passengers aboard belongs to Carson Air. The Metro II aircraft left Vancouver International Airport at 6:43 a.m. and was scheduled […]

April 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
English Bay oil spill clean up efforts ongoing

English Bay oil spill clean up efforts ongoing

Scientists gathering data following English Bay oil spill Efforts were progressing Sunday to remove the remaining globs of oil that spilled into Vancouver’s English Bay last week as the Coast Guard continued to answer criticism of how it responded to the situation. It appeared the south shore of the bay was largely free of oil […]

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name that RCMP puppy contest winners announced

Name that RCMP puppy contest winners announced

13 winners from across Canada in RCMP puppy naming contest Thirteen puppies born at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) now have names, thanks to boys and girls from all across Canada. The PDSTC received over 21,000 entries to this year’s Name the Puppy contest—more than twice the number of entries received last year. […]

April 9, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Alberta PC cabinet ministers attack ‘disastrous’ Wildrose fiscal plan

Alberta PC cabinet ministers attack ‘disastrous’ Wildrose fiscal plan

Half a dozen high-profile Alberta PC cabinet ministers stood together Friday to criticize a “disastrous” Wildrose party fiscal plan they said would leave a funding gap of $29 billion. Finance Minister Robin Campbell was joined by five other members from the province’s budget committee as he released an analysis of the Wildrose proposal to balance the […]

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose Party would clear up 700 High River DRP files

Wildrose Party would clear up 700 High River DRP files

Wildrose also investigating flood relief procurement process Using a flood ravaged neighbourhood slated for demolition in High River for backdrop, Brian Jean says a Wildrose government would resolve the hundreds of outstanding High River Disaster Relief Program files. Along with clearing the 700 DRP files, the Wildrose vows to establish new Disaster Procurement Protocols based on […]

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP vows transparency on infrastructure priorities

Alberta NDP vows transparency on infrastructure priorities

Alberta NDP to create ‘Infrastructure Sunshine List’ Rachel Notley, leader of the Alberta NDP, says if elected her government has a plan to end political interference in Alberta’s infrastructure priorities list. The Alberta NDP would create a public Infrastructure Sunshine List which would show how school and hospital projects are prioritized. Notley said “for years, […]

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Supreme Court gun ruling good for lawful gun owner: Opinion

Supreme Court gun ruling good for lawful gun owner: Opinion

Supreme Court gun ruling rejects PM’s tough on crime agenda Supreme Court of Canada rejection of Harper’s tough on crime agenda good for the lawful gun owner. The top court of Canada struck down Harper’s mandatory minimums for gun offences.  Harper’s law was deemed unconstitutional as the law was labelled Cruel and Unusual. The  top court […]

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mike Duffy trial: Part of Harper’s plan do abolish the Senate

Mike Duffy trial: Part of Harper’s plan do abolish the Senate

Mike Duffy sacrifice indicates a shift in the PM’s attitude toward the Senate By Robert McGarvey for Troy Media The Crown prosecutor’s argument seems to be “well, Mike Duffy broke the Senate’s expense rules; he must be punished to the full extent of the law for his heinous crimes.” The problem for most Canadians is […]

April 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget: Prentice misses golden opportunity

Alberta budget: Prentice misses golden opportunity

Alberta budget should have treated oil and gas royalties like a return on equity By Mark Anielski for Troy Media Premier Jim Prentice missed an important opportunity with this year’s budget to open a new chapter in Alberta’s economic future: if only he had been as bold as Peter Lougheed had been. It was in the 1970s […]

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

‘Coal Wars': US reducing coal use, moving to natural gas

‘Coal Wars': US reducing coal use, moving to natural gas

‘Coal Wars’ author says global coal industry must be shut down “Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet” (Palgrave Macmillan), by Richard Martin Fierce conflicts over coal are taking place around the globe, but author Richard Martin says the decline and ultimate demise of the fuel that powered the Industrial […]

April 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
NEB approves northern BC natural gas pipeline

NEB approves northern BC natural gas pipeline

Northern BC natural gas pipeline to Prince Rupert for LNG export The National Energy Board has given approval for the construction of a natural gas pipeline and new facilities proposed by TransCanada Corp. (TSX-TRP) in northern B.C. The $1.7-billion North Montney Mainland Project would include a 300-kilometre pipeline connecting from northeast B.C. to the proposed Prince […]

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
CN Rail to spend $500M for Western Canada improvements

CN Rail to spend $500M for Western Canada improvements

CN Rail improving feeder lines in prairie provinces CN Rail is undertaking a multi-year program to improve infrastructure on its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.  The lines are currently handling rising volumes of industrial products, natural resources, and energy-related commodities. The improvements are expected to cost the railway approximately $500 million. This year, CN will spend […]

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More

Events

Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday

Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday

Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance Thursday, 7 p.m. Please join the Edmonton trans community for its 10th annual commemoration of those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Boyle Street Plaza, 9538-103A Avenue.  The guest speaker will be Ivan Coyote. […]

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Early Music Voices presents Renaissance lute songs in Calgary

Early Music Voices presents Renaissance lute songs in Calgary

La Nef ensemble, American tenor Michael Slattery perform Renaissance lute compositions – Early Music Voices Early Music Voices presents a concert for Calgary fans of Celtic and Renaissance music featuring La Nef ensemble and American tenor Michael Slattery at Christ Church Elbow Park on Oct. 6. Was England’s first great composer actually Irish? La Nef ensemble and American […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kryosphere – Metal band on ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ tour

Kryosphere – Metal band on ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ tour

Metal Band Kryosphere tour stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer Formed in 2008 by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d), Kryosphere played its first show opening for Dead Jesus in 2009. And Beacon News is proud to provide a FREE download of the Kryosphere SOL EP (click here to access free download) […]

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