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  • Ice Bucket Challenge changing rules of philanthropy game

    Ice Bucket Challenge changing rules of philanthropy game

    Charities wondering how to duplicate success of Ice Bucket Challenge Thanks a lot, ALS Association. Because of you and your Ice Bucket Challenge, millions of organizations around the world are re-thinking their approach to fundraising. The tried and true methods – like appeal letters, gala events, and silent auctions – have lost their lustre in the […]

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    | August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

    Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

    NATO pushing Canada for larger military commitment Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance’s long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia. The units will participate in a test of the […]

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    | August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

    Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

    Canadian drug smugglers obtain cocaine from South America There is an increasing Canadian presence in the Australian drug scene, where Canadian drug smugglers brave harsh enforcement for large profits in a “high-risk, high-reward” market, authorities say. The Australian Crime Commission reports that most of the cocaine brought into the country comes from Chile, with Canada second, […]

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    | August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canadian energy strategy getting closer – NWT premier

    Canadian energy strategy getting closer – NWT premier

    Alberta has been leading charge for Canadian energy strategy, but BC and Que. were reluctant The premier of the Northwest Territories says Canada’s premiers are close to agreeing on the basic outline of a Canadian energy strategy. Bob McLeod said Friday the premiers were working on a so-called vision document as the premiers started their final day […]

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    | August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Lynden Dorval: Edmonton teacher wins appeal of ‘no zeros’ firing

    Lynden Dorval: Edmonton teacher wins appeal of ‘no zeros’ firing

    Lynden Dorval says he was surprised to win the appeal An Alberta appeal board says the Edmonton Public School Board was unfair in suspending and firing teacher Lynden Dorval, who gave out zeros to his students. Lynden Dorval was suspended in May 2012 and fired four months later for awarding zeros to students who did […]

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    | August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canadian Armed Forces a culture shock for aboriginals

    Canadian Armed Forces a culture shock for aboriginals

    2.3 per cent of Canadian Armed Forces are aboriginal The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document. Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal recruits to tears, says an internal study, while […]

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    | August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

    Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

    Tim Hortons assures Canadians nothing will change with new American and Brazilian ownership Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. So news this week that Burger King will buy Tim Hortons […]

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    | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Fruit and vegetables: How many servings per day?

    Fruit and vegetables: How many servings per day?

    No measurable mortality benefits after 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day Many organizations cook up recommendations for the number of fruit and vegetables servings you should eat every day. Well known examples include Canada’s Food Guide which says you need roughly seven to 10 servings, the American Heart Association which recommends eight to […]

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    | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

    Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

    Tim Hortons downplays importance of Canadian tax advantages for Burger King Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. “One of the key value drivers of this transaction is […]

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    | August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Silly String theft prompts Airdrie RCMP investigation

    Silly String theft prompts Airdrie RCMP investigation

    Airdrie RCMP taking the break-in seriously It may sound silly but the Airdrie RCMP aren’t laughing after someone broke into a retail shop and grabbed nothing but cans of Silly String. The product shoots a stream of brightly coloured plastic string from an aerosol can. Airdrie RCMP investigators say numerous cans are missing and at least […]

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    | August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • BC First Nations mapping territories on Google Earth

    BC First Nations mapping territories on Google Earth

    Many BC First Nations have overlapping land claims Google Earth may soon be helping some of the most remote BC First Nations territories map their traditional territories as part of ongoing treaty discussions with the Canadian and BC governments. Google employees will be teaching members from about 70 First Nations across the country how to chart […]

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    | August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

    Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

    Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons says it wants to expand internationally Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. With a new base in Canada, Burger King, now based in Miami, could shave its U.S. tax bill. Tax inversions […]

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    | August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Guerrilla marketing: Two stunts that kinda went right

    Guerrilla marketing: Two stunts that kinda went right

    Guerrilla marketing done right can be a great way to get your business noticed So the Silver Bullet bullet shot itself in the foot. Sort of. The popular beer company arranged a guerrilla marketing stunt as part of its Search + Rescue campaign that involved dropping suitcases in cities across Canada which contained clues to specific […]

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    | August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Government debt payments about to become big problem

    Government debt payments about to become big problem

    Government debt is out of control in Ontario Canadian government debt has risen rapidly of late and interest payments – thanks to expected rate increases – will consume an every growing portion of public sector budgets. While interest rates have remained at historic lows since the 2008-09 economic crisis and subsequent slow world economic growth, […]

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    | August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Fracking shale gas: More study needed, says Trudeau

    Fracking shale gas: More study needed, says Trudeau

    Fracking shale gas is opposed by many in New Brunswick Greater scientific study is required before Canada expands fracking shale gas, federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Saturday while campaigning alongside his provincial counterpart in New Brunswick. Trudeau waded into the controversial issue while at a rally in Moncton with New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant, […]

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    | August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
  • BC accessibility law by 2017? Columnist Caune says maybe

    BC accessibility law by 2017? Columnist Caune says maybe

    Plenty of precedents for BC accessibility law in USA, Europe There should be a BC accessibility law by 2017.  Premier Christy Clark  has said with regard to passing accessibility legislation: “we aren’t starting from scratch.”  The Premier is right: BC can benefit from the lead taken by Australia, Ireland, Manitoba, New Zealand, Ontario, the United Kingdom and […]

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    | August 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Business

Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

Tim Hortons assures Canadians nothing will change with new American and Brazilian ownership Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. So news this week that Burger King will buy Tim Hortons […]

Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

Tim Hortons downplays importance of Canadian tax advantages for Burger King Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. “One of the key value drivers of this transaction is […]

Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons says it wants to expand internationally Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. With a new base in Canada, Burger King, now based in Miami, could shave its U.S. tax bill. Tax inversions […]

Canada

Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

NATO pushing Canada for larger military commitment Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance’s long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia. The units will participate in a test of the […]

Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

Canadian drug smugglers obtain cocaine from South America There is an increasing Canadian presence in the Australian drug scene, where Canadian drug smugglers brave harsh enforcement for large profits in a “high-risk, high-reward” market, authorities say. The Australian Crime Commission reports that most of the cocaine brought into the country comes from Chile, with Canada second, […]

Canadian Armed Forces a culture shock for aboriginals

Canadian Armed Forces a culture shock for aboriginals

2.3 per cent of Canadian Armed Forces are aboriginal The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document. Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal recruits to tears, says an internal study, while […]

Politics

Russian military presence in Arctic concerns Canada

Russian military presence in Arctic concerns Canada

Russian military “excursions” in Ukraine also on Prime Minister’s mind The growing Russian military presence in the Arctic is a concern and Canada should not get complacent about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday during the second leg of his annual northern tour. Harper, who was in the Northwest Territories town of Fort Smith […]

Doug Horner says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Wildrose

Doug Horner says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Wildrose

Doug Horner says Alberta government will immediately implement new travel rules Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is rejecting calls from the Opposition Wildrose party to resign over the controversy surrounding former premier Alison Redford’s travel expenses. Doug Horner says in a letter to the Progressive Conservative caucus that it’s “blatantly false” he misled Albertans about […]

Alison Redford resigns seat in Alberta Legislature

Alison Redford resigns seat in Alberta Legislature

Alison Redford admits mistakes were made, accepts responsibility Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is resigning her seat in the provincial legislature, effective immediately. In an opinion article written for Postmedia newspapers, Redford, who has been sitting as a backbencher since the spring, acknowledges mistakes were made during her time as leader of the governing Progressive […]

Opinion

Government debt payments about to become big problem

Government debt payments about to become big problem

Government debt is out of control in Ontario Canadian government debt has risen rapidly of late and interest payments – thanks to expected rate increases – will consume an every growing portion of public sector budgets. While interest rates have remained at historic lows since the 2008-09 economic crisis and subsequent slow world economic growth, […]

BC accessibility law by 2017? Columnist Caune says maybe

BC accessibility law by 2017? Columnist Caune says maybe

Plenty of precedents for BC accessibility law in USA, Europe There should be a BC accessibility law by 2017.  Premier Christy Clark  has said with regard to passing accessibility legislation: “we aren’t starting from scratch.”  The Premier is right: BC can benefit from the lead taken by Australia, Ireland, Manitoba, New Zealand, Ontario, the United Kingdom and […]

First Nations: Missing, murdered women ‘black eye’ for Canada

First Nations: Missing, murdered women ‘black eye’ for Canada

First Nations calls for a public inquiry stymied by Canadian government What would people around the world think of Canada if they saw pictures of a 15-year-old First Nations girl and a middle-aged aboriginal man who had both been found dead in a river on the same day? Imagine if the front page story on the […]

Energy

Canadian energy strategy getting closer – NWT premier

Canadian energy strategy getting closer – NWT premier

Alberta has been leading charge for Canadian energy strategy, but BC and Que. were reluctant The premier of the Northwest Territories says Canada’s premiers are close to agreeing on the basic outline of a Canadian energy strategy. Bob McLeod said Friday the premiers were working on a so-called vision document as the premiers started their final day […]

Fracking shale gas: More study needed, says Trudeau

Fracking shale gas: More study needed, says Trudeau

Fracking shale gas is opposed by many in New Brunswick Greater scientific study is required before Canada expands fracking shale gas, federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Saturday while campaigning alongside his provincial counterpart in New Brunswick. Trudeau waded into the controversial issue while at a rally in Moncton with New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant, […]

Stockwell Day joins company looking to build bitumen refinery on West Coast

Stockwell Day joins company looking to build bitumen refinery on West Coast

Stockwell Day hired as senior advisor by Pacific Future Energy Corp. Stockwell Day has joined the leadership team of a Vancouver company that’s planning to build a $10-billion oilsands refinery on the West Coast. The former politician, who has held high-profile cabinet posts in the federal and Alberta governments, has been hired as a special adviser […]

Events

Edmonton From Hate to Hope Rally Saturday 6 p.m.

Edmonton From Hate to Hope Rally Saturday 6 p.m.

From Hate to Hope Rally starts at 110 Street and 84 Avenue and ends at the Legislature building Edmontonians are invited to the From Hate to Hope March and Rally, standing up against homophobic violence, discrimination and hatred on Saturday July 19 starting at 6 p.m. Notable leaders from many racial and religious communities will come together […]

Badlands Passion Play back in Drumheller July 11-27

Badlands Passion Play back in Drumheller July 11-27

21st anniversary of Badlands Passion Play The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is a unique theatrical and spiritual event that combines a stunning natural location with an engaging portrayal of Christ’s life to tell the “greatest story ever told.” It is the world’s only Passion Play which intentionally breathes new life annually with a new script, cast, […]

Calgary Expo Latino celebrates 18th anniversary

Calgary Expo Latino celebrates 18th anniversary

Calgary-based Juno Award winner Oscar Lopez plays Sunday at Calgary Expo Latino One of the hottest Latin festivals in Canada  - Calgary Expo Latino – will delight audiences with Grammy and Juno award-winning musicians for three days in August. Click here to enter draw to win FREE tickets to Calgary Expo Latino. Calgary Expo Latino is celebrating […]

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