Business

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
Calgary housing market inventory reaches seven-year high

Calgary housing market inventory reaches seven-year high

Calgary housing market still showing signs of competitiveness in market niches Recent Calgary housing market statistics show that while sales activity in the city remained below long-term averages in Feb., inventory levels were the highest they have been in seven years. “Last year in February, there were 1,929 listings [single family metro], with a median […]

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Harper anti niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: Charles Taylor

Harper anti niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: Charles Taylor

Harper ‘tone-deaf’ to rhetoric’s impact, but gaining support for upcoming election Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused Saturday of playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women. The accusation came from renowned philosopher Charles Taylor, who co-chaired Quebec’s 2007 commission on reasonable accommodation of […]

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BC avalanche warning covers many parts of province

BC avalanche warning covers many parts of province

BC avalanche warning due to unpredictable snowpack Avalanche Canada says many of the avalanches the agency has seen in the BC backcountry this past week would not be survivable. In light of the dangerous conditions, Avalanche Canada issued a special public avalanche warning to anyone looking to head to the BC backcountry in many of the mountainous areas […]

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC man accused of raping disabled girl in 1974 deported from US

BC man accused of raping disabled girl in 1974 deported from US

BC man Raymond MacLeod arrested in LA-area trailer park A British Columbia man who vanished in 1980 under accusations he raped a disabled girl has been deported back to the province from the United States to face trial. Raymond MacLeod, 72, was turned over to authorities in Vancouver on Tuesday by American immigration officials after 17 […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Alberta hospitals: Government budgets $3.4B over five years

Alberta hospitals: Government budgets $3.4B over five years

Alberta hospitals – Calgary cancer centre announced The Alberta government is moving ahead on a number of major health projects, including a new cancer centre for Calgary, despite unveiling an austerity budget last week. The province announced in both Edmonton and Calgary on Monday that it will be budgeting $3.4 billion over the next five […]

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brian Jean elected leader of Alberta Wildrose party

Brian Jean elected leader of Alberta Wildrose party

Brian Jean edged out Drew Barnes and Linda Osinchuk A former member of Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus is the new leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition. Brian Jean, a 52-year-old lawyer from Fort McMurray, Alberta, defeated two challengers to become the new leader of the Wildrose Party. “I’m very happy. I’m very excited. I’m very humbled […]

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Danielle Smith loses Tory nomination in Highwood riding

Danielle Smith loses Tory nomination in Highwood riding

Carrie Fischer beats Danielle Smith The former leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition paid a high political price on Saturday after creating a national stir when she crossed the floor to join the governing Progressive Conservatives. Danielle Smith lost the Tory nomination to Carrie Fischer, a town councillor in Okotoks, in the provincial riding of Highwood, […]

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Prentice chooses Getty philosophy over Klein way

Prentice chooses Getty philosophy over Klein way

Prentice further erodes Alberta Advantage By Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios With tumbling oil prices and resource revenues, Premier Jim Prentice had a choice when he delivered Alberta’s 2015 budget. He could emulate former premier Don Getty and raise taxes or follow the Ralph Klein playbook and reduce spending. Prentice chose Getty, and in the process, […]

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Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, from an environmental perspective, has never been cheap. By Ray Grigg for Troy Media Hell’s Gate is a much more interesting way of thinking about oil than price. But value depends on what is meant by “price”. Since most people will think of dollar value, and this is the current subject of interest, cheap […]

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget abuses the disadvantaged

Alberta budget abuses the disadvantaged

Measured against Green Party principles, the Alberta budget comes up short By Janet Keeping for Troy Media The Green Party of Alberta bases its approach to politics on basic principles, such as sustainability, social justice, ecological wisdom, respect for diversity and sincere democracy. Measured against tenets such as these, the 2015 Alberta budget is both […]

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

Tesla Motors unveils new product – likely a battery – next month

Tesla Motors unveils new product – likely a battery – next month

Tesla Motors stock up 3 per cent following announcement Tesla Motors says it will reveal a new product next month, but it’s not a car. CEO Elon Musk tweeted Monday that “a major new Tesla product line” will be revealed April 30. Tesla shares rose 3 per cent to $190.60 after the tweet. Musk said […]

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Crude oil trains: BNSF to slow trains, increase inspections

Crude oil trains: BNSF to slow trains, increase inspections

Safety concerns increased for crude oil trains following explosive derailments BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. Under the changes, BNSF is slowing down crude oil trains to 35 mph in cities with more than 100,000 people […]

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US Mexico climate deal: Canada stalls on UN emissions bid

US Mexico climate deal: Canada stalls on UN emissions bid

Global and regional climate modelling part of US Mexico climate deal The Harper government is temporarily standing on the sidelines as international negotiations ramp up for a United Nations climate conference at the end of this year. The conference scheduled for Paris in December is supposed to result in a post-2020 global agreement on cutting greenhouse gas […]

March 30, 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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