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  • 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
  • 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 […]

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    | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • 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 […]

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    | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

    White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

    White Rock realtor killed by train while jogging in 2013 The view from the southwest flank of Canada’s coastline—between Surrey B.C.’s Crescent Beach and the city of White Rock—is breathtaking. “It’s Canada’s Amalfi coast,” enthuses Erik Seiz, President of the Crescent Beach Property Owners’ Association.  With its towering bluffs, ocean views and expansive beaches, it’s […]

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    | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • MyMedRec: Smartphone app helps patients manage meds

    MyMedRec: Smartphone app helps patients manage meds

    MyMedRec is a smartphone app that patients can customize to suit their medications Maureen Smith lives with a rare disorder known as Congenital Panhypopituitarism and thanks to new smartphone app MyMedRec has a new lease on life. Affecting one in every 200,000 people, Congenital Panhypopituitarism is a condition where the pituitary gland fails to produce growth […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ a Canadian hero

    Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ a Canadian hero

    Marc Emery a staunch fighter for “liberty,” according to author It’s not often that I disagree with Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, but her recent column on Marc Emery (Pot still fails the sniff test) triggered one of those rare occasions. Unlike the “Prince of Pot”, I don’t use marijuana. I never have, and […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • BC teachers should be paid much, much more – Dale Wallace

    BC teachers should be paid much, much more – Dale Wallace

    Time for a new compensation model for BC teachers It seems that one of the main criticisms against giving BC teachers salary increases is that they are not accountable. Plus, so-called “bad” teachers can continue teaching in the system and there is virtually no way of getting rid of them. I would like to propose perhaps […]

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    | August 16, 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

Federal Liberals considering mandatory voting in Canada

Federal Liberals considering mandatory voting in Canada

Mandatory voting in place in Australia since 1924 With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They’re road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which seeks grassroots input into some of the “new […]

Calgary imam: Radicalized youth in Syria fault of Canadian govt

Calgary imam: Radicalized youth in Syria fault of Canadian govt

Calgary Imam Syed Soharwardy comments on Gordon brothers joining Islamic fighters in Syria The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday. And Syed Soharwardy said people who return from abroad after a stint with radicals in Syria or Iraq […]

Canadian premiers meeting concludes, agreement to move forward on energy strategy

Canadian premiers meeting concludes, agreement to move forward on energy strategy

Canadian premiers meeting saw some inter-provincial trade barriers dropped Quebec’s rookie premier, Philippe Couillard, made his presence felt at his first meeting with Canada’s other premiers, agreeing Friday to have his province join in the development of a national energy strategy that had been stalled by a previous separatist government. Couillard, among 13 provincial and territorial leaders […]

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

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 […]

Net-zero home: Tiny lots and rounded roofs

Net-zero home: Tiny lots and rounded roofs

A net-zero home is close to reality and it won’t be long before they are commonplace Building a net-zero home is an intricate dance between design, technology and location. But if you build a net-zero home in the wilds, far from your work, school and entertainment, with no infrastructure and an hour-long commute how sustainable […]

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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