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Quebecor sells English papers to Postmedia Network for $316 million

Quebecor sells English papers to Postmedia Network for $316 million

Calgary Sun included in Postmedia deal Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced a deal to buy Sun Media Corp.’s English-language operations from Quebecor on Monday for $316 million in a deal that it says gives it the scale to compete in the changing media environment. Postmedia chief executive Paul Godfrey said Sun Media’s digital properties, including […]

Ask Tammy: Why do my parents make me save my money?

Ask Tammy: Why do my parents make me save my money?

Ask Tammy answers children’s questions  about money. Email questions to asktammy@thefinancialguides.com Dear Ask Tammy:  Whenever I get any money (allowance, Christmas, birthdays) my parents always make me split it up into my jars.  Why don’t they just let me do what I want with my money? – It’s My Money Dear It’s My Money:  It can […]

Possible CN Rail fines:  Ottawa says company not moving enough grain

Possible CN Rail fines: Ottawa says company not moving enough grain

CN Rail fines – company says demand has fallen Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. “As CN was […]

Canada

Justin Bourque to serve 75-years before applying for parole

Justin Bourque to serve 75-years before applying for parole

Justin Bourque killed three RCMP officers in Moncton Justin Bourque has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before he will be eligible to apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in Moncton. Judge David Smith of the Court of Queen’s Bench in […]

Justin Bourque apologizes for Moncton shootings at sentencing hearing

Justin Bourque apologizes for Moncton shootings at sentencing hearing

Crown looking to set parole eligibility for Justin Bourque at 75 years Justin Bourque apologized Tuesday for the shootings in Moncton, N.B., that killed three RCMP officers and injured two others, saying the rationale that he gave to police for the rampage was the talk of “some arrogant pissant.” Bourque stood in the prisoner’s box to address the […]

Queen rues ‘grievous’ death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as funeral underway

Queen rues ‘grievous’ death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as funeral underway

Nathan Cirillo called “Canada’s son” Thousands of people lined the streets of Hamilton on Tuesday to pay respects to a soldier described as a “kid at heart” who was gunned down as he stood ceremonial guard in Ottawa in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s coffin, carried atop a gun carriage to Christ’s […]

Politics

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Alberta NDP could make big gains in next election, says Rachel Notley Rachel Notley wasn’t even 10 years-old when she went on her first protest march. It was in the early 1970s, in Edmonton, with her mother Sandy. “She took me on some anti-war demonstration. I honestly can’t even remember what it was,” said Notley in an […]

Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber defeats Susanne DiCocco for CPC nomination Calgary PC MLA Len Webber, 53, is the new Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the new federal riding of Calgary Confederation. Len Webber tweeted last night that he won the nomination, defeating Susanne DiCocco for the right to represent Stephen Harper’s Tories in the upcoming 2015 election. Len Webber left provincial […]

Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta angered Albertans, says Prentice Premier Jim Prentice heaped scorn on former premier Alison Redford’s seven-figure signature Building Alberta branding campaign Thursday - and then he drove a stake through it. Prentice criticized the 300 Building Alberta signs that now crowd the Alberta landscape, announcing everything from road repairs to building start-ups and always including […]

Opinion

Canadian terrorist attacks need not induce terror

Canadian terrorist attacks need not induce terror

Canadian terrorist attacks described as the work of stray dogs, not lone wolves By Barry Cooper for Troy Media Terrorist attacks aim to induce fear, anxiety, panic and hysteria – terror – in a target population that is far greater than the physical damage or number of persons killed would otherwise warrant. Such attacks always […]

Jumbo Glacier Resort threatens grizzlies:  Researcher

Jumbo Glacier Resort threatens grizzlies: Researcher

Jumbo Glacier Resort planing year-round glacier skiing Troy Media by Judith Lavoie If the Jumbo Glacier Resort is built it could threaten grizzly populations through southern B.C and into the U.S., says one of Canada’s leading grizzly bear experts. Michael Proctor, who has studied grizzly bears in the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges in southeastern […]

Harper’s family tax plan real money, right goals but wrong policies

Harper’s family tax plan real money, right goals but wrong policies

The cost for the family tax plan would cover the cost of a $10/day child care system By Paul Kershaw for Troy Media The political landscape is upside down when the Conservative Party is the big social policy spender. But that’s what the Prime Minister Stephen Harper has done with his new $5 billion Family Tax […]

Energy

TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline

TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline

Energy East pipeline would deliver Alberta crude to eastern Canada export terminals, refineries After dozens of open houses and thousands of conversations across six provinces, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has filed its regulatory application for its massive cross-Canada Energy East pipeline. But the hard part for TransCanada (TSX:TRP) was just beginning Thursday as copies of the document, […]

Environmental groups question refinery benefits of Energy East in new report

Environmental groups question refinery benefits of Energy East in new report

Energy East pipeline would move Alberta crude to eastern Canadian refineries A new report released by environmental groups questions whether the proposed Energy East pipeline is necessary to supplant Eastern Canada’s oil imports from the foreign suppliers frequently mentioned by TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), the company proposing the $12-billion project. In making the case for the […]

Prince Rupert LNG project:  BG Group hits pause button, cites market conditions

Prince Rupert LNG project: BG Group hits pause button, cites market conditions

Prince Rupert LNG project was to reach a production capacity of up to 21 million tonnes per year British energy firm BG Group is hitting the pause button on its proposed liquefied natural gas project near Prince Rupert, B.C., as it takes stock of shifting market conditions. “All we’re doing at this point in time is […]

Events

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 […]

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) […]

Quartet 2014 – Dazzling book readings in Calgary, Edmonton

Quartet 2014 – Dazzling book readings in Calgary, Edmonton

Quartet 2014 features Canadian writers David Bateman, Laurie MacFayden, Sharanpal Ruprai, Joan Shillington Four Canadian writers will be reading from their new works in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto this month as part of Quartet 2014 from Frontenac House Publishers. Quartet 2014 – Where and When: Sunday, September 7, 2-4 pm, Calgary John Dutton Theatre, 612 Macleod Trail SE […]

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