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  • Primrose oil sands review says CNRL procedures cause of leak

    Primrose oil sands review says CNRL procedures cause of leak

    Energy regulator approved closer well spacing at Primrose oil sands The Alberta Energy Regulator says it has a better idea now of what went wrong at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (TSX:CNQ) Primrose oil sands development in northeastern Alberta, where a mixture of bitumen and water was found to be oozing to the surface more than […]

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    | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

    Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

    Numbers of monarch butterflies plummet from 1 billion to 33.5 million From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially monarchs and […]

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    | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

    Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

    Club needs $25,000 to build electric racing motorcycle The most interesting University of Calgary student  union club is called Team Zeus. It’s only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle. “For me I’ve always been really fascinated with electric vehicles. I like the idea of being involved with a new up and […]

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    | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • 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 […]

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    | July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Manitoba reading, math, science scores in the toilet

    Manitoba reading, math, science scores in the toilet

    What should Manitoba do to reverse 15 years of decline? By Michael Zwaagstra    Manitoba has had fifteen years of academic decline in reading, math, and science. That is the track record of the current NDP government. Once near the Canadian average, Manitoba now sits second last out of the Canadian provinces. In a study […]

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    | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

    Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

    Avenue Q is Sesame Street for adults, says Stage West director Puppets, raunchy jokes and profanity, oh my! Stage West is in the midst of bringing a little bit of Broadway puppetry to its stage with the award-winning rated-R musical comedy Avenue Q and it’s as good as it sounds – maybe even better.  The […]

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    | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Today, a homeless man slept on my porch…

    Today, a homeless man slept on my porch…

    …tomorrow that homeless man might be on your porch By Steve Lafleur   This morning I woke up to a homeless man peering in my window. My first instinct was that the person was looking for one of my neighbours. That is, until the homeless man staggered to the ground and laid down to sleep. As […]

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    | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine

    Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine

    Malaysia Airlines plane crashes near pro-Russia region A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said […]

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    | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Badlands Passion Play site feels like Jerusaleum

    Badlands Passion Play site feels like Jerusaleum

    Canadian Badlands Passion Play back for 20th year, adds extra weekend There’s a reason why the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller is one of the best in North America let alone the world.  With the stunning backdrop of the picturesque Drumheller to the countless hours of those involved, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play is […]

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    | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Douglas Garland charged with murdering Nathan, Kathy, Alvin

    Douglas Garland charged with murdering Nathan, Kathy, Alvin

    Douglas Garland has ties to Liknes family through his sister, business dealings with Alvin Douglas Garland, 54, was formally charged with the murders of five-year old Nathan O’Brien, and his grandparents Kathryn and Alvin Liknes, by Calgary police late Monday night. The charges are first-degree murder in the deaths of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes, and second-degree murder […]

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    | July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Matt Blais annouces summer tour in AB and BC

    Matt Blais annouces summer tour in AB and BC

    Alberta’s favourite rock and blues musician Matt Blais is proud to announce he will performing summer tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia to promote his latest album ‘The Heartbeat‘. “After a long year on the road in 2013, I wanted to recharge the batteries for myself and the band. But, after a few short […]

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    | July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
  • Social media marketing: Do these 3 things!

    Social media marketing: Do these 3 things!

    Most small businesses are confused about social media marketing – Are you? A while ago I was speaking to potential client about his current marketing strategy and he informed me quite matter-of-factly that he was “doing social media marketing.” Evidently he wasn’t prepared for my simple follow-up question. “What does that mean?” I asked. He […]

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    | July 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
  • Nathan O’Brien investigation: 2 weeks, not much progress

    Nathan O’Brien investigation: 2 weeks, not much progress

    Parents still believe Nathan O’Brien will be found It’s now been two weeks since the mysterious disappearance of Calgary five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Kathryn and Alvin Liknes. Nathan O’Brien the Liknes, haven’t been seen since June 29 after what police say was a violent incident in the Liknes home. The couple had been having an estate […]

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    | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Colton Crowshoe missing in Calgary since July 3

    Colton Crowshoe missing in Calgary since July 3

    Family members say it is out of character for Colton Crowshoe to lose touch with his family Friends and family of 18-year-old Colton Crowshoe are canvassing the NE Calgary neighbourhood of Abbeydale for the young man, who has been missing since July 3. Colton Crowshoe was last seen that evening when he departed a friend’s house and started […]

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    | July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Smartphone banking apps coming soon for Canadians

    Smartphone banking apps coming soon for Canadians

    American banks were much quicker to offer smartphone banking apps Canadian banks are behind their American counterparts in offering smartphone banking apps to customer, but that is about to change, say experts. Smartphone banking apps promise to be the next big thing in consumer banking, holding the promise of everything from fewer trips to the local […]

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    | July 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
  • Alberta wildfires update: Backcountry closed in some areas

    Alberta wildfires update: Backcountry closed in some areas

    Alberta wildfires near Rocky Mountain House, Banff, north of Slave Lake A heat wave across Western Canada has created problems for crews battling Alberta wildfires and one in northwest British Columbia that has forced oil rig crews to abandon work camps. Alberta Environment is closing parts of the backcountry near Rocky Mountain House because of a […]

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    | July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business

Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

Club needs $25,000 to build electric racing motorcycle The most interesting University of Calgary student  union club is called Team Zeus. It’s only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle. “For me I’ve always been really fascinated with electric vehicles. I like the idea of being involved with a new up and […]

Social media marketing: Do these 3 things!

Social media marketing: Do these 3 things!

Most small businesses are confused about social media marketing – Are you? A while ago I was speaking to potential client about his current marketing strategy and he informed me quite matter-of-factly that he was “doing social media marketing.” Evidently he wasn’t prepared for my simple follow-up question. “What does that mean?” I asked. He […]

Smartphone banking apps coming soon for Canadians

Smartphone banking apps coming soon for Canadians

American banks were much quicker to offer smartphone banking apps Canadian banks are behind their American counterparts in offering smartphone banking apps to customer, but that is about to change, say experts. Smartphone banking apps promise to be the next big thing in consumer banking, holding the promise of everything from fewer trips to the local […]

Canada

Neil Bantleman, former Calgary teacher in Indonesia jail for child sexual assault allegations

Neil Bantleman, former Calgary teacher in Indonesia jail for child sexual assault allegations

Neil Bantleman accused of the sexual assault of three kindergarten students The wife of a Canadian teacher detained in Indonesia on allegations of child sexual assault is pleading for her husband’s release. Neil Bantleman, 45, who worked at the prestigious Jakarta International School, was arrested last week during a police investigation into the alleged sexual […]

Albertans youngest mortgage-free Canadians at 55, BC residents paying until 66

Albertans youngest mortgage-free Canadians at 55, BC residents paying until 66

Average mortgage-free age is 58 A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. But the survey, conducted for CIBC (TSX:CM) by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country. For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able […]

Stephen Harper at odds with Canadian priorities – focus group

Stephen Harper at odds with Canadian priorities – focus group

Canadian priorities include education, health care, pensions and veterans Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government policies are out of step with Canadians’ priorities, including the Northern Gateway project. Members of focus groups consulted prior to the February budget had “little enthusiasm” for the proposed bitumen pipeline to the British Columbia coast, even […]

Politics

Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

The next Canadian general election is in 2015 and the Prime Minister made it clear Justin Trudeau and Liberals are his most serious competition Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday. With a federal election looming next year, Harper […]

Trudeau Liberals win Toronto, Harper Tories take Alberta

Trudeau Liberals win Toronto, Harper Tories take Alberta

Liberals make inroads in Fort McMurray, usually a solid Tory seat Monday’s federal by-elections are being hailed as a big win for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, who won both Toronto ridings and came a close second in Fort McMurray. The Tories won both that northern riding and the southern constituency of Macleod in federal […]

Justin Trudeau leadership tested by Monday byelections

Justin Trudeau leadership tested by Monday byelections

Justin Trudeau up against strong byelection history of Stephen Harper and Conservatives Four federal byelections on Monday will provide a test of just how far back from the wilderness the Liberals have come under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. While they’re not necessarily harbingers of what’s to come in next year’s general election, the two […]

Opinion

Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

Science Matters by David Suzuki Amid the dire warnings about global warming’s impacts, what’s often overlooked is that actions to reduce or prevent them will lead to livable communities, improved air quality, protection of natural spaces and greater economic efficiency, to name just a few benefits. So it’s not surprising that tangible positive action on […]

Manitoba reading, math, science scores in the toilet

Manitoba reading, math, science scores in the toilet

What should Manitoba do to reverse 15 years of decline? By Michael Zwaagstra    Manitoba has had fifteen years of academic decline in reading, math, and science. That is the track record of the current NDP government. Once near the Canadian average, Manitoba now sits second last out of the Canadian provinces. In a study […]

Today, a homeless man slept on my porch…

Today, a homeless man slept on my porch…

…tomorrow that homeless man might be on your porch By Steve Lafleur   This morning I woke up to a homeless man peering in my window. My first instinct was that the person was looking for one of my neighbours. That is, until the homeless man staggered to the ground and laid down to sleep. As […]

Energy

Talisman Energy confirms approach by Repsol – interest may be in specific assests

Talisman Energy confirms approach by Repsol – interest may be in specific assests

Talisman Energy shares up 11.5 per cent Wednesday Talisman Energy Inc. said Wednesday it’s been approached by Repsol SA regarding possible deals, but there are questions over whether the Spanish energy giant would want to buy the Calgary-based company in its entirety. Talisman, a perennial subject of takeover speculation, made the announcement after its shares were […]

Primrose oil sands review says CNRL procedures cause of leak

Primrose oil sands review says CNRL procedures cause of leak

Energy regulator approved closer well spacing at Primrose oil sands The Alberta Energy Regulator says it has a better idea now of what went wrong at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (TSX:CNQ) Primrose oil sands development in northeastern Alberta, where a mixture of bitumen and water was found to be oozing to the surface more than […]

Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

Numbers of monarch butterflies plummet from 1 billion to 33.5 million From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially monarchs and […]

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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