Business

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises think through the social, environmental and personal impacts By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Companies are changing. They are coming to recognize that the future requires them to develop a different business model – one that focuses on multiple bottom lines, not just profit. Companies which relentlessly focus on profit at the expense […]

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
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

Canada

Vancouver Island homeless man heralded for turning in found money donates reward

Vancouver Island homeless man heralded for turning in found money donates reward

Vancouver homeless man pays reward forward and is hoping for a job A Vancouver Island online media company is hoping to help a homeless senior find a job after he selflessly donated reward money he received to a local charity.  The Langford man says instead of the cash, he only wants to work. The man’s story recently captured national media […]

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Giving citizens the Canadian pension system they need

Giving citizens the Canadian pension system they need

A few (but important) tweaks to existing Canadian pension and income tax laws required By Robert L. Brown for Troy Media What do Canadians want out of a national pension system?  I think it’s safe to guess they want at least the following: a system that can be trusted, the lowest cost possible, high rates […]

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
The secret to Whitecap Dakota First Nation’s success

The secret to Whitecap Dakota First Nation’s success

Whitecap Dakota unemployment rate drops from 70 to five per cent under Chief Darcy Bear By Ravina Bains for Troy Media A small First Nations community called Whitecap Dakota, located just outside of Saskatoon, had a lot to celebrate last National Aboriginal Day. Whitecap Dakota describes itself as a modern and progressive First Nation with […]

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Politics

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

John Heaney, former chief of staff for the BC NDP hired by Notley Premier Rachel Notley is being criticized for appointing a high-level NDP political operator to a top job with Alberta’s non-partisan civil service. Opposition Wildrose critic Derek Fildebrandt says John Heaney’s record as a “party apparatchik” for the NDP in British Columbia raises […]

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

Alberta finances ‘nerve wracking': Joe Ceci Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta’s finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. “There’s no question that as we get briefed we are starting to find that the […]

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Election win may be the easy part for the Alberta NDP By Janet Keeping for Troy Media It is probably difficult for people who have not lived in Alberta to understand the significance of our recent election of an NDP government: After 44 years of one-party-state politics, we have proved to ourselves that political change is possible […]

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Is Stephen Harper giving away Canadian sovereignty?

Is Stephen Harper giving away Canadian sovereignty?

Canadian sovereignty ‘handed out’ in FIPA, CETA, TPP By Gus Van Harten for Troy Media TORONTO – What do the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress have in common? They both have done more to protect Canadian sovereignty than our House of Commons. Since winning a majority in 2011, the Harper government has been giving […]

June 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Failings of monetarism giving rise to new economy of wellbeing

Failings of monetarism giving rise to new economy of wellbeing

The end monetarism means and end of economics as we know it By Robert McGarvey for Troy Media The future for Alberta is filled with promise, but with the end of oil in sight realizing that promise will require new thinking and a radically different approach. The world is changing. And while many of these changes […]

June 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Was the Senate audit worth it?

Was the Senate audit worth it?

Senate audit: Auditor general spent $21 million to find less than $1 million in questionable expenses By Lee Tunstall for Troy Media Consider me one of the millions of Canadians offended by the Senate spending scandal. But it’s not for the reason you might think. The senate audit cost $21 million, and less than $1 […]

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

Heed Pope’s encyclical: Iowa Catholic leaders to 2016 field

Heed Pope’s encyclical: Iowa Catholic leaders to 2016 field

Pope’s encyclical focuses on environment, income inequality DES MOINES, Iowa – Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa have called on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and […]

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
UNESCO wants to study Wood Buffalo National Park

UNESCO wants to study Wood Buffalo National Park

Study on how oilsands, other projects affect Wood Buffalo National Park EDMONTON – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has asked Canada to invite a team to Alberta to study how the oilsands and other nearby projects will affect Wood Buffalo National Park. The UN committee’s request follows a petition by the Mikisew Cree First Nation in December that asked […]

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Naomi Klein featured at Vatican environment conference

Naomi Klein featured at Vatican environment conference

Naomi Klein says she never expected to be invited to the Vatican VATICAN CITY – The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting Canadian anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular Jewish […]

July 1, 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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