Author Archive: Markham Hislop

Markham began his journalism career writing columns in the mid-1980s for Western People Magazine, then reported for a small Saskatchewan daily. He has spent most of his career in media and communications, likes to dabble in politics, was actively involved in economic development for many years, thinks that what goes on in the community is just as important as what happens provincially and nationally, and has a soft spot for small business (big business, not so much). Markham is a bit of a contrarian and usually has a unique take on the events of the day.

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Filipe Masetti Leite rides from Calgary to Brazil for World Cup

| June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Filipe Masetti Leite rides from Calgary to Brazil for World Cup

Filipe Masetti Leite began his journey from the Calgary Stampede in 2012 Canadian cowboy Filipe Masetti Leite can truly call himself a long rider as he has reached his destination country in an epic horseback journey to Brazil from Calgary. Filipe Masetti Leite, 27, who immigrated to Canada from the South American country when he […]

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Top 10 Canadians list from Harper govt includes Lib, NDP icons

| June 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Top 10 Canadians list from Harper govt includes Lib, NDP icons

Top 10 Canadians list included Pierre Trudeau, Terry Fox, Tommy Douglas, Lester B. Pearson, Chris Hadfield, David Suzuki, Jack Layton, Sir. John A. Macdonald, Wayne Gretzky and Romeo Dallaire Canadians have handed the Harper government a Top 10 Canadians list featuring some of the Conservative party’s greatest adversaries, past and present. The Top 10 Canadians list, compiled from online […]

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Calgary Stampede 2014 features Shatner, Twain, Reba, Brandt

| June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary Stampede 2014 features Shatner, Twain, Reba, Brandt

Calgary Stampede 2014 includes rodeo, extreme sports, 4H, midway, great and weird food, world class entertainment Calgary Stampede 2014 is just around the corner and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever! New food, Captain Kirk leading the Parade, and another great rodeo are just some of the fantastic features of Calgary Stampede […]

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Vancouver police: Two men injured in brazen shooting

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vancouver police:  Two men injured in brazen shooting

Vancouver police officer shot suspect, who is in serious condition Three people including a Vancouver police officer have been injured in an exchange of gunfire that began outside a downtown Starbucks. Vancouver police responded to reports of shots fired at about 11 a.m. Tuesday and found a man had been shot and seriously wounded outside […]

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BC government debt growing rapidly because of CAPEX

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC government debt growing rapidly because of CAPEX

Liberals claim budget surplus, but total BC government debt rising Finance minister Mike de Jong recently issued a flurry of press releases touting the high credit rating of the BC government debt by various rating agencies. In one release he said: “The judgment of the rating agencies is an objective confirmation that by balancing our […]

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Fathers critical for baby’s neo-natal development

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Fathers critical for baby’s neo-natal development

Support from fathers lowers mothers’ cortisol levels By Nicole Letourneau   It’s almost Father’s Day, a time when many of us reflect warmly on the role our fathers and grandfathers have played in our lives. It’s no secret that dads are important, and that their role as caregivers has, for many families, broadened in the last […]

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Alberta tops new Canadian economic pecking order

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta tops new Canadian economic pecking order

Western Canada takes four of top 5 spots – Alberta number one if all categories By Jock Finlayson    Canada’s economic pecking order is changing – with Alberta and the West at the top – at a pace that raises questions about the country’s economic future as well as the sustainability of current federal-provincial fiscal […]

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Desmond Tutu says oil sands ‘filthy’ after helicopter tour

| June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments
Desmond Tutu says oil sands ‘filthy’ after helicopter tour

Desmond Tutu criticizes oil sands, but urges two sides to work together A brief helicopter tour of the oil sands Saturday wasn’t enough to shake the conviction of Archbishop Desmond Tutu  that the industry is doing massive harm to both the climate and the environment. “It is important that we do something about the horrendous […]

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Canadian working women – Retirement is challenging

| May 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Canadian working women – Retirement is challenging

Canadian working women dealing with retirement issues differently than men A New Brunswick gerontology professor says the first generation of Canadian working women to be employed all their lives outside the home is now starting to retire. And as they do, those Canadian working women are facing serious issues of identity and ageism. Deborah van den Hoonaard […]

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Knowlton Nash, iconic CBC broadcaster, dies at 86

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Knowlton Nash, iconic CBC broadcaster, dies at 86

Knowlton Nash mentored young journalists like Peter Mansbridge Knowlton Nash, a veteran CBC broadcaster best known as long-time anchor of The National, died Saturday night at the age of 86, around the time he once was getting ready to go on the air. “Oddly enough it was shortly before 10 o’clock,” said Peter Mansbridge, his […]

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