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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Collision west of Bowden on Sunday sends six people to hospital

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Collision west of Bowden on Sunday sends six people to hospital

Collision west of Bowden on Highway 587 Olds RCMP are investigating to determine if speed and alcohol were factors in a two-vehicle collision west of Bowden on Sunday afternoon that sent six people to hospital. Cst. Kurtis Milbrandt of the Olds RCMP says the crash occurred on July 19 at about 4:40 p.m. on Highway 587, approximately one Km […]

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Sam’s World for Saturday, July 18

July 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sam’s World for Saturday, July 18

Sam’s World is a one-panel web comic featuring characters from the imagination of Calgary-based artist Tony Blocker. Tony shows life’s situations in a laid-back, wicked literal, and humorous approach. Visit Yelling Rabbit Artworks to learn more.

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Edmonton shooting targeted, sends man to hospital

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Edmonton shooting targeted, sends man to hospital

Three suspects sought in Edmonton shooting Edmonton Police report one man is in hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries following an early morning shooting in the Sifton Park area. The northeast Edmonton shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. at a home in the area of Habitat Cr and Hermitage Rd. “It is reported that three males […]

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Sketch of Summerside sexual assault released by EPS

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sketch of Summerside sexual assault released by EPS

Summerside sexual assault in Walker Lakes area Edmonton Police have released a composite sketch of one of the suspects in a Summerside sexual assault that occurred in the Walker Lakes area in early July. Noreen Remtulla of the EPS says at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, a 36-year old woman was walking alone […]

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Fort McMurray gas station employee accused of stealing $300K

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fort McMurray gas station employee accused of stealing $300K

Fort McMurray gas station employee ID’d as George Vlachos Wood Buffalo RCMP have arrested and charged a former employee of a Fort McMurray gas station after the man allegedly stole $300,000 from Abasand Esso. On Saturday, July 11, RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Athabasca Ave.  Cst. Ashley Quallie of the Wood […]

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Cochrane pedestrian/train collision kills young woman

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cochrane pedestrian/train collision kills young woman

Cochrane pedestrian/train collision Thursday evening RCMP report a young female was killed when she was struck by a train while walking on the tracks in Cochrane Thursday night. The Cochrane pedestrian/train collision occurred on Thursday, July 16 just before 6 p.m. behind the RCMP detachment. “After hearing the train sound its horn for an extended […]

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VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

Downtown Eastside Vancouver locals quickly accepted undercover officer A 30-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department recently went undercover as a wheelchair bound person in an effort to identify a suspect preying on vulnerable people in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Instead, VPD Staff Sgt. Mark Horsley says he and his colleagues discovered that the much-maligned community was filled with honest, caring people. […]

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Crash near Westlock involving SUV, semi claims life of woman

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crash near Westlock involving SUV, semi claims life of woman

Crash near Westlock on Highway 18 Westlock RCMP report a two-vehicle crash near Westlock on Thursday morning claimed the life of one woman. Cpl. Hal Turnbull of the RCMP says the collision involving a semi truck and an SUV occurred at about 8:15 a.m. on Highway 18, approximately two Km east of Westlock. Investigators believe the […]

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Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

Dropping the euro won’t end Greece’s misery By Constantine Passaris for Troy Media Fishermen around the world have an expression: it’s time to cut bait and start fishing. Clearly the contemporary leadership of the European Union (EU) are not even amateur fishermen. The EU leaders’ summit last weekend was billed as decision time for the […]

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Removal of Confederate flag ends former state governor’s mission

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Removal of Confederate flag ends former state governor’s mission

17 year quest ends as Confederate flag lowered By Michael Van Pelt for Troy Media Seventeen years is a long time to wait in politics. One would think that was the case for David Beasley, former Republican governor of South Carolina. But is it really that long? The answer came last Friday at 10 a.m., […]

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