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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Alberta child pornography suspects charged – victims as young as 6 mos. old

September 1, 2015 | By More
Alberta child pornography suspects charged – victims as young as 6 mos. old

Alberta child pornography investigation spanned seven months Police charged with the daunting task of investigating an alleged child pornography ring where some of the victims were merely infants have arrested and charged eight men from Alberta with multiple child pornography-related counts. Mike Tucker of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says some of the images seized depicted “extreme […]

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Second Sunrise Energy Project starts steam processing

September 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Second Sunrise Energy Project starts steam processing

Sunrise Energy Project will soften bitumen for extraction CALGARY – Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) has taken another step towards increasing production at the Sunrise oilsands operations, 60 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta. The Calgary-based company says the second of two processing plants at Sunrise has begun steam operations, to soften the gooey bitumen for extraction. The […]

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Motorcycle collides with train near Edson, biker critically injured

August 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Motorcycle collides with train near Edson, biker critically injured

Crash northeast of Edson Sunday afternoon RCMP report a 26-year old Edson man is suffering from life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a train near Edson Sunday afternoon. The collision occurred Aug. 30 at about 12:30 p.m. in the area of Range Road 154 and Township Road 542. “A motorcycle struck the rear […]

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Alberta Avenue suspicious death under investigation

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Alberta Avenue suspicious death under investigation

Man in his 20’s victim in Alberta Avenue suspicious death Edmonton Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man in his 20’s after his body was found in a roadway in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood Monday morning. Scott Pattison of the EPS says officers responded to the area of 95 St and 117 Ave at […]

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Theodore de kaucher missing, CPS search for man suffering from dementia

August 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Theodore de kaucher missing, CPS search for man suffering from dementia

Theodore de Kaucher missing since Sunday afternoon Calgary Police have issued a public plea for assistance in locating Theodore de Kaucher, a man in his early 80’s who has been missing since Sunday afternoon. According to the CPS, Theodore left his Glendale area home to get lunch and did not return. Theodore suffers from dementia […]

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Man charged in fatal SE Calgary pedestrian collision

August 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Man charged in fatal SE Calgary pedestrian collision

SE Calgary pedestrian collision kills one man A 66-year old man is facing multiple charges including impaired driving causing death after a fatal SE Calgary pedestrian collision on Sunday evening. The fatal crash involving a pickup truck and pedestrian occurred on Aug. 30 at about 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of 17 Ave SE and […]

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Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

“Disabled voters don’t need healthcare bureaucrats’ permission to have civil rights” By Paul Caune One of the tricks the BC Government uses to not meet the reasonable expectations of disabled voters is asserting that such expectations are either against policy or unreasonable. When the Government asserts that what disabled voters want is impossible, more often […]

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Crash west of Fort Saskatchewan sends one person to hospital

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crash west of Fort Saskatchewan sends one person to hospital

Crash west of Fort Saskatchewan Friday morning Fort Saskatchewan RCMP report a two-vehicle collision at a rural intersection west of Fort Saskatchewan on Friday morning has sent one person to hospital. Cpl. M. Robitaille of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP says the collision involving a small SUV and pickup truck occurred on Highway 15 at Range Road […]

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Calgary bus driver will quit job if forced to take the wheel of rainbow Pride bus

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Calgary bus driver will quit job if forced to take the wheel of rainbow Pride bus

Calgary bus driver says he’s Christian and can’t support homosexuality CALGARY –  A Calgary man says he will quit his job if he’s assigned to drive a bus wrapped in a rainbow flag. The annual Calgary Pride Festival kicks off Friday and, as a show of support, a Calgary Transit bus has been wrapped in the symbol […]

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Man charged in Calgary taxi robbery, vehicle theft

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Man charged in Calgary taxi robbery, vehicle theft

Calgary taxi robbery in mid-August Calgary Police report investigators have charged Evan Thomas Trotchie with multiple counts after two Calgary taxi drivers were allegedly robbed of money and their cabs earlier this month. The first incident occurred at about 1 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 when a cabbie picked up a man in the area of 17 Ave and […]

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