Category: Opinion

Canadian terrorist attacks need not induce terror

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian terrorist attacks need not induce terror

Canadian terrorist attacks described as the work of stray dogs, not lone wolves By Barry Cooper for Troy Media Terrorist attacks aim to induce fear, anxiety, panic and hysteria – terror – in a target population that is far greater than the physical damage or number of persons killed would otherwise warrant. Such attacks always […]

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Jumbo Glacier Resort threatens grizzlies: Researcher

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jumbo Glacier Resort threatens grizzlies:  Researcher

Jumbo Glacier Resort planing year-round glacier skiing Troy Media by Judith Lavoie If the Jumbo Glacier Resort is built it could threaten grizzly populations through southern B.C and into the U.S., says one of Canada’s leading grizzly bear experts. Michael Proctor, who has studied grizzly bears in the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges in southeastern […]

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Harper’s family tax plan real money, right goals but wrong policies

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Harper’s family tax plan real money, right goals but wrong policies

The cost for the family tax plan would cover the cost of a $10/day child care system By Paul Kershaw for Troy Media The political landscape is upside down when the Conservative Party is the big social policy spender. But that’s what the Prime Minister Stephen Harper has done with his new $5 billion Family Tax […]

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Creating an Alberta winter culture to make the most of the season

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Creating an Alberta winter culture to make the most of the season

More Alberta winter festivities needed to boost spirits and economy Robert Roach for Troy Media Winter is coming.  Ominous words, indeed, for both Game of Thrones fans and Albertans. Even winter sports and eggnog enthusiasts dread scraping ice off of their car windows when it’s minus 30 outside. Albertans, however, are a hardy lot. We […]

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Soon-to-be approved pesticide similar to other bee-killing chemicals

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Soon-to-be approved pesticide similar to other bee-killing chemicals

Bee-killing chemicals potentially make plants toxic to insects By David Suzuki for Troy Media Have you heard of flupyradifurone? Probably not, unless you work for the federal government agency poised to approve this new pesticide for use in Canada. But take note: This new “F” word is bad news for bees. Flupyradifurone is an insect-killing […]

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Simushir incident: One container ship adrift does not a crisis make

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Simushir incident:  One container ship adrift does not a crisis make

Simushir incident is being used by anti-tanker activists to question Canadian shipping safety Troy Media, by Kenneth P. Green The Simushir, a Russian-flagged cargo vessel is the newest cause celebre of anti-tanker activists out in British Columbia. Liberal MP Joyce Murray and NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen are waving distress flags over what they portray as […]

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Ottawa shootings: The day that didn’t change Canada

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa shootings:  The day that didn’t change Canada

Expect security upgrades following Ottawa shootings, but we will not be changed by fear By Peter Stockland for Troy Media Toronto Liberal MP John McKay was, at that moment, the admirable embodiment of the honest politicians who lead us. “That is an excellent question,” he said. “I have absolutely no idea what the answer is.” […]

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Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

…and Canada was never “innocent” and will respond appropriately to recent attacks Across the land today, editorialists are opining that Canada has lost its innocence, that the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of so-called Islamic jihadists changes our country forever. For instance, the Calgary Herald editorial board put it this way: “…Canada will […]

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Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

Too many rushing to judgement in midst of Ottawa shootings As I write this, roughly five hours have elapsed since this morning’s Ottawa shootings, when a gunman shot and killed a Canadian reservist outside the Parliament buildings. Already some are rushing to judgement about who is responsible. Others are demanding harsh measures in response – think the […]

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Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

Alberta coal industry monitored by ground, satellite monitors Troy Media by Michelle Stirling-Anosh  Over a decade ago, Dr. Ross McKitrick, economist from the University of Guelph, ran an experiment. At the time, eco-activists were demanding a shut-down of coal-fired power plants, claiming emissions were killing children who had asthma. McKitrick took the Illness Cost of […]

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