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Fraud Prevention Month – CPS offers tips on protecting yourself

Fraud Prevention Month – CPS offers tips on protecting yourself

March is Fraud Prevention Month Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes across Canada, which is why numerous agencies across the province have teamed up for Fraud Prevention Month. Year over year, the number of reported cases of fraud is on the rise. In 2012, the Calgary Police Service received 2,881 complaints, in 2013 […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Elsie Menzies missing – CPS look to public for help finding woman

Elsie Menzies missing – CPS look to public for help finding woman

Elsie Menzies, 86, missing since Sunday UPDATE:  Calgary Police report the body of a woman, believed to be that of Elsie Menzies was found in a green space near the 7000 block of Silverview Dr NW. Her body was found at about 7 a.m. on Monday, March 2. A formal identification has yet to take […]

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Sean Stamboltas charged in Lakeview arson investigation

Sean Stamboltas charged in Lakeview arson investigation

Sean Stamboltas facing multiple charges Calgary Police Arson Unit investigators have arrested and charged a 25-year old city man in connection with a number of fires in southwest Calgary as well as a Rundle area blaze. CPS report that between Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 and Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, CPS and Calgary Fire Department responded to 20 […]

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Provincial

Alberta judge rejects charter challenge from drivers facing impaired charges

Alberta judge rejects charter challenge from drivers facing impaired charges

Alberta judge says people do not have a constitutional right to drive An Alberta judge has rejected a challenge to a provincial law that suspends the licences of drivers who are charged with being impaired. Since 2012, drivers who blow over .08 have their vehicles impounded for three days and lose their licences until their […]

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Leonard Nimoy death touches Vulcan, AB

Leonard Nimoy death touches Vulcan, AB

Leonard Nimoy helped Vulcan become Star Trek capital of Canada The tiny town of Vulcan, Alta., virtually tripled in size the day that actor Leonard Nimoy detoured from a comic book convention in 2010 to visit the community that has cosmically connected itself to his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock. And so it was fond […]

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Health Canada bedbugs warning issued

Health Canada bedbugs warning issued

Health Canada bedbugs warning issued after two children died in Fort McMurray from pesticide exposure On Friday, a warning was issued concerning the use of dangerous pesticides to get rid of bedbugs. The Health Canada bedbugs warning comes after the deaths of two young children in Fort McMurray who were exposed to what appears to be […]

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Business

Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

Walmart wage increase due to tighter job market in US By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Walmart shareholders were not overly thrilled to learn that the company was planning to increase the salaries of their poorly paid employees in the U.S. Known for its cost-cutting approach and shrewd management methods, the announcement came as a surprise. […]

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Ask Tammy: When should I teach my child about money?

Ask Tammy: When should I teach my child about money?

Ask Tammy for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 Dear Tammy: I know that money is a part of life and I want my kids to know how to handle it, but I don’t know when I should start teaching them.  My kids are toddlers and preschoolers.  When is the best time to start?  – Is It […]

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Coke mooving into the milk business

Coke mooving into the milk business

With profits falling, Coke will soon be marketing a ‘better’, healthier milk By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media For decades, the soft drink rivalry was about who was winning a war. Nowadays, it’s more about who is losing the least. Coke profits fell a whopping 55 per cent in the latter part of 2014. PepsiCo’s financials […]

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

Government of Canada announced additional funding for vaccination programs in poor countries Stephen Harper castigated Canadians who refuse vaccines for their kids as he announced $22.5 million in additional funding for inoculation programs in some of the world’s poorest countries. The prime minister announced the new funding, $20 million to strengthen immunity to polio and […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anti-vax prof not allowed to teach health class due to course material

Anti-vax prof not allowed to teach health class due to course material

Anti-vax prof at Queen’s University on leave of absence A health sciences professor who came under scrutiny over claims she was teaching anti-vaccination materials will not be allowed to teach the same class in the foreseeable future, Queen’s University said Thursday. Melody Torcolacci will also have to work closely with academic officials to ensure that […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian North is open for business—or is it?

Canadian North is open for business—or is it?

There is a discrepancy between the Canadian North as a frontier and as a homeland By Suzanne Vuch for the University of Alberta Part 2 of an in-depth look at northern research at the University of Alberta. In August 2012, as part of his annual northern tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper confidently announced that Canada’s North […]

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Opinion

Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

Prentice isn’t listening to Ralph Klein’s ‘severely normal Albertans’ By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Let’s ask a simple question. When the Premier Jim Prentice of Alberta says “he is listening to Albertan’s” who is he actually listening to? We don’t really know, but we can guess. Given that he has ruled out all of the […]

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Palliative care: Its time to talk about end-of-life

Palliative care: Its time to talk about end-of-life

Most of us do not have the means of providing palliative care for our loved ones By Ray Pennings for Troy Media Choice now trumps life as Canada’s political preference of, well, choice. For the first 149 years of our country’s existence, life had dignity and deserved the fullest protection of the law. But by […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta financial crisis: Reality or myth?

Alberta financial crisis: Reality or myth?

The so-called $7 billion Alberta financial crisis debunked By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Does Alberta have a financial crisis? No. There is a complex answer to this question. It begins with a set of assumptions being made by the government and ends with a question of the competence of one of the longest serving governments […]

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Politics

Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

New Wildrose leader to be announced on March 28 Alberta’s Wildrose leadership candidates signalled Saturday that taxes and trust will be the key wedge issues when they do battle with Premier Jim Prentice’s PCs in a spring election. “Wildrose is the only thing standing between Alberta and huge tax increases,” leadership candidate Brian Jean told […]

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Alberta budget so ‘radical’ it will demand mandate: Prentice

Alberta budget so ‘radical’ it will demand mandate: Prentice

Alberta budget “the most significant budget in modern times” Premier Jim Prentice says the upcoming provincial budget will be so radical and far-reaching, Albertans will be demanding a vote to validate or reject it. “This will be the most significant budget in modern times in the province,” Prentice said Friday on News Talk 770 radio […]

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deborah Coyne, Trudeau leadership rival and mom of half sister, joins Greens

Deborah Coyne, Trudeau leadership rival and mom of half sister, joins Greens

Deborah Coyne received less than one per cent of the Liberal leadership vote Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau’s erstwhile leadership rival and mother of his half-sister, has joined the Green party. Green party Leader Elizabeth May has appointed Coyne, a constitutional lawyer, to be her senior policy adviser. Coyne’s defection from the Liberals follows a series of […]

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