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Garland to stand trial in Nathan O’Brien, grandparents murder

Garland to stand trial in Nathan O’Brien, grandparents murder

Nathan O’Brien, Alvin and Kathy Liknes disappeared last June Relatives of Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents who were slain nearly a year ago say they were somewhat satisfied that the man accused of killing them was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on upgraded charges. Douglas Garland was arrested last year following the disappearance of Alvin and […]

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Book by Barry Cooper found on bin Laden’s bookshelf

Book by Barry Cooper found on bin Laden’s bookshelf

Barry Cooper says book unsympathetic to causes of terrorism Your average book-writing academic might be delighted to have a celebrity reader. Barry Cooper’s case is a little different. He’s far less gracious when asked about a famous person who apparently owned his book: “If I had a chance to kill him,” the Canadian political scientist […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Boy approached by man in backyard of Crescent Heights home

Boy approached by man in backyard of Crescent Heights home

Police scoured Crescent Heights area to no avail Calgary Police are hoping the public can assist them in identifying a man who approached a young boy who was playing in the backyard of his Crescent Heights home on Thursday morning. At about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, CPS responded to a home in the […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More

Provincial

Thousands of northern Alberta wildfires evacuees return home

Thousands of northern Alberta wildfires evacuees return home

Alberta wildfires force nearly 5,000 from homes Many of the nearly 5,000 Albertans evacuated from their homes due to forest fires have started to be allowed to return home. Late Tuesday night, the Municipal District of Opportunity announced an evacuation order had been lifted for residents of the hamlet of Wabasca. The MD said RCMP […]

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Human remains found near Canmore, RCMP investigate

Human remains found near Canmore, RCMP investigate

Human remains found near Canmore by hikers RCMP report hikers in the Spray Lakes Reservoir area discovered a a human jaw bone and other bone fragments late Thursday night. The human remains found near Canmore will be moved by police and taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Calgary after an extensive search is concluded […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Officer cleared in Cold Lake RCMP-involved shooting

Officer cleared in Cold Lake RCMP-involved shooting

Cold Lake RCMP officer-involved shooting ‘justified’ An agency that investigates serious incidents involving police says an officer will face no charges in the deadly shooting of a man on an Alberta First Nation. Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has released the results of its investigation into the fatal shooting on the Cold Lake First Nation […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More

Business

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises think through the social, environmental and personal impacts By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Companies are changing. They are coming to recognize that the future requires them to develop a different business model – one that focuses on multiple bottom lines, not just profit. Companies which relentlessly focus on profit at the expense […]

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Warren Buffett is increasing his influence on what and how we eat By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Last week, Warren’s Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway added Kraft to its stable of storied brands, which already includes Dairy Queen, Mars, Coca-Cola, Burger King, Heinz and Tim Horton’s. Buffett’ latest blockbuster transaction creates the fifth largest agrifood company […]

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

1,500 jobs lost in Future Store closing Future Shop stores across Canada are closing effective immediately, to the shock of customers and dismay of hundreds of employees losing full and part-time jobs. Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co. Inc. that owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop stores, said in […]

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Science Matters: Good things grow in Ontario greenbelt

Science Matters: Good things grow in Ontario greenbelt

Ontario greenbelt plan encourages smart urban growth By David Suzuki More than half the planet’s people now live in urban areas. The need to supply food, shelter, fresh water and energy to billions of urban residents is resulting in loss of farmland, forests, wetlands and other ecosystems, as well as the critical ecological services they […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
No national drug plan: Canada’s $500-million drug problem

No national drug plan: Canada’s $500-million drug problem

National drug plan would save cities and taxpayers plenty By Steve Morgan for Troy Media Canada’s cities face a number of problems, including traffic congestion, housing costs, crime rates and shabby infrastructure. Now prescription drugs can be added to the list; it is a problem that is costing local governments as much as $500 million […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
28 arrested in international heroin trafficking operation

28 arrested in international heroin trafficking operation

Heroin trafficking arrests in Canada, Belgium and South America The RCMP reports over two dozen people have been arrested and are facing charges in connection with an international heroin trafficking organization that fed heroin from Afghanistan into Canada and Brussels. Sgt. Laurie White of the RCMP Federal Criminal Operations (FSOC) branch says the investigation dubbed Project […]

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Canadian healthcare check delivers mixed results

Canadian healthcare check delivers mixed results

There’s a lot of room for improvement in the Canadian healthcare  By Robert McMurtry for Troy Media Wait times have long been a source of concern for Canadians. A new report provides both encouraging news and areas in need of attention. A report released by the Canadian Institutes of Health Information (CIHI) follows the wait […]

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Signs of change are sweeping the nation

Science Matters: Signs of change are sweeping the nation

This week’s Science Matters: Alberta election, BC LNG By David Suzuki and Ian Hanington Recent events in Canada have shown not only that change is possible, but that people won’t stand for having corporate interests put before their own. When plummeting oil prices late last year threw Alberta into financial crisis, people rightly asked, “Where’s the […]

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
How the 3 Canadian political parties compare in support for families

How the 3 Canadian political parties compare in support for families

Canadian political parties should revisit social spending priorities By Paul Kershaw for Troy Media Family policy is front and centre in the lead up to the October federal election. The Conservatives and the NDP have already weighed in, putting billions on the table. Facing critique he favours style over substance, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau now offers some […]

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

Alberta finances ‘nerve wracking': Joe Ceci Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta’s finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. “There’s no question that as we get briefed we are starting to find that the […]

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Election win may be the easy part for the Alberta NDP By Janet Keeping for Troy Media It is probably difficult for people who have not lived in Alberta to understand the significance of our recent election of an NDP government: After 44 years of one-party-state politics, we have proved to ourselves that political change is possible […]

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley names historic Alberta NDP cabinet

Rachel Notley names historic Alberta NDP cabinet

Key Rachel Notley cabinet posts: Joe Ceci is finance minister, Marg McCuaig-Boyd gets energy Rachel Notley ushered in Alberta’s first change of government in almost 44 years Sunday, being sworn in on the steps of the legislature as the 17th premier while thousands who jammed the grounds cheered her on. “My friends, it is springtime in Alberta, […]

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