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  • Oil companies ready to weather downturn in crude price

    Oil companies ready to weather downturn in crude price

    Big oil companies say they have flexibility in capital spending to cope with lower prices Executives with two big Canadian oil companies are taking recent oil price weakness in stride, signalling no immediate plans to throttle back spending, but ensuring they have the flexibility to do so if needed. Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) and Husky […]

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    | October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

    Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

    BC Muslim Association agrees with Kenney, says radicalization has no place in Canada As Canada mourns two slain soldiers, the association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism […]

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    | October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

    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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    | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

    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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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

    Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

    Ottawa police say there were several “shooting incidents” in downtown area Early reports suggest the gunman who shot the soldier guarding the War Memorial was dressed all in black and raised his arms in triumph after the Ottawa shooting. Tony Zobl, 35, witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor office window directly above […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

    Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

    Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero after Ottawa shooting The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa update: Gunman shot by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms

    Ottawa update: Gunman shot by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms

    Reports of two or three gunmen in Ottawa A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms. The Hill remains under lockdown amid reports there may be two to three shooters, […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa update: Gunman killed, Harper safe

    Ottawa update: Gunman killed, Harper safe

    Ottawa shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. Eastern A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and people report hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Tory MP Bob Zimmer has tweeted that the gunman was shot and killed, but that report could not be […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa – Soldier shot, gunshots in Parliament

    Ottawa – Soldier shot, gunshots in Parliament

    Details of Ottawa crisis still sketchy A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. with a report of shots fired. Witnesses reported seeing […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canadian soldiers run over in Quebec by ‘radicalized’ man

    Canadian soldiers run over in Quebec by ‘radicalized’ man

    Police warn it’s too early to speculate on why driver drove into Canadian soldiers One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car on Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. The soldier’s name was not released at the request of the family. The second soldier’s injuries were […]

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    | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local

Northeast Calgary shooting – house, car struck

Northeast Calgary shooting – house, car struck

Northeast Calgary shooting in community of Pineridge Calgary Police are investigating a northeast Calgary shooting in Rundle after a home and vehicle were struck by gunfire on Wednesday night. At about 11 p.m., CPS officers responded to the 5000 block of Rundlehorn Dr NE after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. When police arrived, they […]

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Aubrey Levin, psychiatrist convicted of sex assault

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Aubrey Levin, psychiatrist convicted of sex assault

Dr. Aubrey Levin found guilty in January, 2013, sentenced to five years The Supreme Court of Canada has shut the door on a psychiatrist’s request to appeal three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin of Calgary was found guilty by a jury in January 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison. […]

Three people injured in Calgary dog attacks, charges laid

Three people injured in Calgary dog attacks, charges laid

70-year old woman, Canada Post employee, cyclist injured in Calgary dog attacks A 70-year old woman, Canada Post employee and cyclist have been injured in separate Calgary dog attacks in the past week. The first attack occurred at about 5:30 p.m., on October 18.  A 70-year old woman was injured by an unsupervised pit bull […]

Provincial

Southern Alberta wind warning issued by Environment Canada

Southern Alberta wind warning issued by Environment Canada

Southern Alberta wind warning – gusts up to 90 Km/hr expected Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for some parts of southern Alberta, with blustery conditions expected to lessen, but continue overnight. Strong wind gusts up to 90 Km/hr are expected to occur in localized areas south of High River, along Highway 2. Environment Canada […]

Joseph Richard charged in September fatal Pincher Creek collision

Joseph Richard charged in September fatal Pincher Creek collision

Joseph Richard charged with impaired driving Pincher Creek RCMP have charged 40-year old Joseph Jean-Rene Richard following a fatal collision near Pincher Creek that claimed the life of a 49-year old woman. The collision occurred on September 6 on Highway 507, about five Km east of Pincher Creek. Cpl. Jeff Feist of the Pincher Creek RCMP […]

CFB Suffield elk won’t be culled – AB environment minister

CFB Suffield elk won’t be culled – AB environment minister

CFB Suffield elk herd will be managed by hunting, says Province Alberta has discouraging words for ranchers about a proposal to round up and kill thousands of wild elk that live on CFB Suffield rangeland, but jump fences to eat and trample private crops. Ranchers and community leaders say the growing elk herd at CFB Suffield […]

Business

Quebecor sells English papers to Postmedia Network for $316 million

Quebecor sells English papers to Postmedia Network for $316 million

Calgary Sun included in Postmedia deal Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced a deal to buy Sun Media Corp.’s English-language operations from Quebecor on Monday for $316 million in a deal that it says gives it the scale to compete in the changing media environment. Postmedia chief executive Paul Godfrey said Sun Media’s digital properties, including […]

Ask Tammy: Why do my parents make me save my money?

Ask Tammy: Why do my parents make me save my money?

Ask Tammy answers children’s questions  about money. Email questions to asktammy@thefinancialguides.com Dear Ask Tammy:  Whenever I get any money (allowance, Christmas, birthdays) my parents always make me split it up into my jars.  Why don’t they just let me do what I want with my money? – It’s My Money Dear It’s My Money:  It can […]

Possible CN Rail fines:  Ottawa says company not moving enough grain

Possible CN Rail fines: Ottawa says company not moving enough grain

CN Rail fines – company says demand has fallen Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. “As CN was […]

Canada

Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

BC Muslim Association agrees with Kenney, says radicalization has no place in Canada As Canada mourns two slain soldiers, the association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism […]

Nathan Cirillo riding Highway of Heroes on last trip home to Hamilton

Nathan Cirillo riding Highway of Heroes on last trip home to Hamilton

Thousands gather to pay their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Strains of “O Canada” mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton on Friday. The motorcade carrying the […]

Body of Nathan Cirillo to ride the Highway of Heroes to his Hamilton home today

Body of Nathan Cirillo to ride the Highway of Heroes to his Hamilton home today

Nathan Cirillo to get a full regimental funeral likely on Tuesday The body of a reservist gunned down at the National War Memorial this week in a shooting that all but paralyzed the nation’s capital was expected to arrive in his hometown of Hamilton via the Highway of Heroes on Friday evening, police said. The […]

Opinion

Ottawa shootings:  The day that didn’t change Canada

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.” […]

Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

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 […]

Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

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 […]

Politics

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Alberta NDP could make big gains in next election, says Rachel Notley Rachel Notley wasn’t even 10 years-old when she went on her first protest march. It was in the early 1970s, in Edmonton, with her mother Sandy. “She took me on some anti-war demonstration. I honestly can’t even remember what it was,” said Notley in an […]

Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber defeats Susanne DiCocco for CPC nomination Calgary PC MLA Len Webber, 53, is the new Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the new federal riding of Calgary Confederation. Len Webber tweeted last night that he won the nomination, defeating Susanne DiCocco for the right to represent Stephen Harper’s Tories in the upcoming 2015 election. Len Webber left provincial […]

Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta angered Albertans, says Prentice Premier Jim Prentice heaped scorn on former premier Alison Redford’s seven-figure signature Building Alberta branding campaign Thursday - and then he drove a stake through it. Prentice criticized the 300 Building Alberta signs that now crowd the Alberta landscape, announcing everything from road repairs to building start-ups and always including […]

Arts

George Wendt headlines ‘Fox on the Fairway’ – Stage West

George Wendt headlines ‘Fox on the Fairway’ – Stage West

George Wendt surprised people still recognize him from his days on TV sitcom “Cheers” Everybody knows his name. And while Stage West theatre may not be his usual stomping grounds, actor George Wendt (also known as, of course, the lovable Norm from “Cheers”) is making himself quite comfortable in Calgary during the run of the […]

Lyle Lovett coming to Edmonton and Calgary in Sept.

Lyle Lovett: Calgary – Monday Sept. 22, Edmonton Tuesday Sept. 23 A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums – and he returns to Alberta this September. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, […]

Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

Robin Williams starred in “The Crazy Ones” on CBS, which cancelled the show after one season The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent - what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t become a comedian? - and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a […]

Living

Sexy Halloween costumes for girls get thumbs down

Sexy Halloween costumes for girls get thumbs down

Parents say sexy Halloween costumes are too adult, not age-appropriate Dressing up as a witch may be a perennial favourite for many trick-or-treaters, but Emma Waverman found some of the sexy Halloween costumes were too adult for her liking when seeking one for her daughter last year. “It did take some effort to find something that […]

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage products may contain E-coli E-coli concerns have lead to a food recall in Alberta after four people became ill after eating products made by Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Calgary-based Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products. They’re recalling the Garlic, Garlic […]

Alberta Teachers Association proposes wrong fix for SLAs

Alberta Teachers Association proposes wrong fix for SLAs

Zwaagstra says Alberta Teachers Association proposal just as bad as the problem The Alberta Teachers Association has correctly identified a problem but in doing so it has missed the bigger picture. The Alberta Teachers Association is worried about administering the province’s new Student Learning Assessments (SLA) for Grade 3 students. They say that teachers do not […]

First Nations

BC First Nations mapping territories on Google Earth

BC First Nations mapping territories on Google Earth

Many BC First Nations have overlapping land claims Google Earth may soon be helping some of the most remote BC First Nations territories map their traditional territories as part of ongoing treaty discussions with the Canadian and BC governments. Google employees will be teaching members from about 70 First Nations across the country how to chart […]

First Nations Financial Transparency Act a good start

First Nations Financial Transparency Act a good start

Not all nations have complied with First Nations Financial Transparency Act July 29 was the deadline for First Nations to comply with the divisive First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA). The First Nations Financial Transparency Act requires First Nations all over Canada to post their audited financial statements and the salaries and benefits of elected officials on both […]

Phil Fontaine says First Nations partnering on resource projects

Phil Fontaine says First Nations partnering on resource projects

Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says attitudes shifting about resource development Phil Fontaine told an energy and environment roundtable in Calgary on Friday that he’s optimistic industry and First Nations can work together, though the acrimony surrounding high-profile projects like the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) may suggest […]

Health

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage products may contain E-coli E-coli concerns have lead to a food recall in Alberta after four people became ill after eating products made by Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Calgary-based Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products. They’re recalling the Garlic, Garlic […]

Health Canada banning some drugs from India

Health Canada banning some drugs from India

Health Canada move follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning imports from Apotex factory in Bangalore Health Canada says it is banning imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality. The agency took the action against Apotex Pharmachem India, Apotex Research Private Ltd. and IPCA Laboratories. It says it […]

Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

Canada at the forefront of Ebola research at national laboratory in Winnipeg When Dr. Frank Plummer talks about the first experimental Ebola drug used in an outbreak, he pronounces it “Zed Map.” “I do it consciously,” says Plummer, who retired this year after serving for nearly 14 years as the head of Canada’s National Microbiology […]

Comics

Sam’s World for Monday, October 6

Sam’s World for Monday, October 6

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. // Redirecting… cta-redirect.hubspot.com

Sam’s World for Wednesday, September 3

Sam’s World for Wednesday, September 3

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. // Redirecting… cta-redirect.hubspot.com

Sam’s World for Tuesday, August 26

Sam’s World for Tuesday, August 26

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. // Redirecting… cta-redirect.hubspot.com

Events

Early Music Voices presents Renaissance lute songs in Calgary

La Nef ensemble, American tenor Michael Slattery perform Renaissance lute compositions – Early Music Voices Early Music Voices presents a concert for Calgary fans of Celtic and Renaissance music featuring La Nef ensemble and American tenor Michael Slattery at Christ Church Elbow Park on Oct. 6. Was England’s first great composer actually Irish? La Nef ensemble and American […]

Kryosphere – Metal band on ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ tour

Metal Band Kryosphere tour stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer Formed in 2008 by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d), Kryosphere played its first show opening for Dead Jesus in 2009. And Beacon News is proud to provide a FREE download of the Kryosphere SOL EP (click here to access free download) […]

Quartet 2014 – Dazzling book readings in Calgary, Edmonton

Quartet 2014 – Dazzling book readings in Calgary, Edmonton

Quartet 2014 features Canadian writers David Bateman, Laurie MacFayden, Sharanpal Ruprai, Joan Shillington Four Canadian writers will be reading from their new works in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto this month as part of Quartet 2014 from Frontenac House Publishers. Quartet 2014 – Where and When: Sunday, September 7, 2-4 pm, Calgary John Dutton Theatre, 612 Macleod Trail SE […]