Local

12-year old boy injured in NE Calgary pedestrian/SUV collision

12-year old boy injured in NE Calgary pedestrian/SUV collision

Speed a factor in Calgary pedestrian/SUV collision A 12-year old boy is in hospital recovering from injuries he suffered after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in northeast Calgary Wednesday morning. The Calgary pedestrian/SUV collision occurred at about 7:40 a.m. on 4 St NE near Huntstrom Dr NE. Calgary Police report […]

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dean Vigon, Calgary b-ball coach jailed for sexual exploitation

Dean Vigon, Calgary b-ball coach jailed for sexual exploitation

Dean Vigon pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation, making child pornography, luring A former Calgary basketball coach who admitted to a sexual relationship with one of his female players has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. Dean Matthew Vigon was sentenced Thursday in Court of Queen’s Bench after he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation, making […]

January 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
CPS Guns and Gangs Unit lays charges in 3 shootings

CPS Guns and Gangs Unit lays charges in 3 shootings

Guns and Gangs Unit says three shootings were targeted The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit has wrapped up investigations into three recent shootings that police believe were all targeted incidents and two of the shootings may be linked. On Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, a number of patrons were thrown out of a bar […]

January 23, 2015 | By | Reply More

Provincial

Lethbridge drug bust – four charged, drugs, cash, weapons seized

Lethbridge drug bust – four charged, drugs, cash, weapons seized

Lethbridge drug bust at south side home The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team reports four people have been arrested and drugs, cash and weapons have been seized as a result of a Lethbridge drug bust last week. On Friday, Jan. 23, officers with the Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members executed a search warrant […]

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200 injured, malnourished, dehydrated dogs from Milk River property

200 injured, malnourished, dehydrated dogs from Milk River property

Alberta SPCA investigating Milk River property The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society has seized 200 dogs in what it is calling one of the worst cases of neglect it has ever seen. A society spokeswoman says the dogs taken from a property in Milk River were emaciated, dehydrated and with badly matted fur. Deanna Thompson […]

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tsuu T’ina water supply alert issued for some homes

Tsuu T’ina water supply alert issued for some homes

Tsuu T’ina water supply alert issued after water main break Officials on the Tsuu T’ina Reserve issued a water supply alert Tuesday morning after a water main break in the area caused a disruption of potable water service to some homes and buildings. The Tsuu T’ina water supply alert was issued just before 11 a.m. on […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More

Business

Is Ontario able to take back job as Canada’s economic engine?

Is Ontario able to take back job as Canada’s economic engine?

Industrial landscape of Ontario has changed Inside his humming facility on the outskirts of Ottawa, Mark Perry’s operation pumps out specialized plastic products, everything from patented storm-drain basins to giant toy guns for water parks. For this Ontario manufacturer, business is growing. Soon it might even be looking to hire. Perry can count himself among […]

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Target checks out of Canada, plans to wind down 133 stores

Target checks out of Canada, plans to wind down 133 stores

Target stores to remain open during liquidation Less than two years after Target Corp. threw open the doors of its first Canadian stores with grand expectations, the discount retailer is retreating back to the United States in defeat. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday it has decided to wind up its money-losing operations in Canada, a move […]

January 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Secure credit card management tips from the BBB

Secure credit card management tips from the BBB

Credit card management important to protect yourself from identity theft Attention all shoppers: The Better Business Bureau is releasing a list of tips to assist consumers in credit card management. Credit card fraud is the second most common form of identity theft.  One critical part of credit card management is the safe disposal of old credit cards […]

January 13, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Western Canada serial robber: RCMP release photos

Western Canada serial robber: RCMP release photos

Western Canada serial robber believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies A number of RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC are working on a joint investigation into a number of armed bank robberies since early December that may have been committed by the same. Lethbridge Regional Police Service are also involved in the search […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Freezing rain, avalanche control closes some AB, BC highways

Freezing rain, avalanche control closes some AB, BC highways

AB, BC highways closed due to winter conditions UPDATE:  Highway 1 through Glacier National Park has been reopened to traffic following avalanche control operations. AMA Road Reports and DriveBC are warning motorists that some Alberta and BC highways are currently closed or will be closed for a period of time on Monday. Highway 93 connecting Lake […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dark days ahead for supply management

Dark days ahead for supply management

Drop in milk price presages threat from CETA to supply management By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Dark days are ahead for supply management in Canada. For the first time in 22 years, the Canadian Dairy Commission has decided to reduce the price of milk at farmgate by 1 per cent. The price reductions will […]

January 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Instead of electioneering, Jim Prentice knows what should be done

Instead of electioneering, Jim Prentice knows what should be done

Jim Prentice should be enhancing province’s welfare By Phil Elder for Troy Media What does the collapse of Alberta’s opposition parties mean? First, Rachel Notley’s NDP has to be seen as the big winner. What other opposition party has the record, the money and organization? She’ll get more seats, at least in Edmonton. Not so much […]

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ontario greenbelt could drive up home prices, reduce land value

Ontario greenbelt could drive up home prices, reduce land value

Ontario greenbelt – a plan to reign in urban growth By Kenneth P. Green, Ian Herzog and Josef Filipowicz Canada’s largest cities are growing rapidly and what were once sparsely populated rural areas are quickly becoming city neighbourhoods. Driving north of Toronto, for example, brings you through cities like Vaughan and Brampton, which have more than doubled […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

Many studies on the Mediterranean diet, none definitive By Dr. John Sloan, Family physician for Troy Media It’s hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t hate junk food. And an awful lot of people also swear by something called the Mediterranean Diet, often considered junk food’s opposite. Everyone is convinced: junk food is killing; […]

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Families in $30K- $60K bracket benefit least in Tory family plan

Families in $30K- $60K bracket benefit least in Tory family plan

Tory family plan includes income splitting component Families with kids and incomes between $30,000 and $60,000 this year will receive the smallest average relief -by far – from the Harper government’s controversial family tax-and-benefit measures, internal Finance Department numbers reveal. The government’s own breakdown shows families within that income bracket in 2015 will receive average relief of $660, […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Premiers Prentice, Wall not travelling to Ottawa premiers’ meeting

Premiers Prentice, Wall not travelling to Ottawa premiers’ meeting

Christy Clark will be west’s representative at Ottawa premiers’ meeting Two western conservative premiers, Alberta’s Jim Prentice and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, will not be in attendance at this week’s Ottawa premiers’ meeting. B.C.’s Christy Clark says she’ll represent the West at Friday’s Council of the Federation get-together, where the impact of sliding oil prices on […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Derek Fildebrandt announces run for Wildrose in Strathmore-Brooks

Derek Fildebrandt announces run for Wildrose in Strathmore-Brooks

Derek Fildebrandt may run for leader of Wildrose A onetime spokesman for a taxpayer lobby group says he is getting public pressure to seek the leadership of the Alberta Wildrose party, but he has yet to make his decision. Derek Fildebrandt, former communications director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, held a news conference Monday in […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More