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Olympic champ Kaillie Humphries leads Calgary Stampede parade

Olympic champ Kaillie Humphries leads Calgary Stampede parade

250,000 people watched the Calgary Stampede parade CALGARY – Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries sported a gold-medal smile Friday as she presided over the kickoff to the Calgary Stampede. An estimated 250,000 people took the morning off work, donned cowboy hats, boots and jeans, and lined up early for the parade, which marks the beginning of […]

July 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rick Hanson under investigation for conflict of interest

Rick Hanson under investigation for conflict of interest

Former CPS chief Rick Hanson says he’s ready for ASIRT interview Calgary’s former police chief says he can’t understand why Alberta government investigators are looking into conflict-of-interest allegations over the deployment of officers to a district in the city. Rick Hanson said he made the decision about the officers on his last day on the job […]

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Two arrested in Calgary drug investigation, third man wanted

Two arrested in Calgary drug investigation, third man wanted

Matthew Watson wanted on warrants in Calgary drug investigation A six-month long investigation into what Calgary Police are calling a dial-a-dope investigation has led to the arrest of two men and the seizure of over $43,000 in drugs. A third man remains at large.  Along with the arrests, warrants in connection with the Calgary drug […]

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Provincial

Tristan Wesley charged in murder of Morley man

Tristan Wesley charged in murder of Morley man

Tristan Wesley charged in murder of 55-year old man RCMP report Tristan Wesley, a 27-year old Morley man, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 55-year old man whose body was found lying beside Highway 1 late Wednesday night. Sgt. Josée Valiquette of the RCMP says Wesley has also been charged […]

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Olds house fire victims ID’d, fire deemed non-suspicious

Olds house fire victims ID’d, fire deemed non-suspicious

Gery, Lori Fuchs victims in Olds house fire Olds RCMP report that 62-year old Gery Fuchs and 59-year old Lori Fuchs have been identified as the two victims in an Olds house fire early this week. The fire at the rural home located south of the town was reported to emergency services at about 4 a.m. […]

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Man’s body found on Highway 1 west of Morley

Man’s body found on Highway 1 west of Morley

Investigation into Morley area suspicious death underway Cochrane RCMP are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying on the side of Highway 1, west of Morley late Wednesday night. Sgt. Darlene White of the Cochrane RCMP says at about 11:45 p.m. on July 1, police and EMS responded to a call […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Paul Bernardo applies for day parole, victims families devastated

Paul Bernardo applies for day parole, victims families devastated

Despite parole application, Paul Bernardo parole will likely not see the outside world again TORONTO – Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo’s murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. […]

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Vancouver Island homeless man heralded for turning in found money donates reward

Vancouver Island homeless man heralded for turning in found money donates reward

Vancouver homeless man pays reward forward and is hoping for a job A Vancouver Island online media company is hoping to help a homeless senior find a job after he selflessly donated reward money he received to a local charity.  The Langford man says instead of the cash, he only wants to work. The man’s story recently captured national media […]

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Giving citizens the Canadian pension system they need

Giving citizens the Canadian pension system they need

A few (but important) tweaks to existing Canadian pension and income tax laws required By Robert L. Brown for Troy Media What do Canadians want out of a national pension system?  I think it’s safe to guess they want at least the following: a system that can be trusted, the lowest cost possible, high rates […]

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Calgary vaping ban: City council should butt out

Calgary vaping ban: City council should butt out

No scientific or health-related reason for Calgary vaping ban By Derek James From for Troy Media Calgary City Council’s proposed ban on vaping – a practice that mimics cigarette smoking using atomized vapour – in public is giving me déjà vu. You may remember that in 2013 councillors discussed banning shark fins even though they […]

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Is Stephen Harper giving away Canadian sovereignty?

Is Stephen Harper giving away Canadian sovereignty?

Canadian sovereignty ‘handed out’ in FIPA, CETA, TPP By Gus Van Harten for Troy Media TORONTO – What do the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress have in common? They both have done more to protect Canadian sovereignty than our House of Commons. Since winning a majority in 2011, the Harper government has been giving […]

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Failings of monetarism giving rise to new economy of wellbeing

Failings of monetarism giving rise to new economy of wellbeing

The end monetarism means and end of economics as we know it By Robert McGarvey for Troy Media The future for Alberta is filled with promise, but with the end of oil in sight realizing that promise will require new thinking and a radically different approach. The world is changing. And while many of these changes […]

June 17, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

John Heaney, former chief of staff for the BC NDP hired by Notley Premier Rachel Notley is being criticized for appointing a high-level NDP political operator to a top job with Alberta’s non-partisan civil service. Opposition Wildrose critic Derek Fildebrandt says John Heaney’s record as a “party apparatchik” for the NDP in British Columbia raises […]

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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 […]

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