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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 […]

Justin McKinnon-Blomme missing, last seen Sept. 24

Justin McKinnon-Blomme missing, last seen Sept. 24

Justin McKinnon-Blomme last seen at about 10:30 p.m., September 24 Calgary Police are looking to the public for assistance in locating Justin McKinnon-Blomme, a 21-year old man who has been missing since the evening of Wednesday, September 24. CPS investigators have determined that Justin attended a house party during the afternoon and evening. It is […]

Two Alberta seniors charged after Conrich chop shop bust

Two Alberta seniors charged after Conrich chop shop bust

$250K in stolen goods discovered in Conrich chop shop bust Calgary Police along with the RCMP Auto Theft Section concluded a three-month long investigation into an alleged rural chop shop last week and arrested two southern Alberta seniors in connection with the operation. As a result of the investigation, police discovered allegedly stolen goods stored […]

Provincial

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 […]

Gleichen RCMP officer facing assault, unlawful confinement charges

Gleichen RCMP officer facing assault, unlawful confinement charges

Gleichen RCMP officer ID’d as Cst. Todd Depagie An RCMP constable from the Gleichen RCMP is on the other side of the law, facing charges as a result of a complaint from the public following an arrest last year. On Thursday, Cst. Todd Depagie of the Gleichen RCMP was charged with assault causing bodily harm […]

Alberta Ebola readiness: AB chief medical health officer tries to reassure citizens

Alberta Ebola readiness: AB chief medical health officer tries to reassure citizens

Possible Alberta Ebola cases can be quickly tested at provincial lab Alberta’s chief medical health officer is trying to reassure people that the province is ready to deal with potential cases of Ebola. Dr. James Talbot says four hospitals have been designated to deal with the deadly virus, two in Edmonton and two in Calgary. He […]

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

Nathan Cirillo ID’d as victim in Ottawa War Memorial shooting

Nathan Cirillo ID’d as victim in Ottawa War Memorial shooting

Nathan Cirillo joined cadets at 13 and later became a reservist A soldier shot and killed in Ottawa on Wednesday was a reservist who was only on a short-term posting at the National War Memorial, relatives and other sources said. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, of Hamilton, was gunned down as he and another soldier stood guard at the cenotaph. […]

Remains of six babies found in Winnipeg storage locker: woman charged

Remains of six babies found in Winnipeg storage locker: woman charged

Winnipeg storage locker searched, Andrea Giesbrecht charged Police have charged a woman who was renting a storage locker where the remains of six babies were found, but they say it could be months before they know who the infants were or how they died. Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested outside her home in north Winnipeg. Const. Eric […]

Quebec terror linked attack suspect arrested in summer, say RCMP

Quebec terror linked attack suspect arrested in summer, say RCMP

Quebec terror suspect ID’d as Martin Couture-Rouleau The man police say deliberately drove a car into two soldiers in a “despicable act” the government linked to terrorist ideology had been arrested by RCMP this summer as he was getting ready to leave the country, a spokeswoman for the federal police force said Tuesday. Supt. Martine […]

Opinion

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 […]

Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

Alberta coal industry monitored by ground, satellite monitors Troy Media by Michelle Stirling-Anosh  Over a decade ago, Dr. Ross McKitrick, economist from the University of Guelph, ran an experiment. At the time, eco-activists were demanding a shut-down of coal-fired power plants, claiming emissions were killing children who had asthma. McKitrick took the Illness Cost of […]

Canadian grocery stores reinvented to suit vastly different demands

Canadian grocery stores reinvented to suit vastly different demands

Canadian grocery stores adapt to meet seniors’, millennials, different ethnic needs and food trends By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media For decades, Canadian consumers have been accustomed to the traditional grocery store where you purchase most of your groceries under one roof once a week or every other week. That model, which emerged in the 1960s, is […]

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 […]