Local

NW Calgary dog attack seriously injures five-year old boy

NW Calgary dog attack seriously injures five-year old boy

Calgary dog attack Tuesday afternoon A five-year old boy was rushed to hospital for treatment of significant injuries to his face after he was attacked by a dog in his northwest Calgary home Tuesday afternoon. According to Stuart Brideaux of Alberta Health Services, the attack occurred at a home in the 6900 block of Ranchero […]

September 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Theodore de kaucher missing, CPS search for man suffering from dementia

Theodore de kaucher missing, CPS search for man suffering from dementia

Theodore de Kaucher missing since Sunday afternoon Calgary Police have issued a public plea for assistance in locating Theodore de Kaucher, a man in his early 80’s who has been missing since Sunday afternoon. According to the CPS, Theodore left his Glendale area home to get lunch and did not return. Theodore suffers from dementia […]

August 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Man charged in fatal SE Calgary pedestrian collision

Man charged in fatal SE Calgary pedestrian collision

SE Calgary pedestrian collision kills one man A 66-year old man is facing multiple charges including impaired driving causing death after a fatal SE Calgary pedestrian collision on Sunday evening. The fatal crash involving a pickup truck and pedestrian occurred on Aug. 30 at about 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of 17 Ave SE and […]

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Provincial

Alberta child pornography suspects charged – victims as young as 6 mos. old

Alberta child pornography suspects charged – victims as young as 6 mos. old

Alberta child pornography investigation spanned seven months Police charged with the daunting task of investigating an alleged child pornography ring where some of the victims were merely infants have arrested and charged eight men from Alberta with multiple child pornography-related counts. Mike Tucker of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says some of the images seized depicted “extreme […]

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One person killed in High River crash, three injured

One person killed in High River crash, three injured

High River crash between 540 and 594 Ave High River RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle rollover collision south of High River that claimed the life of one man and sent three others to hospital. The High River crash occurred just before 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 2, about 10 Km south of […]

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crash west of Foremost involving swather, car kills two

Crash west of Foremost involving swather, car kills two

Crash west of Foremost Monday evening Bow Island RCMP report a man and woman in their 70’s are dead after the car they were traveling in collided with a swather near the village of Foremost on Monday evening. Cpl. Hal Turnbull, spokesperson for the RCMP says the crash west of Foremost occurred on Highway 61 near […]

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Business

Penn West, Conoco Phillips Canada cut 900 jobs, mostly in Calgary

Penn West, Conoco Phillips Canada cut 900 jobs, mostly in Calgary

Companies’ Calgary workforce most impacted by Penn West cuts CALGARY – A fresh wave of layoffs is hitting the energy sector as two oil and gas companies cut a total of 900 jobs, mostly in Calgary. Penn West Petroleum is cutting its workforce by 35 per cent for a loss of over 400 full-time employees and contractors. And […]

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Scotiabank CEO touts cheap oil positives as lender wraps week of bank earnings

Scotiabank CEO touts cheap oil positives as lender wraps week of bank earnings

Cheap oil prices a benefit to many Canadian industries: Scotiabank CEO TORONTO – Concerns about the prolonged decline in the value of crude have left a dark cloud hanging over the banks, but the chief executive of Scotiabank is stressing the positive effects of oil prices on parts of the country’s economy. “Mining and oil and gas […]

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil price up 10 pct: Lifted by resurgent stocks, US economic growth

Oil price up 10 pct: Lifted by resurgent stocks, US economic growth

Oil price up – highest gain since 2008 NEW YORK- North American markets surged for a second consecutive session Thursday as investors continued to buy up stocks beaten down in a six-day sell-off that started over a week ago amid fears of a major slowdown in China’s economy. In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index, up more […]

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Canadian election: Leaders return to campaign trail as markets, dollar totter

Canadian election: Leaders return to campaign trail as markets, dollar totter

Canadian election focus turns to finances from Duffy trial OTTAWA – A precipitous drop in North American stock markets sparked fresh debate on the federal campaign trail Monday about which leader would be the best choice to manage Canada’s finances. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 768.5 points shortly after markets opened, before rallying to close down 420.93 […]

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian election: Harper, Mulcair on defence in leaders’ debate

Canadian election: Harper, Mulcair on defence in leaders’ debate

Quebec separation, economy topics in Canadian election debate OTTAWA – Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded Thursday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign. Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” […]

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
HitchBOT creators mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

HitchBOT creators mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

HitchBOT destroyed in Philadelphia TORONTO – Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia over the weekend. But there may be another chance at life for the child-sized travelling robot. HitchBOT’s co-creators Frauke […]

August 4, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

“Disabled voters don’t need healthcare bureaucrats’ permission to have civil rights” By Paul Caune One of the tricks the BC Government uses to not meet the reasonable expectations of disabled voters is asserting that such expectations are either against policy or unreasonable. When the Government asserts that what disabled voters want is impossible, more often […]

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wait times drag Canadian health care outcomes down

Wait times drag Canadian health care outcomes down

It will take political courage to improve Canada’s health care system By Robert L. Brown for Troy Media I spent my life teaching actuarial science at a university. As a result, I calculated lots of numbers: averages, expected values, variances. But, they were only numbers. What I didn’t see was the individual human story behind […]

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Disabled Voters Need To Stop Being Nice

Disabled Voters Need To Stop Being Nice

Disabled voters face sea of red tape By Paul Caune  Governments of various stripes have claimed they have cut the red tape strangling the citizens, yet disabled voters remain up to their chins in a bureaucratic swamp. One of the heaviest burdens put on disabled voters by our Government is the ordeal of endless meetings.  […]

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Trudeau says Harper should fire staffers who knew of Duffy scheme

Trudeau says Harper should fire staffers who knew of Duffy scheme

Harper told reporters Friday that the “vast majority’” of his staff didn’t know about the plan. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Prime Minister Stephen Harper should fire some of his senior staffers. It’s over revelations this week about the $90,000 payment from Harper’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright to cover Sen. Mike Duffy’s questioned expenses. […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3

Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3

Jim Prentice stepped down as Calgary-Foothills MLA on night of NDP election victory EDMONTON _ Voters in the Calgary Foothills constituency will go to the polls on Sept. 3 to elect a member of the Alberta legislature. NDP Premier Rachel Notley announced the date Thursday and defended the timing, given the federal election campaign will be in […]

August 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian election: What’s in a name?

Canadian election: What’s in a name?

Canadian election off to a snarky start TORONTO – Call political leaders what you will, especially when they interrupt summer vacation, but the debate Tuesday seemed all about what they call each other. Justin or Trudeau? Tom or Thomas? Prime minister or Conservative leader? And they say an election campaign isn’t the time to discuss serious issues. […]

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