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U of C students coming to terms with Calgary mass murder

U of C students coming to terms with Calgary mass murder

Lives of five young people lost Tuesday in Calgary mass murder grieved Students at the University of Calgary are struggling to cope following the worst mass murder in the city’s history that left five young people dead and another facing five counts of first-degree murder. Five young people were celebrating the last day of classes […]

CPS charge Matthew de Grood with five counts of first degree murder

CPS charge Matthew de Grood with five counts of first degree murder

Matthew de Grood allegedly stabbed five U of C students at house party Tuesday morning Calgary Police have charged the son of a 33-year veteran of the force with five counts of first degree murder in the stabbing deaths of four men and one woman Tuesday morning. Matthew Douglas de Grood, 22, is in police […]

CPS charge Matthew de Grood with five counts of first-degree murder

CPS charge Matthew de Grood with five counts of first-degree murder

Matthew de Grood son of 33-year veteran of the Calgary Police Service Calgary police have charged a 22-year-old man in the stabbing deaths of five people. Matthew Douglas de Grood of Calgary is charged with five counts of first-degree murder. Police Chief Rick Hanson told reporters that he spoke with the suspect’s father, a 33-year veteran with the […]

Provincial

Wildrose says almost all AHS contracts sole-sourced, not tendered

Wildrose says almost all AHS contracts sole-sourced, not tendered

AHS contracts valued at almost $1 billion New documents released by the Wildrose party show that Alberta Health Services ran roughshod over its own policy to hand out almost a billion dollars in sole-sourced con The money bought medical products and expertise, food services and snow clearing, but also went toward yoga classes, aquarium maintenance, […]

Canadian oil sands crude and one Detroit neighbourhood

Canadian oil sands crude and one Detroit neighbourhood

Marathon refinery tooled up for Canadian oil sands crude, bought out its neighbours It looks like a ghost town, and Canadian oil sands crude helped build it. The burned-out, abandoned parcels of property in a west-end Detroit neighbourhood are the reverse image of an oil boom town – a ramshackle yin to the thriving yang of […]

Rob Anders falls to Ron Leipert in Calgary Signal Hill

Rob Anders falls to Ron Leipert in Calgary Signal Hill

Rob Anders loses bitterly fought nomination contest Ron Liepert has defeated Rob Anders, the self-proclaimed “poster boy” for blue Conservatives, in the battle for the Conservative nomination in the rejigged riding of Calgary Signal Hill, Alberta. Liepert, who is 64 and a former member of the Alberta legislature, thought he had left public service in […]

Business

Here’s what to do about the Heartbleed bug

Here’s what to do about the Heartbleed bug

Southern Alberta Better Business Bureau offers tips for businesses and consumers Unless you’ve been vacationing on a tropical island for the past few days, you’ve likely heard of the “Heartbleed” bug, a computer security vulnerability that can reveal the contents of a server’s memory and expose private data such as user names, passwords and even […]

Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Finnish security team discovered Heartbleed virus A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. The breakdown revealed this week affects […]

Air Canada Wi-Fi installation begins on North American fleet in May

Air Canada Wi-Fi installation begins on North American fleet in May

Air Canada Wi-Fi outfitted on 29 aircraft this year Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it will become the first Canadian airline to offer its customers Wi-Fi connectivity on its aircraft across North America. The company will begin installing the system later this spring and expects 29 aircraft to be outfitted with Wi-Fi service by […]

Canada

First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

Proposed alternative for Northern Gateway would be backed by First Nations A First Nations energy company backed by the owners of the Vancouver Canucks is pitching an alternative to the Northern Gateway Pipeline, just days after Enbridge’s $6.5 billion project was rejected in a non-binding plebiscite by residents of Kitimat, B.C. The new alternative — […]

900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

Heartbleed bug infiltration extends tax deadline to May 5 The federal tax agency says the social insurance numbers of roughly 900 people were stolen from its systems, which were left vulnerable by the so-called Heartbleed bug. The Canada Revenue Agency blocked public access to its online services for several days last week until it addressed the security […]

Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

Avalanche near Golden Friday afternoon Golden and District Search and Rescue were called in to rescue a woman who was caught in an avalanche near Golden on Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., GADSAR responded to Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows located in the Selkirk Mountains after a report about the woman in the avalanche. […]

Opinion

Medical tourism not the answer for cash-strapped health system

Medical tourism not the answer for cash-strapped health system

Medical tourism hardly the cash cow many make it out to be By Colleen Flood So it looks like the ‘magic bullet’ solution has been found at last to cure Canada’s healthcare woes: medical tourism. Last week, Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital defended its position to court affluent medical patients from other countries who can afford to […]

Alberta faces deluge of angst and criticism over floods

Alberta faces deluge of angst and criticism over floods

Did Alberta energy development contribute to 2013 floods? By Shaun Polczer It’s springtime in Alberta, and the air is full of angst. It’s been a long winter, with sub-zero temperatures persisting well into April. Now that the ice and snow are finally beginning to melt, thoughts are returning to last spring’s floods in Calgary and […]

Tories’ Fair Elections Act targets Chief Electoral Officer

Tories’ Fair Elections Act targets Chief Electoral Officer

International scholars fear Canada may lose credibility if Fair Elections Act passes Troy Media – by Doreen Barrie The Fair Elections Act, which the federal government is trying to fast track through Parliament, is so deeply flawed that minor tinkering won’t fix it. I won’t go into the details of the many provisions of the […]

Politics

Alison Redford criticized by PC party brass

Alison Redford criticized by PC party brass

PC Party in turmoil over Alison Redford controversies Alberta Premier Alison Redford is facing more criticism from within her party ahead of a weekend meeting of Tory executives. The president of a Progressive Conservative riding association in northeast Edmonton said Friday that Alison Redford has to resign or the party will lose the next election. Steve Robson, who heads […]

Macleod nod won by only candidate not backed by gun lobby

Macleod nod won by only candidate not backed by gun lobby

National Firearms Assoc. endorsed other three candidates for Conservative nomination in Macleod riding By Bill Graveland   John Barlow was literally the odd man out in the battle for the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Macleod that was fuelled by a debate over gun rights and the RCMP`s seizure of firearms from evacuated […]

Fair Elections Act criticized by Preston Manning

Fair Elections Act criticized by Preston Manning

Poll says more Canadians know about Fair Elections Act, the less they like it Elder conservative statesman Preston Manning is chiding the Harper government about the Fair Elections Act at the same time a new poll suggests many Canadians aren’t fond of it either. In a speech to his namesake convention on Saturday, former Reform Party leader  Manning […]

Arts

Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

Stephen Colbert takes over for 67-year old Letterman in 2015 Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show With David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. “I never dreamed that […]

Elton John – 40th anniversary of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John – 40th anniversary of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John at the top of his game and sounding better than ever One of the reasons “classic rock” doesn’t die is because the music industry keeps reviving it – like the Elton John masterpiece Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Happily, the four-CD, one-DVD set to commemorate the album’s 40th anniversary is more than mere record label recycling. Included […]

New ‘Fargo’ series will feel familiar to fans of Coen brothers’ film

New ‘Fargo’ series will feel familiar to fans of Coen brothers’ film

Fargo shot in and around Calgary The presence of a wood chipper cannot be confirmed or denied. But cast members of the new “Fargo” television series say there’s much that will feel familiar to fans of the 1996 Coen brothers’ film that inspired it. “It’s definitely the same tone and the same vibe as the […]

Living

Comic book nice guy, Archie Andrews killed off in July edition

Comic book nice guy, Archie Andrews killed off in July edition

Archie Andrews dies while saving a friend in “Life with Archie” comic Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July instalment of “Life with Archie,” a comic book series that […]

Kids should be vaccinated against measles says Alberta health minister

Kids should be vaccinated against measles says Alberta health minister

In Wabasca health region, measles vaccination rates were as low as 42 per cent in 2012 Alberta’s health minister says parents should have their children vaccinated against measles to protect them and other youngsters from the contagious illness. Fred Horne says it’s important for the government to raise awareness, but it is also an issue […]

Alberta hip and knee replacement wait times down

Alberta hip and knee replacement wait times down

Hip and knee replacement program exceeds AHS goals Thanks to a new Alberta Health Services program, Albertans are waiting less time for hip and knee replacement, and going home sooner after their procedures. Kelly Anhelher is among the thousands of Albertans who have benefited from the Hip and Knee Replacement Program. He says his quality of life […]

First Nations

First Nations Bank: $300 million in assets and growing

First Nations Bank: $300 million in assets and growing

First Nations Bank far more successful than federal program it replaced By Don Marks    There has always been this big bulge in Manitoba’s population graphs that reflects so-called baby boomers. During the 1960s most of the people in Canada were under 25, and now they are approaching old age and carrying their bulging numbers with […]

Aboriginal women’s councils created by province to meet goals

Aboriginal women’s councils created by province to meet goals

Aboriginal women’s councils expected to be “strong” voice for aboriginal concerns The creation of two new aboriginal women’s councils is being heralded by Premier Alison Redford as a way to help the economic and social aspirations of aboriginal women in Alberta. “We want aboriginal women to achieve their goals and seize opportunities in Alberta’s growing […]

First Nations – Canada’s epic failure rooted in history

First Nations – Canada’s epic failure rooted in history

Canadian First Nations isolated by governments, society By Mark Taliano   Canada’s relationship with First Nations peoples is a rapidly accelerating failure, borne of its contempt for international and national law, and an overarching moral weakness, outgrowths of its atrophied sense of self. Selective historical amnesia (and the rewriting of history) urges us to forget […]

Health

Kids should be vaccinated against measles says Alberta health minister

Kids should be vaccinated against measles says Alberta health minister

In Wabasca health region, measles vaccination rates were as low as 42 per cent in 2012 Alberta’s health minister says parents should have their children vaccinated against measles to protect them and other youngsters from the contagious illness. Fred Horne says it’s important for the government to raise awareness, but it is also an issue […]

Alberta hip and knee replacement wait times down

Alberta hip and knee replacement wait times down

Hip and knee replacement program exceeds AHS goals Thanks to a new Alberta Health Services program, Albertans are waiting less time for hip and knee replacement, and going home sooner after their procedures. Kelly Anhelher is among the thousands of Albertans who have benefited from the Hip and Knee Replacement Program. He says his quality of life […]

Are steroids for you? You might be surprised…

Are steroids for you? You might be surprised…

Steroids commonly used to relieve inflammation from joints, muscles By Dr. Paul Martiquet   Say the word steroids and many people automatically think of sport cheaters and oversized hulking athletes. That is not what we’re going to talk about (and not the same thing at all). Steroids (short for corticosteroid) are used to treat pain from […]

Comics

Sam’s World for Tuesday, April 15

Sam’s World for Tuesday, April 15

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.  

Sam’s World for Monday, April 7

Sam’s World for Monday, April 7

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.    

Sam’s World for Tuesday, April 1

Sam’s World for Tuesday, April 1

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.  

Events

Celebrate Easter at Earl’s Good Friday and Easter Monday brunch

Celebrate Easter at Earl’s Good Friday and Easter Monday brunch

Earl’s holiday brunch has something for every bunny This Good Friday and Easter Monday, Earl’s will create a delicious holiday brunch for you and your family.  And they’ll do the dishes. At all locations of Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, everyone is invited to attend a delectable weekend brunch that will feature irresistible fresh, made-from-scratch cuisine. […]

Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions present Closer

Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions present Closer

Closer, 1997 play by Patrick Marber, runs until April 5 They say love conquers all, but does it really or does it just complicate the heart? The beautiful yet twisted minds of Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth productions are bringing Closer, the award-winning 1997 play by Patrick Marber, to the Calgary stage. Some […]

Freezin’ For a Reason – polar plunge supports Special Olympics

Freezin’ For a Reason – polar plunge supports Special Olympics

Freezin’ For a Reason Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser Over 60 people are expected to brave the frigid waters of a northwest Calgary lake on Sunday in support of Special Olympics. Freezin’ For a Reason, the second annual Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge is happening at Arbour Lake Sunday afternoon between noon and […]