Local

Nathan O’Brien, grandparents murder trial won’t begin for 18 months

Nathan O’Brien, grandparents murder trial won’t begin for 18 months

Douglas Garland charged in murder of five-year old Nathan O’Brien CALGARY – A trial for a man accused of killing Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathy Liknes, in June of last year won’t begin for another 18 months. Douglas Garland, 55, was arrested in 2014 following the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and […]

July 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
SE Calgary motorcycle collision kills man

SE Calgary motorcycle collision kills man

SE Calgary motorcycle collision on 18 St Calgary Police believe speed and driver inexperience are to blame for a fatal SE motorcycle collision on Thursday night. The collision occurred the southeast Calgary neighbourhood of Quarry Park at about 9:30 p.m., on July 23 in the 10200 block of 18 St SE. Investigators believe the motorcycle […]

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Calgary tornado warning issued – Bridlewood, Shawnessy in path of twister

Calgary tornado warning issued – Bridlewood, Shawnessy in path of twister

Calgary tornado warning issued by Environment Canada UPDATE:  The Calgary tornado warning issued earlier on Wednesday has ended. Environment Canada has issued a Calgary tornado warning. Meteorologists with the agency report at 1 p.m.,  severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted on Doppler RADAR southwest of the city. The storm is moving at […]

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Provincial

Multiple crashes west of Brooks, semi fire close Highway 1

Multiple crashes west of Brooks, semi fire close Highway 1

Crashes west of Brooks Tuesday night Brooks RCMP are continuing to investigate a string of crashes west of Brooks that sent one woman to hospital with serious injuries and forced the closure of the Trans Canada Highway Tuesday night. Initially, fire and police personnel responded to a report of a semi truck on fire west of […]

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Crash west of Bow Island kills woman – alcohol may have been a factor

Crash west of Bow Island kills woman – alcohol may have been a factor

Two vehicle crash west of Bow Island Bow Island RCMP believe alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal two-vehicle crash west of Bow Island Saturday afternoon. The crash west of Bow Island occurred just after 2 p.m. on Highway 3, approximately two Km west of Bow Island. According to the RCMP, investigators believe […]

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Collision west of Bowden on Sunday sends six people to hospital

Collision west of Bowden on Sunday sends six people to hospital

Collision west of Bowden on Highway 587 Olds RCMP are investigating to determine if speed and alcohol were factors in a two-vehicle collision west of Bowden on Sunday afternoon that sent six people to hospital. Cst. Kurtis Milbrandt of the Olds RCMP says the crash occurred on July 19 at about 4:40 p.m. on Highway 587, approximately one Km […]

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Business

Energy East pipeline will cost more than $12B: TransCanada

Energy East pipeline will cost more than $12B: TransCanada

TransCanada decision to relocate proposed terminal in Cacouna, Que costly CALGARY – It’s looking like the Energy East project is going to get more expensive. TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), the company planning to build the controversial cross-Canada oil pipeline, had been estimating it would cost $12 billion. But on Friday, it warned that figure is expected to grow. On a […]

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Exxon profit falls by half to $4.2B, but oil production soars

Exxon profit falls by half to $4.2B, but oil production soars

Exxon refining, chemical operations performed well NEW YORK – Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company’s oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged. The company posted net income for the second quarter of $4.19 billion, down 52 per […]

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Alberta economy: Province needs to nurture its economic gazelles

Alberta economy: Province needs to nurture its economic gazelles

Stop talking about diversifying the Alberta economy – start talking about broadening the economic base By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media EDMONTON, AB – A colleague suggested to me recently that Alberta should stop talking about diversifying its economy. Instead, he said, we should talk about broadening the economic base. He is right. Of course, the […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

Texas A&M to help band clear reserve of war training ordnance material VANCOUVER – Ten members from British Columbia’s Okanagan Indian Band have been selected for specialized training to learn how to rid their reserve of the buried bullets and bombs that have accumulated over a century. Military training dating back to the Boer War has littered […]

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VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

Downtown Eastside Vancouver locals quickly accepted undercover officer A 30-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department recently went undercover as a wheelchair bound person in an effort to identify a suspect preying on vulnerable people in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Instead, VPD Staff Sgt. Mark Horsley says he and his colleagues discovered that the much-maligned community was filled with honest, caring people. […]

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Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

Orange is the new green in Saskatchewan forest fire battle MONTREAL LAKE, Sask. – “Watch out for the widowmakers!” The platoon commander shouts the warning to about 200 soldiers slogging their way through the dense brush, blackened trees and smouldering ash in the tiny First Nations community of Montreal Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Saskatoon. A […]

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Opinion

Environmentalists turning their backs on Atlantic Canadian prosperity

Environmentalists turning their backs on Atlantic Canadian prosperity

Ideology of radical environmentalists hurting the region’s economic prospects By Marco Navarro-Genie for Troy Media HALIFAX, NS – Canadians everywhere have a critical role to play in keeping Canada’s economy moving forward. But while continuing to abide by our already excellent environmental standards, we must also ensure that radical environmentalists do not impair our chances […]

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Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

Dropping the euro won’t end Greece’s misery By Constantine Passaris for Troy Media Fishermen around the world have an expression: it’s time to cut bait and start fishing. Clearly the contemporary leadership of the European Union (EU) are not even amateur fishermen. The EU leaders’ summit last weekend was billed as decision time for the […]

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Alberta NDP need a David Dodge to guide Alberta Education

Alberta NDP need a David Dodge to guide Alberta Education

Alberta Education needs assessment of what matters most By Stephen Murgatroyd Premier Notley is making some smart moves. One of them was to ask former Governor of the Bank of Canada, David Dodge, to work with her on a financial strategy, especially given the challenging infrastructure needs of a fast growing Province. Dodge, together with others, […]

July 6, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Former premier Alison Redford says Tory loss not her fault: report

Former premier Alison Redford says Tory loss not her fault: report

Alison Redford called Prentice resignation a ‘surprising step’ EDMONTON – Former Alberta premier Alison Redford says in a published report that she doesn’t feel it’s her fault that the NDP was able to oust the Progressive Conservatives from almost 44 years in power. Redford responded with a simple “no” when CBC News asked her during an exclusive […]

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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 […]

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