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Man charged after CPS bust fake ID, credit card operation

Man charged after CPS bust fake ID, credit card operation

Fake ID, credit card operation busted at the end of Fraud Prevention Month Following a month-long investigation by the Calgary Police Service Economic Crimes Unit Fraud Team, one man has been arrested in connection with an alleged fake ID and credit card operation. On Thursday, March 26, police executed a search warrant at a home […]

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TFWs in low skilled jobs must start leaving Canada today

TFWs in low skilled jobs must start leaving Canada today

Word permits for thousands of TFWs expire Apr. 1 The clock ran out Wednesday for thousands of temporary foreign workers in Canada as work permits expired for those who have been in the country for more than four years. In 2011, the Conservative government set April 1, 2015, as the deadline for temporary foreign workers […]

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Calgary Bylaw Services office vandalized: CPS release suspect photo

Calgary Bylaw Services office vandalized: CPS release suspect photo

Calgary Bylaw Services office vandalized in November, 2014 Calgary Police are looking for assistance from the public in identifying a man believed to be responsible for smashing the window of a door at a City of Calgary office in late November of last year. The Calgary Bylaw Services office located at 1807 Macleod Tr SE […]

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Provincial

Body of Danny Heyland, missing fisherman, found in Montana lake

Body of Danny Heyland, missing fisherman, found in Montana lake

Danny Heyland went missing along with two others last November Montana officials report the body of Danny Heyland, a missing fisherman from Claresholm, was pulled from Mission Lake on Monday. Danny Heyland along with 75-year-old Fuki Nishibayashi of Japan and 63-year-old Kazuhiko Hayashizaki of Lethbridge went missing while on a fishing trip on Nov. 22, 2014. The […]

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Alleged Strathmore kidnapping: Two men, one woman charged

Alleged Strathmore kidnapping: Two men, one woman charged

Strathmore kidnapping a targeted incident Strathmore RCMP have charged three people from Calgary in connection with the abduction of a man last week. The alleged Strathmore kidnapping investigation began on Wednesday, March 25 as a missing person complaint.  Cpl. Sharon Franks of the RCMP says a concerned member of the public called about the welfare of […]

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Bassano crash hospitalizes four ladies, between 70-95 years old

Bassano crash hospitalizes four ladies, between 70-95 years old

Bassano crash involved passenger car, semi RCMP report four Bassano ladies between the ages of 70 and 95 were rushed to hospital after the car they were traveling in was struck by a semi truck east of Bassano on Sunday afternoon. The Bassano crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 on Highway 1, […]

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Business

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
Calgary housing market inventory reaches seven-year high

Calgary housing market inventory reaches seven-year high

Calgary housing market still showing signs of competitiveness in market niches Recent Calgary housing market statistics show that while sales activity in the city remained below long-term averages in Feb., inventory levels were the highest they have been in seven years. “Last year in February, there were 1,929 listings [single family metro], with a median […]

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Harper anti niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: Charles Taylor

Harper anti niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: Charles Taylor

Harper ‘tone-deaf’ to rhetoric’s impact, but gaining support for upcoming election Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused Saturday of playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women. The accusation came from renowned philosopher Charles Taylor, who co-chaired Quebec’s 2007 commission on reasonable accommodation of […]

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BC avalanche warning covers many parts of province

BC avalanche warning covers many parts of province

BC avalanche warning due to unpredictable snowpack Avalanche Canada says many of the avalanches the agency has seen in the BC backcountry this past week would not be survivable. In light of the dangerous conditions, Avalanche Canada issued a special public avalanche warning to anyone looking to head to the BC backcountry in many of the mountainous areas […]

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BC man accused of raping disabled girl in 1974 deported from US

BC man accused of raping disabled girl in 1974 deported from US

BC man Raymond MacLeod arrested in LA-area trailer park A British Columbia man who vanished in 1980 under accusations he raped a disabled girl has been deported back to the province from the United States to face trial. Raymond MacLeod, 72, was turned over to authorities in Vancouver on Tuesday by American immigration officials after 17 […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, from an environmental perspective, has never been cheap. By Ray Grigg for Troy Media Hell’s Gate is a much more interesting way of thinking about oil than price. But value depends on what is meant by “price”. Since most people will think of dollar value, and this is the current subject of interest, cheap […]

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget abuses the disadvantaged

Alberta budget abuses the disadvantaged

Measured against Green Party principles, the Alberta budget comes up short By Janet Keeping for Troy Media The Green Party of Alberta bases its approach to politics on basic principles, such as sustainability, social justice, ecological wisdom, respect for diversity and sincere democracy. Measured against tenets such as these, the 2015 Alberta budget is both […]

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta public servants deserve better government to work with

Alberta public servants deserve better government to work with

We need to honour and respect Alberta public servants By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Alberta Premier Jim Prentice thinks if he says something often enough then Albertan’s will accept it as a truth. For example, if he says often enough that the biggest problem (other than the so-called deficit problem, which is in fact an […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Prentice announces $5B to build or upgrade Alberta schools

Prentice announces $5B to build or upgrade Alberta schools

Alberta schools to be built or upgraded over the next five years Premier Jim Prentice says the province’s economic downturn will not affect his government’s plan to build hundreds of needed Alberta schools. Prentice says the province will spend $5 billion to build or upgrade 230 schools over the next five years. “This investment is […]

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Alberta Wildrose leader aims to fix health care, stop runaway taxes

Alberta Wildrose leader aims to fix health care, stop runaway taxes

Brian Jean, new leader of Alberta Wildrose, calls premier helpless helmsman on broken ship of state Brian Jean lost his adult son to cancer during the race to become leader of the Wildrose party and now he’s determined to fix Alberta health care. Jean says the system is fundamentally broken with patients sitting for weeks in […]

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Alberta hospitals: Government budgets $3.4B over five years

Alberta hospitals: Government budgets $3.4B over five years

Alberta hospitals – Calgary cancer centre announced The Alberta government is moving ahead on a number of major health projects, including a new cancer centre for Calgary, despite unveiling an austerity budget last week. The province announced in both Edmonton and Calgary on Monday that it will be budgeting $3.4 billion over the next five […]

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