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  • Therese Casgrain, Quebec feminist, disappears from public history

    Therese Casgrain, Quebec feminist, disappears from public history

    Therese Casgrain campaigned to give Quebec women the right to vote The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate Canadian history – e.g. the War of 1812 – but erased the legacy of Quebec suffragette Therese Casgrain. Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, […]

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    | July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Electric cars held back by inefficient Ont. power system

    Electric cars held back by inefficient Ont. power system

    Widespread adoption of electric cars will require huge expansion of power grid Ontario’s overabundance of utility firms may pose a major roadblock to the province’s plan to boost electric cars, some experts say. The experts say Ontario’s 75 independently operated utilities often overlap their efforts and breed inefficiency, holding back upgrades needed so the grid […]

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    | July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Julie Payette: Retired astronaut one of two Canadian women in space

    Julie Payette: Retired astronaut one of two Canadian women in space

    Julie Payette says her family never discouraged her dreams of becoming an astronaut Five years after her final flight, retired astronaut Julie Payette admits she had doubts she would ever fly as she watched the Americans send astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s. She faced several obstacles on the road […]

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    | July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Indian residential school survivors claim for medical injuries

    Indian residential school survivors claim for medical injuries

    Indian residential school survivors describe harshness of punishments and injuries suffered The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones. The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat - an independent body which helps resolve long-standing claims that address specific abuse […]

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    | July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • AltaLink sale to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway approved

    AltaLink sale to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway approved

    AltaLink owns more than half of Alberta’s transmission grid Berkshire Hathaway’s plan to buy SNC-Lavalin’s share of the AltaLink power utility has received Industry Canada’s approval, subject to several conditions. Among other things, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has agreed the maintain employment levels and AltaLink will be locally managed, with its headquarters, executives and operations in […]

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    | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Colton Crowshoe – Police say missing man murdered

    Colton Crowshoe – Police say missing man murdered

    Family of Colton Crowshoe say police did not take seriously missing person complaint Calgary police have identified a body discovered in a pond in the Calgary community of Abbeydale as Colton Crowshoe, missing since July 4. Investigators have classified the death as a homicide. On Thursday around 2 p.m. emergency personnel received a report of a possible […]

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    | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Have you forgotten to cash your government cheques?

    Have you forgotten to cash your government cheques?

    Government cheques, refunds unclaimed by millions of Canadians Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada. Many Canadians eagerly await their pension, employment insurance and child-tax benefits, but the department says that 3.2 million cheques issued over the past […]

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    | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canadian healthcare system ranks second last – study

    Canadian healthcare system ranks second last – study

    Canadian healthcare already more private than most other developed countries The latest Commonwealth Study ranked the Canadian healthcare system a dismal second to last in a list of 11 major industrialized countries – beating out only the Americans. This latest poor result is already being used by those bent on further privatizing healthcare. They argue […]

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    | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • John Vogelzang resigns over illegal donations to PCs

    John Vogelzang resigns over illegal donations to PCs

    John Vogelzang former member of  Health Quality Council of Alberta, CEO of David Thompson Health Region The Health Quality Council of Alberta says board member John Vogelzang has resigned after a media report about his illegal donations to the provincial Conservative party. The council says John Vogelzang resigned Thursday, effective immediately. CBC Edmonton reported it obtained expense […]

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    | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts – Design a donut, win $10,000!

    Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts – Design a donut, win $10,000!

    Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts judges panel will be led by Canadian acting star Jason Priestly Donut lovers everywhere, time to get serious about designing the perfect donut – and winning $10,000 in the Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest, which wraps up Aug. 1. And a panel of Canadian celebrities will crown the Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts will […]

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    | July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local

Suspicious death of Radisson Heights woman under investigation

Suspicious death of Radisson Heights woman under investigation

Woman found in a Radisson Heights residence Calgary Police are looking to speak to anyone with information on the death of a woman whose body was discovered at a home in Radisson Heights on Saturday. CPS officers were approached by a concerned neighbour of the woman who asked for police to check on the woman’s welfare. When […]

CPS Homicide Unit investigates downtown Calgary suspicious death

CPS Homicide Unit investigates downtown Calgary suspicious death

Man in his 30′s victim in Calgary suspicious death The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is investigating a downtown Calgary suspicious death after a man in his 30′s died late Sunday night. Just before 11 p.m. CPS officers responded to a water park in the area of 8 St and 7 Ave SW after receiving reports […]

Colton Crowshoe – Police say missing man murdered

Colton Crowshoe – Police say missing man murdered

Family of Colton Crowshoe say police did not take seriously missing person complaint Calgary police have identified a body discovered in a pond in the Calgary community of Abbeydale as Colton Crowshoe, missing since July 4. Investigators have classified the death as a homicide. On Thursday around 2 p.m. emergency personnel received a report of a possible […]

Provincial

Parks Canada checks out of Maligne Lake hotel proposal

Parks Canada checks out of Maligne Lake hotel proposal

Maligne Lake hotel proposal included 66-room hotel, 15 tent cabins Parks Canada is saying no to a proposal for a new hotel on the shores of Jasper National Park’s scenic Maligne Lake. But the federal agency will continue to consider a series of other plans for area, including tent cabins and an expanded program of boat […]

Thomas Lukaszuk says schools should be first thing built in new subdivisions

Thomas Lukaszuk says schools should be first thing built in new subdivisions

Thomas Lukaszuk wants to make neighbourhood schools more community oriented Alberta’s school construction policy has lapsed into “fields of shattered dreams” and needs a complete rethink, Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk said Thursday. Lukaszuk promised new, “smarter” plans to work with private developers to get the schools built for the hundreds of thousands of recent newcomers […]

Three U.S. men charged after guns seized at Alberta border crossings

Three U.S. men charged after guns seized at Alberta border crossings

A total of 16 guns seized at Alberta border crossings in July alone Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency at three Alberta ports of entry recently discovered three men from the United States attempting to cross into Canada while carrying firearms. On July 18, Michael Littlehorn, 60, of Golden, Colorado allegedly attempted to enter […]

Business

Electric cars held back by inefficient Ont. power system

Electric cars held back by inefficient Ont. power system

Widespread adoption of electric cars will require huge expansion of power grid Ontario’s overabundance of utility firms may pose a major roadblock to the province’s plan to boost electric cars, some experts say. The experts say Ontario’s 75 independently operated utilities often overlap their efforts and breed inefficiency, holding back upgrades needed so the grid […]

AltaLink sale to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway approved

AltaLink sale to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway approved

AltaLink owns more than half of Alberta’s transmission grid Berkshire Hathaway’s plan to buy SNC-Lavalin’s share of the AltaLink power utility has received Industry Canada’s approval, subject to several conditions. Among other things, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has agreed the maintain employment levels and AltaLink will be locally managed, with its headquarters, executives and operations in […]

Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

Club needs $25,000 to build electric racing motorcycle The most interesting University of Calgary student  union club is called Team Zeus. It’s only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle. “For me I’ve always been really fascinated with electric vehicles. I like the idea of being involved with a new up and […]

Canada

Indian residential school survivors claim for medical injuries

Indian residential school survivors claim for medical injuries

Indian residential school survivors describe harshness of punishments and injuries suffered The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones. The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat - an independent body which helps resolve long-standing claims that address specific abuse […]

Have you forgotten to cash your government cheques?

Have you forgotten to cash your government cheques?

Government cheques, refunds unclaimed by millions of Canadians Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada. Many Canadians eagerly await their pension, employment insurance and child-tax benefits, but the department says that 3.2 million cheques issued over the past […]

Sunwing Airlines jet escorted back to Toronto by US fighter jets after passenger makes threats

Sunwing Airlines jet escorted back to Toronto by US fighter jets after passenger makes threats

Ali Shahi, 25, charged after Sunwing  Airlines flight turned back A Sunwing Airlines flight to Panama City was escorted by two U.S. fighter jets back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger allegedly made a “direct threat” to the aircraft, NORAD and airline officials said. A 25-year-old man was arrested shortly after the plane landed at Toronto’s […]

Opinion

Calgary parking would benefit from market discipline

Calgary parking would benefit from market discipline

Allowing Mustard Seed to rent out parkade would negatively affect Calgary parking and downtown traffic, says City The absurdities of Calgary parking policy were illustrated recently when it was revealed that the non-profit Mustard Seed was required to build a $3 million parking lot that effectively sits empty. The affordable housing complex – the parking lot […]

Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

Science Matters by David Suzuki Amid the dire warnings about global warming’s impacts, what’s often overlooked is that actions to reduce or prevent them will lead to livable communities, improved air quality, protection of natural spaces and greater economic efficiency, to name just a few benefits. So it’s not surprising that tangible positive action on […]

Manitoba reading, math, science scores in the toilet

Manitoba reading, math, science scores in the toilet

What should Manitoba do to reverse 15 years of decline? By Michael Zwaagstra    Manitoba has had fifteen years of academic decline in reading, math, and science. That is the track record of the current NDP government. Once near the Canadian average, Manitoba now sits second last out of the Canadian provinces. In a study […]

Politics

Therese Casgrain, Quebec feminist, disappears from public history

Therese Casgrain, Quebec feminist, disappears from public history

Therese Casgrain campaigned to give Quebec women the right to vote The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate Canadian history – e.g. the War of 1812 – but erased the legacy of Quebec suffragette Therese Casgrain. Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, […]

John Vogelzang resigns over illegal donations to PCs

John Vogelzang resigns over illegal donations to PCs

John Vogelzang former member of  Health Quality Council of Alberta, CEO of David Thompson Health Region The Health Quality Council of Alberta says board member John Vogelzang has resigned after a media report about his illegal donations to the provincial Conservative party. The council says John Vogelzang resigned Thursday, effective immediately. CBC Edmonton reported it obtained expense […]

Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

The next Canadian general election is in 2015 and the Prime Minister made it clear Justin Trudeau and Liberals are his most serious competition Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday. With a federal election looming next year, Harper […]

Arts

Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

Avenue Q is Sesame Street for adults, says Stage West director Puppets, raunchy jokes and profanity, oh my! Stage West is in the midst of bringing a little bit of Broadway puppetry to its stage with the award-winning rated-R musical comedy Avenue Q and it’s as good as it sounds – maybe even better.  The […]

Sting says he’s spending his fortune, no money for kids

Sting says he’s spending his fortune, no money for kids

Leaving wealth to children would do more harm than good, says Sting Pop icon Sting says his children won’t be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there’s any money left in it. The 16-time Grammy Award winner and former frontman of The Police, told The Mail on Sunday that the vast wealth would […]

Amazing Race Canada: Rex Harrington, Bob Hope are celebrity team

Amazing Race Canada: Rex Harrington, Bob Hope are celebrity team

Amazing Race Canada – Harrington and Hope too funny for words It was the days prior to the start of the second Amazing Race Canada, and former National Ballet star Rex Harrington wasn’t dancing around it: he was sizing up his competition. Harrington and his (longtime) fiance Bob Hope had been milling about the other […]

Living

Canadian healthcare system ranks second last – study

Canadian healthcare system ranks second last – study

Canadian healthcare already more private than most other developed countries The latest Commonwealth Study ranked the Canadian healthcare system a dismal second to last in a list of 11 major industrialized countries – beating out only the Americans. This latest poor result is already being used by those bent on further privatizing healthcare. They argue […]

WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

Westjet announced a number of new destinations and increased frequency on some routes On Monday, Westjet announced its 2014-2015 winter schedule will feature two new fun-in-the-sun destinations, one new route and more flights on 19 other routes. Beginning on April 15, 2015, WestJet will offer weekly non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to Loreto, Mexico, […]

House flipping tips from Scott McGillivray of “Flipping the Block”

House flipping tips from Scott McGillivray of “Flipping the Block”

Scott McGillivray offers five tips to would-be house flippers Canadian real estate investor/contractor Scott McGillivray judges four teams as they compete to turn around the most profitable home renovation on the new series “Flipping the Block.” Premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada, the series sees the teams using the same budgets to fix […]

First Nations

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 […]

First Nations and social enterprise good for business

First Nations and social enterprise good for business

First Nations take the long view – up to seven generations – when considering developments By Joni Avram   Various organizations are finding new ways to generate revenues by selling services that create simultaneous social and economic benefits. One such success story is Impact Society, a Calgary-based social enterprise partnering with corporations to build economic and […]

Indian residential schools education credit controversial

Indian residential schools education credit controversial

Some Indian residential schools survivors aren’t eligible for the credit and are upset Carla Robinson’s mother was sexually abused as a child attending two Indian residential schools in British Columbia, but her father dodged that system and encouraged both his daughter and her children to pursue higher education. The decades-old torment for her mother, however, […]

Health

Canadian healthcare system ranks second last – study

Canadian healthcare system ranks second last – study

Canadian healthcare already more private than most other developed countries The latest Commonwealth Study ranked the Canadian healthcare system a dismal second to last in a list of 11 major industrialized countries – beating out only the Americans. This latest poor result is already being used by those bent on further privatizing healthcare. They argue […]

Hospital elevator buttons crawling with bacteria – study

Hospital elevator buttons crawling with bacteria – study

Hospital elevator buttons, neckties worn by male doctors, lab coats, stethoscopes among common contaminated surfaces You might want to use an elbow or a pen to push hospital elevator buttons next time you’re visiting a loved one or in for a surgical procedure. A new study suggests that hospital elevator buttons have more bacteria on […]

5 Health hazards you never considered before, but should

5 Health hazards you never considered before, but should

Health hazards can include microwaved eggs, roller coasters and toothbrushes ‘It’s summertime and the living is easy” is a favourite expression at this time of year. But health hazards don’t care what month it is. You can stub your toe at any time. And, for instance, how many parents worry that their children face a […]

Comics

Sam’s World for Tuesday, July 22

Sam’s World for Tuesday, July 22

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, July 15

Sam’s World for Tuesday, July 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. // Redirecting… cta-redirect.hubspot.com

Sam’s World for Tuesday, July 8

Sam’s World for Tuesday, July 8

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

Edmonton From Hate to Hope Rally Saturday 6 p.m.

Edmonton From Hate to Hope Rally Saturday 6 p.m.

From Hate to Hope Rally starts at 110 Street and 84 Avenue and ends at the Legislature building Edmontonians are invited to the From Hate to Hope March and Rally, standing up against homophobic violence, discrimination and hatred on Saturday July 19 starting at 6 p.m. Notable leaders from many racial and religious communities will come together […]

Calgary Expo Latino celebrates 18th anniversary

Calgary-based Juno Award winner Oscar Lopez plays Sunday at Calgary Expo Latino One of the hottest Latin festivals in Canada  - Calgary Expo Latino – will delight audiences with Grammy and Juno award-winning musicians for three days in August. Click here to enter draw to win FREE tickets to Calgary Expo Latino. Calgary Expo Latino is celebrating […]

GlobalFest showcase vibrant cultures and fireworks

GlobalFest also includes cultural displays, ethnic food and great music and dancing Calgary’s GlobalFest includes the hands down best, most amazing, totally jaw-dropping fireworks display in Alberta – and maybe anywhere else in Canada. Click here to enter to win free tickets to Globalfest. The groundwork for GlobalFest began in 1993 with the formation of The Calgary Fireworks […]