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  • Oil companies ready to weather downturn in crude price

    Oil companies ready to weather downturn in crude price

    Big oil companies say they have flexibility in capital spending to cope with lower prices Executives with two big Canadian oil companies are taking recent oil price weakness in stride, signalling no immediate plans to throttle back spending, but ensuring they have the flexibility to do so if needed. Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) and Husky […]

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    | October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

    Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

    BC Muslim Association agrees with Kenney, says radicalization has no place in Canada As Canada mourns two slain soldiers, the association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism […]

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    | October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

    Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

    …and Canada was never “innocent” and will respond appropriately to recent attacks Across the land today, editorialists are opining that Canada has lost its innocence, that the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of so-called Islamic jihadists changes our country forever. For instance, the Calgary Herald editorial board put it this way: “…Canada will […]

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    | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

    Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

    Too many rushing to judgement in midst of Ottawa shootings As I write this, roughly five hours have elapsed since this morning’s Ottawa shootings, when a gunman shot and killed a Canadian reservist outside the Parliament buildings. Already some are rushing to judgement about who is responsible. Others are demanding harsh measures in response – think the […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

    Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

    Ottawa police say there were several “shooting incidents” in downtown area Early reports suggest the gunman who shot the soldier guarding the War Memorial was dressed all in black and raised his arms in triumph after the Ottawa shooting. Tony Zobl, 35, witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor office window directly above […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Provincial

Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

Jamie Haller says she was the one who needed police protection Jamie Haller alleges she was beaten by a Mountie in Williams Lake, B.C., when she was 17 has now filed a civil suit against the city and three RCMP officers, including one who was acquitted of an assault charge. Jamie Haller turns 20 this week and […]

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana access regulations infringe on Canadian charter rights British Columbia’s highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana […]

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

Business

Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

Canadian manufacturing sales led by primary metals, transportation equipment Statistics Canada says Canadian manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $53.7 billion in July, exceeding the previous record of $53.2 billion set in July 2008. The agency says the July gain was mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries. […]

WestJet now charging $25 for first luggage bag

WestJet now charging $25 for first luggage bag

WestJet says new fee expected to affect 1 in 5 of its travellers WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) says it will charge a $25 fee for the first checked bag for passengers travelling on economy fares within Canada and also between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will apply to bookings starting Monday for travel as of Oct. 29. […]

Working women soon to outnumber men in Canada

Working women soon to outnumber men in Canada

Working women still under-represented in skilled trades The growing role of working women arguably qualifies as the most consequential socio-economic development of the past 50 years. As more women have entered the formal labour market, the productive capacity of our economy has been augmented. Indeed, increased “labour input” – more people working – has been […]

Canada

Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

BC Muslim Association agrees with Kenney, says radicalization has no place in Canada As Canada mourns two slain soldiers, the association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism […]

Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

Ottawa police say there were several “shooting incidents” in downtown area Early reports suggest the gunman who shot the soldier guarding the War Memorial was dressed all in black and raised his arms in triumph after the Ottawa shooting. Tony Zobl, 35, witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor office window directly above […]

Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero after Ottawa shooting The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight […]

Opinion

Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

…and Canada was never “innocent” and will respond appropriately to recent attacks Across the land today, editorialists are opining that Canada has lost its innocence, that the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of so-called Islamic jihadists changes our country forever. For instance, the Calgary Herald editorial board put it this way: “…Canada will […]

Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

Too many rushing to judgement in midst of Ottawa shootings As I write this, roughly five hours have elapsed since this morning’s Ottawa shootings, when a gunman shot and killed a Canadian reservist outside the Parliament buildings. Already some are rushing to judgement about who is responsible. Others are demanding harsh measures in response – think the […]

Disclose everything: Media and the new transparency

Disclose everything: Media and the new transparency

Disclose, disclose, and then disclose some more, says blogger Duncan Kinney Remember when the reputations of two of Canada’s most well known journalists, Rex Murphy and Peter Mansbridge, were besmirched because they failed to disclose that they were paid by Canada’s largest oil and gas lobbying organization to speak at events? I do. If only there was a series of […]