300 people evacuated from arena due to ammonia leak

300 people evacuated from arena due to ammonia leak

The Calgary Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team was called out to the Tri-wood Arena at 2244 Chicoutimi Dr N.W. for an ammonia leak on Saturday evening.

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Calgary, News

Run in with the law, literally, nets Grande Prairie man multiple charges

Run in with the law, literally, nets Grande Prairie man multiple charges

A 23-year old Grande Prairie man is in custody after crashing into an RCMP cruiser early on Sunday morning in the northwestern Alberta community.  

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Alberta, News

Police find two rafters lost on the Bow River

Police find two rafters lost on the Bow River

Two Calgary women had to be rescued from the Bow River on Saturday evening after they lost their bearings and were not sure of their location while tubing on the river. 

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Calgary, News

Man charged with attempted murder of 11-month old son

Man charged with attempted murder of 11-month old son

A 32-year old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an assault on an 11 month-old baby boy.  The baby was allegedly slashed several times by the man who is the father of the boy.

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Posted in Calgary, News

Edmunds.com offers car shopping advice for stock market turmoil

Edmunds.com offers car shopping advice for stock market turmoil

If youre in the market for a new car and wondering if you should buy now or hold off your purchase, auto site Edmunds.com has some advice for you.

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Posted by Kharl Prado on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Business

Why the U.S. government is dysfunctional

Why the U.S. government is dysfunctional

Troy Media By Phil Elder Drafters of the U. S. Constitution thought a lot about the flaws in the 18th-century British system of government which, compared to today’s more sophisticated version – a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy –…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Politics

Yobs have nothing left to lose

Yobs have nothing left to lose

Troy Media By Catherine Ford As far back as ancient Greece, mob rule was identified as the intimidation of lawful authority. Yet in its benign form, it’s called democracy. In Rome, the mob was feared, as there were always…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Opinion

Troy Media Editorial – How the Reform Party saved Canada

Troy Media Editorial – How the Reform Party saved Canada

Troy Media Editorial History shows that revolutions often begin not through hardship alone, but when one segment of society feels alienated and disenfranchised. There is a popular theory, for example, that the radical labour movements of the 1930s and ’40s…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 14, 2011 0
Posted in Opinion

Why 2011 won’t be a repeat of 2008

Why 2011 won’t be a repeat of 2008

Troy Media -By Todd Hirsch The past week has been – as the kids say these days – epic. According to one on-line dictionary of current urban language usage, the word “epic” now means: awesome, legendary, failure, amazing, stupid, cool,…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Business

Alberta economic snapshot for Aug. 13, 201

Alberta economic snapshot for Aug. 13, 201

Troy Media By Todd Hirsch Albertans are used to watching the price of crude oil rise and fall, but even seasoned veterans of the oil patch were paying attention to the wild price gyrations witnessed this week.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
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76-Year old man facing numerous drug trafficking charges

76-Year old man facing numerous drug trafficking charges

A 76-year old man is facing multiple drug and weapon charges after an ongoing investigation lead to a bust at the seniors home in St. Albert.

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Calgary, News

Six-month old baby slashed by man

Six-month old baby slashed by man

Calgary Police were called to horrific abuse complaint where a man stabbed a six-month old baby in Cranston, a southeast neighbourhood, early on Saturday morning.  

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Posted in Calgary, News

Calgary Police looking for Calvin Korsberg

Calgary Police looking for Calvin Korsberg

Police are looking for Calvin Korsberg, a 44 year old man who is wanted on Alberta-wide warrants.

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Calgary, News

ATV crash sends 36-year old father to hospital in critical condition

ATV crash sends 36-year old father to hospital in critical condition

A 36-year old man is in critical condition in hospital in Edmonton after the ATV he and his 7 year old son were riding on flipped and threw the man off the vehicle.  The man wasnt wearing a helmet.

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Alberta, News

Should Obama’s birthday be postponed?

Should Obama’s birthday be postponed?

By Rick Salutin Maybe they should have postponed Barack Obama’s 50th birthday party on Thursday until he shows signs of growing up a bit. He first looked callow, like a kid not quite up to it, in his BP…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Opinion, Rick Salutin

TD Canada Trust hosts Globalfest tasting as kick off to event

TD Canada Trust hosts Globalfest tasting as kick off to event

Calgarians are invited to help kick-off GlobalFest 2011 at a complementary tasting hosted by TD Canada Trust in Forest Lawn, home of International Avenue.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Events

We dont need a lecture from Alberta Firewall Harper

We don’t need a lecture from “Alberta Firewall” Harper

By James Laxer The Conservatives pride themselves on their ability to throw opposition leaders under the bus. And they’re at it now with NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Opinion

GlobalFest full of surprises, fireworks and culture

GlobalFest full of surprises, fireworks and culture

By Christopher Walsh, editor Hailed as Alberta’s “most explosive festival”, the ninth annual GlobalFest will be kicking off next week and organizers say it’ll be the most explosive yet.

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Posted by Christopher Walsh on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Culture and Heritage, Events, Living

Drowning victim recovered from Chestermere Lake

Drowning victim recovered from Chestermere Lake

The man who fell into the water while tubing behind a boat at Chestermere Lake on August 6 and drowned was recovered from the waters by dive teams on Thursday.

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Posted by joann lawrence on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Alberta, News

BC economic snapshot for Aug. 13, 2011

BC economic snapshot for Aug. 13, 2011

Troy Media By Bryan Yu A rise in multi-family construction pushed housing starts in B.C. higher in July. Total housing starts in the province rose to a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 30,000 units, up 29 per cent from June…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
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Ontario economic snapshot for Aug. 13, 2011

Ontario economic snapshot for Aug. 13, 2011

Troy Media By Bryan Yu Total housing starts in Ontario edged up 1.7 per cent from June to reach a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 72,900 units in July as increased multi-family activity offset a decline in single-detached starts.…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 0
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New poll suggests Albertans disapprove of Tory health care management

New poll suggests Albertans disapprove of Tory health care management

Despite the RCMP dropping a criminal investigation into queue-jumping in the health system, Alberta Liberal leader David Swann says the Tory government has lost the confidence of the people and continued his demand that a public judicial inquiry be called…

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Posted by Christopher Walsh on August 13, 2011 0
Posted in Alberta, News, Politics

Today’s Sam’s World – Aug 13

Today’s Sam’s World – Aug 13

Sam’s World is created by Calgary artist Tony Blocker. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Tony travelled the world courtesy of the U.S. navy. Once the travels were finished, he settled in Calgary, Alberta where he attended the Alberta College…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 13, 2011 1
Posted in Sam's World

Bicycling infrastructure pays dividends

Bicycling infrastructure pays dividends

Troy Media By David Suzuki Most arguments against bike lanes are absurd. Consider this: We have wide roads everywhere to accommodate cars, most of which carry only one person. On either side of many of those roads, we have…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 12, 2011 0
Posted in Environment, Politics

Web 2.0 déjà vu reveals human traits

Web 2.0 déjà vu reveals human traits

Troy Media By Doug Lacombe I’m having a wicked sense of déjà vu these days. And no, I did not try on my old 70s bell-bottoms, which wouldn’t fit anyway. Well, maybe if I turned them upside down and…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on August 12, 2011 0
Posted in Business