Entries by Pablo Fernandez from 08/2012

Early Retirement: Young Canadians Want It But Aren't Saving, Bank Of Montreal Reports

Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new study suggests nearly half of young Canadians want to retire early, but few have begun saving enough for it.The Bank of Montreal repor...

Andy Murray Of Britain Advances To Olympic Tennis Semifinals By Beating Spaniard Almagro

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada

WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams dominated with her groundstrokes and even hit a left-handed forehand Thursday to beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozni...

Sheila Weatherill Resignation: Alberta Health Services Board Member Latest Spending Scandal Casualty

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada

Alberta Health Services board member Sheila Weatherill has become the latest casualty in a provincial spending scandal that has already claimed Chief ...

Ontario Byelections: Dalton McGuinty Calls Votes Despite Ornge Fiasco, Showdown With Teachers

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

MAPLE, Ont. - A looming showdown with Ontario teachers, a scandal at the air ambulance service and a hefty bill for cancelling a gas plant isn't deter...

Nathan Jacobson, Jason Kenney And John Baird supporter, Skips Money Laundering Sentencing

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Nathan Jacobson who pleaded guilty to money-laundering in San Diego in 2008 was able to hob-nob with Canadian politicians for four years because Ameri...

Elections Canada Investigating Claims Workers At Company Owned By Del Mastro's Cousin Were Reimbursed For Donations To MP's Campaign

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada is now investigating allegations that donors who contributed about $20,000 to Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro's 2008 re-election camp...

Stephen Harper And Company Make An Impression In Vancouver

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

A nice enough man, taller than expected, smelled a little like cookies, and he made sure to say hi before leaving....

Francois Legault: I'd Vote No In A Referendum Now

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The conversion of Francois Legault away from the cause of Quebec independence appears more definitive, and complete, than ever.The leader o...

Teen, 3 Kids Killed In Train-Van Crash From Alberta, Saskatchewan

Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada

The three children and one teenager killed Thursday in a train-van crash near Broadview, Sask., were from communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the...

Inspectors Wrap Up At Enbridge Control Room

Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada
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A team of six Calgary-based inspectors wrapped up a two-day look at Enbridge’s recently refurbished Edmonton control room Thursday....

Alberta Man In Custody After Bylaw Officer Dies

Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada

UPDATE: Trevor Kloschinsky has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rod Lazenby, CTV News reported. A southern Alberta bylaw offic...

Trevor Kloschinsky, Accused Killer Of Alberta Officer Rod Lazenby, Makes Court Appearance

Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada

A suspect in the death of a retired Mountie working as an Alberta peace officer appeared briefly Monday in a Calgary court via closed-circuit televisi...

Womanspace Knit Wombs To Protest Tory MP Stephen Woodworth's women's reproductive rights bill

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada

LETHBRIDGE - A southern Alberta women's group is hoping some woolly wombs will make a point with politicians in Ottawa. Members of Womanspace in Le...

Wayne Aucoin Charged For Allegedly Texting While Riding Motorbike, Trying To Flea

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's distracted driving legislation has nabbed a two-wheeled texter. Edmonton police say they've charged a motorcyclist with numero...

Saskatchewan Ups Funding To Help Alberta Stop Mountain Pine Beetle Advance

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Saskatchewan is spending $800,000 to battle a pest that has ravaged British Columbia and parts of Alberta.Part of the money includes $450,000...

Two Downtown Window Washers Rescued As Powerful Thunderstorms Roll Through Calgary And Area Again

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada
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As severe weather rolled into the Calgary area for the second time in three days, two window washers were trapped on a swing stage high up on a downto...

RCMP Flags Won't Lower For Fallen Alberta Peace Officer

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada
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While Calgary police have lowered their flags to respect a slain peace officer, RCMP haven’t followed suit to honour one of their ex-members....

Microcystins, Liver Toxins Highest In Alberta Lakes

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A cross-Canada survey has found a potent liver toxin in every province's lakes, with the highest concentrations in the popular cottage and ...

#OddAlberta: 11 Weird And Wonderful Places You've Probably Never Visited... But Should (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

In every province, there are the spots that everyone and their cousin's dog have visited. You know the ones. In Toronto, it's the CN Tower. In Montrea...

Let's Start Something

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

We believe Albertans are ready to embrace the exchange of ideas. This is a province that's being shaped by a young, connected, diverse and intelligent citizenry, a citizenry that needs a punchy, politically savvy, smart online publication that sparks ideas and stirs the imagination but that doesn't always take itself seriously.

Plane Crashes Near Indus

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta
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A man in his 50s suffered serious, possibly life-threatening injuries in a plane crash near Indus on Thursday afternoon. ...

Hundreds Of Norway Rats In Landfill In 'Rat-Free' Alberta (UPDATE)

Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Alberta

UPDATE: The City of Calgary now says a dead rat has been found in the Calgary community of Auburn Bay, according to The Canadian Press. A man foun...

Two pitbulls with history of violence behind vicious dog attack on Sundre woman, say police

Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Alberta
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A 26-year-old woman was rushed to hospital in serious condition after she was attacked by two pit bulls in Sundre early Saturday morning....

Police Chase Ends In Crashes For Alberta Man Driving To 'Heaven'

Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Alberta

PONOKA, Alta. - A Calgary man who allegedly struck several cars told police he was on his way to heaven. Mounties in Ponoka tried to stop a red Ford ...

Tien Ngoc Ho, Alleged Gang Member, Deported To Vietnam

Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A man believed to be a Calgary gang member has been deported by the Canada Border Services Agency for what it calls "serious criminality." ...