Entries by Seema Dhawan from 08/2012

EI Changes To Give Relief To Parents Of Canada's Sick Kids

Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Canadian parents caring for critically ill children will be eligible for a special Employment Insurance benefit under a proposed change an...

Danny Williams Sides With B.C.'s Clark In Pipeline Spat

Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Christy Clark has an ally in Danny Williams, the former Newfoundland and Labrador premier, as he weighs into the dispute between the British Columbia ...

Quebec Election 2012: Jacques Duchesneau's Candidacy May Force Jean Charest To Talk Corruption

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

The candidacy of Jacques Duchesneau was the big surprise of the first week of the Quebec election campaign. If it results in a change of fortunes for ...

Walt Wawra Feels Unsafe in Canada Without Gun, Writes Letter To The Editor

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada

Walt Wawra, a U.S. police officer, is encountering ridicule online after writing a letter lamenting not having his gun during a visit to Calgary. I...

Walt Wawra To Write Second Letter To The Editor, About Guns

Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada

Walt Wawra, a U.S. police officer who encountered online ridicule after writing a letter lamenting not having his gun during a visit to Calgary, plans...

Toronto Doctor Stuck With $70,537 Legal Bill Over $31 Parking Ticket

Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada

A Toronto doctor's $31 parking ticket has ballooned into a $70,537 legal bill. According to the National Post, Dr. Anna Marie Arenson, a radiologis...

Rod Lazenby Funeral: Flags To Be Lowered At Service For Alberta Peace Officer

Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - A government spokesman says flags will be flown at half mast for a slain Alberta peace officer on the day of his funeral.Josh Stewart in th...

The Bow, Calgary's Tallest Building, Welcomes Oil Sands Giant Cenovus

Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Alberta

Calgary’s newest and most massive landmark, The Bow, is well known for its status as the tallest building west of Toronto, and is now commanding att...

Alberta Emissions On The Rise As 2020 Deadline Looms

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

As the appetite for cleaner energy continues to grow on the part of oilsands crude consumers, Alberta’s massive emissions footprint is only getting ...

92-Year-Old Woman Turned Away From Flight Over ID Mishap

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

An elderly woman was denied access to her Air Canada flight from Calgary to Vancouver Wednesday night — although not because she was deemed a securi...

Rod Lazenby, Slain Alberta Peace Officer, Has Regimental Funeral Planned

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - A regimental funeral is planned for an Alberta peace officer who was killed in the line of duty.Rod Lazenby was a bylaw enforcemen...

Pilot Hospitalized After Plane Crash Near Calgary

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

STRATHMORE, Alta. - A pilot has been injured in the crash of a single-seat ultra-light plane near Calgary.RCMP say witnesses watched the aircraft take...

2 Firefighters Injured In Calgary Fire

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

Two firefighters are injured after the roof of a burning home collapsed on them. The fire broke out in the garage just before 5 p.m. MT on Bedford ...

Facebook Shares Hit Record Low As Investors Rethink Value

Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta
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Facebook Inc. shares have hit new depths, underlining the challenges social media stocks are facing as early enthusiasm for the sector fades to deep s...

Fort McMurray Highway 63 Tour Planned For Opposition MLAs

Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Alberta
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After publicly criticizing the province’s progress on the twinning of Highway 63, Wildrose transportation critic Drew Barnes and fellow opposition M...

Rick Collier Dead: Activist, Former NDP Candidate From Calgary Dies In B.C. Mountain Climbing Accident

Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Alberta

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A 71-year-old Calgary man has been identified as the person killed in a mountain climbing accident in eastern B.C. on Wednesday....

Alberta Wants Safety Review Of Pipelines Completed By Nov. 30

Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta wants a review into the safety of its vast network of oil and natural gas pipelines to be completed by the end of November.The Ener...

Mark Lindsay: Former Police Chief Father Suffering Following Son's Murder Confession

Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Alberta

Profound suffering and pain is what greeted the family of Mark Lindsay after they heard the Alberta man had confessed in B.C. court to killing his ex-...

Edmonton Police Detonate Suspected Pipe Bomb Around Whyte Avenue

Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Alberta

A large area around Whyte Avenue was blocked off Saturday night while the Edmonton police bomb squad dealt with a suspicious package. Peo...

Bradley Charles Joyce Dead: 35-Year-Old From Calgary Dies In B.C. Mountain Climbing Incident

Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Alberta

Bradley Charles Joyce has been identified as the man who was killed while mountain climbing on Mount Robson, the B.C. Coroners Service said in a stat...

Calgary Area Under Air Quality Warning Due To B.C. Wildfires

Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Alberta

Alberta Environment says wildfires in southeast B.C. have pushed the air quality risk to 'moderate' for areas around Calgary. That could ...

Taylor Hall And Edmonton Oilers Agree On A Seven-Year Contract Extension

Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Taylor Hall is in for the long haul in Edmonton.The Oilers signed the young forward to a US$42-million, seven-year contract extension Wedne...

Alberta Government Make Third Attempt At Balancing Oilsands, Environment

Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is taking its third swing at balancing development and the environment in the oilsands.The latest version of the pro...

Alberta RCMP Arrest Butcher Knife-Wielding Man Who Held Two People Hostage

Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

BONNYVILLE, Alta. - RCMP say officers safely arrested a butcher knife-wielding east-central Alberta man who had urged police to shoot him.Police say t...

Daniella Mangoes Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning about certain Daniella brand mangoes because of possible Salmonella contamination.T...