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CRTC rejects request from telemarketers to ease rules for robocalling
The country’s communications regulator is hanging up on telemarketers.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:21



Caucus, grassroots pushback led to the loss of Harper's key campaign man
A rare case of collective pushback from both caucus and grassroots party members forced Prime Minister Stephen Harper to cut loose his handpicked campaign point man.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:21



Airport tunnel to open soon, but road connection unresolved
With the airport tunnel opening in May and the runway atop it opening June 28, city councillors are pressuring the Calgary Airport Authority to ease up conditions acting as a barrier to another key connection.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:20



Confessions key as jury begins deliberations in brutal 2008 slaying
The jury has begun deliberations on the fate of Neil Yakimchuk in the Dec. 14, 2008, shooting death of Juan Calros Dequina.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:19



Cash-strapped Ontario schools replace textbooks with free online content
A move away from textbooks in response to government cost-cutting is increasingly pushing teachers and students in Ontario toward free online materials that may not have been properly vetted for suitability, a report issued Monday concludes.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:18



Cleanliness of Canadian hospitals 'less than optimal,' survey finds
Nearly 40 per cent of hospital infection control experts believe their hospital is not clean enough to prevent spread of the toxic gut infection C. difficile and other potentially lethal organisms, a national survey has found. About one-quarter million Canadians […]
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:17



As climate changes, nations will covet our fresh water: scientists
Top scientists say the latest international report on climate change shows that Canadians must wake up to the impact of warming temperatures on land, on water and in communities across the country.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:17



Justin Trudeau shrugs off criticism over dropping F-bomb at charity boxing match
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he got “a talking to” from his wife for using the F-word in public, but he won’t take any criticism from the Harper government.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:16



Budget cut, endless snow means street cleaning will stretch into summer
City residents will have to deal with gritty streets twice as long as normal this year thanks to the heavy spring snowfall and a budget "adjustment" that has removed $1 million from the street-cleaning budget.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:16





Proposed bylaw would drastically expand safety zones for school buses
A motion to be put before Calgary city council Monday proposes to drastically expand the areas in which school buses can deploy flashing safety lights or stop signs to halt traffic while children are unloading.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:15



U of C prof Allan Bell celebrates second chance at life that led to Juno Award this weekend
Ten years ago, University of Calgary professor Allan Bell suffered a life-threatening illness that resulted in a life-saving liver transplant. A decade later, Bell, currently the acting director of the university’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, won a Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year, for Field Notes.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:15



Hospital staff ignored family's warnings before senior died of Demerol overdose: inquiry
A fatality inquiry report says hospital staff ignored warnings by a woman’s family about giving her a drug which ended up killing her.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:14



Christy Clark boasts B.C. will rival Alberta's domination once LNG starts flowing
Premier Christy Clark is projecting British Columbia will rival energy giant Alberta in terms of "contribution to Canada" once the province starts exporting liquefied natural gas to Asia.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:14



Alberta looking to agriculture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The Alberta government is exploring new ways of reducing greenhouse gases through the agriculture sector — everything from promoting the use of manure instead of chemical fertilizer to encouraging farmers to make the switch to LED lighting. A request for proposals issued in February by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development details the government’s plans to examine various options and their costs. No decisions have yet been made.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:13



Council sticks with 4.8% tax hike, but rebate means homeowners will get a break
Council has voted to keep this year’s tax hike at 4.8 per cent for residents and businesses, defying a push by Mayor Naheed Nenshi and others to hike homeowner taxes further to ease business costs and build affordable housing.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:13



Groundwater flood threat may not be possible to mitigate city-wide: flood panel
As flood protection efforts in the form of berms, barriers and dams make controversial headway, many areas of Calgary face a significant subterranean flood threat that is poised to leave property owners on the hook for future damage. Groundwater seepage presents a particular challenge for flood mitigation planning in part because it is not well-understood by experts and scientists, city council heard Monday. Yet groundwater, in the form of backed up drains and sewage systems, caused significant uninsurable damage throughout the city last spring.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:12



Two in hospital after Sunshine Village avalanche
Two skiers are being treated in hospital after being swept away by an avalanche Monday afternoon at Sunshine Village near Banff.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 19:12:12



Gallery: Highlights from the Juno Awards
The first night of the Juno Awards saw most of the awards handed out in Winnipeg, March 29, 2014.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:48



Farrell calls for end to 'lax' campaign finance rules
Ward 7 Coun. Druh Farrell, whose opponent spent $276,500 trying to beat her in the 2013 election, will introduce a notice of motion Monday in pursuit of tougher campaign finance rules. “Of course it’s difficult to bring in rules that may work against us as politicians,” Farrell said in an interview. “But campaign finance rules are extremely important. The public should have a full awareness of who they’re voting for, what they stand for, and who their supporters are.”
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:48



Federal government reports more data breaches in 10 months than in previous 10 years
The federal government has reported more data breaches over a recent 10-month period than it reported in the previous 10 years. Between April 1, 2013 and Jan. 29, 2014 — a period covering 10 months of the fiscal year that ends Monday — federal departments and agencies reported 3,763 breaches of data, which includes, but is not limited to, instances in which a taxpayer’s or organization’s information was incorrectly released, lost or compromised.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:46



Man swept to sea during baptism ceremony in California
GUADALUPE, Calif. — Rescuers have ended their search for a 43-year-old man swept to sea during a baptism ceremony on a Southern California beach.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:46



Gallery: Kings of Leon to rock Saddledome on Tuesday
Kings of Leon are bringing their North American tour to Calgary on Tuesday with a 7:30 p.m. show at the Saddledome. The rock band played in Vancouver on Sunday evening and in Montreal on Feb. 24. Their Calgary stop will be followed by tour dates in Edmonton on Wednesday and Saskatoon on Friday.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:45



Rural pot farms spark concern over crime
When is a farmer’s crop no longer just another crop? When it’s marijuana. Starting Tuesday, new regulations will allow commercial growers to legally supply medical marijuana to more than 40,000 users authorized by Health Canada.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:44



Stampede riverbank restoration raises red flags for homeowners
A group of homeowners who fear their riverside neighbourhoods are at risk of being “sacrificed” are calling on the City of Calgary to immediately suspend all flood mitigation projects. Comprised of homeowners in Elbow Park, Elboya, Ramsay, Erlton, Mission, and Rideau-Roxboro, the Elbow River in Calgary (ERIC) group wants all riverbank repairs, berm, and flood barrier construction within city limits to halt until more research can be done about potential upstream and downstream impacts.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:44



Darren Entwistle stepping down as president and CEO of Telus
CALGARY - Telus Corp. announced Monday that long-time president and chief executive Darren Entwistle will be stepping down in May as part of a number of leadership changes in the company, effective with its annual general meeting on May 8. Entwistle is being appointed executive chair of the company.
Newspaper: Calgary Herald
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 11:11:44



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