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Lawrence Hong’s departure is painful but ‘his legacy is something we all carry with us’Val Fortney

calgaryherald.com — "Remember to smile, to play to your strengths and approach each day with unfaltering optimism. Remember to take time for others around you, take a second to have a genuine connection, to buy a coffee or grab a beer, to make a friend, to ride bikes - and if you receive that kind of attention, take notice and say thank you."
Fortney column: Lawrence Hong’s departure is painful but ‘his legacy is something we all carry with us’ calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/L… #yyc
Such a lovely tribute to the man known for the "Lawrence brand of optimism.” Another yyc stabbing victim laid to rest calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/L…
RT @AnnaliseAK: Lawrence Hong’s departure is painful but ‘his legacy is something we all carry with us’ calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/L… #yyc
Lawrence Hong’s departure is painful but ‘his legacy is something we all carry with us’ calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/L… #yyc

Redford asks to collect pay while absent from legislature

calgaryherald.com — EDMONTON - Former premier Alison Redford has notified the Alberta legislature Speaker's office that she has a legitimate excuse for not attending the legislative assembly. Redford's staff advised the Speaker she is declaring her absence under rules that exempt MLAs from being docked pay if they can't attend due to illness or injury, bereavement, or public or official business outside the legislature, said a spokeswoman for the Speakers' office.

Two years after majority win, Tory reign in peril

calgaryherald.com — Alberta Tories will mark a two-year anniversary Wednesday - an upset victory at the ballot box to extend their political dynasty - but any celebration will likely be bittersweet.
RT @ChrisVarcoe: Two years ago, Redford won majority AB gov. Now, she's resigned & questions loom over the PCs' future http://t.co/F9UDAUeg…
Two years ago, Redford won majority AB gov. Now, she's resigned & questions loom over the PCs' future calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg #cdnpoli
RT @planetjanetyyc: 2 yrs later ... I don't think the #pcaa ever appreciated the warning the public was trying to give them. #ableg calgaryherald.com/touch/story.ht…
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Alberta small business confidence slips

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Confidence levels among Alberta's entrepreneurs slipped in April, dropping the province to third overall in the country behind Saskatchewan and British Columbia, according to the latest Business Barometer survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The survey, which was released Thursday, said Alberta dropped two points in April to 70.7, following a 5.6 point gain in February and March.

‘Move more eat less’ isn’t as simple as it seems, University of Ottawa study shows

calgaryherald.com — Any quest to lose weight involves monitoring both calories in and calories out, as the key to dropping unwanted pounds is expending more calories than you consume. Yet time and time again researchers have revealed that most people underestimate the number of calories they put in their mouth and overestimate the amount of energy they expend.
'Move more eat less’ isn’t as simple as it seems, says U of Ottawa study- piece by Jill Barker calgaryherald.com/health/diet-fi… #health #obesity

Redford asks to collect pay while absent from legislature

calgaryherald.com — EDMONTON - Former premier Alison Redford has notified the Alberta legislature Speaker's office that she has a legitimate excuse for not attending the legislative assembly. Redford's staff advised the Speaker she is declaring her absence under rules that exempt MLAs from being docked pay if they can't attend due to illness or injury, bereavement, or public or official business outside the legislature, said a spokeswoman for the Speakers' office.
RT @cselley: Redford asks to collect pay while absent from legislature calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… Amazing. Someone should write a book about this woman.
Redford asks to collect pay while absent from legislature calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… Amazing. Someone should write a book about this woman.

Will he or won’t he? Push for Prentice to enter race ramps up

calgaryherald.com — Will he or won't he? Speculation is mounting that former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice will soon reveal whether he will enter the race for Progressive Conservative leader - and become the favourite to become Alberta's next premier.

Medicine Hat ‘rat patrol’ finds dozens of rat carcasses

calgaryherald.com — They're back. Nearly 80 rat carcasses have been found in a southern Alberta dump over the last three weeks. Agricultural field men, known as the 'rat patrol' have been working to eradicate the pests after several rats were spotted in the Medicine Hat landfill earlier this month.

Alberta explores making companies pay if they don’t preserve wetlands

calgaryherald.com — The Alberta government is considering a wide-ranging policy for conservation offsets, starting with a test project on wetlands in the southern part of the province later this year. The policy, which would be used as a guide for landowners, municipalities and companies, could ultimately cover air, land, water and biodiversity.

Prescribed burn planned for Waterton Lakes Thursday

calgaryherald.com — A prescribed fire is planned Thursday for Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta. The area, known as the Eskerine Complex, is located between the bison paddock, Lower Waterton Lakes and the Red Rock Road. If that goes well, fire crews may also burn part of the Red Rock Complex in the Blakiston Valley.

Opposition condemns Alberta government for political meddling in freedom of information act requests

calgaryherald.com — Opposition parties unanimously condemned the government Wednesday after a leaked memo showed the highest-ranking Tory politicians in Alberta created an unprecedented system to intercept potentially damaging requests for information filed by reporters and opposition parties. The Nov.
RT @HeraldHeadlines: Opposition condemns Alberta government for political meddling in freedom of information act requests dlvr.it/5TMCrB

Disciplinary body arguing it's above judicial scrutiny in nude judge's case

calgaryherald.com — TORONTO - The council that handles complaints against Canada's judges, including one against a Manitoba justice photographed in the nude, has taken its fight against judicial scrutiny of its own conduct to the Federal Court of Appeal.
RT @Perkel: Judging the judge's judges Part II: Canadian Judicial Council goes to Appeal Court in nude judge case. #cdnpoli j.mp/1ia5WRg
Judging the judge's judges Part II: Canadian Judicial Council goes to Appeal Court in nude judge case. #cdnpoli j.mp/1ia5WRg

Spring skiing going strong: Snow is still falling at Alberta’s ski resorts

blogs.calgaryherald.com — Spring ski season is still going strong at the ski resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Sunshine Village, famous for its great spring skiing conditions, is reporting 30 cm of snow in the past week, and more in the forecast this weekend. Resort officials report a base of 213 cm, with nearly 30 feet of snow falling so far.

6.7 earthquake off Northern Vancouver Island shakes coastal residents

calgaryherald.com — An earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island shook coastal residents Wednesday evening. The quake registered a magnitude of 6.7, according to the United States Geological Survey, and it happened at 8:10 p.m. The USGS said the quake was situated about 94 kilometres south of Port Hardy and 157 kilometers west of Campbell River.
RT @HeraldHeadlines: 6.7 earthquake on Northern Vancouver Island shakes coastal residents dlvr.it/5TMzNn