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John Forzani in serious condition in California hospital

calgaryherald.com — Prominent Calgary businessman, community leader and former football star John Forzani is in a Palm Springs hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. On Thursday, the Eisenhower Medical Center confirmed Forzani is a patient in the facility's intensive care unit. Forzani is a founder of The Forzani Group and ran the company for many years.

Province announces $5.5 million boost to legal aid

calgaryherald.com — Photograph by: Christina Ryan Christina Ryan , Calgary Herald The provincial government will immediately increase its funding for legal aid by $5.5 million to ensure coverage for more low-income Albertans. The cash injection will allow Legal Aid Alberta, the society mandated to provide discounted legal services to low-income clients, to reinstate coverage to recipients of Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.

Devon wins approval of Pike oilsands project

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY ­ The Alberta government has officially signed off on a 105,000-barrel-per-day thermal oilsands project proposed by Devon Energy Corp. and BP PLC. The province gave order-in-council approval of the project in northeastern Alberta on Thursday, about two and a half years after Devon made application to the predecessor of the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Healingslowly: Devon Energy and BP have won #Ableg approval of their Pike 105,000-bpd thermal #oilsands project. On stream by 2018. bit.ly/1rXs2aU

Oct 30, 2014

Devon Energy and BP have won #Ableg approval of their Pike 105,000-bpd thermal #oilsands project. On stream by 2018. bit.ly/1rXs2aU

A foggy Calgary morning

calgaryherald.com — Wildrose MLAs were keeping quiet for the most part Wednesday on the planned review of Danielle Smith's leadership, but one outspoken caucus member said it's not Smith who is causing the party's problems. Joe Anglin said he supports Smith, who on Tuesday called for a leadership review at the party's upcoming annual general meeting after Wildrose failed to win any of the four byelections held earlier this week.

Flood diversion project no longer based on economic worth, documents show

calgaryherald.com — The province no longer wants projections of economic worth included in the environmental impact assessment report for a proposed $200-million river diversion project to protect Calgary from flooding. A document obtained by the Herald shows government bureaucrats proposed in July that the report on the Springbank offstream reservoir would need a cost-benefit ratio that would assist the province's natural resources regulator in deciding whether to approve construction.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @mattmcclure2: Flood diversion project no longer based on economic worth, documents show shar.es/10tdQv #ableg #abfloods #yyc

John Forzani on life support in California hospital

calgaryherald.com — Prominent Calgary businessman, community leader and former football star John Forzani is in a Palm Springs hospital after suffering a stroke or heart attack. On Thursday, the Eisenhower Medical Center confirmed Forzani is a patient in the facility's intensive care unit. A spokesperson said Forzani's condition is "undetermined."

TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says its regulatory application for the proposed Energy East pipeline is a massive document with 30,000 pages that provide a comprehensive analysis of the project's impact on the economy and environment. The $12-billion project would be one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever built in Canada, spanning six provinces and 4,600 kilometres.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Herald_Business: TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline dlvr.it/7Mhcfj

CUFF.Docs unveils eclectic lineup of non-fiction films

calgaryherald.com — An alt-rocker-turned-filmmaker from Wales and a magician best known for challenging supernatural claims will be among the confirmed guests at the second annual CUFF.Docs festival. Gruff Rhys, the frontman of Welsh psychedelic rockers Super Furry Animals, will be bringing his film American Interior to the festival and performing at the Palomino.

BDSM not abuse but way to spice up sex life in safe, consensual way: adherents

calgaryherald.com — TORONTO - Fired CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi's admission that he engages in rough sex has Canadians hearing a term that many may be unfamiliar with - BDSM, or bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism. So just what does BDSM involve and what draws adherents to this kind of sex?
Oct 30, 2014

The Ghomeshi affair is a lot of things. But it’s not an indictment of BDSM. calgaryherald.com/health/BDSM+ab…

Smith should clean house, advises only Wildrose MLA venturing an opinion

calgaryherald.com — Wildrose MLAs were keeping quiet for the most part Wednesday on the planned review of Danielle Smith's leadership, but one outspoken caucus member said it's not Smith who is causing the party's problems. Joe Anglin said he supports Smith, who on Tuesday called for a leadership review at the party's upcoming annual general meeting after Wildrose failed to win any of the four byelections held earlier this week.
Oct 30, 2014

“I would’ve rolled some heads,” says Wildrose MLA; Danielle Smith should clean house, advises Joe Anglin. calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #yyc #ableg

Oct 30, 2014

“Victory brings everybody together and defeat just opens up all the cans of worms. It always does.” calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg

Oct 30, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: ICYMI: Most Wildrose MLAs kept quiet about leadership review, but one said Danielle Smith should clean house: bit.ly/1tUfaYL #ableg

Oct 30, 2014

Most Wildrose MLAs mum on Smith leadership, Anglin advises her to "clean house" after campaign calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg

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Ewart: Less is more in drilling forecast

calgaryherald.com — The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is forecasting an almost seven per cent drop in the number of wells drilled next year, but that isn't the half of it. In a rapidly changing industry, the total number of holes punched in the ground - PSAC predicts there will be 10,100 wells drilled in 2015 - doesn't accurately reflect actual oilfield activity these days.

Home Depot breaks ground on new Calgary Rapid Deployment Centre

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - The Home Depot Canada officially broke ground Thursday on its first Rapid Deployment Centre in Western Canada to be located in Calgary's Dufferin North Industrial Park in the southeast. The retailer said the centre will create more than 150 jobs for the community throughout its construction and opening.

Alberta small business confidence nears post-recession high

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Alberta small business confidence is nearing its post-recession high but more than half of entrepreneurs in the province say the shortage of labour remains their biggest challenge. The latest Business Barometer, released Thursday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said Alberta's small business confidence rose almost one point in October to 74.6, the highest level for the index in two and a half years.

Province upgrading fire safety systems at seniors care homes

calgaryherald.com — EDMONTON - Alberta is committing $70 million over three years to upgrade sprinkler and fire safety systems in government owned seniors care facilities, Premier Jim Prentice announced Wednesday. The funding commitment, following up on a promise the premier made during his recent PC leadership campaign, was announced as "a first step" to protecting seniors in nursing and long-term care facilities, Prentice told seniors at Edmonton's Kiwanis Place Lodge.

Calgary's priciest home for sale for $11.5M

calgaryherald.com — Take a sneak peek inside Jim Shaw's $11.5-million mansion in Cresent Heights.

Suncor profits fall during the third quarter on lower prices, currency swings

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. posted lower profits for the third quarter, but the bottom line beat the expectations of analysts. The Calgary-based company said its net earnings were $919 million, or 63 cents per share, down from nearly $1.7 billion, or $1.13 per share, a year earlier.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Herald_Business: Suncor profits fall during the third quarter on lower prices, currency swings dlvr.it/7Mhkfr

Home construction in Calgary expected to cool off after projected record year in 2014

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Total housing starts in the Calgary census metropolitan area are projected to reach a record high this year but then moderate in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report released Thursday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. And the city's resale market will also set a record for annual MLS sales.
Oct 30, 2014

Home construction in Calgary expected to cool off after projected record year in 2014 calgaryherald.com/business/Calga…

Saskatchewan and Alberta to lead salary gains in 2015

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - The resource-rich provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta are forecast to lead salary gains across Canada next year. The Conference Board of Canada's Compensation Planning Outlook 2015, released on Thursday, said Saskatchewan and Alberta employers will lead the nation with projected average increases of 3.6 per cent and 3.5 per cent respectively.

Alberta wages top all provinces

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Alberta continues to lead the country when it comes to wages. A report released Thursday by Statistics Canada indicates Alberta is the top province when it comes to average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees at $1,165 in August.