It's called obituary piracy and it's causing headaches for funeral homes across the country, as well as pain for those already grieving the loss of a loved one. Jeff Hagel of McInnis & Holloway in Calgary says his funeral home received more than half a dozen calls on Wednesday alone from confused clients.
The father of a 26-year-old man who died by suicide while in psychiatric care at the Foothills hospital says a public fatality inquiry into his son's death is largely worthless. "There seems to be difficulty in initiating any changes to the monolithic healthcare system," said Bob Reader. "There's no real substance to that report, I mean, it's kind of lip service, it's not really helpful." His son, James Reader, voluntarily checked himself into the psychiatric unit on Dec. 29, 2014.
After years of attempts at reform, and countless hours spent debating individual applications at Calgary city council, secondary suites are one significant step closer to being allowed city-wide. A majority of councillors — 10 to 5 — voted to allow suites as a discretionary use in all areas of Calgary, meaning applicants will no longer have to plead their case directly to councillors and the mayor.
Latest fun dealing with City of Calgary media relations: I can't really help you, I'm not involved, just reading an email chain.
Okay. Can I have the number of the person supposedly dealing with my media request that is going on 24 hours now?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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