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Five things to watch for Monday at city council

Monday marks the last city council meeting before the August break, and a bulky agenda awaits Calgary’s elected leaders. Here are five things council is set to discuss before meetings resume in September. 789 more words

Local News

Telus Corp claims new refund regulations will cost the company ‘tens of millions’

Telus Corp. is unimpressed with new refund regulations it claims will cost the company tens of millions of dollars annually.

Canada’s third-largest telecommunications provider filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission over a May decision requiring wireless, voice and Internet service providers to pay prorated refunds to customers who cancel prepaid contracts. 366 more words

FP Tech Desk

Payne: Cities shortchanged by system

By Hilary Payne

Cities, and indeed all municipalities, have a difficult role to play. On the one hand they supply all the basic service needs of the public either directly with roads, sewers sewage treatment parks, community centres, pools, the list goes on and on, or indirectly by subsidizing other bodies such as waste authorities, health units, conservation authorities, etc. 610 more words

Columnists

Book excerpt: A prime minister, his dead dog and the opening of Ottawa's Lord Elgin Hotel

On the day, 75 years ago this week, that Mackenzie King officially opened the Lord Elgin Hotel, a new symbol of the stately capital he had long dreamed of building, Canada’s most successful — and peculiar — prime minister was an emotional mess over the death of his dog. 1,151 more words

Local News

Wall needs to be heard on carbon tax

There is never a good time for a new tax — especially if you are in Premier Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government and especially if that tax impacts the oil sector. 692 more words

Columnists

Graham Thomson: Talk of federal carbon tax doesn't worry Rachel Notley

Whitehorse — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall arrived at the annual two-day premiers’ conference in the Yukon on Thursday with a chip on his shoulder the size of a birchbark canoe. 673 more words

Politics

5 things Brad Wall and other provincial leaders spoke about on the first day of the premiers' meeting in Whitehorse

Thursday marked the Council of the Federation’s first official day of meetings in the Yukon, with several topics being covered off by the province’s premiers. 444 more words

Saskatchewan