How can 824 women disappear without raising alarm?

Canada is treating the cases of missing First Nations and Metis women with indifference

How can 824 women disappear without raising alarm?WINNIPEG, MB, Mar 14, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The numbers have always been sad, and horrific, but the new, revised, updated and more accurate database which substantially increases the total of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada is a complete indictment on our society. How can 824 of our fellow citizens disappear without a…

US undermining Venezuelan revolution

If the coup succeeds, it will be another victory for graft and corruption

US undermining Venezuelan revolutionMark Taliano attended a conference organized by Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers. Speakers included : Pablo Vivanco from the Hugo Chavez peoples’ defense front, Maria Victor Paez from the Circulo Bolivariano – Louis Riel, Beatrice Santiago from the Latin American and Caribbean solidarity network and Camilo Cahis from HOW campaign The narrative of the speakers…

Japan’s nuclear state of denial

Three years on, Japan’s nuclear establishment continues to deny the ongoing crisis

Japan’s nuclear state of denialBy Jeff Richmond Contributor Troy Media CALGARY, AB, Mar 13, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I was there, in Japan, the day the big one hit three years ago this week. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake threw my colleagues and me to the floor of the newsroom where we worked. The terrifying shock made the next two…

What to do with Olympic venues once the Games are over

Recycle and reuse the infrastructure

What to do with Olympic venues once the Games are overWINNIPEG, MB, Mar 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Last month, the eyes of the world were on Sochi, Russia, as it welcomed athletes and spectators to one of the most popular sporting events on the planet. Hosting the Olympic Games is seen by many to be an honour, as is evidenced by the effort many…

Survey points finger at banks and financial institutions for lack of growth in Alberta tech sector

Marketing and manpower, management, networking and internal investment important to growth

Survey points finger at banks and financial institutions for lack of growth in Alberta tech sectorEDMONTON, AB, Mar 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Banks and financial institutions, multi-nationals and governments are not viewed as effective for growing small technology businesses, according to a survey released today by the Alberta Council of Technologies (ABCtech). More important and where help is needed most is in access to marketing and manpower, management, networking…

Canada’s LNG export industry could benefit from the “Ukrainian Crisis”

The US could start moving more gas to Europe, opening the door for Canada to sell to Asia

Canada’s LNG export industry could benefit from the “Ukrainian Crisis”EDMONTON, AB, Mar 10, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The "Ukrainian Crisis" could be a game changer for the Canadian and global energy industry. While the direct impact on Canada from the crisis is negligible, the fallout could be immense. The crisis has affected Ukraine's nascent natural gas industry as well as the pipelines used to…

Solving the tech finance conundrum

New investment club a Main Street alternative to Wall Street

Solving the tech finance conundrumEDMONTON, AB, Mar 10, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Joe Batty is that definition of a miracle, a Chartered Accountant with a ‘personality’. Batty’s a gray hair who loves to share his ideas about the state of the modern economy. As a newly graduated CA in the ‘60s, Joe articled with the firm of Clarkson, Gordon…

Canada and Saudi Arabia getting closer

Significant commercial deals have been signed

Canada and Saudi Arabia getting closerRIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Mar 10, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Is a new era of amity, cooperation and understanding between energy rich Canada and OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, in the all-important energy sector, in the cards? If the signs are to be believed, it seems very much in the making. Ottawa and Riyadh are getting closer…

Would you really want to live forever?

If so, would it change the way you behave, knowing you may never go to Hell?

Would you really want to live forever?WINNIPEG, MB, Mar 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Manitoba-raised fashion magnate and millionaire Peter Nygard says he is using stem cell research to slow the aging process. He claims that applications of the stem-cells will benefit humankind by providing knowledge about reversing fatal diseases. I hope Mr. Nygard doesn’t mind that he will not be…

‘Free World’ needs to grow a backbone before handling Putin

Before the bombs start flying, however, the West needs to be clear about what it stands for

‘Free World’ needs to grow a backbone before handling PutinEDMONTON, AB, Mar 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Last week Hilary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, compared Russia’s invasion of Crimea to Hitler’s 1938 occupation of the Sudetenland (Western Czechoslovakia) in the run up to the Second World War. While making clear she was not comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, Clinton also suggested…