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Jan Rose

Citizen based in Calgary, AB, Canada. Joined on Apr 28, 2009


Recession pushing up meat prices

The recession that lowers prices in some areas is pushing them up on dinner tables. Canadians should brace for higher meat prices in the future.

First grain, now beef prices affected

Canadians facing higher prices for products with grain can add beef to the list thanks to mother nature in western Canada.

Alberta proceeding on municipal spending watchdog

Alberta is moving incrementally to have a provincially appointed municipal auditor general watching over city or town councils.

Ottawa, National Farmers Union in row over captive supply

A letter of complaint from the National Farmers Union (NFU) has touched off a row between it and the Federal Minister of agriculture, Gerry Ritz.

Western Canada crop production affected by chilly weather

The Canadian Wheat Board foecasts that chilly weather in Western Canada is expected to drop major crop production in Western Canada by 20 per cent.

Alberta health superboard embraces private analysis labs

Alberta's medical superboard is under fire from New Democrat Party leader Brian Mason for its decision to consolidate a service that analyzes pap smears.

Enbridge behind controversial grassroots group

Pipeline giant Enbridge of Calgary, Alberta, admits that is footing the bill for a northern advocacy group in British Columbia to generate community support for its proposed $4.5 billion pipeline project.

Ottawa criticized for poor communications

Talking points in an internal memo prepared for Conservative members of the Alberta legislative assembly reveals a growing division between federal and provincial Tories.

Lack of beds in Alberta hospitals hampers emergency treatment

In wealthy Alberta, Canada's richest province, emergency care at a hospital is compromised by a lack of beds to send patients to.

U.S., Canada, on collision over water?

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has been given intervenor status before the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to fight a proposed dam that threatens to submerge a river valley in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

Alberta Health nixes prostate laser surgery

Despite an offer recently from Canada Safeway at the eleventh hour, the only laser surgery for enlarged prostates was removed from the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. The grocery chain offered to pay $100,000 or more to keep the machine running.

Park wardens decry lack of enforcement

Even as Parks Canada entices Canadians with an advertising campaign to visit national parks this year, former park wardens are warning there is inadequate protection.

Canada, U.S. urged to protect Waterton-Glacier Park

Canada and the United States could get a very black eye should Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park be designated a World Heritage Site in Danger.

Coming to a store near you

Like it or not Canadian consumers could unknowingly be eating genetically modified Atlantic salmon in the future developed by a US company.

New job interview method being corporatized

Job seekers take note: a new interview method developed at McMaster University that is difficult to ace might appear in the corporate world.

Federal political appointments stir ire of scientists

The Harper government is being accused by top Canadian scientists of politicizing science funding and jeopardizing climate research.

Strong opposition to genetically modified alfalfa

Eighty groups have called on the federal government to stop the introduction and field testing of genetically modified alfalfa by Monsanto.

Parks Canada freezes entrance fees

Parks Canada is freezing national gate fees. The freeze includes Jasper and Banff, to entice Canadians to visit more often.

Wal-Mart makes Calgary distribution hub

Wal-Mart Canada is to build a 400,000-square-foot grocery distribution centre in Balzac, Alberta, just north of Calgary, at a cost of $115 million.

Former oil and gas executive heads Alberta climate change fund

A former businessman with ties to the oil and gas industry in the Canadian province of Alberta will head a multi-million dollar climate change technology fund.
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