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Whitecap Resources Inc. signs deal to acquire privately held Beaumont Energy Inc.

Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP) has signed a deal to acquire privately held Beaumont Energy Inc. in a stock−and−cash deal valued at $587.5 million including debt. Under the agreement,...

Climate change altering jet stream, causing storms to "get stuck"

There’s something really interesting happening with the jet stream right now.

Homeless vets in Calgary could be in renovated apartments by Christmas

CALGARY – Homeless veterans in Calgary will soon have a place to call home. The Calgary Homeless Foundation purchased a 16-unit building in southwest Calgary with funding from the Alberta government...

Acclaimed Canadian actor Gerald Auger nabs role in new AMC series Hell on Wheels

Auger made film history when he joined the cast of My West. It was the first spaghetti western to use First Nations actors in aboriginal roles.

Royal thrones planned in advance for visiting newlyweds

No detail is too small for Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming Canadian tour. In preparation for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, officials are using strategic military tactics to map...

Drop the puck! NHL team jetting back to Winnipeg from Atlanta

WINNIPEG -- Canada is getting a seventh NHL team. True North Sports and Entertainment says an agreement has been finalized that will see the Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg. The move still needs...

Illegal aliens live first in U.S. then try to get status in Canada: Wikileaks

Vancouver one of the prime destinations after migrants cool their heels in the States, report says.

GZA at Fortune Sound Club

What do Bill Murray and this man have in common?

Howl with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg and a batch of new films from Europe

James Franco is a young Allen Ginsberg in the story of his infamous poem Howl. (Read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 3

Volkmar Richter’s best bets for Saturday at VIFF include a celebrated acting performance by Javier Bardem, a rousing equal pay campaign, a violent samurai battle and real soldiers fighting in Afghanis