Downloadable Shows and Movies on Netflix

pexels-photo-88737Going on road trips is about to get a little more entertaining!

Netflix has announced you can now download shows and movies for when you don’t have internet access.

Some of your favorite shows like Breaking Bad, Narcos and Spotlight all are avaliable to download to your devices.

The content streaming service says more downloadable shows and movies are coming at no additional cost to users.

Amazon.com, which runs a video streaming service andĀ  has allowed users to download selected shows and movies for almost a year.

  • Alison MacKinnon

Jim Carr Talks Pipelines

15281128_10154383516201749_930498649_nFederal Natural Resource Minister, Jim Carr kicked off his pipeline sales mission at the Calgary Chamber.

Minister Carr, says the approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and the Enbridge Line 3, both follow the environmental guidelines of Canada and that the Government would never approve something that didn’t.

Carr emphasized the high standards the projects were approved under.

The minister says he will try to explain to Canadians why the government sees these projects as a need for all people.

Carr agreed he sees his role as the cheerleader for these projects now that they’ve been approved, especially after the decisions showed the government’s view of their necessity.

  • Alison MacKinnon

Uber in Calgary

driver-w-cellphoneThe City of Calgary agreed to lift its injunction on Uber drivers and will move forward with its application.

On November 29th, a lawyer representing Uber’s drivers asked the City to agree to have the injunction lifted.

The City has reviewed and confirmed that UberĀ  met its licensing requirements and its drivers have fulfilled the safety and administration requirements of the Livery Transport Bylaw.

Manager of Compliance for The City of Calgary, Marc Halat, says safety is and always has been a top priority and they are pleased Uber has met the bylaw requirements.

Uber will be able to operate in Calgary as of early December.

  • Alison MacKinnon

Goverments provide help with 2016 Bovine Tuberculosis Assistance Initiative

Producers that are experiencing extraordinary costs due to bovine tuberculosis (also known as bovine TB) quarantine measures are now eligible for financial assistance under the AgriRecovery Framework.

The announcement was made today by Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier.

The initiative will provide assistance to producers to cover the extra costs that have come along with the latest quarantine measures.

The measures covered will include feeding and water infrastructure, feed for the animals, transportation, cleaning and disinfection as well as interest costs on loans due to the circumstances.

Producers in the meantime can continue to access immediate help to address cash flow pressures through the Advance Payments Program (APP).

Under APP, producers are eligible for an advance up to $400,000, with the first $100,000 being interest free.

  • Kara Oosterhuis

The Recommendation to Remove Justice Camp

justice-scaleAlberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley, issued a statement following the recommendation from an inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council to remove Justice Robin Camp.

Federal Court Justice Robin Camp asked a woman during a rape trial why she couldn’t just keep her knees together.

The inquiry committee confirmed that Justice Camp relied on discredited myths and stereotypes about women and victim-blaming during the trail and in his reasons for judgment.

Ganley says this recommendation is an important step forward to reinforce the way our courts should approach sexual assault cases.

She went on to say Albertans must have confidence in the judicial system and I am absolutely committed to ending any instances where sexual violence is excused or explained by blaming victims.

  • Alison MacKinnon

Trans Mountain Pipeline Causes Controversy

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Vancouver broke out in protests yesterday after Justin Trudeau’s announcement approving the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge’s pipeline expansion from Alberta to the US.

The Trans Mountain pipeline will expand the current pipeline which cuts through the Burnaby Mountain and will dramatically increase tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet.

Protesters say they feel like Trudeau threw them under the bus and they are willing to face arrest in their efforts to stop the project.

Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, supports the protests and says he is profoundly disappointed with the decision and will continue to speak out against Kinder Morgan.

On the flip side… energy sector officials are happy with the approvals though Trudeau rejected the Northern Gateway pipeline.

-Kendall Robertson

Kinder Morgan and Enbridge line 3 pipelines approved

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By Jeff Slack

The Federal Government has approved 2 major pipeline projects today.

Kinder Morgan will expand its pipeline between Alberta and Burnaby and cost about $6.8 billion dollars.

This line will produce about 900,000 barrels of oil a day which would triple the current amount it produces.

Enbridge Line 3 will replace an older pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta to Wisconsin and cost $7.5 billion dollars.

This will carry 760,000 barrels a day which is double what it produces now.

Justin Trudeau made the announcement from Ottawa saying “If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C coast I would reject it”.

Trudeau did reject the Northern Gateway pipeline that was suppose to run from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C.

The Northern Gateway was strongly opposed by B.C. residents with 50 per cent against it and only 35 per cent supported it.