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How the Internet Saved 'Doctor Who' [Happy Birthday Doctor!]

How the Internet Saved 'Doctor Who' [Happy Birthday Doctor!] | all things magrath | Scoop.it

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doctor who #savetheday weekend. I need a Dr Appt .. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:10 PM


Pete Pachal:  "The inside story of how a small team of Doctor Who fans working for the BBC in the early 2000s helped get the show back on the air."

David Hain's curator insight, November 23, 2013 8:00 AM

As we wait for tonight's Dr Who extravaganza, reflect on how a small, committted group can achieve miracles by working together.

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ACPC Hosting 3 Valuable Events in Alberta early 2015

ACPC Hosting 3 Valuable Events in Alberta early 2015 | all things magrath | Scoop.it
Events focused on different aspects of profitability including: agronomy, marketing, and management
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CYB 2014 Winners

CYB 2014 Winners | all things magrath | Scoop.it
Congratulations to our Citizen, Youth, and Business of the Year Winners 2014! Mr Tyler Alston , Miss Alyssa Doig , and Mr Wayne Harris of Jenex Contracting Ltd .. Tickets for the Chamber CYB 'Mardi...
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Alberta government severance payments in 2014 top $3.5 million, list shows

Alberta government severance payments in 2014 top $3.5 million, list shows | all things magrath | Scoop.it
The Alberta government paid $1.5 million in severance to 10 civil servants in the second half of 2014 alone, the latest release from the province’s sunshine list shows.
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Rural house prices on the rise - Lethbridge Herald

Rural house prices on the rise - Lethbridge Herald | all things magrath | Scoop.it
Rural house prices on the rise
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In Raymond, last year's typical single-family sale was $185,986, reports show, while nearby in Magrath the price was $189,245. Head farther south, and a home in Warner was averaging less than $98,000.
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Alberta parents soon can’t pull kids out of class when homosexuality discussed

Alberta parents soon can’t pull kids out of class when homosexuality discussed | all things magrath | Scoop.it
A new bill introduced by the Alberta government will no longer allow parents to pull their children out of class when homosexuality is discussed.

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More detailed data sought on railways’ Prairie grain traffic

Federally-mandated reporting on grain traffic on Canada’s two main railways is now expected to show the flow on a weekly rather than monthly basis.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz dropped into Winnipeg Monday for meetings with members of the industry-led Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) and accepted a number of its “early recommendations” on improvements to the grain handling system.

Out of those, he proposed Monday to require an “expanded range of metrics and reporting frequency” from the Grain Monitoring Program, which Edmonton-based Quorum Corp. runs on Ottawa’s behalf.

Where Quorum, which has run the program since 2001 under joint contract to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Transport Canada, has previously reported monthly grain handling data on a quarterly basis, it will now be asked to provide monthly data on grain movements, broken down on a week-by-week basis.

Where a Jan. 21 announcement of a new working group to turn up new efficiencies in the grain supply chain was meant to look at grain logistics in the longer-term, “what we’re addressing today are some of the problems we’re facing today,” Ritz said at a press conference. [Related story]

The new reporting requirements call for weekly “order fulfillment information” including car orders placed by all grain companies; car orders accepted by railways; car orders “actually placed” by railways; and cancellations of orders.

The tightened program also calls for reporting of weekly loads on wheels by carrier; the covered hopper car fleet size in grain service for both mainline carriers by class of service, also weekly; weekly port terminal unloading performance, such as unloads at each port, details on arrival and unloading time at terminals, and “constructive placement dwell.”

It further calls for data on railway grain traffic to Eastern Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, such as volumes, loaded transit times and cycle times, as well as on U.S. grain traffic to Prairie destinations and Prairie grain traffic shipped to port via containers.

More detailed reporting “will facilitate better communication between supply chain participants, improve predictability through a better understanding of supply chain variability, and support improved planning, thereby reducing overall costs to the supply chain,” the government said.

The changes call for information from “all aspects” of the supply chain, not just the railways, Ritz said.

The railways, he said, “have to be transparent in why, when they’re asked for 150 cars (at an elevator), they only deliver 100… (When they say) ‘That’s what we’ve always done,’ that’s not good enough.”

Ritz said he would be meeting with representatives of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway (CN, CP) later Monday, and noted both companies “have alluded they can do better.”

On top of the CLWG’s early recommendations, Ritz said the department “look(s) forward to seeing its comprehensive report in the near future.”

Dennis Thiessen, a Steinbach-area farmer and director with Grain Growers of Canada, said in a release that the CLWG’s early recommendations “make sense and they are needed at this time. Improving the frequency of reporting and better communications with industry, railways, government and farmers at the table is what is needed to get the grain moving.”

Noting last year’s record crop and higher yields, GGC president Gary Stanford of Magrath, Alta. said in the same release that with “new technologies and better and more sustainable farming practices, there is no doubt that farmers’ yields will continue to increase.”

While recognizing a severe winter and increased competition for track space from other commodities such as oil, “we need to highlight the reality of larger grain volumes to the railways going forward as this will have an impact on future movement by rail,” he said. – AGCanada.com Network


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Magrath vs. Raymond Zenith Classic 12/20/2014

Magrath Zenith's vs. Raymond Comets live from the TK Gym in Magrath, AB. Semi Final action, 4A Boys Basketball.
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Wildrose defectors may face bumpy ride in party nomination process

Wildrose defectors may face bumpy ride in party nomination process | all things magrath | Scoop.it
High-profile defectors from the Wildrose Party to the Progressive Conservative government will likely have to battle to win Tory nominations in their new ridings, even with an endorsement from Prem...

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Moila Aokuso and friends perform Haka at Magrath Chamber of Commerce Gala, 2014

Moila Aokuso and friends.
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good times last year at the Gala .. this year it will be Mardi Gras .. see magrathchamber.com

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New provincial park a special gift to all Albertans | Alberta.ca

New provincial park a special gift to all Albertans | Alberta.ca | all things magrath | Scoop.it
Three hundred and eighty hectares of undisturbed native grassland has been donated to Alberta’s provincial parks system.     | Alberta.ca
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Amazing Wildlife on Twitter

Amazing Wildlife on Twitter | all things magrath | Scoop.it
A guy went into his backyard in Alberta, Canada. And there he found a fox, peacefully asleep. pic.twitter.com/9kqvk0dbs6
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ATB forecast predicts oil prices will cut Alberta's growth in half for 2015 - Calgary Herald

ATB forecast predicts oil prices will cut Alberta's growth in half for 2015 - Calgary Herald | all things magrath | Scoop.it
A precipitous drop in the price of crude oil has negatively altered the outlook for Alberta’s economy in 2015, but even with the expected slowdown, an outright recession is highly unlikely, says a ...
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Magrath Remembrance Day Program 2014

Each year the elementary school along with the junior and senior high school partner with the Town of Magrath for a Remembrance Day program. This year town c...
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Alberta oil firms keep pumping as prices collapse

Alberta oil firms keep pumping as prices collapse | all things magrath | Scoop.it
Even as crude crashes below $50, companies in the oil sands are set to boost output by 300,000 barrels a day in 2015
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Chamber CYB Gala

Chamber CYB Gala | all things magrath | Scoop.it
Dec 2014: Tickets are now on sale online as well as at the  Magrath Pharmacy , ATB Financial and at 1st Choice Savings  at $20 per person or with sponsored name at $175 for a table of 8.
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Treacherous commute on Alberta roads and highways after winter snowstorm - Globalnews.ca

Treacherous commute on Alberta roads and highways after winter snowstorm - Globalnews.ca | all things magrath | Scoop.it
EMS is responding to a number of motor vehicle collisions in and around Calgary.
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Extreme cold warning issued for Edmonton, much of central Alberta - Globalnews.ca

Extreme cold warning issued for Edmonton, much of central Alberta - Globalnews.ca | all things magrath | Scoop.it
The extreme cold warning was dropped for some places around Alberta on Sunday, but as of Monday morning remained in place for areas north of Edmonton.
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Anderson: Why I chose to cross the floor

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Re: "Defectors from Wildrose party deserve political oblivion," Naomi Lakritz, Opinion, Dec. 31. Crossing the floor is an excruciating decision. The worst part is knowing your character and integri...

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Anderson says of Prentice: "He has governed with integrity and the highest ethical and moral standards."


One slight disconnect - Prentice did not campaign on a Wildrose platform - but now he is promising the floor crossers a Wildrose platform...does that sound like integrity? 

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rdavies@ssdirect.com

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Some Alberta continuing care residents still not getting two baths per week

Some Alberta continuing care residents still not getting two baths per week | all things magrath | Scoop.it
More than a year and a half after the province announced new rules for continuing care residents to receive at least two baths a week, facilities across Alberta are still falling short.
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let them have showers ..

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