Labour Market News

Keeping up with the latest news in the labour market is key to planning your next job search or recruitment move.

On this page, you can read news articles about current or upcoming job opportunities and layoffs across Canada. You can refine your search by selecting a specific location, occupation, industry, or type of event.

Search by

Alberta

All industries All news

The following news present significant events from the past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force in Alberta.

Enbridge Inc. is expecting a 2024 capital budget of approximately $6B, which includes maintenance activities.

Spartan Delta Corp. is planning an initial 2024 capital budget of $130M to drill and complete 21 wells across its asset base.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-28
  • Alberta

The Government of Alberta is establishing a fourth Emergency Medical Services (EMS) dispatch centre for the province by the end of 2024, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The estimated cost is an initial $2M. Alberta Health Services will contract the municipality to staff and run the emergency call centre.

  • Job creation
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Added on 2023-11-28
  • Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region, AB

The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $30M to school districts for the 2023-24 school year to help address higher than expected enrolment growth.

  • Job creation
  • Educational services
  • Added on 2023-11-28
  • Alberta

Calgary-based ARC Resources has entered into a second long-term agreement to supply natural gas to Cheniere Energy, Inc., for conversion to liquified natural gas (LNG) on the US Gulf Coast and subsequent export to Europe. The agreement is for 15 years with shipping expected to start in 2029.

  • Other type of event
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-29
  • Calgary Region, AB

The Métis Nation of Alberta is launching a solar farm north of Métis Crossing in Smoky Lake County. The project will officially be up and running early in 2024, and will produce 4.86 megawatts of energy, enough to power about 1,200 homes.

  • Job creation
  • Utilities
  • Added on 2023-11-27
  • Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region, AB

Dow, a US based global chemical company, is moving ahead with an $8.8B petrochemical complex to be built in Fort Saskatchewan, near Edmonton. The project is expected to create up to 7,000 jobs during the peak of construction, and 400 to 500 full-time positions.

Construction has started on l’École Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif, a new K to 12 Francophone school in Sherwood Park. The school is set to open in September 2025.

The University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing is partnering with Lakeland College to offer its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Lloydminster. Local nursing instructors will teach the hands-on portion of the degree at Lakeland. Currently, there is room for 16 students in the program, but the goal is to increase that number.

  • Other type of event
  • Educational services
  • Added on 2023-11-22
  • Camrose–Drumheller Region, AB

Site preparation for the Costco Warehouse in Lloydminster is scheduled to start in May 2024 followed by utilities and site concrete completion. The warehouse construction is expected to start on March 31, 2025, and be open for business on Aug. 31, 2025.

  • Job creation
  • Construction
  • Added on 2023-11-23
  • Camrose–Drumheller Region, AB

Lacombe County is planning a 2024 capital budget of approximately $23.1M that includes 21.9 km of construction rehabilitation on gravel roads and 25.89 km of pavement overlay work.

The Government of Alberta has launched the Alberta Carbon Capture Incentive Program (ACCIP) that will provide major industries with up to 12% of new eligible capital project costs for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) development projects.

  • Other type of event
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2023-11-28
  • Alberta

Pathways Alliance companies have numerous projects and studies in progress as they work towards establishing a carbon capture and storage hub in Alberta. The group expects a final investment decision in mid-2025 following an application to the Alberta Energy Regulator.

  • Job creation
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2023-11-24
  • Alberta

The recently opened St. Albert location of the popular American cookie chain Crumbl Cookies has hired more than 60 employees.

  • Job creation
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Added on 2023-11-24
  • Edmonton Region, AB

MEG Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 capital program of $550M that includes the startup of two well pads and the allocation of $100M towards a multi-year capacity growth project.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-27
  • Alberta

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) is partnering with Invest Alberta to develop clean energy projects and to build new business focused on transitioning to a carbon-neutral society over the next several decades.

  • Other type of event
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2023-11-20
  • Alberta

Calgary-based TC Energy Corporation is forecasting a 2024 capital budget of CAD $8 billion to $8.5 billion.

The Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) expects 6,229 wells to be drilled in Western Canada in 2024, an 8.3% increase from the 5,748 wells drilled in 2023. CAOEC says the drilling and service sectors will need more than 39,000 workers in 2024.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-27
  • Alberta

The Government of Alberta is expanding the Alberta Sheriffs Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) units and adding two positions in Calgary and four in Edmonton.

  • Job creation
  • Public administration
  • Added on 2023-11-24
  • Alberta

Paloma Pressure Control LLC, based in Midland, Texas, has opened an office in Red Deer, with a second facility opening soon in Grande Prairie.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-27
  • Alberta

Edmonton-based Ceapro Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients and disruptive technologies for healthcare and cosmetic industries, has started studies evaluating one of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory products derived from oats.

  • Other type of event
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2023-11-27
  • Edmonton Region, AB

E3 Lithium Ltd., a Calgary-based lithium brine extraction company, has added new staff to develop its first commercial extraction facility and for communications, investor relations and liaison with capital markets.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-27
  • Calgary Region, AB

Calgary-based DIRTT and its construction partner BOLTT have been awarded over $3M in construction projects in Indianapolis, USA.

Lee & Associates is developing the Stoney Industrial Park, 185 acres of land within the City of Calgary. Scheduling is for rough grading and underground work to begin by April 2024, roads and pathways and shallow utility construction by June/July and energization of the park is planned for September 2024.

Huawei Canada is providing $4.8M towards the launch of a new non-profit artificial intelligence lab, the Openmind Research Institute, in Edmonton.

  • Job creation
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2023-11-24
  • Edmonton Region, AB

Hotel Canoe & Suites, which was formerly known as the Inns of Banff, has reopened for partial occupancy following renovations over the last four years.

  • Job creation
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Added on 2023-11-21
  • Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region, AB

Logan Energy Corp. is planning an initial 2024 capital program of $120M that includes $77M for well drilling, completion, equipment and tie-in projects across its asset base.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2023-11-22
  • Alberta

The Stoney Health Centre has recently opened in Mînî Thnî (formerly Morley) following $15M in renovations. Additions to the centre include new examination and IV treatment rooms, X-ray and lab services, as well as dental and eye clinics. 

  • Other type of event
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Added on 2023-11-23
  • Calgary Region, AB

The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $16M to upgrade 400 affordable housing units. Preventative maintenance is scheduled for 300 units currently being used and 100 units will reopen following renovations.

  • Job creation
  • Construction
  • Added on 2023-11-22
  • Alberta

Green Impact Partners is expecting to start construction in 2024 on the Future Energy Park in Calgary.

  • Job creation
  • Construction
  • Added on 2023-11-29
  • Calgary Region, AB

NorQuest College in Edmonton and the Rupertsland Institute have launched Canada’s first Métis student centre. Although it is located at NorQuest, the centre’s services are available to all Métis post-secondary students in the Edmonton region.

  • Other type of event
  • Added on 2023-11-29
  • Edmonton Region, AB
News Archive

Want to find out more about local or provincial labour market history? The labour market news archive may be a good place to start.

In this section, you can browse archived news titles, whose links are no longer functional, for up to one year from the current date. The archived news can help you understand the labour market trends in geographic areas and industries that are of interest to you.

  • Week of 2023-11-20 to 2023-11-24
    • Nitrocross, a touring motorsport event, is returning to Calgary’s GMC Stadium at Stampede Park on February 2 and 3, 2024.   

      globenewswire.com
    • Minto Communities is planning to start work in 2024 on the redevelopment of the former Viscount Bennet High School site in Calgary. Minto is planning multi-unit residential buildings on the property.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an initial $1.1M as part of a three year program to expand transportation options for seniors in Edson, Fox Creek, Oyen, Sundre and the Municipal District of Smoky River.

      alberta.ca
    • Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has started construction on Buffalo Plains, a 495 MW wind farm in Vulcan County. During construction, the project will create approximately 250 full-time jobs .

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is launching a new compensation model for nurse practitioners that will be phased in and is expected to launch in early 2024. In addition, through a $2M grant over the next three years, the Nurse Practitioner Association of Alberta will support new clinic developments.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of high performance residential and commercial energy storage systems, has entered into a multi-year Virtual Power Plant partnership to deploy Eguana’s Energy Storage Solutions to Australian electricity customers.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Medicine Hat is soliciting proposals for a review of its electrical generation department. The initial process will take six weeks, at which point shortlisted parties will be contacted and subject to further evaluation.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Irrican Power Ltd., an electricity co-op owned by the Raymond and St. Mary’s irrigation districts, is planning to add a battery storage site to a hydro power facility it operates near Raymond

      medicinehatnews.com
    • An advanced placement (AP) chemistry course has been added to the science program at Holy Rosary High School (HRHS) in Lloydminster. The course provides university/college chemistry topic coverage.

      meridiansource.ca
    • Starbucks Coffee Canada closed its location inside Chapters at Park Place Mall in Lethbridge on November 17, 2023. All employees at the store were offered the opportunity to transfer to a nearby location.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • The Alberta RCMP Recruiting Unit is offering virtual career events as part of its hiring efforts.

      rcmp-grc.gc.ca
    • The federal government is allocating up to $7B from the Canada Growth Fund to further incentivize the progress of emissions reducing projects, particularly carbon capture and underground storage developments across Alberta.

      boereport.com
    • Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is launching Horizon, a dedicated platform for the development and realization of renewable energy projects in Canada, based in Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Zivot Limb Preservation Centre at Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary is establishing a fellowship in podiatric medicine, the first of its kind in Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Capital Power is acquiring two US combined-cycle natural gas fired power generation facilities, one in California and the other in Arizona. The deal is estimated at US$1.1B.

      globenewswire.com
    • Helium Evolution and its partner North American Helium Inc., both based in Calgary, are proceeding with further evaluation of their first joint helium well and exploring a path forward for further opportunities on its assets in southern Saskatchewan.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing an additional $72.9M in funding to Alberta for a total of $322 million in 2023–24 under the labour market agreements. The funding will support training and career development programs.

      newswire.ca
    • Tumbler & Rocks Cocktails, a ready-to-serve cocktail line out of the Fort Distillery in Fort Saskatchewan, is expanding into the markets of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in early 2024.

      tumblerandrocks.com
    • The City of Edmonton is re-launching the Winter Patio Grant that provides up to $2,000 to business to help with eligible winter patio expenses, such as patio furniture, heaters, blankets and lighting. Businesses can apply for the grant until December 8, 2023.

      constantcontact.com
    • Edmonton-based Nanoprecise Sci Corp, a predictive maintenance company, has formed a strategic partnership with Henkel Adhesive Technologies based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

      prnewswire.com
    • TransAlta Corporation is planning to spend $3.5B through to 2028 to add up to 1.75 gigawatts (GW) of new clean electricity supply along with expansion of its renewables and storage development projects to 10 GW from the current 4.8 GW.

      prnewswire.com
    • Justice Canada is providing PACE (Providing Assistance Counselling and Education) with $750,000 over five years through the Child and Youth Advocacy Centres Initiative to support the Caribou Child and Youth Centre in Grande Prairie.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3.3M over the next three years to provide more safe spaces for seniors seeking shelter. In partnership with the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council, funding will be available for eligible communities, with a call for proposals beginning in January 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $125M over four years towards the development of MacEwan University’s new School of Business in Edmonton. The building will accommodate an additional 7,500 students in business and STEM fields across its downtown campus.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has awarded the first phase of the Highway 3 twinning program between the town of Taber and the hamlet of Burdett to Ledcor Highways Ltd. Construction will begin in spring 2024, with completion anticipated in 2025. The project is expected to support 755 jobs.

      alberta.ca
    • Residents and businesses of County of Forty Mile, County of Warner No. 5 and Cardston County will be a part of a pilot program that will test the use of satellite internet technology instead of fibre and fixed wireless technologies.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1M to community organizations to improve safety and enhance recreational activity on non-motorized trails on public lands.

      alberta.ca
    • Global Helium Corp. has drilled and cased its second helium well within the Manyberries helium trend in south eastern Alberta and plans to move on to well testing before the end of November.

      globenewswire.com
    • The new Misericordia Community Hospital emergency department in Edmonton will open later this month following an $85M investment. The facility will have triple the capacity of the previous department, along with specialized equipment operated by newly trained staff.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The McDonald’s restaurant in Edmonton City Centre Mall has permanently closed. According to the franchisee all managers and staff have signed on for jobs at other locations around the city.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund is committing $5.5M to Bow Valley College’s forthcoming Calgary Entertainment Arts Production Hub - a 3D animation, virtual reality and esports training facility. Opening downtown in 2024, the hub is expected to train 675 people and support more than 125 companies over the next four years.

      calgaryherald.com
    • A new clothing store, Maurices, opened in the LloydMall in Lloydminster on November 18, 2023.

      meridiansource.ca
    • The City of Lacombe has approved nearly $9.2M in capital spending for 2024 as part of its $80M 10-year capital plan. The budget includes $2.25M towards a new $5M fire hall, road upgrades and downtown redevelopments.

      lacombeexpress.com
  • Week of 2023-11-13 to 2023-11-17
    • Uber is piloting Uber Tasks in Edmonton in the coming weeks to offer more services to users. Uber drivers and delivery people can opt in to perform tasks such as snow clearing, lawn care, in-home laundry, furniture assembly and many other services.

      theverge.com
    • The Government of Alberta through the Alberta Sheriffs have created six positions for a Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit in Lethbridge. The new team will serve an area roughly bounded by Vulcan to the north, Crowsnest Pass to the west, the U.S. border to the south and the provincial boundary with Saskatchewan to the east.

      alberta.ca
    • WestJet is launching a four-times weekly service from Calgary to Reykjavik (Keflavik), Iceland starting in May 2024. The airline is also adding more flights out of Calgary to Tokyo, Rome, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Paris, London and Dublin.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global engineering and design company, is acquiring ZETCON Engineering, a 645-person engineering firm headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary Transit is currently hiring for a range of trades professionals to repair and maintain transit vehicles. The positions include Auto Body Apprentices and Electro Mechanic Trainees along with other technicians.

      calgary.ca
    • Construction is underway at a new taproom for Shiddy’s Distilling in Edmonton. The venue is expected to open in 2024.

      dailyhive.com
    • Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has awarded a portion of $19M in Global Innovation Cluster funding for 12 new AI for manufacturing projects to The Landmark Group of Companies in Edmonton and Ayrtron Energy in Calgary. Landmark is working with Toronto-based Promise Robotics on an AI-enabled robotic solution for the prefabrication of building components.

      globenewswire.com
    • Researchers at the University of Alberta are among the recipients of Scotiabank’s global 2023 Net-Zero Research Fund. The university’s project is researching the development of net-zero transition pathways for Canada’s $15-billion steel industry.

      newswire.ca
    • Alberta Wildfire has signed a five-year contract with Richmond, BC based Talon Helicopters to trial a nighttime wildfire fighting helicopter.

      cbc.ca
    • St. Albert city council approved five new RCMP officers for the city detachment. City administration expects that it may take upwards of a year before the new officers materialize.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced cellular concrete products, has signed new contracts and change orders in the amount of $5.2M.

      globenewswire.com
    • Birchcliff Energy Ltd. is planning a preliminary capital budget of approximately $260M to $280M that includes $20M that was accelerated into Q4 2023 to drill five wells. Birchcliff expects to bring approximately 28 to 30 wells on production in 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Ambyint, an oil well optimization software company that uses deep-learning artificial intelligence, is relocating its headquarters from Delaware, Maryland to Calgary. Ambyint is also planning to more than triple in size following a recent funding round, but no job numbers were released.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Town of Slave Lake has opened a new year-round emergency shelter for the homeless population. The Government of Alberta is providing $730,000 for up to 20 shelter spaces.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal government is providing $228M to the City of Calgary to support thousands of new housing units. As part of the agreement, the city will be required to build an additional 6,825 housing units by 2027, and 35,950 new units by 2033.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis is planning to have the Aurora Sun greenhouse in Medicine Hat, which is currently incomplete, repurposed and producing starter vegetables and flowers by this time next year.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Strathcona Resources Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital budget of approximately $1.3B which includes $900M split equally between the Cold Lake thermal and the Lloydminster Heavy Oil operations.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based OGEN Cannabis closed its facility on November 3, 2023, laying off 87 people as a result.

      stratcann.com
    • Elk Valley Resources (EVR), the steelmaking coal business in southeastern BC, has committed to continue operation of its regional office in Calgary following the sale of EVR by Teck Resources Limited to Glencore plc .

      globenewswire.com
    • Structural Truss Systems Ltd. and its sister company Forma Steel are spending $28.5M to build a new plant at its Fort Macleod location along with hiring at least 35 more employees as part of the expansion. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 and will also house a training facility.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Lloydminster is providing $385,000 in Family and Community Support Services grant funding allocations for 2024 to 14 programs run by various Lloydminster non-profits.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • LithiumBank Resources Corp. is planning to test pilot operations of its lithium extraction technology over a 12-18 month period starting in Q1 2024 after their plant in Calgary has been reassembled.

      globenewswire.com
    • Suncor Energy Inc. is planning to increase the number of autonomous trucks at its Base Plant operation in northern Alberta from 31 as of the second quarter this year to 91 by the end of 2024.

      bnnbloomberg.ca
    • The Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC), the City of Calgary and Arts Commons Design are collaborating with three Canadian landscape architecture and urban design firms on a $40M redevelopment of Olympic Plaza.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Calgary is providing $1.2M in funding to help with a downtown office-to-residential conversion that will take nearly 100,000 square feet of office space off the market. Another project, the Canadian Centre, is being retrofitted into a hotel.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based Crew Energy Inc. has received a permit from the B.C. Energy Regulator approving the construction of its planned Groundbirch gas plant along with 60 new well authorization permits, bringing its total to 85 well authorizations in the Groundbirch area.

      globenewswire.com
    • Kelt Exploration Ltd. is planning an initial capital budget of $350M for 2024 that includes drilling 35 wells and completing 37 wells during the year. The total budget also includes $83M for facilities, pipeline, and equipment and $20M for land and seismic work.

      boereport.com
    • Stantec has been awarded two contracts on a major UK water supply project, the South West Water’s AMP 8 Engineering Consultancy Framework. Stantec will provide project and programme management and engineering design services for the regional water development plan.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-11-06 to 2023-11-10
    • Crescent Point Energy Corp. is acquiring Hammerhead Energy Inc., an oil and liquids-rich Alberta Montney producer, for approximately $2.55B. The purchase adds approximately 800 net Montney drilling locations to Crescent Point's current asset base.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based First Helium Inc. has started work to bring its gas gathering pipeline infrastructure into service in conjunction with the planned installation of a helium processing facility in later 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to restructure the delivery of health care in the province over the next several years along with changes in Alberta Health Services (AHS). Four new organizations will deliver health services in primary care, acute care, continuing care and mental health and addiction care.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Invest Alberta is partnering with South Korea based POSCO Holdings, a global company with expertise in lithium brines, to further the exploration, development, and commercialization of lithium in Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • The University of Lethbridge and Bow Valley College are partnering to deliver the Business and Supply Chain Management integrated pathway program. Students can earn a Business Administration Diploma with a major in supply chain management through Bow Valley College and a Bachelor of Management with a major in general management through the University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business.

      globenewswire.com
    • Lynx Air, a Calgary-based ultra-low-cost airline, has launched direct service from Calgary International Airport to Orlando International Airport. Lynx also offers service to Orlando from Toronto, and Montréal. Flights from Vancouver to Orlando will start Orlando later this month.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Canada Lands Corporation, through agreements with developers, will be creating 2,800 additional homes by March 2024 in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and St. John's. A minimum of 300 of the units will be set aside for affordable housing.

      cbc.ca
    • WestJet is launching new non-stop service between Edmonton International Airport and Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco as part of its 2024 summer schedule.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Cardinal Energy Ltd.is planning to spend $116M in 2024 capital and drill 24 wells across its conventional asset base. Approximately $20M is budgeted for its asset retirement obligations (ARO) such as oil well plugging and abandonment. Another $68.5M is dedicated to the initial development of a thermal oil project in Saskatchewan.

      boereport.com
    • Dots, a clothing retailer and a long-time fixture of Red Deer’s downtown, is closing its doors this month. Two full-time and two part-time employees will be impacted.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Applications are open for the Inventures Startup Pitch Competition, which will take place during the Inventures conference in Calgary in May 2024. Finalists will have the chance to win $10,000 in funding

      inventurescanada.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $10M to food banks and community organizations across the province to ensure food security. Food Banks Alberta will receive $2.2M of the funding to develop responses during emergencies such as natural disasters.

      alberta.ca
    • DuraPaw, an online dog toy and treat subscription box service, has launched in Edmonton. DuraPaw ships across Canada and to the US.

      globenewswire.com
    • Sephora, a French multinational retailer of personal care and beauty products, is hiring in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton as part of a national recruitment campaign.

      curiocity.com
    • True Wild Distillery is set to open a craft distillery, tasting room, restaurant, patio and private event space in the historic East Calgary Substation building.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Edmonton has launched two overnight bus routes to take vulnerable citizens to downtown shelters this winter. The routes will run operate daily until March 31, 2024. The buses will have staff to help passengers access shelters and other services.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Blowers & Grafton, a restaurant chain specializing in East Coast cuisine, has opened its third location in Calgary.

      newswire.ca
    • Shoppers Drug Mart has opened a new Pharmacy Care Clinic, that offers a range of pharmacy healthcare services, in the Pilot Sound area in northeast Edmonton. Patients can access services by booking an appointment or by walk-in.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government is providing $6.9M to the Red Road Healing Society to help reduce Indigenous homelessness in Edmonton. Red Road is working with six different organizations to provide professional social, educational, legal, and health services support.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is providing federal funding for clean energy technology and development projects to two Alberta based companies as part of a national allocation of $16.9M to 19 projects. Tourmaline Oil Corp., Canada's largest natural gas producer, is receiving $1.0M and Acceleware Ltd. is receiving $3.0M towards its radio-frequency heating technology for heavy oil and oil sands production.

      globenewswire.com
    • Pembina Pipeline Corporation is building a new propane-plus fractionator at its existing Redwater fractionation and storage complex at an estimated cost of $460M. Subject to regulatory and environmental approvals, the plant is expected to be in-service in the first half of 2026.

      boereport.com
    • ARC Resources Ltd. is planning a 2024 budget of $1.75B to $1.85B including approximately $500M allocated to the completion, commissioning and start-up of is Attache Phase 1 gas plant.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Enbridge is acquiring seven operating landfill-to-renewable natural gas assets located in Texas and Arkansas from Morrow Renewables at an estimated total cost of US$1.2B.

      newswire.ca
    • Hydrogen Canada Corp. has raised $10M in financing and has signed an offtake agreement with E1 Corporation, a South Korean major trader of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) in Asia, to develop a low-carbon hydrogen/ammonia supply chain from Western Canada to South Korea and other Asian markets.

      newswire.ca
    • StreetSide Developments, a division of Qualico, is preparing to start construction on 26 new condo townhomes in the Blatchford area in Edmonton.

      streetsideedmonton.com
    • Rayban has opened its first store in Alberta in West Edmonton Mall. Nike is also planning to open its largest single-floor store in the world at West Edmonton Mall by the end of the year or in early 2024.

      retail-insider.com
    • Lululemon, a retailer of athleisure wear, has opened a new expanded store at West Edmonton Mall that is now one of the largest stores in the chain.

      retail-insider.com
    • The City of Edmonton is spending $16.7M for 276 units of below-market or near-market rental homes across five housing projects in the greater Edmonton area.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Lantic Inc./Rogers Sugar is hiring seasonal workers in communities across southern Alberta as the annual sugar beet harvest nears completion and the associated processing facilities start operations.

      tabertimes.com
    • Portage College is expanding its Internationally Educated Nurse Bridging Program. The program offers a range of Registered Nurse (RN) Preparation Courses, catering to domestic and internationally trained nurses.

      mylakelandnow.com
    • The St. Therese Healthcare Centre - St. Paul has started a $3.5M upgrade and renovation of its emergency department.  The work is expected to be completed by mid-2024.

      mylakelandnow.com
    • The Siksika Nation is using 3D printing technology to build 16 one-bedroom units for nation members fleeing domestic violence or otherwise at risk of homelessness.  The project is the first 3D concrete-printed housing initiative in Alberta and the largest in the country.

      cbc.ca
    • Paramount Resources Ltd. is budgeting 2024 capital expenditures of between $830M and $890M including approximately $150M dedicated to the construction of a new gas processing facility. Approximately $575M is planned for drilling and well completions.

      newswire.ca
    • TransAlta Corporation is purchasing Heartland Generation Ltd. and Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. and their entire business operations in Alberta and British Columbia in a $658M deal. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first half of 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Trailcon Leasing Inc., a provider of trailer leasing, rental, and maintenance services, has opened a facility in Balzac, outside Calgary. The branch is staffed by an on-site team of licensed trailer technicians.

      newswire.ca
    • Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. has recently placed orders, valued at approximately $3.3M, for three major pieces of equipment for its planned asphalt shingle reprocessing facility in Calgary. Detailed engineering work is currently underway with construction pending on its first commercial scale up facility.

      newswire.ca
    • Tourmaline Oil Corp., Canada's largest natural gas producer, is planning a 2024 exploration and production capital budget of $2.15B that includes a 14-15 drilling rig program throughout the year.

      newswire.ca
    • Prairie Provident Resources has sold its northern Alberta operations and will focus on developing its central and southern Alberta areas, including a field near Brooks.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. is starting a reclamation project of four sweet natural gas wells within the city of Lethbridge. The project will enable the continued growth of residential development in west Lethbridge.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • Moxy Hotels, in partnership with Drumheller-based Canalta Hotels, is opening Banff’s newest hotel, Moxy Banff, in January 2024.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-10-30 to 2023-11-01
    • Computer Modelling Group Ltd. is partnering with ABB, a global specialist in technology automation, to develop solutions for real-time monitoring, risk assessment, and operational efficiency of commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations.

      globenewswire.com
    • Imperial is nearing completion of its Grand Rapids Phase 1 (GRP1) thermal oil sands project at Cold Lake with an estimated accelerated start-up by year-end 2023.

      businesswire.com
    • The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) has launched a new careers website “Clean Energy Jobs Canada | Emplois Énergie Propre Canada” available at cleanenergyjobs.ca . The website connects employers and job seekers, highlighting career opportunities to help accelerate the recruitment of more skilled workers into the growing renewables and energy storage industries.

      financialpost.com
    • Renovations are starting at the Norwood East building, formerly the Angus McGugan Pavilion, at the Gene Zwozdesky Centre, a seniors care facility in Edmonton. The work will add 116 beds to the facility bringing the total to 350 beds. CapitalCare, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health will each deliver programs from their respective portfolios at the facility.

      alberta.ca
    • The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has added 35 new constables from its most recent graduating class.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The City of Calgary has ordered the owner of the former Royal Canadian Legion 154 in the southeast Calgary community of Ogden to demolish the abandoned building.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is starting construction on Phase 2 of the $9M Gaetz Landing affordable housing project in Leduc. The building is expected to open in fall 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation’s (AIOC) loan guarantee capacity to $2B from $1B to support Indigenous investment. A further increase to $3B is budgeted in 2024-25.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Volt Carbon Technologies, a carbon science company with a specific focus on energy storage and green energy innovation is partnering with E-Power Resources Inc. to evaluate, process and purify graphite samples and other mineral processing services.

      yahoo.com
    • Subterra Renewables, North America's leading geothermal energy utility provider, is creating a Calgary office along with the acquisition of privately held, Alberta-based Earth Drilling Co. Ltd and Nevada-based Harris Exploration.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $10M to help more Albertans with disabilities access employment supports. These projects will provide targeted employment services through community organizations for people living with disabilities.

      alberta.ca
    • The Town of Banff is bringing the concession at the Fenlands Banff recreation centre in-house on a temporary basis. Until a business can be found to operate the concession following two unsuccessful tenders this year, the municipality will hire a small, qualified team to offer food and beverage services at the rec centre throughout the busy winter ice season until at least March 2024.

      rmoutlook.com
    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. is expanding capacity at its Marten Creek plant near Slave Lake to increase gas conservation and reduce emissions intensity. The company is also drilling four wells on its Charlie Lake assets during Q4 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Whitecap Resources Inc. has approved a 2024 capital budget of $1.0B – $1.2B which includes the drilling of approximately 258 wells and $165M for facilities and other infrastructure development.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high-performance energy storage systems, is partnering with AutoGrid, an industry leader in harnessing distributed energy resources (DERs) for virtual power plants (VPPs), to expand VPP opportunities for power providers around the globe.

      globenewswire.com
    • Eavor Technologies Inc., a developer of advanced geothermal energy solutions, has raised $182M in financing that it plans to use to accelerate the development and deployment of its technology.

      globenewswire.com
    • Prospera Energy Inc. is planning to start lease construction following the receipt of permits for an extended horizontal well light oil drilling program.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-10-23 to 2023-10-27
    • Edmonton's long-awaited $1.8B Valley Line Southeast LRT line is set to open for passenger service on November 4, 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • Alberta Education is investing more than $3.6M in dual credit grants to school authorities across the province for the 2023-24 school year to support career-based programming.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is adding $9M over the next three years through the Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) program. Eligible projects can receive funding of up to $200,000 to help deliver business supports.

      alberta.ca
    • Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture is partnering with GrainFox to bring new technology to grain trading, options and futures contracts.

      globenewswire.com
    • CEMATRIX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of cellular concrete, has booked a new $7.1M contract for the fill surrounding a tunnel at a site in a Gulf State city water supply system in the southern U.S. The work is expected to start in 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Alberta Cancer Foundation is granting almost $10M to the Alberta Cellular Therapy Program to help patients access clinical cellular therapy trials. The funding will also support construction of a Health Canada-approved, in-house lab at the Cross Cancer Institute for manufacturing the cell therapies.

      globenewswire.com
    • Baytex Energy Corp. is planning to complete three more wells in the Waseca heavy oil formation near Cold Lake by the end of 2023. Baytex is still appraising the Waseca’s potential, but could drill as many as 15 wells in the formation by the end of 2024.

      financialpost.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $16.7M in new supports for foster caregivers, and $6.5M over four years to cover the cost of five hours of counselling per year for each licensed foster home in Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc. is granting rights to an equity option in the East Calgary Carbon Transportation and Sequestration Project to Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, a major international financier.

      newswire.ca
    • Volt Lithium Corp., a lithium development and technology company, is planning a 20,000 tonnes per annum lithium plant at Rainbow Lake in northwestern Alberta to extract the mineral from oilfield brines. Volt is aiming to complete the preliminary economic assessment by the end of November 2023 followed by commercial development of the facility.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and developer of energy storage systems, is partnering with FinanzDesk, a German financial and operational service provider, to bring Eguana technologies to over 8,000 residential rooftop solar customers.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS), GreenShield and Red Deer Street Connect have partnered to create the AHS Public Health Dental Clinic in Red Deer. AHS provided the space, equipment, and staffing for the clinic, including dentists and registered dental assistants with two fully equipped dental treatment rooms.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Cenovus Lloydminster Asphalt Refinery in Lloydminster is replacing the current 30-metre stack with a 60-metre version. Site preparation will begin next spring, equipment installation will follow in the fall, the new stack is to come online in summer 2025 and the old stack will be taken down in the fall of that year.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • ATMA Journey Centers Inc., a leader in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training globally, is partnering with Cena Life, a licensed provider of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in Alberta, to guide prescribers, practitioners, and clinics through the development of a regulatory framework for psychedelic-assisted therapy.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government is providing $1.8M for a Francophone Economic Development Fund to support projects that have a positive impact on Francophone communities. The funding is expected to fund 30 community-based projects, support about 150 jobs, and leverage an additional $5.5M in community-based investments.

      newswire.ca
    • De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited is partnering with Universal Avionics to supply integrated flight decks for its CL-215T and CL-415 firefighting aircraft. As part of the aircraft program De Havilland has also purchased Mid-Canada Mod Centre and Avionics Design Services.

      newswire.ca
    • High Tide Inc. has opened a Canna Cabana retail cannabis store in Calgary that was formerly a Fire & Flower cannabis retail location.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government has made six new judicial appointments in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Arthroto, has partnered with DIRTT, a Calgary-based global leader in industrialized construction for interior spaces, to convert underutilized office spaces into modern residential and mixed-use housing.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing up $5M to study the feasibility of the proposed new Eyremore dam near Brooks in southern Alberta. The work will define the costs, resources and work required to acquire required regulatory approvals, design, construct and operate the dam.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The federal government is investing $3M in Mount Royal University to expand its aviation programs in a bid to boost the growing sector in Alberta. The funding will double the enrolment in the university’s aviation flight training program to 80 students and create a new bachelor of aviation management degree program in 2024. The funding will bring a new hangar and learning facility to the university’s Springbank campus, complete with virtual reality technology and flight simulators.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has recommended approval of NorthRiver Midstream's NEBC Connector Project with 49 attached conditions. The project involves constructing and operating two parallel, 215-kilometre natural gas liquids pipelines from B.C. to Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are jointly providing $13.5M to five communities around Alberta to develop energy retrofit financing programs for residential properties.

      newswire.ca
    • SNDL Inc., a cannabis grower and manufacturer, is closing its Olds growing/processing plant after five years in operation as it consolidates its facility locations.

      mountainviewtoday.ca
    • Rubellite Energy Inc. is running a two-rig drilling program for the balance of 2023 with the expectation that it will drill up to eleven multi-lateral horizontal wells during the fourth quarter of 2023 in the greater Figure Lake area.

      newswire.ca
    • Basecamp Resorts has opened the Rhythm and Howl restaurant in its MTN House hotel in Canmore. A Nordic spa is also planned for future development at the newly opened hotel.

      thebeaumontnews.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is requesting proposals for a private surgical facility in Edmonton to provide weight-loss surgeries. The proposal is part of the Alberta Surgical Initiative launched by the government in 2019.

      cbc.ca
    • The Town of Blackfalds has approved a $15,000 loan to keep open the Apollo Health Centre, a local medical clinic. The town council is also considering a request for an additional $15,000 grant to the clinic during its 2024 budget deliberations.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $57M over the next three years to expand services from family doctors and nurse practitioners. Each provider would be eligible for up to $10,000 per year. The province is also putting $20M into a fund to help Indigenous communities deliver primary health-care services.

      alberta.ca
    • Germain Hotels has opened the Alt Hotel Calgary University District. The hotel has 155 guest rooms and more than 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space across four meeting rooms, two boardrooms and one creative lounge.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global engineering and design company, has begun the final design phase of a water supply pipeline project for Tampa Bay Water. The utility awarded Stantec a contract amendment to include additional engineering and construction services bringing Stantec’s total fees to US$14M.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-10-16 to 2023-10-20
    • The Cyber Assessment, Training, and Experimentation Centre has opened at the University of Calgary in partnership with industry groups Enfocom and Raytheon Canada, which helped fund the centre. 

      cbc.ca
    • Tourmaline Oil Corp., Canada's largest natural gas producer, is purchasing Bonavista Energy Corporation for $1.45B. The deal is expected to close in the second half of November 2023, subject to regulatory approvals.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $40M through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Emerging Innovators Challenge to support scale-up, pilot and first-of-kind emissions-reduction projects.

      alberta.ca
    • S3 Group, a Swift Current-based farm implement manufacturer, is planning to expand with a new facility in Medicine Hat. The company expects to hire as many as 30 full-time metal workers and engineers this fall and up to 100 eventually as it expands its metallurgy works.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The high cost of rent and rising housing prices are making it difficult for homebuilders in Calgary to attract much-needed construction workers according to the Calgary Construction Association.

      calgaryherald.com
    • KPMG in Canada is launching a five-year $250,000 investment to develop programming to expand opportunities for Indigenous business students at the University of Alberta. The program, launching in summer 2024, is in collaboration with the University of Alberta’s School of Business.

      kpmg.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recruited a dermatologist to service the greater Red Deer region, working out of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and Innovation Dermatology.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • The Town of Banff has amended bylaws covering commercial construction hours on Saturdays, increasing fines for violations and statutory holiday regulations to better align with neighbouring municipalities such as Jasper, Canmore, Cochrane and Calgary.

      rmoutlook.com
    • A research team at the University of Alberta has received a grant of nearly $1.1M, over five years, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to test graft technology in transplanted cells for diabetes therapies.

      thegatewayonline.ca
    • Despite fluctuations in energy prices in recent weeks, the Canadian oilpatch is feeling upbeat about the year ahead and oilpatch hiring is expected to increase in 2024 according to a new study by ATB Capital Markets. The survey queried Canadian executives at petroleum producers, oilfield services firms and institutional investors over the past month.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $11M to create 848 new registered nurse pathway seats and 373 new licensed practical nurse seats over three years to help nurses who were trained in other countries become licensed to practise nursing in Alberta. The new spaces are spread amongst post-secondary institutions across the province.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is funding 40 new year-round emergency shelter spaces for women in Calgary. The shelter will be operated by The Mustard Seed and provide 24/7 service for women in need.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced cellular concrete products, has booked $6.5M in new contracts.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.2 M to upgrade and reconfigure some classroom space at Medicine Hat College. The funding supports planning, design and construction.

      alberta.ca
    • Lycos Energy Inc. plans to bring four more complex, multi-lateral directional oil wells on production by the end of 2023.

      boereport.com
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated is planning to start drilling a second joint well with its partner North American Helium Inc. before the end of November 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $16M to upgrade the Bentley Building on the Vermilion campus of Lakeland College and for other capital maintenance and renewal projects.

      alberta.ca
    • Alberta is set to receive $54M in total federal funding, over four years, to create and implement a 10-year strategy to end gender-based violence. The funding allocation is $6.9M in startup funds for 2023-24 and $15.7M annually for the following three years.

      alberta.ca
    • Edmonton-based Nanoprecise Sci Corp. has secured a $3.5M debt financing facility from CIBC Innovation Banking. The funding will support Nanoprecise’s work in the field of predictive maintenance technology.

      businesswire.com
    • Alberta Innovates has launched the Enabling Better Health through Artificial Intelligence Program, which will provide up to $8M for applications using artificial intelligence within Alberta’s health system. Funding decisions will be made in January 2024 and projects must begin by March 2024.

      albertainnovates.ca
    • International Workplace Group is opening a new hybrid office workspace in downtown Edmonton in May 2024. The space in the Park Plaza Building will be a hub for freelancers, small businesses, and large corporations.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Plug and Play Alberta has announced 73 startups for the Fall cohort of its industry-specific Digital Health, Sustainability, Food & Beverage, and Sector Agnostic startup accelerator programs. The 12 week programs include networking, workshops and mentoring sessions.

      prnewswire.com
    • Good Goods Co., The Growlery, and Consign Design are the first recipients in Edmonton of the Downtown Retail Project grant. The three businesses, plus three more to be announced at a later date, will each receive $212,000 plus $38,000 worth of marketing support and business consulting from students at the Alberta School of Business.

      news
    • Construction has started on Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta’s Livingston project in Calgary that will provide 24 new homes for families once complete in December. The project is receiving $900,000 from the Canada-Alberta Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has opened applications for the Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Scholarship. The scholarship total of $125,000 will grant each successful applicant $2,500 to support their studies.

      alberta.ca
    • The Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association is planning a waste facility at the Newell Regional Landfill near Brooks, in partnership with global greentech company Hitachi Zosen Inova. The organization expects that almost 500 people will be employed during construction of the plant over three years and running the plant will generate close to 60 direct, permanent jobs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Calgary Board of Education has budgeted for 774 additional staff hires throughout the system, totalling 587 teachers and 187 non-teaching staff, most of which are educational assistants who support teachers in classrooms with complex learners. Nearly 600 new teachers have been hire this fall.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2.1M to expand non-medical services to support seniors in their homes across the province.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-10-09 to 2023-10-13
    • The governments of Alberta and Canada are jointly providing $28M to help private operators with some of the costs associated with opening new child-care spaces. The funding is expected to support up to 22,500 new, licensed child-care spaces across the province.

      alberta.ca
    • Kilig, a restaurant specializing in Philippine cuisine, has opened in Calgary.

      curiocity.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recruited three general internal medicine physicians for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Two of them have started working at the site and the third will join the hospital’s team on January 1, 2024.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The MINT (multidisciplinary, interprofessional team) clinic has opened within Life Medical Clinic in Whitecourt for patients with dementia or memory concerns and their caregivers. Two doctors are trained to participate in the MINT Medical Clinic, along with a pharmacist.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Rocky View County has approved $5M to repair an equalization tank at the Langdon Wastewater Treatment Plant following an engineering report that found the crucial infrastructure in poor condition.

      airdriecityview.com
    • The La Biche Inn, in downtown Lac La Biche, which was closed in 2020, has reopened under new ownership along with its bar the Truckers Saloon. The owner also has plans to open the former Northern Lights dining room and Drifter’s Lounge at the back of the building, as a lounge and steakhouse.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Calgary-based DIRTT Environmental Solutions and its US partner AGILE INTERIORS have secured approximately US$10M in construction projects to build new workplaces for major energy clients Bechtel and Apache.

      globenewswire.com
    • Construction is underway in Calgary to build House of Skate, a permanent indoor roller skate facility that is hoping to open by the end of 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved cryptocurrency mines at three oil and gas sites in the Municipal District of Taber and Vulcan County.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Edmonton-based Capital Power is acquiring a 50.15% ownership interest in the natural gas-fired combined-cycle Frederickson 1 Generating Station in Washington State. Capital Power will operate and maintain the facility.

      globenewswire.com
    • The University of Alberta and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta are partnering to develop new courses that provide high school credits and credits applicable towards a post-secondary degree.

      ualberta.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $205,431 to the City of Leduc to support upgrades to the Civic Centre Municipal Building that includes improvements to air flow and temperature control. The funding is also for annual tree purchase that will replace trees lost to disease and pests.

      canada.ca
    • Eguana Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based energy technology company, has launched its Essential Whole Home energy storage system, specifically designed for North American mid-sized homes. Production of the Essential Whole Home began in September, with initial deliveries planned for Puerto Rico in the coming months.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Health Services is adding nearly 70 internationally-trained nurses, from nearly 15 different countries. The will arrive over the next six months in order to staff 30 different AHS sites in central and northern Alberta.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • The Government of Alberta government is launching the Agricultural Societies Infrastructure Revitalization Program, a new capital grant that allocates $2.5M annually to help ag-societies update existing facilities.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $330M over five years to support the Calgary Rivers District and Event Centre. The funding will support land acquisition, site utilities and transportation infrastructure for the Calgary arena and entertainment district project. Once complete, the Rivers District is expected to create 1,500 permanent jobs

      alberta.ca
    • Dallas, Texas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened a new location in Leduc on September 8, 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based TC Energy Corporation has successfully completed the sale of a 40% non-controlling equity interest in its Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gas) and Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) systems to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for total cash proceeds of $5.3 billion (US$3.9 billion).

      globenewswire.com
    • Teneo, an international CEO advisory company, has opened an office in Calgary and appointed a managing director. The office has hired a senior vice-president of corporate communications to help grow the business, and plans to add more staff early in the new year.

      calgaryherald.com
  • Week of 2023-10-02 to 2023-10-06
    • The University Hospital Foundation has granted $1.0M to researchers at the University of Alberta for artificial intelligence applications in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

      ualberta.ca
    • Edmonton-based Future Fields, a pioneering biotechnology company that has built the world’s first synthetic biology system to use fruit flies for recombinant protein production, has launched its contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) service.

      businesswire.com
    • Keyera Corp. has completed its Key Access Pipeline System (KAPS), a 575-kilometre pipeline in Alberta which will transport natural gas liquids and condensate to the company's liquids processing and storage hub in Fort Saskatchewan.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $200,000 for a planning study to build out four additional courtrooms at the Red Deer Justice Centre. Another $250,000 is funding a barrier-free access project to increase accessibility at the courthouse in Peace River.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is reinstating the steamfitter-pipefitter program at Portage College for the 2024-25 academic year with a $0.9M investment that will also fund classroom upgrades.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.9M to replace heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment at Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake. Over $250,000 in a one-time grant is also being provided to support the start-up of the 16-week pre-employment plumber program at the college.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has provided $5.7M to the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary to open Calgary’s first urban Indigenous seniors housing facility. Residents will begin moving into the Elders' Lodge this month.

      alberta.ca
    • Hong Kong-based GEMXX Corporation has contracted with Aurora Geosciences to conduct an independent engineering report on its recently acquired Ammolite gem-bearing property in southern Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Eavor Inc., a developer of patented geothermal energy systems, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide generated geothermal energy to the Joint Base San Antonio facility in Texas. Chesapeake Energy and the US Department of Defense are also partners in the project.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Regenx Tech Corp., a developer of processing technologies for the recovery of precious metals, is opening its first commercial facility in Greeneville, Tennessee (US) on October 24, 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Smitty’s Family Restaurant at Westbrook Mall in Calgary has permanently closed.

      dailyhive.com
    • Alberta municipalities are struggling to retain their Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) according to a new report on the issue that found that the average tenure for the position is now less than the length of one council term and has been steadily declining for the past 20 years.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-09-25 to 2023-09-29
    • SolarBank Corporation has signed a lease agreement on a 74.93 acre site located in Sturgeon County near Edmonton. SolarBank intends to develop a ground-mount solar power project located on the site with an installed capacity of 16.817MW. The project is awaiting regulatory approvals.

      newswire.ca
    • The Town of Sundre is calling for expanded laboratory and x-ray technologist training programs as the province continues to experience a shortage of combined laboratory and x-ray technologists.

      cbc.ca
    • The Calgary Construction Association says that there are thousands of vacant construction jobs in the city due in part to a spike in the number of people moving to the city, an aging workforce and a drop in enrolments in the construction trades during COVID-19.

      cbc.ca
    • Celero Global, a Singapore-based clinical research company, is establishing its North American headquarters in Edmonton. Edmonton Global estimates that Celero will require between five and 50 full-time staff for each clinical trial.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.7M to expand low-income transit programs in six new communities across the province. In addition to Edmonton and Calgary, 10 Alberta communities now have low-income transit passes to help employees get to work.

      alberta.ca
    • Blue Flame Kitchen (BFK) is launching a grocer program, Blue Flame Kitchen Express, that provides a range of ready-made meals through retail and online vendors. The meals are prepared by Red Seal Chefs and packaged locally in Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • Prospera Energy Inc. has decided to resume its infill drilling program, beyond the current ten well program, through the winter into break-up next spring. The work allows Prospera to capitalize on the current high Western Canadian Select oil price of $90 plus per barrel.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) has partnered with leading industry associations to develop the free Low Carbon Training Program for the Canadian building sector. The program is targeted towards professionals working in architecture, engineering, construction and commercial real estate, including building owners and operators.

      globenewswire.com
    • Arjae Design Solutions of Nisku is building the Pecos Slope Plant, a natural gas processing and helium purification plant, near Roswell, New Mexico for New Era Helium Corp. The plant is expected to be operational on June 1, 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Dallas, Texas-based Keen Technologies and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) are partnering to develop computational agents towards the creation of artificial general intelligence (AGI).

      globenewswire.com
    • Vortex Energy Corp. has entered into a collaborative research sponsorship agreement with the University of Alberta to provide technical support for the first field trial of hydrogen storage in domal salt in Canada at the Robinsons River Salt Project in Newfoundland and Labrador.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton has opened a new outpatient psychiatry clinic and a new mental health walk-in clinic.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $12.4M for apprenticeship training over three years. The funding is expected to create 2,000 new seats around the province at five different post-secondary institutions.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance energy storage systems, is expanding its presence in the US market with the addition of utility partners as virtual power plants (VPP’s) continue to expand across the US energy storage market.

      globenewswire.com
    • Indie Ice Rolled Desserts, a dessert shop with gelato made in-house, recently opened in Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Stony Plain Fire Department (SPFD) is actively recruiting for firefighters. Applicants who are 18 years of age and older, residing in Stony Plain, and holding a valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license are encouraged to apply.

      edmontonexaminer.com
    • Access to affordable housing is creating challenges for job seekers and employers according to staffing firms in Okotoks. Entry-level food service and retail is having the most difficulty finding and retaining staff.

      westernwheel.ca
    • PCL Construction is starting work on major upgrades to the departure roadway at the Edmonton International Airport. The work will continue into 2024 but the timelines for completion are weather dependent.

      cbc.ca
    • The Lethbridge Recovery Community is now open and providing long-term addiction treatment for up to 200 people each year. Operation of the facility is fully funded by the Government of Alberta, at $3.4M each year, making treatment free for any Albertan.

      alberta.ca
    • The popular American cookie chain Crumbl is opening a location in St. Albert in spring 2024.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is selling its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Slave Lake to Atlas Holdings along with another mill in BC. The deal includes woodlands operations and timber holdings in Alberta. Edmonton-based Millar Western Forest Products will manage both operations.

      prnewswire.com
    • Seven new restaurants are in the works for Calgary with some opening this fall.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Little Wolf Restaurant has recently opened in the Garneau district in Edmonton.

      news
    • Global Helium Corp. is starting completion work and production testing of its first well within the Manyberries, Alberta helium trend.

      globenewswire.com
    • Big Lakes County has awarded a contract worth over $1.5M to Wapiti Gravel Suppliers to repave Township Rd. 752A. The work is expected to be completed this fall.

      southpeacenews.com
    • Southland Transportation, Calgary's largest school bus operator, is continuing to experience a shortage of bus drivers in spite of ongoing recruitment campaigns. Currently 35 of its roughly 600 routes do not have a permanent driver resulting in delays for some bus routes in the city.

      cbc.ca
    • Enfinite, a North American specialist in energy storage and currently the largest battery operator in Canada, is planning to add three more Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to the Alberta electrical grid before the end of 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • Amazon.com Inc. is planning to hire more than 6,000 people in Canada across Amazon's operations network in jobs that involve picking, packing, sorting and shipping customer orders. The new hires will cover full-time, seasonal, and part-time roles.

      albertaprimetimes.com
    • The federal government is providing $14.8M to Energy Safety Canada and $17.6M to Environmental Careers Organization Canada through the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP) to support the creation of green economy jobs in Alberta.

      livewirecalgary.com
    • The federal government is providing $150,000 for three active transportation projects around Alberta that include survey and design work for trails, and projects that promote walking and cycling to school.

      newswire.ca
    • Edmonton-based Rally Engineering is one of numerous companies actively recruiting across the energy sector in Alberta as the company is projecting 20 percent growth year over year for the next couple of years.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. is planning to complete and bring on production two extended reach horizontal wells that were drilled from a single pad on its central Alberta Cardium assets.

      boereport.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $7M to Cenovus Energy through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Industrial Transformation Challenge towards a multi-year study that will look into how small modular nuclear reactors could be used in Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • The Town of Cardston has approved liquor service at restaurants and recreation facilities, including the local golf course following 121 years of prohibition. Bars, clubs, liquor stores and other liquor-primary businesses are still not allowed to set up shop in town.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The iconic 112-year-old Monarch Theatre in Medicine Hat’s historic downtown is reopening under new ownership. The theatre will be operated by Pape’s Plugged-In Media, a Medicine Hat live video and podcast production company.

      calgarysun.com
    • Calgary-based FinTech startup ZayZoon has raised US$34.5M that it plans to use for recruiting efforts and continued growth and innovation.

      betakit.com
    • The annual Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards are returning to Edmonton at Rogers Place in 2024.

      globalnews.ca
    • Rexall opened its first Pharmacist Care Walk-In Clinic in Sherwood Park on September 15, 2023. The clinic, staffed by five pharmacists, will offer a range of health services.

      grocerybusiness.ca
    • The Edmonton-based non-profit Iron and Earth is set to receive $16M from the federal government for its Resilient Communities Empowering Worker Transitions project. The initiative will provide training in clean economy and renewable energy practices and is expected to help more than 3,655 workers gain new skills.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based E3 Lithium Ltd. is planning to establish a plant and field office in central Alberta as it works towards commercialization of its proprietary lithium extraction process by 2026 that would create 150 long-term jobs.

      westernwheel.ca
    •  Medline Canada, Corporation, a leading medical supplies manufacturer and distributor, is opening a new 160,000-square-foot distribution centre in Rocky View County, doubling its current warehouse space in the province. Medline plans to ship its first customer orders from the new facility in January 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing over $175M to support 12 new wind, solar and smart-grid electrical projects across Alberta that are expected to create thousands of jobs along with Fist Nations and industry partnerships.

      newswire.ca
    • The City of Edmonton is spending $5M in provincial funding to make system-wide improvements to the safety and cleanliness of transit spaces. The improvements will include more frequent cleaning, upgrades to more than 700 doors and windows to prevent property damage, and the renovation of two vacant cafes into workstations.

      constantcontact.com
    • Mark's, a national clothing retailer, has opened a Mark's WorkPro and L'Equipeur Pro location in Edmonton as part of a four-store expansion across Canada. The store offers a selection of work gear directed towards industrial customers.

      newswire.ca
    • Edmonton-based Wyvern, a hyperspectral imagery startup company, has booked space on a Loft Orbital satellite bus that will launch next year, boosting the capacity of Wyvern's Dragonette satellite constellation. Per the terms of the deal, Wyvern will fly with Loft’s satellite platform, which includes the Longbow bus built by Airbus OneWeb Satellites, and a turnkey payload interface called the Hub.

      payloadspace.com
    • Buffalo Airways and YEG (Edmonton International Airport) are launching the first and only direct flight from Edmonton to Yellowknife dedicated to cargo using a new customized Boeing 737-300SF “Special Freighter” airplane. The flights will run Monday to Friday, transporting pharmaceuticals and health-care products, food, time-sensitive automotive and other manufactured parts and retail stock.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Aurora Hydrogen is building a pilot plant in the Alberta Industrial Heartland in partnership with Sherritt International to produce hydrogen from natural gas using microwave technology.

      news
    • Varme Energy is planning to build a $250M to $300M facility in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, starting in 2024, to generate electricity from burning garbage while also capturing its carbon emissions.

      news
    • The Resource Diversification Council, in partnership with BuildForce Canada, has released a report titled Diversifying Alberta's Energy Economy that is focussed on decarbonization and the production of low-carbon fuels and polymers. The report identifies more than $22B in proposed projects that will create 20,908 direct jobs (20,250 construction, 658 operational) from 2025 to 2044.

      newswire.ca
    • The Edmonton Career Fair and Training Expo is happening on September 27, 2023 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. A range of employers from governments to industry and career support organizations are slated for the event.

      dailyhive.com
    • The 24th World Petroleum Congress, taking place in Calgary September 17-21, 2023, is projected to have an estimated $80 million economic impact on the city. The City of Calgary has allocated a one-time budget of $11.625M to support the event, 80 per cent of which is going toward safety and security.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Petrox Resources Corp. is partnering with M&L Renewable Energy Group Ltd. to develop a biochar facility in Edmonton. The initial phase of the project is expected to have an annual production capacity of 3,500 tonnes of biochar, at a capital cost of approximately $3.7M.

      yahoo.com
    • Flair Airlines is launching flights from Calgary International Airport to Cancun International Airport (Mexico) three times weekly starting on December 17, 2023.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $16M towards the repair and maintenance of government-owned affordable housing facilities that are currently not in use. The work will include repair and maintenance projects such as replacing windows, repairing roofs, and improving interior environments to help bring units up to date.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-09-11 to 2023-09-15
    • Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. is planning a balanced development drilling program and expects to deploy two to three rigs on its newly acquired lands in the Sundance and Edson areas in Alberta. Subject to the completion of the acquisition, Peyto will implement a three-year plan with total capital spending ranging between $450–$500M per year.

      globenewswire.com
    • Mphasis, a global provider of software engineering and cloud-based services, is actively seeking to hire talent in areas including data engineering, DevOps, information security, big data and analytics, cloud infrastructure, and agile technologies for its Calgary operations.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Crescent Point Energy is planning a preliminary capital budget for 2024 of approximately $1.05B to $1.15B. Approximately 70% of Crescent Point’s 2024 budget is expected to be allocated to its Alberta assets.

      newswire.ca
    • Red Deer Resort & Casino opened its revamped casino on September 8, 2023. The expansion of the casino and upgrades to the hotel are expected to increase employment by up to 20% with an increased need for dealers, servers and housekeeping professionals.

      globenewswire.com
    • Claystone Waste Ltd. is starting construction on a new transfer station to serve waste management customers in the Edmonton area. Construction of the facility will cost approximately $6.5M and create up to 44 jobs. The transfer station will begin accepting waste in spring 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Innovates and 500 Global, a venture capital firm, have selected 20 startups to comprise Batch 4 of the Alberta Accelerator by 500 program. The selected companies span a range of technologies including fintech and property management artificial intelligence applications,among others.

      financialpost.com
    • Replenish Nutrients, a subsidiary of EarthRenew, has been awarded a $7M grant from Emissions Reduction Alberta, as part of Alberta's Industrial Transformation Challenge. The funding will support construction of a new regenerative fertilizer manufacturing facility near Debolt.

      proactiveinvestors.com
    • The University of Alberta and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute in Edmonton are partnering to create the Artificial Intelligence Everywhere course starting in January 2024. The course is the basis for the first-in-Canada AI certification.

      ualberta.ca
    • Bird Construction Inc. has secured a multi-year contract for civil works on sites in the Heartland Region of Alberta by an undisclosed client. The projects include earthworks, concrete works, foundations, and underground scope.

      globenewswire.com
    • Helium Evolution Inc. and North American Helium Inc., both based in Calgary, are partnering to drill their first joint well starting on September 13th.

      globenewswire.com
    • Exro Technologies Inc. has started production of its patented Coil Driver electric vehicle inverter at its new Calgary facility. The net-zero targeted facility will be capable of producing 100,000 Coil Driver units per year.

      sustainablebiz.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M in funding toward planning for a new Multidisciplinary Science Hub at the University of Calgary.

      alberta.ca
    • Chiniki and Goodstoney First Nations and ATCO Ltd. are partnering to manage the Deerfoot and Barlow Solar power projects, the largest solar installation in an urban centre in western Canada.

      newswire.ca
    • Prospera Energy Inc. is planning to start a medium-light oil development later in September that entails six to eight directional wells. These slanted drills are awaiting the preparation of the new leases, surface facilities, and connecting pipelines.

      globenewswire.com
    • Rubellite Energy Inc. is planning to maintain continuous drilling operations on six to eight well pads for the remainder of 2023 in an effort to reduce costs and minimize rig moves.

      newswire.ca
    • Kelt Exploration Ltd.is planning to put in production five new Montney wells in October 2023 and expects to have an active drilling program in Alberta in 2024.

      boereport.com
    • The Municipal District of Bighorn has approved a development permit for the Banff Legacy Inn, a project in progress that consists of stacked townhouses accommodating 131 short-term visitor rentals.

      rmoutlook.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $20M in funding to school boards that manage their own student transportation fleets. These funds are expected to support the purchase of up to 115 new buses.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based LithiumBank has negotiated an intellectual property license agreement with G2L Greenview Resources Inc. for Direct Lithium Extraction Technology, Pilot Plant Testing, and Commercialization. G2L plans to ship their pilot plant with throughput capacity of 8,000 to 10,000 litres per day to Alberta in October 2023 to assess the scalability of the Licensed Technology under operating conditions.

      globenewswire.com
    • The University of Calgary and Carbon Management Canada (CMC) have joined forces in a project to help ensure the carbon captured in sequestration projects remains safely stored underground. 

      thenewswire.com
    • Global Helium Corporation has received a well license from the Alberta Energy Regulator for an initial well in the Manyberries area, and is currently securing surface access and permits for the licensing of a second well. Global anticipates having a rig contracted in the coming weeks for the drilling of the first well.

      globenewswire.com
    • EnerPure Inc., a clean technology company, has signed an agreement for the long-term lease of a site in south-central Alberta for the deployment of one of EnerPure’s patented used motor oil regeneration units. EnerPure intends to start construction on the site in 2024, pending all necessary government and regulatory approvals, and to commission the regeneration unit in 2025.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-09-04 to 2023-09-08
    • Arc'teryx, a high-performance outdoor apparel and equipment company, is planning to open in Banff in the former Hudson's Bay site, which closed its doors in August.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Nike is opening a store at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton. The store, set to open later this year, will be 27,837 sq. ft., making it the largest Nike store in Canada.

      dailyhive.com
    • Fuwa Fuwa, a Japanese pancake restaurant chain, is opening a new location at Chinook Plaza in Calgary this month.

      dailyhive.com
    • Paris Baguette, a French-inspired South Korean bakery chain, is opening a location in Edmonton in September.

      dailyhive.com
    • Butter Chicken & More, a new Indian restaurant, opened in Edmonton last month. The menu specializes in Indian classic dishes and Indo-Chinese fusion meals.

      dailyhive.com
    • Ricky's All Day Grill, a family-style restaurant chain, is opening a new location in Camrose.

      foodserviceandhospitality.com
    • Construction will begin soon on a new chartered surgical facility on Enoch Cree Nation. The facility is expected to open by June 2025 and will offer approximately 3,000 more publicly funded orthopedic surgeries per year, reducing wait times.

      alberta.ca
    • River Valley Park is set to open in Edmonton this month. The 190-acre park features an ornamental lake, a large events centre for gatherings, trail connections, children's playground, and public washrooms.

      citynews.ca
    • The Spray West campground in Airdrie will be closed to accommodate construction/renovation activities between September 2023 and the end of June 2024. Renovations includes 15 new campsites, upgrades to existing washroom facilities, and the creation of designated areas for hiking and dogsledding.

      discoverairdrie.com
    • The City of Lloydminster has begun construction on the Cenovus Energy Hub. The $93.9M event facility will feature a primary arena and an indoor and outdoor ice rink. The facility was jointly funded by the federal government, Government of Saskatchewan, and the City of Lloydminster and is expected to be fully operational by winter 2025.

      meridiansource.ca
    • The University of Lethbridge has received over $2.3M in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Canada Foundation for Innovation. The funding will be used to fund nine projects in neuroscience, biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • The County of Grande Prairie has approved a grant of $10K to recruit physicians for a new medical clinic in the Town of Beaverlodge. The office will accept approximately 600 permanent patients.

      everythinggp.com
    • Saddle Hills County has opened applications for its 2024 grant season. Registered non-profit organizations and community groups within the County can apply for the Capital, Operating, Cemetery Maintenance, and Community Signs Grants until October 15.

      everythinggp.com
    • Construction is currently underway for Sunrise House's new $5.5M youth emergency shelter in Grande Prairie. The facility will provide emergency housing to those aged 12 to 17 and features 24 beds, a family meeting room, quiet space, and cultural space.

      dailyheraldtribune.com
    • The Kapown Rehabilitation Centre opened in the Kapawe'no Cree Nation in Grouard last month. The facility offers 32 units, a library, conferences spaces, commercial kitchen, therapy room, and counselling rooms. The $11.2M project was funded by the Government of Canada

      smokyriverexpress.com
    • The courthouse in High Prairie is looking to fill two full-time judicial clerk positions. Successful candidates will be provided training.

      southpeacenews.com
    • The Peace River and Area Job Fair is taking place at Riverdrive Mall on September 27. 40 employers involved in healthcare, educational services, oilfield services, corrections, restaurants, and lumbermills are expected to attend.

      smokyriverexpress.com
    • The Government of Alberta has greenlit $39M of the previously announced $330 million provincial contribution to the City of Calgary and Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. to build a new arena, replacing the Scotiabank Saddledome. The funding will go towards site preparation, land acquisition, and the demolition of the Saddledome. A construction start date has not been announced.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing the universities of Alberta and Calgary with $27.3M over four years under the Major Innovation Fund. The funding will help universities accelerate research, innovation, and commercialization in the technology sector.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is launching the Specialized Criminal Justice Navigator Grant that will provide $7M over two years to Alberta-based non-profit organizations to hire staff who can help victims access resources and supports when navigating the criminal justice system.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is accepting applications from service providers who are interested in opening and operating up to 200 additional 24-7 emergency shelter spaces in Edmonton. This includes funding to allow Edmonton shelters to operate year-round.

      alberta.ca
    • Burns Nature Park is set to open in Lacombe County this month. The 20-acre park features hiking trails, a view of Sylvan Lake, and bench areas.

      sylvanlakenews.com
  • Week of 2023-08-28 to 2023-09-01
    • United Way Central Alberta is providing $1M in funding to support 22 projects in Central Alberta through the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund. The fund aims to support eligible organizations adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

      bashawstar.com
    • Alberta Health Service (AHS) is expanding their Indigenous Support Line to Alberta's Central Zone in August following a successful launch in Alberta's North and South Zones. The support line helps Indigenous people navigate the health system and ensure they find the help they need.

      everythinggp.com
    • Alberta Health Services is opening eight new transition beds at Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre by early fall 2023. The additional beds will provide patients with 24/7 personal or medical support and improve overall patient flow throughout the region.

      ponokanews.com
    • Plus 1 Convenience, a Calgary-based convenience store chain, is planning to expand to High River this September.

      okotoksonline.com
    • Ursidae Lair, a scotch tasting lounge, has recently opened in Jasper.

      jasperlocal.com
    • The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is providing over $600K in funding to support 21 projects through the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund. The fund aims to support eligible organizations adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

      bridgecitynews.ca
    • Dow Canada's Community Grants program is currently accepting applications from registered non-profit organizations, schools, and community partners in the Industrial Heartland region and Lacombe County. The grant program will provide up to $4,000 to support local projects that enhance community resiliency.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • Dow Canada's Community Grants program is currently accepting applications from registered non-profit organizations, schools, and community partners in the Industrial Heartland region and Lacombe County. The grant program will provide up to $4,000 to support local projects that enhance community resiliency.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing retailer, opened its first location in Calgary this month at Chinook Centre.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Construction has begun on a Métis Capital Housing Corporation family reunification housing project in Bonnyville. The housing development will be comprised of 12 suites, along with spaces for workshops, programming, cultural counselling, and learning centers.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • United Way Central Alberta is providing $1M in funding to support 22 projects in Central Alberta through the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund. The fund aims to support eligible organizations adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

      bashawstar.com
    • United Way Central Alberta is providing $1M in funding to support 22 projects in Central Alberta through the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund. The fund aims to support eligible organizations adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

      bashawstar.com
    • The Westlock Community Foundation is providing $210K in funding to support nine projects in Athabasca, Barrhead, and Westlock through the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund. The fund aims to support eligible organizations adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

      townandcountrytoday.com
    • The City of Airdrie began construction of a new $65M library and multi-use facility in August with an expected completion date of summer 2025. Once complete, at least ten additional full-time staff will be employed at the new 50,000 sq. ft. facility.

      airdriecityview.com
    • King of Tarts, a new sweet shop and popular vendor at several farmer's markets, opened its first permanent brick-and-mortar location in Edmonton in August.

      dailyhive.com
    • Padmanadi, an Edmonton-based Indonesian vegan restaurant chain, is planning to open a location in Calgary next month.

      dailyhive.com
    • Gogi Korean Restaurant, an all-you-can-eat Korean barbeque restaurant, opened a new location in Calgary in August.

      dailyhive.com
    • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas, Texas-based restaurant chain, is planning to soon open franchise locations in Red Deer and Sherwood Park.

      dailyhive.com
    • Alberta Health Service (AHS) is expanding their Indigenous Support Line to Alberta's Central Zone in August following a successful launch in Alberta's North and South Zones. The support line helps Indigenous people navigate the health system and ensure they find the help they need.

      everythinggp.com
    • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas, Texas-based restaurant chain, is planning to soon open franchise locations in Red Deer and Sherwood Park.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing over $12.2M to advance sectors ranging from clean technology and healthcare to quantum computing and artificial intelligence across Edmonton. Eleven companies will receive funding to scale-up their operations and enter new markets. This funding is expected to create 475 jobs.

      canada.ca
    • The Edmonton Transit Service is launching a new super-express bus route in southwest Edmonton this September. The Route 31 bus service will run from the Leger Transit Centre to the University of Alberta.

      ctvnews.ca
    • EPCOR, Edmonton's major utility provider, has begun installing flood barriers at its Rossdale and E.L. Smith water-treatment plants to ensure residents have access to clean drinking water during extreme weather. The project is expected to be complete in 2027.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Alberta government is providing $88K to the Oxford House Morning Star Rising Sun Indigenous Healing Home in Edmonton through the Civil Society Fund. Funding will be used to provide 25 spaces for members of Indigenous communities in Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories to access cultural supports to recover from addiction.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-08-21 to 2023-08-25
    • Shijo Café, a new Japanese food eatery has opened in Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • Demolition and clean-up of the old Bowden Hotel property has started according to Alberta Infrastructure's properties division. The work includes remediation of hazardous materials, taking out the foundation and backfilling the resulting hole in the ground.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • Calgary-based E3 Lithium Ltd. has engaged with a major lithium refining technology and equipment vendor to develop the downstream lithium production processes in preparation for upcoming commercial production of battery-grade lithium.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3.5M to fund 22 projects in rural and urban communities through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program. The projects are led by stewardship organizations, non-profits, Indigenous communities and municipalities to protect and enhance riparian areas and wetlands.

      alberta.ca
    • Construction on Phase 2 of the redevelopment of the emergency department at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary is expected to start in early fall 2023. When fully finished in 2025, the new emergency department will provide 25 additional care spaces, each with the added capability of continuous cardiac monitoring.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing a total of $5M through the Aviation Skills Grant to 14 employers to support the aviation sector. Grant recipients will receive up to $30,000 per trainee to help offset training costs for new or vacant positions. More than half of the requested training is for pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers.

      alberta.ca
    • Chartier, a French-Canadian restaurant which opened in 2016 in Beaumont, is closing permanently on September 30, 2023.

      albertaprimetimes.com
    • The federal government is providing $2.5M to support research in robotics, automation and 3D printing of materials and homes. The funding will also create the Alternative Construction Technologies Centre at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), along with 50 new jobs and 60 student space by 2025.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Denmark-based wind turbine maker Vestas has been awarded an order from Edmonton-based Capital Power to supply and service turbines for its 140MW Halkirk II wind project in Paintearth County. Delivery of the wind turbines will begin in the second quarter of 2024 and commissioning will take place in the fourth quarter of 2025.

      power-technology.com
    • Alberta Innovates is providing more than $13.6M to 19 technology providers through the Alberta Innovates Ecosystem Development Partnerships Program.

      albertainnovates.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $335M into paving projects and technological improvements to extend the life of roads. This year’s projects include testing the use of technology that grinds the existing pavement, remixes it with new materials and replaces it as a new layer of pavement.

      alberta.ca
    • The German company Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and commissioning of 49 cold climate version turbines for the 280MW Forty Mile wind project near Medicine Hat. The wind farm has been developed by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Canada and is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.

      renews.biz
    • The City of Cold Lake is adding a municipal RCMP position at the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment to help with staffing issues and to help address crime in the city. 

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • CDE Group, a global provider of wet processing equipment based in Northern Ireland, has opened Canada's largest construction and demolition waste plant at Calgary Aggregate Recycling (CAR). The plant will process waste material to produce construction sand and aggregate materials.

      equipmentjournal.com
    • The Alberta School Bus Contractors Association (ASBCA) estimates that its member companies are short hundreds of drivers as the new school year approaches. The provincial government recently provided some funding for paid training for new drivers which is expected to help the recruitment process.

      globalnews.ca
    • Marv’s Classic Soda Shop, a 1950s diner in Diamond Valley open since 2000, is closing permanently in early September 2023. The current owner is seeking a buyer for the restaurant.

      albertaprimetimes.com
    • Numerous community service organizations in central Alberta have received project funding over $1.6M, through the federal government’s Community Services Recovery Fund. In the City of Red Deer and Red Deer County, 15 projects received approximately $1.1M of the total amount.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Q Construction Management has started work to transform a former parking lot in Calgary into a six-storey building, including a floor of retail and 44 apartments. Q is also working on Skyview Estates, 99 units in a four-storey building in Calgary for a local private developer.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta has struck an agreement with DynaLIFE diagnostic laboratories to transfer staff, equipment and property in all regions of the province to Alberta Precision Laboratories which will provide community lab services. This work will be completed in phases with the full transition expected to be completed by December 2023.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal government is providing over $2M to 52 non-profit organizations around southern Alberta for a range of projects and initiatives under the Community Services Recovery Fund.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Edmonton-based Flair Airlines is launching a new 18-month program to train pilots in the midst of the ongoing shortage of commercial pilots across North America. Flair said it will accept its first cohort of 10 aspiring pilots in January 2024 in partnership with Genesis Flight College in Collingwood, Ontario.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based Orennia Inc., an analytics company specializing in energy markets, has launched its software platform in the US to provide power price forecasts using big-data processing technologies. The platform is used to screen and evaluate power project opportunities.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-08-14 to 2023-08-18
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $20M over five years into the new Innovation Catalyst Grant that will support graduates from in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in entrepreneurial development. The program awards up to $250,000 over two years to successful applicants to encourage company creation, technology commercialization and economic diversification

      alberta.ca
    • Honey Lounge & Bar, a restaurant and cocktail venue in Calgary, has permanently closed.

      dailyhive.com
    • Prospera Energy Inc.has started drilling the first horizontal well of a ten well modular multi-pad infill drill program. Work is also underway on the preparation of the new leases, surface facilities and connecting pipelines for another drilling program consisting of six to eight directional wells.

      globenewswire.com
    • Heidelberg Materials have announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. has delivered and installed a compact CO2 pilot capture system “CO2MPACTTM” at its cement plant in Edmonton. The facility, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments, is expected to become the first full-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) solution for the cement industry globally.

      globenewswire.com
    • InPlay Oil Corp. has started construction on a second significant upgrade and partial replacement of an operated natural gas plant in its Willesden Green asset which is expected to be completed in the third quarter. Drilling has also started on a three well pad program that is expected to be on production in the second half of September.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Steel River Group Ltd., an Indigenous-owned diversified management and development company, is partnering with the Peepeekisis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan to build nine new homes on reserve.

      globenewswire.com
    • Cinnaholic. a gourmet cinnamon roll bakery, opened a new location in the Township Shopping Centre in Calgary on August 18, 2023, adding to its two existing locations in the city. Two more Cinnaholic locations are in the works, including one in Airdrie.

      globenewswire.com
    • RepRap 3D Printing, a store that offers the latest 3D printers, filaments and accessories has opened its first location in Sherwood Park, adding to its two existing locations in Edmonton.

      sherwoodparknews.com
    • Calgary-based Summit Nanotech, a lithium technology company, is partnering with Power Minerals Limited to validate the performance of Summit's proprietary direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology in a commercial application.

      newswire.ca
    • The 24th World Petroleum Congress is being held in Calgary from September 17 to 21, 2023. The congress expects more than 15,000 visitors from over 100 countries along with more than 250 exhibitors.

      tradearabia.com
    • Roof Ruler, a Calgary startup that uses a system based on GIS and information technology to measure roof characteristics for the roofing industry, is planning to expand across North America and tap into the half-billion dollar a year roof measurement market.

      livewirecalgary.com
    • Google.org has committed a $2.5M dollar grant to NPower Canada to upskill underserved job-seekers across Canada with the technical and employability skills required for in-demand digital careers. The grant will enable NPower to integrate and deliver Google Career Certificates as a core component of its virtually-delivered workforce development programs.

      newswire.ca
    • Maxim Power Corp., an independent power producer, is advancing the necessary repairs and expansion plans to restore its 300 megawatt M2 natural-gas fired power plant to operational service following a fire at the facility in 2022. Upon completion, hot commissioning activities of the facility are anticipated to occur over an approximate three-month period.

      globenewswire.com
    • Honolulu-based Barnwell Industries, Inc. is advancing development on its Twining assets north of Calgary, following a US$4.65M investment in new facilities and the start of production from three new oil wells.

      globenewswire.com
    • Drumheller & District Seniors Foundation and Local 715 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 60 workers at two lodges operated by the foundation, have reached a new collective agreement that contains a 9% wage increase and additional leave and health benefits.

      albertaworker.ca
    • SNDL Inc., Canada's largest private sector liquor retailer, is launching an e-commerce platform for its Liquor Retail banner, Wine and Beyond in the third quarter of 2023. The platform is expected to expand the company's market presence, increase customer engagement, and capitalize on the growing trend of online shopping for liquor products.

      newswire.ca
    • Edmonton-based TrustBIX Inc, a technology and services company providing chain of custody and strategic sourcing solutions, is buying Alberta Food Security Inc., which specializes in vertical indoor farming operations.

      investorsobserver.com
    • A new surgical program for hips and knees is set to open at the Northern Lights Health Centre in Fort McMurray following the recent recruitment of two orthopedic surgeons.

      mix1037fm.com
    • Sacred Heart Church in Strathmore has officially broken ground on its new building with completion expected in 2024. The new church is being constructed from the structure of the former IGA building, which previously served as a grocery store before closing down.

      strathmoretimes.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing one time interim funding of $360,000 to Athabasca County for a one-year Highway 63 road rescue service contract with Trans-Care.

      rmoutlook.com
    • McDonald’s Canada is currently building a new two storey restaurant with drive-thru in Calgary that will be open 24/7.

      dailyhive.com
    • Factory Film Studios is starting production of a new feature film, Chasing Midnight, in Leduc and around central Alberta. The ACTRA (IPA) production shoots will occur August 14-31, using mostly local crew members with the release projected in mid-2024.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Rubellite Energy Inc. is contracting a second drilling rig to start-up in the fourth quarter to drill a minimum of two to three wells on its assets located on the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement. The company also plans to drill up to 16 multi-lateral horizontal wells at its Figure Lake asset during the second half of 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Four former Bed Bath & Beyond stores are being turned into a new home store brand called Rooms + Spaces, with two stores in each of Calgary and Edmonton. All four of the stores have a grand opening date of August 26, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is permanently closing the outpatient clinic at the Piyami Health Centre in Picture Butte on October 15, 2023. The clinic provides non-emergency care for ailments including sprains or simple fractures, minor cuts or burns, and earaches or ear infections.

      globalnews.ca
    • UK investment and asset management company Low Carbon has announced plans for a 600 megawatt solar energy portfolio in Alberta, through a new joint venture with renewable energy developer NU-E Corp. Low Carbon has plans to create 1.2 gigawatts of solar, wind and energy storage assets in Canada by 2030.

      pv-tech.org
    • The International Geothermal Association (IGA) is has selected Calgary, from a slate of global competitors, as the host city for the World Geothermal Congress 2026, slated to run during June.

      thinkgeoenergy.com
    • Denver-based Komptech Americas, a waste management equipment distributor, has hired a Calgary-based Territory Sales Manager for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

      accesswire.com
    • Keyano College in Fort McMurray is launching a Masters of Educational Studies (MES) program in partnership with the University of Alberta. The first class begins in January 2024. Keyano is also planning new diploma programs for computer systems and governance and civil studies.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • The Lethbridge and District Exhibition has opened the $75M Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre. The facility, with a 7,000 person capacity, is expected to drive tourism and promote Alberta’s agriculture industries. The centre has trading halls, salon rooms, meeting suites, a rooftop patio and a fully serviced kitchen.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has hired 18 teachers this year, 10 of which will be on a temporary contract to cover maternity leaves. The vacancies are due in part to retirements and some teachers moving to different cities or on to other careers.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The King of Trade, a pawn shop in downtown Medicine Hat since 1998, closed on August 12, 2023, as the current owners are retiring.

      medicinehatnews.com
  • Week of 2023-08-07 to 2023-08-11
    • Kent Imaging Inc., a Calgary-based medical technology company, has moved to a larger space in the city’s Beltline area that features an updated production facility nearly three times the size of their previous location. Kent has global markets for its proprietary medical imaging technology that is designed and manufactured in Calgary.

      kalkinemedia.com
    • The Town of Bonnyville has applied to the province to pursue Rural Renewal Stream (RRS) status. The RRS program is designed to support the attraction and retention of foreign workers to rural Alberta in eligible occupation sectors.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has mandated at least $20M per year to expand mental health classrooms in the school system from 20 to 60. The province is also providing $4.5M per year to expand mental health support programs to an additional 22 high-needs schools.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is making more in-house medical test appointments available to reduce bottlenecks and long wait times, particularly in Calgary. Alberta Health Services is recruiting and hiring more staff so that lab services are available six days a week within the hospital lab system, which will add 2,000 new appointments weekly into fall 2023.

      alberta.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has hired a new pediatrician who is working out of Red Deer Regional Hospital and Pediatric Consultants Associated, and is accepting new patients.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • High Bar Brands, a Minnesota-based supply and service company for the commercial trucking industry, has hired three new Territory Managers including a Calgary-based manager to cover western Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • E3 Lithium, a Calgary-based lithium extraction company, has completed construction of its field pilot plant and is proceeding with commissioning that is anticipated to take up to 10 days to complete.

      financialpost.com
    • The Government of Alberta has started the three-year design phase for the Red Deer hospital redevelopment. Construction of the project is expected to be complete by 2030 or 2031.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Toronto-based Graphite Ventures has closed its $110M Fund IV following a $10M contribution from Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC). Graphite and AEC support Alberta based technology startups.

      betakit.com
    • Calgary-based Acceleware Ltd., a developer of proprietary radio frequency energy technologies, is partnering with the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) to further commercialize Acceleware’s Clean Tech Inverter (CTI) to dry potash and other mineral commodities.

      globenewswire.com
    • Information technology students and graduates in Calgary are struggling to find tech jobs, as companies see an increase in the number of job applicants. Some IT companies are offering internship programs to prospective employees.

      cbc.ca
    • Red Apple Stores Inc. is reopening its location in Barrhead, on August 25, 2023 following extensive renovations and upgrades.

      newswire.ca
    • Empire Company Limited has launched Voilà - an online grocery delivery service to select customers across Alberta, supplying products from its robotics equipped distribution centre in Rocky View County.

      discoverairdrie.com
    • The federal government and the City of Lethbridge are jointly providing approximately $135,000 to help the city transition its transit fleet to zero emission buses.

      lethbridge.ca
    • Banff, Canmore and communities in the greater Calgary area are hiring for a variety of positions from performing arts to administration to a senior planner.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Pickleball Hub, a pickleball facility in St. Albert, is expanding to a second location, in Edmonton.

      news
    • Construction on a new Costco store, including a gas bar and liquor store, in the Bingham Crossing development west of Calgary is expected to resume in the spring of 2024 following infrastructure work that was completed in the area last year. The Costco is expected to open in 2025 along with numerous other retail stores that form part of the development.

      dailyhive.com
    • The City of Calgary Fire Department has launched a virtual reality fire safety program targeting schools and community centres to help educate Calgarians and mimic real life in a controlled setting. The program covers fire safety, hazard awareness and the safe operation of fire extinguishers among other topics.

      chatnewstoday.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recruited two family medicine physicians who are now practising in Whitecourt at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre and Associate Medical Clinic. AHS is continuing to recruit for physicians across northern Alberta to meet community needs.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • Calgary-based Headwater Exploration Inc. is adding $25M to its 2023 capital program with $10M of the allocation for drill ready exploration prospects on its Clearwater play in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Revera, a major provider of care and accommodation for seniors in Canada, is shifting its focus to ownership of senior living real estate and will transition out of the operational management of retirement residences. Revera currently operates 16 facilities in Alberta.

      cbc.ca
    • Edmonton-based Theragraph, a medical imaging and data visualization company, has received a $250,000 grant from Pfizer Canada to support a pilot program to test its tool at two gastrointestinal clinics.

      news
    • The Shoppers Drug Mart Lakeland Ridge in Sherwood Park has opened a Pharmacy Care Clinic on-site. The new clinic offers a range of services to patients including assessment and treatment of common illness or injuries.

      sherwoodparknews.com
    • Houston, Texas-based Dril-Quip, Inc. is purchasing Edmonton-based Great North Wellhead for $US80M in an all-cash transaction. The purchase will expand Dril-Quips market base and act as a launchpad for its products and services in Canada.

      dril-quip.com
    • The Hudson’s Bay store at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton is remaining open in a smaller footprint after previously being scheduled to close in August 2023. In addition, Service Canada is opening a facility at the mall in 2024 which will include a passport office.

      retail-insider.com
    • Lethbridge College is hosting a federal program, the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP), a six-week work experience and post-secondary exploration camp for Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 18.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-31 to 2023-08-04
    • The City of Lacombe has received a $200,000 grant from the Alberta Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) program to upgrade the downtown area and make it more accessible.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • The CCI Group of Companies is collaborating with Tsuut’ina Nation members in Alberta to develop professional forestry skills, acquire equipment, employ forestry crews, and mitigate wildfire risk to homes, community assets, and infrastructure. The project is supported by an SFI Community Grant through The Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

      globenewswire.com
    • Athabasca Oil Corporation is selling its non?core light oil assets for CAD$160M in cash to an undisclosed private company, prior to adjustments, in a move to reduce debt. Athabasca has also commited $41M to advancing the expansion of its Leismer thermal oil project.

      globenewswire.com
    • Cenovus Energy Inc. has planned maintenance activites in the third quarter of 2023 at its Lloydminster thermal assets.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta has opened grant applications for communities and organizations working to address the violence, safety and economic security of Indigenous women, girls and two spirit plus (2S+) people. The fund will support $4M in grants each year and recipients can receive a maximum of $200,000 towards their initiatives.

      alberta.ca
    • Flair Airlines is launching a new daily direct flight from Edmonton to Cancun, Mexico starting October 29, 2023.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Calgary-based Canadian Premium Sand is moving ahead with the construction and operational phases of its planned patterned solar glass manufacturing facility in Selkirk, Manitoba. Once operational, the project will supply patterned solar glass for 6 gigawatts of solar panel manufacturing capacity in North America.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta-based ZGM, a marketing agency, is acquiring Dossier, a Vancouver design agency, to help meet growing demand for its services in the packaged goods and food spaces. Dossier’s 12 employees will continue to operate separately under the name Dossier I ZGM

      strategyonline.ca
    • The Hudson’s Bay store in St. Albert Centre is opening a pop-up Zellers on August 11, 2023.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • Precision Drilling, the largest drilling contractor in Canada, is hiring for journeyman heavy-duty mechanics, equipment service technicians, and warehouse supervisors. Numerous other companies are offering hundreds of positions in the Edmonton area including software developer, human resources advisor and visual arts instructor among other occupations.

      dailyhive.com
    • Mount Royal University (MRU), in Calgary, will be the first post-secondary institution in the province to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in data science, starting in winter 2024. MRU is hiring new faculty for the Faculty of Science and Technology to deliver the data science program.

      livewirecalgary.com
    • The federal government is providing more than $1.1M and the Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC) is contributing more than $560,000 to renovate the Canadian Native Friendship Centre in Edmonton. The renovations will meet or exceed current building codes and improve accessibility for staff and clients.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $45M through two competitions to advance the province’s hydrogen fuel technologies. The competitions will receive an additional $5M from the federal government.

      alberta.ca
    • ACCIONA Energía has started construction of Forty Mile, a 280 megawatt wind energy project in the County of Forty Mile No. 8 near Medicine Hat. Forty Mile will create up to 250 jobs during the peak construction phase and up to 25 permanent jobs once operational.

      evwind.es
    • The federal government is providing $3.1M to the City of Calgary to create a Technology Integration Centre in vacant office space in the downtown area. The project is expected to create more than 180 jobs. Calgary Economic Development (CED) will also receive $3M to increase foreign investment and business retention over the next three years. CED expects to help 200 local businesses and create 900 jobs with the funding.

      calgaryherald.com
    • dynaCERT Inc. and Cipher Neutron Inc. are partnering with the University of Alberta in Edmonton to advance proprietary technolgies used in the production of green hydrogen. MITACS, a non-profit Canadian national research organization, is also sponsoring the joint venture.

      businesswire.com
    • Emissions Reduction Alberta is providing up to $7.088M to Empower Environmental Solutions Calgary Ltd. for the development and construction of a planned asphalt shingle reprocessing facility in Calgary. Combined with funding from other partners, the project is now fully financed and proceeding to the design phase.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta ia immediately implementing the Safe Streets Action Plan, including adding at least 100 new patrol officers for Calgary and Edmonton and assessing whether more officers are needed

      alberta.ca
    • Strathcona Resources Ltd., a privately held oil and gas company, is acquiring Pipestone Energy Corp., creating the fifth-largest oil producer in the country, that will continue on as Strathcona Resources. The deal, which requires shareholder and court approvals, is valued at CAD$11.5B including debt.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is currently recruiting for administrative positions at the Edmonton and Calgary airport locations.

      mtlblog.com
    • The first Tim Hortons franchise in Lac La Biche is under construction and expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023. 

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Toronto-based Porter Airlines is launching new daily service between Ottawa and Edmonton on October 4, 2023.

      aviationsourcenews.com
    • Airplane pilots and flight instructors are in short supply across the province, affecting both flight training schools and commercial airlines. The province has committed to a new bursary for pilot training and to the further development of the aviation industry.

      cbc.ca
    • Shell Canada Ltd. is selling gas stations in Brooks as part of a wider agreemment to divest some of its western assets to advance its $100M deal to buy gas stations from an affiliate of grocery giant Empire Co. Ltd., which are co-located with Sobeys grocery stores.

      cspdailynews.com
    • Edmonton-based Dr. Phone Fix, a cell phone and electronics repair chain, is opening a location at the West Edmonton Mall. Dr. Phone Fix currently has 34 locations in 20 cities in four provinces. The plan is to grow the national footprint to about 200 stores with 500 technicians. The company currently has 65 technicians.

      retail-insider.com
    • Cando Rail & Terminals of Edmonton is developing a lithium-ion battery-powered switching locomotive. The province is contributing $2M toward the $4M project through the Emissions Reduction for Alberta for the Industrial Transformation Challenge. Cando will demonstrate and evaluate the technical performance of the battery-powered locomotive and supporting charging infrastructure in a real-world switching environment in Fort Saskatchewan.

      progressiverailroading.com
    • Redwood Meadow Emergency Services (RMES), a volunteer firefighter and rescue service in Rocky View County, has launched its local recruitment campaign to add more members.

      cochranenow.com
    • Iskwewak Iskotew Nihkotawan (Women's Fire Lodge), a new Indigenous women's housing program by Esquao Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, is providing programs to help residents navigate the justice system, learn about healthy relationships and offer access to elders and ceremonies. The lodge facility will house 20 Indigenous women at risk of homelessness for stays up to 18 months.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Lethbridge has approved funding of approximately $780,000 to hire some term employees to attract film and TV productions to the region. A City of Lethbridge employee will develop and coordinate the groundwork required, and administer the permitting process for productions. A position with Economic Developemnt Lethbridge wil focus on external community relations, marketing and attracting the film industry to come to Lethbridge.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
  • Week of 2023-07-24 to 2023-07-28
    • Rocky View Schools is cutting 38 caretaking positions for 2023-24 school year due to budget constraints. The positions are mainly building operator roles.

      cochranenow.com
    • Brandt Agriculture has opened an expanded dealership in Red Deer that offers Brandt and John Deere products, parts and service, replacing a smaller Red Deer location.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Acceleware Ltd., a leading innovator in decarbonization technology, is moving forward with its commercial-scale RF XL pilot project near Marwayne. Final preparations are expected to start on August 8, 2023. All required service vendors for the work have been engaged, including service rig, engineering consultants and downhole tool providers.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global design and engineering company, has been selected by Pattern Energy Group LP to serve as Owner’s Engineer for the SunZia Transmission Project across the US Southwest. Stantec will provide electrical, civil, structural, building, and mechanical engineering services along with design reviews and and commissioning assistance.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta has opened the next round of funding for the Affordable Housing Partnership Program (AHPP) to community partners to support innovative housing solutions. Projects eligible for this funding include specialized housing, mixed-income development to support households at different income levels, and mixed-use developments offering a range of services in addition to housing.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has is planning to to fund $4M per year to add more mental health professional spaces in Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to fund additional aviation management seats at Mount Royal University and other post secondary institutions, and provide grants to help more Albertans pursue a career in aviation.

      alberta.ca
    • Redwater Acquisition Corp. is partnering with Lavrium LLC, specialists in machine learning and artificial intelligence applications in cryptomining. Lavrium will supply miners and software for Redwater's Alberta Project in Sturgeon County.

      globenewswire.com
    • The mothballed Aurora Sun greenhouse in Medicine Hat, originally intended for cannabis production, has been transferred to a subsidiary company, Bevo, that sells ornamental flowers and starter vegetables to the wider greenhouse industry.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Alzheimer Society of Canada in collaboration with Brain Canada Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging, and Research Manitoba are investing $5,989,000 in 44 dementia researchers as part of its annual research competition. The funding is supporting four projects in Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is seeking more obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) in Lethbridge and other communities in the AHS South Zone. Lethbridge has seen a shortage of OB-GYNs over the last year, with some on parental leave, some closing their practices, and some leaving for other jobs.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Forge Hydrocarbons, a University of Alberta spinoff company producing renewable fuels and chemicals, is collaborating with Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to work towards a new biojet fuel production facility in the Edmonton area.

      canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
    • Green Impact Partners Inc. has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct and operate a 30-MW natural gas-fired cogeneration facility for the Future Energy Park in southeast Calgary. The cogeneration plant will provide high efficiency steam and electricity to the biofuels facility as part of its integrated operations.

      canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
    • Stepping Stones, formerly the Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre, is building a $30M women's shelter with amenities in Cold Lake. Nails Entreprises Inc expects to complete construction on the facility sometime in December of 2024.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The federal government is providing $47.8M in federal funding from its 2 Billion Trees program, and Edmonton is contributing $47.8M in municipal funding from its Greener As We Grow tree-planting project to support the planting of 1.5M trees in Edmonton.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Rocky View County (RVC) council has approved a new agreement with the City of Calgary to co-develop a new inland logistics hub and rail transload facility along Calgary’s southeast boundary. The developers of the Shepard Industrial Area are hoping to have a new Area Structure Plan (ASP) in place and a firm agreement in hand with Canadian Pacific Kansas City rail by 2024.

      airdriecityview.com
    • Rocky View County (RVC) council has accepted the Alberta Utilities Commission's (AUC) decision to approve the Sollair Project by General Land and Power Corporation, just north of Airdrie. A rezoning application will pave the way for the 476-acre solar farm's construction.

      airdriecityview.com
    • Three Sixty Solar Ltd., a vertical solar panel tower company, has signed an agreement with Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club to proceed with the sale and installation of a Three Sixty Solar Tower in Sturgeon County, near Edmonton. The deal is expected to be finalized by August 31, 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $30M in capital for the Blood Tribe Recovery Community, a 75 bed treatment facility on Blood Tribe lands for up to 300 people every year. Construction is beginning this summer and is expected to be complete in late 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • Prospera Energy Inc. is planning to start the drilling of 10 horizontal wells in heavy oil and 8 slanted wells in medium-light oil in mid-August 2023 as part of its Phase 2 development program.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $750,000 for infrastructure projects in the Cochrane area that include water and sewer services to support immediate and future commercial development. As a result of this project, the community has confirmed new businesses developments such as a bulk fuel distributor, two restaurants, a gas station, a 35-room motel expansion and a diesel fuel card-lock station with hospitality facilities for truckers.

      cochranetimespost.ca
    • Physicians in Red Deer say that operating rooms are now regularly shuttered because of a shortage of anesthesiologists, part of a general shortage of the specialists across North America.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing more than $1M for the green modernization of the McCauley and Kinsmen community clubs in Edmonton. Improvements include the installation of new heating and solar power systems, and upgrades to the lighting, washrooms, water heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

      newswire.ca
    • ERCO Worldwide, a global industrial chemical manufacturer, has permanently closed its Grande Prairie facility, in operation since 1992. The ERCO plant employed at least 25 people. High electricty costs in the province were cited by ERCO as a factor in its decision.

      dailyheraldtribune.com
    • The Grande Prairie Police Service has selected its first chief as it transitions away from the RCMP, a move that is expected to take five years. Until it is complete, the RCMP will continue to have jurisdiction in Grande Prairie.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-17 to 2023-07-21
    • Technology Alberta is accepting applications from employers and jobseekers for the next cohort in its fully funded work-integrated learning program, FIRST Jobs 200, for fall 2023. The program offers meaningful work experience for post-secondary students and recent graduates in Alberta.

      technologyalberta.com
    • Ciba Health, a New York City-based virtual healthcare service, is setting up its Canadian headquarters in Edmonton. Ciba is working towards regulatory approvals and sourcing office space with plans to hire up to 20 people within its first year, including dietitians, coders, and members of the operations team.

      news
    • Calgary-based NOVA Chemicals Corporation, wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is building a facility in Indiana, USA , to process post-consumer plastic films and manufacture recycled polyethylene at a commercial scale as early as 2025.

      globenewswire.com
    • Ceapro Inc., a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for healthcare and cosmetic industries, is partnering with the Angiogenesis Foundation to conduct research on characterizing healing dynamics and molecular profiling of tissue regeneration stimulated by oat-derived bioactives.

      globenewswire.com
    • Hydra Energy is developing a retrofit training program for technicians using funds it received from an Alberta Innovates Hydrogen Centre of Excellence grant. Graduates of the program will be able to quickly convert Class 8 diesel trucks into dual-fuel vehicles that run off both diesel and hydrogen.

      trucknews.com
    • PACE Canada LP submitted an application with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for Joffre 3, a 300-megawatt solar power project. If approved by AESO the solar power project will be built in phases, beginning with a 100-megawatt facility that could be producing power by 2026. The project is one of 14 in the works across Alberta by PACE.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) has invested $10M into Graphite Ventures Fund IV to provide seed-stage capital to Canadian technology companies focused on B2B enterprise software and capital efficient hardware.

      newswire.ca
    • EverGen Infrastructure Corp. is planning further development of its renewable natural gas (RNG) facility near Lethbridge. The work includes the addition of preprocessing and depackaging equipment to broaden the range of organic waste the facility can process, and expansion of RNG capacity including the addition of a third anaerobic digestor.

      proactiveinvestors.com
    • Red Water Acquisition Corp has acquired development rights for a site in Sturgeon County that will enable the use of natural gas associated with oil production, which is currently being flared, as a sustainable and cost-effective fuel source for Redwater's crypto mining facility.

      globenewswire.com
    • The University of Alberta has launched the new Water Research Centre at its Edmonton campus. Areas of research focus for the centre will be divided into three categories — water supply; water demand, treatment and reuse; and water infrastructure.

      ualberta.ca
    • Bagel Bar has opened a storefront in south Edmonton after four years as a pickup-only business. In addition to the bagels, the company also makes flavoured cream cheeses and cookies.

      news
    • The federal government is contributing $1.68M to three Alberta organizations working to support seniors living in their own homes for as long as possible. Among those is Edmonton-based non-profit association Drive Happiness, which will get $560,000 to help older adults maintain their independence by providing them with transportation.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.95M to the Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society to renovate Canada’s largest outdoor stage, the Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller. Travel Alberta is also providing $625,000 over the next three years to support the culinary strategy and construction of a new experience centre.

      alberta.ca
    • North Central Co-op has officially opened up its St. Albert location. The liquor, fuel, and the food store has approximately 100 new employees combined.

      fortsaskonline.com
    • Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is partnering with Toyota Canada to launch 100 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen producer, is providing mobile hydrogen refuelling stations at YEG.

      toyota.ca
    • The Governnment of Alberta is planning to introduce a one-time “Alberta is Calling” attraction bonus of at least $1,200 to workers in skilled trades and professions in which there are labour shortages in Alberta, including health care, child care and trades.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Eavor Technologies has started drilling operations in Geretsried in Bavaria, Germany, for the first commercial Eavor-Loop project, the company's proprietary geothermal energy system. Drilling is also planned on a second, neighbouring site within a few weeks.

      thinkgeoenergy.com
    • Two Calgary-based companies, Helium Evolution Incorporated and North American Helium Inc. (NAH), are partnering in a farm-out agreement to drill five new helium test wells in southern Saskatchewan over the next 10 months. NAH is responsible for 100% of the drilling costs for the five wells.

      globenewswire.com
    • Strike action by two Hollywood screen unions is affecting film production work in Alberta. Most of the 1,500 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in southern Alberta are out of work because of the U.S. strikes.

      cbc.ca
    • Calgary Transit is actively recruiting 350 bus and community shuttle drivers in a bid to reach its target to hire 800 new bus drivers by the end of 2023. It hopes to hire another 300 bus drivers and 200 community shuttle drivers this year. Candidates are put through a five-week training course with a shorter training period for experienced drivers.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $60M through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Industrial Transformation Challenge for 14 projects will reduce emissions and create approximately 1,700 jobs.

      alberta.ca
    • Oco, the consumer side of Calgary-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a company that specializes in carbon capture and utilization solutions for heavy industry sectors, has signed a deal with Adidas that will see the sneaker giant manufacture some of its shoes using ink embedded with captured carbon emissions.

      jwnenergy.com
    • Replenish Nutrients Ltd. plans to use a recent $7M grant from Emissions Reductions Alberta towards the construction of a new regenerative fertilizer manufacturing facility near Debolt. The project is expected to create 200 construction jobs along with 50 permanent operational jobs, and be complete in late 2024 or early 2025.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation has executed $5.9M in new contracts bringing the total company net sales to $99.4M at the end of June 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is accepting applications from service providers who are interested in opening permanent Indigenous shelters, women’s emergency shelters and temporary winter shelters in Edmonton. This includes funding to allow Edmonton shelters to operate 24-7 while also addressing a funding differential for supportive housing between Edmonton and Calgary.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $10M for the new Bridging Classrooms to Communities program that will support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Recipients will receive up to $100,000 per year to hire community connection workers who will work with school authorities.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Edmonton is planning a total of 25 solar power facilities on city-owned buildings. Eight installations are currently in progress, six are in the planning and design stages, and eleven sites are in operation.

      electricenergyonline.com
    • Alberta Innovates has relaunched its LevMax-Health Program for Alberta-based post-secondary institutions advancing digital health in Alberta. Applications are due by August 11, 2023.

      albertainnovates.ca
    • PanTHERA CryoSolutions has received a $180,616 grant from the Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) — Validate Program from Alberta Innovates to advance the commercialization of its cryopreservation technology.

      pantheracryo.com
  • Week of 2023-07-10 to 2023-07-14
    • The 24th World Petroleum Congress (OCAN), held every three years in member countries, is running in Calgary from September 17 – 21, 2023. The event brings together a diverse cross section of domestic and global energy, and government leaders. The Congress is expected to draw over 5,000 delegates from more than 100 countries, 50 ministerial delegations, 700 expert speakers, 800 media, and over 200 international exhibitors.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Town of Bonnyville is moving ahead with the submission of an application to the Government of Alberta’s Rural Renewal Immigration Stream. The program supports the attraction and retention of newcomers to rural Alberta and helps address local labour shortages through community supports that consider local economic development needs.

      mylakelandnow.com
    • Work is expected to start on August 1, 2023 on the $67.6M Pointe-aux-Pins Acres development in Strathcona County. To date, the county has already spent $10.75M on land acquisition and planning work. The facility itself, costing $32.6M, will be designed by Bird Construction and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2025.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • Construction has started on the new Fort McKay Community Centre (FMCC). The foundation and pilings will be completed during the 2023 construction season, with the opening planned in 2025.

      mymcmurray.com
    • German energy company Goldbeck Solar has secured a loan of 44M Euros to fund four new solar photovoltaic plants, with a combined capacity of 93MWp (mega-watt peak generation), in Canada and Chile. Goldbeck will build two of the projects in Alberta that will have a capacity of 61MWp and 8MWp respectively.

      pv-tech.org
    • Redberry Restaurants, who operate Taco Bell in Canada, plan on opening up to seven new locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta in 2023. Taco Bell currently has 20 locations in Alberta.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $30M in capital to the Tsuut’ina First Nation for the development of a new recovery community. The 75-bed facility will provide addiction treatment services for up to 300 people in the Calgary area every year.

      alberta.ca
    • Eventcombo, an all-in-one event technology platform, is investing $10M over three years to expand its operations and establish a new headquarters in Calgary. The company expects to create 250 highly skilled jobs in the new office. Invest Alberta and Calgary Economic Development are supporting the initiative.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $12M for 14 projects in Alberta that will support 11 community-based interventions to address HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in populations disproportionately impacted by these infections.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing up to $1.13M to the Tsuut'ina Nation, through the Building Safer Communities Fund, to support anti-gang programs.

      newswire.ca
    • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation has commissioned the Michichi and Kneehill Solar Projects. The solar farms provide over 70 full-time equivalent (FTE) job-years each over the operational life of the projects along with millions of dollars in stable long-term property tax revenue to Starland and Kneehill County.

      globenewswire.com
    • Hermay Labs, an Edmonton-based medical and biological discovery company, has invested $3.8M in the purchase of an existing, multi-tenant industrial facility, Research Centre One, in the Edmonton Research Park. Hermay plans major renovations to improve the existing lab space, including building additional wet lab space.   

      edmontonglobal.ca
    • Calagry-based Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. has acquired Texas-based Rime Downhole Technologies, LLC in a deal valued at US$41M. The addition of Rime drilling technology will bring expanded capabilities to Cathedral and broaden its market base in North America.

      newswire.ca
    • The City of Edmonton has added 12 new Community Peace Officers. Nine officers will join the Transit safety team, while two will support Animal Care and Control and one will be a part of Edmonton's Community Safety Team.

      constantcontact.com
    • The governments of Alberta and Canada are jointly contributing more than $96M to connect 2,000 Indigenous households and more than 40 rural communities across the province to high-speed internet.  Construction work has started in 26 communities, with others to follow.

      alberta.ca
    • The Centre for Newcomers (CFN), a non-profit organization for immigrants and refugees in Calgary —  has cut 65 employees over the last two weeks.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Canada is contributing an additional $30.8M to the City of Edmonton for cost overruns on construction of the 50th Street rail overpass project. The overpass and associated road lanes are expected to open in 2026 with some work continuing into 2027.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Teknol, an innovative Silicon Valley-based startup, is expanding its presence to Canada with a new office in Calgary. Teknol will be relocating its entire engineering and support teams to Calgary. This expansion will bring $12.5M and 125 new jobs over three years.

      globenewswire.com
    • Orennia Inc., a Calgary-based developer of analytics software for the clean energy transition, is using $25M from a recent funding round to expand its team and grow its data analytics platform.

      globenewswire.com
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnering with Momentum to launch a free two-day training course in fiber optic fusion splicing to Calgary. Sumitomo Electric Lightwave will provide lectures and hands-on workshops in fusion splicing technology.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Maple Leaf Green World Inc. is partnering with Anza Electric Co-Op on a solar and wind energy project on its 18-acre property in Anza, California.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Government of Alberta is contributing up to $30M in capital for a 75-bed addiction recovery community on the Siksika Nation that will provide treatment services for up to 300 people every year. Construction of the Siksika recovery community is expected to begin in 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • TransAlta Corporation is acquiring TransAlta Renewables Inc. (RNW), subject to RNW shareholder and regulatory approvals, in a deal valued at approximately CAD$1.38B. The combined company will own and operate a diversified power portfolio of wind, hydro, solar, storage and natural gas generation assets.

      newswire.ca
    • Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure,is launching the first environmental futures market based on Alberta’s carbon program. The contracts are anticipated to launch in the third quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approval at ICE NGX, ICE’s physical energy exchange and clearing house based in Calgary.

      marketsmedia.com
    • Chemco, an industrial contractor based in Nisku, is partnering with the Horse Lake First Nation Oilfield Construction Corp. (HOCC) in northwest Alberta. Owned by the Horse Lake First Nation Band, HOCC provides civil contracting services to the resources industry.

      ebmag.com
    • Pattern Energy Group LP has started operations at its $335M Lanfine Wind power project near Oyen. In addition to tax revenue to the local government , a Community Benefits Program funded by the project will support local initiatives and community-based organizations with a $2M commitment over the first 20 years of Lanfine Wind's operation.

      newswire.ca
    • Vancouver-based West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is selling its unbleached softwood kraft pulp mill in Hinton,  to Mondi Group plc , a UK-based global leader in sustainable packaging and paper. Mondi's intention, subject to pre-engineering and permitting, is to invest 400M Euros in the expansion of the mill, primarily for a new 200,000 tonne per year kraft paper machine, anticipated to be operational in the second half of 2027.

      westfraser.com
    • The City of Medicine Hat is adding another $150,000 to extend private security guard coverage at transit terminal public washrooms to 24 hours a day over the next 18 months. The city budget already provides about $100,000 per year in 2023 and 2024 to post private security guards at the washrooms during standard operating hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $3M for a city-led assessment of a Calgary airport to downtown rail link. Alberta Transportation said a request for proposals has been issued to recruit an engineering consultant with plans to begin the study in October, which would be completed by August 2024.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $14M for projects that help deliver business supports, boost labour force attraction and retention, enhance Alberta’s tourism and build capacity for economic growth.

      alberta.ca
    • The Leftovers Foundation recently launched in Lethbridge. The foundation redirects food that would be sent to the landfill and sends it to social service agencies through community volunteers.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • Vantage Circle, a leading global software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, is establishing its North American headquarters in Calgary. Calgary will be Vantage Circle’s base for international expansion, with plans to create up to 250 jobs in the city over the next three years.  

      calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com
    • The federal government is committing $160M for clean energy projects across Alberta comprised of nine projects which will generate a cumulative 163 megawatts of solar power, along with 48 MW of battery storage capacity.

      calgaryherald.com
    • LPNs for Change,a group of five licensed practical nurses (LPN) in Alberta, is working to have their job classifications changed from auxiliary nurses to direct nurses. The case is before the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB).

      globalnews.ca
    • The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is planning to hire 50 new officers with provincial funding.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is contributing $1M to the CNIB’s Come to Work program, which delivers programs and advocates for people impacted by blindness. The funding will enable the organization to help an additional 110 clients. The Come to Work program is available in person in Calgary and Edmonton, and online for other participants throughout the province.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-03 to 2023-07-07
    • The City of Edmonton has eliminated some manager positions, combined several departments, while creating six new deputy fire chief positions, as it seeks to save about $60M in administrative costs.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Fortuna’s Row, a Calgary restaurant that is also home to the Standing Room Only Bar, is launching The Patio and Ice Cream Kiosk.

      dailyhive.com
    • First Helium Inc. is planning to start construction on a single well helium processing facility at its Worsley project in Alberta with completion expected in mid-2024. The company recently completed front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the facility.

      stockhouse.com
    • Calgary-based agriculture startup Freshbay Inc. is partnering with Affinor Growers Inc. for the construction and operation of a geothermal agriculture site near Hinton to produce and market a line of fresh strawberries. The project is subject to financing and a completion schedule.

      thinkgeoenergy.com
    • Aurora Cannabis is planning to sell its $1.2M Aurora Sun greenhouse in Medicine Hat to a subsidiary, Bevo Agtech, that grows ornamental flowers for retail and vegetable seedlings for major greenhouse operators.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Construction is expected to start shortly on the $3M Community Ranch Arena at the Dunmore Equestrian Centre. The centre will undertake ongoing fundraising efforts to enhance the facility to include interior finishings.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Lethbridge College is launching a three-month coaching certification program. The program is part-time and available online via LC Extension. The college recently became accredited by the International Federation of Coaches.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta has approved a $175M Disaster Recovery Program to help Alberta communities recoup costs related to the wildfire response and recovery.The funding can be used for volunteer firefighter wages, staff overtime, outfitting evacuation centres, food and transportation, structural protection costs, and to repair infrastructure damaged during the wildfire response.

      alberta.ca
    • New West Public Affairs, a Calgary-based national public affairs firm, has hired three executives to lead a newly created communications unit.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Calgary is planning to start construction of the $85M leisure water facilities at the MNP Community and Sport Centre in spring 2024. The work will add water slides, a lazy river water feature, whirlpools and other amenities in an addition on the west side of the existing building.

      cbc.ca
    • Da Vinci’s Steakhouse & Lounge, a new restaurant and bar, has opened in downtown Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • Portage College has openings for multiple staff and instructional positions spread across their campus locations and/or on a remote basis. Some positions are contract based.

      lakelandconnect.net
    • Red Deer Regional Airport is starting work later this year on the second phase of an expansion and upgrade. The project includes construction of a new, low-cost terminal and expansion of the main parking lot at the airport.

      constructconnect.com
    • The Bell in Scona, a new brewery and event space, has opened in Edmonton.

      newswire.ca
    • BMO and Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) have opened a new branch inside ISC's Gateway Newcomer Centre located in downtown Calgary. The center provides newcomers with banking services, customised advice and learning resources needed to help make financial decisions.

      newswire.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is adding Child and Adolescent Stabilization Teams (CAST) to hospital emergency departments in Red Deer, Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Rimbey and Lacombe to support youth in crisis. CAST ensures patients and their families return home after leaving the emergency department with connections to appropriate community services.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Toronto-based Wajax Corporation, through a subsidiary, is acquiring Polyphase Engineered Controls (1977) Ltd. Polyphase supplies custom electrical and instrumentation equipment and employs 44 people at facilities in Calgary and Edmonton.

      newswire.ca
    • Saskatoon-based Royal Helium Ltd. is planning an initial drill program for the fall/winter season of 2023 on a newly acquired asset located in the near the company's Steveville asset in southern Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Pulse Seismic Inc., a developer of seismic data for Western Canada, has signed a $9M seismic data licensing sales contract for 3D and 2D data. Pulse owns the largest licensable seismic data library in Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • New Zealand-based AbacusBio, a global agri-science consulting company, is opening an office and lab in Edmonton. The company expects its new operation will create six jobs within the next year focused on food security and sustainability in the agricultural sector.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Parks Canada is hiring for a range of seasonal and year-round positions in Jasper and Banff National Parks, including mechanics, snowplow operators, campground attendants and lifeguards.

      dailyhive.com
    • Class Clown Hamburgers, a new burger restaurant in Calgary, opened on June 28, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding the eligibility for Alberta Student Grant recipients for the 2023-24 academic year. Students will receive up to $5,100 in non-repayable funding. Maximum monthly support payments will rise from $250 to $425 per month.

      alberta.ca
    • The Lakeland Catholic School Division is receiving over $1.2M in pilot provincial funding through the Mental Health and Schools Pilot that will support a social worker and three mental health navigators for the district.

      mylakelandnow.com
    • Portage College is offering an upgrading program for Licensed Practical Nurses to complete their Bachelor of Nursing degree with the University of Calgary without having to relocate. The online program is coming to Portage College’s St. Paul campus in January of 2024.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The Calgary Cancer Centre has received a $50M donation from the Arthur J.E. Child Foundation. With this donation, the cancer centre, set to open in 2024, will officially be named the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre. The funding will support research and cancer care and treatment.

      globenewswire.com
    • The New Rockport Hutterian Brethren is building a new colony in the County of Barrhead. The colony will include four large roadhouse-style residential units, various shop and canning buildings, a plastic manufacturing plant, assorted farm buildings, a church and a school. Construction is planned to start this summer with completion in 2025.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Walmart Canada opened its new $100M fulfillment centre in Balzac on June 28, 2023. The state-of-the-art facility employs more than 100 workers along with robotics and the latest in warehouse distribution technology.

      airdriecityview.com
    • The High River Inn, a Chinese food restaurant, closed on June 25, 2023 after 32 years in business as the owners are retiring and relocating.

      highrivertimes.com
    • The County of Grande Prairie and City of Grande Prairie are starting construction on a trail project to link the two municipalities, funded in part by a federal grant of $750,000.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • Twenty-seven companies, ranging from a pet food manufacturer to an engineering design firm, are currently hiring for hundreds of jobs in Edmonton. The positions include professional level occupations, retail workers and tradespersons, among others.

      dailyhive.com
  • Week of 2023-06-26 to 2023-06-30
    • Coelacanth Energy Inc. is moving ahead with a 14 well drilling program followed by completion and testing on the well pad by Q4 2023. Construction of infrastructure is also underway to connect the wells to NorthRiver Midstreams McMahon gas processing facility.

      boereport.com
    • The federal government is providing over $2.5M to enable the University of Calgary to establish an Aerospace Innovation Hub, and over $1.4M to support Canada’s first remotely-piloted aviation training centre for heavy-lift drones training, maintenance, and certification at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). In total the funding will create 95 jobs and train 160 participants.

      canada.ca
    • The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), in its 2023 Alberta Energy Outlook report is forecasting geothermal energy growth at an average annual rate of 13 per cent. With the rising global demand for lithium batteries, the production of lithium in Alberta is forecast to be around 7600 tonnes by 2032.

      static.aer.ca
    • Quantum science research, the study of very small properties and behaviours, is taking a leap forward in Alberta thanks to a new $25M initiative, Quantum Horizons Alberta, that will fund theoretical quantum research in the province. The University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge are partners in the research.

      thegatewayonline.ca
    • The Jasper Employment and Education Centre says that the labour shortage in the area has eased somewhat this year partly due to an influx of between 80 and 100 Ukrainian workers. Also 12 local employers have been approved for the Rural Renewal Stream, which supports the attraction and retention of newcomers to rural Alberta.

      fitzhugh.ca
    • Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and CSX Corporation are partnering to build and deploy hydrogen locomotive conversion kits for diesel electric locomotives. CPKC has deployed a second hydrogen locomotive for testing in terminal operations and this locomtive is expected to enter service later in 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • TELUS is partnering with Australian electric vehicle (EV) charging company, JOLT, to install up to 5,000 public DC fast chargers across Canada, running on the TELUS network.

      globenewswire.com
    • Jollibee, a Filipino chain of fast food restaurants, opened its first location in Red Deer on June 28, 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Goldbeck Solar, an international company specialising in the turnkey construction of large scale photovoltaic power plants, and Neoen, one of the world’s leading independent producers of exclusively renewable energy, have started construction of the Fox Coulée solar farm in Starland County. The project will create hundreds of jobs during the construction and operation phases.

      renews.biz
    • Elk Island Catholic Schools recently approved a budget of $81.2M for 2023-2024. The school district is reducing 25 full-time equivalencies (FTE) in teachers and support staff due in part to declining enrolment for the last few years.

      stonyplainreporter.com
    • Bow Valley College is partnering with Microsoft Canada, a first for the country, to support student education. The college also unveiled its new digital strategy, which will leverage Microsoft technology, tools, and expertise in applied research projects and for teaching and learning supports.

      globenewswire.com
    • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation is opening a western Canadian office in Calgary to support the company’s fleet of renewable energy facilities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC. Capstone currently has over 800 megawatts in development projects in western Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • Chipotle Mexican Grill and Crumbl Cookies, both US-based chains, are expanding to the Calgary region. Chipotle’s location will be in the northeast Sunridge neighbourhood with an opening sometime in the fall. Crumbl opened its Airdire store on June 22, 2023.

      calgaryherald.com
    • SynBioBlox, an Edmonton-based startup, is developing technology using microorganisms to produce sustainable aviation fuel directly from greenhouse gases, with an emphasis on methane. The company is working on scale-up to commercial development while also incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into the process.

      skiesmag.com
    • Walmart is hiring for more than 180 positions in Calgary this month. Numerous other jobs are available in Calgary at financial institutions, universities, health services, and municipal governments, among other employers.

      dailyhive.com
    • PrairiesCan has launched a new service location in Grande Prairie along with more than $9.4M in funding for 23 projects to support tourism, community economic development, innovation, and economic growth across northwest Alberta. PrairiesCan also announced $2.58M for 10 community projects through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).

      newswire.ca
    • Arthroto, a new startup company in Calgary, is partnering with DIRTT, a specialist in interior construction, to turn unused office spaces into sustainable residential housing.

      globenewswire.com
    • Buffalo Wild Wings has closed both its Calgary locations. Numerous other restaurants have ceased operations in the city so far in 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Corporation is partnering with Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), a US short-line railroad with operations in Canada, to create a new railroad interconnection in Alabama. As part of the deal G&W is enhancing several agreements related to other G&W short line railroads and is collaborating on the expansion of its service to Alberta and the Alberta Industrial Heartland in conjunction with CPKC.

      globenewswire.com
    • Construction of a new $33M event facility in Lloydminster, named the Cenovus Energy Hub, is slated to begin later in 2023 and is anticipated to be operational by winter 2025. Cenovus is supporting the project with a $5M contribution.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Graham has been contracted to design and build the new Dawson Creek and District Hospital in BC, which has a total project value of approximately $590M. Construction is slated to start in July 2023 with completion expected in 2027.

      grahambuilds.com
  • Week of 2023-06-19 to 2023-06-23
    • The City of Medicine Hat is starting its annual road resurfacing program that encompasses five roadways and/or sections. The program involves repairs to road infrastructure, including catch basins, concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks, as well as roadway repaving.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The City of Lloydminster is starting the second part of its Central Business District Replacement Program that will run from June 10 to early October. The work consists of replacing and upgrading underground municipal infrastructure throughout the downtown core.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • Covenant Energy is planning a $900M renewable diesel refinery in Lloydminster. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2024 with completion in 2026. The project will create hundreds of local jobs during construction and 60 full-time jobs through the two-year build-out.

      meridiansource.ca
    • The general contractor for a new Costco warehouse in Lloydminster is seeking bids for concrete forms from multiple Lloydminster contractors. The expected completion date of the Costco is November 16, 2025.

      meridiansource.ca
    • Vesta Properties is developing South Point Village on the south side of Airdrie. The community will have over 600 homes, a mall with a grocery store, boutique shops, quick food services and offices, a restaurant strip and an auto mall with three to four dealerships.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the construction of a deep water harbor at Port Nelson on the Hudson Bay. The primary aim of the project is to facilitate the export of valuable natural resources such as potash and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The three provinces will collaborate and contribute resources for geotechnical studies and other necessary investigations.

      thedeepdive.ca
    • Tolko Industries is planning a reopening of its mill west of High Prairie by the end of 2023 following extensive repairs to the facility. The mill was closed following a fire in May 2022 that devastated the interior and destroyed much of the equipment.

      southpeacenews.com
    • Rona Inc. is eliminating 500 jobs across Canada in a bid to simplify its organizational structure.

      financialpost.com
    • EMD Serono, the healthcare business unit of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the U.S. and Canada, has launched Caregivers Concierge™. The online resource hub provides support and information for over one million unpaid caregivers in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Protein Industries Canada (PIC) and Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency are partnering to cooperate on innovation in plant-based food and ingredients.

      cochranenow.com
    • The Canadian subsidiary of the British renewable energy firm Aura has submitted a plan to the Alberta Energy Regulator for a 230-megawatt solar power field coupled with battery storage capacity south of Medicine Hat. Pending approval, about 500 workers would be required for construction, tentatively scheduled to start in fall 2024.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Harvest Venture Builders, a not-for-profit early-stage venture studio, has hired technology leaders to develop a global hub for clean energy and artificial intelligence (AI) applications in Calgary. In the upcoming months, Harvest will be launching a number of new projects supporting the hub development and a capital market dedicated to energy AI.

      businesswire.com
    • Vancouver-based Elemental Energy is proposing a 75-megawatt wind power facility in the Northern Valley area of the County of St. Paul, 15 minutes south of Elk Point. Pending approval, construction is estimated to begin in early to mid 2024, with the commercial operation expected in mid 2025.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Alberta Health Services is now offering interpretation services for 23 Indigenous languages to all patients receiving care from AHS health care teams. The availability of interpreters may vary based on the rarity of the language, as well as call volumes and the time of day. Translation of written patient-related records or educational materials is also available.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The late Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has bequested US$12.5M — the equivalent of C$16.5M — to the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute. The funding will support neuroscience research and also be used to recruit and train emerging neuroscience research leaders.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Telsec Property Corporation is planning a residential tower with a mixed use base on the former Eau Claire YMCA site in Calgary following a rezoning approval by the city. Telsec expects work to start in the next few years.

      calgaryherald.com
    • De Havilland Aircraft of Canada is ramping up manufacturing of the new DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G aircraft following orders for 45 of the planes. The company says work on the Classic 300-G will create 80 and 91 permanent production jobs in Calgary and Victoria, BC, respectively.

      wingsmagazine.com
    • Red Water Acquisition Corp., a company specializing in air-cooled data centers and advanced heat recapture products, is planning to use waste flare gas to power a crypto-mining facility in Sturgeon County.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Gibson Energy is purchasing the South Texas Gateway Terminal (STGT)  on the Texas Gulf Coast for US$1.1B. The transaction adds signifcant export capacity to Gibson's portfolio along with nearly 9M barrels of terminals storage.

      gibsonenergy.com
    • The City of Calgary has received a $325M committment from the federal government towards the purchase of 259 new electric buses — representing about a quarter of the city’s current diesel and compressed natural gas-fuelled fleet.

      calgaryherald.com
    • WestJet is planning to wind down Sunwing Airlines and integrate the low-cost carrier into its mainline business within two years.

      calgaryherald.com
    • TransPod, a planned high-speed transportation system between Edmonton and Calgary, has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Clean Communities Corporation (CCC), an Indigenous-led eco-technology enterprise based in Calgary.

      curiocity.com
    • Calgary-based Kibbi, a job-finding app for newcomers, has raised $1.1M in a funding round that includes contributions from Alberta Innovates and the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).

      betakit.com
    • Oxford Property Group and Accor, a global hospitality group, are planning major upgrades and renovations to the historic Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff. This is the first upgrade to the hotel since the mid-1990s. Planning for the full renovation will likely take nine months and then work on the multi-year project will start.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Lethbridge has committed $5M to develop the Sanctioned River Valley Trail Network. The work will entail historical and ecological assessments, signage, maps and protection of culturally and ecologically-sensitive areas.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • According to Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL), there are currently approximately 6,000 job vacancies in the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region. Employers in the region are experiencing a reduced labour supply.

      globalnews.ca
    • Okotoks Seniors Support, a home maintenance company exclusively for seniors that aims to reduce their stress and keep them in their homes longer, has recently started offering its services.

      albertaprimetimes.com
    • The oil and gas sector in Western Canada continues to deal with the impact of labour shortages and the ongoing issue of finding skilled tradespeople as several large energy projects are being built. The shortage is compounded by a looming increase in retirements and a general lack of interest in the industry among younger workers.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has approved a $208.9M budget for the 2023-2024 school year. The funding includes $810,000 for a school drainage project, $100,000 for capital projects and salaries for 12 full-time equivalent teachers across the whole school division.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • Moraine Initiatives Ltd., a subsidiary of General Electric, is proposing a natural-gas fired power generation facility with carbon-capture capabilities for the Whitecourt area. Moraine expects that the project will need a workforce of 600 to 700 people at the peak of construction, and approximately 32 people in operational full-time roles upon completion.

      whitecourtstar.com
  • Week of 2023-06-12 to 2023-06-16
    • Invest Alberta and its Calgary partners are advancing economic business ties with Israel through the development of an Israel-Alberta centre of excellence.?The centre will serve as a conduit for Israeli businesses in Alberta and a resource for Alberta companies interested in Israeli business opportunities.

      globenewswire.com
    • BCE Inc. is closing one radio station in each of Calgary and Edmonton as part of a wider layoff across Canada as it streamlines its operations.

      BCE laying off 1,300 people and pulling plug on 9 radio stations across Canada | CBC News
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global design and engineering company, is acquiring Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD), a 270-person engineering firm headquartered in Chicago. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

      globenewswire.com
    • Karen's Diner, an interactive pop-up dining experience, is hiring servers in Edmonton.

      dailyhive.com
    • WestJet is eliminating its discount brand Swoop Airlines with plans to merge Swoop’s operations into its mainline carrier.The company said full integration, including all Swoop employees and flight operations, is expected to be completed by the end of October. Swoop will operate its existing network through to the end of its published schedule.

      financialpost.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing approximately $94M to build more than 500 homes in southwest Edmonton. Approximately 300 units are designated as affordable housing. Other homes include accessible units for individuals with disabilities, as well as seniors, single parents and new immigrants.

      newswire.ca
    • The Salvation Army and its government partners have opened a $38M addiction and residential care building, Grace Village, in Edmonton. The facility has 175 units that provide support for people experiencing homelessness, susbtance abuse, addictions and recovery.

      newswire.ca
    • Keyera Corp. has deferred the planned 10-day turnaround at the Wapiti gas plant, previously scheduled for the second quarter, to Q4 2023 due to disruptions caused by Alberta wildfires.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Lynx Air has launched flights from Fredericton International Airport (YFC) to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Calgary International Airport (YYC). The Fredericton - Calgary flights will operate as “through flights” with a short stop in Toronto.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada and other funding partners are providing a total of $2.5M over three years to the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), hosted by the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The funding will support research on COVID-19 impacts on transplant patients.

      newswire.ca
    • Businesses in tourist hot spots in Banff and Canmore are working to dramatically boost the number of temporary foreign workers they hire to fill low-wage positions. Ongoing labour shortages in the accommodation and food services sectors have previously limited business activity in the region.

      cbc.ca
    • Alston Properties is planning a six-storey rental apartment building, named EV606, in Calgary with construction slated to start later this year. The building will have ground floor retail development on all four sides.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Canada has appointed new Justices to the Court of King's Bench of Alberta in Red Deer and Calgary.

      newswire.ca
    • Saskatoon-based Royal Helium Ltd. has awarded the remaining site installation contracts for the Steveville helium processing facility in Alberta. Vise Energy Services of Lacombe has been selected as the lead Mechanical contractor with Medallion Energy Services of Grande Prairie as lead Electrical and Instrumentation contractor. Broersen Construction of Brooks and DFI Piling of Edmonton are handling the lease construction and civil works, which is nearing completion, and ready for the delivery of the 5 main process skids and 6 minor skids by Rangeland Trucking and Cranes of Airdrie.

      newswire.ca
    • Enserva (formerly the Petroleum Services Association of Canada) is forecasting in its Spring 2023 State of the Industry Report that Alberta will have the greatest increase in drilling acvitiy in Canada due to high capital expenditures.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Eavor Technologies Inc. has entered into a commercial agreement with Austria-based OMV Aktiengesellschaft to pursue large-scale deployment of its trademarked geothermal energy technology in Europe and beyond. OMV will be focused initially on the deployment of Eavor-Loop™ in Austria, Romania, and Germany.

      globenewswire.com
    • Glencore PLC is selling its agriculture division, which includes Viterra, to Bunge for US$8.2B. Bunge is the world’s largest oilseed processor, while Viterra is one of North America’s largest grain handlers. Viterra owns 59 grain elevators, eight special crops facilities, six port terminals and two oilseed processing plants in Canada.

      reuters.com
    • Wood’s Homes, a non-profit mental health service provider, is starting construction of their $6.3M youth mental health facility in Calgary that will add 10 new residential beds. The Government of Alberta contributed $2M to the project. The facility is expected to open in summer 2024.

      globalnews.ca
    • Solar Alberta is offering a range of courses to the public from introductory topics to professional upgrading and accreditation. Solar Alberta also provides a job board and a place where construction contractors can post requests for proposals.

      constructconnect.com
    • Dermysk Medical Aesthetics Academy has launched new online courses for its hybrid certification program. The new courses are added to the Canada-wide academy's ongoing medical aesthetics instruction program with the aim of helping those with no previous qualifications attain a legitimate medspa role.

      digitaljournal.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $3.6M to the International Paper Company for installation of Via Separations filtration technology at its Grande Prairie pulp mill. The first-of-its-kind filtration technology will reduce the energy intensity and carbon emissions associated with the kraft pulping process.

      pulpandpapercanada.com
    • QuickFacts, an Alberta startup that provides competitive intelligence for insurance brokerages, is expanding across Canada and beyond, following a $1.13M funding round. The company has employees in development, insurance, and marketing roles.

      betakit.com
    • The 2023 Global Energy Show is running in Calgary from June 13 to 15 with participants from over 100 countries. Organizers of the Global Energy Show say the event will inject over $20M into the local economy.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $250,000 to the Pembina Institute in Calgary to update its Energy Policy Simulator in partnership with Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy company.

      newswire.ca
    • Nutrien’s Fort Saskatchewan Nitrogen Facility is expanding its land reclamation project that uses phosphogypsum, a gypsum byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer production process, as a base to plant and cultivate thriving forests. On June 5, 2023 in partnership with Project Forest and Trees for Life, Nutrien launched plans to plant an additional 26,000 hybrid poplar trees over 17 hectares.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • Capital Construction is starting construction work on 116 Avenue in Grande Prairie that includes underground storm lead replacements, and concrete work, along with paving and line marking.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • Alberta Health Services is hiring a second physician, a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner for its Milk River Health Centre emergency department team in an effort to prevent further closures. Alberta Precision Laboratories is also hiring for vacancies and redeploying staff from other rural locations to provide Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services in Milk River.

      medicinehatnews.com
  • Week of 2023-06-05 to 2023-06-09
    • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas,Texas-based restaurant chain, is opening franchise locations in Fort Saskatchewan and Leduc during June 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • Peavey Industries LP has acquired Guy’s Freightways, a logistics and transport company based in Red Deer. Guy’s Freightways will operate as a subsidiary of Peavey Industries LP, which has more than 160 retail locations.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Wow Chicken, a crispy Korean fried chicken franchise, is opening another restaurant location in south Calgary - the fourth in the city.

      dailyhive.com
    • Paddy’s Barbeque and Brewery, a restaurant and brewery, is closing permanently on June 17, 2023 after six years in operation. The owners had tried to sell the business but did not find a buyer.

      livewirecalgary.com
    • Swiss Chalet, a restaurant rotisserie and grill chain, is opening a new franchise location in Calgary. The location is scheduled to have takeout ordering kiosks and a Chalet Valet Prepaid Pickup Lane, a designated lane for order pick-up.

      dailyhive.com
    • Sunnynook Solar Energy has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to build the 270MW Sunnynook solar plus energy storage project near Hanna.The project has a battery energy storage system (BESS) of 200 megawatt-hours. Construction will begin in the second half of 2023, with operations scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2024.

      power-technology.com
    • Aviva Canada Inc., a leading national insurance provider, is opening Aviva AutoCare Centres in Alberta by the end of 2023 as part of a wider launch that includes centres in the Greater Toronto Area. Aviva is partnering with a list of preferred vendors to offer the new services.

      newswire.ca
    • Iron & Earth, a Calgary-based worker-led not-for-profit, is receving $16M in new funding through the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program. The funding will support expansion of its retraining and upskilling programs and the delivery of new initiatives.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada and the Town of Cochrane are jointly funding a $103,800 project that will look at the electrification of Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit. It will involve assessing the economic, technological, and environmental benefits of transitioning to a low carbon fleet of vehicles, as well as the potential risks and constraints.

      canada.ca
    • The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) has issued a Request for Proposals to find an innovative design team for a project to revitalize Calgary’s historic Olympic Plaza. CMLC, the City of Calgary and Arts Commons are partnering on the project.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based TC Energy Corp., an international energy infrastructure company, is cutting an undisclosed number of positions to optimize its business value.

      reuters.com
    • Atlas Global Brands Inc., an international cannabis company, is closing its facilities in Gunn and selling the assets, laying off 50 employees at the site, and relocating the packaging operations to its Chatham, Ontario plant.

      globenewswire.com
    • PepsiCo is hiring for a variety of jobs in Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Taber and Edmonton. The positions include drivers, warehouse staff, mechanics, merchandiser and production worker.

      curiocity.com
    • The Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) has selected Graham Black & Veatch, a joint partnership with Calgary-based Graham Construction, to complete two gas turbine projects in the province. The project includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the facilities and related equipment and improvements.

      businesswire.com
    • Suncor Energy Inc. is planning to cut 1,500 jobs by the end of 2023. The job cuts will be spread across the organization and will affect both employees and contractors. Suncor employs people across Canada, in the U.S. and internationally, with its corporate head office located in Calgary.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation, a cellular concrete manufacturer and supplier, has booked $5.9M in new contracts that includes a tunnel grouting project in the Gulf States and a bridge backfill project in the Northwest U .S. CEMATRIX is also starting work by the end of 2023 on a $3.7M overpass/structural wall backfill project which is scheduled to carry on into 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Precision Drilling Corporation is planning to ramp up its drilling activity from the current 46 rigs operating in Canada to an estimated 60 active rigs by the end of June 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Spruce Grove has allocated an annual budget of $177,000 for a Mobile Outreach Program to support the local homeless population. The city is hiring mobile outreach workers with the intention to start employment by July 3, 2023.

      thebeaumontnews.ca
    • Krispy Kreme, a US-based multinational doughnut company and coffeehouse chain, is opening the "Hot Light Factory" store in Edmonton in 2024. The new location will also include a production facility for future standalone locations in and around Edmonton.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-29 to 2023-06-02
    • Driftpile Cree Nation recently opened a new restaurant, employing 12 local staff. The Driftpile 450 Diner seats 50 and is expected to be operating at full capacity by August 2023.

      smokyriverexpress.com
    • Lloyd’s Patty Distro, a Jamaican patty restaurant in Calgary, will soon open an Edmonton location.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Kings Head Eatery & Music Room has reopened under new ownership after a three-year closure. The live music venue is located on Macleod Trail.

      dailyhive.com
    • Star Building Materials is spending $53M to expand its Calgary production facility, doubling production and adding more than 140 new jobs. Construction will begin this fall with the expansion operational by late 2024 or early 2025.

      newswire.ca
    • The Cactus Club Café is adding a fourth location in Calgary, in the Crowfoot community. Construction is underway and the restaurant is expected to open at the end of summer or early in the fall.

      dailyhive.com
    • The federal government is providing $61M to over 3,000 initiatives supporting Canadian seniors, including 256 in Alberta. These include projects that prevent abuse, foster social connections, and provide assistance to seniors who want to remain in their homes.

      newswire.ca
    • Hemisphere Energy Corporation is preparing its summer drilling program of up to nine wells, with drilling expected to begin in July and run to the end of the third quarter. Six of the planned wells are development production wells, two are injection wells, and one is an exploration well.

      boereport.com
    • More than 110 restaurants are taking part in the City of Calgary's 2023 seasonal patio program. The program, which allows restaurants to construct temporary patios, began in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was made permanent in 2022.

      calgary.ca
    • The Government of Alberta and the Calgary Board of Education are spending $6.2M on a new information technology program. It will allow 150 public high school students to access internships and post-secondary courses in digital technology fields such as robotics, animation, and computer programming.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Oil production is resuming in the Kaybob Duvernay region after many companies paused operations due to wildfires. Production of more than 200,000 barrels per day was shut down due to the fires, which affected central and northern parts of the province.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Rideshare company Lyft is now operating in both Edmonton and Calgary, and is looking to recruit drivers as independent contractors.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The City of Edmonton is opening a new park this summer, complete with an event centre. The 190-acre park, located in the city’s northeast corner, will be named after consultation with Edmonton residents.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Calgary Board of Education is planning to hire 710 school staff for 2023-2024. This includes 574 teachers and 136 educational assistants. More staff are necessary due to increasing student enrolment, as 12,000 new students are expected over the next two years.

      calgarysun.com
    • Olymel, a Quebec-based pork producer, is laying off about 80 workers as it closes six hog barns in Western Canada. Five sow units in Alberta and one in Saskatchewan will wind down production over the next few months and will remain closed until market conditions improve.

      cbc.ca
    • Calgary-based WestJet has reached an agreement in principle with the union representing its pilots, granting a 24% pay raise over four years. The airline cancelled more than 230 flights in preparation for job action, but a deal was reached May 19 to avoid a strike.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-22 to 2023-05-26
    • Digital Commerce Bank and Platform Calgary are expanding eligibility for a $300,000 cash award to include all Canada-based fintech companies. The Digital Commerce Calgary Fintech Award provides participants with invaluable coaching, guidance from industry experts, and the chance to compete for cash.

      businesswire.com
    • Expander Energy Inc. and IMG Industries are partnering to manufacture patented technology used in the production of clean renewable fuel from waste feedstock. Initially, the partners will supply technology for a bio-synthetic diesel project in Carseland.

      newswire.ca
    • The Town of Canmore and PCL Construction are planning to start work on the $3.6M Bow River west pathway project in June. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall, with landscaping continuing into 2024. The town has several other infrastructure projects on its books, scheduled into 2024-25.

      rmoutlook.com
    • Jasper Place Wellness Centre, a resource centre in Edmonton for the homeless and poverty-stricken population, is ceasing operations on May 29, 2023 due to a lack of funding.

      globalnews.ca
    • The City of Medicine Hat is replacing the irrigation system in Kiwanis Central Park over the next 12 weeks as part of $3.6M in irrigation upgrades this year. The city has also budgeted $3.8M for similar work in 2024, and another $26.7M for irrigation projects in the long-term capital plan to 2032.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Yangarra Resources Ltd. is planning to drill six wells this summer on its Chambers play near Rocky Mountain House.

      boereport.com
    • Certus Development and construction partner Meiga Development are building a two-storey, brick-faced structure in Calgary that will provide retail space at street level and services on the second floor, all leased through Leaseco.

      calgaryherald.com
    • TELUS is spending $19B in Alberta through to 2027 to build and develop network infrastructure, operations, and expand the wireless spectrum to provide 5G coverage across the province.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $174,000 to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association in Edmonton to launch a multifaceted light-duty ZEV (zero-emission vehicles) awareness and education campaign. Another $299,328 is going to the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta in Edmonton to boost ZEV awareness and adoption across the Prairies.

      newswire.ca
    • The Taber Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society has received a Capital Maintenance & Renewal Initiative Grant for $45,000 from the Alberta Social Housing Corporation for repairs to the Outreach Centre building. The parking lots at the centre will also receive new gravel.

      yahoo.com
    • Some businesses in the Bonnyville area are struggling to find skilled employees due in part to retirements and people shifting to part-time work. There is demand currently for Class 1 Truck Drivers, and there are multiple positions open within oil companies.

      lakelandconnect.net
  • Week of 2023-05-15 to 2023-05-19
    • Edmonton-based Grengine™, formerly Growing Greener Innovations, is expanding its manufacturing operations to other areas in North America over the next three years to produce its patented battery-based Grengine™ Power System.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is partnering with Electricity Human Resources Canada to create a new labour market data modelling tool to forecast workforce planning needs for the province’s electricity sector. Research indicates that 30% of Alberta’s electricity generation will transition to renewable sources such as wind, hydro, and solar by 2030.

      ebmag.com
    • The City and County of Grande Prairie along with contractors have started work on a $7.5M, 30-km long firebreak southeast of the city. The initial firebreak line is expected to be completed in 14 days, with expansion and fortification continuing after that.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • The City of Grande Prairie has started work on eight road projects that include milling and replacing the current road surfaces, concrete curbs and sidewalk spot replacements, storm infrastructure repairs, and landscaping.

      everythinggp.com
    • Boston Pizza International Inc. is expanding its existing exclusive delivery partnership with SkipTheDishes to Alberta and BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, PEI, and New Brunswick.

      newswire.ca
    • E3 Lithium Ltd., a lithium brine development and extraction company based in Calgary, has started construction on its field pilot plant site. The lithium extraction process equipment is currently being manufactured with installation expected to start in Q3 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Gibson Energy Inc. has sanctioned the construction of two new tanks, representing 870,000 barrels of new tankage, at its Edmonton Terminal. The storage is underpinned by a 15 year take-or-pay fee-based contract agreement with Cenovus Energy Inc. The tanks are expected to be placed into service in late 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Toys"R"Us Canada is opening two Babies"R"Us stores in Edmonton and two Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in Calgary in former Bed Bath & Beyond locations. Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us Canada are hiring 30 to 40 associates at each new store opening this summer.

      newswire.ca
    • The Dermysk Medical Aesthetics Academy is expanding access to its programs by offering after-hours career training through its courses. Dermysk has split its training courses into two categories, allowing students to complete the knowledge portion of their education at home before attending in-person practical training at the Academy.

      newswire.net
    • The Peace Energy Cooperative (PEC) is planning to start construction later in 2023 or early 2024 on a proposed 5 megawatt solar farm west of the Town of Peace River. It is Western Canada’s first cooperatively owned and operated solar farm. The project will provide up to 50 short-term construction and related jobs and several long-term jobs for operations and maintenance.

      southpeacenews.com
    • The City of Edmonton has started work on over 200 construction projects that encompass roads, sidewalks, bridges, LRT work, recreation centres and the planting of 900 trees. In total the projects will employ more than 4,600 workers.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The City of Edmonton is providing $4.08M to two social service agencies to maintain day shelter spaces and allow clients to shower, eat, do laundry, and connect with social workers and nurses. Both agencies were anticipating scaling back operating hours since the city’s temporary funding had expired.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Calgary-based Canadian Premium Sand (CPS), a provider of patterned solar glass, is planning to expand its operations after signing offtake agreements with three major solar panel manufacturers. The offtake agreements combine for a minimum of 62% of the company’s planned output capacity, with the option to expand to about 77% of planned output capacity.

      pv-magazine.com
    • Nitrocross, the new name for Nitro Rallycross , Round 8 is scheduled for a return to Stampede Park in Calgary on February 2-3, 2024. The 2021 events in Calgary attracted more than 20,000 fans. Nitrocross also expects to draw elite drivers from other sports.

      nbcsports.com
    • ECO Canada has launched the Environmental Employability Pathways (EEP) Program to help youth find employment. ECO Canada offers a job board where job seekers can browse environmental opportunities and employers can post their job openings.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies has received a $5M initial order for its 10kW/28kWh whole home energy storage systems. Shipments have started with completed installations in Florida, San Jose (California), and Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Bonnyville Oil and Gas Show (BOAGS) is returning to the town on June 21 and 22, 2023. The biennial event was last held in 2019.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The City of Lethbridge opened its new Organics Processing Facility on May 10, 2023. The city owns the property but contracts the operation of it out to another company.Two loaders, two equipment operators, a supervisor and people to do the technical analysis have been hired.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • Athabasca Oil Corporation has sanctioned a $26M expansion at its Leismer thermal oil project south of Fort McMurray. The company plans to start drilling a set of associated wells in June 2023 that will add approximately 4,000 barrels per day of production at the site by mid-2024.

      atha.com
    • Construction has started on the $106M interchange project at Highways 1A and 22 near Cochrane. Completion is expected in the fall of 2025, followed by some minor landscaping work if required.

      cochranetimes.com
    • The oil and gas sector in Alberta is offering up numerous jobs ranging from truck driver to computer scientist to financial analyst to electrician.

      dailyhive.com
  • Week of 2023-05-08 to 2023-05-12
    • Exro Technologies Inc. has formed an exclusive partnership with US-based Re:Build Manufacturing to manufacture a technologically advanced energy storage system. Exro is also partnering with US-based renewable energy and energy management companies that provide access to commercial and industrial markets in California, Colorado, Florida, the Caribbean, and regions within Canada.

      prnewswire.com
    • JBS Foods is planning to add 300 temporary foreign workers to staff its meat processing plant in Brooks.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The City of Red Deer and Bettenson’s Sand & Gravel are set to start demolition later in May of the old Buffalo Hotel and Club Café, which are adjacent to each other in the downtown core.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Job Resource Centre in Banff is getting ready to release the 2023 version of its staff housing guide, last released in 2019. The Job Resource Centre uses a coordinator and three reviewers who work for several months to update the guide.

      rmoutlook.com
    • Modest Meats, an artisinal butcher and meat retailer, has opened in Edmonton.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Gummy Nutrition Lab, an Edmonton-based manufacturer of nutraceutical gummies, is launching its line of products. The company also offers contract manufacturing for clients from around the world.

      eventbrite.com
    • Dough Bits Dessert House, an Ontario-based franchise producing Egyptian dough ball desserts, has opened in Airdrie.

      dailyhive.com
    • Canadian Tire is rebranding its retail gas bar locations as Petro-Canada stations. Petro-Canada is a subsidiary of Calgary-based Suncor Energy.The companies expect that the deal will increase Petro-Canada’s retail fuel sales volume by 17 per cent compared with 2022.

      financialpost.com
    • The City of Edmonton is allocating an additional $1.96M to its Change for Climate Solar Program to provide rebates to Edmontonians interested in installing solar panels on their roof. The program began accepting applications on May 8, and rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      constantcontact.com
    • The Town of Devon and JEN COL Construction have started work on an $18.5M expansion of the Dale Fisher Arena. The project will add a full second sheet of ice, new dressing rooms, a unified energy-efficient ice plant and more parking to the preexisting structure. The work is expected to be complete by mid-2024.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global engineering and design company, has been appointed to Homes England’s Development and Regeneration Technical Services (DaRTS) Framework to provide support and technical services. Homes England develops and improves affordable housing around the country, with a mandate out to 2027.

      globenewswire.com
    • ARC Resources Ltd. is moving ahead with development of its Attachie Phase 1 project, a natural gas processing plant and associated natural gas liquids (NGLs) and condensate storage and distribution terminal. ARC estimates that the capital costs to build and fill the facility, including the drilling of 39 wells, are approximately $740M. Attachie is expected to reach full productive capacity in the first half of 2025.

      arcresources.com
    • Calgary based Expander Energy has signed an agreement with Rocky Mountain Clean Fuels Inc. to build its first Biomass to Liquids project and produce low Carbon renewable Bio-Synthetic Diesel by 2025.  The facility will convert construction wood waste which has been diverted from landfills into renewable syngas, which will then be processed into Bio-SynDiesel®.

      newswire.ca
    • Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) is acquiring 10 real estate leases, formerly held by Bed, Bath & Beyond in Canada for a final purchase price of $1.6M.  CTC has designated six of the ten leases acquired for stand-alone Mark's relocations in Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Strathcona County (Alberta), Langley (BC), and Oakville (Ontario).

      canadiantire.ca
    • An Ontario entrepreneur is launching a new version of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. by taking over 21 locations of the bankrupt retailer in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland. The new home wares and appliances company will be called rooms + spaces (lack of capitals intended).

      calgaryherald.com
  • Week of 2023-05-01 to 2023-05-05
    • Construction is starting this fall on the Waskasoo Middle School in Penhold. The new school will accommodate 560 grades 4 to 8 students and replace Penhold Elementary School. Completion is scheduled in 2025.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Alberta Enterprise Corporation has invested $5M in the Calgary-based The51 Food and AgTech Fund, which provides seed and early-stage capital to Alberta businesses involved with food and agricultural technology.

      newswire.ca
    • Construction is underway for a new $6.5M Public and Mental Health building on the grounds of the Didsbury District Health Services near the hospital. The facility will house Alberta Health Services staff along with two public health clinics, four therapy rooms, two larger group therapy rooms, and one shared clinic room for public and mental health. Construction will take about one year.

      discoverairdrie.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $4M to expand the Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) for children and youth. ISSP provides mental health support, access to in-school police officers, after-school care and nutrition programs.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing almost $1.9M to expand the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary program. The new funding will provide up to $14,000 per year in bursaries for students seeking to become nurses, veterinarians, pharmacists, and for those preparing for roles in business and engineering from the NADC regions.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing up to $30M in capital for a new recovery community in partnership with the Enoch Cree Nation. The 75-bed facility will provide holistic addiction treatment services for up to 300 people in the Edmonton area every year. Construction is expected to start in early 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • BuildForce Canada expects that Alberta will face labour challenges in the construction and maintenance sectors over the 2023–2032 timeframe due to retirements and a shortage of qualified tradespersons. The construction industry will need to replace an estimated 38,200 workers, or 21% of its 2022 labour force, who are expected to retire by 2032.

      globenewswire.com
    • Emissions Reduction Alberta is committing $3M to three Alberta-led carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects, collectively worth over $11M. The international projects also attracted investment from Norway and the United States.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Calgary is opening applications for two more rounds of the Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP). The program will cover up to 100 per cent of project costs associated with energy efficiency or renewable energy home improvements, up to a maximum of $50,000 per property.

      calgary.ca
    • Edmonton-based Flair Airlines is opening a base at the Calgary International Airport, that includes a maintenance facility and hangar, along with 40 new maintenance employees. Flair will operate three planes out of Calgary and plans to plans to add flights to London, Ont., in July, followed by Phoenix, Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, later in the year.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Calgary is launching a Downtown Washroom Attendant Pilot Project this spring in two parks. The city is partnering with Alberta Alliance Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR) for this pilot. AAWEAR will hire, supervise and train the washroom attendants.

      calgary.ca
    • ConocoPhillips plans to begin oil production from a new well pad with 24 well pairs at its Surmont site, located south of Fort McMurray, later this year. This is the first well pad addition at the facility since 2016. Construction is underway and oil production is scheduled to start early in 2024.

      conocophillips.com
    • Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) expects over 2,000 participants this year from the global AI community at its symposium, named Upper Bound, taking place in Edmonton. Amii has awarded over $500,000 in Talent Bursaries to support 700 recipients from 22 countries to attend Upper Bound in person.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Education is providing $8.7M to several school divisions and regional post-secondary schools in the Red Deer region to form the Central Alberta Collegiate Institute (CACI) programming model. It’s estimated that this model could impact over 42,000 students in grades 7-12, with Skilled Trades programming beginning as early as this September.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • International Petroleum Corporation is moving forward with development of the US$850M Phase 1 of its Blackrod thermal oil sands project south of Fort McMurray following the completion of front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies. First oil is anticipated in late 2026.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $117M to twin a 12 km portion of Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray. Preliminary work—such as land clearing—will begin this fall. Construction will begin in spring 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is partnering with three First Nations on a proposed Highway 686 extension project that will construct 218 kilometres of two-lane gravel highway between Peerless Lake in Peerless Trout First Nation and Fort McMurray. Request for proposals for engineering design work is in progress. Construction is expected to take at least five years to complete.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-04-24 to 2023-04-28
    • The Government of Alberta is supporting a proposal from the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) and the City of Beaumont to develop a training and innovation campus within the proposed Beaumont Innovation Park. The project will proceed to technical, financial and environmental studies as part of the development phase.

      alberta.ca
    • The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) estimates that the province is short 4,000 professional truck drivers and the number is increasing. Older drivers are retiring and there is a dearth of young people interested in the occupation.

      trucknews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $5M to help the aviation industry develop the skilled employees needed to fulfill demand. The Aviation Skills Grant program will provide Alberta-based aviation employers up to $30,000 per trainee to help offset training costs for new or vacant positions.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal government is spending $19.55M to renovate Edmonton's subsidized and market-rate rental housing in agreements with Civida and HomeEd. The funding will pay for repairing 882 aging rentals owned by the city and operated by Civida and for energy retrofits and some accessibility upgrades to 1,073 rental homes operated by HomeEd.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Mitacs and industry partners are supporting a four-year, $3M engineering project at the University of Calgary on geothermal energy systems.

      ucalgary.ca
    • Season Two of the television series Billy the Kid is staffing up to shoot in the Calgary and Bragg Creek areas from May to September of this year, and the production is recruiting extras. The wide-open casting call is for men, women and kids of all ethnicities from ages 5 to 85.

      highriveronline.com
    • The City of Calgary and local developers have added five more building conversions to the downtown office-to-residential program. The city is providing $36.3M for the projects from its $153M fund for the conversions. Qualifying developers can get up to $75 per square foot for projects, up to a limit of $15M.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Moraine Lake Bus Company is launching with an early morning shuttle starting June 1, 2023 from Lake Louise Village to Moraine Lake to fill a local demand for transportation. Parks Canada closed the route year-round to personal vehicles.

      rmoutlook.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $377M over three years in its 2023 Capital Plan for 58 new school infrastructure projects around the province. The funding supports design work and planning as well as the actual construction of new schools and renovation work.

      alberta.ca
    • The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 212 is planning a cutting-edge training centre that it aims to launch in 2024. The centre intends to offer technology training to workers, from stagehands to hairstylists and other crew members, working in the film industry.

      cbc.ca
    • The Town of Taber is installing a total of 17 EV charging stations at the town’s administration building, arena, fire hall, police station, public works shop, water treatment plant, and wastewater treatment plant. Funding of $103,560 from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Electric Vehicle Charging Program will cover the purchase and installation of the stations.

      chatnewstoday.ca
    • Construction has started on three projects at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, collectively funded at $84M, to increase patient capacity and upgrade diagnostic equipment. Construction on the ICU, CCU and GI clinic is expected to be complete by spring 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is funding construction of a roundabout intersection in partnership with the Town of Sylvan Lake. Design is underway with construction expected to begin and end in 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp., the City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta are partnering on a $1.22B deal to build a new event centre to replace the existing Saddledome in downtown Calgary. The project includes a smaller community rink, and surrounding amenities and public infrastructure.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Edmonton is soliciting proposals for the construction of a hydrogen fuelling station for city buses and private sector commercial vehicles. The city intends to decide on the successful bid by fall 2023.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Texas-based Volcon Inc. , the first all-electric, off-road powersports company, has hired an Alberta-based Canadian National Sales Manager to lead its expansion into Canada. Volcon is on track to establish 30 to 40 dealers in 2023 and 50 to 60 in 2024.

      volcon.com
    • The federal government has appointed two new Alberta Court of Appeal judges from Calgary, and one from Edmonton. The judges are being elevated from the Court of King's Bench where the vacated positions are being backfilled.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening its first restaurant in Alberta later in 2023 as part of a Canadian expansion that will add 10 locations by the end of the end of the year. Chipotle is also partnering with SkipTheDishes as part of the expansion.

      thestar.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M for engineering and design work to improve Highway 28 between Smoky Lake and Cold Lake. The planning and engineering stage for the improvements is expected to take 1-2 years to complete.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Lac La Biche County has approved $1M to expand its existing Law Enforcement Training program and increase the supply of certified community peace officers to municipalities around the province. The county has partnered with Portage College and Alberta Justice to train and certify peace officers.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has contracted with Matrix Solutions Inc. Environment and Engineering for technical assistance in completing and filing permit applications to the Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (EPA) for operation of Cielo's R&D Facility located in Aldersyde. Cielo has also contracted with an EPA-recommended third-party laboratory to perform feedstock compositional analysis.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Sugar Beet Growers (ASBG) has signed a two-year agreement for the 2023 and 2024 beet crops with Rogers Sugar Inc. for the supply of sugar beets to the Taber sugar refining plant. The Taber operation — the only sugar beet processing facility in Canada — is supplied with beets by 200 southern Alberta farms.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Education is spending up to $118M to purchase and renovate the multi-storey SMART Technologies building in Calgary. Over the next two years office space in the building will be reconfigured to classrooms, labs and a school gym for up to 2,000 students in a new charter school hub. The hub will open to 800 students this fall in two combined charter school programs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3.5M to support transportation options for seniors with mobility challenges through volunteer-based drivers and other assisted transportation programs in communities around the province.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is adding $12M to increase bed numbers at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Alberta Health Services will also hire an additional 113 permanent, year-round critical care positions to support the increase in beds – 61 in Calgary and 52 in Edmonton.

      alberta.ca
    • Keyano College in Fort McMurray is expanding its Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Primary Care Paramedic programs starting this fall with over $1.1M in funding from the province. Across both programs 93 new seats will be added in total.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
  • Week of 2023-04-17 to 2023-04-21
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M to expand training in aircraft maintenance, ground crew, drone operations and air traffic control through the Elevate Aviation Learning Centre in Nisku.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $179.5M in its latest budget for infrastructure projects across the province under several programs. Fifty-three water and wastewater projects in small and rural communities will create 672 jobs. In addition, 69 local road, bridge and community airport projects will create about 183 jobs.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $17M over three years to support mental health and addiction outreach teams in partnership with the Edmonton Police Service. The initiative includes hiring mental health therapists, paramedics, social workers and counsellors and health care practitioners.

      alberta.ca
    • David's Bridal, the largest wedding gown retailer in North America, has filed for protection from its creditors in the U.S. and Canada. In Alberta David's Bridal currently has two stores, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $11.2M over the next three years to expand the renal dialysis program at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

      alberta.ca
    • Design work is currently underway for the $55M expansion of the Bow Valley High School in Cochrane. Construction is expected to start in 2024 and create 308 jobs.

      cochranenow.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $12M to decrease wait times for CT and MRI scans through expanded capacity. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is hiring new staff to perform additional CT and MRI scans in AHS facilities and engaging private diagnostic imaging service providers across the province.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Tourmaline Oil Corp. and California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have formed a $70M partnership to build and operate a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations along key highway corridors across Western Canada. The partners anticipate commissioning up to 20 CNG refueling stations over the next five years that will service approximately 3,000 natural gas-powered trucks every day.

      prnewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is increasing access to career-related training for students in grades 7 to 12, to bring a greater vocational focus to the education sector. As part of the initiative, the government is developing and funding teacher training opportunities for career and technology studies and career and technology programming.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Lynx Air, an ultra-low-cost airline, is launching six flights per week in new, regular scheduled service between between Montréal and Vancouver starting on June 23, 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The online Rural Sexual Assault Care course, offered through Northwestern Polytechnic in Grande Prairie, opened this month for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, paramedics and physicians.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to transfer an $8.7M parcel of vacant land to the Town of Canmore. The vacant property will be held for three years to allow for the planning and design of an affordable housing project.

      alberta.ca
    • The Market at H&W Produce, a new grocery store, is set to open in Sherwood Park in early July 2023. The store is expected to employ about 20 people and the company will be hosting a job fair in June.

      sherwoodparknews.com
    • Northwestern Polytechnic is launching a Primary Care Paramedic certificate program at both the Grande Prairie and Fairview campuses in 2024. The college is also offering a Practical Nurse diploma at its Fairview Campus starting in fall 2023.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund (ABIF) by 50 per cent, to $7.5M from $5M per year. ABIF supports Indigenous job creators and entrepreneurs.

      alberta.ca
    • The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is launching Canada’s first remotely-piloted aviation (drone) training centre. The SAIT program will focus on training, certification, research and development for heavy-lift and beyond-visual-line-of-sight drones.

      sait.ca
    • ABO Wind Canada Ltd. is planning to build a 160-megawatt renewable wind project in the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130. ABO plans to submit their application to the Alberta Utilities Commission in the second half of 2023.

      southpeacenews.com
    • The City of Lloydminster has been added to the list of designated communities under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program’s Rural Renewal Stream. The program is designed to attract and retain immigrants to rural communities in the province.

      lloydminster.ca
    • Rogers Communications Inc. is repatriating around 300 Shaw call centre jobs based overseas to Canada. The positions will be located in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba. Rogers also plans to hire 1,000 additional customer service representatives across Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is increasing the Film and Television Tax Credit cap to $335M over three years to enhance the program for attracting film and televsion productions. Funding to the Alberta Made Screen Industries Program, which supports local film producers, is also set to double.

      alberta.ca
    • North Central Co-op is planning to start construction on a new grocery store and pharmacy in southeast Edmonton this summer. Co-op expects to hire 60 employees for the new store.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $193M to create nearly 8,000 new seats in high-demand post-secondary programs such as health care, technology and business. The funding includes $20M over three years to create 120 new physician seats at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is removing mandatory entry level training (MELT) for Class 2 licensees to help alleviate bus driver shortages. On March 1, 2019, MELT became a new licensing requirement for Class 1 and Class 2 drivers in Alberta, the only province in Canada with the requirement.

      alberta.ca
    • Lethbridge College has received a $300,000 grant from the province for a 15-week program that will provide training for up to 72 people in total over two years. The program will focus on trades and apprenticeship training and English language teaching for newcomers.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Steeper Energy is partnering with Invest Alberta Corporation to commercialize Steeper’s proprietary technology to produce renewable biocrude from waste products within Alberta. The Steeper plant will specifically focus on utilizing the large volumes of forestry waste that would otherwise need to be burned to manage forest fire risk.

      canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
    • Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is launching a new $50M funding competition for technologies focused on the transport, distribution, storage, and optimization of energy use. Successful applicants are eligible for up to $10M with a minimum request of $250,000.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3M over three years to begin planning an expansion for the Strathcona Community Hospital in Sherwood Park. 

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-04-10 to 2023-04-14
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to build a temple in Lethbridge, the second in Alberta following the Cardston temple, which was completed in 1923.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2M to expand cardiac services at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. The funding will add cardiologists and clinicians, expand cardiac device services in Lethbridge and establish dedicated cardiac imaging in Lethbridge and at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $3M for renovations at Jack James High School in Calgary to accommodate the relocation of a specialized Grade 9 to 12 program for expecting and parenting teens, their children and families.

      alberta.ca
    • The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is selling 54 acres of land for approximately $22.9M to Allard Acquisitions, an Edmonton-based developer. Allard expects that the site will take three years for development and ten years to completely fill it with tenants that could include retail and commercial businesses.

      dailyheraldtribune.com
    • Eleven Siksika Nation residents have completed the Security Guard and Workplace Essential Skills Training program at Lethbridge College. The six week program took place on the Siksika Nation culminating with certification that is valid across the province and transferable to other provinces.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Higher Landing, a Calgary-based career advisor for professionals, is partnering with the Government of Alberta to launch the company's Woman Rising Program. The $1.5M, 18-month program, set to start in May 2023, will help 450 unemployed female professionals return to full employment.

      newswire.ca
    • The Calgary Police Service (CPS) is partnering with Chainalysis, a U.S.-based blockchain data platform, to create the CPS Blockchain Investigation Team (BIT), dedicated to support cryptocurrency and blockchain-related investigations. The partners also plan to create a cybercrime training hub that will assist local and national law enforcement with cryptocurrency investigations.

      calgary.ca
    • Strathcona County is adding $26M to its 2023 capital budget for the construction of a water reservoir, pumphouse and supply for Stage 1 of the Bremner subdivision.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • ATCO, through its subsidiary Canadian Utilities Limited, is collaborating with Japanese company Kansai Electric Power to develop an integrated clean fuels supply chain between Canada and Japan. Clean hydrogen and its derivatives would be produced near Edmonton, shipped to the West Coast and then exported to Japan.

      offshore-energy.biz
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $9M to the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy master of public policy program that will support up to 76 students annually.

      alberta.ca
    • The Fabricland store in Red Deer is vacating its current location on June 22, 2023. As the Red Deer Fabricland is a corporate store, the decision to move was made by head office in Toronto. With a new location for the store undecided, some employees have already found other jobs, leaving the store short-staffed.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The City of Medicine Hat has approved $3.24M for maintenance work on a power generating unit at its river valley station. Work on the unit is expected to significantly extend its operating life.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • E3 Lithium Ltd. has received a license from the Alberta Energy Regulator to construct and operate the necessary equipment to run its direct lithium extraction pilot plant east of the Town of Olds. Site construction and pre-operations are planned to start in early May with lithium extraction operations starting in Q3 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Headversity, a Calgary-based provider of preventative mental health training technology for employers, has acquired Respect Group Incorporated to offer interactive training courses aimed at preventing bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

      businesswire.com
    • Alberta Innovates and 500 Global have released their current list of 13 companies in sectors such as fintech, healthcare and edtech that have completed a 12-week program on best practices for building successful startups. The Alberta Accelerator by 500 is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program that supports entrepreneurs with a focus on companies in Calgary and Edmonton.

      businesswire.com
    • A Cappella Catering has re-opened a restaurant and lounge, named Prestons, inside the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. The venue was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      news
    • The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre and the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce have launched a project to identify employment challenges for local seniors and their employers. The results are expected to help employers in the region dealing with a shortage of workers.

      lacombeonline.com
    • Calgary-based, Community Natural Foods, is opening a store in Edmonton in June 2023. The store will offer products from local and national vendors as well as a juice, elixir and smoothie bar.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3.8M to support 13 sexual assault centres across the province. Another $400,000 will be used to expand a new service model for survivors who are waiting for further support.

      alberta.ca
    • BC-based English Bay Blending and Fine Chocolates is building a factory in Stony Plain west of Edmonton, creating 70 new permanent jobs and 90 construction jobs. The facility is receiving a $2.14M grant from Alberta’s Investment and Growth Fund.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $120M over the next three years to expand and modernize operating rooms across the province. An additional $80M will add capacity for 20,000 more surgeries in 2023-24.

      alberta.ca
    • RAM Consulting, a Vancouver-based infrastructure management company, has opened a new office and innovation hub in Calgary. The site is expected to create up to 200 jobs over the next four years.

      globenewswire.com
    • Heidelberg Materials is partnering with the federal government to develop the cement industry’s first global full scale Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) facility in Edmonton. The project is scheduled for completion in 2026, at a total cost of US$1.01B. Construction of the system is expected to create 2000 jobs.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Lakeland Lodge and Housing Foundation has selected a contractor for demolition of the former Cold Lake Lodge building. Work is expected to start in May 2023 with the remediation of asbestos. The project, including the final landscaping, should be completed by the end of September.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has committed $5.3M over three years to establish a new live-in eating disorder recovery program for youth in Calgary. Funding will create 12 new community-based bed spaces that will provide 24-hour care from trained healthcare providers.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-04-03 to 2023-04-07
    • The Continental Restaurant YYC, a new fine dining spot for modern French and European cuisine, has opened in the Kensington area of Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • Westbridge Renewable Energy is planning to build a 225 megawatt solar facility, complete with 100 megawatt battery in the County of Stettler. Pending regulatory approval, construction could start in 2024 with power being produced in 2026. Westbridge expects that the facility would connect to the Alberta electrical grid through an existing Atco Electric transmission line and operate for 35 years.

      stettlerindependent.com
    • The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association is partnering with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology on a multi-year retrofitting project to help create more energy efficient Friendship Centres. Three Friendship Centres across the province will be retrofitted to reduce energy consumption and emissions, followed by a year of monitoring.

      sait.ca
    • Canada Jetlines, Ltd., based in Mississauga, is suspending its Calgary flights through to September 5, 2023 and will instead focus on leasing its aircraft to another carrier. The airline was scheduled to service twice weekly flights from Toronto's Pearson International Airport to Calgary International Airport.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $54M over three years to renovate and upgrade 33 pharmacies at 20 sites in 11 communities across the province. The work includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades such as air handlers, heat exchangers, and exhaust fans.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing almost $8M over three years to increase the number of police and crisis response teams (PACT) in Calgary and Edmonton, which pair a police officer with a mental health worker from Alberta Health Services. This will double the number of PACT teams in Calgary, increasing from 12 to 24, and triple them in Edmonton, increasing from six to 18.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing funding of $5M to both Calgary and Edmonton to aid in the hiring of 100 more street-level police officers over the next 18 months.

      alberta.ca
    • EVER Real Estate Developments has disclosed some of the tenants for its EVER Square development in Edmonton. Corporate offices, restaurants, medical and pharmacy, and an oil change service company are set to occupy the site which is currently under construction.

      globenewswire.com
    • LithiumBank Resources Corp. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Invest Alberta to support the development of a commercial lithium production facility at the company’s Boardwalk brine project located east of Grand Prairie. The partnership includes cooperation with post-secondary institutions to create a qualified talent pool.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $21M over three years for funding to support medical research at universities in Calgary and Edmonton, and leadership programs and initiatives through the Banff Centre.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $47 million for additional EMS capacity to put more ambulances on the road, hire additional paramedics and emergency communications officers. The province will add EMS crews to staff 10 more ambulances in Edmonton, 10 in Calgary, one in Lethbridge and one in Red Deer during peak hours.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $137M for the Alberta Court of Justice that will include hiring 110 new judicial clerks along with judicial assistants, legal counsel and other support staff for the judiciary. The government is also creating new judicial and justice of the peace positions.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Calgary is increasing the number of contracted security guards at its transit stations from eight to 16, with a further increase to 24 by the end of April. The city is also expanding shifts for community peace officers, and increasing the cleaning of CTrain stations and repairs to damaged infrastructure in a move to enhance security.

      cbc.ca
    • Journey Energy Inc. is shifting its 2023 drilling program to more oil-weighted plays and away from natural gas. Approximately $20M of its $63M capital program is dedicated to increasing production. The balance will be used for polymer flood and waterflood projects, facilities and end-of life costs.

      boereport.com
    • The Government of Alberta is making changes to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) across different segments of the program to help businesses attract workers and aid international job seekers. The program helps participants become permanent residents through work and entrepreneurship.

      alberta.ca
    • Elections Alberta is recruiting for a range of election workers to conduct the 2023 Provincial General Election. Positions include Site Supervisors, Voting Officers, Record Clerks, Registration Officers, Information Officers, Ballot Box Clerks and Site Monitors.

      elections.ab.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is funding construction of a new high school in the Town of Raymond. The project is currently in the design stage. Construction costs and timelines for start and completion will be available after building contracts are awarded.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an extra $5M through its 2023 budget to expand family resolution services, such as pre-court assessment, mediation, family court counsellors and parenting intervention programs for low-income parents experiencing separation or divorce.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating more than $211.3M over three years to expand campgrounds, improve access and upgrade trails and infrastructure in provincial parks around the province.

      alberta.ca
    • St. Michael’s Fenwyck Heights, a $54M seniors’ independent living facility in Spruce Grove, is scheduled to open by late summer 2023. The facility offers amenities and programs such as meals, housekeeping, laundry service and optional homecare.

      stonyplainreporter.com
    • The County of Grande Prairie is moving ahead with improvements to the Bear Lake Campground for the upcoming season at a cost of $169,298. The project will add power to the 11 existing campsites along with installing a personal watercraft dock.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
  • Week of 2023-03-27 to 2023-03-31
    • Symend, a Calgary-based software subscription company (SaaS) is cutting 50 employees alongside an additional 12 open positions that will not be re-filled.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Barber Ha, an Edmonton barber shop, is closing permanently on March 31, 2023.

      news
    • ONSITE3D, a diversified engineering, design and fabrication company, is hiring intermediate designers in Calgary to work on the application of geospatial data capture and virtual design in the energy industry.

      energynow.ca
    • Hammerhead Energy Inc. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $525M that includes the drilling of approximately 40 wells in a continuous 2-rig program. Approximately $100M is expected to be spent on infrastructure expansions to accommodate growth in production.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood, a continuing care facility in Edmonton, is expected to open to the public this fall after commissioning by Alberta Health Services. The facility will have 350 beds, a fully accessible green roof, a community paramedic program, specialty dental clinic and respiratory outreach program, and will provide a wide range of other community services.

      alberta.ca
    • Careers Under Construction is running a free 12-week workplace training program for residents of Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding area. The program - called Skill-Bit - is designed to get oilfield and construction labourers ready for the job site through on-site training.

      fortsaskonline.com
    • ARC Clean Technology Canada is partnering with Invest Alberta Corporation in the commercialisation in Alberta of ARC’s advanced Small Modular (nuclear) Reactor technology. ARC is starting the process to expand its operations in Alberta with the aim of developing a fleet of nuclear reactors bringing jobs, investment and economic benefits to the province.

      neimagazine.com
    • Crescent Point Energy Corp. is adding $150M to its 2023 capital program with plans to drill 25 wells per year on newly acquired plays in Alberta. Crescent Point is purchasing the assets from Spartan Delta Corp. for $1.7B in cash.

      newswire.ca
    • CN, Trealmont Transport Inc. and Kaptan US LLC are partnering to develop a multimodal transload facility located in CN’s Calgary Logistics Park. The facility will be used for transloading intermodal containers originating and departing from the ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver.

      globenewswire.com
    • Briggs Kitchen & Bar in Calgary closed permanently on March 22, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is supporting Amii (the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) at the University of Alberta with $30M through Alberta Innovates. The funding will help build Alberta’s AI talent pipeline and accelerate research.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $30.4 million over three years for two programs - CAREERS: The Next Generation and Skills Canada Alberta. Both are designed to help youth build careers in the skilled trades.

      alberta.ca
    • The Royal Bank of Canada is providing $850,000 to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) School of Transportation in Calgary. The funding will support the development of electric vehicle (EV) readiness training and youth skills programming.

      sait.ca
    • Camp counsellors and kitchen staff are some of the positions in demand as camps start recruiting for the busy summer season. The YMCA has just started hiring day camp staff.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Central Alberta Economic Partnership is launching a workforce development strategy to strengthen the region’s economy. The Government of Alberta, in its 2023 Budget, has more than doubled financial support for nine regional economic development alliances (REDAs) in the province.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • A1 Café, a restaurant in Calgary serving Spanish and Filipino-inspired food, closed permanently on March 22, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • True North Mortgage, a retail store-based mortgage brokerage, is opening a new store in Market Mall Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Paris Baguette bakery café, a popular Korean bakery, is planning to have cafés in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as in Vancouver. The opening dates have not been disclosed.

      curiocity.com
    • Calgary-based Lynx Air has added two new routes from Hamilton to Vancouver and from Toronto to Kelowna, providing new ultra-affordable options between these destinations. Both routes will launch in April 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • Strathcona County Council has extended the county's On-Demand Transit pilot project to the end of 2024. The project, launched in June 2022, was set to end in December 2023.

      stonyplainreporter.com
  • Week of 2023-03-20 to 2023-03-24
    • The federal Department of National Defense has awarded $1.5M to a team at the University of Alberta to develop a system that can use wireless, battery-free biometric sensors to monitor the condition of soldiers. The sensors will communicate health status, situational awareness and other data during combat scenarios.

      biometricupdate.com
    • Red Deer Public Schools is adding The Academy of Dance to its programs in the 2023-24 school year at Westpark Middle School. The program is for current dancers in Grades 6-8 who want to take their technique and performance to the next level.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Alberta Ale Works, a new contract craft brewery in Beaumont, has launched with the release of its first beer, Chinchaga Cream Ale. The beer will be available at retailers throughout the province.

      canadianbeernews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2.1M to create a hotline for Ukrainian evacuees looking for help with provincial services when arriving in the province, along with pre-arrival information. The help desk will employ Ukrainian and Russian speakers to provide the service.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced cellular concrete products, is planning $30.9M in projects for 2023, including $25M in contracted work.

      globenewswire.com
    • Cinnaholic, a gourmet cinnamon roll and sweets bakery, is opening four new franchise locations - three in Calgary and one in Airdrie.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $2B over three years in municipal funding to support local projects and initiatives. Edmonton and Calgary will receive a combined total of $382M for capital projects in the 2024-25 budget year.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Lloydminster and Knelson Sand & Gravel are starting work on approximately $2M in road and sidewalk improvements this spring. The work is expected to be completed by September 1, 2023.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • Grande Prairie city council has approved an expansion of local transit service hours starting in June 2023 for the duration of the calendar year. The operating hours are to be extended for three buses and one accessible bus providing on-demand service at an estimated cost of $157,000.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • The City of Grande Prairie is moving forward with a recruitment and appointment process for a Police Commission. The Commission will have five to 12 members appointed by council for up to a three-year term. Sufficient staffing, and appointing a police chief and officers are some of the fundamental responsibilities of the Commission.

      dailyheraldtribune.com
    • The Associated Medical Centre, located within the walls of the Wellness Centre in St. Paul, will be permanently closing its doors on June 30, 2023. All three physicians at the centre are leaving for various reasons.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing a combined $9.5M over three years for two grant programs to combat racism and support multicultural communities. Non-profits can apply for up to $30,000 that can go towards supporting cultural events, festivals, workshops and training.

      alberta.ca
    • Darling Restaurant, which started out as a pop-up eatery at the Take Care Café in 2021, is opening a permanent location in Edmonton in April 2023.

      news
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $126M over three years to allow school boards to hire and train more educational assistants for teachers, along with specialist staff such as counsellors, psychologists and interpreters.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Edmonton is spending $2.1M over three years to expand the Community Outreach Transit Teams from the current five teams to seven. Each team pairs a social worker with a transit Peace Officer to support vulnerable people at transit centres.

      cbc.ca
    • Numerous companies in the well drilling and energy service sectors are currently recruiting for a variety of positions from entry level floor hands to experienced operators. The available positions are at various work locations including local, hotel, and camp-based setups.

      dailyhive.com
    • Cox Automotive Canada is ending physical auction sales at its Manheim Edmonton location. The company will still be operating in Alberta with its digital properties, but will not have a physical auction presence. Approximately 40 employees will be impacted by the closure of Manheim Edmonton.

      autoremarketing.com
    • Elemental Energy Renewables has filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission to build a solar farm in Foothills County, just west of High River. The solar facility is expected to provide 18.5 megawatts of energy.

      okotoksonline.com
    • The joint United Nurses of Alberta-employer Rural Capacity Investment Fund (RCIF) is now offfering $10,000 and $15,000 Relocation Incentives to nurses to relocate to rural and regional worksites. To qualify, applicants must be relocating at least 100 km from their current worksite.

      www.una.ca
    • Construction has started on the Horsefly Regional Emergency Spillway project in the Municipal District of Taber. The project, intended to mitigate overland flooding and stormwater runoff problems impacting a number of regions in southern Alberta, is projected to cost $25M for the first phase. Phase one of the project is set to be completed during the summer of 2024.

      globalnews.ca
    • The federal government is providing $80.5M to Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation through the Canadian Critical Drug Initiative to create a new facility in Edmonton. The funding, combined with a provincial contribution of $25.6M, is expected to support the growth of at least 60 early-stage life sciences and biomanufacturing companies, the creation of more than 350 technical jobs and the training of 175 skilled workers.

      alberta.ca
    • The Wetaskiwin Hospital has received more than $19.5M for improvements including a major redesign of the emergency department and upgrades to the medical device reprocessing department. Alberta Health Services currently has around 540 maintenance projects underway throughout the province.

      pipestoneflyer.ca
    • Eight new restaurants, some with bars and live entertainment, are scheduled to open in Calgary during 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating approximately $500,000 to support youth living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In partnership with Edmonton-based Technology North, the funding will provide access to on-the-job-training and work experience.

      alberta.ca
    • Work is set to start on a new K-5 school in the Lethbridge School Division. The Government of Alberta has contracted FWBA Architects to design the school, while construction will be done by Ward Bros. Construction.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Alberta Innovates has launched Phase III of the Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge (CFGC). A total of up to $20M will be available to participants as they work to successfully demonstrate that they can produce pre-commercial amounts of carbon fibre from Alberta bitumen.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2023-03-13 to 2023-03-17
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $54M through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program to support 17 projects in nine communities across the province.The funding will develop new affordable housing units, convert existing office or hotel space into housing and enable major renovations to improve existing units.

      alberta.ca
    • Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has received U.S. rail regulator approval for the US$31B takeover of the Kansas City Southern Railway Company. The merged railway, creating the only single-line rail network linking Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, will be named Canadian Pacific Kansas City, with Calgary as the global headquarters.

      cbc.ca
    • EDP Renewables North America LLC, a renewable energy company headquarterd in Madrid, and Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) are partnering to continue the development of one wind farm and two solar parks in the province. The agreement includes a committment to create a talent pipeline through Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to support EDPR NA’s expansion plans.

      evwind.es
    • PanTHERA CryoSolutions, which designs and manufactures cryopreservation solutions, is receiving advisory services and up to $395,700 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to accelerate research, development, and commercialization of its patented ice recrystallization inhibitors.

      pantheracryo.com
    • Ribeye Butcher Shop in Edmonton is expanding to two new locations this spring and another location is in the planning stage, bringing its total footprint in the city to five stores. Ribeye is among several local butcher shops that have recently opened.

      news
    • The Government of Alberta is hoping to address labour shortages in sectors like skilled trades, health care, food service and hospitality, accounting, engineering and technology through a second round of its "Alberta is Calling" campaign. The campaign has launched in northern and southwestern Ontario and the Maritimes.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing approximately $3.72M for four projects in Edmonton to help improve tourist attractions through infrastructure improvements, new programming and technology aids. The funding is expected to support 55 jobs in the city.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The federal government is committing more than $2M to improve search and rescue (SAR) standards in Alberta. The funding will support training, accreditation and certification for SAR personnel.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $414 million over the next three years to support school transportation improvements. This includes increased funding for driver training that will support 1,250 drivers, including 350 new drivers, and increase the driver workforce by six per cent.

      alberta.ca
    • Edmonton-based Aurora Hydrogen, a hydrogen technology company, is hiring five new employees with plans to add approximately seven more staff once its planned demonstration facility is operational later in 2023. Aurora recently received $3.9M in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada and $2M from Alberta Innovates.

      sustainablebiz.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating almost $200M in its recent budget for more than 3,400 new spaces in health care programs at universities and colleges. The funding will also increase residency training spaces for physicians among other health care initiaitves.

      alberta.ca
    • Rita’s Sandwiches, a restaurant and catering service operating in Calgary for the past 19 years, is closing permanently on March 24, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • Employers in Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise are continuing to struggle with staff recruitment and retention amidst a competitive job market. Some employers have increased wages along with other benefits including staff housing, and discounts on gym memberships, airport parking and car rentals.

      cbc.ca
    • Mc Cain Foods, the world’s leading French fry maker is making the largest investment in its history, a $600M expansion of its potato processing facility in Coaldale, near Lethbridge. The expansion will create two new state-of-the-art production lines, double production and create about 260 new jobs. Construction on the expansion is expected to start later in 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is planning a new warehouse location at the Bingham Crossing development near the Springbank Airport in Rocky View County. Costco has applied for a development permit from the county but there is currently no timeline for construction.

      dailyhive.com
    • Borea Construction, a renewable energy construction company, is one of several businesses actively recruiting for wind turbine technicians in the Lethbridge area in a job market facing staff shortages.

      cbc.ca
    • Calgary-based Lynx Air is launching new air service three times per week between Fredericton International Airport (YFC) and both Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Toronto Pearson International (YYZ). Lynx plans to grow its fleet from 6 to 9 aircraft over the next 3 months in anticipation of a busy summer in Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based WestJet is acquiring Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations. The tour operations will be merged at the current Sunwing Vacation home base of Toronto, while WestJet will manage Sunwing Airlines from its Calgary headquarters.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $10M annually in operational funding to The Summit, a new $39M mental health centre for children and youth in Calgary. Summit will provide three programs — no-cost, walk-in therapy sessions; services to address escalating symptoms to keep youth out of acute care; and a day hospital to transition patients out of round-the-clock treatment.

      alberta.ca
    • The Alberta Enterprise Corporation is investing CAD$2.5M into the $14.4M Sprout Fund II. Sprout is a venture capital fund designed to provide seed-stage capital to business-to-businesss software startup companies.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating more than $820M in new funding in its budgets over the next three years to support enrollment growth in schools. The flexible funding could be used by local school authorities to hire teachers, educational assistants, bus drivers and school support staff.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Calgary is planning to start construction this summer on a pedestrian tunnel and bridge associated with preliminary work on the planned Ogden Station, part of the Green Line LRT Project.

      calgary.ca
    • Telsec Property Corp. is renovating a former car dealership building in Calgary to develop a retail footprint on the site. Lammle’s Western Wear is moving to the building from its current Chinook Centre location and the remainder of the building is dedicated to a Homes Alive Pets store.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is creating a Gang Suppression Unit and a Firearms Investigative Unit under Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) along with $4.4M for the province-wide units.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based E3 Lithium Ltd. has been awarded $3.545M through Natural Resources Canada's Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration program. The funding will be allocated in its entirety towards the design, construction and operation of E3's field pilot plant, which is slated to begin operations in Q3 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of technologically advanced residential and commercial energy storage systems, has increased its production capacity by installing additional testing equipment for its inverter systems. Eguana has also transitioned its 10kW Full Home Evolve solution to full scale production and started initial customer shipments.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding the office of the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) from 30 to 70 employees this year along with an annual budget of $5.8M.

      cbc.ca
    • Fitzsimmons Brewing Company, a micro-brewery located in Airdrie, is closing on April 29, 2023 after five years of operation. In addition to their beer offerings, the brewery also hosted live comedy and other weekend entertainment events.

      airdrietoday.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $10.7M to Women Building Futures, a non-profit organization, to support women looking to build a career in the skilled trades.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $11M to develop an aviation hub in partnership with WestJet. The funding includes $6M over three years to help Mount Royal University establish a bachelor of aviation management program and $4.5M for an air access bursary for students in high-demand aviation programs.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-03-06 to 2023-03-10
    • Calgary-based Parkland Corporation, an international energy and retail company, has cancelled its plans for $600M in renewable diesel projects at its Burnaby, BC location. Parkland estimated that the work would have created 1,000 jobs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is moving forward with a $60.5M project to replace the Vince Bridge - a critical piece of infrastructue serving the Industrial Heartland region near Edmonton. The new bridge will be able to handle overweight and oversize loads destined for large industrial facilities in the area.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • Alberta Enterprise Corporation has invested USD $7.5M into Alpaca VC's third fund to provide early-stage capital to Alberta technology companies. An investment from Alpaca into local start-up technology companies opens up access to US capital and markets.

      newswire.ca
    • Portage College is currently recruiting for administrative, housekeeping, athletics and recreation, academic and finance positions across its seven campus locations in Alberta. The college also has student, contract and external employment opportunities available.

      lakelandconnect.net
    • Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. is planning to spend $27.9M in its 2023 capital budget to drill four oil wells and three natural gas wells, all in Alberta. The capital budget includes $6.5M on well and pipeline abandonments and reclamation work.

      boereport.com
    • Pipestone Energy Corp. is planning to install a new gathering pipeline to tie Pipestone’s existing 12-14 battery to wells that it is currently drilling and completing on a new pad south of Grande Prairie. By April 2023, Pipestone expects to have increased its producing well count by 14 since December 31, 2022.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Flair Airlines is adding two new direct flights in Canada this summer and also increasing the frequency of some of its flights out of Edmonton this winter.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Bonjour Bakery in Edmonton has relocated to its own building in the Old Strathcona area, allowing it to expand its product lines beyond baked goods. In April 2023 the company will start offering custom sandwiches made in-house.

      news
    • Swoop, an ultra-low-cost airline, is expanding its summer schedule to select Canadian cities, with several new routes and added flight frequencies. Swoop is also extending its seasonal service, through to the end of June, to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and Los Cabos (SJD) in Mexico.

      newswire.ca
    • Lakeland Co-op is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions at its new gas bar location in Cold Lake.

      lakelandconnect.net
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating more than $15M over three years to create 1,000 new apprenticeship spaces at post-secondary institutions. Apprenticeship opportunities are available in Alberta in 47 different trades across 11 institutions and are fully funded by provincial dollars.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Grande Prairie City Council has voted to transition to a municipal police service from its current contract model with the RCMP. The transition is estimated to cost around $19M, with the province already committing $9.7M over the next two years.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating an extra $330M over three years to support front-line social services workers. The funding includes $25M in increases to operational funding as well wage top-ups for more than 21,000 front-line social service workers, including disability support workers, homeless shelter workers and about 175 family violence prevention workers.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $92M over three years to provide mental health supports for children and youth in partnerships with CASA Mental Health. The funding includes $25M in capital dollars for new facilities in Calgary, Fort McMurray and in an unspecified community in central Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • Chinook’s Edge School Division is planning to build a new middle school in Penhold to replace the current Penhold Elementary School facility following Budget 2023 funding allocations from the province. Construction is expected to start in early fall 2023 with completion projected for 2025. Other school divisions in the region have various design and modernization projects in the works.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Calgary Co-operative Association Limited is planning a new grocery store in Cochrane. The development also includes a pharmacy, a wine, spirits, beer, and cannabis store, a six-pump gas bar, convenience store, and a double touchless car wash. Construction is expected to start in spring 2024 with an opening in 2025. The total development is anticipated to create about 200 jobs.

      cochranenow.com
    • The Sporting Life Group, a Toronto-based sporting goods retailer, is opening two Team Town Sports stores in Calgary during May 2023, as part of a nation-wide roll-out of 25 stores. Team Town is launching an e-commerce platform at the same time.

      newswire.ca
    • Rural areas around Alberta are facing an ongoing pharmacist shortage in local town and village pharmacies, according to the Alberta College of Pharmacy. There is greater per-capita demand for pharmacists in small communities, according to the College.

      cbc.ca
    • The Red Deer Regional Airport, in partnership with the City and County, is set to start an expansion project this summer following $30M in support from the province. The project, which will improve access to the airport, is expected to create 200 jobs over two years and 350 jobs once the commercial land adjacent to the runway is developed.

      lacombeonline.com
    • Home Depot is hiring over 500 people across Alberta for the spring and summer season. The positions include full-time and part-time roles in customer service, sales, store support, freight, merchandising, and warehouse operations.

      dailyhive.com
    • Nordstrom, a US-based luxury department store chain, is closing all its stores in Canada resulting in 2,500 job losses. In Alberta there is a Nordstrom store at Chinook Centre Mall and a discount Nordstrom Rack at Deerfoot Meadows Mall, both in Calgary, and a Nordstrom Rack at South Edmonton Commom.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $310M over three years through the Continuing Care Capital Program to further expand continuing care capacity in the province. The Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre in Calgary will add 198 new continuing care spaces.The Gene Zwozdesky Centre in Edmonton will add 145 new spaces and renovate 205 existing spaces

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1B over three years to increase the hours of care for continuing care home residents. The funding also targets supports for caregivers, and access to care and supports through home and community care, rather than through facility-based care.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $8B for the Ministry of Transportation and Economic Corridors’ in its three-year Budget 2023 capital plan. The government plan includes $2B for planning, design and construction of major highway and bridge projects.

      alberta.ca
    • The Town of Pincher Creek is leaving Alberta’s community peace officer (CPO) program following the departure of its two CPOs in 2022. Municipal bylaws will be enforced by a forthcoming dedicated bylaw officer and the town is also hiring a full-time bylaw and safety co-ordinator to handle training requirements and enforcement priorities.

      yahoo.com
    • Calgary-based PTW Energy Services Ltd. is hiring all levels of electricians and instrumentation technicians, including indentured Electrical Apprentices and Certified Journeypersons. PTW also offers an Apprenticeship Tuition Program.

      energynow.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is funding three schools in Edmonton - one new K-9 public school and two replacement francophone schools. Sherwood Park will see funding for a new school to consolidate students from two existing sites. The province is also funding planning and design work for additional schools.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is extending the reduced hours of service at Boyle Healthcare Centre, due to high vacancies among nursing staff and an inability to secure sufficient temporary coverage.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • The Town of Coaldale, located just east of Lethbridge, joined the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program on March 1, 2023. The provincial program nominates new Canadians for permanent residency as long as they have the skills to fill job shortages or are planning to open a business.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Invest Alberta and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (nasscom) in India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote innovation, investment, and technological exchange. As part of the agreement MacEwan University will provide 180 days of complementary office space for nasscom members looking to permanently establish themselves in the province.

      globenewswire.com
    • Terrestrial Energy, an advanced nuclear technology company, has opened an office in Calgary to support the commercial development of the company’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) plant. The $18M investment by Terrestrial will create 29 jobs over the next two years.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Bilton Welding and Manufacturing is working with CP Rail to convert three diesel locomotives to hydrogen power at its facility in Innisfail. CP is already testing the first hydrogen-powered engine to move cargo in the Calgary-area.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-02-27 to 2023-03-03
    • The Government of Alberta has awarded $9.6M from Alberta’s Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System to university research teams in Edmonton and Calgary.

      alberta.ca
    • Lynx Air launched service to Las Vegas on February 24, 2023 from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). Lynx will operate four flights per week between Calgary and Las Vegas.

      globenewswire.com
    • Prairie Rose Public Schools has launched its new South Alberta Fire Rescue Academy that will begin this fall in partnership with Bow Island and Cypress County. Firefighter training will be offered to Grade 11 and 12 students with a focus on firefighting and rescue training, and over the course of two years students will complete modules toward earning Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $7M in new funding over three years for language and settlement services to support Ukrainian evacuees. An additional $20.3M is being allocated for housing and direct financial support.

      alberta.ca
    • Tolko Industries Ltd. is hiring for mill workers in High Level, Slave Lake and High Prairie.

      houston-today.com
    • Ontario-based Splitsville Entertainment and its parent company, Hollywood Bowl Group (HBG) out of the U.K., have purchased all three 10-pin bowling facilities in Calgary for $12M. HBG plans to refurbish and modernize each of the alleys at an estimated cost of $1M per project.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M in grants to the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund (ABIF). Part of the funding will help Fort Chipewyan Métis with the Elders’ Housing and Rental Suites Project. It is expected to create 50 construction jobs with 15 of the positions being filled by Indigenous Peoples.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is spending $68.3B in its 2023-24 budget on priority areas such as health care, education, infrastructure, diversification, justice, public safety and emergency services. The government expects that Alberta Health Services will add 3,600 staff from April 2023 to March 2024, and the education sector will add 650 full-time equivalent teachers and 1,375 support workers.

      alberta.ca
    • EPCOR, the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Motor Association and Walmart are among 22 employers currently hiring for hundreds of positions, across a range of roles, in Edmonton.

      dailyhive.com
    • Calgary-based Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. (GLE) has started FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) work on a major CO2 pipeline, compression, and sequestration system in Saskatchewan for Whitecap Resources.

      boereport.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $125M over four years toward the cost of a new building for MacEwan University’s School of Business in Edmonton. Construction is expected to start later in 2023 and the building opening is anticipated in 2027.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Imperial Oil Ltd. is reducing the number of contractors working at its Kearl oil sands site in northern Alberta as part of measures to cut operating costs at the project. Imperial is deferring some non-critical work or moving it off site.

      boereport.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $9.5M in funding to support upgrades and improvements at Calgary’s Telus Spark Science Centre over the next three years.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The federal government is providing $17.8M to support 50 museums, tourist attractions, businesses and events around Alberta in an effort to boost tourism. The funding is expected to support 2,800 jobs.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta has signed a $24B, 10-year health-care funding deal with the federal government. The agreement includes $233M in an immediate, one-time top up to the Canada Health Transfer to address urgent needs, which include help for pediatric hospitals and emergency rooms and to address long wait times for surgeries.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Roam Transit is in the process of hiring 38 drivers prior to the busy summer season. In a move to improve hiring and employee retention, the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission has approved the purchase of staff accommodation in Canmore.

      rmoutlook.com
    • The Ledcor Group, a construction company, is working on the reconfiguration of Northland Village in Calgary for Primaris REIT. A portion of the mall has already been demolished to make way for parking and new retail opportunities. Winners and GoodLife Fitness are relocating to make way for the transformation of the development to a refreshed open air shopping centre.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Chinook Honey Company, based in Okotoks, is closing its doors on February 28, 2023 as the owners are retiring. The owners had planned on selling the business and are still fielding inquiries.

      okotoksonline.com
  • Week of 2023-02-20 to 2023-02-24
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2.1M in grants to support rural economic development and diversification and an on-farm apprenticeship education and skills training program, among other initiatives.

      alberta.ca
    • The Pathways Alliance, a consortium of Canada's largest oil sands companies, has awarded a $10M contract to Wood, a global engineering and consulting company. Wood will develop plans for a 400-kilometre CO2 transportation line that will eventually link more than 20 oil sands facilities with a hub for permanent carbon storage in the Cold Lake region.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Town of Westlock has approved a 2023 capital budget that includes carry-over projects with $2.678M allocated for the municipality’s new public works shop and cold storage facility and $1.475M for the continued rehabilitation of 108th Street.

      townandcountrytoday.com
    • Fairmont Hotels is hiring for summer jobs at its Banff Springs, Lake Louise and Jasper Park Lodge locations. There are a variety of positions available including cooks, porters, fitness instructors and more.

      narcity.com
    • Future Energy Park, a $1.2B bioethanol plant that will use non-food grade waste wheat to produce renewable natural gas, ethanol and cattle feed, is now fully funded following an agreement between Green Impact Partners and Amber Infrastructure Group of London. Construction is expected to start this spring or summer and create 800 construction jobs over two years, with full operations beginning in 2025.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Atco and Qualico are partnering to build houses in the proposed Bremner community in Strathcona County, Canada's first fully hydrogen-powered community. Qualico will start preparing the site this spring with construction starting in 2024. Residents will start moving into their new homes in 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $38M in community grants to help non-profits upgrade or build 226 public-use facilities across the province. The facilities include local food banks, recreation centres, animal shelters, parks and other non-profit facilities.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $243M over three years in Budget 2023 to support primary health care networks. Part of the funding will be used to help recruit and deploy non-physician staff.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Alberta Hydrogen Centre of Excellence (HCOE) is awarding $20M to 18 successful projects to advance innovations in hydrogen through its first funding competition. The projects span a range of research areas across industry and academia including hydrogen manufacturing processes, hydrogen transportation, fuel cells, hydrogen storage and ammonia production.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Good Samaritan Society Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton, a long-term care facility, is planning to cut 44 jobs as a result of reduced funding from Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS is moving away from shared rooms and in the process eliminating 77 spaces, which were second beds in semi-private rooms.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $900,140 through the Apprenticeship Learning Grant for 134 new trade seats at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). The trades include heavy equipment technician, millwright, machinist, plumber, welder and others.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $6M over the next three years to support the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association and the Alberta Snowmobile Association in maintaining, repairing, and improving trails across the province.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $158M in its upcoming 2023 budget for a Health Workforce Strategy designed to ease staff shortages in the medical sector. The funding will support rural and remote care delivery and surgical staffing, more support for intensive care unit and emergency department staffing, dedicated immigration pathways, and other initiatives..

      alberta.ca
    • Dow has awarded a contract to Fluor Corporation to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions ethylene cracker and derivatives complex in Fort Saskatchewan. The project is subject to regulatory approval and a final investment decision (FID) by Dow.

      businesswire.com
    • The City of Calgary is providing $13.7M through three programs for affordable housing initiatives. One program will allocate $7.5M in capital grants for non-profits looking to build housing on three new parcels of land, which the city will make available to them.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based?Kathairos?Solutions is planning to start deploying 1000 methane elimination systems to remote well sites in March 2023. The program plans to focus its efforts in the Grande Prairie, Fox Creek and Rimbey regions.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government is providing more than $5M through the Rapid Housing Initiative Project Stream for the construction of 10 tiny homes for the Mikisew Cree Nation on the Allison Bay Reserve near Fort Chipewyan, and 10 modular homes on the Fort McMurray 468 First Nation at Gregoire Lake.

      newswire.ca
    • Pipestone Energy Corp. currently has two rigs drilling eight wells that will be completed during the first quarter of 2023. All the wells are expected to come on-stream during the second quarter.

      globenewswire.com
    • Lynx Air launched new scheduled service from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on February 16, 2023. Lynx plans to operate three flights per week between Calgary and Los Angeles.

      globenewswire.com
    • JBS Canada, a multi-national food company, is providing $250,000 to deliver automation training at the Brooks campus of Medicine Hat College. The grant will provide job skills training to JBS employees and the general community in the automation field. The program will cover electrical and motor systems, operations and maintenance.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Applexus Technologies, a global expert in SAP software, is investing $3M to establish its Canadian headquarters in Calgary along with 125 new local jobs over the next five years. Applexus is also providing training to local talent, including new graduates, in the latest SAP technologies.

      globenewswire.com
    • Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is adding two ambulances and 10.8 new full-time positions that will provide Advanced Life Support, which is the highest level of care possible on an ambulance. Alberta Health Services is providing $304,954 for the ambulances, which will be operational by May 1, 2023.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $4M to the Calgary Drop-In Centre to create overdose response teams and establish 35 medical detox and pre-treatment beds. A one-time allocation of about $450,000 for capital improvements is included in the funding.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-02-13 to 2023-02-17
    • Keyera Corp. has sanctioned a $60M to $70M capacity expansion of its Pipestone gas plant, subject to final regulatory approval anticipated to be forthcoming in March 2023. The expansion is expected to be complete in Q1 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $10M for students in Grade 1 who need help catching up in both math and literacy. School authorities can use the funds to hire additional teachers and educational assistants, provide more training to their staff or purchase resources like books.

      discoverairdrie.com
    • US-based Air Products, a global industrial gases company, is hiring over 40 employees for a new Project Delivery office in Edmonton. The Global Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Equipment (GEMTE) office will be a cross-functional space including executives, engineering, product, process gas, and air separation unit (ASU) product line functions.

      hydrogen-central.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton with $4M to help fund its renewal project. The work includes replacing elevators, window glazing and skylights, flooring and mechanical systems and improving accessibility to the venue.

      alberta.ca
    • Three Sixty Solar Ltd., a developer of vertical commercial solar energy towers, is partnering with Alberta-based Foremost Energy Equipment for engineering and fabrication work.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Calgary and the federal government are jointly providing $4.9M to build protected bike lanes and other infrastructure improvements to increase accessibility in the Beltline District of the city.

      cbc.ca
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global engineering and design firm, has been selected to provide construction and engineering services for the US$2.5B Qcells solar power manufacturing facility in Georgia, United States.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based SNDL, a cannabis grower and formulator, is cutting 85 jobs at its Olds production facility. The company said its downsizing strategy is partly a result of its recent $138M acquisition of cannabis extraction company Valens.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Hitman’s Bar, a restaurant and bar concept, opened in Calgary on February 10, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • PhatBar Bakery & Café, a retro bakery and cafe concept, opened in Edmonton on February 11, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $58M from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to help technology in recycling, waste reduction and the circular economy through various stages of development. If successful, these projects have the potential to create about 1,800 jobs.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is appointing five judges and four justices of the peace to the provincial court, filling vacancies in Calgary and Edmonton.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $15.1M to expand a bursary and loan program for internationally trained nurses. The funding will also create more than 600 new seats for registered nurse and licensed practical nurse bridging and licensing programs, starting in the 2023-24 academic year.

      alberta.ca
    • Lynx Air launched its inaugural flight from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) on February 7, 2023. Lynx is operating three flights per week between Calgary and Phoenix. Lynx is also planning to launch services out of Calgary to Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the next several weeks.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Cold Lake plans to spend $1.85M to buy the Glacier Gate Medical Clinic, from two physicians who are leaving Cold Lake, in an effort to attract new physicians to the community. The four physicians who remain at the clinic and the current staff are expected to continue in their roles after the transition, expected by April 1, 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is investing $150,000 in a partnership with SafeGen's JobSafe program and other organizations to provide free safety training to students as they explore possible career paths.

      constructconnect.com
    • Edmonton-based Jobber, a developer of subscription software (SaaS) for small businesses, has raised $134M in venture capital funding. Jobber will use the new funding to focus on customer acquisition, research and development, and product improvements.

      cbc.ca
    • Bonterra Energy Corp. has drilled eight wells to date in 2023 - all eight are expected to be completed, equipped and placed on production during the first quarter of 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation has booked $5.3M in new contracts, primarily for geotechnical and tunnel infrastructure projects across North America.

      globenewswire.com
    • Entropy Inc. has started expanding its staff numbers with a focus on commercial growth in the United States. Entropy has four projects in the pipeline that are expected to advance to procurement and construction during 2023. Entropy will also be providing technology, engineering and development expertise for a project in California.

      newswire.ca
    • WestJet is creating a flight hub in Edmonton with plans to add 150 crew jobs based out of the Edmonton International Airport: 50 pilots and 100 in-flight cabin crew. WestJet is also adding new flights to the US and Canada that will increase service by 50 percent this summer over 2022 levels.

      globalnews.ca
    • Greedy Donut, a bakery and café concept, is slated to open soon in Chinook Mall in Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is leading a multi-partner demonstration project with industry and government support to develop and evaluate hydrogen-fuelled vehicles on Alberta roads. The project is designed to collect user data over a two year period.

      hydrogen-central.com
    • Accident Support Services International, which operates vehicle collision reporting centres, has hired more staff and added kiosks and more space to two centres that opened in Edmonton in September 2022.

      globalnews.ca
    • Bed Bath & Beyond Canada is going out of business and closing 54 Bed Bath & Beyond stores and 11 buybuy BABY stores across the country. There are currently 17 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in Alberta and three buybuy BABY stores.

      cbc.ca
    • TC Energy has started construction on the Saddlebrook Solar and Storage Project, located south of Aldersyde. During construction, 140 employees will be on site. The facility will have two full-time employees when operational in late 2023.

      okotokstoday.ca
  • Week of 2023-02-06 to 2023-02-10
    • 5.85 million passengers travelled through Edmonton International Airport last year, an increase of 109% over 2021. Cargo volumes also increased by just over 7% from the previous year.

      edmontonsun.com
    • Big Box Outlet Store, a BC-based liquidator store, opened a new location in Edmonton this month.

      dailyhive.com
    • Honjin Izakaya , a new Japanese restaurant in Calgary, plans to open soon.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Station on Jasper, a concert venue in Edmonton, permanently closed this month due to poor economic conditions.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Fahr Brewery, an Alberta-based brewery, is planning to develop a new 25,000 sq.ft. production facility this summer in Diamond Valley, which also includes a restaurant and event space. The new facility is estimated to create over 30 jobs.

      calgarysun.com
    • The Government of Alberta will provide $15M in funding to support low-income transit programs in 12 municipalities which aim to make public transit more accessible and affordable.

      alberta.ca
    • The Operation Friendship Seniors Society, a drop-in program and rooming house for seniors in Edmonton, permanently closed this month due to financial difficulties from rising costs.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada provided over $2.1M in funding to support six projects in the Fort McMurray - Wood Buffalo region and northern Alberta that focus on community revitalization, tourism and economic growth. The funding is expected to create over 50 jobs.

      canada.ca
    • The federal government is providing $13M through the Rapid Housing Initiative to support projects in three southern Alberta Indigenous communities. Forty-four new homes will be constructed and four others renovated at O’Chiese First Nation, Goodstoney First Nation, and Chiniki First Nation.

      cmhc-schl.gc.ca
    • Louis Bull Tribe has signed a two-year agreement with the federal government, becoming the first Alberta First Nation to take control of its own child and family services.

      cbc.ca
    • Canmore is experiencing a shortage of maternity staff, resulting in the temporary halting of obstetrics services at Canmore General Hospital.

      calgarysun.com
    • Hudson's Bay, a Canadian department store, announced plans to permanently close its retail location at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton this August, due to market changes.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $5M to increase supports for students with disabilities. The funds will allow eligible schools to purchase new assistive technology as well as as to hire specialized professionals.

      alberta.ca
    • Strathcona County is is allocating $1.17M in Social Framework Community Grants this year. The funds will support a variety of non-profit service organizations and social programs.

      strathcona.ca
    • The federal and provincial governments are providing more than $1.5M to improve existing trails and construct a new footbridge, lighting, and crosswalks throughout the Town of Penhold. The Government of Canada is investing $915,077 in this project through the Active Transportation Fund. The Town is contributing $610,051.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Hudson's Bay, a Canadian department store, announced plans to permanently close its retail location in Banff this August, due to market changes.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-01-30 to 2023-02-03
    • Garmin Canada is expected to add more than 200 jobs in an expansion to its Canadian headquarters in Cochrane. Garmin employs a diverse team of software, electrical, and mechanical engineers.

      cochranenow.com
    • The City of Calgary has launched the Clean Energy Improvement Program to help homeowners fund energy efficient upgrades to their property. Homeowners can qualify for a loan of up to $50,000 to cover the cost of upgrades including solar panels, more efficient heating and hot water sytems and lighting.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based Eavor Technologies Inc., a global geothermal energy company, has received a follow-on investment of $10M from bp Ventures after successfully completing a geothermal demonstration project in New Mexico. Helmerich & Payne, Inc., a US-based drilling technology company, has also increased investment in Eavor, bringing its total to $10.2M.

      globenewswire.com
    • The provincial and federal governments have agreed on funding for further subsidized, private childcare spaces that is expected to add up to 22,500 additional for-profit childcare spaces over the next three years. The province will be working with operators to finalize the details for opening up the private spaces.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The University of Alberta and Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) are planning to recruit 20 new researchers in artificial intelligence at the U of A. Amii is investing $30M over the next five years in support of the initiative, with a special focus on next-generation science in health, energy, and Indigenous initiatives in health and humanities.

      ualberta.ca
    • Obsidian Energy Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital program for development and exploration of $260M to $270M that includes drilling 40 production wells and six exploration/ appraisal wells. An additional $26M to $28M is planned for decommissioning expenditures.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • WalmartCanada is hiring for more than 200 positions in Edmonton this month, including opticians, department managers, and merchandising store associates. In addition to Walmart's announcement, numerous other employers including municipal governments, engineering firms and post-secondary institutions in the greater Edmonton area are hiring for a variety of technical and non-technical positions.

      dailyhive.com
    • Evraz North America will be laying off approximately 30 workers at the company's pipe mill in Camrose as part of a larger layoff across the company. The layoffs are temporary and employees have recall rights. 

      cbc.ca
    • X-Energy is establishing an office in Alberta and working with Invest Alberta towards the construction of small modular nuclear reactors. X-energy estimates that the delivery of a four-unit plant in Alberta would create up to 3,800 full-time jobs, most of which would be located in Alberta. Direct and indirect jobs would include local contractors, service providers, supply chain and trades.

      businesswire.com
    • The 4th Meridian Brewing Company is hiring staff as it looks to expand its operations in Lloydminster to a new facility. 4th Meridian is planning to add craft beer brands from Ribstone Creek brewing following the purchase of all Ribstone's assets, brands and recipes.

      meridiansource.ca
    • Lloydminster Co-operative is building a new car wash that includes both automatic and wand wash bays, a pet wash, and a small convenience store. Construction is expected to start in early 2023 with the opening planned in 2024.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • The Calgary Board of Education and Kindred Connections Society will place up to 12 counsellors in targeted schools over the next several months thanks to $2.4M over two years from Alberta Education’s mental health pilot project.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.8M over three years to Oxford House in Calgary to support medical detoxification and residential addiction pre-treatment housing. The funding will create 240 additional recovery spaces annually.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M to the City of Calgary and the Calgary Downtown Association to support projects that will further revitalize the city’s downtown core and also address concerns around safety in the area.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing the City of Edmonton with $4M to invest in the city’s downtown core. The government is also providing $1M to support the Edmonton Downtown Business Association’s marketing initiatives to attract people and businesses.

      alberta.ca
    • FreshCo has opened a discount grocery store in Red Deer in the former Sobeys-owned downtown Safeway, which closed its doors in April 2022.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Bistro 1882, a restaurant in Okotoks, is permanently closing at the end of February 2023 after 12 years of operation.

      okotoksonline.com
    • Lethbridge College is offering the Introduction to the Trades Dual Credit Pathway Program. As part of the program, students review theory online and then visit the Lethbridge College campus for hands-on training in 12 different trades under the direction of the Centre for Trades faculty.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Edmonton-based Nanoprecise Sci Corp is planning to expand further in the United States and is starting to enter the European market following a recent US$10M funding round. Nanoprecise, which uses artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things) technology to improve the efficiency of industrial equipment, has customers in more than 30 countries, with about 30% of it’s business in India.

      news
    • Sport Chek and its partner company Atmosphere are closing their location in Edmonton City Centre Mall effective March 12, 2023. The company did not disclose a reason for the closure or any information about a potential relocation of the store.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Th Government of Alberta is providing $46.3M to modernize the Bellerose Composite High School in St. Albert. The modernization plans to add permanent classroom space and also address the school’s leaky roof, overheated classrooms, outdated bathrooms, and aging portables.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • The Government of Alberta and Athabasca University (AU) have reached a funding agreement pledging to bring about 30 more jobs to the town where the school is headquartered, within three years.

      universityaffairs.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1M to explore the development of two regional medical training centres in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. The funds will be used by the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Northwestern Polytechnic to support collaborative planning.

      alberta.ca
    • Imperial Oil Ltd. is going ahead with a $720M project to build a renewable diesel facility at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton. It will be the largest facility of its kind in Canada upon its expected completion in 2025. The project will create about 600 direct construction jobs.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is seeking proponents to develop hydrogen fuelling stations owned and operated by the private sector. The expression of interest is focused on the heavy-duty transportation sectors because they are the most likely to be early adopters of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

      alberta.ca
    • Plant Plus, which produces compostable straws using a novel plant-fibre polymer, is planning to boost production by a factor of eight after it moves to an upgraded facility in the Edmonton region. The new site is expected to be operational in June 2023.

      news
    • Westbridge Renewable Energy Corporation is moving forward with the Red Willow solar energy project located in Stettler County No. 6. The project, currently making its way through stakeholder consultations and the regulatory process, will consist of a solar array on private land and a battery energy storage system.

      newswire.ca
    • Maximum Hearing, a hearing aid retailer with stores in Hanna and Three Hills, has opened a new location in Drumheller.

      drumhelleronline.com
  • Week of 2023-01-23 to 2023-01-27
    • The Cold Lake Region has recently added eight doctors to three clinics in the region, including family physicians and specialists in surgery and anaesthesiology.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • Calgary Co-op is closing two grocery stores in the city on March 8, 2023 due to economic reasons. Co-op will be working closely with employee unions to keep and re-allocate employees who would like to remain with the company.

      globalnews.ca
    • Tres Carnales Rostizado, a Mexican food restaurant in Edmonton, is closing permanently on January 31, 2023.

      eatnorth.com
    • Heart River Housing is planning to start construction in May 2023 on the $11.5M Villa Beausejour seniors’ lodge expansion in Falher. The lodge project has doubled to 20 enhanced living units from the original 10 units due to housing demand in the region.

      southpeacenews.com
    • Greenfield Global Inc., a manufacturer and distibutor of industrial alcohols, is receiving $2M from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for an agricultural waste-to-clean fuel project in collaboration with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering.

      globenewswire.com
    • Paramedic students in programs across the province are experiencing difficulties in accessing work placements or practicums as part of their training. Post-secondary programs for primary care and advanced care paramedics have mandatory workplace training components known as practicums, where students work on ambulances and in hospitals while under the supervision of an experienced professional.

      cbc.ca
    • School districts around the province are launching mental health pilot projects that are a collaboration between mental health service providers and local school authorities. The Government of Alberta has approved 60 projects as part of a $40M two-year initiative with a second call for proposals closing on January 31, 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • The Town of Peace River is planning to issue tenders for engineering design of a concrete or sheet pile dam for flood mitigation in the town. The estimated total cost of the dam project is between $10.1M and $17.3M, depending on the chosen design.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • The Lloydminster Construction Association (LCA) and its partners are bringing back the popular Bi-Provincial Try-A-Trade on April 26, 2023, after a three-year hiatus. The event offers a chance for hundreds of regional students to consider careers in 51 designated trades with seven industries represented.

      meridiansource.ca
    • Parks Canada is hiring for lifeguards and cashiers at Miette Hot Springs, located in Jasper National Park. The positions run from April to October 2023 and the closing application date for both is February 24, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is planning to start construction this summer on a $250,000 public observatory. The observatory will host free events open to amateur astronomers and first-time star-gazers with completion planned for 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. (KEC) is planning to build a 170-megawatt solar project southwest of Sylvan Lake. The $320M solar farm will be linked to the province’s electrical grid by a 138-kilovolt transmission line. Pending regulatory approval, construction could begin this fall with completion and commercial operation expected in 2024.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Alphabet Inc.’s research lab DeepMind is closing its Edmonton office. The Edmonton office was the only DeepMind site not housed within a Google-managed office. Impacted engineers and researchers will be offered the option to relocate to other offices but those in various organizational infrastructure roles will be laid off.

      financialpost.com
    • The federal government is providing $71M for nine Parks Canada projects in Alberta and BC to improve infrastructure and visitor safety. The projects include road paving and structural improvements, water and wastewater projects and work on regional geohazrds along highways. All of the projects are expected to be completed by 2025.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. is adding US$81M to its 2023 capital plan, bringing the new total to US$181M, following the recent acquisition of Ridgeback Resources Inc. The Ridgeback addition brings an expanded asset base to Saturn in Saskatchewan and new production in Alberta, along with 700 drilling locations.

      saturnoil.com
    • The Government of Alberta is contracting with Canadian Surgery Solutions to provide 3,000 orthopedic surgeries in Calgary. The surgical facilities are operated by Clearpoint Health Network, a company which provides surgeries for public-health authorities across Canada.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is holding hiring events in Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray during January and February. VPD is open to both new recruits and experienced officers.

      dailyhive.com
    • Alberta-based Arrow Technology Group is building out new high-speed internet infrastructure to 20 First Nations and Métis Settlements and four rural communities around the province following an $8.1M agreement with the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

      newswire.ca
    • Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) has opened a new service centre in Lethbridge and is funding 18 projects with $11.2M. The projects cover a range of sectors from agriculture to tourism, education and arts, and are expected to support 230 jobs.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding support for post-secondary students with disabilities to include those with persistent or prolonged disabilities. An additional 5,200 students will receive support under new changes to the Grant for Students with Disabilities.

      alberta.ca
    • Green Impact Partners (GIP) is planning to start construction on a $1.2B plant near Calgary that will use non-food-grade waste wheat to produce renewable natural gas, ethanol and cattle feed. Approximately 800 jobs will be created during two years of construction with the opening scheduled for 2025. GIP has committed to using local engineering, construction and environmental firms for the project.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary Transit is hiring 400 transit operators, with plans to hire an additional 400 by the end of the 2023. It’s also looking for eight journeyperson 1 level truck and transport technicians to keep buses and trains running, and more Peace Officers.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Commercial and residential builders with the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) are struggling to find enough workers to keep up with development demands. CCA estimates that there are 3,000 to 4,000 construction job vacancies in the Calgary region.

      globalnews.ca
    • Birchcliff Energy Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital program of $260M to $280M along with drilling 23 wells and bringing 32 wells on production during the year. As part of its five-year plan to 2027, Birchcliff intends to increase its rate of drilling in 2024 and 2025 with a goal of 182 wells brought on production over the period.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Health Services has resumed all regular services at Rotary Flames House (RFH) in Calgary during the week of January 16, 2023. AHS temporarily paused respite care admissions at the Rotary Flames House in early December 2022, and redeployed staff to assist in supporting patients at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

      globalnews.ca
    • Calgary-based Benevity, a software subscription company, has laid off 137 employees immediately as of January 18, 2023. The company did not disclose the locations of the affected employees.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is fast-tracking more international immigrant applications for permanent residency if newcomers have close family ties in the province. The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program will allocate one-quarter of its express entry stream nominations to those with skills and experience in high-demand jobs who also have an immediate family member in Alberta, such as a parent, a child, or a sibling.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Postmedia Inc. is moving 12 of its Alberta community newspapers to digital-only formats, eyeing more outsourcing deals for printing, laying off workers and selling the home of the Calgary Herald. Postmedia is also going to move employees to remote work on a permanent basis, except for markets like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-01-16 to 2023-01-20
    • The Jewel Theatre, a 70 year old single screen theater in Stettler, is up for sale. The current owners attributed the sale, in part, to difficulties recruiting and retaining staff, even with higher pay rates.

      bashawstar.com
    • NuVista Energy Ltd. is ramping up its three rig drilling program across its operating areas following a break at the end of December 2022. Numerous wells and completions are planned in the first half of 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is adding 20 new ambulances to reduce EMS wait times, with the rollout expected to begin in spring 2023 in Edmonton and Calgary. The province is also contracting out non-emergency transfers between facilities in Edmonton and Calgary.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $50,000 to the Town of Peace River for its West Side Active Transportation Plan. The funding will support planning and preliminary engineering work to expand infrastructure for cycling, hiking, and the use of human-powered or hybrid mobility aids such as wheelchairs and electric scooters.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal and provincial governments are jointly providing approximately $12.74M to support the development of hydrogen infrastructure, technology and increased training opportunities in Edmonton. The federal money is expected to support 1,600 jobs.

      newswire.ca
    • Mejuri, a Toronto-based jewelry brand, is opening a store in Chinook Centre in Calgary on January 20, 2023. The store also features a piercing studio that is a private spa-like space.

      dailyhive.com
    • Global Helium Corp. has increased its land holdings in southern Alberta and has partnered with Perpetual Energy Inc. with plans to drill two wells by the end of 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • Rubellite Energy Inc. is planning to drill seven wells at its Figure Lake play south of Boyle during the first quarter of 2023. Four to six exploration wells are also planned before spring breakup in more northern areas of the company's land holdings.

      secureserver.net
    • The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is partnering with TELUS to create artifical intelligence tools to help manage networks and improve reliability. The five-year partnership aims to detect and react to network events, helping avert service outages.

      globenewswire.com
    • Construction is underway on a vacant 10-storey office building in downtown Calgary to convert it into a residential building with 112 units. The $38M conversion is partially funded by the City of Calgary's Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program.

      cbc.ca
    • Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital program of $46M, an increase of $35M from previous estimates. The additional funding will be used to increase the inventory of high-performance drilling technology to supply robust demand for Cathedral's services in both Canada and the US.

      newswire.ca
    • GreenCells IndyGen Alberta, a joint German-Australian-UK consortium, has applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission for permits to build the Estuary Solar Power Plant array near McNeill. Pending regulatory approval, construction is scheduled to begin in early 2024 and be complete later that year.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • A German documentary film crew is in Medicine Hat working on show titled "Alberta Alert". The film, which follows local firefighters as they work in winter conditions, will be completed in Germany and shown on the Discovery Channel in Europe.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is temporarily reducing emergency department operating hours and closing 10 acute care beds at Oyen’s Big Country Hospital due to a lack of nursing staff. AHS did not release a timeline for the duration of the cutbacks.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • WestJet is adding three additional daily flights between Calgary and Saskatoon, and one new daily flight between Calgary and Regina, to its existing schedules, starting February 16, 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • Tourmaline Oil Corp., Canada's largest natural gas producer, is planning a 2023 capital program of $1.675B that includes $100M to drill approximately 15 exploration wells and for seismic expenditures and follow up land sale activity.

      prismic.io
    • Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors is planning to issue requests to tender to develop and operate up to 18 highway rest-stop sites across the province. Construction on the rest stops is expected to begin in 2024.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Calgary-based OndeWork Inc. is expanding its platform to a limited number of construction companies and individuals looking for work in Edmonton and Vancouver. OndeWork connects workers with companies that need low-skilled work tasks completed. Individuals can earn income while being evaluated for permanent positions.

      financialpost.com
    • Tres Carnales, a Mexican food restaurant in downtown Edmonton, permanently closed on January 14, 2023 after 12 years in operation.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Jasper Place Wellness Centre (JPWC) has opened the Bridge Healing Transitional Accommodation Program in Edmonton with funding from Alberta Health Services. The 36-bed transitional housing project has housing caseworkers available on site to help residents navigate external supports.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Paramount Resources Ltd. is increasing its 2023 planned abandonment and reclamation expenditures by $10M, bringing the new total to $55M, to further reduce the number of inactive and suspended wells.

      mediaroom.com
    • InPlay Oil Corp. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $75M to $80M that includes drilling and completing 17-18 wells along with building and upgrading two operated gas facilities.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to redesign portions of the Alberta Legislature grounds in Edmonton supported by a combined $20M in provincial and federal funding. Construction expected to start in spring 2023, with completion in 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools board has decided to permanently close École Father Jan on June 30, 2023 and relocate the elementary school students to other schools in the district. The board is also seeking government money through its capital plan to demolish the 67-year old Father Jan building.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • Paddy McSwiggins, a pub in Fort McMurray, closed permanently on December 24, 2022, after 24 years in business. The owner partially attributed the closure to high commercial rent on the property. Some of the former staff have been offered jobs by other local restaurants and bars.

      dailyheraldtribune.com
    • Indigo Exploration Inc. is planning to start a comprehensive well sampling program in the first quarter of 2023 on its permitted acreages to evaluate the lithium brine quality. The land base contains over 700 wells in various states from producing to abandoned.

      stockhouse.com
    • Exus Management Partners has been selected by IKEA owner Ingka Investments to provide asset management services for two wind farms in the province, Oldman 2 and Wintering Hills. The five-year initial term will bring highly technical expertise to the projects.

      renews.biz
    • The Government of Canada is providing $25.5M through PrairiesCan to 15 businesses in Calgary across the health, digital technology, clean energy and manufacturing sectors. The funding is expected to create more than 800 jobs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Hudson’s Bay Co. is opening Zellers locations inside existing The Bay stores in Edmonton, Calgary and Medicine Hat in early 2023 as part of a nationwide rollout of 25 Zellers stores.

      edmontonsun.com
    • Solartility Inc., a Calgary based electricity retailer, is launching Alberta’s first 100% green energy virtual power plant. Solartility is providing homes and building owners with a zero-down leasing option for a complete solar, storage, and EV charger system -- installed, and managed by Solartility’s AI and cloud-based software.

      einnews.com
    • Calgary-based Westbridge Renewable Energy is planning to increase the solar capacity of its Sunnynook solar-plus-storage facility, near Brooks, from 236 MW to 330 MW. The 200 MWh battery component to the system remains unchanged. Sunnynook plans to submit an application for construction and operation of the facility by the end of Q1 2023 to the Alberta Utility Commission.

      pv-magazine-usa.com
    • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta is offering accelerated certification for international medical graduates in family medicine, general practitioners and specialists from select countries in a bid to help relieve the chronic shortage of doctors across the province.

      cbc.ca
    • Summit Nanotech Corp., a Calgary based lithium extraction technology company, is planning to add employees to reach a total staff of 100 by the end of 2023. Summit recently raised $67M to support the growth of its technology.

      calgaryherald.com
  • Week of 2022-12-19 to 2023-01-06
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global engineering company, will design the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s key section between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The US$41M project covers 33.9 miles, includes 40 structures and will take about two years to complete. Stantec will provide design work, mapping and other technical services for the project.

      globenewswire.com
    • French renewable energy developer Neoen International has started construction on the 93 MW Fox Coulee Solar Farm in Starland County. The $120M project is scheduled for commissioning in the first quarter of 2024. Upon completion, the project will sell power via power purchase agreements (PPAs), but also partly to the local electricity market.

      pv-magazine.com
    • Portage College is expanding its trades programs with funding for select trades over the next three years from the provincial government. Trained heavy equipment operators and heavy-duty mechanics are in high demand in the region.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • 7-Eleven Canada has expanded its licensed restaurant program in Alberta with a new location in Calgary that offers dine-in and take-out service for food and beer, wine and coolers.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Pathways Alliance, a consortium of oil sands producers, is starting field work this winter for a detailed assessment of a proposed geological carbon storage hub in Alberta. The group recently finalized a Carbon Sequestration Evaluation Agreement with the Government of Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Rose and Crown, a restaurant and pub in Calgary's Beltline District, closed permanently on December 22, 2022 after almost 37 years in business.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Yangarra Resources Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital program of $125M that includes the drilling of 33 wells which will keep one drilling rig fully utilized for the year. Yangarra closed out 2022 with 6 drilled but uncompleted wells and expects to complete 14 wells in the first quarter of 2023.

      yangarra.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) plans to divert some patients from ambulances to a fleet of alternative transportation options, including retrofitted vans. This will result in an estimated 15 per cent of resources, or approximately 70 paramedics province wide being freed up, based on a recent pilot program.

      cbc.ca
    • UK-based i3 Energy is planning a 2023 capital budget of US$64.05M that includes drilling 23 wells across its operating areas in Alberta and regularly scheduled facility turnarounds. Approximately 67% of the funds are budgeted for the second half of 2023 with new well completions and connections prior to the winter season.

      brighterir.com
    • Calgary-based FLINT Corp. has booked $146M in new contracts and renewals during December 2022. The work covers a range of services in fabrication, construction, maintenance, turnarounds and exchanger services. Approximately 38% of the work will be executed in 2023 with the balance scheduled for 2024-2025.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $26M to support social services across the province - $24M for the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program and $2M to disability service providers to help with increasing operational costs such as utilities and insurance.

      alberta.ca
    • The County of Barrhead is participating in the Rural Renewal Stream program. The program enables rural communities with less than 100,000 people to attract and retain immigrants by working with local employers and settlement-providing organizations to offer employment and support services, including housing and language training.

      townandcountrytoday.com
    • Edmonton-based Copperstone Technologies, an engineering firm specializing in robots used in hazardous site inspection, has secured a combined US$5.8M from Boston-based WindSail Capital Group and the province of Alberta.

      prnewswire.com
    • The federal and provincial governments are jointly providing $25.5M for a range of infrastructure upgrades across Alberta. The work includes roofs, plumbing, light fixtures and fire doors at some provincial buildings and 13 culvert replacements and rehabilitations on some roadways.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is opening applications for financial support for rural broadband connectivity under the $36M Alberta Broadband Fund (ABF). Additional application intakes will open in early 2023 to support other remote households and communities that did not otherwise qualify.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of cellular concrete products, has booked $9.9M in new contracts and a commitment of $4.4M in other projects. The contracts cover geotechnical and tunnel infrastructure projects across North America.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Mustard Seed Prairie Manor, a $10.9M supportive housing facility, has opened in Edmonton. Staff are on-site 24 hours a day and residents receive a range of services through referrals and visits.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Maclab Development Group has purchased Mill Woods Town Centre, a shopping mall in southeast Edmonton, with plans for redevelopment and infill housing on the site.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Alberta Innovates has provided a further $900,000 in funding to support Acceleware’s RF XL pilot project at Marwayne. Following completion of the heating well workover program, currently in progress, Acceleware expects to resume heating operations and further testing.

      globenewswire.com
    • Hemisphere Energy Corporation is adding $2M to its 2022 capital program to drill two wells originally planned for Q1 2023. Both wells, located in the in the Atlee Buffalo area, are expected to be completed and brought online in January 2023.

      boereport.com
    • Surge Energy Inc. is planning to spend $175M in capital in 2023 on property, plants and equipment. Surge has also identified a development drilling inventory of over 45 unbooked locations, following a recent crude oil asset acquisition.

      boereport.com
    • Imperial is planning a 2023 capital program of $1.7B that includes the Strathcona Renewable Diesel project, near Edmonton, and the first phase of Cold Lake Grand Rapids project. Production is expected to increase at the Kearl oil sands facility due to technological improvements at the site.

      boereport.com
    • Numerous restaurants have closed permanently in Calgary over the fall 2022 period. The closures included traditional restaurants, a cat café and a 100% plant-based bistro and market.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $2M for The Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) program. NRED will help deliver business supports and support labour force growth. Approved applicants are eligible to receive between $20,000 and $200,000 per project.

      alberta.ca
    • Bonterra Energy Corp. is planning a 2023 capital program of $120M to $125M with around 85 percent of the budget allocated to the drilling and completion of new wells, and recompletions of existing wells. Approximately $5.0M to$6.0M will be used for abandonment and reclamation projects for inactive wells, along with pipelines and facilities in 2023.

      boereport.com
    • Mphasis, a global technology company, is receiving up to $7M from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund over four years. The funding will help recruit and hire 560 people, and enhance work-integrated learning opportunities for up to 100 students.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Toronto-based Porter Airlines is launching two daily round-trip flights between Calgary and Toronto starting February 22, 2023.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Pieridae Energy Limited is planning a 2023 sustaining capital budget of $50M to $55M. The program is focused on a five-week turnaround at the company’s Waterton deep-cut, sour gas processing facility, which is scheduled for late in the third quarter 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is adding 80 apprenticeship seats at Northwestern Polytechnic in Grande Prairie and Fairview in heavy equipment technician, industrial mechanic (millwright), electrician and automotive service technician programs.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2022-12-12 to 2022-12-16
    • The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has partnered with the Canadian Blockchain Consortium to develop courses that guide students through a new generation of high-demand Web3 and blockchain skills. Blockchain for Financial Services covers important use cases for blockchain technologies, including the metaverse, decentralized finance, and the expanding universe of tokens.

      datadriveninvestor.com
    • Sultan Management Group (SMG) Builders has purchased the former A&W lot and the adjacent building in downtown Fort McMurray with plans for a medical clinic that includes offices for physicians and a pharmacy.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Hot Shots Films and Factory Film Studio are shooting Red Pine City, a chase action drama movie, in Fort Saskatchewan. Production started on November 7, 2022 and is expected to continue for several months with the studio aiming for a fall 2023 release for the film.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
    • The City of Medicine Hat has started work at the site of some aging gas wells. The wells are privately owned and the final abandonment work by private contractors is expected in 2023.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $63M to increase access to addiction services and supports in Edmonton over the next two years, and $19M has been allocated to combat homelessness in the city. The Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force will help direct the funding that will include expanding medical detox services and creating harm reduction and recovery outreach teams.

      alberta.ca
    • Byte Hub, a gaming centre, has opened in Slave Lake. The centre offers board or video games, virtual reality games and food. The space is also available for rent for private functions.

      lakesideleader.com
    • Opulence Management Corp., a real-estate development and management firm, is planning to start construction in early 2023 on the $270M Fort Saskatchewan Common development. The 20-acre site is expected to host a mix of office, shopping and retail space with completion in four to five years.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing a $2.5M grant to the Pilgrims Hospice Society, which runs the 12-bed Roozen Family Hospice Centre in west Edmonton. The grant will cover nearly half of the hospice’s annual operating costs, which are currently covered through donations.

      edmontonsun.com
    • Glenora Park, a retirement living residence jointly developed by ONE Properties and Revera Inc., has opened in Edmonton. The facility includes multiple restaurant-style dining venues, a fitness centre and saltwater pool, arts and crafts studio, theatre, library and games room, golf simulator, salon and spa, and personalized services.

      globenewswire.com
    • Hong Kong-based IXON Food Technology is opening a $10M pilot packaging innovation company in Edmonton to produce four tonnes of packaged meat daily, which IXON expects to increase to 20 tonnes per day and beyond once a full commercial line is in place. Initially, the facility is expected to have 20 employees.  

      globenewswire.com
    • Toronto-based Porter Airlines is launching new jet service to Edmonton starting on February 14, 2023. Connecting flights with Ottawa and Montreal will also be available.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Loblaw Companies Ltd. is opening four additional pharmacist-led healthcare clinics in Alberta, following the first location in Lethbridge. The clinics will be located in traditionally underserviced areas of the province - Fort Saskatchewan, Brooks, Red Deer and Edson - and will offer a range of healthcare services to patients, including assessment and treatment of common ailments and injuries.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $750,000 over three years to the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society for continuing work to preserve the park and expand programming. The investment will also allow the group to hire project staff, and incorporate field monitoring and visitor information data into projects.

      calgaryherald.com
    • US-based Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of flexible capital solutions for renewable energy developers, is providing a loan to Westbridge Renewable Energy Corp. with a maximum of the U.S. dollar equivalent of $4,830,000 Canadian dollars. The loan will support the 278 MW Georgetown Solar project in southern Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Enmax Power has started construction on a $200M project to rebuild the 110-year-old No. 1 substation in downtown Calgary. Enmax expects that the new substation will be operating by early 2025.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Canadian North, Canada’s Arctic Airline, is launching daily nonstop Boeing 737 jet service between Yellowknife and Calgary starting on February 14, 2023. The airline is also increasing the frequency of its jet service between Edmonton and Yellowknife.

      canadiannorth.com
    • Shasta Care Community, a $45M seniors care facility has opened in Edmonton. Shasta has 162 new designated supportive living spaces over five floors, 90 of which are specially designed for supporting individuals with dementia. Residents also have access to a 24/7 healthcare team that includes licensed practical nurses and health care aides to assist with daily activities of living.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is assuming control of the $1.4B Calgary Cancer Centre now that construction is complete. AHS is preparing the hospital for clinical services, including installing equipment and furniture, and training staff.

      alberta.ca
    • Pembina Pipeline Corporation is planning a 2023 capital program of $730M, with $480M dedicated to its Pipelines Division primarily to continue with construction of the Phase VIII Peace Pipeline Expansion and reactivation of the Nipisi Pipeline in Q4 2023. Nipisi will serve customers in the rapidly growing Clearwater oil play in northern Alberta.

      boereport.com
    • Crew Energy Inc. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $230M to $250M that includes drilling approximately 18 new wells, completing 19 wells and the construction of 20km of pipelines and gas related infrastructure projects. Longer term, Crew is budgeting $1.4B to $1.5B in its four-year capital plan out to 2026.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $55M over three years for the new Affordable Housing Partnership Program. The program is targeting partners to develop housing for seniors, families, individuals with low incomes, developmental disabilities, physical challenges, victims of violence, and others. 

      alberta.ca
    • Gasia Energy Partners Ltd. has applied with the Alberta Energy Regulator for permitting to build a 60,000 barrel per day diluent recovery unit (DRU), Homestead DRU, near Bruderheim. Gasia expects project approval in second-quarter 2023, construction start in August 2023, and the plant to be operational November 2024. Recovered diluent will be sold and reused in Canada.

      www.ogj.com
    • Athabasca Oil Corporation is planning a 2023 capital program of approximately $145M, with $120M directed towards its Thermal Oil operations at Leismer, north of Conklin, and $25M for Light Oil operations. Drilling for new wells is planned for its Placid operations south of Grande Prairie starting in Q1 2023 with completions and tie-in to follow in the summer.

      globenewswire.com
    • Eavor Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based geothermal energy developer, is partnering with Deep Energy Capital to finance at least five projects, requiring up to €1B (Euros) in Europe and North America. The five closed loop projects using Eavor technology are expected to run for at least 30 years.

      globenewswire.com
    • Air Canada is planning to stop direct flights to Calgary from Regina and Saskatoon on January 16, 2023. Saskatchewan residents will still be able to fly to Calgary, but only via other destinations, such as Vancouver.

      cbc.ca
    • Baytex Energy Corp. is planning a 2023 exploration and development program of $575M to $650M with approximately 65% allocated to its light oil operations in Canada and the US. Baytex expects to spend about 35% of the funds on its heavy oil assets in Alberta.

      boereport.com
  • Week of 2022-12-05 to 2022-12-09
    • Calgary-based Eguana Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of high performance residential and commercial energy storage systems, has received an additional $15M in micro inverter orders. Shipments are expected to start in January with complete fulfillment expected over the next two quarters.

      globenewswire.com
    • Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services has graduated 10 new recruits from its 2022 class. The city requires that applicants to the program, at a minimum, must be a primary care paramedic while some of the new grads are advanced care paramedics.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • Numerous new solar projects in southern Alberta, that collectively could generate about one gigawatt (GW) of power, are working their way through the regulatory process with expectations that some will start construction by summer 2023. Some of the projects include onsite battery storage systems and substation construction.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Westlock County is expecting to start work in 2023 on a $1.44M construction project on Highway 44 in front of the Westlock County Industrial Park, following a 50-50 cost-share agreement with Alberta Transportation. The project includes entrance and exit lanes to the park, a traffic light and construction of a service road.

      townandcountrytoday.com
    • Parkland Corp., a Calgary-based fuel retailer, is doubling the size of its electrical vehicle charging network, from a previously announced 25 ultra-fast charging stations, to 50 stations. The locations will be capable of charging most electric vehicle models within 20 to 30 minutes and will be located across the company's existing Chevron and On The Run retail portfolio in BC and Alberta.

      parkland.ca
    • Gibson Energy is planning to spend $100M to $125M in growth capital in 2023, and an additional $30M to $35M in replacement expenditures. Gibson's operations are focused around its core terminal assets located at Hardisty and Edmonton, Alberta, and include the Moose Jaw (SK) Facility and an infrastructure position in the U.S.

      prnewswire.com
    • Cenovus Energy Inc. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $4.0B to $4.5B that includes $2.2B to $2.4B for its oil sands operations in northern Alberta and its thermal operations at Lloydminster. Projects in its downstream sector include work at the Lloydminster Refinery.

      globenewswire.com
    • Canfor Corporation is temporarily reducing its Canadian production due to very weak market conditions through curtailments at all solid wood facilities in B.C. and Alberta. The curtailments will start to be implemented on December 19, 2022 and will range from one to four weeks in duration. In Alberta, Canfor has operations in Grande Prairie, Fox Creek, Whitecourt and Acheson.

      newswire.ca
    • FLINT Corp. (formerly ClearStream Energy Services Inc.) has booked approximately $115M in new contract awards and renewals during November 2022. Approximately 50% of the work will be executed in 2022-2023 with the balance scheduled for 2024-2025.

      globenewswire.com
    • Pulse Oil Corp has received Final Approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to move forward with the company’s Bigoray Enhanced Oil Recovery project, located in West Central Alberta. Initial work on the project is expected to start on December 7, 2022.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is partnering with regional governments to fund $7M in work to further irrigation expansion in the east-central region. Planning for the irrigation project over the next 24 months will include preliminary engineering design and environmental and regulatory considerations.

      alberta.ca
    • WestJet is launching non-stop service from the Calgary International Airport to Japan, using its Boeing Dreamliner 787 fleet, starting on April 30, 2023. WestJet is also adding service to Barcelona and Edinburgh and increasing the frequency of flights to Dublin, Rome, London and Paris.

      calgaryherald.com
    • WestJet has formed a three-year partnership with Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) to highlight Indigenous tourism and travel businesses and support employment growth. WestJet and ITA see increased opportunities due to incoming tourist traffic as the airline expands its international flight network.

      newswire.ca
    • Henry Singer Fashion Group, an Edmonton-based luxury mens fashion retailer, is opening a new multi-million dollar headquarters in ICE District's Stantec Tower in the downtown core.

      newswire.ca
    • The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has passed a 2023 capital budget of $136M and an operating budget of $468M. The funding includes more than $1.8M to hire six new RCMP officers and four new bylaw officers. Planned construction projects include $39.7M for public works and $23M for road maintenance, among other projects.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Numerous Good Earth Coffeehouses are expected to open in 2023 in the greater Edmonton area. Good Earth signed an agreement in October with Indigo Books to take over 25 former Starbucks locations in Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • The City of Wetaskiwin has decided that the Manuk Centre, a recreation facility with a pool, will remain closed on Sunday due to an ongoing shortage of lifeguards. The city first approved a reduction in service in October 2022. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a province-wide lifeguard shortage, particularly in rural communities.

      pipestoneflyer.ca
    • Bro’s To Go, a breakfast sandwich counter-service restaurant, opened a new location in Calgary on December 10, 2022.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $270,000 to create five new micro-credential programs at five post-secondary institutions around the province. The new programs are in energy, technology, software development and finance.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal government has approved the West Path Delivery expansion to TC Energy’s NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) pipeline system in Alberta. The project will create more than 1,160 full-time jobs in Alberta during construction and contribute roughly $180M to the province’s economy. Construction is scheduled to start in Q1 2023, with an anticipated in-service date of November 1, 2023.

      financialpost.com
    • Sky Sustainable and Green Energy Corp. are planning a 47 megawatt (MW) solar project on private property near Castor. Pending regulatory approval and funding, the project is anticipated to start construction in October 2023 with an in-service date of June 2024.

      stettlerindependent.com
    • The City of Calgary has contracted with Iconic Power Systems to repair burnt-out street lights in the city, taking over the service from Enmax. The cost of Iconic’s contract which is similar to the previous one with Enmax, about $5M a year, will be reviewed annually.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing early childhood educators with a one-time payment and wage top-up to help recruit and retain staff. The province is also increasing the existing top-ups by up to two dollars per hour starting in January 2023.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2.85M to Siwin Foods, an Edmonton-based food processor, to support its construction of a new $53.85M manufacturing facility. The project will create 50 permanent positions and 50 temporary jobs during construction.

      alberta.ca
    • GoodLeaf Farms, an indoor farming operation based in Guelph, Ontario, is building a vertical farm in Calgary to produce lettuce and microgreens. GoodLeaf recently raised $150M from McCain Foods Ltd. and the agriculture investing arm of Quebec insurance giant Power Corp. to expand its operations.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Edmonton is spending $7.5M for 209 temporary emergency shelter spaces operated by the Jasper Place Wellness Centre. The 24/7 emergency shelter, to be operated in partnership with the Tallcree Tribal Government, will have 150 congregate living spaces and 59 private rooms.

      cbc.ca
    • Flair Airlines is launching service to Tucson, Arizona from Fort McMurray International Airport beginning November 30, 2022. Flair will offer a direct flight to the Arizona capital, starting with twice weekly service.

      mymcmurray.com
    • Graham Construction has been contracted to build a major interchange at Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 65th Avenue south of Edmonton. The $112M interchange will be cost-shared by the Government of Alberta and the City of Leduc. Construction is expected to start in late 2022, support more than 660 jobs and be complete within three years.

      alberta.ca
    • The Calgary Municipal Land Corp. and the Calgary Stampede are partnering with Matthews Southwest Hospitality to build a 220-room hotel for the expanded BMO Centre. The facility will include four restaurants and bars, a fitness centre and 11,000 square feet of meeting space.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Air Canada’s Rouge airline is launching non-stop, year-round, three days a week flights from Fort McMurray to Montreal beginning June 20, 2023. This is the first time in the airport history that there will be direct flights to Montreal.

      mymcmurray.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is extending the temporary closure of 10 out of 34 acute care inpatient beds at the Peace River Community Health Centre until the anticipated date of January 30, 2023, due to staff shortages. The bed closure has been in place since June 13, 2022. AHS says the beds may re-open earlier if staffing levels permit.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched a new 12-month Health Care Aide (HCA) training program that allows residents of rural and remote communities to earn money while working towards their certification. AHS covers the cost of tuition if participants commit to work in the position for 24 months.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $425M to $475M that includes $225M to $255M to drill approximately 91 wells. Tamarack also plans to spend approximately $20M to partner on construction of an oil terminal project that will provide pipeline transport to Edmonton.

      newswire.ca
  • Week of 2022-11-28 to 2022-12-02
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $15M over three years for addiction and mental health services through the 211 system. 211 runs through a call centre that helps connect people with other virtual supports, such as Kids Help Phone and the Addiction and Mental Health Helpline.

      alberta.ca
    • The Edmonton and Calgary airports are back to hiring staff, after substantially cutting their workforces during the COVID pandemic, as passenger numbers increase. Service employees are also returning as restaurants and other airport businesses reopen.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Calgary is planning to start the preparations for renovations to Bridgeland Place in mid-2023, once the building is vacant. The city recently approved $53.5M towards the estimated $109M-cost to redevelop the City-owned property.

      calgary.ca
    • The Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 is laying off 14 employees in Peerless and Trout Lake effective December 31, 2022.

      lakesideleader.com
    • DriveThru, an Edmonton-based mental wellness company, is opening a brick-and-mortar location, DriveThru Studio, and hiring psychologists and a social worker. The Studio space is set to open to the public in February 2023, with appointments starting in January.

      news
    • Spartan Delta Corp. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $430M that will fund the drilling of approximately 42 wells across its core areas in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Canadian Natural Resources Limited is planning a 2023 capital budget of $5.2B that includes approximately $4.2B in base capital and approximately $1.0B in strategic growth capital. The funding is for projects across the company portfolio including approximately $430M for abandonment and reclamation activities.

      boereport.com
    • The City of Calgary has approved $10M for construction of a new indoor shooting range for the Calgary Police Service as part of the city's 2023 capital budget. The timeline for construction and operations has not been released.

      cbc.ca
    • Irricana Power Generation, a privately held corporation, is building a 6.2 megawatt solar photovoltaic project near the Town of Irricana. Completion of the project and connection to the Alberta electrical grid is expected by the end of 2022.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Lacombe has awarded a contract to IMC Construction Ltd. for $127,600 for the 45 Street Pedestrian Bridge project. Construction will be completed by the end of September 2023.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Town of Okotoks is planning to add one additional RCMP officer each year from 2023-2025, increase the number of firefighters and find a permanent deputy fire chief following approval of its 2023 budget. The town also approved $10.16M in new capital projects.

      okotoksonline.com
    • The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission is investigating staff accommodation options to attract and retain bus drivers for its ROAM transit service. Roam was short about 10 drivers this past summer as ridership numbers for the peak season reached an all-time high.

      rmotoday.com
    • Planning and design work is starting on a $4.4M revitalization project in the emergency department at Canmore General Hospital. Upgrades include a new private family quiet room and triage space, an ambulatory care area, new nurse stations and a medication room. The construction is anticipated to be done in phases and is estimated to be completed in 2024.

      rmotoday.com
    • The Peace Wapiti Public school division is hiring a full-time Outreach team lead and three family support workers to work directly on student mental health and wellness. The positions are currently funded for two years, starting January 1st, 2023, and running through to the end of 2024.

      everythinggp.com
    • Construction has started on the 159.5 km Fort Chipewyan Winter Road. The plan is for completion before December 25, but it depends on weather conditions, the integrity of the ice at river crossings and progress made by work crews.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Global Helium Corp. has contracted with Calgary-based Journey Engineering to develop a pre-FEED (“Front End Engineering and Design”) study for a helium purification facility at Global’s Rudyard, Montana helium asset. The study is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is planning to add staff and services at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary to ease the current patient demand. Three additional pediatric in-patient beds are also planned to open at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Boys and Girls Club Fort McMurray has opened a child care centre, BGC Aurora, in the hamlet of Anzac. The local area has struggled to recruit and retain early childhood educators in the past, but the new facility has staff from Anzac and Fort McMurray.

      cbc.ca
    • The High Prairie School Division is actively training school bus drivers but a regional shortage of certified driving instructors/trainers and few applicants for the part-time driver positions are contributing to the lack of drivers. In addition, some drivers have quit a few days after training to take full-time work driving transport trucks.

      lakesideleader.com
    • Suncor Energy is planning a 2023 capital program in the range of $5.4B to $5.8B. Approximately $3.625B to $3.875B will be directed towards its upstream oil sands operations, including $100M for Suncor’s incremental 21.3% share of the Fort Hills operations acquired from Teck Resources Limited.

      suncor.com
    • MEG Energy Corp. is planning a 2023 capital program of $450M that includes $235M for new developments and drilling, $140M for facility and field infrastructure projects and $55M for turnaround work at its Phase 1 & 2 facilities during the second quarter.

      newswire.ca
    • DP Energy, an Irish renewable energy company, has filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Regulator to build the $600M Saamis Solar panel array on some former industrial lands near Medicine Hat. Pending approval, construction could begin in June 2023 and be complete by the end of 2024. About 200 construction jobs would be created for the project.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • PACE Canada LP is planning a $17M solar power project on 57 acres of farmland within the Village of Caroline’s boundaries. Pending regulatory approval, construction could start in 2023 with operations and connection to the Alberta power grid by the beginning of April 2024.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • The Government of Alberta has put out a request for proposals to three shortlisted bidders for the first 46-kilometre stretch of the Highway 3 twinning project in southern Alberta. Construction is expected to start in spring 2023. The stretch is just one of eight phases of the project, which will see 215 kilometres of the highway twinned over the next 10 years.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $4.5M over three years to expand the Virtual Opioid Dependency Program (VODP) to deliver more comprehensive support to youth and young adults in recovery. The expanded services will begin once staff are in place in early 2023.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta, in partnership with the federal government, is providing $2.5M to Ag for Life to help companies recruit, hire and retain workers in the agriculture and agri-food industry. As part of the funding, Ag for Life will also offer grants of up to $25,000 to provide organizations with human resources training to support worker retention.

      alberta.ca
    • Alberta Health Services is hiring for a variety of occupations across the province including pharmacist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, project manager, registered nurse (RN) and registered psychiatric nurse (RPN).

      narcity.com
    • Welders are in short supply in Alberta with some companies looking to international recruits to fill the demand. The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is set to graduate 15 to 20 students in April from its two-year advanced welding diploma program to help fill the available jobs.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) opened a new surgical program in October at the Hinton Healthcare Centre staffed by an orthopedic surgeon. The unit will initially be doing hip surgeries with future plans for knee surgeries. By early 2023 local surgical teams expect to perform up to 16 orthopedic surgeries every month.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $27M to E3 Lithium Ltd. through the Strategic Innovation Fund's Net Zero Accelerator initiative. The funding will be used towards construction by E3 of an $87M demonstration plant specializing in lithium production from oil and gas well brine.

      newswire.ca
    • Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies and Edmonton-based Varme Energy are partnering to fund and construct the first waste-to-energy facility in Alberta. The project is expected to bring jobs to the Ermineskin Cree Nation, located just south of Wetaskiwin, reduce emissions, generate energy, and shrink landfills.

      businesswire.com
    • The Try a Trade Program, a collaborative effort between several school districts in southern Alberta, offers high school students a hands-on experience in over 50 different trades. Students interested in a particular trade can be directed towards a job shadowing program and possibly advance to an apprenticeship.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is adding $3.5M to the New Beginnings Bursary to fund 700 eligible applicants remaining after the initial allocation for the 2022-23 academic year was exhausted. The bursary program supports low-income learners in post-secondary programs.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $20M over two years to support food banks, charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations. The funding starts this year and will extend into fiscal year 2023-24.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2022-11-21 to 2022-11-25
    • The Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary is creating the Taylor Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a new 58 bed level 3 facility. The $152M project will double the current NICU footprint and add new infant care programs and enhance the standard of care.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is lifting the daily cap on the number of physician full billings through to March 2023. Under the cap, introduced in February 2020, doctors were paid a discounted rate if they provided more than 50 visit services in one day.

      alberta.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recruited locum doctors with obstetrical training allowing low-risk obstetrics patients to deliver at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre. C-section services are still paused due to a lack of available, trained operating room nurses. Obstetrical services were suspended starting in April 2022 due to a shortage of doctors, particularly doctors trained in obstetrics.

      whitecourtstar.com
    • Portage College is partnering with two other Canadian colleges to support members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), veterans, and their family members seeking a post-secondary education. The group is working towards streamlining enrolment procedures, aligning transfer credits and allowing for late entry into programs among other initiatives.

      coldlakesun.com
    • The City of Lloydminster has approved a 2023 capital budget of $63.9M that includes construction on the wastewater treatment facility, downtown redevelopment projects, a downtown water and sewer replacement program and starting construction of the new multi-use event facility.

      lloydminster.ca
    • The City of Lloydminster has allocated $385,000 in grants through Family and Community Support Services to 13 organizations. The funding will support a range of programs including maternal mental health initiatives, community youth programs and the brain injury society among others.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • Greengate Power has received approval for its Jurassic Solar + Battery solar power development from the Alberta Utilities Commission. Construction on the $500M project is expected to start in the spring of 2023 and is required to be complete by the end of 2025.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) is forecasting that 6,409 oil and natural gas wells will be completed across the country in 2023 in the latest release of its annual projections. It's an increase of 827 wells from the 2022 estimate of 5,582 wells. CAOEC projects it will lead to an increase of 5,437 direct and indirect jobs, pushing overall employment up to 42,350 positions.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Edmonton-based Space Engine Systems, a developer of hypersonic jets, is hiring for a range of positions, including aeronautical and mechanical engineers, in Canada, the UK and the US.

      globenewswire.com
    • Loblaws Inc. has issued layoff notices, effective November 25, 2022, to 527 employees at Calgary’s Loblaw distribution centre following a deadlock in contract negotiations. Loblaws is moving inventory to other distribution centres to ensure retail stores can operate without a disruption.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Commercial Emergency Equipment, a dealer, parts supplier and service provider for emergency equipment, has expanded to a new facility in Sherwood park, double the size of its previous building. The company is also partnering with the Edmonton Public Schools’ Registered Apprentice Program (RAP), which helps high school students get apprenticeship experience in various trades.

      piercemfg.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has expanded options to access addiction and mental health supports in Cold Lake with two walk-in clinics every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cold Lake Healthcare Centre.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Alberta Enterprise Corporation is investing US$10M in Relay Ventures Fund V, a venture capital fund that will provide seed money and other funding to Alberta startup businesses in finance, real estate, sports and gaming and urban life.

      newswire.ca
    • Flex Fleet Rental, a Utah-based truck rental company, is expanding its operations to Canada with services in Alberta and Ontario. Flex Fleet Canada is offering convenient fleet rentals and delivery nationwide, the same as the US business.

      globenewswire.com
    • Sunwing Travel is bringing back multiple weekly flights from Edmonton to the tropics starting in November 2022 and running through to April 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is contracting out an estimated $23M in construction work to make improvements to Deerfoot Trail in Calgary. The government intends to award the contract in spring 2023 to one of the existing pre-qualified proponents. Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and be completed in 2027.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding the Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities to Calgary with a physical office in the city. The expansion adds four new staff to the office for a total of eleven.

      alberta.ca
    • Questor Technology Inc., a Calgary-based environmental emissions reduction technology company, has received purchase orders to supply two new custom incinerators totalling $1.2M to a large oil and gas producer operating in Western Canada. The first is expected to be delivered before the end of 2022 and the second will be delivered during the first half of 2023.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation to the University of Calgary to enlarge its containment level 3 facility, as part of a national program to support upgrades to eight biocontainment facilities. The initiative will also create a centre for discovery and translational research at the University of Alberta’s Alberta High Containment Research Infrastructure facility that will develop and test new vaccines and therapeutics.

      globenewswire.com
    • ELIXR Simulations Association Inc., an Edmonton-based, not-for-profit, is partnering with California-based, EON Reality Inc., a leader in augmented and virtual reality (XR) academic and industry training solutions, to bring open source XR software to over 4,000 Alberta students and instructors.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is working with the post-secondary sector on training and credentialing more workers to combat the province’s shortage of health-care staff. The initiative will focus on increasing seats for students in medical fields of study.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is doubling the funding previously announced to support approximately 60 mental health pilot programs in schools to $40M over the next two years. The funding could include counselling, social and emotional learning, student assessment and training for school staff.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2022-11-14 to 2022-11-18
    • Tenaz Energy Corp. is adding $16M to $17M to its 2022 capital program to drill two additional wells and bring them on production late in Q4. Tenaz is also planning a 2023 capital program of $16M to $18M that includes a four-well summer drilling campaign and facility expansion.

      newswire.ca
    • Tourism Calgary is partnering with Nitro Rallycross to bring an indoor car racing event to Stampede Park in Calgary in February 2023. The event will include an entertainment stage featuring music, as well as a gaming zone, a concession area with local food trucks and an electric RC activation.

      globenewswire.com
    • Parks Canada is hiring for Alberta positions in Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary and other locations. The jobs include park wardens, impact assessment scientists, information technology support and other positions.

      narcity.com
    • Lac La Biche County, in partnership with the local campus of Portage College, is offering two rounds of an 11-week course in 2023 to train Level 1 Community Peace officers. The program is approved by Alberta’s Peace Officer Program, and Justice and Solicitor General Training Academy.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • DynaLIFE Medical Labs is set to open in Grande Prairie on December 5, 2022. The new lab replaces two existing Alberta Health Services-owned labs in Grande Prairie–Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) located at Junction Point and Northwestern Polytechnic.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • The federal and provincial governments are jointly providing $2.6M to provide broadband service to 300 households in the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary. Tsuut’ina is providing $300,000 towards the project.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $50M through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund for projects that reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The call for proposals is directed at clean opportunities like mineral and metal extraction, electrification and managing methane emissions.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $12.3M to school authorities around the province to support student evacuees from Ukraine. The funding will be used to provide English language training and support mental health and other social social programs.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Lethbridge has received $3.05M in federal Active Transportation Fund grants towards three projects that are intended to increase pedestrian, cycling and other active modes of transportation. The work includes construction of a pedestrain pathway, bicycle lane improvements and the design of a new bridge.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • NuVista Energy Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital program of $425M to $450M to run a steady three drilling rig program. Approximately 80 percent will be spent on well drilling and completions with some the balance directed towards land management and maintenance.

      globenewswire.com
    • United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and Alberta Health Services have signed a new agreement, to September 2025, to improve the northern travel nursing agreement that was designed to ease staffing issues at rural sites in Northern Alberta. The premium paid to UNA nurses working temporarily in Northern Alberta increases from $6 per hour to $25 per hour.

      www.una.ca
    • The Calgary Board of Education is using $8.6M in capital reserve funding so that the $70.5M North High School in Calgary will open to students in fall 2023. The funding will cover administrative salaries for staff needing to be in the school over the summer to prepare it for opening and other expenses not covered by the province.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Rubellite Energy Inc. is planning to spend $33M to $41M to continue its ongoing development program and drill, complete, equip and tie-in 17 wells through to the end of Q1 2023. The funds will also cover a four to six well northern exploration program.

      newswire.ca
    • The Alberta Surgical Group (ASG) has opened a private chartered surgical facility, which will provide publicly funded orthopedic surgeries in Edmonton under contract to Alberta Health Services. The facility has five operating rooms, and according to ASG, around 5,000 surgeries are expected to be scheduled there each year

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Construction has started on The Métis Nation of Alberta's (MNA) Métis Crossing Solar Project (MCSP), a 4.86-megawatt community generation solar installation at Métis Crossing. The MCSP is a collaboration between the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Town of Smoky Lake, and Smoky Lake County. This is the largest wholly Métis-owned solar project in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • Kelt Exploration Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $310M that includes drilling 35 wells, completing 36 wells and spending for facilities and pipelines.

      boereport.com
    • NOVA Chemicals Corporation has renewed its commitment to Let’s Talk Science for three years with a donation of $600,000 . The multi-year funding will support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for children and youth across Canada

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Willow Biosciences Inc. has signed an agreement with Michigan-based Kalsec Inc. to develop and commercialize a precision fermentation production process for a high volume, natural food product.

      foodindustryexecutive.com
    • Petrus Resources Ltd. is planning a 2023 capital budget of $130M to $135M with 90% of the budget directed towards drilling in the Ferrier and North Ferrier areas near Rocky Mountain House.

      globenewswire.com
    • Saskatoon-based Royal Helium has awarded a construction contract to Alberta’s ARJAE Design Solutions Ltd. to build a helium recovery plant in Steveville, 40 kilometers north of Brooks. The project is through its engineering phase, materials have been ordered, and the manufacturing processhas started.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Government of Alberta has filled four judge vacancies across the province in the Provincial Court of Alberta.

      canadianlawyermag.com
    • Calgary-based Attabotics, a developer of 3D robotics supply chain systems for warehouse operations and fulfillment centres, has secured US$71.7M in new funding that will be used to accelerate the commercialization of its products.

      businesswire.com
    • Loblaws City Market, a grocery chain store, opened on November 9, 2022 in the Ice District Plaza in downtown Edmonton, after a two-year delay attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      edmontonjournal.com
  • Week of 2022-11-07 to 2022-11-11
    • Paramount Resources Ltd. is budgeting 2023 capital expenditures in a range of $720M to $760M, an increase of $65M from previous estimates, for infrastructure and drilling to accelerate development in its Alberta Duvernay play. Paramount has budgeted approximately $45M for abandonment and reclamation activities in 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • Gear Energy Ltd. has approved a 2023 capital budget of $61M that includes $39M to drill 22 wells, $9M for enhanced oil recovery projects and $7M directed towards infrastructure abandonment and reclamation activities.

      boereport.com
    • The 113-year-old Iron Works Building in downtown Edmonton is undergoing a $21M renovation by Clark Construction that includes the removal of hazardous materials and new mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is trying to recruit both adult and child psychiatrists for northeastern Alberta but a national shortage of qualified specialists is adding to the issue. An Edmonton child psychiatrist has started offering virtual support for existing child psychiatry patients one day a week to cover off some service areas.

      cbc.ca
    • Wyvern, an Edmonton-based space imaging company, is set to launch its first satellites in February 2023 aboard a SpaceX transporter from Cape Canaveral following a $7M financing round. Wyvern's first three satellites are fully funded and the company has more advanced satellites with a folding telescope in development.

      news
    • Cardinal Energy Ltd. is planning to spend $66M in 2023 on well drilling, completions and enhanced oil recovery projects with an emphasis on development of its Clearwater assets in the area north of Slave Lake.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Crew Energy Inc. is planning to spend $60M to $70M in Q4 2022 to drill six oil wells, complete six other wells that are expected to be in production in January 2023 and complete an infrastructure project to increase condensate capacity.

      globenewswire.com
    • Amazon Canada is hiring for a range of positions in Alberta including a loss prevention specialist, senior financial analyst and sotware development engineer along with other occupations.

      narcity.com
    • PAR999 Holdings Inc., an investment company specializing in hospitality research and education projects, is planning a luxury hotel and resort in Hinton. The hotel/school will be capable of housing and educating 600 students yearly and will accept applications from anywhere in the world.

      yahoo.com
    • The University of Calgary, PrairiesCan, Genome Canada and the Canada Foundation for Innovation are providing $14.6M to establish the Alberta Centre for Advanced Diagnostics. The diagnostic testing and research facility will support Alberta-based companies that have ideas for diagnostic tools.

      cbc.ca
    • Westbridge Renewable Energy has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission for its Georgetown Solar + Energy Storage Project. Westbridge also received a permit and license to build a related substation. The Georgetwon project will pair a solar farm with battery storage along with interconnection to the Alberta power grid.

      news
    • The governments of Alberta and Canada are providing a combined $476M towards Air Products’ new $1.6B natural gas to hydrogen production facility to be built near Edmonton. The facility is expected to create 2,500 construction jobs and 30 permanent jobs once operational by the end of 2024.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Asymmetrical Brewing, Edmonton's newest craft brewer, opened a 50-seat taproom with food services on November 9, 2022. The beer will only be available in-house initially but the brewer is looking to expand to other restaurants and liquor stores.

      news
    • The Energy Transition Centre opened its doors in downtown Calgary on November 8, 2022 with a mandate to connect technology innovators with industry partners to streamline the progress to a carbon neutral energy sector.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Tourmaline Oil Corp., Canada's largest natural gas producer, expects to tie in, and bring on production, a total of approximately 75 wells in November and December. Approximately 24 drilled but uncompleted wells will be carried over into 2023.

      newswire.ca
    • The Grimshaw/Berwyn and District Health Centre emergency department will be closed from 9:00 p.m to 9:00 a.m on Nov. 1 until Jan. 31 due to a decrease in registered nursing staff and less locum coverage, according to Alberta Health Services. Emergency services will be re-routed to other regional health centres.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • Rusway Construction has been awarded a 2023-2025 water and sewer maintenance – standing offer agreement contract valued at approximately $1.148M for the City of Lloydminster.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • The Government of Alberta is reinstating fire services training grants, which ended in 2020, to help fire departments across the provinces. The Fire Services Training Program grants are intended to supplement training supports already provided by municipalities, First Nations and Metis Settlements to their fire services departments.

      alberta.ca
    • Keyera Corp. is expecting to spend approximately $40M in 2023 for major turnarounds at its Rimbey and Pipestone gas plants. An additional $45M to $55M is budgeted for a Pipestone expansion project.

      newswire.ca
    • Ski resorts around Alberta are hiring for a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions ranging from lift operators to instructors to cooks and security personnel. Many of the resorts offer perks including subsidized staff housing, gym memberships and staff discounts on food.

      curiocity.com
    • The Indigenous Interpretative and Retail Centre at YEG, an Indigenous interpretive centre offering products from local artisans, recently opened at the Edmonton International Airport. The space will operate 24/7, year-round in the International/Domestic Departures Lounge.

      flyeia.com
    • Suncor Energy Inc. is reducing the size of its contractor work force by 20 per cent to improve safety and performance at its oilsands operations. More than half of the work force reductions have already been completed, with the balance to be completed by the first half of 2023.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The City of Calgary is planning to spend more than $1M to replace the vandal-prone glass panels on the Peace Bridge with steel tension cables. The project, expected to start in spring 2023, involves a local architect in the design work.

      calgaryherald.com
Date modified: