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

The Arts Common and Olympic Plaza project in Calgary has received a $75M donation that will support construction costs, create the Dave Werklund Education Wing, and create four funds to support the project’s institutional priorities.

High Tide Inc. opened a Canna Cabana retail cannabis store in Cochrane on June 30, 2024.

  • Job creation
  • Retail trade
  • Added on 2024-06-28
  • Calgary Region, AB

Edmonton-based Wyvern, a space technology company, is planning to launch three more Dragonette hyperspectral satellites aboard SpaceX rockets to further augment its imaging capabilities.

  • Job creation
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2024-06-27
  • Edmonton Region, AB

Wolf Midstream, a privately held Calgary-based energy infrastructure company, is moving ahead with its $1.0B NGL North Phase Two project which will supply natural gas liquids to the petrochemicals processing sector in the Greater Edmonton area.

Thiozen, based in Pasadena, California, has secured $3.2 million from Emissions Reduction Alberta and Alberta Innovates for a clean hydrogen technology project aimed at sour natural gas streams in Alberta.

  • Green jobs Job creation
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2024-07-01
  • Alberta

Topaz Energy Corp., a Calgary-based energy royalty company, has secured a 50 percent interest in a new gas processing facility owned and operated by Whitecap Resources in Alberta.

  • Other type of event
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2024-07-02
  • Alberta

Martin Deerline and Agland, two Alberta-based John Deere dealers, are merging to create a 13-store network under the new banner Horizon Ag and Turf. All staff at the two dealerships will remain, and Horizon Ag and Turf will continue as a private corporation.

  • Other type of event
  • Retail trade
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Alberta

Whitecap Resources Inc. is moving ahead with its $420M Lator facility that will add an energy battery, a pipeline system, natural gas compression technology and liquid storage facilities.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2024-07-02
  • Alberta

Coelacanth Energy Inc. is moving forward with its Two Rivers East Project, following regulatory approvals, in partnership with NorthRiver Midstream Inc. at a total cost of approximately $80M. The construction for both the natural gas processing facility and associated pipelines is scheduled from fall 2024 through April 2025.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation and KKR have partnered to secure a 50 percent interest in Whitecap Resource's Kaybob Complex, a natural gas processing and condensate stabilization facility in Alberta.

The Government of Alberta is starting construction on a $35M addiction recovery community in partnership with the Siksika Nation. The facility will add 76 long-term treatment beds upon completion in fall 2025.

  • Job creation
  • Added on 2024-06-28
  • Calgary Region, AB

Aviva Canada is phasing out its direct-to-consumer home and auto business in Alberta from early January 2025, but most of Aviva Canada Alberta insurance coverage will remain in place through brokers and partners.

  • Other type of event
  • Finance and insurance
  • Added on 2024-07-03
  • Alberta

Calgary-based First Helium Inc is planning a drilling program later in 2024 on its Worsley property in northern Alberta. The Leduc formation at the site is expected to deliver light oil, natural gas, and associated helium.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2024-07-03
  • Alberta

Calgary-based Condor Energies Inc. has started work to optimize the production of over 100 wells it operates in eight gas-condensate fields in Uzbekistan. Condor is also initiating a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Calgary Region, AB

The City of San Diego has selected Edmonton-based Stantec, a global engineering and design company, to continue providing program management and technical engineering services for the multi-billion-dollar Phase 2 of its Pure Water San Diego water reuse program.

  • Green jobs Job creation
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Edmonton Region, AB

Corus Entertainment has cut an undisclosed number of jobs following its decision to close the radio station 880 Edmonton.

  • Layoff
  • Information and cultural industries
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Edmonton Region, AB

Gwynne Valley Rural Academy, a private charter school, is set to open in September 2024 following the permanent closure of the Gwynne Public School by the board of Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools in 2023. The new K-9 school is expecting more than 120 students.

  • Job creation
  • Educational services
  • Added on 2024-06-27
  • Edmonton Region, AB

E3 Lithium is estimating that the capital cost for its Clearwater lithium brine project will be approximately CAD$2.47B following the completion of a pre-feasibility study and delineation of the lithium brine reserve potential in Alberta.

  • Green jobs Other type of event
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Alberta

dynaCERT Inc., a developer of carbon emissions reduction technologies, is supplying eighty-four HG1 HydraGEN™ Units to a drilling contractor through its dealer, Alberta-based Simply Green Distributors Inc.

  • Green jobs Other type of event
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Added on 2024-06-27
  • Alberta

BNKD, an Okotoks-based fintech company, was invited to join Alberta Innovates Accelerator by 500 Global, a $35M venture capital firm that supports startup tech companies.

  • Other type of event
  • Finance and insurance
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Calgary Region, AB

The federal government in partnership with funding recipients are providing more than $60M for 48 active and rural public transportation projects in over 50 communities across Alberta. The projects encompass bridge and trail networks, accessible electric transit buses and a charging station, and rural transit planning studies and routes.

  • Job creation
  • Construction
  • Added on 2024-06-26
  • Alberta

Calgary-based North Peak Resources Ltd., a gold exploration and development company, is mobilizing a drill to evaluate deposits of gold and silver on its Prospect Mountain North area in Nevada.

  • Job creation
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Added on 2024-06-27
  • Calgary Region, AB

The City of Edmonton is starting construction on its Downtown Warehouse Park, converting existing vacant parking lots into an urban park. The $44.8M project is expected to be complete in late 2025.

News Archive

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  • Week of 2024-06-24 to 2024-06-28
    • Saddle Hills County, centered around the Town of Spirit River, has opened a nurse practitioner clinic to provide medical services exclusively for county residents.

      cbc.ca
    • Texas-based North American Rail Solutions, a complete provider of railroad infrastructure services, has purchased Calgary-based Tri Innovations Consulting Ltd., a full-service engineering and design company.

      newswire.ca
    • Neoen, a global renewable energy developer, is planning to have its Fox Coulee solar farm in Starland County fully operational in the next few weeks. The site will produce approximately 100 Gigawatt hours of green electricity per year, enough for 20,000 homes.

      newswire.ca
    • High Tide Inc., a North American cannabis retailer, has opened a Canna Cabana retail cannabis store in the Glendale community in Calgary.

      newswire.ca
    • Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation and the University of Alberta have started construction of a $98.1M pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Edmonton. The Critical Medicines Production Centre is expected to create more than 350 jobs in Alberta and be operational in 2026.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Arrow Exploration Corp. is drilling a series of horizontal exploration and developmental wells across its asset base in Brazil. A recently completed well is now on production and water disposal wells are in progress.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing a total of $70M to design and build a cyclotron in Calgary to produce radiopharmaceutical drugs for diagnostic procedures. Construction is expected to start in 2025, with completion in 2027.

      alberta.ca
    • The Alberta Court of Justice and the Government of Alberta have opened a new Healing to Wellness Court in St. Paul. The province has hired a designated Crown prosecutor and two clerks for the court.

      alberta.ca
    • Dallas, Texas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is partnering with a franchisee to open a location in Taber as the first in a multi-store agreement slated for restaurants in nearby communities.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Alberta Teacher’s Association is forecasting that 24 school boards around the province will cut around 250 teaching positions for the 2024-25 school year due to budget constraints.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2M over the next three years for renovations to the ambulance bay at the Innisfail Health Centre.   

      centralalbertaonline.com
    • Lethbridge College, established in 1957, is transitioning to a polytechnic designation on September 3, 2024, that will allow the institution to expand its program offerings.

      alberta.ca
    • JBS Canada will be supplying beef patties to Wendy’s fast-food restaurants across Western Canada from a new $80M storage and distribution centre in Newell County. Construction on the plant will start right away and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

      albertafarmexpress.ca
    • Shell Canada Products is moving ahead with two carbon capture and storage projects in Alberta. The first at Fort Saskatchewan, named Polaris, and the Atlas Carbon Storage Hub, in partnership with ATCO EnPower, are both expected to be operational in late 2028.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp and the Haisla First Nation in BC, partners in the Cedar LNG project, are moving forward with the US$4 billion floating LNG facility near Kitimat, BC. The facility is expected to be operational in late 2028.

      businesswire.com
    • Calgary-based CVW CleanTech Inc. is partnering with four First Nation and Métis communities from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to create a joint venture that will cooperate on the recovery and processing of valuable chemical compounds from oil sands tailings ponds in the Athabascan oil sands region.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Calgary based Hempalta Corp, an industrial hemp technology venture, is introducing biochar derived from industrial hemp to the market. The biochar is produced by recycling industrial hemp biomass processed at the company's production facility in Calgary or onsite at farmers' fields.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • MNP, a national accounting and consulting firm, is partnering with Carlson Roberts Seely LLP (CRS), based in Drayton Valley, effective September 16, 2024. The partners of CRS and a team of twenty staff members will join MNP.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Chapman Hydrogen and Petroleum Engineering Ltd. is partnering with Max Power Mining Corp. to develop a plan to capitalize on natural hydrogen deposits in North America

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based iON United Inc., specialists in cybersecurity management, is launching an AI-powered cybersecurity solution, Guardz' for small businesses in Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $27.1M through two grants to improve access to the primary health care systems for First Nations, Métis and Inuit patients. Some of the funding will flow to capital projects.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has extended the Strategic Aviation Advisory Council Act by five years to December 31, 2030, to provide economic and technical advice to the expanding aviation sector in the province.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based LithiumBank Resources Corp. is planning further technical work to characterize the chemistry of resources underlying its Park Place resource project in Alberta.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada has appointed a new Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton.

      newswire.ca
    • The Prime Minister of Canada has appointed a new Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench of Alberta, replacing the previous judge in the position who was elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada.

      newswire.ca
    • The Otipemisiwak Métis Government has opened the Salay Prayzaan Solar Farm at Métis Crossing near Smoky Lake.

      newswire.ca
    • The Calgary Opportunity Investment Fund is providing $400,000 over the next 28 months to support up to 40 investors that plan to work with Calgary startup companies.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based Enbridge and a consortium of six Saskatchewan First Nations are advancing the 200 megawatt Seven Stars wind energy project near Weyburn, SK. It will be developed, constructed and operated by a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Enbridge.

      newswire.ca
    • The Alberta Energy Regulator, in its annual Energy Outlook, expects that total oil sands production will increase from about 3.4 million barrels per day (bpd) at the end of 2023 to 4 million bpd by 2033.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based META Productions, specialists in film production and editing, has opened a location in Edmonton.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved two smaller sections of a proposed solar power facility by Texas-based Proteus near Hays, citing the impact on native grasslands and wildlife as the justification for rejection of the larger central portion of the project.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Calgary Economic Development is surveying businesses in surrounding communities to determine the skill set requirements of employers and delineate the demand and supply constraints of workers.

      highriveronline.com
  • Week of 2024-06-17 to 2024-06-21
    • Saskatoon-based Royal Helium has signed a six-month contract with Progress Through Technology LLC to help ramp up and stabilize operations at the Steveville Helium Purification Plant located near Brooks.

      newswire.ca
    • Atlas Development Corp. is refurbishing the former Hudson’s Bay store in Banff to accommodate a 6,000-square-foot Lululemon store. A new Dollarama store is also under development at another of its properties.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Camber Energy, a Houston, Texas, based energy technology company, is testing a new lithium titanate oxide battery storage system in a pilot project at Conklin, in partnership with an unidentified major telecom provider.

      accesswire.com
    • The WestJet Group is adding two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet. The interior cabins of the aircraft are being refurbished prior to their integration into flight service.

      newswire.ca
    • Arch Biopartners Inc.has received approval from the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board for the clinical trial of novel kidney protective pharmaceuticals. Patient recruitment is beginning but the trial still requires final approval from Alberta Health Services.

      globenewswire.com
    • ConnectX a Calgary-based cleantech startup, is planning to use more than $200,000 of equity investment from Startup TNT angel investors and its venture capital fund, TNT Capital, to add staff to its team in early 2025.

      avenuecalgary.com
    • Keyano College in Fort McMurray is adding two state-of-the-art Haul Truck simulators and upgrading software for four existing simulators to help train students in the Truck Operator program. PrairiesCan is providing over $766,000 towards the new equipment.

      educationnewscanada.com
    • Sonnet Insurance Company is phasing out auto insurance operations in Alberta by December 13, 2024. Sonnet will not issue new policies or renew any new auto insurance policies in the province following the cutoff date.

      sonnet.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $2M in grants over three years to set up a Safe Spaces program in seniors lodges to help combat elder abuse.

      alberta.ca
    • Triple O's, a fast food burger concept, opened a location in St. Albert on June 22, 2024.

      dailyhive.com
    • Pro Reefer Mobile Truck Services and Repairs, based out of Vaughn, Ontario, has acquired Red Deer-based OMAC Refrigeration to provide 24/7 mobile on-site maintenance and repairs in the region.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The provincial and federal governments are provding a combined $150M through the Universal Broadband fund to improve broadband Internet access to 14,400 houselholds across 120 Alberta communities.

      alberta.ca
    • Alberta Innovates and PrairiesCan are providing a combined $1.75M to develop Scaffold, a multi-year intiative to bolster the video gaming industry in Alberta.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Village of Consort has hired a nurse practitioner to open a clinic that will provide primary care in the community.

      ualberta.ca
    • Remuda Building and Supplies is expanding its operations in Rocky View County to manufacture trusses for a wide variety of customers including contractors, homebuilders and commercial construction.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based West High Yield Resources Ltd., a junior mining exploration and development company, is partnering with Skemxist Solutions (an Osoyoos Indian Band limited partnership) for various support services at its Record Ridge Mine project in BC.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Helium Evolution Inc. and its development partner North American Helium Inc. are planning to start drilling up to nine wells in the Mankota area of Saskatchewan between Q3 2024 and Q2 2025.

      globenewswire.com
    • Birchcliff Energy Ltd. and AltaGas Ltd., both based in Calgary, have formed a synergistic partnership that will benefit both companies in natural gas processing, transportation and marketing to export facilities. Under the agreement Birchcliff will gain access to Asian markets for liquid petroleum gas through export terminals under development by AltaGas.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Summit Nanotech, a lithium brine extraction technology company, is partnering with Zelandez to develop processes to streamline the production of battery grade lithium.

      globenewswire.com
    • A new roller rink is scheduled to open in mid-July at the SkyCastle Family Entertainment Centre located within the New Horizon Mall in Balzac. The SkyCastle Roller Rink will offer instructional classes and theme nights.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $236M in grants for 125 local infrastructure projects under two separate small and rural communities programs. The work includes upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure, airports, bridges and roads among other projects.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Advantage Energy Ltd. is spending $450M to acquire oil and natural gas assets that will add drilling inventory and expand natural gas processing capabilities. The deal is expected to close by the end of June 2024, pending closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

      newswire.ca
    • The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park is planning to open a new thermal wellness facility at the hotel. Construction on the facility started in spring 2023 with completion expected in 2025.

      dailyhive.com
    • Red Deer Polytechnic and SVG Ventures|Thrive are partnering to mesh together technology developments at the intersection of the agriculture and energy sectors. The work will focus on R&D and the adoption of new technologies.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Happy Belly Food Group Inc. is opening another Heal Wellness location in Calgary that will offer food both in-store and through delivery services.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Calgary-based Volt Lithium Corp., a lithium brine technology company, has added  technical and financial expertise to its Canadian and US operations.

      globenewswire.com
    • Mikey’s on 12th Avenue, a Calgary live music venue, bar and restaurant, has found a new home at the Bowness Hotel after its previous landlord served an eviction notice in May 2024. Mikey’s is scheduled to open in the next few months.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Inclusion Alberta is seeking employers to help secure jobs for workers with intellectual disabilities by registering with the Rotary Employment Partnership.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The City of Cold Lake has received a $2.92M grant from the province through the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership. The funding will be used to construct a new $34M wastewater treatment facility.

      lakelandconnect.net
    • The Government of Alberta has provided $586,993 to the Lloydminster Interval Home Society in support of 13 shelter beds and other outreach services.

      meridiansource.ca
    • Corus Entertainment Inc. has cut eight positions at Global News in Edmonton, 13 positions in Calgary and three in Lethbridge as part of a Canada-wide layoff.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has cut some exempt positions and left other ones vacant, but no layoffs have occurred for their current full-time unionized staff as management attempts to deal with budget shortfalls.

      peacecountrysun.com
  • Week of 2024-06-10 to 2024-06-14
    • The Government of Alberta has made legislative updates to the Film and Television Tax Credit program to enhance the competitiveness with other film-friendly jurisdictions and attract more productions to the province.

      alberta.ca
    • Rural communities are receiving more than $3.2M in grants from the province for 43 community led projects across a variety of sectors.

      alberta.ca
    • Enserva, an energy sector umbrella group, has launched OnePath, a reporting platform for environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance. The software utilizes a centralized database and built-in AI functions to streamline report generation.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Parkland Corporation, a major national fuel retailer under numerous brand names, is selling its commercial propane business for CAD $115M to Avenir Energy Ltd. which is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $250,000 to the Prince Rupert Port Authority (in BC) to enhance transportation linkages to business in the Alberta Industrial Heartland near Edmonton.

      alberta.ca
    • The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta is partnering with DNE energy consultants, a company providing energy management services tailored to producers in deregulated energy markets across the United States and Canada.

      prunderground.com
    • Calgary-based Gibson Energy Inc., an international energy infrastructure company, has secured an agreement with the Canada Growth Fund and Varme Energy for a project that will use landfill waste to generate power and capture carbon in the process.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is adjusting caregiver rates for adults looking after young people in government care by providing $22M over three years to help cover essential expenses such as food and clothing.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Traction Uranium Corp. is conducting airborne electromagnetic surveys to further delineate potential uranium drilling locations at its Grease River Project in Saskatchewan.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Grande Spirit Foundation opened the Pleasant View Lodge, a seniors care facility in Spirit River, on June 1, 2024.

      everythinggp.com
    • The Government of Alberta is opening a new Navigation and Support Centre in July 2024 to offer a range of social services for vulnerable people in Calgary.

      alberta.ca
    • Edmonton-based Entos Pharmaceuticals is set to begin clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine booster following regulatory approval for the studies from Health Canada.

      businesswire.com
    • Calgary-based Volt Carbon Technologies Inc., specialists in energy storage and green energy production, is partnering with Green Battery Minerals Inc. to evaluate a graphite asset in northern Quebec. The site could supply graphite for Volt's battery manufacturing processes.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Calgary-based Proactive Planet, a renewable energy technology provider, is partnering with Israel-based Brenmiller Energy Ltd., to become the Alberta distributor of a proprietary thermal energy storage system for industrial companies and electric utilities.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is moving forward with bid solicitations for a bundle of seven schools around the province to be built under a public-private partnership model. Construction is expected to start in summer 2025.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are spending a combined $6M to expand prostate cancer screening using advanced computer imaging technologies.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta expects to have its new mental health and addiction recovery centres operational with staff in place by September 2024. The creation of Recover Alberta and the Canadian Centre of Recovery Excellence (CoRE) and transitioning services is a $1.55B initiative over the 2024-25 period.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. is planning to restructure and acquire a synthetic fuel production facility, located at Carseland, from Rocky Mountain Clean Fuels Inc. Cielo plans to use wood waste to manufacture a diverse portfolio of renewable net zero fuels at the site.

      globenewswire.com
    • National Bank of Canada is purchasing Edmonton-based Canadian Western Bank (CWB) in an all-share deal valued at approximately $5.0B, subject to shareholder approvals. National plans to keep the CWB branch network and staff in Edmonton.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Edmonton is adding $262.6M to its list of capital projects planned over the next four years. The projects span road work, supportive housing, IT support, and repairs to a fire hall among other capital purchases.

      edmontonjournal.com
  • Week of 2024-06-03 to 2024-06-07
    • The first phase of a multi-year project to twin Highway 3 from Medicine Hat to the B.C . border in southern Alberta has started construction between Taber and Burdett. Work on this section is expected to create more than 750 jobs with completion scheduled for late 2025.

      alberta.ca
    • Edmonton Catholic School Division is cutting the number of schools offering full-day kindergarten as it deals with a $14.2M million deficit for the next school year along with increasing student numbers.

      cbc.ca
    • ECO Canada, an environmental workforce think-tank, has highlighted labour shortages and the impact of increasing retirements in its latest report "Green Goals and Great Opportunities: Canada’s Environmental Labour Demand Forecast to 2033."

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are working towards recruiting and training more radiation oncologists as the province grapples with an ongoing shortage of the cancer specialists.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based AltaGas Ltd. and its joint venture partner Royal Volpak, a Dutch company specializing in chemical infrastructure, are moving ahead with their $1.35 billion liquified petroleum gas export terminal, the Ridley Island Energy Export Facility, near Prince Rupert, BC.

      newswire.ca
    • Enervus, an energy-focused software-as-a-service company based in Austin, Texas, is expanding with plans to add employees to its Calgary office along with its other locations.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Alberta Innovates is providing $9.5M to advance applications of artificial intelligence in health care triage, diagnostic imaging and screening programs. The funding will flow to two private companies and ten university research teams.

      albertainnovates.ca
    • Porter Airlines has launched daily, non-stop roundtrip service between Calgary International Airport and Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

      businesswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Space Engine Systems is planning to accelerate its development of advanced hypersonic missile capabilities, and related technology, over the next 7 years following success in a UK Ministry of Defence competition.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is adding $20M to the Seniors Lodge Assistance Program to help lodge operators provide services such as meals, housekeeping and recreational opportunities to low-income residents.

      alberta.ca
    • Cerilon Inc., a Calgary-based technology company specializing in energy transitions, is progressing its gas-to-liquids facility project in North Dakota into the front end engineering design stage.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Communities around Calgary and southern Alberta are currently hiring for a variety of professional, technical and labour positions including contract, temporary and full-time opportunities.

      dailyhive.com
    • CEMATRIX Corporation, a Calgary-based cellular concrete manufacturer and supplier, has booked $5.6M in new contracts through projects across North America. All of the work is scheduled for completion in 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Enterprise Corporation is providing $10M to McRock Capital Fund III, to support Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) companies. The fund is concentrating on the integration of artificial intelligence applications in industrial software.

      alberta-enterprise.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has entered into a new 10-year contract with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Services (STARS). The province will support the program with $15M annually out to 2033.

      calgaryherald.com
    • WestJet has introduced a new low cost option for air travel called "Ultra Basic" fare that limits carry-on storage, seating areas on the plane and boarding priority.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based TC Energy Corporation is moving ahead with the spinoff of its oil pipelines business into a new company named South Bow Corporation, also based in Calgary, following shareholder approval. South Bow is expected to have a market capitalization of $15 billion and approximately 600 employees with the transaction slated to close later in 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • WestJet is expanding its domestic and international service from Edmonton during the winter 2024/25 season to provide non-stop service to 30 different destinations.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $18M over three years to support seniors health care initiatives that includes $12M for home supports and $6M to expand in-home non-medical support services such as meal preparations.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing grants totalling $700,000 to municipalities and the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association for research and training.

      alberta.ca
    • Elephant and Castle is opening a new restauraunt this summer in the former Rose and Crown pub location in the Beltline area of Calgary.

      ctvnews.ca
    • clearmotive, a Calgary-based marketing agency, has acquired the North American divisions of Fountain Partnership, a U.K.-based digital growth consultancy. The deal will widen clearmotive's domestic footprint and offer opportunities for more staff in the fully-remote work environment.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Calgary Catholic School District is planning to add 123 new teachers and 144 new educational assistants for the 2024-25 school year. The district is also adding 11 classes to deal with complex student needs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • ECO Canada, a national green workforce consultancy, is forecasting that more than 480,000 new skilled workers will be required in the environmental sector to fill demand over the next decade.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Alberta Cancer Foundation is awarding $100,000 to Calgary-based Oncobiotix to develop drug treatments for cancer immunotherapy.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Pulse Medica has secured $12M to further the development of its proprietary medical device for non-invasive treatment of eye conditions. Pulse is entering into another round of fundraising to support further clinical studies required for regulatory approvals of the technology.

      PulseMedica Raises $12 Million CAD to Advance Eye Floater Imaging and Treatment Technology | PulseMedica
    • Captus Generation, in partnership with Westlake Petroleum, is planning to build a natural gas-fired power plant with incorporated carbon capture and sequestration in the MD of Pincher Creek.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Surge Energy Inc. is planning to drill six multi-lateral wells during the remainder of 2024 in the Sparky formation on its recently acquired asset at Hope Valley. Surge is also building an oil well battery in the area.

      newswire.ca
    • The City of Calgary started a $7.3M road and concrete repair and replacement project on Crowchild Trail N.W.on June 3, 2024. Completion of the work is expected in mid-September 2024.

      calgary.ca
    • OPA! Of Greece. a franchised Greek fast-food style restaurant, has opened a second location in Sherwood Park.

      fortsaskatchewanrecord.com
  • Week of 2024-05-27 to 2024-05-31
    • Red Deer Polytechnic has launched a two-year Executive Assistant Diploma program that will be offered on the main campus and asynchronously online. The first intake for the program will be in Fall 2024.

      rdpolytech.ca
    • Calgary-based Enbridge is planning to start construction in March 2025 on the two phases of the US$1.2B Cowboy solar project in Wyoming, following recent approval from the state's Industrial Siting Council.

      pv-magazine-usa.com
    • Hemisphere Energy Corporation is planning to drill, complete and bring into production nine wells at its Buffalo Atlee play in Alberta over the duration of 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Companies operating in the energy sector in Albera are currently hiring for a range of entry-level and experienced, professional positions.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Calgary Board of Education is seeking approval from the province for a $1.4B budget for 2024-25. The budget includes plans to hire 602 new teachers, education assistants and other support staff.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M to Little Warriors over the next three years to support programs for children and youth who have survived sexual violence.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is spending $280,000 to conduct a review of the available evidence and data regarding the impacts of cannabis use on youth aged 25 and under. The review is expected to be be completed in summer 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The City of Calgary has launched an $89.6M expansion of its composting facility due to rising residential demand. Other funding partners are involved in the project which is expected to be complete in late 2025.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Brookfield Residential has started construction on Starling, a new community in Calgary that is projected to take 12 years for completion. The devlopment is scheduled for single and multi-family homes, commercial areas and two school sites.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $43M towards planning for the Advanced Skills Centre at NAIT in Edmonton that will annually train 4,200 apprentices. Construction is expected to start in 2025.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is hiring four additional trappers this summer tp help battle the wild boar populations around the province.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. has increased capital spending by approximately $45M in 2024 from its previous budget in an accelerated program due to enhanced production levels. The new capital will fund a 17 well drilling program for 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Questor Technology Inc., an emissions reduction technology developer, has received a purchase order for $0.5M to supply a clean combustion unit to a large midstream energy company in Western Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • Amazon has opened its newest Fulfilment Centre, named YYC4, in Calgary. The facility has 1,500 new employees who work alongside automated systems and robots to pick, pack, and ship customer orders.

      newswire.ca
    • Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc. is partnering with Sumitomo Corporation Group, through a Joint Development Agreement, for the financial support of a carbon dioxide transportation and sequestration hub in deep saline aquifers east of Calgary. Engineering and design studies for the project are scheduled to start immediately.

      newswire.ca
    • The University of Calgary is planning a relaunch of its petroleum engineering bachelor’s degree program, which it suspended three years ago due to dwindling student demand. The university did not release a timeframe for resumption of the program.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta has committed to a a five-year, $627M bilateral funding agreement with the federal government to support home care and continuing care home initiatives. The funding will support increased staffing for both home care and continuing care.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has appointed three justices to the Alberta Court of Justice to deal with civil, criminal and family matters faster. Two appointments are in Edmonton and one is in Red Deer.

      alberta.ca
    • Protein Industries Canada is leading a $6.2M project along with industry partners to develop Canadian-grown lupin and associated products, and promote lupin as a food ingredient.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Global Helium Corp. has acquired a block of land in Northern Alberta that provides a new exploratory asset for the company and potential development opportunities.

      globenewswire.com
    • Fusion, a global software and business management enterprise, is expanding into the North American market through a partnership with Calgary-based S4A IT Solutions.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Integrity, an SAP software solutions provider, has expanded in the US market with a new office location in Houston, Texas.

      businesswire.com
    • Lycos Energy Inc. plans to drill and complete 19 multi-lateral wells in Q2 and Q3 2024. Some of the wells will be for production evaluation and testing in new development areas.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Cipher Neutron Inc. and the Energy Materials Research Group at the University of Alberta, have been selected to receive funding from Alberta Innovates through Advancing Hydrogen – Competition 2. The partners will use the funding to further develop Cipher's technology for large-scale green hydrogen production.

      businesswire.com
    • The Work NW Alberta partnership, a coalition of regional agencies and governments, has launched a new website to provide resources for job seekers, employees, and employers, within the Grande Prairie-Greenview area.

      everythinggp.com
    • The Government of Alberta has appointed the Advisory Council of Skilled Trades Youth Ambassadors Group. The group will provide a voice for young trades workers, help promote the skilled trades and provide advice to the provincial government.

      alberta.ca
    • Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its second restaurant location in Calgary on May 28, 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Moxies, a casual dining restaurant chain, opened a new location at South Edmonton Common on May 24, 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • CGC Inc. has started construction of its new $210M Sheetrock® brand wallboard manufacturing plant in Wheatland County. The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs during the construction phase and more than 100 permanent, full-time manufacturing jobs once the plant is operational in 2026.

      newswire.ca
  • Week of 2024-05-20 to 2024-05-24
    • The federal government is providing $78.5M over four years to help build more inclusive child care spaces across Alberta. The funding will help Alberta reach up to 68,700 new child care spaces by 2026.

      newswire.ca
    • Wild + Pine, a developer of nature-based carbon removal assets, has started work on the third phase of its StoneWoods Forest Carbon Project - the largest afforestation project in Western Canada. The work is expected to progress over the summer and into the fall of 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Groundworks®, a US-based foundation and water management solutions company, has acquired Edmonton- based PolyLevel Alberta Corp. PolyLevel provides residential customers with concrete lifting, polyurethane injection, interior slab leveling, pool deck repair and other services.

      globenewswire.com
    • TransAlta Corporation has started operations at its Horizon Hill Wind Project in Oklahoma. The facility is fully contracted to Meta Platforms Inc. for clean electricity from the site.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $340,000 to Joey’s Home, a supportive housing facility operated by the Winnifred Stewart Association in Edmonton. The funding will be used to create five new housing units, set to open in 2025, and for renovations on an associated facility.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is developing the new Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) as a replacement for the current General Educational Development credential on a national basis. Alberta will host the national CAEC Testing Service and will oversee the administration and delivery of tests.

      alberta.ca
    • Imperial has started oil production at its Grand Rapids oil sands project at Cold Lake using an improved, unique solvent-assisted technique. Imperial is planning to ramp up oil production using the technology over the next few months.

      businesswire.com
    • ATMA Journey Centers Inc. is starting clinical trials in Q3 2024 to evaluate psilocybin-assisted therapy in treating depression in mental healthcare professionals, following regulatory approvals. ATMA has partnered with KGK Science, a clinical research company, on the Canada-wide trials.

      newswire.ca
    • The Master Group, Canada’s largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration distributors, has opened a new $6.4M distribution centre in Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • Happy Belly Food Group Inc. is opening a street front location for its PIRHO Fresh Greek Grill in Calgary's Glenmore Landing. It's the first of 30 planned PIRHO locations in Alberta.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Calgary-based Best Solution Windows and Doors has partnered with DEL Windows and Doors, a national vinyl window, steel and fiberglass door manufacturer. Best Solution will serve as the exclusive Alberta branch of DEL.

      businesswire.com
    • WestJet is launching new seasonal air service from Calgary and Toronto to Tulum, Mexico and the island of Grenada in the Caribbean in fall 2024. WestJet is also adding new flights to Fort Lauderdale, FL., from Vancouver and Winnipeg.

      newswire.ca
    • Lauren Services, a Calgary-based technical design provider, has been awarded an engineering contract for the Ekona Power Inc. clean hydrogen production plant at ARC Resources’ Gold Creek Natural Gas Plant in Grande Prairie.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association Alberta along with trade groups and the construction sector are concerned about the ongoing shortage of experienced trades workers in the province.

      cbc.ca
    • Marvel Biosciences Corp. is raising up to $1M in new capital that its plans to use for additional pre-clinic experiments ($400,000), on compounds and formulation ($350,000) and general working capital purposes ($250,000).

      newsfilecorp.com
    • WestJet has launched direct air service between Calgary and Reykjavik (Keflavik airport), Iceland, operating four times per week through to October 13, 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is spending $50.5M over five years to support construction and infrastructure costs for three new water intake facilities in the Designated Industrial Zone in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland near Edmonton.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $15M over three years to Genome Alberta, a Calgary-based non-profit organization that funds and coordinates genomic research across a range of sectors in the province.

      alberta.ca
    • LithiumBank Resources Corp. has received a license for a wellbore within its Boardwalk Lithium Brine Project located in west-central Alberta. The company plans to deepen the well and test the lower horizons for lithium brine in the coming months.

      juniorminingnetwork.com
    • The United States Department of Defense has awarded a grant of approximately US$6.381M to Fortune Minerals Limited under the Defense Production Act Title III program. The funding will support regulatory requirements and metallurgical tests to optimize its refinery planned for a site in Alberta's Industrial Heartland near Edmonton.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing up to $7.5M to Fortune Minerals Limited to support a Front-End Engineering and Design study for its NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper Critical Minerals asset.

      businesswire.com
    • The Calgary Stampede opened the $44M Sams Centre in Calgary on May 29, 2024. The permanent facility, which will showcase the history of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth through exhibits and multimedia presentations, is open year-round.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Accident Support Services International Ltd., service providers for minor motor vehicle accident collision reporting, has opened a new Collision Reporting Centre in Leduc.

      canadianunderwriter.ca
  • Week of 2024-05-13 to 2024-05-17
    • WestJet is launching Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from Calgary to Tokyo, London, Paris, Mexico and Hawaii, starting in October and November 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The University of Calgary is partnering with the Calgary Board of Education and Converge Mental Health Coalition to launch a project to enhance mental health support within educational settings. The professional learning series will run as a pilot at the school level in summer 2024.

      ucalgary.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is supplying $2M in prevention-focused grants to support programs that target the causes of gender-based violence. The funding will flow to 11 organizations around Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • New Jersey Natural Gas has installed two CarbinX carbon dioxide capture systems, from Calgary-based CleanO2, at its Wall, N.J. headquarters.

      businesswire.com
    • KV Capital has made a strategic investment in the Nelson Lumber Company Ltd, as it moves into the building products market and premanufactured home production.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing approximately $1.77M to community-based Bachelor of Education programs at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta that will support 59 students in pursuing their teaching careers within their home rural, remote and First Nations communities.

      alberta.ca
    • Averton, a home builder and community developer, is expanding into the purpose-built rental market with projects in Calgary and Edmonton.

      storeys.com
    • The City of Edmonton will provide up to $20M in up-front financing for energy retrofits to about 300 homes and 16 commercial buildings over four years. The program includes insulation upgrades, heat pumps and solar panels, for example. Loans will be paid back through the owner’s property tax account over as many as 20 years.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Emissions Reduction Alberta has launched its 2024 Industrial Transformation Challenge, a $50M funding competition for technologies that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the economic competitiveness of Alberta’s industrial and natural resource sectors.

      eralberta.ca
    • Ted Baker, a men's clothing retailer that also operates stores under the Brooks Brothers and Lucky Brands in Canada, is starting store-closing liquidation sales as it works through insolvency proceedings. Stores slated for closure in Canada have not been identified.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $12.9M to expand the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing Technology Access Centre at Red Deer Polytechnic. The project will add training space for an additional 2,000 students annually by 2023. Construction is expceted to start in early 2025.

      alberta.ca
    • MacEwan University has started construction of its new School of Business building in Edmonton. The province is contributing $125M over four years towards the project.

      macewan.ca
    • Decentralised Energy Canada and the City of Medicine Hat have launched the $2.4M Energy Innovation Challenge to develop distributed energy systems in Alberta and reduce power grid congestion.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Happy Belly Food Group Inc. is increasing its multi-unit franchise agreement for Heal Wellness stores in Alberta from five units to 10 units in response to demand from current franchisees.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • TELUS is spending more than $16B to significantly expand and improve its network infrastructure and operations across Alberta over the next five years as part of a wider national $73B program.

      newswire.ca
    • The governments of Canada and Alberta are providing approximately $66M to support the construction of 335 new affordable housing units and 129 shelter beds in communities around the province.

      newswire.ca
    • The Town of Canmore has approved rezoning for an affordable housing project. Permitting and tendering are expected take place this year, with construction scheduled to start in 2025 and be finished in 2026.

      westernwheel.ca
    • Pembina Pipeline Corpration has completed site clearing activities for its $460M propane-plus fractionator at Redwater complex. Engineering and procurement activities are in progress with construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2024.

      businesswire.com
    • Pieridae Energy Limited has scheduled the second and final phase of the maintenance turnaround at the Waterton deep-cut, sour gas processing facility for Q3 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • HUB International, a global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, has acquired assets from 2197747 Alberta. According to HUB, the numbered company is partially owned by an Edmonton-based insurance consultant.

      newswire.ca
    • Royal Helium Ltd. has started licensing and permitting for the Forty Mile #1 exploratory helium well at the Forty Mile project in southeastern Alberta. The start of drilling operations at the site is dependent on licensing and drilling rig contracts.

      newswire.ca
    • Spartan Delta Corp. is increasing its 2024 capital program by $25M, to $150M, as it shifts its drilling strategy to concentrate on oil and condensate production in response to continued low natural gas prices in North America.

      newswire.ca
  • Week of 2024-05-06 to 2024-05-10
    • The Government of Alberta has launched the third phase of the Alberta is Calling campaign in BC, Québec and Ontario in a bid to attract skilled workers to Alberta. The program includes the Alberta is Calling Moving Bonus – a one time, $5,000 refundable tax credit aimed at enticing skilled trades workers to the province.

      alberta.ca
    • Canadian Utilities Limited is planning to build a 200 km natural gas pipeline terminating near Edmonton. The Yellowhead Mainline project is expected to exceed $2B in capital costs and create approximately 2,000 jobs during construction starting in 2026, subject to regulatory and company approvals. The in-service date is scheduled for Q4 2027.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government is providing $21M towards the construction of the new home of Boyle Street, okimaw peyesew kamik (King Thunderbird Centre) in downtown Edmonton. Boyle Street has also raised over $24M for the project.

      canada.ca
    • Highwood Asset Management Ltd. is increasing its 2024 capital program from $40-$45M to $60-$65M. Most of the new funding will be used for well drilling, completion, equipping and tie-in activities during Q4 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Luxfer Gas Cylinders has received a clean technology grant from the Alberta Innovates Hydrogen Centre of Excellence to support the development of a new Type 4, 700 bar hydrogen cylinder at its Calgary facility.

      businesswire.com
    • Work is starting on a $17.8M project to rehabilitate the Mission Bridge in Calgary. The construction is expected to be complete sometime in 2025.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Maple Leaf Green World Inc. is partnering with the Town of Coronation to develop a 12MW DC solar farm on a parcel of marginal land owned by the Town. Construction is expected to begin in Q4 2025, subject to regulatory approvals.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Municipalities and Indigenous communities across Alberta can now apply for funding to improve their drought and flood resilience and adapt to severe weather. The new Drought and Flood Protection Program is providing $25M this year.

      alberta.ca
    • The Canada Foundation for Innovation is providing $361.5M to support biomanufacturing research across five hubs in Canada including the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

      globenewswire.com
    • Pan American Energy Corp. is partnering with the University of Regina, on a geomicrobiology research project to identify lithium targets. Pan American is planning a field prospecting and sampling program utilizing eight students specializing in geosciences from the university.

      globenewswire.com
    • Uber Eats, a food delivery service along with other items, has launched in High River.

      okotoksonline.com
    • The City of Edmonton has agreed to fund the demolition of the former transitional housing site Dwayne’s Home in downtown Edmonton at an estimated cost of $4M-$5M. The vacant, fire-damaged building is subject to tax auction and demolition pending action by the owner.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is supporting a hemp processing plant led by a partnership between Logistik Unicorp Inc. and Frog Lake First Nations in Elk Point with $1.1M through the Investment and Growth Fund. The facility will create an estimated 33 permanent full-time and 50 temporary jobs.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $26M to expand the Alberta Newborn Screening Program and support research on cervical cancer, heart disease and pelvic floor health projects in Calgary.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $30M in new matching grants for sport and recreation facilities through the Active Communities Initiative. The funding is aimed at small and mid-sized projects, including indoor and outdoor skating rinks, community pools and other.

      alberta.ca
    • Porter Airlines launched daily roundtrip flights between Montréal and Edmonton on May 1, 2024.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $10M over two years to the Calgary Health Foundation to improve the health outcomes of women and children. The funding will support the building of additional examination and treatment spaces among other initiatives.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $961,000 through the Alberta Community Justice Grant to make the justice system more responsive to diverse groups. For the 2023-24 fiscal year, 39 grant recipients from across the province were selected to receive grant funding.

      alberta.ca
    • Avenue Living is renovating and upgrading the SunRise building in downtown Edmonton with the help of a new program from the Bank of Montreal. The $28M project is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • South Bow Corporation is planning to develop the Blackrod Connection project in Alberta for approximately $250M. The project consists of a 25 km crude oil pipeline and a 25 km natural gas lateral and associated facilities to provide crude oil transportation from International Petroleum Corporation’s Blackrod project to the Grand Rapids Pipeline System.

      globenewswire.com
    • Stantec has acquired UK-based Hydrock, an integrated engineering and design entity with 950 employees. The Hydrock acquisition will increase Stantec’s UK workforce by over 30 percent and bring fire safety and energy expertise to the Stantec portfolio in the UK.

      globenewswire.com
    • Servus and connectFirst credit unions, two of the largest credit unions in Alberta, completed their merger on May 1, 2024. Both credit unions will continue normal operations while planning a longer-term integration effort.

      globenewswire.com
    • US-based Groundworks® a foundation and water management company, has expanded into Canada with the acquisition of Calgary-based Doug Lacey’s Basement Systems. The company is planning to further grow its footprint in Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • Capital Power Corp. has cancelled its proposed $2.4B carbon capture and storage project at its Genesee Generating Station west of Edmonton. The company says it has decided the project is technically viable but not economically feasible at this time.

      globenewswire.com
    • Red Deer-based Azolla Hydrogen is set to be awarded a $9M contract from Winnipeg Transit to design, build and install hydrogen generation equipment using methanol. The hydrogen will power new zero-emission buses.

      cbc.ca
    • Pouce Coupe Pipeline, an affiliate company of Pembina Pipelines, is planning to build 89 km of pipeline from east of Taylor, BC to Gordondale, Alberta at an estimated cost of approximately $341M. Subject to regulatory approval, Pembina expects the line to be operational by mid-2027.

      cjdctv.com
    • The City of Calgary is releasing city-owned land for numerous industrial developments including the upcoming Constellation Industrial Park. Twelve lots at the site are available in Phase 1A, scheduled for industrial and warehouse use.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $19M through Budget 2024 for the Irrigation Rehabilitation Program to update irrigation infrastructure. The funding could be used to convert canals to pipelines along with other efficiency improvements.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2024-04-29 to 2024-05-03
    • Leston Holdings is planning to renovate the Edmonton House building in the downtown core after its purchase for $51M. Leston intends to keep all 320 residential units along with some renovations, exterior work, and converting some of the remaining office space to new residential units.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Precision Drilling Corporation is expecting strong demand for its contract drilling and well servicing divisions in Canada to continue throughout spring break-up due to increasing year-round pad drilling in the Montney plays and heavy oil programs in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

      precisiondrilling.com
    • GoodLeaf Farms has opened a $52M indoor vertical farm facility in Calgary. GoodLeaf is expecting to double the existing capacity at the facility in the near term.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $750,000 to conduct a feasibility study to advance the province as a global hub for geothermal technologies in partnership with Calgary-based Eavor Technologies and other stakeholders.

      alberta.ca
    • Stantec has secured a CAD$186M master services agreement with BC Hydro & Power Authority to supply transmission and distribution engineering services along with project management. The initial term of the agreement is seven years, with a potential total term of up to 20 years.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is spending $9M in 2024 on the development of the 15-year Passenger Rail Master Plan for a provincIal commuter rail network. A feasibility study to assess ridership demand and infrastructure needs is expected to be completed in the summer of 2025.

      alberta.ca
    • Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has submitted a full environmental permit application to Alberta Environment and Protected Areas for approval to construct its Carseland Project under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Cielo expects first commercial production from the facility in 2026.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta has launched the $6M Community Energy Conservation Program which will fund energy-efficient upgrades to municipally owned buildings. The program will provide up to $500,000 per municipality, including community-related organizations.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2M through the Investment and Growth Fund towards a $222M cold food storage facility in Coaldale by Netherlands-based NewCold. Construction is expected to create approximately 200 temporary jobs and the facility is expected to have more than 50 permanent employees when it opens in about one year.

      alberta.ca
    • Advantage Energy Ltd. is currently drilling a three-well liquids-focused pad at Wembley targeting two D4 wells and one D3 well, all in the Middle Montney formation.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government is providing over $678,000 for energy efficiency upgrades to the Social Development Centre in Alexander First Nation. The work includes expansion of the current solar energy system, and HVAC and electrical upgrades along with other projects.

      canada.ca
    • WestJet launched daily, non-stop, year-round service between Edmonton and Atlanta, Georgia on April 29, 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • C-FER Technologies is partnering with Metal Industries Research and Development Center in Taiwan to evaluate and develop technologies and expertise focused on the safe transport of hydrogen gas in pipelines.

      globenewswire.com
    • Skyline Industrial REIT and its partners are currently building and leasing Rampart III, an industrial facility in the Rampart Business Park in Edmonton. Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Volt Lithium Corp. is planning to secure US$1.5M from an investor company that will fund a project to use Volt's proprietary direct lithium brine extraction technologies at a site in Texas. The funding arrangement is subject to regulatory approval.

      globenewswire.com
    • CEMATRIX Corporation has executed $7.6M in new contracts. All the new projects, two of them in the US, are scheduled to be completed in 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta, through Alberta Innovates, is providing $1.2M to the University of Alberta for laboratory and mathematical analyses as part of a collaborative project with Vortex Energy Corp. and Keyera Corporation. The project will develop parameters for hydrogen storage in the salt caverns proposed to be developed at the Robinsons River Salt Project in Newfoundland.

      globenewswire.com
    • TAQA Drilling Solutions has launched Threlix™, a patented drill string technology designed to reduce drilling rig downtime. Threlix has global applications and includes full engineering support from TAQA.

      businesswire.com
    • Maskwa Medical Centre Canada Ltd. is planning to start construction in August or September 2024 on a $35M medical centre in Grande Prairie. The facility is expected to open in mid-2026 offering a range of medical services.

      everythinggp.com
    • The Meadow Lake Tribal Council and Carbon Alpha are partnering to develop the North Star Project, a carbon dioxide removal project near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. If fully sanctioned, the project is expected to create up to 125 construction jobs and 12 permanent jobs once operational in mid-2027.

      newswire.ca
    • PCL Construction is starting work on the $200M West Runway Rehabilitation project at the Calgary International Airport that will completely overhaul and replace the west runway. The work is expected to take two years with the runway open for service by the end of 2025. Construction is expected to create 300 temporary jobs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Pattison Food Group is rebranding the Urban Fare grocery store in the Mount Royal area of Calgary as a Save-On-Foods. Renovations at the store have been underway for several weeks. Local management employees at the store will be retained.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta has provided an additional $573,500 for the 2023-24 intake of the Northern Alberta Development Bursary program. The funding supports 72 additional students through the Northern Alberta Development Council and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit bursaries.

      alberta.ca
    • i3 Energy plc is planning a 2024 capital budget of US$50.9M to drill 15 wells across its Alberta assets. The drilling program is expected to start in June 2024 with pad drilling on its Simonette Montney play scheduled to start in Q1 2025.

      accesswire.com
    • Veritext Legal Solutions is extending and expanding its scholarship and grant program for students in the Court Transcription program or the Captioning and Court Reporting program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $15M to launch the Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Program which will pay nurse practitioners approximately 80 per cent of the compensation provided to family physicians who provide comprehensive primary care. The program has conditions on patient loads, after-hours service, walk-in patients and other regulatory requirements.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2024-04-22 to 2024-04-26
    • Happy Belly Food Group Inc. is opening its third franchised Heal Wellness restaurant in Edmonton in Q3 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • US-based Air Products is planning to build a network of permanent, commercial-scale hydrogen refueling stations along Highway 2 from Edmonton to Calgary. The stations will be equipped to serve heavy-duty vehicles, such as commercial and municipal trucks and buses, as well light-duty hydrogen fuel cell cars. Each station will be able to fuel up to 200 heavy-duty trucks or 2,000 cars per day.

      prnewswire.com
    • The University of Alberta Innovation Fund has invested in Nanostics Inc. to support expanding access to the ClarityDX Prostate blood test across North America. The funding will also support the development of ClarityDX Bladder, a minimally invasive bladder cancer diagnostic test, and other new products.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta, through Alberta Innovates and Emissions Reductions Alberta, is providing $57M for 28 projects to advance new hydrogen technologies and create up to 720 jobs. The project scopes cover hydrogen production, storage, transmission, distribution, and usage.

      eralberta.ca
    • Imperial Oil expects to open a $720M renewable diesel facility, currently under construction, in Strathcona County in 2025. The Government of Alberta has granted Imperial conditional approval for a tax credit estimated at about $70M under the Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Josan Properties is spending $22M to redevelop parts of the Phipps-McKinnon Building in downtown Edmonton. Seven floors will be converted to more than 90 residential units while nine floors will continue as office space. An amenity floor is planned to have a fitness room, yoga centre, outdoor patio, and more.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • Subject to regulatory approvals, a new unnamed tenant is moving into the vacant former Canadian Tire building in Lloydminster. The building is owned and leased by Canadian Tire Real Estate Investment Trust.

      meridiansource.ca
    • Alberta Health Services has increased the number of operating room nurses and hours at the Leduc Community Hospital starting in April 2024, leading to an increase of about 400 surgeries per year. The capacity increase was funded by the Alberta Surgical Initiative.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Alberta Utilities Commission has conditionally approved Alderson Solar, a 100 megawatt solar project by HEP North America near Suffield. Construction plans for the project are expected to be filed in August 2024.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing a $175,000 grant to the SafeGen program which provides occupational safety training to high school students. Coursework can be taken in class or online at schools throughout Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • WestJet is launching service to six additional Asian cities on May 17, 2024, through expansion of a codeshare agreement with Korean Air. The flights will be routed through Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

      newswire.ca
    • Canacol Energy Ltd. has started drilling the Chontaduro 2 gas appraisal well, targeting the CDO sandstone reservoir in the southern part of the Chontaduro discovery in Colombia's Lower Magdalena Valley Basin. The well, in the VIM21 exploration and production contract, is expected to take approximately three weeks to drill and complete.

      globenewswire.com
    • The United Nurses of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees have filed applications for a union certification vote on behalf of approximately 24 employees at AgeCare Glenmore in Calgary. The employees provide direct nursing care or nursing instruction at the facility.

      albertaworker.ca
    • Valeura Energy Inc. is drilling two infill development wells on the Nong Yao A platform in the Gulf of Thailand. Development drilling is planned on the Nong Yao C accumulation as the next stage in the program once commissioning is complete on the Nong Yao C Mobile Offshore Production Unit.

      valeuraenergy.com
    • The City of Medicine Hat is starting construction work on bridges, road improvements, water and sewers and utility upgrades totaling over $40M. Some of the work will continue until fall 2024 and if required into the 2025 construction season.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $500,000 to the University of Lethbridge towards eight environmental research projects focused on water storage in lakes, species at risk and other concerns in southern Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary Co-op has started work on a development in Cochrane that includes a co-op store, a gas station, car wash and other retail outlets. The store’s construction phase will create 750 jobs and another in 150 permanent jobs on completion in 2025.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Garmin Canada expects to have approximately 180 more jobs for technologically skilled employees in the new addition to its headquarters building in Cochrane. The expansion includes additional labs and product evaluation space.

      cochranenow.com
    • The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County are partnering to co-ordinate their economic interests using a $100,000 grant from the province through the Northern and Regional Economic Development Program.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $350,000 to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955 Trust Fund as part of a pilot program to deliver training for Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator – Mobile Crane Operator apprenticeships. The pilot program will take place at the Union's training facility north of Edmonton.

      alberta.ca
    • Save-On-Foods has opened new stores in Blackfalds and Athabasca, replacing previous stores that operated under the Buy-Low Foods banner at the same locations.

      grocerybusiness.ca
    • Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Limited is expecting to start construction this month on The Gateway - a mixed-use development in Canmore. The site will include retail, commercial, office space and employee housing.

      rmoutlook.com
    • The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation has opened Eileen’s Place, a domestic violence shelter for women, in Morinville. The second-stage housing project offers rental apartments and trauma-informed supports.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • The Cold Lake Regional Utilities Commission has awarded a $34M contract to Sure-Form Contracting Ltd. to build a new wastewater treatment plant. The project is expected to take 24 months to complete and bring online.

      mylakelandnow.com
  • Week of 2024-04-15 to 2024-04-19
    • Showcase Minerals Inc. is starting a drilling program on its Dixie Flats-North Star Gold Project.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • A No Frills grocery store is scheduled to open in west Edmonton in 2024-25.

      dailyhive.com
    • Construction of the Lloydminster renal dialysis unit is expected to start later in 2024.

      meridiansource.ca
    • The County of Grande Prairie is hiring staff for empty fire stations and fire service crews.

      dailyheraldtribune.com
    • Pulse Oil Corp. plans to re-start two additional wells along with the Enhanced Oil Recovery flood in their Nisku D oil reservoirs.

      globenewswire.com
    • Global Helium Corp. is moving ahead with design and engineering work for its Alberta facility.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Investment Management Corporation has launched four post-secondary scholarships.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is supporting construction of the new Cameron Heights Community Centre.

      alberta.ca
    • The Building Trades of Alberta is projecting a shortage of tradespersons in Alberta in 2025.

      boereport.com
    • Oil sands producers and refiners in Alberta are gearing up for their annual maintenance programs.

      boereport.com
    • Pembina Pipelines Corporation is building a small solar power system in Empress.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta has contracted out interfacility patient transports.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta expects to deploy 50 new police officers by the end of 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • Hempalta Corp. has acquired a controlling interest in Hemp Carbon Standard Inc.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Eguana Technologies Inc. is developing multiple virtual power plant pilot programs with utilities in Canada and the United States.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Alberta Health Services is opening a new mental health services building in Didsbury.

      discoverairdrie.com
    • Atco EnPower is planning a new wind farm near Castor.

      castoradvance.com
    • SolarBank Corporation has started construction of a rooftop solar project for Fiera Real Estate.

      newswire.ca
    • Mizuho Bank, Ltd. has invested in Bison Low Carbon Ventures Inc.

      newswire.ca
    • First Nations Inspection Authority launched on April 9, 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government has funded wildfire emergency co-ordinators for 48 Alberta First Nations.

      globalnews.ca
    • Zedcor Inc. is expanding its US operations and ramping up manufacturing.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • PetroTal Corp. expects to bring a well on production in May 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Copper Fox Metals Inc. is planning a drill testing program at its Mineral Mountain Project pending regulatory approvals.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Voran Group has partnered with MHCare Medical to introduce SoRite DECON chemistry.

      businesswire.com
    • The Western Milk Pool is building a milk concentration plant near Red Deer.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Bibo Strathcona has opened in Edmonton.

      dailyhive.com
    • The County of Wetaskiwin is partnering with Sustane Technologies Inc. on a project that will creating 30-35 local jobs.

      wetaskiwin.ab.ca
    • Labatt is hiring for part-time and full-time positions.

      curiocity.com
    • The Government of Alberta is adding $21M in 2024-25 to operating funding for affordable housing providers.

      alberta.ca
    • Abbey’s Creations opened a new location in Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • Fathom Nickel Inc. is planning detailed surface geochemistry and geophysics work at its Albert Lake Project.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Enterprise Group, Inc. is partnering with business groups to expand opportunities within the Treaty 8 Territory.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Canadian Critical Minerals Inc. is planning to ramp up ore processing in the next seven to 10 days.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily shut-in some production following a fire at a gas plant in Alberta.

      stockhouse.com
    • The University of Alberta is analyzing core samples for RESPEC Consulting Inc. and Vortex Energy Corp.

      globenewswire.com
    • Pan American Energy Corp. is partnering with the University of Saskatoon on a lithium research project.

      globenewswire.com
    • The federal government has made seven judicial appointments in Alberta.

      canada.ca
    • Happy Valley Food Group Inc. is opening three Yolks Breakfast restaurants in Calgary.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • TrustBIX Inc. has sold indoor farming technology and associated services.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Cowboys Music Festival is hosting job fairs in Calgary.

      curiocity.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $8M to increase access to family law pre-court services.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is funding some policing costs in Coaldale.

      alberta.ca
    • Peruvian Metals Corp. has acquired a 50 percent interest in Manitoba-based San Maurizo Mines Inc.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • E3 Lithium Ltd. is partnering with two universities on lithium research projects.

      businesswire.com
    • Balance has successfully achieved SOC 2 Type 2 compliance in its path to government certification.

      businesswire.com
    • Moxy Banff opened on April 11, 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Valo Networks is building out telecommunications infrastructure to 1,198 households in Red Deer County.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Turo is adding designated vehicle exchange locations at Calgary International Airport.

      dailyhive.com
    • Claystone Waste Ltd. is expanding operations at its Ryley facility.

      globenewswire.com
    • Peace Energy Cooperative is starting construction a solar farm in fall 2024.

      southpeacenews.com
    • Cleantek Industries Inc. is expanding its product and services lines.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Acceleware Ltd. has been awarded Phase 2 of a potash ore drying project by the International Minerals Innovation Institute.

      globenewswire.com
    • Heidelberg Materials North America has awarded a contract to MHI-LCSC and Kiewit.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Town of Sundre is planning to complete the Highway 27 overlay project in 2025.

      mountainviewtoday.ca
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated is planning to stimulate a producing well in Q2 2024.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2024-04-08 to 2024-04-12
    • The Town of St. Paul has issued a development permit to Memento Funeral Chapel for a funeral home.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • The Town of Cochrane is improving park infrastructure starting in 2024.

      cochranenow.com
    • Children's Autism Services of Edmonton is opening a school by September 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • WestJet is launching daily, year-round, non-stop flights from Edmonton to Ottawa and Montreal.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Tilley Solar Project is expected to create more than 280 full-time jobs at peak construction.

      newswire.ca
    • Record Resources Inc. is planning an expanded exploration program on a large package of uranium claims.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • LithiumBank Resources Corp. expects to have its lithium brine pilot plant fully operational in Q2 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Government of Alberta has allocated $4.45M for dual credit grants for the 2024-25 school year.

      alberta.ca
    • Target Pest Control is expanding its pest control services for property owners.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta has introduced a farm-restricted Class 1 license for eligible farmers.

      farms.com
    • Nanostics Inc. is partnering with Alberta Health Services to advance tools for the early detection of urological diseases.

      newswire.ca
    • Emissions Reduction Alberta is contributing funds to numerous energy storage related projects.

      news
    • Crux Operations Control Management Limited has received $1.5M from Emissions Reduction Alberta for software development.

      accesswire.com
    • Lycos Energy Inc. is adding $5M to its 2024 capital program.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $6.8M for criminal justice navigators.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing a $1.2M grant to the University of Calgary’s Simpson Centre for the Alberta Digitalization Agriculture Program.

      alberta.ca
    • Headwater Exploration Inc. is drilling four delineation wells on its Seal assets.

      newswire.ca
    • Chiniki First Nation has invested $10M into the Symons Valley Ranch development.

      rmoutlook.com
    • The Central Alberta Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo will take place in Red Deer on May 2, 2024.

      sylvanlakenews.com
    • Asinikahtamwak LP Ltd. is starting to manufacture hemcrete blocks in Elk Point during April.

      hemptoday.net
    • Global Helium Corp. has entered into a seismic review option agreement with North American Helium Inc.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.13M to support the development of regional airports.

      alberta.ca
    • University of CalgaryQuantum City is partnering with QAI Ventures to fund early-stage quantum technology startups and entrepreneurs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • NGIF Capital is investing $872,000 in New Wave Hydrogen.

      ngif.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is adding $10M to the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

      alberta.ca
    • Pure Life Healthcare Management has acquired a clinic in Fort Saskatchewan and a telehealth clinic.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Dow expects to have approximately 6,000 construction workers over the next 16 months at its petrochemical project in Fort Saskatchewan.

      calgaryherald.com
    • FlixBus started providing service on April 5 to communities around Alberta.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $224.8M to create medical schools in Lethbridge and Grande Prairie.

      alberta.ca
    • Ryuko Japanese Kitchen + Bar opened its second location on April 4.

      dailyhive.com
  • Week of 2024-04-01 to 2024-04-05
    • FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., the parent company of Fazoli’s, is expanding to Canada with a franchise agreement that will see 25 Fazoli's Italian food restaurants over the next decade. The first locations are expected to open in Alberta in 2025.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta increased funding for Family Resource Networks by $6.6M over the next two years. The additional funding will support families in need.

      alberta.ca
    • Northwestern Polytechnic has added a 12-month Water and Wastewater Technician certificate program with the first intake scheduled for fall 2024. Aquatera is assisting in the program development along with providing support for a program-specific scholarship fund for operator training.

      mygrandeprairienow.com
    • The Government of Alberta is creating two new organizations to manage mental health and addiction services. Recovery Alberta will be responsible for delivering the mental health and addictions services currently handled by Alberta Health Services. And a new Crown corporation, the Canadian Centre of Recovery Excellence, will focus on developing recovery models of care.

      cbc.ca
    • ECO Canada, a workforce and training organization for environmental professionals, has released a report detailing the skills and roles required for the green economy in Alberta and BC.

      globenewswire.com
    • X-Energy Reactor Company and TransAlta Corporation are partnering to study the feasability of deploying a small modular nuclear reactor in Alberta. The study will be supported with funding from Emission Reduction Alberta.

      businesswire.com
    • Ponshu, a Japanese food restaurant in Calgary, is closing permenently on April 8, 2024.

      dailyhive.com
    • Charge Solar, a leading supplier of solar and battery storage systems, has opened a newly expanded facility in Edmonton to better serve its customers.

      newswire.ca
    • Hundreds of jobs are currently on offer from 28 different employers in the greater Edmonton region. The positions range among a wide variety of occupations.

      dailyhive.com
    • Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., a renewable fuel company, is utilizing its research and development facility in Aldersyde to advance towards commercialization of its processes over the next two years.

      globenewswire.com
    • Insurance services provider, Western Financial Group opened a newly redesigned branch in Red Deer on April 3, 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated is partnering with North American Helium Inc., both based in Calgary, to drill six to nine helium development wells in southern Saskatchewan. The drilling is expected to start between Q3 2024 and Q2 2025, subject to environmental conditions.

      globenewswire.com
    • Tipper Records, a record shop dealing mainly in vintage vinyl, opened in downtown Okotoks on March 29, 2024.

      highriveronline.com
    • Blowers & Grafton, a restaurant concept specializng in Halifax Street Food, has opened a new location in Medicine Hat.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Construction work has begun at the Moose Recreation Centre in Medicine Hat. The project includes adding a universal change room, an accessible public use washroom, a new janitorial area and minor upgrades to infrastructure and utilities.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The City of Lethbridge has approved a new agreement with Alberta Health Services to deliver emergency medical services through Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services. The agreement is for 2.5 years with an option for a 2.5-year extension.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • Four counties around Edmonton are currently hiring for a range of positions including engineers, heavy duty mechanics, labourers and financial analysts.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is investing $33.7M in 13 projects through Emissions Reduction Alberta. The projects are expanding Alberta’s hydrogen fueling station infrastructure, using Artificial Intelligence to predict power line failures, and other issues.

      eralberta.ca
    • Alberta’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station is now open along Highway 2 in Leduc County.

      nikolamotor.com
    • The Government of Alberta announced a new trucker training program that will replace the current Mandatory Entry Level Training as of March 2025. The province has allocated $41M to set up a new commercial driver training grant to support the new program.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Capital Power has signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Saputo Inc., a leading dairy processor. The agreement pertains to Capital Power's Halkirk 2 Wind facility currently under construction.

      globenewswire.com
    • The MD of Bighorn is considering hiring or updating up to 14 positions in response to an organizational review of staffing levels.

      rmoutlook.com
    • The Government of Alberta intends to make the Edmonton navigation and support centre for the homeless a permanent service. The government is also planning to create a similar service in Calgary.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Shoppers Drug Mart is planning to open a new location in Whitecourt in 2025. The proposed location is adjacent to Whitecourt’s No Frills store.

      whitecourtstar.com
    • BuildForce Canada is forecasting that total construction employment growth in Alberta will increase by 14,000 workers by 2033.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2024-03-25 to 2024-03-29
    • LevelJump Healthcare Corp. has added technologies and expanded services at its recently acquired Diagnostic Imaging Centres in Alberta.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Town of Millet has awarded a $504,425 tender for a traffic light project to Park-Aid Asphalt and Maintenance. Work is expected to start later this year along with a railway upgrade project valued at over $1M that is required to coordinate signalling at the intersection.

      draytonvalleywesternreview.com
    • Bar Gigi, a brand-new 20 seat restaurant concept, is set to open in Calgary in the near future.

      dailyhive.com
    • Energy Creates, a new scholarship contest directed towards Canadian youth (aged 15-25 yrs.) is offering $500,000 in “no strings attached” scholarships in post-secondary education for artistic work that explores the Canadian Energy sector.

      globenewswire.com
    • De Havilland Canada is planning to start construction later this year on its engineering, manufacturing, training, and corporate complex in Wheatland County near Calgary. When fully operational the site will create up to 1,500 jobs, but in the interim De Havilland is estimating 300 to 400 employees will be added to the current 750 staff in 2024.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Ontario-based Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Red Deer-based Action Equipment Rentals Inc. and has retained all the Action employees.

      accessbriefing.com
    • Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are partnering to expand nursing student placements in rural healthcare. The agreement will also offer AHS nurses the opportunity to take on RDP clinical instructor placements on a temporary basis when RDP is unable to recruit a qualified instructor.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Edmonton-based DuraPaw, an online retailer of monthly themed dog subscription boxes, has launched a series of holiday themed subscription packs containing dog treats and toys.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $103M over seven years towards the $660M Arts Common and Olympic Plaza projects in downtown Calgary. The work is expected to create almost 3,500 full-time construction jobs, with completion anticipated by 2028-29.

      alberta.ca
    • Happy Belly Food Group Inc. is opening a Heal Wellness franchise location during Summer 2024 in downtown Calgary. Two other locations are also in progress in Edmonton as part of a five-unit master franchise agreement.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Two former employees of the Calgary liquor retailer J. Webb Wine Merchant are reopening the two locations that closed in January 2024. One of the locations will be rebranded as The Wine Shop.

      vermilionstandard.com
    • Concord Green Energy has awarded a contract to Polar Racking Inc. to supply its equipment for a 38-MW solar project near Tilley.

      renewablesnow.com
    • New schools in Airdrie, Cochrane and Chestermere are on the priority list for Rocky View Schools (RVS) as student enrolment booms across the division.

      cochranenow.com
    • The Koch Auto Group of Companies is launching a new RV dealership, Airstream of Edmonton, in early summer 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Parkland Corp. is planning to sell 157 convenience store and fuel station locations across six provinces under the Chevron, Ultramar, Pioneer and FasGas brands as well as the On the Run convenience store banner.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Bioclean Disaster Service is starting work to repair the foundation of the Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services (LSAS) building. The Government of Alberta has provided a matching grant of $197,092 for the project.

      mylloydminsternow.com
    • Rokk Energy Technologies and Northern Smilodon Energy Inc., both headquartered in Calgary, are partnering to develop Rokk’s Pad-Free™ advanced drilling and completion system primarily intended for horizontal well drilling.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Calgary-based Children’s Cottage Society (CCS) is set to open its new $25M headquarters building that will also offer social services and other programs to families and children in crises.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Zebra Robotics, a franchise offering education in robotics, coding, and technology, opened a location in southwest Edmonton in January 2024. Two additional locations are planned in the city with one opening in the fall of 2024 and the second shortly thereafter.

      einnews.com
    • ATMA CENA Psychedelic Healthcare Solutions (PHS) is anticipating an expanded client base after Alberta Blue Cross, an extended health benefit insurance company, elected to immediately begin covering psychedelic-assisted therapy (PaT) for mental health care in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network is providing $732,353 for a honeybee project involving Busy Bee Farm of Hay Lakes valued in total at approximately $2.3M.

      caain.ca
    • The University of Calgary has launched a two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies program that is expecting its first cohort of 20 students to start in August 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to spend $313M over three years in the Alberta Surgical Initiative (ASI) Capital Program in Budget 2024. Alberta Health Services (AHS) will also receive an additional $305M to cover the cost of 310,000 surgeries in 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta, Mphasis and the University of Calgary have launched The Quantum City Challenge to advance the development of quantum computing, with support from ATCO and Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

      thequantuminsider.com
    • The University of Alberta and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) have been designated as research and development test centres for NATO's Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (Diana) network.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) has started construction of a new Indigenous youth centre in Calgary. The facility will provide a permanent home for a range of services. Staff are expected to relocate to the building early in 2025.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Netflix has issued an open casting call in Calgary on April 6th for a western TV series set in 1850's Oregon titled The Abandons. Production is scheduled between May 14th and October 17th, 2024.

      curiocity.com
    • The federal government is providing $714,500 to Fortune Minerals Ltd. to support the production of cobalt and bismuth ingot products from its planned mine properties in the Northwest Territories and its refinery currently under development in Lamont County in Alberta's Industrial Heartland.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2024-03-18 to 2024-03-22
    • Calgary-based Buffalo Rail and Infrastructure has purchased Canfor Pulp Products Inc.’s 300-acre industrial property in Taylor, B.C. with plans to develop a $50M distribution hub for energy, agriculture, and forestry industries. The first phase of development is expected to create 100 construction jobs and 30 full-time jobs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has expanded dialysis services at the Wetaskiwin Hospital. The satellite hemodialysis unit was previously open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. six days a week. Now, with the expansion, it is open seven days a week.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $50M over three years to expand the Arrow Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant in Strathcona County. The treated wastewater will be used by many businesses, including in the production of hydrogen at the Air Products' hydrogen plant, as part of Alberta's hydrogen growth strategy.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is committing an additional $10M over four years that will fund another 104 beds at women’s shelters in 17 communities around the province.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is moving staff from Alberta Health Services to Alberta Health as it reforms health care delivery in the province. To date, 126 AHS staff have been terminated but have been presented with "equivalent" job offers within Alberta Health, according to the province.

      cbc.ca
    • The Taylor Family Foundation is contributing $20M to the University of Calgary to support a new state-of-the-art facility for the faculty of kinesiology. It will be the new home for the Human Performance Lab, a multidisciplinary centre that explores mobility and longevity.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Edmonton is planning to reduce the number of medical calls that firefighters take, in part with a fleet truck that would respond to medical calls. The city is also proposing to rely on Alberta Health Services' medical teams in high-frequency areas and only use firefighters for immediately life-threatening medical calls.

      cbc.ca
    • Edmonton-based Ballad Group Ltd. has developed a Labour Market Recruitment and Retention Strategy for the Canmore region that estimates a shortage of 600-650 employees. Affordable housing remains a significant restraint to attracting and retaining employees in the region.

      rmoutlook.com
    • Google Canada is providing $2.7M in grants for three organizations to strengthen the country's artificial intelligence strategy, including $1.1M for the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute in Edmonton to fund work on water-quality projects.

      amii.ca
    • Enserva, formerly the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, has launched the THINK Energy campaign to highlight the diversity of career paths in the energy services sector. As part of the campaign, Enserva is launching an energy services sector-specific job website, the Working Energy Portal, that will serve as a portal for employers and job seekers and act as a training hub.

      globenewswire.com
    • The predominantly Métis community of Conklin has launched seven new business partnerships in a bid to increase its opportunities in one of Alberta’s busiest oil sands regions. From drilling to heavy machinery and pipelines, the new ventures will bring an economic and social boost to the community of 300 residents.

      energynow.ca
    • Rubellite Energy Inc. is planning to spend $70M to $75M in its 2024 capital budget which includes the drilling of up to 34 multi-lateral development / step-out wells in the greater Figure Lake area. Approximately $7.0M of the total is planned for the Figure Lake gas sales plant and related pipeline tie-ins.

      newswire.ca
    • The Eastern Irrigation District has approved a $273M expansion to the Snake Lake Reservoir near Brooks, with approval still needed from Alberta Environment and Protected Areas. The district hopes to start the project in 2026 and will take on most of the construction itself.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $481.9M in Budget 2024 as grants for municipal water programs over the next three years. The funding will support water supply and wastewater treatment programs and disposal facilities, including in small communities.

      alberta.ca
    • PlayWright, a new downtown Edmonton restaurant located in the former space of Normand's in the Citadel theatre, is planning a late April launch for the 128-seat space.

      news
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $1.7B to the continuing care sector to improve access to health care by reducing wait times for alternate level of care patients. The province is planning to build or replace more than 1,600 continuing-care spaces this year.

      alberta.ca
    • Harry Rosen, a men's fashion retailer, is starting a Canada-wide retail fleet transformation beginning with a renovation of its 13,000 sq. ft store at West Edmonton Mall in 2024. Harry Rosen also has two stores in Calgary, AB.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Source Energy Services has purchased the sand trucking assets of RWR Trucking Inc. and has hired key members of the RWR team, including drivers, dispatchers, and support personnel.

      globenewswire.com
    • Leopold's Tavern is planning to open its second Edmonton location this fall.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing $12.8M over three years to Phase 3 of the Winspear Centre expansion project in downtown Edmonton. Phase 3 completes the 550-seat acoustic performance venue called the Music Box, and adds community gathering spaces, music studios and classrooms.

      alberta.ca
    • WestCan Proton Therapy is building the Ben Stelter Centre for Proton Therapy and Neuroscience in partnership with the Ben Stelter Foundation and Edmonton Global. The $120M investment will be Canada’s first proton therapy treatment centre, marking a significant advancement in cancer care.

      edmontonglobal.ca
    • Applications are open until April 26 for Lab2Market’s Validate stream in Alberta for graduate and postdoc students in any industry looking to test the entrepreneurial potential of their research ideas. Successful applicants are eligible for $15,000 in funding.

      lab2market.ca
    • Edmonton-based GreenCo Robots Inc. has received $97,922 from the Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) through its Innovation Booster Program to develop an integrated table tracking solution for quick service restaurants. CFIN said the company has provided more than 300 robot waiters to Canadian restaurants since it launched in 2020.

      cfin-rcia.ca
    • The federal government is providing $4M to support the non-profit Indigenous Tourism Alberta. Over the next four years, the funding is anticipated to aid in the growth of around 165 Indigenous tourism enterprises, support the startup and expansion of at least 10 new businesses, and sustain about 100 jobs.

      travelandtourworld.com
    • Parks Canada is currently hiring for lifeguards and cashiers at Miette Hot Springs, located in Jasper National Park.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program has been extended another six months to July 31, 2024. This affects migrant workers in Claresholm. They were one of only eleven communities in Canada approved for the pilot program and the only one in Alberta.

      okotoksonline.com
    • The Government of Alberta is introducing legislation that will enable the creation of an independent police agency. Officers in the new agency would take on responsibility for police-like functions currently carried out by the Alberta Sheriffs.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based North American Helium Inc., the leading company focused on exploration and production of helium from underground fields of inert nitrogen, is building two new helium purification facilities in southwest Saskatchewan. Both are expected to be operational by the end of 2024.

      businesswire.com
  • Week of 2024-03-11 to 2024-03-15
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $13M to Red Deer Polytechnic to support the $21.3M expansion of the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing-Technology Access Centre (CIM-TAC).

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Polar Bear Kitchen, a Chinese food restaurant in Dragon City Mall in Calgary’s Chinatown, has permanently closed its doors.

      dailyhive.com
    • Calgary-based Carbonova Corp., a start-up that aims to turn greenhouse gas emissions into carbon materials, has raised $6M in its latest funding round to advance its strategy towards building the first commercial demonstration carbon nanofibers unit in Canada.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based FLINT Corp. is experiencing increased demand from its customers for multi-year contracts due in part to concerns about a tightening labour market in Western Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • ARC Resources Ltd. has donated $5M to the OWN.CANCER Campaign that will support clinical trials and innovations in radiation oncology at the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre opening later this year in Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. (COPL) has filed bankruptcy in Canada and the U.S. but is continuing day-to-day operations as normal as it restructures. COPL has requested the immediate suspension on trading of its shares on stock exchanges. The company’s oil- and gas-production work is centered on Wyoming.

      bnnbloomberg.ca
    • Backstairs Burger has opened its third Edmonton location in the downtown core.

      dailyhive.com
    • Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, has opened its second franchise location in Alberta to serve clients in the greater Edmonton area.

      newswire.ca
    • The Edmonton-based recycling company [RE]Waste and residential flooring company Elms Weeping Tile are collaborating to turn plastic into construction materials. The companies said their collaboration is set to divert 150 million pounds of plastic from landfills.

      einnews.com
    • UNIQLO, a Japanese casual wear designer, fast-fashion manufacturer, and retailer, is opening a second Calgary location on March 22, 2024 at Market Mall.

      curiocity.com
    • The University of Calgary’s new Aerospace Innovation Hub (AIH) is receiving $3.9M from the Calgary Economic Development's Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. With the funding the AIH intends to support incubator programming for up to 180 companies by 2028.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is launching the Alberta is Calling program in April 2024. It will offer a one-time $5,000 refundable tax credit to tradespeople who move to the province in 2024 and file that year's taxes in Alberta.

      cbc.ca
    • Calgary Quest Children’s Society has opened a new school and expanded its services to create The Calgary Quest Resources Centre for Opportunity. The community access program will provide participants ages 18 to 25, who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe development disabilities, the chance to maximize their potential.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Gotcha Covered, a US-based window covering company, has opened a new franchise location serving NW Calgary and Airdrie.

      franchising.com
    • Kaiser's Olde Style Bakery is set to open in High River on March 29, 2024 in a new location after vacating their previous location in 2023.

      highriveronline.com
    • The Carpenters' Regional Council has opened the first location in Alberta of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) with a $2.35M grant from the federal government, through the Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy Women in Skilled Trades Initiative.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has graduated a new class comprised of 49 new police officers and three canine teams, who will serve in both Edmonton and Lacombe.

      globalnews.ca
    • CHAR Technologies Ltd. is planning to expand to Drayton Valley, Alberta, along with other Canadian locations following a $5.2M grant from the federal Clean Fuels Fund.

      globenewswire.com
    • Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. is planning a 2024 capital program between $450M and $500M that the company has specifically designed with flexibility in the back half of the year to adjust to changing commodity prices.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Crew Energy Inc. is planning a 2024 capital program of $165M to $185M that includes drilling six wells, completing 11 wells and leaving ten wells drilled and uncompleted at year-end 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Acceleware Ltd., an innovator of clean-tech decarbonization technologies, is planning to continue a second phase of its heating program after a significant subsurface upgrade plan to address some technical issues. Accelware plans to refurbish or upgrade, and then redeploy some of the components.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $20M in grant programming to support graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in post-secondaries across the province.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Arcfield Canada Corp. has been awarded a $211.6M, five-year contract by the federal Department of National Defence to continue providing maintenance for the country’s CF-18 fighter jet fleet.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is committing an additional $55M to the University of Calgary for a new multidisciplinary science hub. The new funding will be given to the university in the 2025 fiscal year, but construction will soon begin on the building, which will add 2,000 full-time graduate and undergraduate spaces and is slated to be completed by 2029.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Headwater Exploration Inc. is increasing its 2024 capital budget from $180M to $200M to take advantage of new land additions across its Clearwater asset base and acquisitions in other plays in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $63M over three years for the renovation and expansion of the W.J. Elliott Trades Building at Olds College. Planning for the project is underway, with construction anticipated to begin in early 2025.

      mountainviewtoday.ca
    • Fortinet, a U.S.-based global cybersecurity leader, is spending $30M to create a cutting-edge cybersecurity tech hub in Calgary that includes a data centre, and a training facility for its award-winning cybersecurity training curriculum to address the forecasted shortage of tech talent. Fortinet is providing new career paths to workers needing to re-train or acquire updated expertise.

      globenewswire.com
    • Campus Saint-Jean, the francophone campus of the University of Alberta, is receiving nearly $2M to support official languages in Alberta. The funding includes $427,000 for a work experience program with local business partners that will provide francophones and newcomers with skills development and work experience.

      ualberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing the 24-bed Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter with $400,000 to help cover costs towards black mold remediation that was uncovered during renovations.

      whitecourtstar.com
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to spend more than $8.1B through the Ministry of Transportation and Economic Corridors’ three-year Capital Plan for planning, design, engineering and construction of roads, highways and bridges.

      alberta.ca
    • TC Energy Corp. has cut an unspecified number of jobs, primarily in Calgary and Houston, Texas. The company is restructuring and had said in 2023 it would spin off its liquids business to focus on transporting natural gas.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based Traction Uranium Corp. has started its 2024 winter drill program at the Hearty Bay project in Saskatchewan with the arrival of the Boart Longyear drill crew on site. The program should be completed by the end of March, dependant on ice conditions.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2024-03-04 to 2024-03-08
    • MEG Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 capital program of $550M, including $100M towards the start of a three-year project with an estimated total cost of approximately $300M. The project is expected to increase production starting near the end of 2026.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based TC Energy Corporation is selling its Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) for US$1.14B. The PNGTS system transports natural gas to the upper New England and Atlantic Canada markets.

      globenewswire.com
    • Edmonton-based ProVolve Power Technologies Inc., which provides full-service testing, analysis, and maintenance of electrical power systems, has joined the NETA Network of Leading Electrical Testing Organizations and has received certification as a NETA Accredited Company (NAC).

      globenewswire.com
    • Hut 8 Corp., a Florida-based Bitcoin miner and energy infrastructure operator, is closing its Drumheller site and ceasing mining operations at the location. Efficient miners will be relocated to the Medicine Hat site, and old and inefficient miners will be retired from operations.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is planning to allocate $125M over the next five years under the new Drought and Flood Protection Program. The program intends to help fund the design and construction of projects that protect critical infrastructure from flooding and drought. Applications are expected to open later this year.

      alberta.ca
    • Advantage Energy Ltd. has reduced its planned 2024 capital program by $40M to between $220M and $250M. Advantage is planning two fewer wells with the new budget along with the deferral of some projects, but its production estimates for the year remain unchanged.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $17.5M that includes $7.0M of abandonment and reclamation spending.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Foothills Country Hospice Society (FCHS) near Okotoks is spending $7.15M to add eight beds along with a new gathering space, upgraded kitchen, and a room for private grief counselling to its facility.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Crescent Point Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 capital program of $1.4B to $1.5B with approximately 80 percent allocated to its Alberta operations and the balance to its Saskatchewan assets.

      prnewswire.com
    • Chicken For Lunch, a long-standing food venue in downtown Edmonton, closed permanently on February 29, 2024 due to upcoming renovations at the food court location.

      cbc.ca
    • The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is planning to outsource and merge some positions, affecting up to 450 workers, after an operational review conducted by the auditing firm KPMG was presented to council.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • The Government of Alberta is starting construction on 10 new schools in Calgary, Chestermere, Edmonton, Airdrie and Cochrane this year. In total, Budget 2024 allocates $2.1B over three years to build and modernize Alberta schools.

      cbc.ca
    • The governments of Alberta and Canada are jointly providing $112M to improve access to high-speed internet for more than 22,500 households across rural and Indigenous communities in Alberta.

      alberta.ca
    • TransPod, a hyper-loop company planning a high-speed train between Edmonton and Calgary, is developing a 75-metre-long test bench in Edmonton. The development, which the company expects to be completed by the end of 2025, is a precursor to constructing a full-scale test track.

      bnnbreaking.com
    • The Government of Alberta is introducing a series of new restrictions on wind and solar projects in Alberta, which come into effect March 1, 2024. The new policies include making developers responsible for reclamation costs, creating buffer zones around wind and other projects to protect “pristine viewscapes,” and not allowing renewable energy developments on certain classes of agricultural land.

      alberta.ca
    • Three new restaurants are in the works for the Citizen on Jasper apartment building by the Corso 32 Group, a local chef-owned restaurant business.

      news
    • The Government of Canada is providing $45.3M for energy efficiency upgrades to 124 buildings at CFB Edmonton. The project is expected to provide 125 jobs over the next two years, with completion scheduled by the end of 2026.

      edmontonsun.com
    • Five Body Shop locations across Alberta are closing as part of a wider Canadian store closure. The company announced earlier it was filing for bankruptcy protection in Ontario.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta has renewed the Alberta Is Calling campaign in its 2024 budget to attract skilled workers to the province. The one-time bonus will give a $5,000 refundable tax credit to people working in eligible occupations who move to Alberta after April 2024 and meet additional eligibility criteria.

      dailyhive.com
    • Bear Hills Casino is recruiting for its Spring 2024 opening. The first phase of the development will offer more than 80 full and part-time jobs, making the casino one of the largest employers in the region.

      wetaskiwintimes.com
    • The Little Potato Company is building a new $39.5M project in Nisku. The goal is to double its processing capacity and produce more packaged potatoes with seasonings that can be quickly roasted, microwaved, or grilled. Alberta’s Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program has given conditional approval for a tax credit to the company estimated at about $1.3M.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • Cybera, Alberta's not-for-profit organization responsible for driving economic growth using digital technology, has launched SkillUp, a platform to help Albertans match their skills and experience with sought-after jobs. A public preview of the site will be up until March 31.

      skill-up.ca
    • Canadian Natural Resources Limited is planning a 2024 capital program of approximately $5.4B with an emphasis on thermal oil projects in the first half of the year. In its North American operations, several major turnarounds are planned at its various Alberta facilities over 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Harvard Developments is planning to start demolition in July of the Eau Claire Market in Calgary to make room for construction of the Green Line LRT. A CT train station is planned for the site and Harvard also has plans to redevelop part of the area.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The University of Calgary has opened the UCalgary Recovery Hub, Alberta's first on-campus drop-in recovery space. The drop-in space, which is designed for students, faculty, and staff seeking addiction support, offers substance-free events, peer support meetings, and access to conversations with social workers.

      cbc.ca
    • Edmonton-based Stantec, a global design and engineering services company, has been selected to design a battery manufacturing facility in the UK for Agratas valued at 4.0B British pounds. Stantec will provide architecture, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and civil engineering services, as well as risk management, planning compliance and other services.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Calgary is one of 12 employers in the region currently hiring for hundreds of jobs ranging from retail to pilots to pet groomers.

      dailyhive.com
    • The City of Calgary is allocating $1.9M to enhance public safety in the downtown core. The initiative will target several facilities in the core located near Calgary Transit lines, by adding measures such as lighting, additional security staff and the presence of surveillance cameras.

      calgaryherald.com
    • CEMATRIX Corporation, a Calgary-based manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced cellular concrete products, has booked $6.7M in new and modified contracts. The work includes two US projects valued at a combined $2.6M that are scheduled for completion in 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Airdrie has signed a $24.8M agreement with the federal government to fast-track the development of more than 900 homes in the city over the next three years. The funding is contingent on city changes that encourage development.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Calgary is expecting some cooling of its labour market as more residents relocate to the city until about 2026 according to a new report. According to the report, there will be particular demand for construction, retail, education, and hospitality workers out to 2033.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has committed more than $810M over three years for redevelopment of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The expansion is set to include 200 more beds (bringing the total to 570), three new operating rooms and a cardiac catheterization lab.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-26 to 2024-03-01
    • The Jobs Canada Career Fair is taking place at the Edmonton Expo Centre on March 12, 2024, and the Edmonton Career Fair is taking place at the Edmonton Convention Centre on March 14, 2024. Numerous exhibitors and employers across a range of industries will be at both events.

      dailyhive.com
    • Edmonton-based Ceapro Inc., a biopharmaceutical technology company, is planning the commercial launch of its Health Canada approved natural health product in the second half of 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc., a blockchain and data center technology company, is spending $3.5M to open and staff a Calgary office. Subject to regulatory approval, its subsidiary Systemic Trust Company Ltd. will provide custody of digital assets to institutional clients such as financial institutions, asset managers, corporations, and public sector organizations.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Calgary has recently graduated 12 community peace officers and 10 transit peace safety officers. The new positions are part of a city plan to recruit, train and hire 65 additional transit safety officers at a cost of $15M annually.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Calgary-based Suncor Energy, Canada’s second-largest oil producer, is planning to double its autonomous haul truck fleet to 91 vehicles this year to move all bitumen ore at its Base Plant near Fort McMurray autonomously.

      reuters.com
    • Calgary-based Lynx Air has ceased operations and obtained creditor protection. Lynx has an estimated total of 500 employees in Canada with 390 staff in Alberta and 110 in Ontario. 

      globenewswire.com
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated and its partner and operator North American Helium Inc., both based in Calgary, have started completion operations on one well and are underway with production and testing evaluations on another recent well.

      globenewswire.com
    • Toronto-based SMYTHE, a designer and retailer of women's blazers, has opened its first standalone location in Western Canada in Calgary’s Chinook Centre.

      pinchercreekecho.com
    • Kelt Exploration Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $325M, down 7% from its previous budget of $350M. Kelt expects to drill 29 wells across its asset base in 2024, with an emphasis on wells that have a higher oil weighting.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • E3 Lithium Ltd., a leading developer of technologies to extract lithium from oilfield brine, is planning to advance its Clearwater Project in Alberta to commercial operations. E3 also plans to evaluate and progress other brine producing areas across its asset base in 2024.

      businesswire.com
    • Whitecap Resources Inc. is planning a 2024 capital program of $900M to $1.1B, $100M lower than the company originally budgeted.

      newswire.ca
    • Petrus Resources Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $40M to $50M, with 90 percent of the funds allocated to drilling new wells on its Ferrier and North Ferrier assets near Rocky Mountain House.

      globenewswire.com
    • LEDCOR has been selected as the contractor for construction of the new $210M CGC wallboard manufacturing plant in Wheatland County. The development phase is expected to create about 200 local jobs in construction and skilled trades.

      strathmorenow.com
    • Mount Royal University in Calgary has launched a new Bachelor of Aviation Management program that prepares graduates for roles in operations and management within airlines, airports, and other aviation-related businesses. The program will admit 40 students annually, with applications now open for the first cohort starting Fall 2024.

      mtroyal.ca
    • The Government of Canada is committing $175M to fast-track more than 5,200 new housing units in Edmonton over the next three years. The money will flow through the federal Housing Accelerator program to build more rentals, affordable apartments, and housing near university and college campuses.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $1.2M to seven organizations to support improvements to 245 rental units at affordable and seniors housing facilities around the province.

      alberta.ca
    • The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is forecasting capital expenditures for the upstream oil and natural gas sector will reach $40.6B in 2024, rising slightly from an estimated actual investment of $39B for 2023. Alberta is expected to maintain a steady investment level at $29B, with oil sands’ contribution at around $13.3B.

      globenewswire.com
    • Alberta Innovates is providing $12.4M to advance health technologies, including artificial intelligence and wearable robotics among other projects, toward market adoption.

      globenewswire.com
    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $390M to $440M that includes completion of a well battery at Wembley in Q1, drilling and completing at least seven wells in its sand plays near Slave Lake and additional waterflood and exploration drilling across its asset base.

      newswire.ca
    • The CNIB Foundation is planning a major redevelopment on the land it leases from the City of Calgary in the inner-city neighbourhood of Bridgeland. The mixed-use development is expected to have 400 residential units, including below-market housing, and a potential 27-storey tower.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-19 to 2024-02-23
    • Pallas Athena Women’s Fighting Championship, the first professional all-women mixed martial arts corporation in Western Canada, is holding its biggest event of the year, PAWFC III, in Calgary on March 9, 2024, at the Nutrien Western Events Centre in Stampede Park.

      globenewswire.com
    • The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is providing up to $366,500 to Applied Quantum Materials Inc. in Edmonton and $338,250 to the University of Calgary for a project with Beyond Blood Diagnostics (U.K.) and the NRC’s Nanotechnology Research Centre.

      canada.ca
    • The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton is expanding from four schools to seven and has targeted July 2024 as a launch date. One of the new schools is to be focused on construction and building sciences.

      news
    • Loblaw Companies Limited, a major Canadian grocery retailer, is planning to spend $2B to build more than 40 new stores, expand or relocate another 10 and renovate more than 700 others nation-wide. Loblaw expects to create more than 7,500 jobs across the country.

      loblaw.ca
    • The American fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is opening two restaurants in Edmonton and one in Calgary during 2024. Owners-operators of the restaurants are expected to hire approximately 80-120 additional employees at each new location. The company plans to open 20 outlets in Alberta by 2030.

      chick-fil-a.com
    • The Government of Alberta has declared an early start to the 2024 wildfire season with plans to hire an additional 100 firefighters expected to be in the field on May 15, 2024. This is in addition to the 900 firefighters the province fielded in 2023, who are expected to be ready by April 15.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Alberta Innovates, in collaboration with the Glenrose Hospital Foundation, is launching a new $2M partnership to improve access to rehabilitative care for all Albertans living with physical and cognitive disabilities using digital supports.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3.85M to Medical first responder (MFR) agencies across the province. The funding will expand the program to include medium and large MFR agencies across Alberta, including fire departments, urban, remote and rural municipalities, and Indigenous communities participating in the MFR Program.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $2.8M over two years to Women Building Futures to help more women train for jobs as professional drivers in commercial trucking.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary-based Eavor Technologies Inc., a global leader in geothermal energy technologies, has entered into an agreement with the Japanese company Kajima Corporation to receive a direct investment into the company.

      globenewswire.com
    • The federal government is providing $13.8M to six small towns and rural communities across the province for affordable housing. The funding is expected to add 3,100 homes to the housing supply over the next ten years.

      cbc.ca
    • The Book Boudoir, a bricks-and-mortar bookstore specializing in romance novels, opened in Edmonton on February 14, 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • Keyera Corp., a Canadian natural gas processing company, has scheduled six maintenance and turnaround projects in 2024, ranging from five days to six weeks in duration, with a maintenance capital budget of $80M to $100M for the year.

      newswire.ca
    • Shoppers Drug Mart is contributing $2M to the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to fund research aimed at innovation for primary health care in pharmacies to help expand access.

      ualberta.ca
    • TC Energy Corp., a Calgary-based pipeline operator, has reported that it is looking to sell over $3B in assets this year. The company, which is responsible for Coastal GasLink and the Keystone pipeline, is facing mounting pressure from investors and credit rating agencies to reduce its debts. The company reported $1.4B in profits for Q4.

      globalnews.ca
    • Doughnut Party is opening its first brick-and-mortar shop in Calgary in February.

      dailyhive.com
    • Abbey's Creations, an artisan ice cream shop, is opening in Calgary soon.

      dailyhive.com
    • Bar Henry, a European-inspired cocktail bar, has opened in Edmonton.

      dailyhive.com
    • Brew and Bloom, a floral restaurant, is opening in Edmonton.

      dailyhive.com
    • The provincial and municipal government are providing $5.4M towards the emergency shelter expansion in Lethbridge. The shelter expansion will increase capacity to more than 200 shelter spaces and 30 stabilization spaces.

      alberta.ca
    • According to a study by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, 100,000 agriculture job vacancies are expected by 2030.

      reddeeradvocate.com
    • Effective April 1, 2024, the Government of Alberta is making legal aid accessible to more Albertans by raising the qualifying income threshold to $30,000 (gross) per year.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-12 to 2024-02-16
    • Rokk Energy Technologies and Import Tool Corporation Ltd., two Calgary-based companies, have signed a collaboration agreement to deliver technology for advanced drilling and completion systems for the Canadian oil and gas industry.

      kingstonthisweek.com
    • House of Skate, an indoor skating rink, is opening in Calgary. The company is hiring instructors and skate patrol.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is building several major projects worth a total of over $1B that will start or be completed in 2024. CMLC projects include a six-storey building with 44 units and 9,000 sq. ft. of retail space, a 1,000-seat theatre, and a BMO Centre expansion for Stampede 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is launching a new tourism strategy, with the goal of reaching $25B in yearly visitor expenditures by 2035. The province expects that the tourism sector will provide $159B to the provincial GDP and 190,000 full-time equivalent jobs by 2035.

      alberta.ca
    • Morning Brunch Co. is opening three restaurants in Calgary, Airdrie, and Okotoks this spring.

      dailyhive.com
    • The City of Edmonton has given Explore Edmonton a $6M boost to its budget. This one-time funding will allow the tourism organization to continue to provide its services at the same level as previous years.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Enfinite, a Canadian energy storage company, has launched 3 new energy storage projects in Alberta. These facilities are located in northern Alberta, near the communities of Wapiti and Hythe, and add a total of 60 MW of energy to the province’s power grid.

      globalrenewablenews.com
    • Greenfire Resources, a Calgary-based energy company, produced 20,800 barrels of bitumen per day in December 2023, up 3.4K barrels per day from the Q4 average. This increase in production came from eight additional Refill wells that the company drilled over the course of Q4 2023.

      energynow.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is launching a new immigration stream starting March 1 2024 to attract skilled workers to the tourism and hospitality industry. This stream expedites immigration of experienced tourism sector workers into the province with the goal to reduce labour shortages.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta's Minister of Forest and Parks travelled to the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Utah in February to promote Alberta's outdoor hunting. Hunting outfitters generated about $350M for the provincial economy in 2023.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $12M to the Alberta Medical Association for 2023-24. These funds are part of a larger sum of $57M that will be distributed over the next three years. The money will help support the healthcare sector to serve more patients.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta opened a support centre in Edmonton on January 17 to help people with shelter, housing and health services. Since the centre opened, it has provided over 500 connections with community services.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing additional firefighters and resources for the 2024 wildfire season. To prepare for a potentially difficult wildfire season, the province will be recruiting and training new firefighters. The government is also planning to be prepared for the wildfire season on April 15, two weeks earlier than in the past.

      citynews.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-05 to 2024-02-09
    • Imperial Oil, the Calgary-based oil producer, produced 452K barrels per day in Q4 2023, its highest level of production in 30 years. Its Kearl oilsands mine operation also averaged 308K barrels per day, an all-time record. The industry is ramping up production in anticipation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, with the province hitting record highs for oil production.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Colorado regarding energy and carbon management. Under the memorandum, the two governments will align and improve their regulations, increase their information sharing in key energy and environmental areas, and enhance their collaboration.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal, provincial, and municipal governments are providing $21M towards improved public transit infrastructure in northern Alberta, including Strathcona County in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. The funding will support accessible transportation through improvements on transit vehicles, buses and repairs. 

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Canada and Fortis Alberta are providing $550,092 to the Alberta Municipality Constellation project, which supports the transition to zero emission buses in nine Alberta communities. The transition supports clean transportation and lowering carbon emissions.

      canada.ca
    • The federal, provincial, and municipal governments are providing $21M towards improved public transit infrastructure in northern Alberta, including Grande Prairie. The funding will support accessible transportation through improvements on transit vehicles, buses and repairs.

      canada.ca
    • The Province of Alberta’s moratorium on approving wind and solar power projects is lifting at the end of February after nearly seven months. The end of the moratorium will follow the Alberta Utilities Commission’s inquiry on land use and reclamation of renewables projects. When completed, the inquiry will report to the government on how to develop renewable power in the province.

      cbc.ca
    • EPD Renewables’ $600M wind farm has begun full operations 180 km north of Medicine Hat. The wind farm includes 67 turbines across 60K acres of land. At full capacity, the wind farm will generate 297 megawatts. The construction of the turbines employed 400 people and its operations will continue to employ 10 full-time staff.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • The Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo) has set up a $1B fund dedicated to investing in the global energy transition and decarbonization sectors. AIMCo invests on behalf of pension, endowment, insurance and government funds in Alberta and manages more than $158B in assets.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Enerkem Inc. is shutting down production at its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels plant in northeast Edmonton. The facility began operating in 2010 and had a 25-year agreement with the city to turn non-recyclable municipal waste into ethanol for fuel. The facility employed 56 people and was intended to demonstrate refuse-derived fuel technology at a commercial scale.

      cbc.ca
    • Biscettes, a bakery, has just opened in Calgary.

      dailyhive.com
    • Heritage Park is hiring for over 500 positions in Calgary, including retail jobs and animal care takers. A job fair will be held on March 2 with interviews available.

      dailyhive.com
    • Freson Bros., an Alberta grocery chain, is opening a grocery store in Edmonton. The store featured a job fair on February 2.

      dailyhive.com
    • Louisiana Purchase, a restaurant specializing in American cuisine, has closed the restaurant in Edmonton.

      dailyhive.com
    • Second Cup, Canadian coffee retailer, is opening a café at Calgary Central Library this year.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Government of Alberta has provided $1.2M towards housing supports for Albertans who are at risk of homelessness. HUB 29 opened in the fall 2023 in Calgary, providing over 24 units of housing, community space, and daycare.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $18M to help communities hire staff and provide improved energy-saving infrastructure. The improvements will help municipalities save energy, lower costs, and reduce emissions.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is offering a free digital literacy program with 19 courses to help people develop basic digital literacy skills. The courses will provide practical and foundational skills to use the Internet to access government services, and interact with others and online.

      alberta.ca
    • The Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission has passed a motion to suspend water from its municipal treatment plant being used for fracking. This move comes after nearly three years of continuous drought in Alberta. The Government of Alberta also warned the oil and gas industry back in December that it would likely need to use less water if drought conditions continued.

      energynow.ca
    • Condor Energies Inc., a Calgary-based energy transition company, has entered into an agreement with the Government of Uzbekistan to increase the production of eight conventional natural gas-condensate fields in the country. Condor will begin operations in Q1 2024 after an environmental baseline audit and a technical inspection are completed.

      energynow.ca
    • Lycos Energy Inc., a Calgary-based oil company, has announced capital expenditures of $61M in its 2024 budget. This spending includes the drilling of approximately 28 wells. Lycos forecasts an average production of 4,700 barrels of oil per day.

      boereport.com
    • Highwood Asset Management Ltd., a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration and production company, has announced it has brought online a new light oil well at Wilson Creek with the capacity to produce 1K barrel per day. The company is aiming to bring five more wells on production within the first 120 days of 2024.

      energynow.ca
  • Week of 2024-01-29 to 2024-02-02
    • Calgary-based PureWeb, a leading innovator in cloud-based streaming solutions and real-time 3D technology, is expanding its services to offer hosting of top-tier graphic processing units to customers in both the Western and Eastern United States.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $11.3M for the development and construction of the new power engineering lab at Northwestern Polytechnic’s Grande Prairie campus. The new facility will have upgraded and modern equipment for third- and fourth-class power engineering training and space for an additional 60 students.

      alberta.ca
    • Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation in Calgary and Oilers Entertainment Group in Edmonton are hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions, ranging from administrative support to chefs, for their respective sports venues.

      curiocity.com
    • The Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Association will declare bankruptcy and dissolve following a recent vote. The association attributes the decision in part to high utility costs for its indoor venue.

      cbc.ca
    • Tolko Industries is working towards repairs on its High Prairie oriented strand board (OSB) mill following a fire in May 2022, but a reopening date has not been set. Previously the mill was expected to be operational by the end of 2023.

      southpeacenews.com
    • InPlay Oil Corp. is planning a 2024 capital program of $64M to $67M that includes drilling and completing 14 to 15 wells across its Alberta assets. InPlay is directing its 2024 program towards drilling for oil given the higher rate of return over natural gas.

      newswire.ca
    • Chinook’s Edge School Division (CESD) and its stakeholder partners, including Olds College, are moving forward with new course development for the Central Alberta Collegiate Institute (CACI) initiative. The institute will provide high school students with expanded opportunities to focus on career transitions, including hands-on training in fields of their choice.

      mountainviewtoday.ca
    • Start-up businesses in Calgary and Edmonton are recruiting for staff across a range of industries including finance, energy, education, and communications among other sectors.

      curiocity.com
    • Volt Lithium Corp. is planning to add employees in 2024 as it advances the development of its proprietary technology for direct lithium extraction from oilfield brine.

      globenewswire.com
    • Island Plate, a Hawaiian and Asian fusion restaurant in Calgary, closed on January 30, 2024 after two years of operation.

      dailyhive.com
    • FreshCo, a grocery retailer, has opened a store in Okotoks. The store marks the 45th location in Western Canada and the 146th store in the country.

      grocerybusiness.ca
    • Houston-based Murphy Oil Corporation is planning to spend a combined US$130M on its Alberta and BC assets in 2024. About US$30M of the total will support field development in both areas. Murphy has allocated US$35M to its Alberta Duvernay play to drill four wells and bring online three operated wells.

      businesswire.com
    • Edmonton-based Entos Pharmaceuticals has opened a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in California adding to the company's global strategy as it looks to establish a future commercial manufacturing site in Edmonton.

      businesswire.com
    • Balance, Canada’s oldest and largest digital asset custodian, has moved its corporate headquarters and relocated its core business from Toronto to Calgary. As part of this corporate move, it expects to open a few new positions on its team, both in engineering and across the rest of its functions, and over time make significant contributions to local job creation.

      businesswire.com
    • High Tide Inc. has opened a Canna Cabana retail cannabis store in Fort McMurray.

      prnewswire.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $440,000 to a University of Alberta research team that will combine innovative modelling on human behaviour, transportation, and wildfires. The project will help communities better plan for and manage emergency responses, infrastructure needs, and evacuation approaches in the event of wildfires.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $9.9M to 260 non-profit organizations through the Community Initiatives Program. The funding will help Albertans access diverse social, cultural, and recreational opportunities in their communities.

      alberta.ca
    • The Calgary Airport Authority has awarded a contract to overhaul the Airport's west runway to PCL Construction as the project’s construction manager. The project is expected to cost about $200M and create 300 temporary jobs.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Momentum Calgary, a charity that offers programs and services to help people build their small businesses and careers, is offering a new payment model for students of its IT Support Specialist Training Program. Eligible students can pay as little as $500 up front when enrolling in the program. Once they get a job, they are responsible for the rest of the tuition payment of roughly $6,350.

      www.msn.com
    • Shoppers Drug Mart is opening 44 additional pharmacy care clinics in Alberta in 2024 as part of a minimum capital investment of $77M in the province since 2022. The total number of Shoppers clinics in Alberta is slated to reach 103 by the end of the year.

      globenewswire.com
    • The City of Edmonton and Varme Energy Inc. have reached an agreement that will enable green electricity and industrial heat generation while diverting approximately 150,000 tonnes of residential garbage from the landfill per year starting in 2027. Construction of the $300-million facility is expected to create about 250 full-time construction jobs and 25 permanent ones.

      businesswire.com
    • Hemisphere Energy Corporation is planning a 2024 capital program of $21M mostly directed to drilling and facility work. Over half of the planned capital expenditures are scheduled for the third quarter, providing Hemisphere with the flexibility to adjust plans subject to the commodity price environment.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Obsidian Energy Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $345M to $355M with a focus on its heavy oil assets in the Peace River area and lighter oil assets in central Alberta. The tentative drilling program has 78 wells drilled and completed for the full year.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The University of Alberta is partnering with Amazon Web Services to launch The Artificial Intelligence Discovery Place at U of A’s downtown Edmonton Enterprise Square campus. The collaboration is expected to bring cloud computing technology from Amazon Web Services for researchers.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. is planning to cut 650 positions from a total of more than 12,000 employees. The cuts will begin in February and be completed by March 1, 2024. Enbridge said that wherever possible, it will minimize the impacts by reducing vacancies and contract positions, as well as redeploying staff.

      edmontonjournal.com
  • Week of 2024-01-22 to 2024-01-26
    • NorQuest College in Edmonton is using provincial and federal funds to help more internationally-educated health workers fill the gaps in the current health care system. The college has expanded its programs for Canadian credentials along with orientation and experience in the Alberta health system.

      globalnews.ca
    • The City of Lethbridge has approved approximately $203,000 to allow the YWCA to renovate a portion of its downtown Lethbridge facility to create an additional 26 beds for its Harbour House emergency women's shelter program.

      lethbridgenewsnow.com
    • Rona, a home improvement retailer, will be closing its distribution centre in Calgary in October 2024 as it cuts 300 jobs across Canada. Alberta will see 25 job cuts, with the employees at the Calgary location being repositioned to another distribution centre, according to RONA.

      cbc.ca
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated and its partner, North American Helium Inc., are planning to complete, test and evaluate a recently drilled test well on their helium asset in southern Saskatchewan. The work will verify the presence of helium and assess commerciality of the potential helium discovery.

      globenewswire.com
    • Bird Construction has acquired the assets of NorCan Electric for $11M. NorCan is an electrical and instrumentation contractor with 450 electricians providing maintenance turnaround and other services. Bird is acquiring the workforce and team that are providing services to clients along with all customer contracts.

      constructconnect.com
    • Alberta Education’s Mental Health in Schools Grant is providing $1M to Northern Lights Public Schools and the Bonnyville Primary Care Network (PCN) for the Pathways of Hope pilot project. The funding will be used to hire a mental health navigator, a mental health nurse and two psychologists.

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Drone Delivery Canada has signed commercial agreements with the Edmonton International Airport and other partners to expand its drone delivery services, including to a medical clinic in Leduc owned by Montana First Nation.

      dronedeliverycanada.com
    • The City of Airdrie is receiving $1M from the federal government to support efforts to prevent gun crime and gang violence. The city is partnering with both the local RCMP detachment and the Rocky View Schools Division to help administer or carry out any programming that results from the funding.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is currently hiring for bear technicians in Kananaskis Country for a variety of activities, including documenting daily bear locations. The job is seasonal and runs from May 1 through October 2024.

      dailyhive.com
    • Avison Young, a global commercial real estate firm, is expecting 700 new units in Lethbridge, comprised of a mixture of retail and multifamily units, to be available to the marketplace from 2023 to the end of 2025.

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • Heaven Hill Brands is permanently closing the Black Velvet bottling facility in Lethbridge in February 2024. The company says the bottling operation will be relocated to Bardstown, Kentucky and Lethbridge employees affected by the closure will be offered “free outplacement services.”

      lethbridgeherald.com
    • EDP Renewables North America has started operation of the $600M Sharp Hills Wind Farm in southern Alberta. EDP currently employs 7 permanent positions to operate and maintain the project.

      globenewswire.com
    • Charcut Roast House is planning to open a second restaurant location this spring in the University District in Calgary.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Big 4 Motors has opened in a new dealership at Taza Park on Tsuut’ina First Nation lands. The new facility has 34 working bays that will allow the dealership to grow the service side of the business.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta has allocated $8M over three years for the Ethnocultural Grant program and $1.5M over three years for the Anti-Racism Grant program. Both grant programs are currently open for applications.

      alberta.ca
    • A University of Alberta chemical and materials engineering research team has received $4M to scale up production of carbon fibre from bitumen to 5K tonnes a year by the early 2030s, increasing from a current rate of 500 grams to one kilogram per day.

      ualberta.ca
    • Five of Alberta's top 75 employers are currently recruiting for a range of positions including engineering and trades interns, corporate and manager roles and camp and food services among other occupations.

      dailyhive.com
    • The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute is accepting applications for the summer cohort of the AI4Good Lab. The program is open to women and gender-diverse people.

      ai4goodlab.com
    • Edmonton-based Future Fields, a biotechnology company that has built the world’s first synthetic biology system to use fruit flies for recombinant protein production, has launched its Recombinant Human Prolactin. This is the first-ever prolactin protein derived from a commercial fruit fly expression system.

      futurefields.io
    • The City of Medicine Hat has approved the redevelopment of a former motel in Riverside, closed by police two years ago, to continue as a longer-term apartment rental site. The new owners plan to renovate and operate the property as an affordable housing location.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Canada has awarded a $2.28B contract to Bell Textron Canada Limited (BTCL) to provide in-service support for the Royal Canadian Air Force's active fleet of CH-146 Griffon helicopters. Some of the in-service support work will be done in Alberta.

      newswire.ca
    • The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation has opened the new $20.8M Chief Aranazhi School for grades 5-12. The facility also serves as a community centre with an oversized gym, a fitness room, a commercial kitchen and a ceremonial space.

      canada.ca
    • Bow Valley College and the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) have received $9.5M from the federal Foreign Credentials Recognition Program to help address a critical shortage of nurses in Alberta.

      livewirecalgary.com
    • The Government of Alberta has opened a new navigation and support centre in Edmonton to provide targeted help to vulnerable people who are staying in encampments. Staff at the centre will provide Indigenous cultural supports and liaisons, connect people to shelter, housing, and financial services, as well as help individuals obtain valid Alberta identification.

      alberta.ca
    • Birchcliff Energy Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $240M to $260M to bring 29 wells on production. Birchcliff is delaying the drilling of 13 wells until late Q2 and into Q3, with these wells expected to come on production in Q4 2024.

      globenewswire.com
  • Week of 2024-01-15 to 2024-01-19
    • Calgary-based TC Energy Corporation is advancing its proposed Ontario Pumped Storage Project after Ontario’s Minister of Energy gave approval to proceed with the project.

      rigzone.com
    • Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Northwest Health Foundation have opened a newly renovated palliative care suite at St. Theresa General Hospital in Fort Vermilion. The Government of Alberta’s Infrastructure Maintenance Program contributed $115K to the project.

      albertahealthservices.ca
    • Vera's Burger Shack, a west coast burger franchise, is opening three locations in Calgary. The first location is expected to open in the Northland re-development in spring 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Harvard Media, a media and advertising company, has expanded its ‘play’ brand of radio stations in Alberta with new openings in Red Deer and Fort McMurray.

      broadcastdialogue.com
    • Stormes Saddle Company, a custom saddle maker in Millarville, is closing shop after 61 years of operation.

      stalbertgazette.com
    • Charmed Resorts, a resort known for its dazzling fairytale cottages, is planning to open a second location at Mulhurst Bay along Pigeon Lake.

      dailyhive.com
    • Olymel, a Quebec-based meat processor, is laying off 100 workers at its Red Deer pork processing plant. To minimize the impact of the employee downsizing, Olymel Red Deer has implemented an early retirement incentive program.

      porkbusiness.com
    • Edmonton-based Capital Power Corp. and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are partnering to assess the use of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in Alberta. The feasibility assessment will take two years to complete and will include exploring ownership and operating structures for a potential fleet of grid-scale SMRs in Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • V Burger, a 100% plant-based burger restaurant in Calgary, is closing permanently after operating since 2020.

      dailyhive.com
    • Cozy Cottage Interiors, a home decor and gift shop in Okotoks, is set to close by mid-January with the current owner selling the building. The new building owner is planning to open an unspecified business at the location.

      westernwheel.ca
    • Theoretically Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Lethbridge, is embarking on a funding round by offering non-voting shares to potential investors that will provide dividends and product discounts.

      cbc.ca
    • Calgary-based Mage Networks, specialists in developing and offering proprietary Internet technology in remote areas, is partnering with Telesat to offer satellite services to communities.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3M in funding from the Bridging Classrooms to Communities pilot program to 12 Indigenous organizations in rural and urban areas across the province.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing 87 housing providers with a one-time $10M increase in operating funding to help them continue to house low-income Albertans during high inflation. The funding will help with utilities, staffing, supplies and other housing-related costs.

      alberta.ca
    • NuVista Energy Ltd. currently has two rigs drilling on a 6-well pad in Elmworth, Alberta after which they will move to drilling at the Pipestone South and Gold Creek assets. NuVista has also begun completion operations at a 12-well pad in Pipestone North.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Lynx Air is launching new flights between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), along with service to Vancouver as a “through flight” via Calgary.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery, a consortium that includes the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, has developed a microcredential program for Hydrogen Awareness and Entry-Level Technical Applications in Hydrogen for Process Occupations.

      globenewswire.com
    • Oil production in Alberta increased to 4.16M barrels a day in November 2023, the highest production in data stretching back to 2010, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator.

      bnnbloomberg.ca
    • Applexus Technologies Private Limited, a global SAP technology and business solutions provider, has opened an office in Calgary along with a recently added 17-member team. Applexus plans to create over 125 additional new local jobs in the next 5 years.

      newswire.ca
    • The Alberta Social Housing Corporation, a Crown corporation, is planning to hire a consultant to help review the seniors' lodge program this year and make recommendations about its future.

      cbc.ca
    • Virtuous Circle Counselling, an Edmonton-based provider of professional counselling and therapy services, has opened a new clinic in south Edmonton specializing in relationship-focused mental health care.

      globenewswire.com
    • Infinity Asphalt, a premier asphalt maintenance company serving the City of Calgary and surrounding areas, is currently looking to hire university students for the 2024 summer season.

      digitaljournal.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $42M to 271 non-profit organizations across the province for facility upgrades and new community spaces through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP).

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $3.5M to fund eight projects in communities across the province through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program. The funding will help organizations restore riverbanks and watersheds, stabilize stream banks, and improve natural drainage.

      alberta.ca
    • Three schools — one each in Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat — are launching CASA Mental Health classrooms with financial assistance from the Government of Alberta. Students facing complex mental health challenges can receive individual therapy, group therapy and psychiatric care.

      rdnewsnow.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $1.4M to the Bearspaw First Nation for energy-efficiency upgrades to the Eden Valley Arena.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has awarded a contract valued at approximately $350K to WaterSMART Solutions to enhance drought modelling which will mitigate the risk of a severe drought in 2024.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2024-01-08 to 2024-01-12
    • Alberta Wildfire is currently in the midst of recruiting and training new firefighters for the 2024 season.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing more than $3.6M to support research projects at post-secondary institutions that include unmanned flight, environmental restoration and agricultural technologies, among other areas.

      alberta.ca
    • North American Helium Inc., in partnership with Helium Evolution Incorporated, has started drilling another test well on its assets in southern Saskatchewan. Completion operations have also started on its second joint well in the region.

      globenewswire.com
    • Paramount Resources Ltd. is wrapping up completion work on numerous recently drilled wells across its Alberta Duvernay assets, with expectations that all the wells will be on stream by February 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing almost $7.3M to support programs and organizations involved in the prevention of gender-based violence.

      canada.ca
    • Netflix is planning to start production this spring in Calgary and surrounding areas on a 10-episode Western action drama series called The Abandons.

      dailyhive.com
    • Office Calgary, which provides turn-key office service and amenities, is adding two floors that will contain 80-plus offices and co-working spaces, to a building in downtown Calgary. A cafe/restaurant is also forthcoming in the building.

      prnewswire.com
    • Chinook Greenhouses in Medicine Hat is planning to increase production of reforestation saplings by two-thirds, following the addition of a second greenhouse facility in the city.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5.3M to two organizations to operate a total of up to 200 new emergency shelter spaces in Edmonton.

      alberta.ca
    • Edmonton-based Stantec is acquiring Morrison Hershfield, a leading transportation, buildings, and environmental services firm with 1,150 employees based in Markham, Ontario.

      globenewswire.com
    • Redberry Restaurants is opening a Taco Bell restaurant in Cold Lake, their second new Taco Bell in the province over the past year.  

      lakelandtoday.ca
    • Total Energy Services Inc. is planning a preliminary 2024 capital budget of $46.5M, which includes $22.4M of expansion capital and $24.1M for equipment maintenance and recertifications. The expansion budget includes $17.4M for rig upgrades in the Contract Drilling Services and Well Servicing segments.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Traction Uranium Corp. is mobilizing a gravity crew to the company’s Hearty Bay Project in Saskatchewan’s Northern Athabasca Basin. A drilling program may follow the gravity survey work pending adequate ice thickness on Lake Athabasca.

      globenewswire.com
    • Astara Energy Corp., a private Canadian-owned company, is buying Blackspur Oil Corp., the Canadian subsidiary of Australia-based Calima Energy Limited, for approximately CAD$55.89M. Blackspur includes assets in the Brooks and Thorsby areas along with 89 producing wells.

      rigzone.com
    • RoboGarden Inc. and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Corporate and Continuing Education in Edmonton are partnering to deliver remote learning digital workforce upskilling programs in Artificial Intelligence Development and Full Stack Development.

      newswire.ca
    • The Genesee Generating Stations in Warburg, Alberta, about 90 kilometres southwest of Edmonton, are expected to transition from coal-burning to natural-gas fired power production by the end of 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • A new family owned and run discount store, Redcliff Dollar Save, has opened in downtown Redcliff.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • Jayman BUILT, an Alberta-based homebuilder, is launching a new luxury condominium project in the University District in Calgary.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Town of Banff is planning enhanced public transit services on its local Roam routes for both summer and winter service and expanding the service to the industrial compound.

      rmoutlook.com
    • Artic Therm International Ltd, a subsidiary of Enterprise Group Inc., has secured a project to contribute to the construction of a replacement pipeline for one of Canada's largest oil sands producers.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Keyano College in Fort McMurray has applied to become a polytechnic due in part to increasing student enrolment. The college hopes to offer many of the same programs with more autonomy.

      fortmcmurraytoday.com
    • J Webb Wine Merchant, the oldest independently-owned and operated wine merchant in Alberta, is closing its doors in Calgary after 37 years in business.

      dailyhive.com
    • Calgary-based DIRTT, a leading provider of innovative interior construction solutions, is partnering with SourceBlue to improve the supply chain flow for materials required for interior construction.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is streamlining cannabis regulations across the province, and effective January 31,2024, licensed cannabis retailers can operate temporary sales locations at adults-only events like trade shows and festivals.

      morinvillenews.com
    • The Town of Peace River is planning a 2024 Capital Budget of over $6.35M that includes work on the pool, arena, parks, library and water park.

      smokyriverexpress.com
  • Week of 2023-12-18 to 2024-01-05
    • Saskatoon-based Royal Helium Ltd. has started production of purified helium at its Steveville Helium Facility near Medicine Hat.

      newswire.ca
    • Pizza Maru, a Korean pizza concept, opened its doors in Calgary on December 21, 2023.

      dailyhive.com
    • Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of approximately $210.0M with funding for its North American operations dedicated to modernizing its fleet of fracturing equipment.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $4.16M for fifty additional police officers to patrol Calgary’s downtown core and other high-crime hot spots.

      calgaryherald.com
    • E2E Energy Solutions, the municipality of Rainbow Lake and the University of Calgary are partnering on a first of its kind pilot project that will power and heat the community entirely using geothermal renewable energy sources by 2028.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is launching two new pilots projects aimed at helping improve the current reclamation certificate process while maintaining the highest environmental standards. The projects will test ways to certify portions of reclaimed sites and help reclaim peatlands.

      alberta.ca
    •  Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 capital budget of $275M to $295M that includes up to $265M to drill, complete, equip and tie-in 15 wells.

      newswire.ca
    • Canadian Natural Resources Limited is planning a 2024 capital program of approximately $5.4B that includes 134 liquids-rich natural gas and light crude oil wells and 135 multi-lateral heavy crude oil wells in Alberta.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Homes by Avi currently has 162 units under construction in its Autumn residences. These units are located above 23,000 square feet of retail along University Avenue in Calgary, part of the overall development of the University District.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Enbridge Inc., both based in Calgary, have entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Enbridge’s interests in the Alliance, Aux Sable and NRGreen energy infrastructure in Canada and the US for approximately $3.1B.

      globenewswire.com
    • Cenovus Energy Inc. is planning a 2024 capital budget of $4.5B to $5.0B with its oil sands operations receiving $2.5B to $2.75B of the total. Maintenance work is planned at the Lloydminster Upgrader in Q2 2024 and at the Christina Lake oil sands operations in Q3 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Lucero Energy Corp. has approved a 2024 capital budget of US$65M (approximately C$88M). Lucero's 2024 capital program is directed towards light oil development projects, with over 80% allocated to drilling and completion activities.

      newswire.ca
    • WestJet is planning to add direct flights from Calgary to Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea with service three times per week. Subject to regulatory approvals, the service is expected to start on May 17, 2024. WestJet has also introduced enhanced connectivity between its global hub in Calgary and Tokyo's Narita International Airport during summer 2024, with frequency expanding to daily service.

      newswire.ca
    • Enserva, formerly the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, is expecting Canadian oil sands production to reach 3.7M barrels per day, which is half a million barrels per day more than what the oil sands are currently producing and is an increase from the report’s outlook in 2022.

      globenewswire.com
    • Dow Inc. has let two contracts, valued at approximately US$3.0B, to Fluor Corp. for construction-related services for Dow Canada's petrochemicals manufacturing site under development just north of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

      www.ogj.com
    • Aviva plc , a leading global insurance provider, has committed to a $6.2M partnership with Edmonton-based Wild + Pine to restore degraded and marginal land back to a forested landscape, rebuild habitats, and remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.

      newswire.ca
    • Banded Peak, a craft brewery in Calgary, has added eight full-time positions and 12 part-time staff, with a focus on front-of-house, logistics and brewery operations, following a nearly $10M injection from its parent company Labatt Breweries of Canada.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing up to $1.6M to the University of Alberta for a project that focuses on mapping the permafrost and ground ice along the Mackenzie Valley Highway and Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway in the Northwest Territories.

      newswire.ca
    • Niyanin Nations LP, a coalition of five Indigenous Nations in northwestern Alberta, is partnering with the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation and NuVista Energy Ltd.on a $20.5M cogeneration unit at the Wembley Gas Plant, in the County of Grande Prairie.

      boereport.com
    • Imperial is forecasting capital spending of $1.7B in 2024 with an emphasis on its Strathcona Renewable Diesel facility, currently under construction near Edmonton, and technological developments in its heavy oil operations in Alberta.

      businesswire.com
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated and its partner North American Helium Inc. are planning to complete, test and evaluate a second joint well in the coming weeks to confirm the presence of helium and assess commerciality of the potential helium discovery.

      globenewswire.com
    • Slave Lake is one of three communities in Canada for a pilot of a workforce development grant funded by the federal government. The project, called Community Action for Workforce Development (CAWD), is aimed at supporting employment opportunities and removing barriers for both marginalized communities and local employers in the region.

      lakesideleader.com
    • Athabasca Oil Corporation and Cenovus Energy Inc. are partnering to create a new company, Duvernay Energy Corporation, to develop the liquids-rich and oil zones of the Kaybob Duvernay formation in Alberta. The 2024 development program will include 12 wells with a capital budget of approximately $82M.

      globenewswire.com
    • Bird Construction Inc. has been awarded a new project and a separate significant change order within an existing project with two long-term clients in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • Canada Growth Fund Inc. is investing $200M in Entropy Inc., specialists in carbon capture and storage, coupled with a fixed-price carbon credit purchase agreement (Carbon Credit Offtake Commitment or CCO) of up to one million tonnes per annum (tpa).

      newswire.ca
    • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers®, a fast-casual restaurant concept based in the US, is planning to open five new Freddy's restaurants in Alberta over the next five years.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $15M to support the $50M expansion of Northern RNA's biomanufacturing capacity in Calgary, including by establishing a facility to produce components for vaccines and therapies.

      newswire.ca
    • Royal Helium Ltd has started delivery and sales of purified helium from its Alberta facility to a leading North American aerospace and defense firm based in the US. The offtake partner has an agreement for 100% of Royal's helium volumes.

      newswire.ca
    • The federal government is providing more than $8.8M for 11 organizations to deliver training that will better prepare youth and underrepresented groups in Alberta for careers across a wide range of industries.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing more than $2.1M for the Glenrose Hospital Foundation in Edmonton to develop and evaluate prototypes and devices such as wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, remote monitoring systems and wearable technologies.

      newswire.ca
    • New York-based Prime Group Holdings, LLC , a vertically-integrated private equity real estate firm, has entered the self storage market in Canada acquiring its first Canadian property in Sherwood Park.

      businesswire.com
    • The new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canada West (Calgary) Region is expected to support an average of more than 1,300 full-time equivalent jobs annually, and AWS plans to invest more than US$2.9B (approx. CA $4B) in Alberta through 2037. These jobs, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and others will be part of the AWS supply chain in Canada.

      businesswire.com
    • All Seniors Care Living Centre has opened Aspen Heights Retirement Residence, a seniors reisdence in southwest Calgary that provides independent living suites and assisted living arrangements subsidized by Alberta Health Services.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Integricon Property Restoration and Construction Group, an integrated property restoration and construction firm, is expanding to Alberta with new offices in Edmonton and Calgary.

      canadianunderwriter.ca
    • Crescent Point Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 capital budget of $1.4B to $1.5B, with approximately 80 percent of the total dedicated to Alberta formations where 104 wells are expected to be drilled.

      newswire.ca
    • Tenaz Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 drilling and development capital budget of $23M to $25M to drill and complete four wells in Alberta starting in mid-year. All the wells are expected to in production by the beginning of Q4 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • The Newly Institute, a Calgary-based company providing mental health services, has signed an affiliate agreement with partners in Canadian Veterans Rehabilitation Services to provide intensive outpatient mental health programs .

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Canada Cartage has opened a new terminal and cross-dock facility in Rocky View County, Alberta.

      trucknews.com
    • Summit Racing Equipment is bringing the 2024 Summit Racing ISCA Indoor Show Car Series to Calgary on April 5-7, 2024 as part of the wider 2024 racing series in the US and Canada.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing additional funding of $200M over two years to improve access to family physicians and help ensure primary health care is available for every Albertan.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal government is providing $300,000 to help six communities in Alberta implement strategies to manage their municipal infrastructure such as arenas, bridges, drinking water and wastewater systems, and roads.

      newswire.ca
    • High Tide has opened a new Canna Cabana cannabis store on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary.

      mjbizdaily.com
    • The Sugar Mama, an Alberta produced TV show, is seeking local creators who specialize in the visual arts, dance, stand-up comedy, music, or other creative fields to participate in the series with the chance to win $100,000.

      dailyhive.com
    • Calgary Co-op has agreed to become the majority shareholder in Care Pharmacies, a network of independent retail pharmacies across Canada. Care Pharmacies will continue operations as a separate entity and retain its leadership team.

      globalnews.ca
    • Calgary-based CEMATRIX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced cellular concrete products, has booked $6.2M in new contracts that include work in the US.

      globenewswire.com
    • Revival Brewcade, a brewery and arcade in Calgary, has permanently closed following five years of operation. Burn Block Social Club, offering food, drink and pinball, is expected to open later this month in the same venue.

      dailyhive.com
  • Week of 2023-12-11 to 2023-12-15
    • Bonterra Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 capital budget of $90M to $100M. Approximately 66 percent of the total is scheduled for drilling and completion activities and ongoing recompletions of existing wells.

      newswire.ca
    • Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc. is planning a global 2024 capital budget of $600M to $625M, with approximately $380M dedicated to its assets in Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC.

      prnewswire.com
    • Pulse Seismic Inc., specialists in the acquisition, marketing and licensing of 2D and 3D seismic data to the western Canadian energy sector, has signed an $8.5M seismic data licensing sales agreement with an undisclosed customer.

      globenewswire.com
    • Athabasca Oil Corporation is planning a 2024 capital budget of $175M, with $135M of the total allocated to its Thermal Oil operations and $40M allocated to Light Oil projects.

      globenewswire.com
    • Calgary-based Wireline Abandonment and Completion Corp (WACORP) is partnering with Vera-Line Services to develop new technolgies for decommissioning abandoned well sites in Alberta.

      globenewswire.com
    • Medicine Hat College is providing new bursaries to health-care students in eligible programs following a $50,000 donation from the Medicine Hat Health Foundation. Students will be able to apply for up to $10,000 annually in bursary awards that range from $1,000 to $2,000.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $5M to the Community Fireguard Program to help build fireguards in susceptible communities.

      alberta.ca
    • Keyera Corp. is planning a 2024 growth capital program of $80M to $100M. Maintenance capital, mostly for plant turnarounds, is estimated at $90M to $110M.

      newswire.ca
    • Green Impact Partners has received its Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) approval from the Government of Alberta for the construction and operation of the Future Energy Park, a $1.2B renewable biofuels facility near Calgary. The project is expected to create 800 jobs over two years of construction and about 100 jobs during operations.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The City of Medicine Hat is planning major renovation work on The Saamis Tepee between April and October 2024.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating up to $68M in disaster recovery funding to help residents and business owners in Edson, Whitecourt, Yellowhead County and Woodlands County recover from flooding that affected the regions in June 2023.

      alberta.ca
    • Uniqlo, a Japan-based global clothing retailer, is opening a second location in Calgary at Market Mall.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Pembina Pipeline Corporation is planning a 2024 capital investment program of $880M, and an additional $210M towards the Cedars LNG project along with approximately $70M for projects to handle increasing oil and gas production in Western Canada.

      businesswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing $8.3M to the City of Edmonton to help hire 50 new police officers, expand recruitment efforts by the Edmonton Police Service and provide equipment for the new officers.

      alberta.ca
    • Momentus Inc, a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite, transportation, and other in-space infrastructure services, has signed a contract with CalgaryToSpace (CTS) to launch into orbit a student -developed satellite in 2025.

      businesswire.com
    • BioAlberta has signed an agreement with Lawcubator to develop a Biotechnology Regulatory and Compliance Centre of Excellence with a mandate to help companies manage their regulatory compliances online.

      businesswire.com
    • The Town of Beaverlodge, the Government of Alberta and Landrex Inc. are partnering to build a new health complex to replace the current Beaverlodge hospital. Project design will begin shortly, with construction expected to start in spring 2024.

      alberta.ca
    • The federal government is providing $5M to assist Alberta Improvement District No. 9 in the construction of a new fire hall in the community of Lake Louise in Banff National Park.

      newswire.ca
  • Week of 2023-12-04 to 2023-12-08
    • Cinnaholic, the gourmet cinnamon roll bakery, is opening a new location in northwest Airdrie on December 8, 2023. Another Cinnaholic location by the same franchisee is opening in Calgary in the coming months.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta has issued a request for proposals to help conduct water modelling throughout the winter, and to work with municipalities, water users, industry and others to explore ways to maximize the province’s water supply.

      alberta.ca
    • Helium Evolution Incorporated and its partner, North American Helium Inc., both Calgary-based helium exploration companies, have started drilling their second joint well at Mankota, SK.

      globenewswire.com
    • B.C.-based West Fraser Timber is acquiring Spray Lake Sawmills, a family-owned forest products company in Cochrane. It currently employs approximately 300 people.

      calgaryherald.com
    • The federal government is providing $4.2M to prevent gun crime and gang violence in Edmonton. The funding will support community-led projects for young people involved in gangs or at risk of joining them.

      canada.ca
    • Calgary-based Baytex Energy Corp. is planning a 2024 exploration and development budget of CAD $1.2B to $1.3B with CAD $460M allocated to its Canadian operations. Baytex is planning to drill, complete and bring on-stream 188 wells in Canada in 2024.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • Calgary-based communications agency Worthington PR & Story has launched an agency within an agency called North Arrow, a new concept serving not-for-profit organizations and charities.

      worthingtonpr.com
    • Majesty and Friends, an Edmonton gift shop , has permanently closed after 19 years in business.

      citynews.ca
    • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses, and Transport truck drivers top the most recent list of in-demand occupations in Calgary.

      immigration.ca
    • AltaLink is planning to rebuild a major power transmission line through Entwistle, Mayerthorpe and Whitecourt. AltaLink hopes to start construction in October 2024 for completion in December 2025, depending on the approval of the Alberta Utilities Commission.

      whitecourtstar.com
    • The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society is renovating its emergency shelter to expand the current space for more beds and staff. Plans include the addition of a daycare and laundry facility on the main floor as well as space to hold group gatherings.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Monarch 1911 Society is starting restoration work on the 112-year old Monarch theatre in Medicine Hat. The first major project will be to complete repairs to the roof at a cost of more than $150,000.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The Post Thrift Store, operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association since 1979 in downtown Medicine Hat, has closed its doors. The store was run solely by volunteers and one manager.

      medicinehatnews.com
    • The historic Transit Hotel in Edmonton, dating from 1908, is up for sale. The property includes the hotel, a restaurant and a liquor store. The hotel is not a designated historic property and offers redevelopment potential on the site.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Toronto-based Porter Airlines is launching Calgary-Montreal service in late May 2024, and also adding Edmonton-Montreal flights in spring 2024.

      calgaryherald.com
    • Grant Thornton Canada, an accounting and consulting firm, has combined its northern and southern Alberta business units into a single unit as it moves to increase its presence in the province. The company has seven Alberta offices including locations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat.

      consulting.ca
    • The International Ski Federation Snowboard Big Air World Cup is taking place at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium on December 10, 2023. The event marks the first snowboard World Cup for North America for the year, and is part of the Olympic Games qualifying tour.

      edmontonjournal.com
    • GoldMining Inc. is moving ahead with exploration and development of the Rea uranium project in the Western Athabasca Basin area, located 175 km north-northwest of Fort McMurray.

      newswire.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an $820,000 operating grant to the host society in Strathcona County to support the 2026 Alberta Summer Games. The grant will help cover operating costs such as staffing, transportation and promotions.

      alberta.ca
    • Bazaarvoice, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, has purchased Granify, an Edmonton based e-commerce technology company.

      globenewswire.com
    • ECO Canada is launching a project and recruiting individuals to advance the adoption of Zero Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles with an emphasis on small businesses and transport companies.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating $5M to a new Family Justice Strategy to expand pre-court services in Edmonton and Calgary. The services include alternative dispute resolution, family court counsellors, and parenting interventions.

      alberta.ca
    • Mastermind Toy locations in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Windermere Currents in Edmonton are closing following an asset purchase agreement between Unity Acquisitions Inc. and Mastermind GP Inc.

      dailyhive.com
    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. is planning a base capital budget of $410M to $460M, that includes $35M to $40M for well stimulation projects and approximately $5M for an oil battery expansion. Another $450M to $500M in capital is directed towards a new gas plant that is currently under construction and expected to be onstream in Q4 2024.

      newswire.ca
    • Suncor Energy is planning a 2024 capital program of $6.3B to $6.5B, which includes $4.3B to $4.6B for oil sands operations.

      newsfilecorp.com
    • The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $31.3M for nine new projects that will help reduce emissions, including work to turn oil bitumen into carbon fibres and the installation of thermal energy, solar energy and battery energy storage systems.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is allocating an additional $10M, for a total of $68.5M, to support the construction of the new Veterinary Learning Commons building at the University of Calgary’s Spy Hill Campus. Construction started on December 1, 2023 and is expected to be complete in the 2025-26 academic year.

      alberta.ca
    • The Italian Bakery in downtown Edmonton has reopened, after a fire in April 2020 destroyed the Chinatown landmark.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Alberta is expanding the Leduc food centre’s Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator. When the expansion is complete up to nine companies will be able to lease a food processing suite and access product development support, business services and shared staff amenities.

      alberta.ca
    • The Government of Alberta has provided $1M to the City of Lethbridge to fund up to 50 temporary winter shelter spaces. The shelter spaces will be run by the Blood Tribe Department of Health and located in a trailer at Lethbridge’s main shelter.

      alberta.ca
    • Gibson Energy Inc. is targeting growth capital of $150M in 2024 with approximately $125M of the total focused primarily on projects in Edmonton, Hardisty and Moose Jaw, SK.

      prnewswire.com
    • AltaGas Ltd. is planning a 2024 capital program of $1.2B, excluding its decommissioning work (asset retirement obligations).

      newswire.ca
  • Week of 2023-11-27 to 2023-12-01
    • 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.

      news
    • 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.

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

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

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

      newswire.ca
    • 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.

      alberta.ca
    • 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.

      alberta.ca
    • 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.

      newswire.ca
    • 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.

      cbc.ca
    • 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.

      calgaryherald.com
    • 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.

      meridiansource.ca
    • 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.

      meridiansource.ca
    • 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.

      lacombeexpress.com
    • 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.

      alberta.ca
    • 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.

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

      stalbertgazette.com
    • 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.

      newswire.ca
    • 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.

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

      globenewswire.com
    • 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.

      energynow.ca
    • 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.

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

      boereport.com
    • 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.

      globenewswire.com
    • 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.

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

      globenewswire.com
    • 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.

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

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

      rmoutlook.com
    • 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.

      boereport.com
    • 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. 

      cbc.ca
    • 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.

      alberta.ca
  • Week of 2023-11-20 to 2023-11-24
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Week of 2023-11-13 to 2023-11-17
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Week of 2023-11-06 to 2023-11-10
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Moxy Hotels, in partnership with Drumheller-based Canalta Hotels, is opening Banff’s newest hotel, Moxy Banff, in January 2024.

      globenewswire.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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Week of 2023-10-30 to 2023-11-01
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Week of 2023-10-23 to 2023-10-27
    • 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
    • Edmonton's long-awaited $1.8B Valley Line Southeast LRT line is set to open for passenger service on November 4, 2023.

      cbc.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
    • 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
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