Alberta small business owners raising pipeline awareness

Federal government decision on the Trans Mountain expansion expected on Tuesday

Alberta small business owners raising pipeline awarenessWith a decision on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion expected on Tuesday, small business owners in Alberta are making it clear to the federal government and to Canadians how important the oil and gas sector is to the economy. On Monday, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a new report called A Pipe…

Oil patch investment will continue to fall: CAPP

Pipeline constraints, a lack of market diversity and inefficient regulations are blamed

Oil patch investment will continue to fall: CAPPThe Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says capital spending in the oil sands is set to decline for a fifth consecutive year this year as Canada’s oil sector continues to miss a significant opportunity to benefit from the global commodity price and finally receive fair market value for Canadian resources. In its 2019 Crude Oil…

Husky to pay $3.82 million for 2016 Sask. oil spill

Calgary-based energy giant to pay fines after guilty plea for pipeline incident near Lloydminster

Husky to pay $3.82 million for 2016 Sask. oil spillCalgary-based energy giant Husky announced on Wednesday it has entered guilty pleas on federal and provincial charges related to a 2016 oil spill in Saskatchewan and will pay fines totalling $3.82 million. It said in a news release that its subsidiary Husky Oil Operations Ltd. was fined $2.5 million under the federal Fisheries Act and…

Tax hike firestorm sets stage for Monday rally at Calgary City Hall

A planned massive hike in property taxes threatens the livelihoods of small businesses owners.

Tax hike firestorm sets stage for Monday rally at Calgary City HallIn one of the most controversial issues Calgary has faced in recent times, a threatened massive hike in property taxes has enraged small businesses. They are taking their grievance to City Hall on Monday. Their anger and frustration is being squarely directed at city council and Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Many say the tax increases will…

Calgary region sees impressive job gains in May

Employment rose by 6,700 month-over-month and by 34,400 year-over-year. Unemployment rate in the region fell from 7.6% to 7%.

Calgary region sees impressive job gains in MayThe labour market in the Calgary region showed some impressive and positive gains in May, according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada. The federal agency said in its monthly Labour Force Survey that employment in the Calgary census metropolitan area rose by 6,700 month-over-month and by 34,400 year-over-year as the unemployment rate in the…

ASC launches campaign to empower Alberta seniors against fraud

Securities commission focusing on improving seniors’ financial literacy

ASC launches campaign to empower Alberta seniors against fraudNearly 40 per cent of Albertans over 55-years-old believe they’ve been approached with a potentially fraudulent investment. So the Alberta Securities Commission has launched a month-long senior outreach campaign across the province. The ASC said its campaign is focused on empowering seniors to improve their financial literacy, recognize the signs of investment fraud, empower them to…

How does incentive help first-time Alberta buyers?

Tech-driven real estate brokerage Zoocasa.com has analyzed house prices and household incomes across the province

How does incentive help first-time Alberta buyers?Wondering what regions of Alberta will benefit the most – and the least – from the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive? Tech-driven real estate brokerage Zoocasa.com has analyzed house prices and household incomes across the province to come up with an answer. “The FTHBI will invest $1.25 billion over three years and will provide loans of…

Canadian merchandise trade deficit at lowest level since October

But future trade uncertainty being sited by economists as a concern

Canadian merchandise trade deficit at lowest level since OctoberCanada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $2.3 billion in March to $966 million in April, the lowest deficit since October 2018, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported on Thursday that Canada's exports rose 1.3 per cent in April, due mainly to higher exports of gold. Imports decreased 1.4 per cent,…

Alberta has highest median monetary fraud rate: MNP report

Study of over 200 criminal convictions gleans critical insights about how Canadian organizations can reduce fraud

Alberta has highest median monetary fraud rate: MNP reportThe first national study of its kind, Fraud Aware 2019: National Study on Reported Fraud Cases in Canada, has found that the most convictions and the largest reported losses due to fraud were seen in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Business advisory and accounting firm MNP LLP released the results of the study on…

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste waters

CEO Melanie McClare talks about its revolutionary technology and the role the Creative Destruction Lab played in growing the company

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste watersMelanie McClare is CEO of Swirltex. What is Swirltex and what does it do? McClare: Swirltex is a Canadian water tech startup based in Calgary. Our vision is to unlock opportunities to reuse and recycle the toughest waste waters and decrease the global industrial water footprint. We have developed a revolutionary membrane technology that can…

Spruce Meadows launches artisan market this weekend

Alberta-made products offered from more than 45 vendors during summer events at the facility

Spruce Meadows launches artisan market this weekendFor the first time, Spruce Meadows has launched a Farm Stand & Maker's Market at the equestrian facility’s National tournament, which runs from Friday through Sunday. And the sprawling show jumping venue intends to operate the concept throughout all the summer events there. More than 45 exhibitors will provide unique products and services from artisans…

What sports, e-sports and entertainment fans are looking for

Trevor Doerksen of ePlay Digital is opening doors around the world for interactive gaming

What sports, e-sports and entertainment fans are looking forTrevor Doerksen is CEO of ePlay Digital. What is ePlay Digital and what does it do? Doerksen: ePlay is one of Calgary’s growing number of game publishers. We have created a celebrity-filled, Pokemon Go style game platform for sports, e-sports, and entertainment. We will soon launch the first location-based title from the augmented reality mobile…

Last call for nominees for Women of Inspiration Awards

‘We know that raising the profiles of role models is critical. When you elevate one woman, you elevate all women’

Last call for nominees for Women of Inspiration AwardsThe Women of Inspiration Awards will recognize for the fifth year Canadian role models and heroes who make an impact in the community and the world. The event is being put on by the Canadian Business Chicks. Nominations are open in 23 categories of business and life until midnight June 15. “Recognizing the female role…

Monument at Spruce Meadows honours Alberta leaders

Alberta Champions Society honours six outstanding individuals who made a lasting impact on the province

Monument at Spruce Meadows honours Alberta leadersThe Alberta Champions Society commemorated on Tuesday six outstanding individuals who have made a lasting impact on Alberta. The society unveiled it newest monument at Spruce Meadows to honour David E. Black, Martha Cohen, Haider Dhanani, Ruth Gorman, John Robert (Bud) McCaig and Ron Southern. The Alberta Champions Society was created in 2003 by Gordon…

Canadians to spend less this year on home renovations

Half of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year but the average spend is the lowest it’s been in six years

Canadians to spend less this year on home renovationsCanadian homeowners are continuing to cut back on home renovation spending this year, with the average spend the lowest in six years, according to a CIBC poll released on Tuesday. The annual CIBC Home Renovations Poll found that 49 per cent of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year, but the average spend of…
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