Category: Business/Finance

  • AHS Weekly Wellness: Tips on Avoiding Peanuts and Tree Nuts

    AHS Weekly Wellness: Tips on Avoiding Peanuts and Tree Nuts

    Children with a peanut allergy need to choose peanut-free foods. Children with a tree nut allergy need to choose tree-nut-free foods. Some classrooms, schools and childcare centres ask that children bring foods that are free of peanuts, tree nuts or both. How can you tell if a food has peanuts or tree nuts in it? […]

  • Province Releases Olympic Funding Information

    Province Releases Olympic Funding Information

    The Government of Alberta is fulfilling its commitment to release financial information a minimum of 30 days ahead of the City of Calgary’s plebiscite on hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In a letter to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and federal Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan, Finance Minister Joe Ceci outlined […]

  • Save time and social share like a pro!

    Save time and social share like a pro!

    The ability to create social share queue templates results in a boat load of saved time! It also improves the quality of your shares. You can literally schedule massive amounts of unique shares within minutes.

  • A simple tool for browser speed and organization

    A simple tool for browser speed and organization

    Tips on Tech, Tools, and Traffic. The OneTab browser extension will save you time, free up computer resources, and help you to get organized.

  • Video is great – but it can be soooo slow!

    Video is great – but it can be soooo slow!

    Videos are great, but, when time is of the essence, being able to shave a couple of minutes off of the playback, or even better cutting an hour long video down to 30-40 minutes is awesome.

  • What happens when a free spirit makes a difficult decision?

    What happens when a free spirit makes a difficult decision?

    As we leave 2017 behind us, like many, I find myself reflecting back and looking forward to what 2018 might bring to us. 2017 marks our 13th year as your local media source and 5 years as a ‘digital only’ publication. Click to Tweet There’s been many changes and challenges over the last 13 years […]

  • Business Barometer®: Optimism remains sluggish; small businesses plan to increase wages in early 2018

    Business Barometer®: Optimism remains sluggish; small businesses plan to increase wages in early 2018

    Toronto/Calgary, December 28, 2017 – As we head into the new year, small business confidence remains muted across much of the country, according to the latest Business Barometer® survey, released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The monthly index measuring small business optimism edged up in December to 59.7 (out of 100), well […]

  • Alberta’s Economy is Looking Up

    Alberta’s Economy is Looking Up

    With Alberta’s economic recovery surpassing expectations, government is asking Albertans for their priorities to further control costs and get to a balanced budget. The Alberta government now forecasts the economy will grow by 4.0 per cent in 2017, up from the 2.6 per cent forecast at budget and 3.1 per cent at first quarter. According […]

  • Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Some students get a crash course in timely and effective money management when they start post-secondary school and have real-world expenses like rent, utilities, and groceries for the first time. According to a recent student finances poll, more than three quarters of students wished they knew more about managing money when they started school, and […]

  • Supreme Court Employee Dismissal Decision Bad for Workers

    Supreme Court Employee Dismissal Decision Bad for Workers

    Given concerns over youth unemployment, the Supreme Court decision is particularly troubling By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre, The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ – A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on a labour regulation quietly flew under the radar. The 6-3 decision confirmed that, under Canada’s Labour Code, employers operating in federally regulated […]

  • A Sparkling Opportunity

    A Sparkling Opportunity

    By Karen Simmons Canada is the world’s 3rd largest diamond producer and the Diamond Bourse, the hub for the diamond industry with headquarters in 30 major countries around the world, Canada’s office is in Toronto, Ontario and is the only all inclusive bourse in the world.  The BIG IDEA is to put Alberta on the map […]

  • 3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    September means back to school for families across Canada, and new and exciting extra-curricular activities for kids. Unfortunately, the fundraising landscape for schools is tough and securing the cash to keep programs going is not always straightforward. But there are ways you can help. “Parents are a fantastic resource when it comes to supporting fundraising […]

  • Canadian Housing Starts Trend Increases in July

    Canadian Housing Starts Trend Increases in July

    OTTAWA — The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 201,936 units in July compared to 197,847 in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. “July’s housing starts continued to pick up pace, as […]

  • Health Care Costs Typical Canadian Family More Than $11,000 Per Year

    Health Care Costs Typical Canadian Family More Than $11,000 Per Year

    VANCOUVER – An average Canadian family of four (two parents with two children) will pay $11,494 for public health-care insurance in 2016, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Contrary to what many believe, health care in Canada isn’t free. While Canadians may not pay directly for medical services, […]

  • Tough Economy Makes Dent as ATB Reports First Quarter Results

    Tough Economy Makes Dent as ATB Reports First Quarter Results

    Edmonton and Calgary— ATB Financial has posted first quarter income before provisions of $126.0 million, compared to $112.0 million during the same period last year. “Even though we’re in a recession, we are seeing more optimism in the marketplace,” said Dave Mowat, ATB’s President & CEO. “But it’s still a very tough time for Albertans […]