Category: Business/Finance

  • Women & Money

    Women & Money

    By Kim Inglis According to Fidelity Investments, women want to get more engaged with their finances within the next year.  Specifically, 92% want to learn about financial planning and 75% want to become better versed in investing.  These are encouraging numbers. Unfortunately, confidence is a leading factor holding women back from actually following through.  Fidelity […]

  • NDP Intent on Making a Bad Situation Worse Amid Steep Job Losses: Wildrose

    NDP Intent on Making a Bad Situation Worse Amid Steep Job Losses: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB: The never-ending parade of reckless NDP policies are making a bad situation worse for the more than 100,000 Albertans who lost their jobs over the past year and who are now looking for work in the bleakest job market the province has seen in decades, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. A Statistics […]

  • How I Paid off my Student Debt in 22 Months

    How I Paid off my Student Debt in 22 Months

    5 tips to make you smarter about your money By Alex Migdal, ’15 BA for Thought Box Bridget Eastgaard, ’10 BSc, was $20,000 in debt when she graduated from university. That year, she started the blog Money After Graduation, chronicling her efforts to pay her debt and become financially independent. Within 22 months, she was […]

  • BDC and ATB Announce $1 Billion Deal to Make More Capital Available for Alberta Businesses

    BDC and ATB Announce $1 Billion Deal to Make More Capital Available for Alberta Businesses

    Calgary – Recognizing a need to further help Alberta-based small and mid-sized businesses gain access to capital, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and ATB Financial (ATB) have negotiated a $1 billion agreement to support small business. BDC and ATB will each contribute $500 million in new business loans under the program, a first of its kind […]

  • New Payday Loan Protections and Lower Rates for Albertans

    New Payday Loan Protections and Lower Rates for Albertans

    Alberta now has the lowest payday lending rate in Canada. As of August 1, the province has the lowest maximum borrowing rate in the country, reduced from $23 for every $100 borrowed to $15 per $100. All fees related to a payday loan must be included in this cost, and this move puts an end […]

  • Brant Colony Celebrates Grand Opening of Net-Zero Layer Barn

    Brant Colony Celebrates Grand Opening of Net-Zero Layer Barn

    (Calgary, AB) – Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) was thrilled to host more than 40 distinguished guests at Brant Colony on Monday, July 25, for the grand opening of the Canadian egg industry’s first netzero layer barn. Brant Colony’s egg manager, Darrel Mandel, lead the group – including the Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture […]

  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo small business support statement from Minister Bilous

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo small business support statement from Minister Bilous

    Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous has issued this statement following his meetings with businesses in the Fort McMurray region: “In the face of one of our country’s worst natural disasters, Fort McMurray businesses are showing incredible resilience and taking the lead in rebuilding their city. We want to be there with owners and […]

  • NDP Government Picking Winners and Losers with New Small Brewery Grant Program: Wildrose

    NDP Government Picking Winners and Losers with New Small Brewery Grant Program: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB: Instead of committing to creating the right investment conditions to encourage breweries to set up shop in Alberta, the NDP government is picking winners and losers with their new small brewers tax and grant scheme and Alberta consumers will pay the tab, the Wildrose Official Opposition said Friday. Wildrose has urged the NDP […]

  • Local Small Breweries Benefit from Alberta Jobs Plan

    Local Small Breweries Benefit from Alberta Jobs Plan

    Small brewers in Alberta will be able to invest and grow their business, thanks to a new grant that will support local entrepreneurship and economic diversification. Beginning August 5, Alberta-based brewers who produce and sell no more than 300,000 hectolitres in Alberta annually will be eligible to participate in the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program. […]

  • Wood Buffalo Gets Disaster Funding from Province

    Wood Buffalo Gets Disaster Funding from Province

    The Alberta government will provide an advance of $87.5 million to help the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo recover from devastating wildfires. This initial advance of Disaster Recovery Program funding is intended to help with uninsurable costs such as emergency response, evacuation, cleanup of damaged areas and public spaces and repairs to public infrastructure damaged […]

  • CEO of Alberta Health Responds Regarding Salary Compensation

    CEO of Alberta Health Responds Regarding Salary Compensation

    In reference to a recent news story regarding salary compensation, Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, provides her response. Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees in southern Alberta and across the province are dedicated individuals who work hard every day to provide communities with critical, compassionate and quality health care. All our […]

  • Documents Show NDP Government Ignored Warnings of Higher Power Bills for Albertans: Wildrose

    Documents Show NDP Government Ignored Warnings of Higher Power Bills for Albertans: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB: Wildrose Shadow Electricity and Renewables Minister Don MacIntyre released the following statement responding to Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman’s astounding comments that the NDP government “wasn’t aware” of all aspects of Power Purchasing Arrangements (PPAs) when they increased the industry (SGER) carbon levy: “Either the Deputy Premier isn’t being told all the facts, or is willfully […]

  • New Star Trek Movie Boosts BC Economy

    New Star Trek Movie Boosts BC Economy

    Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond spent over $69 million in British Columbia and created 3,925 jobs VANCOUVER, /CNW/ – Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond, out in theatres today, provided a significant boost to British Columbia’s economy.  New data released today shows that over the course of 78 days of […]

  • NDP Government Must Come Clean About What They Knew, and When They Knew it Regarding Electricity Arrangements: Wildrose

    NDP Government Must Come Clean About What They Knew, and When They Knew it Regarding Electricity Arrangements: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB: The NDP government has laid a web of different stories surrounding when exactly they first learned about a specific clause in the province’s Power Purchasing Arrangements (PPAs) with electricity companies, and that web is starting to unravel, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. , documents clearly show that in November 2015 a briefing was […]

  • Job Grant Helps Employers Remain Competitive

    Job Grant Helps Employers Remain Competitive

    Employers are seeing the benefits of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) program that is helping businesses build a strong workforce through training. Launched in October 2014, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant responds to Alberta’s labour challenges by helping employers build a skilled workforce to meet current and future needs. The program is delivered by the Government […]