Category: Business/Finance

  • Walmart Canada launches campaign to raise $3 million for the Canadian Red Cross

    $472,600 is the fundraising goal in Alberta Calgary, Alta – Walmart Canada is gearing up for a cross-country campaign to raise much-needed funds for Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness and response activities. The campaign will run in Walmart stores until August 29, with an ambitious goal of $3 million, of which over $780,000 are matching […]

  • New Nursing Agreement Ratified by AHS and UNA

    EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) have concluded negotiations for a new collective agreement that supports quality patient care now and into the future. The four-year agreement will provide stability in health care and help to create more predictable schedules for nurses. “The ratification of a new collective […]

  • Government Delays Threatening Arrowwood Businesses: Donovan

    Government Delays Threatening Arrowwood Businesses: Donovan

    VULCAN, AB – Wildrose Agriculture and Rural Development Critic, Ian Donovan, urged the PC government to create a program which would compensate local business owners, after ongoing delays on a southern Alberta bridge reconstruction project continues to impede their livelihoods. On April 3, 2014, the government announced its commitment to the Highway 547 bridge project […]

  • Greener Ideal: This Eco-Friendly Supermarket Is Using Food Waste to Power Its Store

    By Ian Andrew When you think about how often food in your fridge goes bad and needs to be thrown out, it’s easy to see how the issue of food waste would be amplified for places such as restaurants and supermarkets. It’s pretty common to see heavily discounted fresh food at the grocery store, because […]

  • Alberta small business confidence slumps in July

    Alberta small business confidence slumps in July

    Shortage of labour still biggest challenge; hospitality sector hurting CALGARY – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released the latest Business Barometer survey results that show Alberta’s small business confidence dropped 3.2 points in July to 69.4. The national Business Barometer Index also dipped slightly to 63.2, its lowest reading since December 2013. “After […]

  • My Wash Barn Reopens in Turner Valley with New Owners

    Are you ready to soap, rinse and wax in a bright, cheerful and clean new car/truck wash? A completely renovated and environmentally friendly car wash is now open on Edgar Avenue in Turner Valley with bright 10’ by 10’ bay doors leading into large 15′ x 30′ bays. Rick Goodwin has over 27 years experience […]

  • Can the Statute of Limitations Erase Your Debt?

    By Daniel Workman If you have debt that’s been haunting you for a couple of years, you may have a way out – with caveats. Provincial statutes of limitations may prohibit creditors from coming after you in court. But bad debts can still ruin your credit profile. Lawyer Mark Silverthorn, author of “The Wolf at […]

  • Alberta Power Prices Spiking Due To One Company

    Alberta Power Prices Spiking Due To One Company

    On Monday afternoon, electricity prices spiked above 90 cents per kilowatt hour during another period of high heat and little wind. To put this in perspective, one (1) load of laundry – washed and dried – is $7.00 at these rates. The high rates are due to one (1) company, TransCanada, taking advantage of the […]

  • Foothills Lions Club Helping Promote Local Business

    The Lion’s Campground has generously created a board to allow local businesses to put up information about themselves. Thanks to the Lions, you can take your business card, menu or information brochure to the campground and ask their office to place it on their board (Maximum 8.5’ X 11’). The board is available now and […]

  • Canada and the U.S. Announce Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader Enhancements Under Beyond the Border Action Plan

    The Government of Canada announced, earlier this month, that Canada and the United States (U.S.) are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader programs, including the official opening of the eGate pilot project that allows NEXUS members extended expedited passage at the Peace Bridge port […]

  • Higher small claims court limit increases access to justice

    An increase in the civil claims limit will help more Albertans resolve civil legal disputes. The Provincial Court of Alberta’s civil claims limit will increase from $25,000 to $50,000 on August 1. The increase means Albertans will have greater access to the Provincial Court and will ensure more timely and cost-effective resolution of civil claims […]

  • Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency board bolstered by two new board members

    Two new directors joined the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) board, bringing experience in beef feedlot management, and mixed farming and cow-calf production. Leighton Kolk and David Andrews have extensive commodity risk, agri-business management and leadership expertise. Both are actively involved in numerous industry-associated boards, committees and councils. “The expertise these two new members […]

  • Ric McIver Releases Rural Platform

    A Ric McIver government will strengthen property rights, improve market access for Alberta products, expand rural broadband, and increase support for volunteer emergency service providers if elected as PC Alberta leader and Premier. “My rural bosses continue to tell me that there is a lack of clarity regarding their property rights.” said Ric today, outside […]

  • 312,000 Jobs Remain Unfilled Across Canada in Q1

    New data shows solution to labour shortages not just about wages Toronto, Ontario – The latest Help Wanted report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) clearly shows that when employers have open jobs, they try to attract talent by raising wages, yet severe labour shortages persist. This disproves a common belief that businesses […]

  • Alberta Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Take Big Hit from Fraud

    Alberta Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Take Big Hit from Fraud

    Calgary – One in four Alberta small and mid-sized businesses (SMEs) were hit or targeted by fraud artists last year, according to ATB’s latest Business Beat survey. “For every honest, hardworking Alberta business owner, there seems to be someone who wants to siphon off her or his earnings, and they’re getting pretty sophisticated at it,” […]