Category: Business/Finance

  • Twist Marketing Launches New ‘Dare-To-Be-Different’ Municipal Websites

    Agency helps Town of Gibsons and Northern Sunrise County discover and display their unique attributes online. Twist Marketing also secures a new web assignment from the Town of Strathmore in southern Alberta. Calgary, Alberta (July 22, 2014) – “Over the past few years, we have earned a reputation for creating municipal websites that dare-to-be-different,” explains […]

  • Small Planet Airlines Does not Use Ukrainian Airspace

    After the tragic plane crash in eastern Ukraine, charter airline Small Planet Airlines states that the company’s flights from airports in the UK and Italy have never operated through Ukrainian territory. Small Planet airlines will continue scheduled flights as usual. The company clarifies that it has operated flights through Ukrainian airspace only from Lithuania and […]

  • Asia Holds Great Opportunities for Alberta

    By Minister Verlyn Olson, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development  There is no shortage of opportunities for Alberta’s agriculture sector on the world stage, especially in Asia. China and Japan are our second and third largest agricultural export markets, worth a combined $2.8 billion annually, and there is plenty of room for growth to meet the […]

  • AFPA Members Produce $718 Million

    AFPA Members Produce $718 Million

    Alberta Forest Products Association Q1 2014 Results Forestry revenues up 7% in 1st Quarter 2014 Edmonton – Values of lumber, pulp and paper, and panelboard manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) members totaled approximately $718 million for the 1st quarter of 2014. The value of production was up $47 million or 7% from the […]

  • Harper Government Invests In Alberta Projects to Better Support Socially Isolated Senior Caregivers and Seniors Who Are Bullied

    Harper Government Invests In Alberta Projects to Better Support Socially Isolated Senior Caregivers and Seniors Who Are Bullied

    Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton seniors who are facing difficult issues will soon have more support, the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), announced Thursday on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). Two Alberta organizations are receiving a total of $42,890 through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The South […]

  • Funding Helps Municipalities With Flood Readiness

    Help is available for communities affected by the 2013 floods in southern Alberta and Fort McMurray so they can replenish their flood-readiness supplies and purchase needed equipment to prepare for future floods. The 2013 floods affected more than 100,000 Albertans in over 30 communities. A recently implemented Alberta government program means municipalities can apply for […]

  • A Slyce of the Technology Pie

    Start-up technology company opens technical support hub in New Waterford New Waterford, NS – Slyce Inc. is the creator of a state-of-the-art application that uses image recognition technology to allow consumers to identify and purchase products by simply snapping a photo of the item with a smartphone or scanning an image on their desktops. The […]

  • Okotoks Completes 2014 Municipal Census: Population Up Almost 4%

    A 2014 Municipal Census was conducted in Okotoks to capture the annual population increase in order to maximize future per capita grant funding opportunities. The census was conducted from May 7 to June 27, 2014. Radio, newspaper, electronic and portable sign advertising took place to heighten resident awareness that a census was being conducted, the […]

  • Working In The Heat Without Taking Precautions Is Not Cool

    While many Albertans are enjoying the hot summer weather, those who work in the heat should take precautions to avoid health risks. Your body needs time to adapt to working in hot weather. This process of acclimatization takes at least 4 to 7 working days. You should slowly increase the time you spend working outdoors […]

  • Meet the Town of Okotoks Economic Development Team

    Please welcome our newest team members, Deanna Weder & Alexandra Ross! Here’s a little bit about them both. Deanna Deanna Weder, Economic Development Assistant, joined our team 4 months ago. Deanna is originally from Ontario, and has lived in Okotoks for the past 7 years. Her career background is in Administration/Customer Service; she worked in […]

  • Western Crop Producers Have More Time to Repay Cash Advances

    Ottawa, Ontario – Producers who have been unable to sell their crops due to rail transportation challenges now have more time to repay their 2013 cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP). Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced a Stay of Default on the repayment of advances for producers who received an advance on […]

  • Examining a Major Misconception Surrounding ETFs

    By Kim Inglis Research and consultancy firm ETFGI reports that globally listed assets of ETFs and exchange-traded products reached a new record high of US$2.55 trillion at the end of May 2014. Canada represents US$63.2 billion of those assets. This remarkable growth has also brought changes. ETFs started out quite broad-based. However, an influx of […]

  • Roger Brooks – Community Assessment of Okotoks

    Roger Brooks, an expert in the fields of tourism, community branding, downtown development, and destination marketing, will speak about developing Okotoks’ downtown. Get a look at Okotoks through the eyes of our visitors… Okotoks landlords, businesses and property owners in the downtown core are invited to hear Roger Brooks, an expert in the fields of […]

  • Alberta’s First Craft Distillery Launches Three Point Vodka and Invites Consumers to Taste the Difference

    Eau Claire Distillery Releases First-Batch to Select Stores Turner Valley, Alberta – July 2, 2014 – On the eve of launching its first offering, ‘Taste the difference’ is the message from Alberta’s first craft distillery. Three Point Vodka, the debut offering by Eau Claire Distillery, is the first product to be released from the pioneering […]

  • WestJet Announces Entry into Wide-body Service

    Airline is in advanced stages of sourcing aircraft CALGARY, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ – WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) today announced that it is moving forward with plans that would see the airline fly its own wide-body aircraft as early as fall 2015. The airline has received the support of the WestJet Pilot Association and its […]