Brewsters Brewing, a regional craft beer brewer with brewpub restaurants in Alberta, recently started marketing its beers in bottles at retail liquor outlets. Recent changes to liquor regulations in Alberta have allowed the company to sell bottled product.
BuildForce Canada, an Ottawa-based industry group, is estimating that energy companies will require approximately 10,000 workers for maintenance work at oilsands operations in the spring of 2016. Industry groups are projecting that even with low crude oil prices, capital expenditures on existing oilsands operations and maintenance are expected to increase.
Coulee Brew Company recently opened a $10M brewery complete with a pub, a family restaurant and meeting rooms, in Lethbridge. The company is adding a canning line and plans to produce a line of soda pop. The company has future plans for a micro-distillery to produce rye whiskey and vodka.
The City of Lethbridge has awarded a contract for the restoration of the historic Galt Museum to Cobra Corporate Management. The work is expected to cost almost $0.9M and will take one year to complete.
Nitro Construction Ltd. of Lethbridge has been awarded a contract worth approximately $731,000 to build an eight-change-room heated facility at the North Lethbridge Sports Park. The revised structure will meet the requirements of provincial and national tournament standards.
Williams Energy Canada has plans for a $2.5B petrochemical facility near Edmonton, pending the results of the Government of Alberta royalty review panel. The facility would directly create 80 full-time jobs, with another 1,500 construction positions at its peak. Methanex Corp is also proposing a US $1.3B methanol plant at its Medicine Hat facility.
A group of entrepreneurs in Medicine Hat has formed The Compass, a new co-working space to bring businesses and entrepreneurs together in one location. VA Angels, one of the largest angel investment companies in Canada, also has office space in The Compass to provide funding for start-up companies.
Our House Child Care Centre, a local child care facility, has recently opened in Morinville. The facility offers a weekly music program and outdoor play space.
The Westlock Volunteer Fire Department is actively recruiting new members to boost their firefighting services. Although the firefighters work on a volunteer basis, they get an honorarium to complete the training and for each emergency call performed.
Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is recruiting for up to 200 jobs at a new site in downtown Edmonton. The company also has plans for 250 new positions at the Starlight Casino at West Edmonton Mall by the fall of 2016.
Bad Axe Throwing, a recreational axe throwing facility which has five outlets in Ontario, opened its first location outside that province in Edmonton. Bad Axe targets the organized functions market such as corporate team-building events, bachelor or bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations.
Rocky View Schools is planning for a new elementary school in the Hillcrest neighbourhood in Airdrie, pending final approval from the Government of Alberta. The facility could be open for the 2019 school year.