Week of Aug 07 – Aug 11, 2017
- The City of Calgary is spending an estimated $90M to clean up two former industrial landfills along the proposed Green Line LRT. The work could take up to three years to complete before the actual construction of the transit line starts in 2020.
- Poppy Barley, an online custom footwear retailer, has opened its first stand-alone store in Edmonton. The company has additional stores planned for Calgary and Vancouver.
- Sundial Growers expects to hire 200 people in total for its $110M cannabis growing operation in Olds. The first phase, currently under construction, is expected to have 60 employees by early 2018.
- National Recycling Inc. plans to hire up to 20 local people for a scrap metal processing and shipping operation in Boyle. The company is opening at the former Millar Western mill site.
- Londonderry Mall in Edmonton is adding eight new stores during August 2017. In addition, Edmonton’s second Simons department store is expected to open at the mall on August 24.
- The Double Zero Pizza restaurant in Calgary’s Core shopping centre has closed, and Divino Wine and Cheese Bistro has suspended operations after 33 years.
- Absolute Combustion International is moving into the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre at Edmonton International Airport. The Calgary-based company researches and develops industrial heaters.
- Brentwood Developments is expecting several tenants to open for business in 2017 at its Strachan Corner project in Medicine Hat. A new Save-on-Foods store is currently under construction on the site.
- The Government of Alberta is providing almost $1M in grants to the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission for two Banff region transit projects. Part of the funding will support bus shelter installations and improvements at 10 locations.
- The Government of Alberta has provided $62.1M in 2016-17 to support 1,213 non-profit/voluntary sector projects and programs across the province
- The St. Albert Centre is in the midst of a mall expansion and is expecting at least 20 new retail outlets and several restaurants over the next year
- Quanta Services, Inc. has been selected by Enbridge for the Canadian section of the Line 3 pipeline replacement program. The work includes the construction and installation of about 270 km of crude oil mainline pipe.