Week of Aug 14 – Aug 18, 2017
- The City of Camrose has awarded a bridge construction contract worth $6.7M to PCA Construction. The work is expected to start later in August and should be completed in one year.
- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd has cut its 2017 capital expenditure by $180M to approximately $3.9B following a majority purchase of the Athabasca Oil Sands project in northern Alberta
- Seven24 Films is hiring extras and have an open casting call for the Alberta-shot Universal/Netflix series Damnation
- The Town of Wainwright has approved $1.5M in spending and awarded numerous bids for work on its Storm Water Management Project
- Husky Energy has decided to postpone a planned asphalt plant expansion in Alberta near Lloydminster. A decision on the expansion, estimated to cost $800M to $900M, was expected next year, but will now be delayed until after 2020.
- Southland Transportation is facing a shortage of school bus drivers in Calgary due to increased demand for its services, including the Calgary Board of Education. New drivers can expect around 10 days of training before starting school runs.
- The City of Airdrie is using approximately $3.2M in Gas Tax refunds for transit infrastructure projects
- The Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd, a $34M storage and repair service in Lamont County, is expected to start operations in October 2017. The railway centre will service customers in the Edmonton region who ship petroleum products and plastics.
- WestJet is launching daily non-stop flights to Denver, Colorado starting March 8, 2018
- Chevron Canada is planning to drill and complete two wells near Fox Creek in the second half of 2018. Lease construction is scheduled to start in September 2017.
- The Town of Bon Accord is moving ahead with its Water Reservoir Expansion program following a federal government grant of $1.08M. The town is also borrowing $1.2M for the project.
- Venture Publishing, an Edmonton-based company that published monthly business magazine Alberta Venture as well as niche industry publications like Alberta Oil, has closed its doors
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded over $13M in construction contracts in a bid to complete projects before winter
- The Alberta government is investing an additional $1.9M over two years through a federal-provincial grant to support Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centres at NorQuest College and Bow Valley College
- Big Lakes County has awarded contracts for three water and wastewater projects worth approximately $9M. The work is scheduled for completion by March 31, 2018.
- Sofina Foods Inc. is negotiating with the City of Calgary to sell its Lilydale chicken-processing plant, with expectations that the deal will close in late 2018. Sofina plans to open a new plant in Calgary in 2020.