Week of Aug 28 – Sep 01, 2017
- Rimbey Medical Clinic will be down to four doctors after October 31, 2017 as two physicians are leaving. The remaining doctors are also responsible for 24/7 emergency coverage at the hospital.
- JR Mercantile Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate company in Calgary, is adding staff and retail space to its portfolio of properties
- Craig’s Department Store in Vermilion is closing its doors after operating for 112 years
- The Government of Alberta is providing $1.7M for infrastructure upgrades at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park near Slave Lake
- The Government of Canada is providing $5M to complete construction of Studio Bell at Calgary’s National Music Centre
- The Edmonton Police Service is planning to occupy the first phase of its $106M Northwest Campus by June 2018, pending construction completion. A gun range, which is not currently funded, is to be added at a later date.
- According to Alberta Infrastructure, all current Edmonton public and Catholic school renovations are on schedule despite the Government of Alberta’s move to defer $260M in school construction spending this year
- Simons, a fashion retailer based out of Quebec City, has opened its second location in Edmonton at Londonderry Mall
- The Government of Alberta is providing $0.45M to help the Town of Hanna diversify its economy. The area is expected to be impacted by a move away from coal-powered electricity.
- The City of Red Deer plans to redevelop a portion of the downtown and is designating the area Capstone at Riverlands. The area is slated to include residential and commercial buildings, as well as parks and cultural spaces over the next 20 years.
- The Town of Canmore has approved a 49-unit perpetually affordable housing project by a local builder. The development has three clusters of homes, all in townhouse format.
- Capital Region Housing plans to start construction on a $72M affordable housing project in Edmonton this fall. The buildings are expected to open in 2019.
- Parrish and Heimbecker is planning to build a grain terminal and fertilizer distribution center west of Viking, pending the approval of a development permit from Beaver County
- The conversion of the former Camsell Hospital in Edmonton into condominium units is on schedule for occupancy at the end of 2018. Work on an underground parkade at the site is planned for spring 2018.
- The Town of Westlock plans to start work on replacement of the Eastglen Water Tower and expansion of the town’s water reservior in early 2018. The town recently received a $4.46M grant from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund towards the $8.9M estimated total cost.