Week of Sep 18 – Sep 22, 2017
- The Landmark Collaborative Health Clinic closed on September 12 as a result of the economic conditions in Calgary. Four physicians and other staff have been laid off as a result of the closure.
- The provincial government is providing a $176M grant to the City of Edmonton for the southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. The construction phase is expected to create 17,000 direct and indirect jobs. Up to 150 permanent jobs are expected for the operation and maintenance of the project once complete.
- The provincial government is providing $175,000 over three years to Lakeland College to improve mental health supports on campus
- Cavendish Farms is opening a new frozen potato-processing plant in Lethbridge. The $360M facility is expected to create approximately 400 direct jobs.
- NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) is launching the first foundation drill rig operator training and certification program in North America starting in January 2018
- The Spruce Grove Parent Link Centre has recently opened in the Beaverbrook Wellness Centre. The new centre provides free parenting and early childhood development programs.