Alberta urged to increase energy sector competitiveness

CAPP says the government must streamline the regulatory process and make other fundamental changes

Alberta urged to increase energy sector competitivenessThe association representing oil and gas companies in Canada says the Alberta government needs to take action to close the competitiveness gap in the industry if it wants to be the global energy supplier of choice. “Market access is a key factor driving industry competitiveness, but it is only one part of the equation. We…

Downtown Calgary 40-storey office tower to undergo massive reno

Stephen Avenue Place to offer ‘businesses, diners and shoppers the very best in location, amenities and access’

Downtown Calgary 40-storey office tower to undergo massive renoA downtown Calgary office tower is getting a new name and will undergo a huge renovation. Slate Canadian Real Estate Opportunity Fund I announced on Thursday that it has named its 40-storey tower at 700 2nd Street in the heart of downtown Stephen Avenue Place. It also announced that it will partner with the collaboration of…

Alberta’s population is finally growing again

The province posted a gain of 1,438 people in the last year, compared with a deficit of 15,559 people in 2016-2017

Alberta’s population is finally growing againStatistics Canada reported on Thursday that the province’s population growth rate was 1.5 per cent in 2017-2018, compared with 1.1 per cent in 2016-2017. “This was Alberta's first upturn in population growth after four years of slowdown. This recent surge is mainly due to once-again positive interprovincial migratory exchanges. The province posted a gain of 1,438…

Alberta leads the country with highest average weekly earnings

StatsCan also reported that the number of employees in Alberta has risen by 16,000 year over year but was down 8,000 from June

Alberta leads the country with highest average weekly earningsAverage weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Alberta continue to be the highest of any province in the country. On Thursday, Statistics Canada reported that average earnings of $1,147.65 rose by 1.8 per cent in July from a year ago. “The main contributor to the rise was the retail trade sector. In Alberta, earnings…

Most women feel undermined in the workplace: report

Men and women were nearly even in being identified as the culprit of cutting down others

Most women feel undermined in the workplace: reportA new survey indicates that 87 per cent of women feel they are being undermined within the workplace. The Tallest Poppy, a report supported by Women of Influence, Thomson Reuters, Canadian HR Reporter and Viewpoint Leadership, surveyed 1,500 respondents. The organizations said Tall Poppy Syndrome refers to a person (the poppy) who is cut down…

Communo builds a community of marketing professionals

Ryan Gill of Communo talks about how the collaboration model works for both clients and creative entrepreneurs

Communo builds a community of marketing professionalsRyan Gill is CEO of Communo. Calgary’s Business: What is Communo and how does it work? Gill: Communo is a community of advertising and marketing professionals who give and get work from each other via a mobile app. It’s like Tinder, but for creative professionals looking for work or agencies looking to hire contingent workers…

Calgary hosting hiring fair for vulnerable youth

Calgary is one of the toughest places in Canada for young people looking for work, according to organizers

Calgary hosting hiring fair for vulnerable youthA coalition of leading companies is hosting an unprecedented hiring fair in Calgary for vulnerable youth. The first-ever hiring fair is taking place on Friday in the Atrium at City Hall. It’s supported by Opportunity For All Youth, a coalition of leading companies in Canada – Starbucks, Walmart, HMSHost, Tridel Corp., The Source and Telus –…

NEB announces next steps in Trans Mountain review

The federal regulator must complete the reconsideration process and issue its report no later than Feb. 22, 2019

NEB announces next steps in Trans Mountain reviewThe National Energy Board, an independent federal regulator for several parts of Canada's energy industry, announced Wednesday it will hold a public hearing to carry out its reconsideration related to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. “The NEB will carry out its reconsideration related to the Trans Mountain expansion project as directed by the order…

Stantec Tower officially opens in Edmonton’s ICE District

The 69-storey tower will house Stantec’s new global headquarters, along with other business and residential tenants

Stantec Tower officially opens in Edmonton’s ICE DistrictIt stands as the tallest building west of Toronto, and a pillar of Edmonton’s new ICE District, and on Wednesday the new 69-storey Stantec Tower officially opened as the company’s new global headquarters. “Stantec employees are extremely proud of our new headquarters, a project that positively reflects the talent, innovation, and creativity of our team…

Natural resources key driver of Canadian economy

Natural resource activity was $243.5 billion in the second quarter, which accounted for 11.7% of Canada's GDP

Natural resources key driver of Canadian economyNatural resources are a key component of the overall Canadian economy and when that sector is heading in a positive direction you know it’s good news for the country. Statistics Canada revealed Wednesday that Real GDP, or the volume of economic activity from natural resources, rose 1.8 per cent in the second quarter of this…