Calgary, Edmonton new home prices rise higher than Canadian average

Nationally, new house prices edged up 0.1 per cent in June, largely due to rising construction costs across the country

Calgary, Edmonton new home prices rise higher than Canadian averageNew house prices in both Calgary and Edmonton rose at a higher pace in June than the national average. According to Statistics Canada’s New Housing Price Index, which was released on Thursday, prices for new homes in June were up 0.3 per cent in Calgary and 0.2 per cent in Edmonton from May. Nationally, new…

Edmonton jobs jump, Calgary jobs slump

Edmonton added 5,900 positions from May. Calgary, on the other hand, saw losses of 4,600 jobs

Edmonton jobs jump, Calgary jobs slumpThe labour picture in Alberta’s two biggest cities showed contrasting directions in June, according to ATB Financial’s Economics and Research Team. In a report filed Friday, ATB said Edmonton added 5,900 positions from May and the unemployment rate ticked a 10th of a percentage point higher to 6.6 per cent. Calgary, on the other hand,…

Pipelines are crucial to national prosperity

The battle between Alberta and B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has broad implications for all Canadians

Pipelines are crucial to national prosperityBy Steve Lafleur and Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute The governments of Alberta and British Columbia are waging an intense trade dispute over the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would run between Edmonton and Burnaby. But the implications extend far beyond those two provinces. The details of the feud have been well-documented. After B.C.’s…

An Oil slick of disastrous proportions

There’s a clock ticking on the Oilers’ monopoly on Connor McDavid’s affections

An Oil slick of disastrous proportionsMaybe Edmonton NHL fans should record a song called How Do You Solve A Problem Named The Oilers? Because someone has to figure out what in the name of Bep Guidolin is going on with their hockey team. As we near the all-star break (once called the Olympic break), the hockey heroes from northern Alberta…

Red tape in Calgary-Edmonton Corridor stifling housing supply

Encouraging a healthy supply of new homes where they are most needed will help ensure future generations can continue to prosper in Alberta

Red tape in Calgary-Edmonton Corridor stifling housing supplyBy Kenneth P. Green Steve Lafleur and Josef Filipowicz The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. Nov. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Through good times and bad, the cost of housing in Alberta’s biggest cities remains a concern. Consider this. Despite the economic slowdown, compared to 15 years ago average [popup url="http://www.housepriceindex.ca/" height="1000" width="1200" scrollbars="1"]house prices[/popup] are up…

Build it and they will come – how to revitalize a downtown

Downtowns big and small need soul to go with infrastructure and business – and that means creating reasons for people to spend time there

Build it and they will come – how to revitalize a downtownRED DEER, Alta. Sept. 21, 2016/Troy Media/ – The new centrepiece of Edmonton’s downtown will reinvigorate that city’s core and enliven the push to revitalize downtowns in other towns big and small. Alberta's capital city – led by the new Rogers Place – is in the midst of a 10-year plan to revive its downtown. Red Deer is…

Going solar an investment in community

Small projects at the local level will ultimately result in a big payoff in energy conservation

Going solar an investment in communityEDMONTON, Alta. May 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - I’m a big believer in the contributions that community organizations make to our quality of our life — including through renewable energy projects. Almost every Edmonton neighbourhood has a community league. These locally elected boards of community volunteers do the good work of running facilities and programs and…

Eliminating poverty is achievable

Canadians could look to the past for innovative ways of dealing with poverty

Eliminating poverty is achievableDownload this column on poverty for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Sep 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson wants to eliminate poverty in a generation. You have to admire his vision and ambition, but it won’t be easy to accomplish this lofty…
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