Alberta manufacturing sales dip in August

Across Canada, manufacturing sales rose by 0.8% to $57.6 billion in August, following two months of declines

Alberta manufacturing sales dip in AugustManufacturing sales in Alberta dipped in August, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported on Thursday that sales in the province fell by 0.1 per cent to $6.3 billion. On an annual basis, they were down 4.3 per cent. Across Canada, manufacturing sales rose by 0.8 per cent to $57.6 billion in August, following…

Put robots to work so humans can be more productive

While robots replace human workers on the factory floor, better-paid jobs are created to design, build and maintain the robots

Put robots to work so humans can be more productiveThe robots are coming, the robots are coming! They may not be an unstoppable evil army ready to take over the world as in a bad sci-fi movie, but they’re definitely making headway on factory assembly lines and increasingly in other industries. A United Kingdom research firm, Oxford Economics, did a study that covered seven…

Alberta manufacturing sales continue to slip

Alberta manufacturing sales continue to slipManufacturing sales in Alberta were down 2.8 per cent in July to $6.3 billion, following a 7.0 per cent decrease in June, says Statistics Canada. “In July, 15 of 21 manufacturing industries reported lower sales in Alberta, led by the petroleum and coal product industry (-5.0 per cent),” said the federal agency on Tuesday. “Manufacturing…

Alberta wholesale sector rebounds in June to $6.9 billion in sales

Nationally, wholesale sales rose 0.6% to $64.1 billion, partly offsetting the 1.9% decline in May

Alberta wholesale sector rebounds in June to $6.9 billion in salesWholesale sales in Alberta increased 1.3 per cent in June to $6.9 billion, following an 8.3 per cent decline in May, says Statistics Canada. In a report released on Thursday, the federal agency said “higher sales were recorded in four of seven subsectors, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, and the motor vehicle…

Alberta manufacturing sales fall in June

Alberta manufacturing sales fall in JuneFollowing five consecutive months of increases, manufacturing sales in Alberta fell 6.5 per cent in June to $6.5 billion, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported on Tuesday that “the decline was mostly attributable to lower sales in the petroleum and coal product (-10.5 per cent), chemical (-11.5 per cent) and food (-6.5 per…

Canadian economy grows for third consecutive month

Canadian economy grows for third consecutive monthThe Canadian economy grew for the third consecutive month in May. Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that real gross domestic product was up 0.2 per cent during the month and the increase was led by a rebound in manufacturing with 13 out of 20 industrial sectors expanding. On a three-month rolling average basis, real gross…

Westleaf to supply $4M of cannabis derivative products to Delta 9

Westleaf to supply $4M of cannabis derivative products to Delta 9Westleaf Inc. announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary, Westleaf Labs LP, has entered into a white-labelling agreement with Delta 9 to supply approximately $4 million of cannabis derivative products from its large-scale extraction and manufacturing facility in Calgary. Calgary-based Westleaf said the contract will begin on Oct. 1, subject to receipt of final licence approval…

Manufacturing sector continues to rise in Alberta

Gain mostly attributable to higher sales in the petroleum and coal product and chemical industries, said StatsCan

Manufacturing sector continues to rise in AlbertaAlberta’s manufacturing industry and the province’s economy has experienced another positive month. Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that manufacturing sales in Alberta increased for the fifth consecutive month, rising 2.2 per cent to $7 billion in May. “The gain was mostly attributable to higher sales in the petroleum and coal product (+3.8 per cent) and…

Cannabis company Sundial Growers acquires U.K. company

Intends to use parts of these facilities to cultivate hemp and cannabis

Cannabis company Sundial Growers acquires U.K. companyCalgary-based cannabis company Sundial Growers Inc. acquired U.K.-based Bridge Farm Group with plans to produce and sell high-quality CBD products globally. In a news release, Sundial said Bridge Farm is a market-leading producer of ornamental plants, flowers and herbs in the United Kingdom. It operates three growing facilities with 1.5 million square feet and plans…

Westleaf completes construction of Calgary cannabis facility

Company plans to expand its product lines to include vapes, edibles and other derivative cannabis products

Westleaf completes construction of Calgary cannabis facilityCalgary-base Westleaf Inc. has completed construction on its wholly-owned cannabis extraction, processing and product formulation facility in Calgary. It will have the capacity to process up to 65,000 kg of cannabis a year.  “This is a significant milestone for Westleaf, marking our transition from construction to operations and execution on our plan to build a…
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