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- Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 12:15 01 June 2015
- Written by JOCELYN DOLL JOCELYN DOLL
Might the new Flames' arena complex provide such a space?
The Telus Convention Centre has been working on expansion plans for some time, and while its director of marketing cannot speak to plans for a new Calgary Flames arena, she said unequivocally the city needs more convention space.
Heather Lundy, director of marketing and communications at the Telus Convention Centre, said they have lost business due to the size of the current downtown facility. Though she could not provide specific group names of conferences that did not happen in Calgary, Lundy, in an email interview, said that the estimated economic loss between the years 2000 and 2013 is over $250 million.
- Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 11:28 29 May 2015
- Written by Zoe Choy Zoe Choy
After moratorium on water licenses, two businesses in southern Alberta find water needs to be a business strategy
Finding water needs to be a business strategy in southern Alberta. In 2006, the province imposed a moratorium on water licenses for the South Saskatchewan River Basin because of low water levels. This means businesses need to find someone with a water license willing to make a deal.
Though, transfers between license holders and companies are only possible if holders gives water already held. Potential deals are also monitored by the Alberta government, who can holdback 10 per cent of the transfer for conservation purposes.
- Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 15:27 25 May 2015
- Written by ATO BAAKO, ALI HARDSTAFF & MELANIE WALSH ATO BAAKO, ALI HARDSTAFF & MELANIE WALSH
Anticipation for the future of Alberta with new NDP government
NDP Leader Rachel Notley was sworn in Sunday in an early afternoon ceremony at the legislature, becoming Alberta's 17th premier and marking the first time the NDP has led the province. Here is a collection of information that happened during the swearing-in ceremony, as well as reactions.
- Published on Saturday, 23 May 2015 14:35 23 May 2015
- Written by Daniel Leon Rodriguez Daniel Leon Rodriguez
International Avenue's Business Revitalization Zone looks to provide tools to new Canadian entrepreneurs to rejuvenate area
City council recently approved funding for the first phase of an initiative,c alled The Heart of the New East – Incubation Project, aimed to help immigrants reach their entrepreneurial potential along International Avenue.
Alison Karim-McSwiney, executive director of the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone, has been at the centre of the new project with planning starting more than a year ago.
"There is much potential here ready to grow," Karim-McSwiney told The Calgary Journal. "We are excited from this diversity."