Alberta tech companies face challenges, opportunities during COVID-19 pandemic

Like many businesses across Alberta, Showpass has seen better days. But it’s not “curtains” for the online ticket seller yet. Since selling its first ticket to a show in Calgary in 2014, Showpass has had exponential growth as it secured…

Alberta Health Services, grocery stores, delivery companies among those looking to hire

Alberta premier Jason Kenney is predicting bleak days ahead for Alberta’s economy — projecting the unemployment rate to hit at least 25 per cent and half a million Albertans facing unemployment. However, there is a silver lining for some sectors…

Calgary judge orders dozens of Strategic Group buildings into receivership

A Calgary judge has ordered more than 50 Strategic Group properties in Calgary and Edmonton into receivership. The decision comes after the Calgary-based real estate developer sought protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act or (CCAA). The move…

2019 Grey Cup brings economic boost and one big party to Calgary

Few events bring people together like the Grey Cup. Just ask Hugh Harrison: “As they say, ‘come for the party and stay for the game.’” Harrison and wife Donna live north of Sudbury, Ont. When Calgary hosted the Grey Cup…

Calgary celebrity chef optimistic about jobs, opens new restaurant

Connie DeSousa is feeling confident about Calgary’s economic future and Calgarians’ spending habits. The Calgary chef has been a regular on the Food Network over the years and is about to open her third restaurant in the city, called Chix…

Pipeline constraints to slow Alberta’s economy to single-digit growth in 2019: ATB

Alberta’s economy faces significant headwinds in 2019, according to the latest forecast from the Alberta Treasury Branch. The financial institution projects a mere 0.7 per cent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019, down from 1.4 per cent…

Refinery shut downs, oil prices ‘beyond our control’: Trudeau

When asked what his plan was to address Alberta’s economic concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters his government is working “hand in hand” with industry but said refinery shutdowns and overseas oil prices are beyond his government’s control.

Prime minister to address Calgary chamber Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Calgary Thursday afternoon to address the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He will make an affordable housing announcement in the morning before addressing business leaders at the chamber of commerce over the lunch hour.…