Video: Recent court ruling limits Airbnbs in condos

Erin Berney, a lawyer with Field Law, discusses implications of the recent ruling for condo boards and owners

A recent court ruling puts a temporary ban on the ability of condo owners to use their units as rentals on  the tourism site, Airbnb. Erin Berney, a lawyer with Field Law, explains the ruling and discusses what it might mean for the rights of both condominium boards and condo owners. If you own a…

FCL shutting down Calgary centre, more than 200 jobs lost

The move comes as a result of Calgary Co-op’s recent decision to source its groceries from Save-on-Foods

FCL shutting down Calgary centre, more than 200 jobs lostFederated Co-operatives Ltd. is eliminating more than 200 jobs in Calgary this spring as it shuts down its Calgary Food Distribution Centre effective April 2020. In a news release on Thursday, FCL said the move comes as a result of Calgary Co-op’s recent decision to source its groceries from Save-on-Foods. “We're deeply saddened by this…

B.C.-based tech company creating 200 jobs in Calgary

B.C.-based tech company creating 200 jobs in CalgaryCalgary has attracted another technology company to the city with the announcement Wednesday that B.C.-based Finger Food Advanced Technology Group will open an advanced technology centre in the city. The company is receiving up to $3.5 million from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund to accelerate the incubation of new digital technologies and development of local…

Building relationships between guest and host

Robert Vidra talks about how Simply Elegant strives to be an exceptional hospitality firm

Building relationships between guest and hostRobert Vidra is CEO of Simply Elegant. What’s Simply Elegant and what does it do? Vidra: Simply Elegant is a hospitality firm. Our philosophy is “enlightened hospitality.” We work towards providing the best possible experience for our clients, guests, staff and vendors. We must be more than a service or product. It must encompass our…

Homes should be as unique as the people who live in them

Brigitte Lepage talks about the Capstone Custom Homes values of caring for clients, being accountable, innovative and passionate

Homes should be as unique as the people who live in themBrigitte Lepage is co-owner of Capstone Custom Homes. What is Capstone Custom Homes and what does it do? Lepage: Capstone Custom Homes is a luxury custom home builder based in Calgary. We’re also a relationship builder, a people-focused business that builds outstanding homes. The relationships that we have with our clients and everyone we deal…

Big Rock Brewery blames layoffs on provincial taxes

Calgary-based company says management forced to take immediate cost-cutting measures

Big Rock Brewery blames layoffs on provincial taxesCalgary-based Big Rock Brewery plans significant cost-cutting measures, including laying off staff, in response to what it describes as “the persisting regulatory environment for brewers of its size in Alberta.” In a news release, the company did not say how many people were being let go, nor how many people work at the brewery. “The 104…

Alberta hotel market growing despite economic challenges

Supply and demand growth in Alberta in 2019 are projected at 0.7 per cent and one per cent respectively for Edmonton and Calgary.

Alberta hotel market growing despite economic challengesAlberta’s hotel market continues to experience challenges in the wake of the province’s economic downturn, but Edmonton and Calgary are beginning to develop green shoots, according to a new report released Tuesday by commercial real estate firm CBRE. The report said supply and demand growth in Alberta in 2019 are projected at 0.7 per cent…

Calgary-based Wild Rose Brewery target of takeover bid by Sleeman

Shareholder vote to be held on May 9. No offer price has been disclosed

Calgary-based Wild Rose Brewery target of takeover bid by SleemanCalgary-based Wild Rose Brewery is the target of a takeover bid by Sleeman Breweries. Sleeman Breweries is based in Guelph, Ont., and owned by Sapporo Breweries Ltd. of Japan. In media reports, Bill McKenzie, Wild Rose’s CEO, said a shareholder vote will be held May 9 on the takeover bid. Wild Rose is a privately…

EI beneficiaries rise across Alberta

Third consecutive monthly increase in the province coincided with ongoing weakness in the oil industry: StatsCan

EI beneficiaries rise across AlbertaThe number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits increased in January across Alberta, including the Calgary and Edmonton regions, according to Statistics Canada. “This was the third consecutive monthly increase in the province and coincided with ongoing weakness in the oil industry. This increase was also spread across most occupational groups, notably natural and…

Calgary secures rights to host ESPN’s X Games

Expected to bring $75 million in annual economic activity and draw 75,000 spectators, 10,000 from out of town

Calgary secures rights to host ESPN’s X GamesCalgary has secured the exclusive Canadian rights to host X Games for a minimum three-year run. They are being developed by Manifesto Sport Management, a Calgary based sport marketing and management company, and Insight Productions, a Canadian broadcast production company that has produced the Juno Awards and the Amazing Race Canada. Tourism Calgary said it…
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