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‘Quebec is open for business’

Mario Lévesque has one word for oil and gas companies looking for new development opportunities.

Quebec. READ

Cielo announces investor for waste-to-fuel refinery

Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with a Toronto-based investor for funding for its first commercial-scale waste-to-fuel refinery. READ

Student residence also aimed at conference industry

Olds College Centennial Village, which should be ready to house students by the fall of 2015, is being developed with an eye to the conference industry. READ

Second busiest June ever for local realtors

The Central Alberta Realtors Association is reporting that last month was its second busiest June ever, and the fourth highest sales month for the region on record. READ

Local crops could use more moisture

Mark Cutts’ weather wish isn’t one shared by golfers and others who favour clear skies. “A rain would be welcome,” said the Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development crop specialist. READ

Recycling ambassadors preach merit of oil disposal

As “recycling ambassadors,” Amber Becker and Yasmin Aidun’s responsibilities during Westerner Days include promoting the recycling of oil and other materials. READ

‘Hooters with a Scottish twist’ is coming to Red Deer

A Celtic-themed sports pub that’s been described as “Hooters with a Scottish twist” is coming to Red Deer. READ

Air Spray busy during fire season

With forest fires raging in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories — as well as in the United States — Air Spray Ltd. has been moving its aircraft like chess pieces in an effort to defeat the flames. READ

Boston Pizza work

Framing has begun on the Boston Pizza restaurant on Leva Avenue in Gasoline Alley. Richard Carramusa, a partner in the restaurant, said staff are already being hired in anticipation of a late November opening. READ

Construction tenders for Sylvan Lake fire hall come in over budget

The Town of Sylvan Lake is taking another look at its fire hall plans after all construction tenders came in over budget. Eight companies bid on the nearly $5.1-million project to build a new fire hall for the community. READ

New strain can infect resistant canola

A plant pathologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development says the canola industry is better prepared to deal with a new strain of clubroot than it was when the disease first arrived in Alberta a decade ago. READ

Stampede shifts to education

Summertime is fair and rodeo season in Alberta. For me, it’s meant my “field” for the last 10 days has been the dirt (and cement) of Stampede Park in Calgary. READ

Unemployment in Red Deer region hits rock-bottom low

Unemployment in the Red Deer region has tumbled to a rock-bottom 2.5 per cent, according to June labour force numbers compiled by Statistics Canada. READ

Success 4 Business returns, grows

An event designed to give entrepreneurs the information, connections and resources they need to succeed is returning to Red Deer for a second year. READ

$40-million residential development about to launch at Sylvan Lake

The first homes in a $40-million residential development on the northeast side of Sylvan Lake could soon be under construction. READ

Chamber of Commerce marks 120 years of service

Sure, the CPR pedestrian bridge, opened in 1909 as a rail conduit, is old. But the grand span has got nothing on the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. READ

Record-breaking residence

The record for most expensive home in Red Deer has passed from one Anders on the Lake property to another. READ

Stantec Executive Place sold to Cochrane company

One of Red Deer’s most prominent buildings has changed hands. Stantec Executive Place has been sold to Grand Central Properties Inc., a Cochrane company that owns more than a half-dozen commercial and public facility buildings in that town READ

MPC rejects condo plan in Vanier Woods

Red Deer’s municipal planning commission has rejected plans for a 35-unit, three-storey condominium complex in Vanier Woods. Mason Martin Homes wanted to develop the project at 150A Vanier Dr., and was seeking an 18 per cent relaxation of the minimum required lot area and a more than 50 per cent relaxation of the minimum required side yard setbacks. READ

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