Discarded hair from Copper Lane Hair Studios in Red Deer and Lacombe is being used in oil spill cleanups.
Lane Tomalty, owner of both locations, said the hair is collected and sent to a women’s prison in B.C., where it is put into booms used to help clean up oil spills in the water. READ
A study on home building red tape shows Red Deer is competitive with other communities, says the city’s planning department. READ
“Derek, should I consider preferred shares for my retirement portfolio?” Investors seeking income often limit their selection to bonds or guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) and give little or no consideration to preferred shares. They usually ignore preferred shares simply because they don’t know much about them. READ
Both established businesses looking to network and fledgling entrepreneurs seeking advice will find what they need at this year’s Success 4 Business Expo. Now in its 3rd year, the Oct. 8 expo at Westerner Park’s Harvest Centre has seen a number of tweaks to provide more sit-down opportunities for local business-minded people. READ
“Derek, how risky should I be with my investments?” Determining your willingness to accept risk is a very important piece of the investment puzzle. The reality is that we all define risk differently, but with an understanding of how various investments are built you can choose your investment path accordingly. READ
Side-by-side fitness clubs operated by the same company are planned at Parkland Mall next year. Located in the former Sears site at the mall, a 63,000-square-foot GoodLife Fitness and a 12,000- square-foot Fit4Less by GoodLife are expected to open next spring. READ
Red Deer will officially become an UltraAVX community on Friday. Movie enthusiasts will recognize the UltraAVX name as Cineplex Inc.’s premiere offering, with its sharpest picture, crispest sound and most comfortable seating. It was rolled out in a handful of Canadian theatres in 2010, and has since spread to about 60 locations. “They’ve been hugely popular,” said Mike Langdon, director of communications with Cineplex. READ