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Changes coming at Servus

A new banking system at Servus Credit Union could have a big impact on some members.

The Alberta-based financial institution was created in 2008 by the merger of the three former credit unions: Red Deer-based Community Savings, Edmonton’s Servus Credit Union and Common Wealth Credit Union of Lloydminster. It’s been integrating operations since, with a shared banking system under development for approximately five years. READ

Calkins bill would change federal sector certification

A private member’s bill by Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins is on the verge of changing how unions are certified and decertified in federally regulated sectors. READ

Rosy outlook forecast for Alberta

ATB Financial has issued a rosy economic outlook for Alberta. READ

Record Store Day celebrates the format that came back

A few decades ago, vinyl records appeared destined for the same fate as eight-track cartridges and Betamax tapes. READ

Airport looks to grow, quickly

Among the items on Red Deer Airport CEO RJ Steenstra’s wish list is a runway extension, a bigger terminal building and more parking. READ

Sylvan Lake hunting for commercial, industrial investment

Sylvan Lake’s new Business Recruitment Team is developing a game plan that it hopes will attract commercial and industrial investment. READ

Sylvan Star Cheese wins awards

Sylvan Star Cheese added a few more awards to its trophy case this week. READ

Chartered accountants recognized

A pair of Red Deer chartered accountants have been recognized for their community and professional achievements. READ

Sylvan clinic diversifies

BY ADVOCATE STAFF A Sylvan Lake medical clinic is diversifying into cosmetic and related services. READ

Servus forecast robust times ahead

BY ADVOCATE STAFF A Servus Credit Union economist is predicting “robust economic times” for Albertans. READ

Hurdle brews for Tim Hortons

Plans for a new Tim Hortons store in south Red Deer stumbled on a stretch of sidewalk Wednesday. READ

4 Wheel Parts gearing up for more business

4 Wheel Parts is gaining traction in Canada, with the California-based company opening its fifth shop in this country — and second in Alberta — last month in Red Deer County. READ

Hurdle brews for Tim Hortons

Plans for a new Tim Hortons store in south Red Deer stumbled on a stretch of sidewalk Wednesday. READ

Air Spray Aviation continues to grow

The business of fighting forest fires is hot and cold, with the manpower requirements of companies like Air Spray Aviation rising and falling with the seasons. READ

Express Employment planning to open office in Red Deer

One of North America’s biggest staffing agencies plans to set up shop in Red Deer. Express Employment Professionals expects to open an office in the city by July or August, said Fred Muse, senior director of franchise development for the Oklahoma-based company. READ

Local unemployment rises

Unemployment in the Red Deer region rose for the second consecutive month in March, ending the area’s claim of having the lowest jobless rate in Alberta. READ

Conference told of B.C. workplace bullying, harassment legislation

If you have employees in British Columbia, workplace safety extends well beyond training and the maintenance of buildings and equipment. READ

Residential building stays ahead of pace

Residential construction activity in Red Deer remains ahead of last year’s pace, with housing starts in the first quarter of 2014 up 20.8 per cent over the same period a year ago. READ

Servus records boost in income

Servus Credit Union is reporting a 4.7 per cent increase in its first-quarter operating income for 2014. The member-owned financial institution said it generated $32.5 million in profits, before patronage allocations and taxes, during the three months ended Jan. 31. That compares with $31.1 million for the same period a year earlier. READ

Innisfail Shoppers Drug Mart to be sold

The giant white letters on the red facade above the entrance to the Shoppers Drug Mart store in Innisfail are coming down. But when this will happen, and what those letters will be replaced with, is unknown. READ

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