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More businesses want to call Red Deer County home. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
More businesses want to call Red Deer County home. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Business booming in Red Deer County despite COVID

County council approves business applications

More businesses want to call Red Deer County home. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
More businesses want to call Red Deer County home. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Passers-by walk near an entrance to a Home Depot home improvement store Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Boston. The Home Depot’s fiscal fourth-quarter sales surged 25% as the home improvement chain continues to meet the demands of consumers stuck at home and a resilient housing market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

In year of pandemic, Home Depot became supplier to millions

Home Depot Inc. earned $2.86 billion for the three months that ended Jan. 31

  • Feb 23, 2021
Passers-by walk near an entrance to a Home Depot home improvement store Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Boston. The Home Depot’s fiscal fourth-quarter sales surged 25% as the home improvement chain continues to meet the demands of consumers stuck at home and a resilient housing market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Commodity prices rise to lift TSX and help loonie to hit near three-year high

Commodity prices rise to lift TSX and help loonie to hit near three-year high

A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A new lunch counter was added to the Sunworks Living gift store in Red Deer to diversify offerings to customers during the pandemic. It’s one of the many examples of business innovation during this difficult time. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Many Red Deer businesses change, innovate to survive the pandemic

It’s about ‘necessity being the mother of invention,’ says chamber official

A new lunch counter was added to the Sunworks Living gift store in Red Deer to diversify offerings to customers during the pandemic. It’s one of the many examples of business innovation during this difficult time. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
The Alberta Chamber of Commerce found many businesses feel left in the dark regarding the reasoning behind pandemic restrictions. (Black Press file photo).

Alberta Chamber survey finds many businesses feel uninformed about reasons for restrictions

Many Alberta businesses feel “in the dark” about COVID-19 restrictions and reopening,…

The Alberta Chamber of Commerce found many businesses feel left in the dark regarding the reasoning behind pandemic restrictions. (Black Press file photo).
Shopify headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Shopify to focus on fulfilment, international merchants after US$123.9M Q4 profit

Companies that shifted their retail efforts online during the pandemic made their…

Shopify headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Union members were outside Olymel early Wednesday morning to show support for workers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Union members were outside Olymel early Wednesday morning to show support for workers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour wants a meeting with the premier and provincial labour minister to ensure workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks are shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Nurses, contact tracers responding to Olymel pork plant outbreak in Alberta

Alberta Health has been notified of 343 cases linked to outbreak

Alberta’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour wants a meeting with the premier and provincial labour minister to ensure workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks are shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Businessmen cast shadows as they walk in Toronto’s financial district, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. A group of corporate executives who say they are frustrated with federal and provincial governments are organizing to come up with their own pandemic management plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Frustrated with government efforts, business groups push plan to avoid lockdowns

Canadian Chamber of Commerce to unveil an advisory group this morning

Businessmen cast shadows as they walk in Toronto’s financial district, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. A group of corporate executives who say they are frustrated with federal and provincial governments are organizing to come up with their own pandemic management plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 has been climbing up since Jan. 20 at Red Deer’s Olymel meat processing plant. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

High River beef processing plant dealing with smaller outbreak

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 has been climbing up since Jan. 20 at Red Deer’s Olymel meat processing plant. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

COVID-19 economic relaunch plan: Alberta restaurants, bars reopen to indoor customers

Indoor gatherings still banned and outdoor get-togethers are capped at 10

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
A street sign is shown along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TSX sets record close in posting best week since April; U.S. markets also rise

TSX sets record close in posting best week since April; U.S. markets also rise

A street sign is shown along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A street sign is shown along Bay Street in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Four-day rally pushes S&P/TSX composite to record high, U.S. stock markets also climb

Four-day rally pushes S&P/TSX composite to record high, U.S. stock markets also climb

A street sign is shown along Bay Street in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

S&P/TSX composite edges higher as energy sector gets lift from rising crude prices

S&P/TSX composite edges higher as energy sector gets lift from rising crude prices

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

North American stock markets surge again for strong start to February

North American stock markets surge again for strong start to February

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A TSX tote board is pictured in Toronto, on Dec. 31, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

North American stock market volatility continues with strong start to trading week

North American stock market volatility continues with strong start to trading week

A TSX tote board is pictured in Toronto, on Dec. 31, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

North American stock markets partially rebound from biggest losses in three months

North American stock markets partially rebound from biggest losses in three months

A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

S&P/TSX composite wipes out early gains of 2021 after worst day since October

S&P/TSX composite wipes out early gains of 2021 after worst day since October

A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Energy, technology lead S&P/TSX composite to largest daily decline since mid-December

Energy, technology lead S&P/TSX composite to largest daily decline since mid-December

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables being sold during at the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market in November. ( File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta farmers market now open three days a week

Shoppers supporting Gasoline Alley Farmers Market

Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables being sold during at the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market in November. ( File photo by Advocate staff)