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Calgary airport tunnel wins mayor’s backing

The airport's growth is undeniable. It's the fourth-busiest airport in Canada, and one of only three with direct flights to both Asia and Europe. Passenger traffic dropped with the recession in 2009, but rebounded last year for a new record over 1.

Arena district moves forward

Development of Edmonton's downtown arena district along 104th Avenue moved another step closer in January, with city council voting to rezone four blocks of the city's core for a new arena district and a surrounding entertainment and office district.

Realtors bullish on Calgary sales

The real estate market appears to be on its way to recovery, according to the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).

Province looks to slice red tape

The Alberta government wants fewer departments scrutinizing new development in the energy sector - a move that may speed development approvals in the oilpatch but potentially hinder the property development industry.

Spruce Grove opposes line

The City of Spruce Grove just west of Edmonton, recently waded into Alberta's power line debate by opposing a route option for a new high-voltage line on its fringe.

Canmore hotel condo developer seeks rezoning

The Town of Canmore is again being urged to look at a rezoning proposal that would make already built hotel condo units easier to finance for new purchasers. The proposal is being spearheaded by local developer Devonian Properties.

Oil change

Husky antes $4 billion Lloydminster is roaring back with the heavy oil industry, which can thrive at $90 per barrel, particularly in a community where infrastructure and construction costs can be more easily contained.

Edmonton to develop airport lands

The City of Edmonton has released a series of conceptual plans from five architectural groups, including Perkins + Will of Vancouver, as it outlined its vision for redevelopment of the 530-acre (217-hectare) former city centre airport.

Wind farm is blowing closer to Medicine Hat

The Gas City is a step closer to being better known as the Windy City. The City of Medicine Hat received approval from the province's energy regulator in late 2010 to construct a wind farm on its northeast edge.

Edmonton up, Calgary down

Building activity in Alberta's two largest urban centres went in opposite directions in 2010, with Edmonton building permit values increasing over the previous years and Calgary building permit values falling.