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Calgary cool to suite changes

Alberta's largest city won't have vastly relaxed rules for secondary suites. Calgary city council voted in March only to study the issue more and do more to accommodate new suites in neighbourhoods where they are already permitted.

Public money now leads Canmore building permits

Building permit numbers are looking a lot healthier these days in Alberta's Rocky Mountain paradise, but they're a little on the deceiving side. The Town of Canmore approved building permits for over $32.

Housing prices fall in Calgary

Calgary residential real estate prices aren't growing with the resurgent economy in 2011, according to the latest numbers from the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).

Green cash greases Edmonton's LRT

Edmonton's light-rail transit (LRT) enjoyed a big boost in early April from the provincial government, which announced the first allocation of its Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) cash.

Calgary’s uplift

And why wouldn't it? Situated at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Western North America's primary north-south trade corridor (Alberta Highway 2/U.S.

Northern power line sparks native protest

Work had barely started on the $440 million Northwest Transmission Line that is to run 355 km. north from Terrace before a protest by a small native band threatened to delay the long-waited project.

Calgary's East Village lands large developer

Calgary's East Village redevelopment project has taken another big step forward with the announcement of another mega-deal for the downtown neighbourhood.

Cold Lake seeks cold cash

Alberta municipalities feeling the financial pinch and looking enviously at their neighbours are keeping an eye on what's happening in part of northeast Alberta.

Fort Mac now home to 76,000

Alberta's oilsands boomtown continued to record strong population growth between 2008 and 2010, despite the economic slowdown that began in 2008.

Fort Macleod RCMP centre approved

After years of waiting, the tiny southern Alberta community of Fort Macleod will finally see provincial investment in a police training centre.