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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.

Edmonton officials back Katz plan

Building activity in downtown Edmonton could heat up significantly in 2012 and beyond, depending on the outcome of a January 18 public hearing and whether city council backs what city officials are recommending.

Permits slowing down in Red Deer

The principal city between Calgary and Edmonton recorded less-than-stellar building permit totals for 2010. Red Deer recorded $118.9 million in new permits for 2010, a decline of 15.

Builders brace for battle in Calgary

Suburban home developers in Alberta's largest city are looking at a year with a lot of questions ahead. While Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Province guts city hall powers over permits

The Alberta government has changed the regulations relating to the granting of development permits by municipalities - a change that should make permits easier to come by.

Police college eyed for Fort Macleod

Hopes that Fort Macleod will become home to Alberta's only dedicated police college got a boost in late November when officials in that southern Alberta community reported positive discussions with the provincial government about funding schemes for

Cold Lake lands arena

The City of Cold Lake has broken ground on a new arena/event venue that will be part of the existing Cold Lake Energy Centre.

Urban housing prices stagnate

Big-city housing prices continue to stagnate in Alberta. The Realtors Association of Edmonton reported in early December that the average selling price of a single-family home in that city was down 0.5 per cent in November from a month earlier and 2.