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Calgary growth lowest since 1984

The economy may be recovering from the doldrums of 2008 and 2009, but a key indicator of Calgary's economic health suggests the heart of the "New West" isn't pumping growth right now.

1,200 acres ease Fort Mac land shortage

Infrastructure Minister Ray Danyluk announced in early August that the province would be selling off two parcels for industrial land south of Fort McMurray starting in September.

Energy regulator expects growth

Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) sees busy times ahead in the province’s oilsands communities.

Real estate slows, but prices rise

The number of residential real estate transactions fell in both Edmonton and Calgary in May, but prices didn’t fall with activity.

Subsidies offered to suite builders

Camrose homeowners are being offered a plum of sorts to encourage them to add suites to their properties.

Small business caught in civic tax cross-fire

In those municipalities with a population of at least 5,000, small businesses across Alberta paid an average of 2.36 times more property tax than residents on the same assessed value, the CFIB says.

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In those municipalities with a population of at least 5,000, small businesses across Alberta paid an average of 2.36 times more property tax than residents on the same assessed value, the CFIB says.

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That's because the area is currently envisioned as the place where 1,300 megawatts of power-production capacity will be added to Alberta's grid by a series of high-tech wind-power developments - everything from Shell's massive 775-megawatt project ov

Resort building continues slide

In Canmore, town bureaucrats have had years where they processed permits for more than $200 million in new construction, much of it for condos and hotel condos aimed at second homeowners living in Calgary or further away.

Diversity fuels growth

Perhaps more importantly, Lethbridge has taken significant steps to promote a surprisingly diverse economy in a city once anchored by coal mines and farming.