Building permit values on the rise

Building permit applications picked up in July, with residential and commercial permits surpassing 2017 values.
Red Deer’s year-to-date building permits continued to rise in value, with average permit values nearly double those of 2017. So far this year, total permits have been valued at $108.2 million compared to $68.5 million last year at this time.

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Bower Place mall’s $30 million redevelopment to take a year

Shopper’s Drug Mart will move into the new Bower Place mall addition expected to be completed in fall 2019.
The $30-million first-phase redevelopment will see a two-storey addition with a new mall entrance added to the east side, where the now-demolished Target once stood.
Joining Shopper’s on the ground floor will be a number of other retailers. Their names will be released once leases are finalized, said Tony Segaric, a vice-president operations for mall owner QuadReal Property Group.
The second floor of […]

Experts see mix of soft skills and new tech as future for industry

A panel of industry experts sees the future of construction as a mix of new technology and new values.A discussion panel titled Let’s Talk About Technology, held at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club and presented by construction software firm Procore Technologies gathered together several different firms who have moved to adopt technological innovation to, as panel moderator and Brantwood Consulting managing partner Helen Goodland said, “the last pre-industrial sector.”

Vancouver-based ETRO Construction principal Mike Maierle said the industry has come some […]

City accepts development permit applications for cannabis retail sales starting July 24

The City will start accepting applications for cannabis retail locations starting July 24, 2018, two weeks later than the originally scheduled date of July 11, 2018. The date has been delayed due a backlog in the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission pre-qualification process, which is required as part of the City’s Development Permit process.

“With the volume Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is experiencing, we know not all potential applicants will have their pre-qualification complete by July 11,” said […]

Building permits slow in June

Building permits applications slowed in June, but year-to-date permit values continue to surpass 2017 numbers.
Year-to-date building permits continue to rise in value over 2017 for the first six months of the year in Red Deer. So far this year, total permits have been valued at $98.7 million compared to $59.3 million last year at this time.

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Fallen Worker Memorial Unveiled at Bower Ponds

Parkland Regional Safety Committee wanted to build a structure that would provide families, friends and co-workers affected by workplace tragedy with a nice area to rest and reflect but also to bring awareness to the general public on workplace tragedies and the importance of workplace health and safety. Bower Ponds recreational area is the perfect location for this Tribute and we appreciate all the help we received from City staff on getting this project in motion to completion.


Clearwater County economic development open house gathers new ideas

The Clearwater County economic development open house was held Tuesday evening in Leslieville.Local businesses were invited to provide input following a 2016 economic census showing a decreasing and aging population in the county.

Economic Development Officer Jerry Pratt says from 2011 to 2016 Clearwater County’s population dropped 2.7%, despite an 11.6% increase in Alberta’s population.

The fastest growing age groups in the county are 60 to 74 and 75+, which could present issues in the county due to less spending in […]

Capstone at Riverlands kicks off spring construction season

RED DEER- Capstone at Riverlands will be busy with construction activity in 2018 as work continues on the important infrastructure needed to bring the vision for the neighbourhood to life.Officials say this year will also see the start on some of the projects that make Capstone unique, like the Riverwalk and Canada 150 Square. Here is a look at some of the work that is planned for this year:  Read more

U.S. imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada

The United States has decided to end steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for Canada, the country’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Thursday.

Canada, Mexico and the European Union were exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March, but those exemptions were set to expire Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump had imposed the tariffs saying his country had been treated “badly” in trade relations.

At the time, […]