More Calgary renters in home buying mood, survey finds

Fewer Calgary households expressed concern this year about potential job losses, leaving them more confident to purchase a home

More Calgary renters in home buying mood, survey findsSixteen per cent of Calgarians are planning to buy a home in the next year, according to a summer survey by Altus Group. A year ago at the same time, those with home buying intentions were 14 per cent. “The overall increase was driven by stronger intentions among current renters, the primary pool for potential first-time…

‘Showrooming’ putting big dent in small retailers: CFIB

Deal-hungry consumers visit a small business to check out a product and then buy it from a big box store or online

‘Showrooming’ putting big dent in small retailers: CFIBThe practice of ‘showrooming’ is hurting small business owners and the community at large, warns the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The term refers to consumers who visit a small business to check out a product and then buy it from a big box store or online.  A survey by the CFIB found that 60 per…

Digital literacy pioneer driving diversification

MindFuel focuses on creating future generations of innovators and problem-solvers

Digital literacy pioneer driving diversificationCassy Weber is CEO of MindFuel What is MindFuel and what does it do? Weber: It was established in 1990 by Jim Gray as the Science Alberta Foundation. MindFuel is a registered charitable organization focused on creating future generations of innovators and problem-solvers. As a digital literacy pioneer, MindFuel is helping Canada diversify its economy…

Alberta economy to rebound in 2020-21: Conference Board

A notable improvement in labour markets is not in the cards the end of 2021 when investment growth is at its strongest

Alberta economy to rebound in 2020-21: Conference BoardThere may be some economic light at the end of Alberta's long, dark tunnel. The Conference Board of Canada forecasts the province’s economy will rebound in 2020 and 2021. The Conference Board notes the Trans-Mountain Expansion project is to officially begin construction, and it sees an improved outlook for "future takeaway capacity" as an incentives…