Gregg Saretsky out, Ed Sims in at WestJet

Sims stated that he believes strongly in WestJet's next global chapter and the growth potential ahead

Gregg Saretsky out, Ed Sims in at WestJetGregg Saretsky, president and chief executive officer of Calgary-based WestJet, unexpectedly announced his immediate retirement on Thursday. “Having found his successor, he has agreed with the company that his retirement will be effective immediately,” announced the airline. Ed Sims was announced as the newly-appointed president and CEO. “For the past eight years, it's been my…

Edo Japan eatery launches new store concept in Calgary

Fresh Take includes a revitalized store design, and a grab-and-go market wall with sushi, salads and Japanese-inspired snacks and treats

Edo Japan eatery launches new store concept in CalgaryThe popular Edo Japan quick-service restaurant chain is launching its new in-store concept, Edo Japan Fresh Take, at its recently-renovated Shawnessy location in Calgary. The concept is a model for future store openings. The company said Fresh Take includes a revitalized store design and layout; refreshed branding; on-trend menu evolution; and a grab-and-go market wall with…

Building permit values fall in Calgary region

Permits declined in January by 12.7 per cent month-over-month and fell by 16.6 per cent year-over-year to $395.9 million: StatsCan

Building permit values fall in Calgary regionThe value of building permits in the Calgary region was down in January. Statistics Canada reported on Thursday that the Calgary census metropolitan area saw permits decline by 12.7 per cent month-over-month and by 16.6 per cent year-over-year to $395.9 million. In Alberta, total value of building permits dropped by 3.4 per cent from the…

Calgary region’s housing momentum building

Starts rose to 578 units in February, up 14 per cent from a year ago, according to CMHC

Calgary region’s housing momentum buildingTotal housing starts in the Calgary census metropolitan area rose to 578 units in February, up 14 per cent from a year ago, according to statistics released on Thursday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The federal agency said single-detached starts of 296 were the same as last year but starts for all other types…