Aurora begins Construction on 800,00 Square Foot "Aurora Sky" Expansion
November 30, 2016
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) is pleased to announce that it has broken ground, and initiated construction on an unprecedented 800,000 square foot production facility. To be known as "Aurora Sky", the new hybrid greenhouse facility, with a footprint larger than 16 football fields, is expect...
Leduc County and City of Edmonton sign a framework for agreement
November 30, 2016
On Nov. 30, 2016, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed a Framework for Agreement. This is not an annexation agreement; rather, it details key framework elements that will inform negotiations and form the basis of an annexation agreement.
New Hemp processing facility in Alberta
November 28, 2016
Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP) (“Hempco®”) is pleased to announce that Hempco® has found a home for its new hemp foods processing facility in Nisku, Alberta, near the Edmonton International Airport. For several months, Hempco® has been searching for a new location to expand its hemp seed food processing capacity to meet increased global demands. Hempco® has ...
Beaumont’s boundaries will increase by 21 quarter sections effective Jan 1, 2017
November 24, 2016
Beaumont’s boundaries will increase by 21 quarter sections effective Jan 1, 2017 as the community’s annexation proposal has been approved by the minister of Municipal Affairs. “We are pleased to learn that our carefully-planned and researched annexation proposal was deemed to be in the best interests of Beaumont and the region and we are happy with the outcome,” said Bea...
Alberta-Canada-France joint industrial R&D projects Call for proposals
October 19, 2016
The Call is open to all SMEs in France and Canada, with Albertan firms eligible for funding support from both the Alberta-France Collaboration Fund being managed by the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) and the National Research Council of Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), in accordance with the terms outlined below.
Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association announced as 2016 Alberta Export Award Finalist
October 13, 2016
The Leduc-Nisku EDA is in the running to win the Leadership Award which recognizes organizations or individuals known for championing the cause of exporting in Alberta within their industry or field. The EDA leads efforts to promote exporting in the region and province; are seen as innovative and inspires others to explore exporting opportunities while working for the betterment of people and i...
SDTC puts entrepreneurs’ needs first: changes application process
July 20, 2016
Today, Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), announced changes to the foundation’s funding model and application process. Effective immediately, SDTC will be discontinuing regularly scheduled calls for applications in favour of a continuous intake model—applicants will now be able to submit their initial request for funding at any time...
Leduc named Alberta's third best community for business
June 06, 2016
Since 2006, the City of Leduc has grown by a massive 69 per cent. The city attributes this growth to its centralized location. Minutes from the Edmonton International Airport, Leduc is the natural corridor between northern Alberta and the rest of the world.
Volunteers still needed for Alberta Summer Games
May 20, 2016
From July 14th to the 17th, 2016 approximately 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials from across Alberta will be in Leduc to compete, learn and share experiences of a lifetime at the 2016 Alberta Summer Games.
2,000 volunteers are needed to meet the challenge of making the 2016 Alberta Summer Games in Leduc the “Best Ever” Alberta Games.
Leduc-Nisku Hotel Availability & Contact Info
May 06, 2016
In an effort to help all Fort McMurray evacuees and families in the region, below is a list of hotels with room availability and contact information. The room availability changes by the minute, so please contact the hotel to confirm availability if you require accomodations.
Room availability as of Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:30am
Canada: the most cost-competitive country among G7 countries
April 01, 2016
KPMG's 2016 Competitive Alternatives study provides an independent comparison of international business locations in more than 100 cities in 10 countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Competitive Alternatives is a biennial KPMG study that examines 26 significant business cost e...
Changes to federal Employment Insurance needed for Leduc region
March 29, 2016
Leduc, AB - Following the 2016 federal budget announcement on March 22, Leduc region leaders expressed their disappointment with the exclusion of many municipalities surrounding Edmonton from the improved Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
Bill 6 creates heat in Leduc
December 11, 2015
This past Tuesday saw farmers and ranchers from around the region gather at the Nisku Recreation Centre to voice their concerns over the Alberta government’s latest proposed legislation. The Leduc Chamber of Commerce held an official round table discussion complete with political dignitaries including MLA Shaye Anderson to field questions, listen to Leduc County constituent concerns, and ...
CETA – Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
November 02, 2015
Our prosperity is linked to the accessing of economic opportunities beyond Canada’s borders. In fact, Canada’s two-way trade is equivalent to 60 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP), and one in five Canadian jobs is linked to exports. By eliminating tariffs and gaining secure access to the EU market—the largest and most lucrative in the world—access not enjoyed by...
TPP – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
November 02, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most comprehensive trade agreement in the world. The TPP will help deepen Canada’s trade ties in the dynamic and fast-growing Asia-Pacific region while strengthening our existing economic partnerships with our partners in the North America Free Trade Agreement and across the Americas. It currently comprises 12 countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chil...
Air China Cargo Shanghai-Edmonton-Dallas (vice versa) Flight Update
October 16, 2015
UPDATE: the new three-times weekly air cargo service to Shanghai-Edmonton-Dallas operated by Air China Cargo. The Boeing 777-200F service (capacity 100 tonnes) is a game-changer as it is both the first and only scheduled, non-stop freighter service between Canada and Mainland China, and also the only scheduled wide-bodied service between Western Canada and Texas. Cargo is now moving...
Leduc Ranked as a Top Real Estate Investment Market
November 04, 2014
The Real Estate Investment Network rates real estate investment markets across Canada in a way that allows investors to compare markets across provinces and across the country. Leduc earned 43 points on the ranking out of a possible 50 and placed as one of the top communities.
Capital Region Great for Entrepreneurs
October 20, 2014
The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses ranks Edmonton and its surrounding Capital Region among the best places in Canada to be an entrepreneur.