Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This and That

Grey Cup Big Economic Boost For Edmonton

By Clara Ho, City Hall Bureau. June 8th, 2010

Edmonton could reap huge economic benefits when the Grey Cup comes to town this November, especially with all tickets sold out five months before the big event, some say. "An event like the Grey Cup has the potential to bring in a significant amount of external visitors to Edmonton. 

These expenditures of these visitors, over the duration of their stay, will stimulate and enhance the local economy," said Matt Jeneroux, of the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.

Alberta Competitiveness On Stelmach Agenda

'Time to re-evaluate' how province fares

By Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald; Canwest News Service June 1, 2010

With its retooling of provincial energy royalties complete, the Stelmach government is launching the next step of a larger competitiveness strategy that will examine reforms in four other key sectors of the Alberta economy. Agriculture (grains and oil seeds), financial services, manufacturing and petrochemicals are in the province's crosshairs, as it looks to improve Alberta's competitive position both domestically and internationally. READ FULL ARTICLE

Total's Plan To Revive Alberta's Upgrader Back On Track

Public hearing with energy resources conservation board marks revival of projects.

By Dave Cooper, Edmonton Journal May 31, 2010

Three years after proposing a bitumen upgrader project for the Fort Saskatchewan area, French oil giant Total's Canadian arm will seek a green light on Tuesday from the Energy Resources Conservation Board. FOLLOW HERE

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