Thursday, November 04, 2010

This and That

Oilsands Dirty Secret: They Add Billions Of Dollars To Our Economy

By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun October 21, 2010

A call by a trio of environmental groups for Ottawa to apply a legislative sledgehammer to Alberta's oilsands ignores economic reality. The groups -- the Pembina Institute, Equiterre and Environmental Defence -- united on Wednesday to call on the Harper government to start strictly enforcing environmental laws and respecting aboriginal treaty rights in relation to Canada's largest industrial development.

Their 19-page report, titled Duty Calls: Federal Responsibility in Canada's Oilsands, asserts the oilsands are on track to derail any and all of Ottawa's stated targets for greenhouse gas reductions. GRAB THIS STORY

City Should Follow The Money, Mandel Says
Now's The Time For The City To Promote Cutting-Edge Technologies

By Andrea Sands, Edmonton Journal October 15, 2010

The city must foster economic development in areas positioned to become big money-makers such as agri-food, advanced technology, green industries and medical devices, Mayor Stephen Mandel said Thursday.

The mayoral candidate visited Concordia University College, where he talked with students and outlined the economic vision he will pursue if re-elected Monday.

 Edmonton needs to focus on progressive areas of the economy to take advantage of business opportunities here and in the surrounding region, Mandel said later.

Downtown 'Champion' Moves In

Stantec To Become First Tenant Of Rebuilt Devonian Building

By Bill Mah, Edmonton Journal October 16, 201


EDMONTON - The redeveloped Devonian Building is getting engineering consulting firm Stantec as its first tenant.

The 10-storey tower at Jasper Avenue and 112th Street has been vacant for about 18 months since it was rebuilt in 2008.

Stantec has leased two floors, or about 35,460 square feet, in the building, said commercial real estate firm Colliers International, which handled the leasing for owner Canterra Developments Corp. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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