November 2015

The Briefing

­Alberta's Royalty Review Rodeo

The tedious but incredibly important matter of royalty regimes >

 

Sphere of Influence: Why did Century Iron Mines start selling eggs?

The global commodity rout has some producers heading in unexpected directions  >

 

Tale of the Tape: CalgaryNEXT vs. Rogers Place

How do the proposed new homes of the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers stack up? >

 

Verbatim: Justin Smith of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce's director of policy says his city's infrastructure-funding model is broken, and he knows how to fix it >

 

Who is Alberta's most popular CEO on Twitter?

Alberta-based CEOs on Twitter are provocative, motivational and proud to call this province home. Here's how they fare in a 140-character world  >

 

Departments

Need to Know: Hubert Lau

He’s an IT whiz with dozens of great builds to his credit. Now he’s aiming to revolutionize the beef industry >

 

Features

Signs of turbulence: WestJet employees' failed bid for unionization

WestJet has built its success on low fares, friendly service and a union-free workforce. Why that final point will likely change, and what it means for Canadian labour law >

 

The winner of this year's MAX Award finds the green in green energy

After 20 years on Wall Street, Curtis Probst is using his financial acumen to help the world transition to cleaner energy >

 

Why is the AGLC cracking down on burlesque troupes?

Alberta’s burlesque dancers say the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission’s nude entertainment policy unfairly lumps them in with strippers, and that it’s harming the integrity of their art and their business  >

 

Will Alberta get a seat at the Paris climate summit?

What you need to know about the UN Climate Change Conference, and the province’s place at it  >

 

Thrive: Your Guide to Business Success

THRIVE: Crowdfunding 101 with Neetu Sidhu from Alberta BoostR (Podcast)

Click to listen to Thrive: Your Guide to Business Success, presented by ATB Financial. In this episode: Everything you need to know about crowdfunding >

 

Alberta's Best Communities for Business

Alberta's Great Communities for Business

Great communities are the result of concerted efforts by citizens, businesses and government to create a fair, attractive, efficient place to run a private-sector enterprise. Does it all fall apart in a downturn?  >

 

Great Communities for Business: Airdrie

If you’re an entre­preneur and you feel like your whole community has got your back, you might be in Airdrie >

 

Great Communities for Business: Camrose

Camrose, on its steady climb economically, finds solace in the middle ground >

 

Great Communities for Business: Devon

With its free skills training, Devon raises the bar on customer service >

 

Great Communities for Business: Edmonton

An ambitious master plan guides the redevelopment of Edmonton’s city centre airport  >

 

Great Communities for Business: Grande Prairie

A booming retail sector and ­access to trade corridors make Grande Prairie a solid business investment >

 

Great Communities for Business: Leduc

Leduc holds onto its title of a world-­class hub for economic growth >

 

Great Communities for Business: Lethbridge

Collaboration is key in Lethbridge >

 

Great Communities for Business: Lloydminster

Red tape getting you down? Your business can find solace in Lloydminster >

 

Great Communities for Business: Newell

When your community goes the extra mile to promote your business across the province, you know you’re in Newell >

 

Great Communities for Business: Red Deer

A new transit system, a small-business hub and an increasingly diversified economy: Red Deer checks all the boxes >

 

Great Communities for Business: Rocky View County

Being close to Calgary has its benefits, and Rocky View County has taken full ­advantage of them >

 

Great Communities for Business: Sylvan Lake

Think livability and opportunity can’t co-exist? Visit Sylvan Lake >

 

Sage of the Heartland: Strathcona County's Gerry Gabinet

Alberta’s Economic Developer of the Year has learned what makes the world go ‘round and wants to tell everyone his secrets >

 

The Eye of the Storm: An Interview with Mary Moran

The new head of Calgary Economic Development looks to her city’s future >

 

Final Acts

Lunch With: Sandra Sing Fernandes and Melanie Love

A legend of Alberta’s fashion industry shares insights and trade secrets with an up-and-comer in the full-busted clothing world >