May 2016

The Briefing

Alberta's capital is becoming known internationally as a "sports city"

The Women's World Cup and a bid for the Commonwealth games have put Edmonton on the global sports map >


Alberta's top jobs

Despite rampant layoffs across Alberta, some jobs are still in demand in the province  >


How the Hotel Macdonald became one of Edmonton’s most cherished landmarks — after teetering on the edge of death

On the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald's 100th anniversary, Steve Walton talks about how the hotel was saved from the wrecking ball and became one of Edmonton's most cherished landmarks  >


Is Alberta heading for another drought?

Early indicators suggest Alberta is in for another hot, dry summer. But that could all change with a spring downpour >


Why celebrated video game writer David Gaider left BioWare and joined a startup

After leaving BioWare in 2014, the Dragon Age:Inquisition writer joined Edmonton startup Beamdog as a creative director >


Why the lucrative business of payday loans in Alberta could soon change

Edit: On May 16, 2016, the Alberta government introduced An Act to End Predatory Lending, which will allow Albertans to "access the credit they need without spiraling into financial hardship.”  >



University of Alberta students affected by wildfire receive bursaries; Red Deer brewery recognized at 2016 World Beer Cup; Alberta Chamber of Commerce announces new executive committee

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta Business >



This Edmonton company's new digs are a tech startup's dream

After years of exponential growth, Jobber has finally found a place to call home  >


Final Acts

How Susan Darrington went from Northlands usher to GM of Rogers Place

After 28 years travelling the world opening stadiums, Susan Darrington is returning to her hometown to be the new general manager of Rogers Place >


Lunch With: Hoblitt, a new website for "local experiences," consults with startup entrepreneur Patrick Lor

Hobbit, a startup experiential education company, reaches out to Dissolve, a veteran marketing stock image and video provider >