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Feb. 19, 2021

POLAR VORTEX IMPACT ON POWER GRID Polar blast left more than 73% (impacting a record 48 States) of the US with snow to an average of 15 cm vs 35.5% of the US with… Read More

Feb. 12, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE Manitoba is the first province to procure its own COVID-19 vaccine. They are buying 2 million doses of the new mRNA vaccine developed by Calgary’s Providence Therapeutics and hope to have emergency… Read More

Feb. 05, 2021

EMPLOYMENT DATA: JANUARY 2021 Alberta Alberta added 21,100, almost all part time jobs; 262,700 Albertans looking for work. Unemployment rate drops to 10.7% from 11.1% in December. Construction up 15,300 (7.2%), business building and… Read More

Jan. 29, 2021

AGRICULUTURAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS Olds College (Alberta) is at the leading edge of global agriculture technology innovation: Digital technology to measure protein and moisture in grain as it is being harvested and in the grain… Read More

Jan. 22, 2021

ENERGY AND PIPELINES Oil demand today would be approximately 103 million barrels/day if COVID-19 had not occurred. April 2020 the oil demand dropped to a low of 80 million barrels/day Currently oil demand is… Read More

Jan. 15, 2021

CONTRIBUTION REMINDERS Deadline for RSP contributions is March 1, 2021. Check your 2019 ‘Notice of Assessment’ from CRA to confirm your contribution limit as it may be less than the maximum 2020 contribution limit… Read More

Jan. 8, 2021

CANADIAN HOUSING MARKET Calgary’s December home sales were up 50.7% Y/Y, the best December performance since 2006. Greater Vancouver December home sales increased 53.4% Y/Y, the best December since records started in 1980. Toronto… Read More

Dec. 18, 2020

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and here’s to a healthy and happy 2021! COVID-19 IMPACT Canada’s population growth ground to a halt in Q3 2020 due to the pandemic; immigration… Read More

Dec. 11, 2020

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS HAVE BEGUN…NOW WHAT? Provincial roll-out plans: Alberta will receive 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, to arrive next week, this will cover 1,950 of acute care staff. Shots will be given at… Read More

Dec. 4, 2020

THE BANK OF MOM & DAD, RBC HOME BUYING SENTIMENT POLL (IN THE PANDEMIC) 25% loaned money to their adult children to purchase a home (on average $60,513) and only 49% expect to get… Read More