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August 22, 2014

Sears Canada is opening up a new fulfillment center in Calgary, Alberta that will serve customers in Western Canada who use the Sears Direct channel.

The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility will feature advanced product and packaging systems to increase efficiency in packing and shipping small-ticket items available through Sears Canada's catalogues and ecommerce website. The addition of the facility is expected to save an average of 1 to 2 days in delivery time for most customers in Western Canada.

June 16, 2014

Sears Canada announced a deal to develop a 12-acre Sears site in Calgary, Alberta, at the North Hill Shopping Centre.

November 15, 2013

IKEA Canada announced it has purchased a 46 megawatt wind farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta. The 20-turbine wind farm will be the largest owned by a Canadian retailer and is expected to generate 161 gigawatt hours (GWh) each year, which is more than double the total energy consumption of IKEA Canada. The project is currently being constructed by global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power and is expected to be fully operational in fall 2014. 

November 4, 2013

Chain Store Age spotlights the winners of its 31st annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which attracted entries from around the globe.

Chain Store Age spotlights the winners of its 31st annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which attracted entries from around the globe. Simons, a leading Canadian department store retailer, was awarded top honors. Its 118,000-sq.-ft. store in Edmonton, Alberta, was named Store of the Year.

Click here for the report.

November 11, 2011

Building permits in Canada decreased 4.9% in September 2011 compared with August, marking the third consecutive monthly decline, according to Statistics Canada, the government’s national database. Permit activity fell in six provinces, led by British Columbia and Alberta.

The decline nationally was mainly attributable to both the residential and non-residential sectors in British Columbia and the non-residential sector in Alberta. Building permits increased in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

November 11, 2011

Building permits in Canada decreased 4.9% in September 2011 compared with August, marking the third consecutive monthly decline, according to Statistics Canada, the government’s national database. Permit activity fell in six provinces, led by British Columbia and Alberta.

The decline nationally was mainly attributable to both the residential and non-residential sectors in British Columbia and the non-residential sector in Alberta. Building permits increased in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

July 6, 2011

RONA, the largest Canadian retailer of hardware, renovation, and gardening products, has expanded their in-store paint recovery and recycling program to British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. RONA says it's now the first retailer to collect and recycle old and unused household paints from consumers in Western Canada.

October 4, 2010

Calgary, Alberta-based Tim-Br Marts, one of Canada’s largest independent lumber, building material and hardware buying...

July 8, 2008

Weyerhaeuser still maintains a dimensional softwood lumber sawmill in Drayton Valley, which it continues to...

July 8, 2008

Weyerhaeuser still maintains a dimensional softwood lumber sawmill in Drayton Valley, which it continues to...

May 18, 2008

Canadian buying group Tim-Br Mart has announced the addition of Pinnacle Building Materials of Alberta,...

December 12, 2007

In his new position, Powell will be responsible for overseeing and managing company finances. He...

October 18, 2007

Plants in Minnesota, Alberta and Ontario will see indefinite curtailments by the end of the...

July 15, 2007

Job cuts, closures. A...