Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are the points of call for three of five Rotary adventures taking place this spring. The Adventures in Technology program takes place in Saskatoon, the Adventure in Citizenship Program takes place in Ottawa, and the Adventures in Tourism takes place in Kelowna.
After more than 50 years in the business, local barber Paul Henry Casavant is trading in his scissors and clippers for garden shears.
The 76-year-old Morinville man said Jan. 31 was his last shift at Paul’s Barber Shop located on 104 Street where he has owned and operated his home business since 1996. Casavant reflected that it is strange thinking it will be all over. He will miss everyone. A lot of these guys have grown up and grown old with him.
During the next municipal election, this October, there will be one less familiar name on the ballots in the Town of Morinville: Brennan FitzGerald. The Morinville councillor, and current Deputy Mayor, says he will be trading in politics to focus on a different passion—his new business.
Alberta small business confidence rose four points in January to 47.2 according to the monthly Canadian Federation of Independent Business' (CFIB) Business Barometer index. Though CFIB says the indicator made recent modest gains it is still well below the national 60.1 per cent confidence average.
The Morinville Lions Club are pitching in with local businesses MP Stables, TASER Inc., and Technical Automotives to provide Family Day weekend activities on Feb. 19 in the Morinville Business Park (9802 - 90 Avenue).
Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump signed executive orders to move forward on construction of the Keystone XL project, previously blocked by President Obama, the Conservative Party of Canada and Wildrose issued statements applauding the move.
British Columbia and Quebec lead the charge in cutting red tape while Alberta lags behind. This from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business who released their red tape report card Tuesday during Red Tape Awareness Week.