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Alberta crude oil curtailments remain unchanged despite price recovery

By The Canadian Press
January 16, 2019 - 4:51pm Updated: January 17, 2019 - 10:05am

CALGARY — Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the province is leaving its oil curtailment levels at 325,000 barrels per day for now despite discounts for western Canadian crude that have narrowed to three-and-a-half-year lows.

Permit fees going up despite plea from home builders

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
January 15, 2019 - 10:10pm Updated: January 17, 2019 - 10:05am

Local home builders say that given the economic challenges currently hitting their industry, now is not the time to increase costs.

In a letter to the City of Red Deer, BILD Central Alberta urged staff and council to reconsider increases to permit fees for developers and contractors.

An expansion at Westerner Park was one of the numerous commercial construction projects that took place in Red Deer in 2018 that helped boost building permits values in the city last year when compared with 2017.
An expansion at Westerner Park was one of the numerous commercial construction projects that took place in Red Deer in 2018 that helped boost building permits values in the city last year when compared with 2017. File Photo

Commercial construction boosts 2018 Red Deer building permit values

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 7, 2019 - 4:43pm

Significant commercial construction in 2018 lead to an increase in the value of building permits in Red Deer last year, despite fewer permits being issued compared to 2017.

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