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Home Addition

P.S. Carpentry added a new room to this family home in Spanaway, WA. During the first appointment, carpenter/owner Peter recommended that the addition be 18″ lower than the rest of the house. 92 more words


#ShopFranklin Spotlight - Kooky Critters

For this week’s #ShopFranklin Spotlight, I sat down with Holly Sennott of Kooky Critters!

Arts and crafts are in Holly’s blood.   Her grandmother painted and fired china, her other grandmother was a seamstress who taught her to crochet and sew, her great-grandma was a tailor, her mother sews, and her father enjoyed woodworking. 682 more words


Lakritz: McIver plays dumb on farm workers' rights

A shameful conversation about human rights took place in the Alberta legislature Tuesday.

Interim Liberal leader David Swann led off. According to Hansard’s unofficial transcript, Swann said: “For decades, this PC government has ignored the basic 19th-century human right of paid farm workers, including children, to have a safe workplace under the guise of quote, protecting the family farm, end of quote. 610 more words


Big Rock Brewery 'shocked' by provincial budget's tax blow

Big Rock Brewery is feeling blindsided by an announcement of production markups from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

Changes in tax rates introduced in Thursday’s provincial budget, mean mid-size breweries — those producing between 2 million and 20 million litres annually — like Big Rock Brewery and Minhas Brewery will be asked to pay an additional 11 cents on each litre they produce. 464 more words

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Atlantic Tides founder found guilty by ASC panel

A sometimes Albertan who headed an enterprise called Atlantic Tides that was to develop and sell recreational land in Nova Scotia has been found to have violated Alberta securities law by making misrepresentations to investors. 170 more words

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Sunshine Oilsands delays West Ells startup to save money

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. is delaying startup of its 5,000-barrel-per-day West Ells thermal oilsands project by a quarter in hopes that costs will fall if it takes more time to get final details right. 308 more words


Alter NRG stock rises 150% on $147M Chinese takeover offer

An alternative energy company based in Calgary with a growing body of contracts in China has struck a surprise deal to be sold to one of its clients, a huge private Chinese energy technology firm, for about $147 million. 567 more words