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News and updates from BOMA Edmonton members.

BOMA Edmonton Spotlight:
August 2022

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  • Innovate Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library have teamed up to offer a free four-part series that teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Designed to help participants develop ideas into pitchable business plans, Innovation U began on July 7 and runs until Oct. 6, both online and in-person at the Stanley A. Milner library downtown.
  • The RiverWatch Institute of Alberta is once again offering its interpretive rafting tours, called Eco Floats, funded by EPCOR. This year, the guided experience begins at the Laurier Park Boat Launch and ends at Dawson Park, passing under nine bridges and past well-known sites like Accidental Beach. “It’s a little bit of a historical view of the city,” said guide River Hoffos, “but it’s also just an enlightening view of the city because you start to realize how much green we have and how beautiful our river valley is.”
  • EPCOR and Stantec were among the 50 companies named to the Corporate Knights list of Canada’s best corporate citizens for 2022.

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BOMA Edmonton Spotlight:
July 2022

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  • Qualico Properties celebrated the beginning of Phase 2 of the Station Lands project, which will bring a new tower and 600 residential units to downtown Edmonton. The groundbreaking was welcomed by Holly Mah, chairwoman of the Chinatown Business Association. “The investments being made here at Station Lands by Qualico and their partners is such an important signal of their belief in the future of this historically and culturally rich part of Edmonton,” she said.
  • Qualico Properties held a grand opening on June 21 for Maskêkosihk Trail, a newly completed two-kilometre stretch of arterial road that is the first major roadway in the city to be given a Cree name. “Renaming this significant roadway in honour of the Cree First Nations is a show of respect and acknowledgement for the fact that we are creating new communities on Treaty 6 Territory,” the company said in a news release.
  • A new report published by the Business Council of Alberta recommends that Alberta become a global leader in carbon capture and storage, expand the use of new innovations in agriculture, and invest more in health and medical care advancements. Solving global challenges related to energy, food security, and wellness could lead to a more prosperous future for the province. Rohit Group of Companies president Rohit Gupta was a member of the executive task force that guided the project.
  • ServiceMaster Restore has celebrated its 20th anniversary, having grown to more than 140 staff members working out of a 40,000 square foot warehouse. “We’re looking forward to what can be accomplished in the next 20 years,” said co-founder Grant Miller.
  • Spartan Controls and TC Energy are among the sponsors of the second CarbonTech accelerator, launched by Avatar Innovations, which runs until Oct. 27.
  • The University of Alberta has launched Braiding Past, Present and Future — the school’s first formally endorsed Indigenous strategic plan — which aims to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s calls to action and bring Indigenous worldviews, histories, and knowledge to all its programs, Postmedia reports. “The plan recognizes our collective responsibility to acknowledge our history and to honour those who came before us and to follow the seven sacred teachings — love, respect, honesty, courage, wisdom, and humility,” wrote Florence Glanfield, the first vice-provost of Indigenous programming and research, who led the creation of the plan in consultation with an Indigenous Advisory Council.
  • The University of Alberta has moved up 16 places to rank 110th in the latest QS World University Rankings, placing it in the top 8% globally and fourth in Canada. The ranking follows its best ever showing in the CWUR World University Rankings for 2022, where it came in 77th out of nearly 20,000 universities.

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BOMA Edmonton Spotlight:
June 2022

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  • Demand from B.C. investors for single-tenant commercial properties in Alberta “has seen a tremendous increase” over the last year, reports Marcus & Millichap. Industrial and office properties in Calgary and Edmonton are generating annual yields from 1.5-2% higher than in Metro Vancouver, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
  • GFL Environmental is the newest naming sponsor at Canada Games Park in Thorold, Ontario. The company will also serve as the facility’s primary waste services provider.
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada will deliver a new coaching service designed to “help bidders from diverse socio-economic groups that have had limited success bidding on federal procurement opportunities address the bidding challenges they have previously faced.”

BOMA Edmonton Spotlight:
May 2022

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Field Law explained Alberta’s new umbrella legislation for the regulation of 22 non-health professions in Alberta, expected to come into force by January.

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BOMA Edmonton Spotlight:
April 2022

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BOMA Edmonton Spotlight: February 2022

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