Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

Calgary retail real estate vacancy dips

Calgary’s retail real estate market continues to grapple with a flood of vacant Sears space throughout the city, says a new report by Barclay Street Real Estate.

But the company says overall vacancy in the market dipped to 4.8 per cent as the midpoint of the year approached, down 0.3 per cent from the first quarter...

calgarysbusiness.ca

Surrey City Centre acquisition for Anthem

Anthem Properties Group Ltd. has acquired another site in the heart of Surrey City Centre – an area designated by city planners as the future commercial, cultural and social hub of Surrey.

The 4.4 acre site at 10232 Whalley Boulevard sits directly across the street from Georgetown, Anthem's 10 acre master planned mixed use community that includes seven residential apartment towers and 120,000 square feet of restaurants, offices and retail space.

Currently improved by a Toys R Us store and a Dollarama, Anthem plans to submit a rezoning proposal for a future master planned residential community to the City, in line with Surrey's Official Community Plan and area planning policies...

newswire.ca

Sask. pot industry could face supply shortage on legalization day | CBC News

'It is going to be tight,' says a former lab tech planning to open to open a Prince Albert, Sask., pot shop in time for October 17.

cbc.ca

'It's offensive to Ukrainians': Russian vodka brand pulled from Alberta liquor stores

A Russian vodka called Hammer + Sickle will no longer be imported into Alberta after the Ukrainian Canadian Congress raised concerns about its logo.

The rectangular, white bottle features a red hammer and sickle symbol at the top. The label on the back proudly proclaims the drink as a premium Russian vodka.

edmontonjournal.com