Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

Amazon may rent the old post office in downtown Vancouver

Real-estate sources say the online retail giant wants to add a million square feet of office and commercial space downtown, part of an expansion to double the Vancouver Amazon workforce to 2,000 people by 2020.

Amazon didn’t respond to requests for comment, and leasing agent Tony Astles of Bentall Kennedy said “any discussions we do or don’t have with tenants are confidential, sorry.”

The old post office is a mammoth 686,000-square-feet structure that occupies an entire block bounded by Georgia, Dunsmuir, Homer and Hamilton streets...

vancouversun.com

West Vancouver's Farm to Table Market to open Yaletown location

A West Vancouver grocery store is expanding its reach into downtown Vancouver with a 1900 square foot store.

straight.com

Freson Bros. expands amidst chain grocers, online shopping | CBC News

In an age of big-chain stores and online shopping, an Albertan grocery chain is betting on the province’s support for local foods and businesses as it expands in the Edmonton area.

cbc.ca

Aurora Cannabis to Build 1.2 Million Square Foot Facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" or the "Company") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) today announced it is acquiring approximately 71 acres of land in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where the Company intends shortly to commence construction on a new high-technology hybrid greenhouse cannabis production facility. To this end, the Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Medicine Hat, concerning terms and a general understanding of potential transactions, including a prospective 10-year, 42 MW energy supply agreement.

The new facility, to be designed and engineered by the Company's wholly owned Aurora Larssen Projects Inc. division, will be named "Aurora Sun" in recognition of Medicine Hat's status as the sunniest city in Canada, with more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year. At 1,200,000 square foot, or over 21 football fields, the footprint of Aurora Sun will be 50% larger than Aurora's Sky, a 100,000+ kg per year Health Canada licensed facility the Company is completing at Edmonton International Airport.

newswire.ca

Choom™ secures cannabis retail opportunities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia

Choom™ has applied to Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority ("SLGA") for cannabis retail permits in 32 Zones across the province. The SLGA has made 51 cannabis retail permits available in 32 zones through a Request for Proposal process and is expected to award the permits via lottery by June, 2018.

Additionally, Choom™ has secured the rights to 16 retail locations in Alberta and British Columbia, in all cases, subject to all necessary governmental approvals being granted. This number is excepted to grow over the coming months as the Company is currently negotiating additional leases with the intention of submitting applications for retail licenses.

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