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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Great news for the Acheson business community! We heard you, and now Parkland County Council has approved three motions that will serve the Acheson business community with enhanced transit service.  Transit service in Parkland County is now a permanent, core service. Existing and future businesses can count on the availability of transit service for employees now and in the future. To support ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 10, 2018
By Darren Vodden ​Having lived in Alberta and worked in the Oil & Gas industry for 20 years, I have been keeping close tabs on the developments of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline and the hurdles it is facing. Kinder Morgan recently halted all non-essential spending on the project until the political mess surrounding the project is sorted out.  It also imposed a May 31 deadline to remove ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political
Monday, April 23, 2018
The ABA has retained the services of Ray Cote, soon to be retired Principal of St. Teresa Catholic Outreach School in Spruce Grove. Ray will act as the ABA liaison to Acheson businesses interested in enrolling employees for these courses.  NAIT supervisory development is a series of five 2-day courses which will be spread out between October and April. We hope to repeat the classes so that in the ...read more
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Have you ever watched a TV show about Bunker People - the people who build underground bomb-proof survival shelters?  Most of these shows are highly entertaining and are worth a few minutes of your time.  Often, the show depicts the owner - someone half bubble off plumb - in his survival gear, surrounded by the chosen few who will use this hideout in case the-big-one falls from the sky. The decor ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Roger Ward, Acheson Business Association President The ABA believes that knowledge and preparation is the best way forward for any employer regarding the legalization of Marijuana. The cannabis plant is a flower consisting of male and female plants.  Originating in South America and India in a relatively mild form, increased use over the last sixty odd years has given way to substantially ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Canadian National Railway has announced a $3.2 billion program to increase the efficiency of their railway system. In the Tri Region this will result in the extension of the double track section of main line from Edmonton westward to Spruce Grove. The existing single track section westward from Spruce Grove will now be doubled to the current passing loop at Carvel. The second track will be within ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Being a healthy, productive person requires both a healthy body and mind. This, in conjunction with meaningful social interactions sets the basis of a healthy workplace. Work is good for our mental health in that it creates meaning and purpose in our lives and as such, occupies a substantial portion of our ‘awake time’. Given the premise that work is good for us, then logically, not being ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In an effort to raise funds for the Kinsmen/Kinette Christmas Hamper program, the ABA decided to add something a little different this year by hosting a hockey game donned ‘Hockey for Hampers.’ The game saw the CFCW Critters play hard against the Parkland County Hometown Heroes in a game full of crazy antics that had the crowd of over 800, laughing hysterically for 3 very full 15-minute ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Article By: Deborah MacPherson, KPMG Tax partner The new tax regime proposed by the federal government for private companies represents the most significant tax changes to private company taxation in this generation. This could result in owners of some small- and medium-sized private corporations paying two to three times more in taxes. In a statement released October 3, the Department of ...read more
Categories: Economic
Sunday, September 17, 2017
In conversation with CanadExport, Joshua Kleyman, a trade commissioner and coordinator of the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) in New York City, talks about the need for changing the technology incubator model overall, and what makes the CTA’s efforts especially unique and helpful.There are many technology accelerators out there, indeed they have been all the rage for some time, but there ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 14, 2017
By Rick PetersonConservative Party of Canada nomination candidate for Sturgeon River - Parkland September 11, 2017 (Spruce Grove) In the middle of July, while many of you at Acheson Industrial Park were taking a well-deserved break, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government declared open season on small business owners. Trudeau’s finance minister, Bill Morneau, quietly released proposed tax changes ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The federal government is proposing tax changes that will have a significant effect on small businesses across Canada.   The three proposed changes are:The curtailment of "income sprinkling," a method by which business owners shift a portion of income to family members, either through salary or dividends.The curbing of "passive investment income," which the government describes as the investment ...read more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
If you are a property owner looking for a value-added opportunity for your property, then it’s a great time to consider a light industrial or commercial solar installation.   A solar installation will reduce utility electricity consumption which leads to reduced building operating cost, and reduced exposure to the volatility of energy prices.  Light industrial and commercial buildings with high ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Government of Canada issues warnings about the Internet of ThingsDevices  I'm old enough to remember the Hippies of the 60's - although I was a bit young to really understand what was going on.  It was a time when the Baby Boomers were into their teens and early 20s - and like most events in the Baby Boomers' lives, they made a big splash; some good, most bad.  A popular mantra of the day was ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Background In March 2016, Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray announced a formal review of Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). This review is being carried out by a three-person review panel (the panel), and is expected to present a final report in Spring 2017. The panel released a progress report (the progress report) in November 2016, outlining the issues being examined. Alberta’s ...read more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Everest Development Group is pleased to announce that the first phase of retail tenants at the Acheson Commercial Corner site are now open for business!The Acheson Commercial Corner site is located at the southwest corner of Highways 16A and 60, directly adjacent to Glowing Embers. The first phase includes Subway Restaurants franchise; a local independent wine and spirits retailer operating as ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Categories: General News Article
Saturday, May 13, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Parkland County welcomes Pinnacle Renewable Energy to Entwistle.PARKLAND COUNTY, AB. - Parkland County is pleased to announce that Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will be constructing a new $85 million wood pellet plant in the hamlet of Entwistle. This will be Pinnacle’s first plant built in Alberta. "We are thrilled to welcome Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. to Parkland County and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Don't order new letterhead just yet, Acheson addresses are changing in the spring. We have recently been notified by Parkland County that they will be working with Canada Post this spring to adjust the addresses of Acheson Industrial Area businesses. We will keep you updated as soon as we know more.
Categories: Community