Think tank Alberta will have Canadas fastestgrowing economy in 2017

Think tank: Alberta will have Canada’s fastest-growing economy in 2017 Alberta|Conference Board of Canada by Sandra Prusina Posted Feb 23, 2017 3:11 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Conference Board of Canada predicts Alberta will have the fastest-growing economy among the provinces this year.The economic think tank is forecasting the province will grow by 2.8 per cent, mainly due to fast-rising oil production.In its latest provincial outlook, the board says B-C will be knocked out of top spot as it takes a hit from the housing market slowdown.It predicts the province’s economy will grow by 1.9 per cent — a solid performance but short of its average pace of above three per cent over the last three years.The report forecasts all provinces will see positive economic growth in 2017, with the exception of Newfoundland and Labrador, which it says continues to suffer from fiscal restraint and soft commodity prices. (Sandra Prusina – 660 NEWS) read more

New clothing text book service desk and cash back program at the

It’s been a busy summer of planning for the Campus Store and students will benefit from the changes.With the first day of classes around the corner, the Campus Store “is excited about the new initiatives that we are bringing to our customers,” says Director Dan Lewis.“Last year we kicked off the dynamic pricing model for textbooks where we compare prices daily with competitors and this year we have continued to identify ways to add value and source affordable options for the students at Brock.”Along with opening a textbook service desk and sourcing more used and rental book options, the Campus Store has launched the Campus Store Cash program where students receive $5 of Campus Store Cash for every $100 spent on textbooks. The cash can be redeemed on any regular priced item at all of the Campus Store locations.In the clothing department, results of the successful Would U Rep It event have hit the retail floor.“The new ‘Student Choice’ line is identified in store by a gold sticker that indicates products that were voted on by our customers,” Lewis says, noting 400 students participated.The new product line brings brands such as Campus Crew, Cutter and Buck and 47 Brand into the mix along with fashion-forward styles that resonate with the student body.Also new this year is a partnership with the Goodman School of Business, where a Goodman product line will be sold in the store with a percentage of the proceeds going back the Goodman student“The product line is in its infancy however the possibilities are endless,” says Lewis.He said the Campus Store continues to evolve to meet the needs and wants of Brock students.“Continual improvement is important to us and ensuring that we are enhancing the Brock student experience is at the forefront of our decisions” says Lewis. read more