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Big residential increase and renovation of the Dream Centre featured in April’s building permit stats

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Building permit values up in April

Building permit values continued to rise in April, with 123 approved permits valued at $10.3 million, compared with 53 permits issued in April 2020 worth just over $16 million.

Year-to-date building permits have dropped in value from the first four months of 2020, with current values at $29.9 million compared with $86.9 million last year.

Notable permits include:

  • Building permit for roof renovation at 100 College Boulevard, valued at $1.5 million
  • Building permit to renovate existing building to 40 bed drug and alcohol treatment facility with supporting offices at 4614 50 Avenue, valued at $1.4 million
  • Building permit for tenant improvements to restaurant at 110-6852 66 Street, valued at $600,000
  • Building permit for renovation to existing pharmacy technician classroom 1323 and 1323A, valued at $375,000
  • Building permit for removal of demising wall between unit 176 and 177 to allow expansion of Bower Dental at 176-4900 Molly Banister Drive, valued at $350,000

110-6852 66 Street – Formerly “Bourbon Grill”

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds all but one rule on airline compensation

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OTTAWA — The federal court of appeal says it will uphold all but one ofthe rules that bolster compensation for air passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage.

The court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal that challenged the validity of the passenger bill of rights, with the exception of one regulation that applies to the temporary loss of baggage.

Air Canada and Porter Airlines Inc., along with 16 other appellants that include the International Air Transport Association had argued that the passenger rights charter launched in 2019 violates global standards and should be rendered invalid for international flights.

In court filings, the airlines argued the regulation exceed the Canadian Transportation Agency’s authority and went against a multilateral treaty by imposing compensation requirements for flight cancellations or lost baggage that were too stringent.

The CTA and Attorney-General argued there is no conflict between the passenger protections and the treaty.

The FCA initially turned down a request from the airlines to suspend the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR) in 2020.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2022.

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WestJet announces new flights to Tokyo, Barcelona, and Edinburgh

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Calgary – WestJet plans to offer flights to Japan starting this spring, marking the airline’s first non-stop flights to Asia from Calgary.

The Calgary-based airline said Monday that it will fly to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport from Calgary this spring.

The non-stop flights will operate three times weekly beginning April 30.

The airline also announced new routes from Calgary to Barcelona and Edinburgh and increased frequency to Dublin, London, Paris and Rome, also starting in the spring.

WestJet chief executive Alexis von Hoensbroech says the new flights are part of the airline’s plan to expand capacity from Calgary by more than 25 per cent by next year, beginning with intercontinental routes.

WestJet also says it is preparing for broader expansion within Canada and North America over the coming months.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2022.

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