Edmonton, AB – May 8, 2018
Atlas Growers has appointed Jim Courtney to its Board of Directors effective immediately. His duties include helping Atlas Growers with innovation, governance, education and mentorship, as it becomes a licensed producer of cannabis internationally.
Jim Courtney is the president of Courtney Corp., an investment company involved in various sectors of the Canadian and global economy. Courtney has experience creating partnerships with government, suppliers, customers and employees in agriculture and the oil field. He’s also a director of several boards including, Old’s College and is a member of the Aboriginal Business Mentorship Program.
“Jim Courtney brings to Atlas Growers unparalleled strategic expertise and governance insight. At this crucial time for our business, it is timely and valuable for us. We welcome Jim to our team,” stated Sheldon Croome, President & CEO of Atlas Growers.
About Atlas Growers
Atlas Growers is an Edmonton based, late-stage applicant for an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes (“ACMPR”) cultivation and sales license. Atlas Growers’ initial facility will have the capacity to produce up to 5,000 kg of dried cannabis annually. Future expansion plans include up to 1,100,000 square feet of future production capacity on 100% owned, 160 acres of land. Atlas partnerships include Hole’s Greenhouses and Scott Builders. The company recently signed a financing with ATB Financial for up to $6.25 million.
Premier Jason Kenney shares photos of the Keystone XL pipeline crossing the Canada US border.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces that shovels are in the ground in Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of the United States on the Keystone XL pipeline expansion.
On Saturday, the day after Alberta premier announced at a press release that after the province made a $1.1 billion dollar equity investment in the Keystone XL pipeline, that shovels were already in the ground. Jason Kenney shared pictures on social media pictures of the pipeline crossing into the United States along the Saskatchewan border.
A long with the initial investment to get the pipeline project going again, the province will also provide an additional $4.2 billion in loan guarantees to help developer TC Energy start construction immediately. Kenney has said that the government had been negotiating with the company for months, and that no private sector bidders were ready to finance the project at this time. “In other words,” Kenney has said, “without this investment by Alberta, the pipeline would not be built.”
The project when completed, “in the spring or summer of 2023 will connect Canada’s oil sands with refineries in the United States. The pipeline is critical to the long-term future of Alberta’s oil industry, which has maxed out its capacity to bring oil to foreign markets using rail. Cars and existing pipelines. The Keystone XL pipeline will carry 830,000 barrels per day south from Alberta to a number of locations in the states.
Aside from announcing that, “construction is well under way” Kenney also added, “Our historic investment in getting a major pipeline built, creating good, high paying jobs – one of the reasons was to get work moving now in this construction season and throughout 2020.”
Alberta faces a long road to an economic recovery once the country can get past the Covid- 19 pandemic, Kenney is staying positive, “This investment will create 7,000 jobs, directly and indirectly here in Alberta this year alone. We believe that Alberta’s government will receive back at least 30 billion dollars in additional royalties and other revenues because of the additional shipments that Keystone XL will make possible.”
Add another Edmonton big event; ITU World Triathlon Cancelled
From organizers of the ITU World Triathlon
With the health and safety of our athletes and community our top priority, and based on the directive from Alberta Canada’s chief medical officer of health, the organizers of the 2020 World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton are announcing that the Grand Final that was scheduled for August 17-23, in Edmonton, Alberta will unfortunately not take place in 2020.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw clarified this Thursday, saying: “mass gathering restrictions currently in place also apply to all summer events or festivals in Alberta.
Those restrictions prohibit gatherings of more than 15 people and require people gathered in groups of fewer than 15 to maintain a distance of two metres from one another”.
The Edmonton organisers, Triathlon Canada and World Triathlon want to share their deep disappointment that this event will not be able to take place as planned, despite all efforts from all the parties involved, but absolutely understand that the current global situation with the COVID-19 outbreak make it impossible for the event to happen at this stage.
World Triathlon, along with the Edmonton Organizing Committee, the City of Edmonton and all stakeholders and the community partners will continue to work closely together to find new options for the event to take place in the future, when it is safe to do so.
Our hearts and thoughts remain with our many front-line workers and those affected by this global crisis.
Updated summer rules for gathers over 15 cancels most events till September.
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