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Friday, 04 November 2016 16:30

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

ARIS provides the knowledge and state-of-the-art research facilities that organizations need to bring their innovations closer to market. Through our design, prototyping, fabrication and testing expertise, companies can develop their ideas into commercialization-ready, innovative products.

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Friday, 04 November 2016 16:03

Alberta Real Estate Foundation

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 21:51

Shirley's Greenhouse

We Cameron and Dawn Buschert along with our 3 small girls, own a 36 000 square foot greenhouse near Didsbury AB.

We grow mostly cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers. This year we also added a 2 acre garden plot to grow a variety of other veggies.  We grow our food without the use of pesticides and have quality veggies. We also do all of our own marketing selling at 3 local grocery stores as well as farmers markets. We love being part of a local food system and want to continue to produce quality veggies for our local customers for a long time!  As we say to every customer we come across “Thanks for supporting our Farm!” 

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 20:26

Brown & Associates Planning Group

We Are B&A

We are one of Western Canada’s leading professional community and land development planning firms providing professional consulting services to a broad range of public and private sector clients throughout Alberta and Western Canada. Our firm is based in Calgary and is well known throughout Alberta as an active member in the community planning and land development sectors.

We strive to provide the highest level of customized service to satisfy client requirements. Our experienced professionals combine strategic thinking, creative planning, sound judgment and knowledge of the regulatory environment to provide innovative, pragmatic solutions and efficient approvals.

Our firm maintains alliances with related professional service companies in municipal engineering, landscape architecture, transportation planning/engineering, environmental services, law and consumer research. We approach each project with a strategic outlook and assemble the necessary team of specialized professionals to meet the needs of any planning and development assignment.


We are catalysts for change: working together to provide innovative, customized, balanced solutions to shape our communities in a sustainable way.


A high level of strategic and personalized service by working creatively and effectively with our clients and the consulting team, while respecting the municipal regulatory framework and political sensitivities.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:41

Advanced Water Technologies

Increasingly, the management of water and wastewater is becoming a challenge for many municipalities. Ever increasing population demands and human influence have caused a number of issues.

Advanced Water Technologies (AWT) uses an environmentally friendly solution to address a number of problems in natural or man made bodies of water, as well as in sewage or wastewater systems. AWT’s Bio-Products (a combination of naturally occurring soil bacteria) drastically improve efficiency, costs, sludge reduction, odours (H2S), and most importantly, compliance in wastewater systems. Dewatering, digesting, equipment maintenance and finding suitable disposal sites all impact sludge treatment costs. Using a secondary biological treatment, with the goal of enhanced nitrification, AWT assists wastewater plants to meet ammonia discharge limits, in an efficient and cost-effective way. 

AWT’s Bio-Products address many important water quality parameters in lakes and ponds as well. Outcompeting algae for nutrients, and digesting sludge at a rapid rate restores balance to the ecosystem in a natural way. The overall result is a much healthier body of water, using something nature has already created. 

By using AWT’s Bio-Products, municipal and industrial biological sludge treatment costs can be reduced by 15-40% compared to historical sludge treatment costs.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:52

Olds College

Intergenerational Conflict in Rural Family Businesses

Wondering what intergenerational conflict has on rural family businesses?  Throughout 2014/2015 over 30 rural businesses were surveyed to discover the impact that intergenerational conflict has on their business.  The results might surprise you. 


Presented by Mark Fournier, Olds College

Mark Fournier is a full time instructor with the Olds College Agriculture Management Program where he teaches Accounting, Finance, and Business Planning Courses. Prior to working with Olds College Mark was the Executive Director of a regional Community Futures Office in Lethbridge. During his career with Community Futures, Mark provided commercial and agricultural loans to rural Agri-businesses that were looking to start up or expand their operations. Mark holds a Certified Professional Accountant designation and a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management.  

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:28

Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association

The Southern Alberta Energy-from-Waste Association (SAEWA) is a non-profit coalition of municipal entities and waste management jurisdictions in southern Alberta committed to the research and implementation of energy recovery from non-recyclable waste materials that will reduce long term reliance on landfills.

Established in 2009, SAEWA is seeking to foster sustainable waste management practices that contribute to our society’s overall resource efficiency and environmental responsibility.

SAEWA is in the final planning stages to develop an Energy-from-Waste Facility that will handle the conversion of municipal and other sources of solid waste into energy.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 18:22

Durham Energy Recovery Inc.

Based in Airdrie, Alberta, our business was founded on the principles of landfill diversion and conversion of  waste materials into a product of value.  Durham is dedicated to recycling or reusing waste products to maximize their potential and environmental benefit.

Our current project involves the use of waste plastics to generate fuel, power or other energy sources through the use of leading edge waste conversion technology.

Durham is currently in the preliminary phases of developing a new waste conversion facility.  We expect to be operational in 2015,  processing approximately 20,000 metric tonnes of waste plastics per year with a production yield of approximately 20,000,000 litres of diesel fuel.