Alberta introduces “Made in Alberta, by Albertans” food labels

Alberta’s provincial government is introducing a “Made in Alberta” label to help grocery shoppers quickly identify food that has been produced within the province’s borders. The labels, which will read “Made in Alberta, by Albertans”, will be introduced by the government’s Agriculture and Forestry department. The key motivations are to help support local farmers and food […]

Voilà grocery pick-up service expands into Western Canada

Empire has expanded its Voilà grocery home shopping offering to Alberta. The launch of “Voilà by Safeway Curbside Pickup” sets the stage for its online grocery home delivery service ultimately coming to the province in 2023. In support of the expansion, a Customer Fulfilment Centre is being built in Rocky View County, just outside of Calgary. […]

Canadian breakfast spot Pür & Simple enters Alberta

Canadian breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant Pür & Simple is opening its first Alberta location at Kingsway Mall in Edmonton on Friday, April 2, 2021. The location is the Canadian eatery’s 20th storefront and will employ 25-30 Edmontonians. It will have seating arranged with physical distancing measures in place, including Plexiglas partitions to provide a […]

Alberta restaurants can reopen indoor dining starting Feb. 8

By Tom Nightingale Alberta restaurants will be able to offer dine-in service again starting Monday, Feb. 8 as part of the province’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions. From today, establishments can seat up to six people at each table as long as they are from the same household. People who live alone can go to […]

Alberta advocates want clarity on indoor dining

While the Alberta government is allowing certain businesses to reopen amid loosened restrictions this week, Alberta indoor dining at foodservice is not among them. The provincial government announced last week that, although there would be a slight easing of the current COVID-19 restrictions for outdoor gatherings and personal services beginning January 18, on-premise dining will […]

Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival serves up 11 days of remarkable dining experiences from May 3-13, 2018

Press release Albertan foodies, get ready to raise your forks and say cheers to the mountains! Celebrating five years of local flavour in 2018, the award-winning Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival returns with 11 days of remarkable dining experiences from Thursday May 3rd to Sunday May 13th. Winner of the Canadian Tourism Award for […]