One. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is now catering to its shoppers’ needs from cradle to grave. The world’s largest retailer has introduced online sales of caskets, expanding a merchandise selection that spans engagement rings and baby gear to a new major milestone in its shoppers’ life.
The funeral service industry generates $11 billion in revenue a year, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. (Calgary Herald, Friday, October 30, 2009).
Two. Calgary – already a key hub in energy finance – wants to position itself as a global leader beyond oil and gas.
Three. Seven years ago, Q9 began offering Calgary businesses the ability to outsource their mission-critical IT operations to our state-of-the -art data centers. Today, we’re your first choice. Thank you, Calgary. Without you we couldn’t have done it. Q9 NETWORKS.
Four. The U.S. economy roared to life in late summer, as gross domestic product, rose at a 3,5 per cent annual rate in the July through September period, it was fueled by government recovery programs.
Five. Hockey team “Calgary Flames” forward Fredrick Sjostrom celebrated a goal in third-period action at the Saddledome in Tuesday night’s 6:3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.