News


Whether it is the start of a new project, or announcing an approval, here you will find all the latest news about B&A and our great partnerships with our clients. 

Meet B&A Associate Grant Mihalcheon


Grant brings to B&A Planning Group a broad range of planning experience gained through over 25 years of municipal and private sector planning. Since joining B&A Planning Group, Grant has been involved in processing and project management of residential, commercial and industrial projects in the Calgary region. Recent projects included the Trinity Hills mixed-use, Wolf Willow and Stoney Industrial outline plans.

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B&A Launches into New Era with Key Staffing Acquisitions


Following completion of a recent senior management transition, the creation of a new strategic management team and the adoption of a three (3) year strategic plan, B&A is pleased to share the following announcements on service area growth / diversification initiatives and recent hirings, as we seek to continue to deliver exceptional value to our clients from land acquisition to planning approval.

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Emerging Trend: Cannabis Legislation


B&A’s dedicated team of planning professionals navigate the new federal, provincial and municipal regulatory environment for cannabis - from assessing site suitability to updating land-use bylaws to obtaining development permits.

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B&A Assists Canal Flats with Transformation


B&A, in partnership with 1st Principles Planning, will provide leadership and expertise to Canal Flats on their Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw.

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Ron Wrigley Retires from B&A


With more than 30 years at B&A, Ron Wrigley is getting ready to retire and will say his last goodbye to our team and his clients by April 2018. Needless to say, his hard work, industry wisdom and charismatic approach to work and life will be greatly missed by those who have had the pleasure of working alongside him.

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B&A’s Blood Drive


Members of the B&A staff are proud to be donating blood through the Canadian Blood Services on March 28, 2018! We have a team of 15 individuals who have stepped up to help donate to those in need. We encourage anyone that is eligible, to get involved and donate today!

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B&A Partner, Planner, and Community Designer Darrell Grant Heads Into Retirement


Following almost 30 years of dedicated work at B&A, Darrell Grant is set to retire in April, 2018. Darrell has been an incredible asset and has brought many years of inspiration and hard work to the team with several unique and leading-edge projects under his belt.

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Greystone: Strong Communications and Engagement to Support the Application Process


Since August of 2016, Blaise Fontaine has been the Engagement Lead on The Greystone Area Structure Plan and Neighbourhood Plan application process in Cochrane, and when the application goes to Public Hearing, anticipated for this Spring, The Greystone team and our clients are feeling prepared and ready for what’s next.

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SHIFTING GROUND: New Legal Changes in Planning and What You Need to Know


On October 26, 2017, the Province of Alberta enacted the most dramatic overhaul to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and associated regulations since 1995. These long anticipated changes will impact all aspects of planning and development within Alberta. These amendments will impact the costs of development, the timeframes for development approvals, the type and location of developments that will likely be approved and the location of key infrastructure to support development.

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2017 Project Highlights


We’re proud of the innovative and diverse projects we’ve helped bring to life and get approved this year. We’d love to share them all, but here are a few projects at a glance that B&A has managed and delivered on this year.

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