New Commercial Development for South Country Co-op

April 24, 2017
New Commercial Development for South Country Co-op

Canalta and South Country CO-OP Announce New 17-acre Commercial Development


Canalta has reached an agreement with the City of Medicine Hat to purchase 17 acres of land in the Southlands neighbourhood, which is now being prepared for commercial development in partnership with South Country CO-OP.


The development is located at 2501 Strachan Road SE, on the corner of Strachan Road and South Boundary Road, next to the Home Depot in the prominent retail node of Southeast Medicine Hat. It will be anchored by projects by both Canalta and the South Country CO-OP.


Canalta will begin planning and construction in 2017 on a Boston Pizza, an A&W, a Canalta branded extended stay hotel and a seniors living complex. Additional tenants will be announced in the upcoming months as there are numerous build-to-suit leasing opportunities available. In addition, South Country CO-OP has purchased 3.6 acres, who will build a new convenience store, gas bar, car wash and liquor store on the site.


“With over 60 years of serving the community and over $10.4 million paid back in cash for 2016 we are looking forward to continuing to develop and grow our offerings to the communities we live and work in,” said Mike Clement, South County CO-OP General Manager.


Based out of Drumheller, AB, Canalta is a private, family-owned company that develops, builds, owns and manages hotels, franchised restaurants and commercial real estate throughout western Canada.  Canalta maintains a long-term vision which supports innovative, quality construction, outstanding customer service and an unwavering commitment to community.


“We are excited to continue our investment in the community of Medicine Hat and to partner with South County CO-OP,” said Canalta owner Blair Christianson. “As a family we are thrilled to be bringing new businesses and amenities to the city and look forward to the opportunity to earn Medicine Hat’s business.”


In the past two years, Canalta has shown significant investment in Medicine Hat with their development in Box Springs Business Park, which includes the Hampton Inn and Suites, Boston Pizza, The Keg, and the Canalta Centre.


For more information about the development, or for leasing opportunities, contact:


Rob Visser



For more information about the CO-OP, contact:


Mike Clement

General Manager

South Country CO-OP Ltd