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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 2000 vs. 2020

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 2000 vs. 2020 A Near Record-Setting July… In July of 2000, Calgary had its second sunniest summer on record ever. In June of the same year, every single day had some amount of sunshine or another, an astonishing fact considering that the month’s total rainfall was 43 percent higher than … [Read more...]

July Housing Starts Suggest Demand is Steady in Alberta

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New Housing Starts Steady, Point Towards Economic Recovery Despite oil prices hovering below $50 US a barrel for quite some time, Alberta’s new home builders are staying optimistic as the demand for new homes last month remained steady. In July of 2017, there were 33,535 new housing starts in the province. This figure is … [Read more...]

PEELED® Calgary Cocktail Festival – Aug. 12th to 14th, 2017

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PEELED® Calgary Cocktail Festival – YYC's First! This is just what our city needs… a brand-new festival dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing Calgary’s not-so-boisterous cocktail scene! I mean, there are some good places to grab a cocktail in Calgary, but I find that the full extent of how many such places exist … [Read more...]

Calgary Metropolitan Population Growth: By the Numbers (2016)

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Recent CMA Population Growth Statistics You would have thought that Calgary’s population would have dropped given the province’s economic climate over the past few years. Nope! The Calgary metropolitan census area (CMA) has managed to continue its spurt of population growth through to the end of 2016 with further growth … [Read more...]

Centre Street Japanese Hot Pot Calgary Restaurant Review

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Centre Street Japanese Hot Pot Calgary Restaurant Review Having a knack for Asian cuisine, I always love trying out new restaurants whenever I see or hear about one. A few of my friends mentioned there was a new Japanese hot pot place that just opened and that we desperately needed to try it! We set out on a weekday to try … [Read more...]

Best August Festivals in Calgary (2017)

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Top 5 Calgary Festivals Happening This August What are the best festivals to go to in Calgary in August? Here’s our list of the top five we recommend you go to this month. What are your favourite August festivals in Calgary? Let us and everyone else know below and we’ll add it to our next best in Calgary list. Calgary … [Read more...]

Canada: By the Numbers

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Canada Statistics: By the Numbers Everyone knows Canada is one of the biggest countries in the world. At 9,984,670 square kilometres, it's second in size to only Russia, a country which accounts for approximately 11 percent of all land in the world. But what about other cool number-related facts to do with Canada? We've … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede Attendance High, a Good Economic Indicator

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Calgary Stampede 2017 Attendance on Par with 10-year Average There’s a big YAHOO to be had when it comes to the total amount of entry tickets bought for the 2017 Calgary Stampede. According to ATB Financial, attendance for this years 10-day event tallied in at 1,214,972 people, over 10 percent more than that seen in 2016. In … [Read more...]

East Village Junction Wknd #2 – July 20th to 23rd

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This Weekend in EV: Yoga, Pop-up Library & More What is happening? There’s lots to look forward to this up and coming weekend in downtown Calgary with the East Village Junction Patio Weekend #2 happening from July 20th to the 23rd! East Village Junction – the neighbourhoods most vibrant lot – is a pop-up shopping / … [Read more...]

Best Mexican Restaurants in Calgary

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Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Calgary, Alberta Looking for some of the best Mexican restaurants in Calgary? When it comes to an authentic Mexican dining experience, look no further than these five outstanding restaurants. Which ones top your list as the absolute best in YYC? Let us know below and we will add them to our … [Read more...]