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Alberta New Housing Starts Up in March 2017

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New Housing Starts, a Sign of Economic Turn-Around Home starts is one of several residential housing statistics that are a good indicator of consumer confidence. If people have doubts about the current and future status of the economy or simply don’t have the financial means, a decision to buy a new house simply won’t be on the … [Read more...]

Canada Named 2nd Best Country in the World (2017)

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Canada Named 2nd Best by U.S. News & World Report (2017) How does Canada stack up against nations of the world? According to Best Countries 2017 by U.S. News, our nation ranks the second best in the world - for the second year in a row! More than 21,000 business leaders, citizens and informed elites were surveyed to … [Read more...]

Good Earth Coffeehouse Opening in Verve Condos

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Good Earth Coffeehouse Coming Soon to East Village Good news everyone! Good Earth Coffeehouse, another renowned local business in Calgary, has announced plans to open a location at Verve Condos in 2018. Learn more about Verve New Condos in EV here. Located in bottom-floor retail, the coffee shop will be in the heart of this … [Read more...]

Growth Predicted for Alberta’s Economy in 2017

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ATB Financial Predicts Modest GDP Growth in Alberta The past few years have been quite difficult for many Albertans - especially those in the oil and gas industry who have found themselves laid off for an indefinite amount of time. Fortunately, it seems that the tables are slowly beginning to turn for the better, as predicted … [Read more...]

Canada Ranks 6th on EIU’s Democracy Index 2016

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Canada - One of the Freest Countries in the World!  According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index of 2016, Canada is the sixth freest democracy in the world! Released in late January of 2017, the annual report from the renowned British-based media institution examines the state of democracy in 2 territories … [Read more...]

New Chinook Centre Expansion in Planning Stages

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Cadillac Fairview Plans Massive Expansion onto Chinook Centre If you think Chinook Centre is big now, just wait until you learn of what’s in store for Calgary’s go-to indoor shopping mall. Cadillac Fairview is planning on an expansion that could be the biggest in the malls history to date, one that will build both out and … [Read more...]

Best Calgary Spring & Summer Festivals

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The Best Spring & Summer Festivals in Calgary Calgary’s spring and summer seasons are embraced by many in YYC with open arms not only because of the warm, sunny weather, but also because of the arrival of some of our city’s best annual festivals. These events play a large role in promoting community, heritage and … [Read more...]

Umami Noodle Bar Calgary Restaurant Review

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Calgaryism's Restaurant Review of Umami, Japanese Ramen I’m always up for trying new ramen joints around town. As a matter of fact, I’ve kind of taken it upon myself to investigate just which are the best ramen noodle bars in Calgary, so I just had to check out Umami once I saw it driving along 16th Avenue Northwest. This … [Read more...]

Is Alberta’s Economy Making a Come Back?

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Will Alberta’s Economy Make a Come Back in 2017?  When will the latest economic downturn in Alberta finally come to an end? It’s a question that many people are wondering given our province’s current state of affairs, especially for those who are looking to make a move in real estate. Unfortunately no one can tell what’s in … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Dominion Bank Building

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Calgary Landmarks - The Historical Dominion Bank Building When passersby’s unfamiliar with the history of Calgary see the old sandstone buildings standing in downtown such as the Dominion Bank, Fairmont Palliser Hotel or Knox United Church, it can definitely spark some interest into the past of “the heart of the new … [Read more...]