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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...]

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...]

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...]

VIDEO: 7 Cool Facts about Canada – World Economic Forum

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Seven Cool Facts on Canada by the World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum has put together a fascinating list of facts that you may or may not know about Canada. Check them out! Also see these Canada Facts and Infographics: A Visual Learning Experience today #1 - Canada is the world’s most educated country, with … [Read more...]

Calgary and Edmonton are Canada’s Fastest Growing Cities

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Calgary Still the Fastest Growing City Nationwide You’ve probably heard many things about Alberta’s population on the news and online in recent months, especially considering the province’s current economic climate. Are people leaving or are they going? This question interests many in Alberta because immigration has helped … [Read more...]

Alberta Housing Starts Show Positive Signs at End of 2016

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Positive Outlook for Alberta New Home Starts to End 2016 New housing starts are a great indicator of Alberta’s economic health as it gauges both consumer confidence and potential future retail spending on things such as home décor, appliances and furniture. According to ATB Financial’s The Owl, December saw the third highest … [Read more...]

Calgary Ranks 4th for Highest Average Household Income in Canada

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Latest Economic Downturn Takes a Hit on Calgary's Average Household Income Back in 2010, Avenue Magazine’s May edition reported that there were 215.8 millionaires in Calgary for every 100,000 people. At the time, this was the highest concentration in Canada. Toronto came in a distant second at 97.7 millionaires per 100,000 … [Read more...]

Alberta Restaurant & Bar Receipts Remain High (Fall 2016)

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Alberta Restaurant & Bar Tabs Keep Up Despite Economy How are restaurant and bars doing considering the current economic recession in Alberta? You’d think that the food and drink industry would be hit like several other sectors of the economy, right? Well, guess again! Albertans are still spending at restaurants and bars … [Read more...]