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History of Calgary: Who Was Patrick Burns?

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Who Was Patrick Burns? One of Alberta's Best... Who was Patrick (Pat) Burns? Many Albertans know this instrumental figure in the history of Calgary as one of the Big Four, a man whose influence on the city is everlasting and name adorns an inner city junior high school as recognition of that fact. Patrick Burns has a … [Read more...]

Calgary International Beerfest Is Here! May 4th & 5th, 2018

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Calgary International Beerfest 2018 is Here! Western Canada’s largest beer festival is almost here! Showcasing hundreds of domestic and international premium beers, the Calgary International Beerfest is happening on May 4th and 5th and will be packed with breweries, distilleries, restaurants and beer connoisseurs from all … [Read more...]

5 Safety Tips for Winter Driving in Calgary, Alberta

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5 Winter Driving Tips for Preventing Accidents Calgary's winter can be long, cold and hard when it comes to driving in snow fall. Roads can become extremely slippery and unsafe to drive on no matter the vehicle you own. There are some things you can focus on more intently to prevent yourself from getting into a motor vehicle … [Read more...]

Calgary Business Revitalization Zones: What to Know

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What is a Calgary Business Revitalization Zone? You may have heard people reference a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary before. But what exactly is a Business Revitalization Zone anyways? This is actually an old term created by the City of Calgary. As of July 1st, 2016, the names for most of these zones were … [Read more...]

What is a Chinook Wind? Southern Alberta’s Weather Phenomenon…

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What Is a Chinook Wind and What Does it Do? A Chinook wind is a warm, dry wind originating from the Pacific Ocean which blows eastward over the Rockies, then cools on the mountainous slopes and warms significantly as it blows downward onto the prairies. In Alberta, Chinooks are most common in its southern region of Pincher … [Read more...]

History of Calgary: Who Was Guy Weadick?

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Who Was Guy Weadick? A City Kid Turned Cowboy... Who created the Calgary Stampede? Did a bunch of cowboys way back when get together one day and decide to create what would become one of the greatest and most visited outdoor rodeos in the world? If you would call an American city kid turned ranching entrepreneur and a … [Read more...]

Positive Alberta Interprovincial Net Migration is Back (Q3 2017)

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Interprovincial Migration, Indicative of Recovery? Perhaps one of the most convincing indicators the economy is on the upswing is that net interprovincial migration to Alberta is now once again in the green! Also see Alberta: Canada's Population Powerhouse. According to the latest reports released by Statistics Canada, … [Read more...]

Who Was Colonel James F. Macleod?

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Calgary’s Founding Father: Colonel James Macleod Colonel James Farquharson Macleod was a powerful man with enormous influence over Western Canada during settlement years in the late 1800s. He was born in Scotland in 1836 into a Chieftain’s family. In 1845, at 9 years old, he and his family moved to Ontario, Canada, to a … [Read more...]

Calgary Named 34th Best City in the World in 2018!

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Calgary Ranks 34th Top City in the World in 2018! Calgary nearly cracked the top third percentile in a new urban tourism consulting company’s global ranking of the top international cities across the globe – coming in at 34th out of 100 surveyed cities. Not bad! The report, called ‘The World’s Best Cities 2018’, was compiled … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1885 vs. 2013

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History of Calgary – Then & Now - 1885 vs. 2013 1885 – Population of 600 2013 – Population of 1.25 million Calgary in the 1880’s - 1883 - The Canadian Pacific Railway finally managed to expand westward and reach Calgary. - 1884 - Calgary officially became a town, had its first newspaper established and approximately … [Read more...]