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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...]

Alberta Unemployment Still a Challenge Despite GDP Growth

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Industry Growth Overshadowed by Unemployment Rate Heading into 2018 According to the latest indicators and reports, Alberta’s economy is finally reversing its downward slide that it’s been on over the past few years. The province’s agriculture, oil and gas, food processing, manufacturing and retail industries are all … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Love Living in Calgary, Alberta

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7 Reasons Why Living in Calgary Rocks What reasons are there to absolutely love living in Calgary, Alberta, the "Heart of the New West?" Let me tell you... #1 - Low Sales Tax Are you tired of paying high sales taxes on everything you buy? If so, that's probably because you don't live in Alberta, the only province in … [Read more...]

Calgaryism Fact #10 – The ‘Caesar’, Born in Calgary

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Did You Know the Caesar was Invented in Calgary, Alberta? The ‘Caesar’ was invented in Calgary in 1969, by Walter Chell, manager at the Calgary Hotel (now called the Westin). A Local Invention You may not have thought that the Caesar(s) you ordered last weekend originally came from ‘the heart of the new west’. But did you … [Read more...]

Calgary Named 5th Most Livable City in the World (2017)

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Calgary is the 5th Most Livable City in the World… Again The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Livability Survey has once again found three Canadian cities – Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary - to be among the most livable in the world! Calgary has ranked 5th overall in 2017 which may come to be not much of a surprise if … [Read more...]