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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...]

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...]

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...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: Restaurants, Shops & More

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Calgary Hidden Gems: From Restaurants to Stores & More Every city has its own hidden gems – restaurants, pubs, shops, bookstores, etc. – that are tucked away from the beaten path of tourists and even some locals. Whether you're just visiting or have been living in YYC for a while, finding these places that are … [Read more...]

Alberta Post-Secondary Education: Does it Pay Off?

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Does Post-Secondary Education Help You Get a Job in Alberta? Does getting a post-secondary education pay off when it comes to finding a job? It may cost you tens of thousands of dollars to put yourself through a post-secondary program in Alberta, but according to the according to ATB Financial’s The Owl, it is well worth … [Read more...]

The Tallest Buildings of Calgary’s Past, Present and Future

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Calgary's Skyline Just Keeps Getting Taller... and Taller... 1914 – Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary’s tallest building until 1958 12 stories 60 metres, 197 feet The Fairmont Palliser Hotel is Calgary’s most historic and luxurious hotel. Located in the downtown business core, it was originally built by … [Read more...]

Calgary: Fifth Most Livable City in the World (2016)

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Calgary is the Fifth Most Livable City in the World... Again! Calgary has once again been named the fifth most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Livability Survey 2016. This may come as no surprise to many as the western Canadian city has managed to hold its spot at number five on this … [Read more...]

“Deerfoot City” to Replace Deerfoot Mall by 2017

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Bigger, Better Deerfoot City Shopping Mall Underway Deerfoot Mall is now under demolishment in preparation for a new kind of development called “Deerfoot City”, one that will give a heightened shopping and social experience to all of its visitors. Architecture is going to play an integral role in making Deerfoot City come to … [Read more...]