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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...]

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...]

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...]

A Citizen’s Watch: Alberta Economics

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From Income and Employment to Commodities and Migration... Economics for Calgary, Alberta & Western Canada as a Whole Real estate values are supported by supply and demand along with consumer confidence in the shorter term and by the economic fundamentals over the long. Calgary is experiencing positive migration, job … [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...]

Canada: By the Numbers

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Canada Statistics: By the Numbers Everyone knows Canada is one of the biggest countries in the world. At 9,984,670 square kilometres, it's second in size to only Russia, a country which accounts for approximately 11 percent of all land in the world. But what about other cool number-related facts to do with Canada? We've … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1988 vs. 2026

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1988 vs. 2026 1988 Winter Olympic Games 1988 is one of the most unforgettable years in Calgary’s history. It was also one of the most influential on cityscapes for years to come. As host to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, Calgary made sure it had the facilities necessary to host the … [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...]

Calgary’s 311 Municipal Hotline

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Dial #311 to Reach Calgary's Community "Hot Line" 3 digit dialing was used only to call 9-1-1 to report life threatening emergencies until the City of Calgary implemented the 3-1-1 phone number back in 2005. 3-1-1 "Citizen Services" is everyone's single point of contact to municipal government information and non-emergency … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1885 and 1912

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History of Calgary - Then & Now - 1885 and 1912 1885 – Population of 500 2012 – Population of 1.1 million 2016 - Population of 1.3 million In 1885 In February of 1885, Jack Ingram was officially named as the first police chief of Calgary. His experience as a former police chief of Western Canada, out of of … [Read more...]