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Canada Ranked Second Best Country in the World

April 12, 2017

Canada continues to satisfy with another high ranking in the Best Countries assessment for 2017.  As it prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, Canada ranked second to Switzerland and repeated its …

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Canada Ranks 2nd in the World for Starting a Business

February 12, 2017

According to the World Bank's Doing Business ranking, Canada is the second best place in the world for starting a business. The 16th installment of the annual report analyzes the ease of starting and …

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Okotoks Among Top 10 Places to Invest in Canada

January 9, 2017

In the premiere issue of Canadian Property Investor, a new publication from Yellow Pages NextHome, the Town of Okotoks was the only Alberta community to rank in the top 10 of the publication’s “Top 50…

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Canada is Top Vacation Spot for 2017: New York Times

January 7, 2017

Looking for a great vacation in 2017?  Look no further than Canada.  It has been chosen by the New York Times as the place to visit this year.

According to the New York Times, Canada is “a world …

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Okotoks Growth in the Works as Annexation Agreement Reaches Final Approval Stage

January 5, 2017

In late 2016 Okotoks successfully negotiated an uncontested annexation agreement after two-and-a-half years of discussions and planning. As a result, the community will add 1,950 hectares (4818 acres)…

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Canada Ranks Second Among Sustainability-driven Investment Hot Spots

September 21, 2016

Site Selection magazine recently published its sustainability index of top locations and Canada is ranked second to Germany.  According to the magazine, “this data-rich, one-of-a-kind index balances a…

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Calgary Ranked Fifth Most Liveable City in the World

September 16, 2016

Last month, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its Global Liveability Ranking and Overview.  While Melbourne and Vienna captured the top two spots, Calgary, Alberta was less than a percen…

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Canada and Sweden Ranked Most Reputable Countries in the World

September 13, 2016

If you want to live and conduct business in a country with an impressive global reputation, Canada is still a destination of choice.  Based on the annual survey by The Reputation Institute (RI), a rep…

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Top Four North American Cities are in Canada According to Quality of Life Survey

March 25, 2016

Mercer's quality of life rankings cover 230 destinations based on their Quality of Living Survey, which compares conditions in 440 cities in order to offer companies insight into how to fairly compens…

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Calgary's Economic Health not Based Solely on Energy Sector

March 24, 2016

Despite the woeful state of the traditional oil and gas sectors, including the direct and indirect impact of workforce reductions in the industry, the city of Calgary  Alberta continues to show its st…

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Olds College Hosts Diplomatic Outreach Mission to Alberta Delegation

March 23, 2016

Olds College’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship were on display earlier this month as the Heads of Mission delegates were in Olds, Alberta as part of their tour.

The Diplomatic Outre…

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Canadian Companies are the Most Trusted in the World

March 22, 2016

Doing business in Canada or with Canadian firms need not be stressful or risky according to a recent survey of global business environments.  Canadian companies received a 66% approval rating, up thre…

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Canada Ranks Among Least Corrupt Countries in the World

March 21, 2016

Canada remains among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International.  Founded in 1993, the organizations Secretariat is based out of Berlin and provides leade…

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Alberta's Economy - Much More Than Oil and Gas

December 4, 2015

Check out Erin Collins article on Alberta’s diversified economy at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-oil-gas-economy-diversification-employment-alberta-1.3349865

For those of us who h…

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Interview with Okotoks, Alberta Mayor Bill Robertson

October 5, 2015

The Town of Okotoks is surrounded by magnificent Rocky Mountain views, bountiful rolling hills and the splendid Sheep River Valley. Mayor Bill Robertson shares more on this great town below.

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Canada China Business Council Launches Business Incubation Centre in Calgary

October 2, 2015

The Canada China Business Council has launched a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Calgary, Alberta. The Centre provides newly arrived Chinese enterprises in the province of Alberta with an affo…

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Canada is the world’s most reputable country…again

July 17, 2015

The Reputation Institute’s 2015 Country RepTrak® report on the world’s most reputable countries has identified Canada as the most reputable country in the world.

Canada has received the number…

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$1.5 Million Funding to Boost Small Business Access to Global Supply Chains

May 8, 2015

Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal government agency, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multi…

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Canada Ranks Fifth in World Happiness Report 2015

April 23, 2015

Canada continues to be among the happiest nations on the planet according to the third annual World Happiness Report.  Switzerland led the world in happiness, followed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway. …

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Okotoks Growth Continues with Recent Land Sale

April 10, 2015

Okotoks’ popularity among investors continues with the recent purchase of a quarter section of land on the east side of Northridge Drive.  United Communities, the developer behind the Alberta town’s…

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