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Cannabis Use is Now Legal in Alberta and Across Canada

Today, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize the possession and use of recreational cannabis. Now, Canadians can order and pay for cannabis products online and have them shipped di…

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Calgary Among Top Four Most Liveable Cities in the World

Calgary, Alberta is one of the most liveable cities in the world, according to the 2018 global ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The western Canadian city ranked fourth and was one of …

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Wild Bison are Back in Banff National Park!

After an absence of over 100 years, wild bison are roaming the backcountry of Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park.  Driven almost to extinction in one human lifetime, the plains bison nu…

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Calgary’s Pathways Top 1,000 Kilometres

The city of Calgary is known for its endless sunshine, friendly and dynamic people, and the Calgary Stampede.  But Alberta’s largest city is more than cowboys and big business.  The city recently comp…

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Orphaned Black Bears Return to Banff National Park

Parks Canada, the government agency responsible for national parks across Canada, announced this week that three black bear cubs, originally found in a public washroom in April 2017, have been returne…

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Taste of Edmonton Starts Tomorrow

Bring your appetite to Edmonton, Alberta for one of North America’s top food festivals.  Taste of Edmonton runs for twelve days starting on July 19 and is Western Canada’s largest food festival with o…

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Happy Canada Day!

Today we celebrate the 151st birthday of Canada. In these tumultuous and unpredictable times, it is reassuring to live in a country that still values freedom, equality and tolerance.  And while we don…

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Get Ready for Canada Day!

July 1st is just around the corner.  People and communities are gearing up to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday and give thanks for living in such a safe, tolerant, free and democratic nation. Find…

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Calgary Business Real Estate Starts Strong in 2018

It looks like Calgary’s economy is firing on all cylinders again after a couple of years of challenges.  Commercial and residential real estate is gaining strength, as is the industrial sector accordi…

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Canada Remains Among the Happiest Countries in the World

According to the World Happiness Report 2018, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia are the happiest countries in the world.  Interesti…

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Ultrafast Broadband Launching in Okotoks

According to reports in Okotoks, Alberta’s Western Wheel newspaper, the progressive community will have state-of-the-art fibre broadband service across most homes and businesses in 2018.  Due to its…

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Alberta’s Large Metropolitan Economies Bounce Back in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta’s largest cities, are expected to regain economic strength after the oil price collapse of 2015-2016 slowed growth in both cities and across the province. 

Accordin…

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New Conference Board Report Tackles Impact of NAFTA Termination

Many people are guessing whether the United States, or more accurately, Donald Trump will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and what impact it will have on the Canadian economy…

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Canadian Icon Viola Desmond Featured on New $10 Bill

The Bank of Canada unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library on International Women’s Day. Once issued into circulation in late 2018, it w…

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Canada Ranked Second Best Country in the World

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

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

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

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

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

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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