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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. 


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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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Calgary Ranked Fifth Most Liveable City in the World

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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Calgary's Economic Health not Based Solely on Energy Sector

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

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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Alberta's Economy - Much More Than Oil and Gas

Check out Erin Collins article on Alberta’s diversified economy at

For those of us who h…

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Interview with Okotoks, Alberta Mayor Bill Robertson

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

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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Okotoks Growth Continues with Recent Land Sale

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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Calgary Ranks High in Scorecard on Prosperity

In its seventh annual edition of the Scorecard on Prosperity, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) measured and assessed the economy and labour attractiveness of the Toronto Census Metropolit…

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Okotoks Starts 2015 with More Business and More Development

Okotoks, Alberta continues to benefit from its smart growth strategy with a 4.8 percent increase in the number of businesses licenses from 2013 to 2014.  This surpassed the 3.5 percent growth…

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Calgary Mayor Awarded 2014 World Mayor Prize

Naheed Nenshi, the mayor of Calgary, Alberta was recently awarded the 2014 World Mayor Prize from The World Mayor Project. Since 2004, the award has been given every two years to a mayor who n…

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Okotoks Lifestyle Attracting Record Number of New Residents

Interesting article in the Western Wheel about the number of homes sold in Okotoks in the second quarter of 2014: up 35 percent from the same period a year ago with 272 homes sold between April and Ju…

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Amazing Race Canada Launches from Alberta

It was great to see The Amazing Race Canada start from the spectacular Columbia Ice Fields, located between both Banff and Jasper National Parks and extending into both of these amazing vacation spots…

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Happy Canada Day!

To all the folks in great towns and cities across Alberta: Happy Canada Day!

Tell us why you love Canada and the place you live in particular. Let the world know why you are proud and happy to call t…

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Olds College Beer Wins Rookie of the Year

Olds College’s new brewing program is toasting its latest victory – the 2014 “Rookie of the Year” beer at the Calgary International Beer Festival.

The brew, a Northern English style Brown Ale…

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The Guardian Ranks Alberta 9th on Global Holiday Hotspot list

United Kingdom-based newspaper The Guardian recently ranked Alberta ninth in its Holiday Hotspots list of the top 40 destinations for 2014.

The ranking was based on the opening of Jasper National P…

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Olds Ranks in Top Three for Alberta Business Locations

The town of Olds, Alberta continues to punch above its weight class when it comes to doing business. In its November issue, the business-focused Alberta Venture magazine ranked Olds third in its 2013 …

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