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New Study Concludes: Canadians Are A Happy People

Sixty-seven per cent of Canadians report being very happy, generally speaking, and 68 per cent are very satisfied with their lives, according to a recent, nationwide Gandalf Group survey conducted for The Globe and Mail. In contrast, the survey found that just five per cent of Canadians say they are…

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Diet For A New Canada: Health Trends Moving Away From Meat Consumption

In a land of sprawling cattle ranches and thousands of farms, Canadians know the importance agriculture plays in the economy. Increasingly, Canadians seem to be reassessing their dietary choices and recognizing the importance of a diet that stresses new types of proteins other than traditional m…

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Take A Hike On The Longest Recreational Trail In The World

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk or hike all of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories?  Well now you can but make sure you take some time off work.  The Great Trail is 24,000 kilometres (over 14,900 miles) long and spans coast (Atlantic) to coast (Pacific) to coast (Arctic).  Twen…

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Brandon’s New Brand Will Have You Coming Back For More

With the launch of a new regional place brand, the community of Brandon, Manitoba, has cemented its place on the Prairie Canadian landscape as one that warmly invites visitors in and promises them a constant path on which to return.

The centrepiece of Brandon’s new tourism brand is the succinct…

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Ontario’s Energy Mix Gets Greener Everyday Thanks To First Nations Partnerships

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, has completed its first-ever 44-megawatt solar facility at the former Nanticoke Generating Station site.

In 2016, the Independent Electri…

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Cannabis Use is Now Legal in 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 directly to their homes, or they can shop in privately-run or government-owned shops, depending on the…

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Indigenous Cuisine is Coming to a Restaurant Near You

Have you ever had Indigenous cuisine from Canada?  Check out this great article by Canadian Press journalist Alexsandra Sagan highlighting the growth in restaurants, eateries and food trucks featuring traditional and culturally-relevant food from Canada’s First Peoples (commonly referred to as “nat…

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Winnipeg Named One of Canada’s Best Investment Locations for 2018

When you think of business investment in Canada, it is hard not to immediately think of Toronto, Canada’s largest city and financial centre or large metropolitan areas like Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary or Ottawa.

According to U.S.-based Site Selection Magazine's 2018 Canada's Best Locations li…

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Downtown Edmonton is Canada’s New Hot Spot for Technology Firms

Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton is historically known not only for being the seat of the provincial government but also as one of the largest oil and gas sector bases in all of Canada. Now, downtown Edmonton is building its reputation as a technology hotspot.

Recent reports in Alberta media …

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Victoria BC Wins Award for Bike Lane Initiative

In the past, we have written about the amazing networks of pedestrian and cycling paths in Canadian cities like Calgary, Alberta.  Now, the island city of Victoria, British Columbia has been recognized by the province for its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions via a downtown bike lane …

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Affordable Real Estate in British Columbia? Think Lillooet.

Check out this article from Canada’s national broadcast company, CBC, regarding the real estate prices in southern British Columbia.  The article illustrates that affordable homes and land can still be found in this desirable area of Canada’s west coast province.

 Communities like Lillooet

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Okanagan B.C. Out of Reach? Live the Dream in Lillooet

Anyone who knows beautiful British Columbia knows about the Okanagan – an oasis of sun and fun in the southern part of Canada’s westernmost province.  The region is halfway between the Pacific coast and the Alberta border, extending northward from the Canada/United States border for about 200 k…

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Vancouver Wins National Award for Digital Strategy

The City of Vancouver is known for its laid-back lifestyle and commitment to sustainability.  This month, the west coast city in British Columbia was also recognized for its digital strategy at the 2018 IT World Canada Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony in Toronto.  Vancouver i…

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Lillooet Champions Passenger Train Service from Vancouver to Prince George

Lillooet, British Columbia – Canada’s hot spot and picturesque community surrounded by mountains – continues to advocate for environmentally-friendly and affordable passenger train service for Lillooet and other communities between the cities of Vancouver and Prince George.  The community is b…

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World’s Most Liveable Cities: Canada Scores High Again

Canada ties Australia with three of the top ten most liveable cities in the world, according to the 2018 global ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The two countries accounted for 60 percent of the top ten, with Calgary, Alberta ranking fourth, Vancouver, British Columbia ranking sixth…

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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 numbered an estimated 30 million across western Canada centuries ago.  Parks Canada, the federal gover…

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Go Global at Brandon’s Funky Farm to Fork Market

Not only is Brandon, Manitoba at the geographic centre of North America, it is at the centre of a food and cultural revolution known as the Global Market.  This downtown market is a project of Westman Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association and brings together farmers, chefs, artists, musi…

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Outdoor Theatre Thrives in Armstrong Spallumcheen

If you are traveling across southern British Columbia (BC) this August, you’ll want to stop in Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen to catch the unique and highly entertaining Caravan Farm Theatre.  The professional outdoor theatre company and registered charity performs its productions on a…

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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 completed “The Greenway,” a 138 kilometre (85 mile) cycling and walking pathway that connects 55 neighbo…

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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 returned to Banff National Park in Alberta. The three orphans, now yearlings, are healthy and free in the b…

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