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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 out what’s going on across the country by clicking here.

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Air Canada Rouge Connects Toronto and Kamloops

Travellers now have a direct route between Canada’s largest city and Canada’s “Tournament Capital.”  Air Canada is testing the route between Toronto, Ontario and Kamloops, British Columbia this summer to see if passenger traffic is sufficient to establish a permanent route.

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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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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Communities across Canada are gearing up to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.  On June 21st, Canadians can celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from coast to coast to coast.

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True North Strong and Free…and a Safe Haven for Those in Need

As the civilized world recoils in horror and dismay at the human rights crises unfolding in the United States, it is important to reflect on the principles, behaviours and actions that help define us as a humane society.  Canada has a long history of aiding foreign individuals and families escaping …

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#ThanksCanada Shows Americans and Canadians are True Friends and Allies

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s bizarre and unfounded attacks on Canada at the G-7 meeting in Quebec last week, many Americans are taking to social media to apologize on behalf of their President and show Canadians how Americans really feel about their neighbors to the north. 

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Happy World Oceans Day

Canada is bordered by three oceans (Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic) and has the longest coastline in the world.  It is no wonder Canadians recognize the significance of healthy oceans to their future and the planet’s survival.  Today, join others in celebrating World Oceans Day.

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Ottawa Business Leaders Positive About Growth Prospects

According to a recent survey of Ottawa business leaders, Canada’s capital city remains a great place to start and/or grow a business, as well as a great place for skilled workers to find a fulfilling job.  While it is not without its problems, the local business environment is healthy – especially f…

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Canada Tops OECD Education Rankings

Are Canadians the most educated people in the world?  Based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the answer is yes.  Based on data collected for its 2017 publication Education at a Glance, the OECD reported that over 56 percent of Canadian adults have successfully c…

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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.

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Visit Winnipeg to Celebrate Manitoba’s Indigenous Cultures in May

May is a great month to visit Winnipeg, home to over 700,000 people and the capital of the province of Manitoba.  This dynamic city is close to the geographic centre of North America and easily reachable from any major airport worldwide.

Manitoba has a rich First Nations (the Canadian name for N…

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Whistler Strengthens Relationship with Lil'wat Nation and Squamish Nation

The Resort Municipality of Whistler, Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation have entered into an agreement to build stronger government-to-government relationships, and move forward on key areas of mutual interest including intergovernmental coordination, land use planning and management, economic devel…

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Amazon Builds Its Technology Workforce in Vancouver

Online retail giant Amazon continues its love affair with Canada’s west coast, announcing a planned expansion of its Vancouver, British Columbia technology hub.  The expansion will bring an estimated 3,000 new e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning jobs to the province. 

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Prince Edward Island Anticipates Another Strong Lobster Season

Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be Canada’s smallest province but it is big on natural beauty and great food…including fantastic seafood.  Check out Kevin Yarr’s article about the lobster season starting this week. Lobster is big business in Atlantic province and the domestic and export market…

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British Columbia Introduces Cannabis Legislation

The Province of British Columbia has introduced legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.  The proposed Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA) will establish the Province’s exclusive jurisdiction over wholesale distribution of cannabis, and provide aut…

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We Are With You Toronto

Our hearts go out to all Canadians suffering following the tragic events that took place in Toronto today. #Toronto is a great #city, a peaceful city and a strong city. #Canada #Canadian #YongeandFinch #Torontoattack

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 according to a recent article in Business in Calgary.

According to the article, industrial real estat…

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Business Outlook is Positive: Bank of Canada Survey

The Bank of Canada’s latest Business Outlook Survey suggests most Canadian corporations remain positive about business health and the economy despite the Trump-inspired turmoil south of the border.  The survey, released this week, reports that business sentiment continues to be positive, supported…

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Experience Canada Through Movies

Perhaps you have not been to Canada but you have likely seen its stunning, diverse landscapes and character-filled cities in some of the biggest movies and TV shows. Canada is a great place to film movies and television shows because the costs are lower, the film industry labor force is exceptional …

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Canada Remains Among the Happiest Countries in the World

Even with our neighbors to the south in turmoil, Canadians continue to be among the happiest people in the world.  And new arrivals to the country are also happy about choosing Canada as their new  home.

According to the World Happiness Report 2018, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerlan…

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