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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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Canada's Cool Capital

Check out this great article on Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.  Long-time Globe and Mail journalist John Ibbitson helps to dispel the myth of Ottawa as a government town with little personality.  As a former long-time resident of this beautiful, multicultural city of over one million people, I …

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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 18 and is Western Canada’s largest food festival with over 350,000 visitors sampling fantastic food and listening to great music. Check it out in Cap…

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Loving Victoria British Columbia: One Artist’s Take on BC’s Capital City

When I reflect on British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria, I think of a relaxed west coast vibe, great food and beautiful nature.  But there is more to this Vancouver Island city. Check out this great article by Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Jacque…

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Amazon Grows its Business in Ottawa

Retail giant Amazon continues its Canadian love affair with its recent announcement of a new warehouse and distribution centre in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital.  The facility is expected to create an estimated 600 jobs with Amazon and an additional 1500 jobs in the local economy. Unlike the prev…

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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't always get right, we recognize the need to improve and safeguard rights and freedoms of every mem…

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