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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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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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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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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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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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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.

The decis…

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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 according to a recent article in Business in Calgary.

According to the article, industrial real estat…

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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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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 reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative communities, as well as its proximity to Alberta’s la…

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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.

According to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018, Calgary’s economy will grow…

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Okotoks Among Top Ten 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 Places to Invest in Canada.”

The rankings focused on a healthy economy and housing market,…

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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 (4,818 acres) of land from the Municipal District of Foothills.

“Certainly getting that completed was a highl…

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Canada Dominates List of Top Five Most Liveable Cities 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, the Canadian cities of Vancouver (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario) and Calgary (Alberta) rounded out the top five, illustrating the hig…

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Alberta's Diversified Economy - More Than Oil and Gas

Check out Erin Collins article on Alberta’s diversified economy at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-oil-gas-economy-diversification-employment-alberta-1.3349865

For those of us who have lived in Alberta, the province is much more than the oil and gas capital of Canada.  Collins sho…

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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.

1)  Okotoks has frequently been among the fastest growing and most attractive     communities in Alber…

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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 affordable and low-risk presence as they establish themselves in the province and execute on their Canad…

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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 innovative Drake Landing community is working with Town officials to develop an Area Structure Pla…

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