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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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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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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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Calgary and Toronto Rank 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 Metropolitan Area (CMA) against 23 other metropolitan areas around the globe.  Canada’s largest city, Toron…

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Okotoks Starts 2015 with More Businesses 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 from the previous year.  Factoring in businesses that were no longer operating in Okotoks, this prog…

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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 not only shows vision and leadership for his or her community, but also acts on that vision to creat…

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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 June.  Make no mistake.  These are new families and professionals moving in, not people leaving.


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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.

The television show also featured challenges in Calgary, including one on North America's faste…

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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 called #10 Browning Street (a play on the British Prime Minister’s residence) was created using han…

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The Guardian Ranks Alberta 9th for Travel in 2014

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 Park's Glacier Skyway as well as world-class skiing at Lake Louise and other resorts and hills in the R…

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Olds Gets National Exposure for Community-owned 1 Gigabyte Network

Check out this great CBC article on Olds, Alberta and its leading-edge, ultra-fast broadband fibre network available to all businesses and residents.  This town of 8300 people offers blazing fast bandwidth at affordable prices, surpassing Internet speeds in any community in Canada.

Combined with i…

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Calgary Stampede Starts Today!

Alberta's largest party begins today as Calgarians and many other Albertans continue to overcome devastating floods that staggered the province over the last two weeks.

In typical Alberta style and resourcefulness, Stampede organizers and volunteers decided the world-famous Stampede would take plac…

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Calgary Named Best Place to Live among Large Cities

According to MoneySense magazine, Calgary is Canada’s most liveable large city in 2013, jumping from its rank of 12th in 2012.  Sunny skies, employment opportunities, a strong economy and a dynamic housing market all contribute to Calgary’s appeal for metropolitan living.

Calgary is also an ho…

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Calgary Soul of the City Speaker Series

On Wednesday, January 23, Calgary Economic Development held the fourth session in its Soul of the City speaker series. This session explored public art and its impact on the social, cultural and economic fabric of Calgary. A panel discussed everything from Calgary's commitment to adding art to publi…

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