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Will Ottawa Develop a Trendy Distillery District?

Steps are being taken to free up land in the Preston Street area to support the idea of a Distillery District adjacent to Ottawa’s Little Italy.  Modelled on Toronto’s Distillery District, the concept would see a collection of restored industrial buildings housing studios, shops, galleries, cafés an…

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Farewell Penny

This week, Canada said goodbye to the one cent coin. The penny is being retired because it actually costs 1.6 cents to produce and the federal government believes it can save $11 million a year by getting rid of the coins. Will merchants round up or down to the nearest five cents?

Community-owned Fibre Network Launched

Congratulations to Olds, Alberta for launching Canada’s first and fastest community-owned broadband fibre network.  On January 29, a large crowd gathered at Olds’ state-of-the-art Trans Canada Theatre to witness the internet, television, phone and connectivity offerings of O-NET, a company owned by …

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St. Albert to Rebuild After Landmark Burns

Our thoughts go out to St. Albert, Ontario following the devastating blaze at the historic landmark, the St. Albert Cheese Factory.  We are thankful no one was hurt and are inspired to hear that the factory will be re-built to continue the tradition of great cheese-making in the community.  Best Pla…

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New Space Boosts Arts in Vancouver

Last week, Vancouver City Council awarded the lease of a City-owned warehouse at 281 Industrial Avenue to The Arts Factory, comprising Great Northern Way Scene Shop and Arts Factory Society, to be used as affordable, multi-tenant artist studios and production space. The Arts Factory will primarily b…

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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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Welcome to the Best Place in Canada

Looking for the perfect place to live, work and play?  Look no further. is the premier site for information about the best cities, towns and villages in Canada.  Whether you are looking for a coastal community, desert oasis or the bright lights of the big city, we can help fin…

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