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Canada Ranks Number 1 for Quality of Life in 2019

Canada once again finishes high on the global scale of best countries in the world.  This time, U.S. News and World Report teamed up with BAV Group and the Wharton School of Business to rank the top countries based on surveying 20,000 global citizens and business decision-makers about issues of…

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Happy Canada Day!

Today, Canada is officially 152 years old. Frequently found at  or near the top of lists for most democratic, safest, most educated, happiest and friendliest country, Canada is a great place to live and visit. 

From coast (Atlantic) to coast (Pacific) to coast (Arctic), Canada offers pristine w…

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Toronto Raptors Win NBA Basketball Championship

Toronto Raptors won the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship this past week, beating the California-based Golden State Warriors in six games. The championship was the first for Toronto and first for any Canadian team in the U.S.-based professional basketball league.

In the spirit of…

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Canada Wins Banknote of the Year with Viola Desmond $10 Bill

 

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Bank of Canada to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2018.

 
With over 150 new banknotes released worldwide during 2018, only 10% were of sufficiently new design t…

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New Study Concludes: Canadians Are A Happy People

Sixty-seven per cent of Canadians report being very happy, generally speaking, and 68 per cent are very satisfied with their lives, according to a recent, nationwide Gandalf Group survey conducted for The Globe and Mail. In contrast, the survey found that just five per cent of Canadians say they are…

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Diet For A New Canada: Health Trends Moving Away From Meat Consumption

In a land of sprawling cattle ranches and thousands of farms, Canadians know the importance agriculture plays in the economy. Increasingly, Canadians seem to be reassessing their dietary choices and recognizing the importance of a diet that stresses new types of proteins other than traditional m…

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Take A Hike On The Longest Recreational Trail In The World

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk or hike all of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories?  Well now you can but make sure you take some time off work.  The Great Trail is 24,000 kilometres (over 14,900 miles) long and spans coast (Atlantic) to coast (Pacific) to coast (Arctic).  Twen…

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Brandon’s New Brand Will Have You Coming Back For More

With the launch of a new regional place brand, the community of Brandon, Manitoba, has cemented its place on the Prairie Canadian landscape as one that warmly invites visitors in and promises them a constant path on which to return.

The centrepiece of Brandon’s new tourism brand is the succinct…

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Ontario’s Energy Mix Gets Greener Everyday Thanks To First Nations Partnerships

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, has completed its first-ever 44-megawatt solar facility at the former Nanticoke Generating Station site.

In 2016, the Independent Electri…

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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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