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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.

Th…

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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 Ranks in Top Three for Alberta Business Locations

The town of Olds, Alberta continues to punch above its weight class when it comes to doing business. In its November issue, the business-focused Alberta Venture magazine ranked Olds third in its 2013 Best Communities for Business in Alberta feature. Olds was also ranked number one in southern Albert…

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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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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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