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Vancouver School Board Focuses on Applied Sciences

Do your kids love science?  The Vancouver School Board is partnering with the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. to encourage students to embrace science, technology, engineering and math.  The institutions hope that students will u…

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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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Charlottetown Secures Curling Championship

Curl Atlantic recently awarded Charlottetown its regional curling event - the Curl Atlantic Championship - for the next three years beginning in 2013, marking the first time the provincial capital has partnered with the regional curling association. The Curl Atlantic Championship is the premiere ann…

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Prime Minister's Wife Snowshoes in Wakefield

Laureen Harper showed up at the Frost & Fire Triathlon in Wakefield, Quebec Jan. 26. The wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to keep a low profile, but she couldn’t hide from the local media. Ms. Harper completed a 2.5-kilometre snowshoeing leg of the Bushtukah Frost & Fire Triathlon in Wake…

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Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Ottawa is holding its second Winter Jazz Festival in partnership with Winterlude this year. Check out internationally acclaimed jazz artists and the best local talent performing between January 31 and February 2, 2013

Brandon - Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival

Check out Brandon’s 10th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival, the year’s most diverse and exciting celebration of Brandon’s cultural mosaic.  The free, family-friendly festival runs from January 31 to February 2. There will be 13 cultural pavilions at community venues across the City. Explo…

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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. BestPlaceinCanada.com 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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