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Happy 2022 from Best Place in Canada

Happy New Year from our team to you! We have a feeling many people will be saying goodbye to 2021 with a sign of relief. And contrary to what the mainstream news or politicians may be telling you, we can make 2022 as good as we decide it should be. Canadians and Canadian communities have the opportu…

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Salmon Rescue: A Good News Story to End a Tough Year in British Columbia

After a year of pandemic, wildfires and flooding, Canada's beautiful, westernmost province needs some uplifting news. Here is a great story from the Business in Vancouver website. Community members from the Sto:lo and Sumas First Nations, and environmentalists from the Pacific Salmon Foundation, res…

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Merry Christmas from Best Place in Canada

To all our readers who celebrate Christmas, we wish you a very happy and joy-filled holiday season. Christmas is a time for family and friends, for giving and remembering those less fortunate than ourselves. As we continue to deal with the public health crises and subsequent social and economic cris…

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"Ottawa Ambassadors" Initiative Launched by Ottawa Business Community

Today at the Ottawa Economic Outlook, the Ottawa Ambassador Initiative was launched to synergize the efforts of the Ottawa Board of Trade, the City of Ottawa, Invest Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism in mobilizing proud citizens from local businesses and the broader community to be “Ottawa Ambassadors.”

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Swoop Airlines Offers Nine New Routes from Edmonton

Low cost airline Swoop has added nine new routes from Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta.

The new routes will connect Edmonton to: the national capital of Ottawa; Charlottetown, Halifax and Moncton in Atlantic Canada; Comox and Kelowna in British Columbia; and Regina and Saskatoon in Sas…

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BC Communities: We Are With You

In the face of unprecedented flooding in much of southwest BC and parts of Vancouver Island, we want to send our sincerest wishes for the safety of those affected by this disaster. For our readers unfamiliar with the situation, communities have been cut off from access due not only to the flooding a…

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Lest We Forget. Canada Honours Sacrifices of its Veterans

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. This country's brave women and men have fought for freedom and human rights in wars and conflicts around the world.

Today we acknowledge their sacrifices and are reminded that freedom is not free - we must be vigilant to protect it. Whether that threat is on th…

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Calgary Chamber of Commerce Responds to Canada's COP26 Announcement

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s President and CEO, Deborah Yedlin, issued the following statement on the federal announcement at COP26 and province's emissions reduction investment:

Ms. Yedlin stated “Industry and government leaders agree climate change is one of the most pressing issues of o…

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Toronto and Ottawa Boards of Trade Partner to Deliver Trade Accelerator Program

With consumers, work forces and industries making significant shifts online, the world is clamouring for technology and communications solutions. To help local Ontario firms meet that demand, a successful business support program is expanding province-wide.

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is …

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Highway Thru Hell Episode Features Stunning Terrain Around Lillooet

The popular Discover Channel program Highway Thru Hell recently filmed an episode on the rugged and sometimes treacherous roads around Lillooet, British Columbia.  The TV program, which features the exploits and expertise of a heavy tow-truck crew under extreme conditions, filmed its first episode e…

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Happy Canada Day!

Today, Canada celebrates its 153rd birthday. While 2020 has been a challenging year in Canada and around the world, I still feel blessed to live here. 

Canada remains one of the safest, friendliest and most tolerant countries in the world. Our rights and freedoms remain strong at a time when aut…

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Canada Practices Caremongering During Covid-19 Crisis

In the face of fear and uncertainty over the pandemic, Canadians are being...well...Canadian by doing what they can to take care of each other and society's most vulnerable people. Across the nation, people are "caremongering" instead of scaremongering, ensuring people who need help and support can …

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Looking for North American Tech Talent? Check out these Canadian Cities

Recognition of Canada’s innovative and competitive technology sector keeps pouring in.  According to CBRE Group Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, Toronto is North America's third-ranked market for tech talent, coming in just behind the San Francisco Bay Area an…

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What Do You Think of Ottawa's Chateau Laurier Expansion Plan?

Ottawa, Canada's national capital, is as calm as it is beautiful...until someone tries to mess with the Chateau Laurier, one of its most iconic, historical buildings. The 660,000 square foot French Gothic building was built over three years starting in 1909. 

Situated downtown and adjacent to Ca…

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Incentive Program Boosts Solar Energy Technologies in Prince Edward Island

Energy conscious residents of Charlottetown and other great communities on Prince Edward Island now have access to Canada's best clean energy incentive program thanks to a partnership between the provincial government and the federal government's Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.

According …

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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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