Calgary among the world’s top 5 most livable cities in 2015

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The Economist magazine released its annual Global Livability Ranking, naming Calgary as one of the best places to live in the world in 2015. The ranking considers a variety of factors related to healthcare, environment, educational resources, infrastructure, and safety to determine the rankings. According to the report, three Canadian cities were ranked in the top 5 – Vancouver, rated …

Labour Day – September 7th, 2015

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The first Monday of September in Canada is known as Labour Day. This day was originally used to campaign for workers’ rights. Labour day was originally granted by Primeminister John Thompson, as a way to appease the growing labour movement by giving workers a day off. John Thompson incidentally was the first Catholic Primeminister of Canada, and at a time …

Canada has the Best Reputation in 2015

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Canada is the most reputable country in 2015 based on political, environmental, and economic factors, according to the last report from the Reputation Institute. In this annual report, 55 countries’ reputations are compared and discovered. The followings are the 10 best countries with the best reputations according this study: Rank Country 1 Canada 2 Norway 3 Sweden 4 Switzerland 5 …

Canadian Income Survey, released 2015-07-18

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The median after-tax income of Canadian economic families and persons not in an economic family was $53,500 in 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012. The median after-tax income of economic families of two or more people was $72,200, while for persons not in an economic family, the median was $28,200 in 2013.Median after-tax income by family type Families whose highest income …

Alberta Family Fishing Weekends – July 11 and 12, 2015

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Alberta Family Fishing Weekends occurs twice a year. On July 11 and 12, 2015, Albertans and visitors are invited to go fishing on water bodies (not in national parks), no license required. Please keep in mind that Alberta fishing regulations still apply. For more information about the Alberta Family Fishing Weekends please visit: My Wild Alberta

Did you know? – Cultural Fact

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Children in Vietnam may be named as in order of birth. The first born may be named Ca (which means big/biggest), the second child Hai (means two), the third child Ba (means three) and so on. Caged birds (for example, sparrows) are often seen on sale in the cities of Vietnam. They are not to be kept as pets (except …

Stampede on a Budget

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This year’s Calgary Stampede is fast approaching. The event will run for 10 days from July 3 – July 12, 2015. Here are a few ways to get the Stampede experience on a budget: Value Days 1. Sneak-A-Peek Thursday, July 2, 2015 (select areas) | 5:00pm – 12:00am $9 admission from 5:00pm to 12:00am 2. Suncor Family Day Sunday, July …

Canada Day in Calgary

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This year’s Canada Day celebrates Canada’s 148th birthday. Calgary has a number of events planned throughout the city. To help people get around to the different events, the City of Calgary is providing free shuttle bus services between various sites in the downtown core, including Eau Claire, Olympic Plaza and Fort Calgary. The shuttle service will run from 11:00am – …

Minimum Wage to reach $11.20

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Alberta’s minimum wage will increase from $10.20 to $11.20 on October 1st, 2015. The minimum wage in Alberta is currently the lowest in Canada, but will become the second highest once the one dollar increase is in effect.  This increase is part of the Alberta NDP government’s plan of bringing minimum wage to $15 by 2018, which would become the …

Family Doctors in Calgary

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June 29, 2015 – A new website was launched today to connect Calgarians to family doctors. The website includes an interactive map explaining where the available doctors are located, their gender, phone number and languages spoken. It is recommended that everyone has a family doctor. Please visit and try using the map.