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Calgary Drive Times Among Lowest in Canada

Drive Times and Traffic in Calgary   Calgary has one of the lowest commute times in Canada,  I know it may not seem like it when you are stuck in traffic but I assure you it could be worse. Calgary is also very lucky to have several main roadways with minimal to no traffic lights. Between Stoney Trail, Crowchild Trail, … [Read more...]

Calgary Interactive Maps

Calgary Interactive Maps! Calgary was rated the 5th best city to live in the world again for 2011 by the Economist, a highly respected and widely read news magazine. The Toronto Board of Trade also ranked our wonderful city as the third most prosperous in this years prosperity index. It seems we have many unique statistics and … [Read more...]

Chinese Demand Alberta Real Estate

Smart Chinese Real Estate Buyers Come to Alberta Seems the smart Chinese real estate investors are starting to find out about the "Alberta Advantage".  With Canada's best growth forecasts and World Leading Economic Growth plus the Best Migration in Canada, the lowest tax rates in Canada and NO PST/HST or Land transfer taxes, … [Read more...]

Alberta Baby Boom Part 2

The Alberta Baby Boom Part 2                     Albertans have more births that any other province, primarily due to us having the lowest median age among all Provinces. You can also see from the chart above that Alberta and Saskatchewan lead … [Read more...]

Everyone Loves Calgary

A Report Card on Calgary Its no secret that I LOVE Calgary,  and I have this list of 20 reasons and counting to explain why! Besides my reasons there are many sources that agree with me. Sources that have done comparisons to other great Canadian cities and cities across the world. Of special mention is the Economist Intelligene … [Read more...]

Alberta – North America`s Job Leader

Alberta`s Report Card is In A lot of Calgarians have started school this week and  parents will be seeing report cards in a few months. Alberta just got its most recent report card and we did amazingly well according to a report from the Fraser Institute. According to their report: Measuring Labour Markets In Canada And The … [Read more...]

Calgary Baby Boom

Babies Galore in Calgary Further to a story I wrote the other day about how Calgary is the youngest of major Canadian cities,  I'm sure a lot of you feel like this year you have seen more baby bumps than you have in a long time, since 2007 in fact. In 2007 Calgary broke the record for most babies born in a year in Alberta with … [Read more...]

The Youngest City in Canada

Comparing Alberta's Young and Old Demographics play a big role in society. Government's must allocate funding towards more services like schools or more retirement homes and health care services depending on the populations age distribution and demand. According to Statistics Canada, it looks like Calgary will be focusing … [Read more...]

Downtown Calgary Office Market

Calgary is the Economic Heart of the West Considering Calgary is home to the second largest concentration of head offices in canada and is Canada's oil and gas capital, it is always a positive sign when the downtown office market is doing well. Recently Commercial Real estate firm Colliers International put out a report saying … [Read more...]

The Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport 4th Runway Development The Calgary International airport (now known as "YYC")  is Canada's fourth busiest airport by passenger traffic and third busiest by aircraft movement. To accomodate the busy schedule and increase capacity the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is planning to build a fourth … [Read more...]

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