Where to live in Edmonton

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The new Ice District In Edmonton has been getting all of the attention recently, but just two minutes West is a great urban living experience that is already well established. One of the oldest, most walkable neighbourhoods in Edmonton, The Oliver Area and 124th Street (which even has its own websit...

MacEwan University Student Guide to Living It Up

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So you've done it. You've worked hard and are about you start your first year at MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB). You've paid your tuition, rent, and purchased every book you need for your classes. With all of that taken care of you quickly realize, like so many other post secondary students, that...

5 Hidden Gems to Discover in Vancouver

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Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world certainly has its perks. Here are my top 5 hidden gems found in Vancouver. I chose the less advertised, free or inexpensive adventures. These are the places I bring all my visitors to see and places I myself visit again and again. Lynn...

Vote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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As we are all aware, October 19th, 2015 is Election day in Canada. Despite the importance of this day, it is all too easy to push it to the bottom of our ‘To Do list’ and think, “My vote won’t make any difference,” or “I know that my candidate has enough votes to win.” Ask yourself, ...

Reasons that make City Park a desired community in Saskatoon

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When moving to a new city you’re always on the lookout for a locality that gives you the maximum benefits at a reasonable cost. City Park is one such core neighbourhood. It is situated in the centre of Saskatoon surrounded by beautiful parks, schools, the University and has excellent transport opt...

Reviewing the benefits to renting that are more than just about money

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Home prices, particularly in Canada’s major cities, continue to increase as the combination of low interest rates, strong demand, and high land/construction costs continue to put upward pressure on prices. Increasingly, home ownership is becoming more of a challenge, particularly for first-time bu...

How to meet new people in Calgary (or most other cities in Canada)

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Are you new to Calgary? (or Edmonton, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Surrey, Abbotsford or most cities in Canada?) Moved into a brand new apartment (like Mainstreet) and want to meet new people? Going to university/college and looking for some cool activities to do? I moved to Calgary a few years ago, and s...

Top 5 things to consider when choosing your apartment

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We all make decisions everyday, some are incidental, like what colour of socks to put on in the morning, some are big, like a vehicle purchase. Small decisions allow you to flaunt the consequences, large decisions require you to carry out your due diligence before making it, as the ramifications can...

Is Calgary bicycle-friendly? Cycle Track Review

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Copenhagenize Index 2015 has ranked 20 of the worlds most bicycle-friendly cities. Copenhagen overtook Amsterdam for first place and these two cities still dominate. Buenos Aires stomps the competition and nails the South American continent. Montreal clings on to 20th spot and now has North American...

Metro LRT line to finally open in Edmonton

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Metro LRT line to finally open in Edmonton; connecting MEQ properties, NAIT, MacEwan, Connor McDavid, and Ice District to existing north-south line It’s official. The City of Edmonton’s Transportation Services Department finally announced that the long awaited Metro LRT line to NAIT will open...