Mainstreet: Working to end homelessness in Calgary

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Having worked for The Mustard Seed for a year I do understand and appreciate the essential services they provide within our city. I’m glad that Mainstreet, as a landlord, works with all of the various organizations that exist to assist our neighbours in their times of need, in the many different c...

Apartment Balcony Gardening Ideas

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On visits to our buildings I am frequently frustrated, surprised and disappointed that so many balconies are being used for storage, collection of unwanted things, and even garbage disposal. I come from a country where people take great pride decorating even the smallest balconies with plants, pa...

Essential qualities of a leader

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The following are some qualities a good leader should have: Be a Role Model Set yourself as an example in front of other people. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Show respect and concern for your team members, always inspire them to push their boundaries. Act like the leader you think you can be....

Healthy body, healthy mind.

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I spent the last 8 months changing my attitude towards my life and my body. I lost 50 pounds and managed to gain 20 pounds of lean muscle. With the mental demands of being a Regional Property Manager at Mainstreet Equity Corp., I never could have imagined the type of benefits having a healthy body w...

Reach your Zen spot – by uncluttering your apartment

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We all own sh*t. Some of it’s useful, most of it is not, and it’s holding us back from reaching our Zen spot. To reach your Zen spot you need to clear your mind, to clear your mind, you need to clear your space. The more material baggage you carry around, the more mental energy you waste t...

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 Dinner Party Food Ideas (Entertaining guests in your apartment, on a budget)

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First and foremost, make it at home. Set your kitchen up for fun and functionality. Don’t throw your money out the window by catering your dinner party. Catering is for large events, such as weddings, receptions, and visits from the Queen of England, where cooking the food yourself would be nea...

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...