Creating Positive Energy in Mainstreet’s Head Office

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Feng shui is an ancient Asian art of placement developed thousands of years ago, which helps to enhance and improve the flow of energy through your environment. Feng shui (translated from Chinese meaning “wind” “water”) is commonly known for its modern applications in interior and architectu...

Email vs. Phone: Pick up the Phone and Call

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While it is generally true that older generations prefer to call a person directly, and younger generations tend to send off an email instead, there are pros and cons for both methods of communication in the office. On busy days, I receive upwards of 100 emails, and my executives easily have double ...

Tenant Insurance: be an informed renter

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I believe that a lot of people understand the concept of insurance – 'you pay to cover yourself for any unforeseen circumstances that may result in a substantial financial loss'. For tenants who live in a Mainstreet Equity property, or any other apartment, may have a misconception that the landlo...

Pan American Games: Lessons from an insider

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The Pan American Games recently wrapped up in Toronto and the home crowd was treated to a record haul of Canadian medals. As a long time national team member, it was with a great amount of pride and a little bit of envy that I watched the results of my friends roll in and medal counts climb. It’s ...

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...

Study Abroad To-Do List for International Students

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Study Abroad To-Do List for International Students Travelling abroad for studies can be an exciting event for all international students. The most interesting element that creates a lot of curiosity within the minds of a student is the thought of visiting a new place, meeting new friends and inte...

5 tips to work smarter, not just harder, at Mainstreet

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While working at a fast-paced work environment - like Mainstreet’s - can feel overwhelming at first, with some time management tips, it can transit into an exhilarating and exciting workplace. Understand why it's a fast-paced environment. Several factors could result in a fast-paced environ...

Coach Sheena (+ 9) reviews some of life’s lessons

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I have been blessed with a son that wants to try everything; he is a sports enthusiast and so Spring 2015 comes along and he wants to play ball…and soccer…taekwondo; it seems a bit much but we will figure it out. Just when I think that we cannot get busier we need to volunteer for the Minor Spor...

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...

16 tips for furnishing small apartments: not so difficult after all

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When it comes to furnishing small spaces, less is more. Concentrate on functionality. Before you move into a new apartment, take some time to map out how you want your new apartment to be laid out as well as the look and feel. Don’t just haul up your grandma’s couch four flights of stairs on...