Apartment Roommates: An Integral Part of Student Life

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The word roommate is a familiar term for students and young working professionals. For some this might send shivers down their spines having had some bad experiences and for some this might possibly be the best time of their lives. No matter what kind of experience you might have had, it always ...

Time to be thankful: A Christmas Story

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I am thankful that my mother is visiting my family for the first time to Canada and last week she decided she wanted to go to church. I must confess I haven’t been to church in ages so it was kind of hard for me to swallow. At first I made arrangements for a family friend to come pick her up and t...

5 Fabulous Eateries in Central Edmonton

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Everyone has days where they get home from work and just don't want to cook. Thankfully, if you're living with us at Mainstreet, our buildings are considered to be in prime locations for a multitude of reasons, including a large number of excellent restaurants located near our buildings. Tres Car...

5 reasons to be bullish on Calgary and Edmonton

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The Resilience of Alberta's Urban Centres Uncertainty is at an all-time high in Alberta. It seems as though there are countless factors contributing to a perfect storm that is decelerating the economy and raising questions about the future of the province (low oil prices, NDP Provincial Governmen...

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...

Take control of your money and long-term financial freedom

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Can’t remember if you paid your rent or utility bill on time?, if so, then it means your money controls you. However, when you have a reasonable personal budget that guides you to keeping bills paid on time and reducing debts, you control your money. Letting money control you can make your life...

Mainstreet’s water conservation strategies

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Water is one of the six most drained natural resources by our seven billion people. Fresh water only makes up 2.5% of the total volume of the world’s water, 97.5% of the water on earth is actually salt water. 70% of fresh water is in the form of ice and permanent snow, thus animal and man has acce...

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....

5 Easy ways to make your apartment look new to you

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Have you been living in the same apartment for a while, and want to make it look different without incurring too much cost? Here are some great ideas to make your apartment feel like you just moved in – on the cheap! Move your Furniture around This is the easiest way to put a whole new spin...