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...

The Ultimate Rental Moving Checklist

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Moving to a new apartment should be exciting. However, what makes the whole experience stressful, is being unprepared. Organizing and preparing can help you remove the anxiety. The following tips might help you to make the move easier. Read your current lease to discover proper protocol for i...

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...

Dress for success

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Dressing for a job, an interview etc. is a source of anxiety for everyone at some point in their career. Each company is different, so it can be nerve-racking not knowing what the proper dress code is, what you can and can't wear. You want to make the best impression, of course, and your clothes say...

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...

Apartment decor, loft style

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Nestled in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline District is Avenue Tower,  boutique-style loft apartments. High ceilings, exposed heating pipes, concrete walls and floors – these unique suites are gems. And these lofts will definitely test your decorating skills, which one tenant took head-o...

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 ...