There are 13 blog entries for June 2012.
The 2011 list showed an 11.4% increase in the amount of head offices located in Calgary when compared to a year ago, and there was a spike of 31% for total revenue from Calgary-based Canadian companies.
This accelerated growth is just a reflection of the continual activity seen in Calgary head offices during the last 10 years. It also shows the strength seen in Western Canada and proves the fact that Canada’s commodity-based economy is driving the…
Your local bank
If you have a bank that you have been dealing with for years it makes a lot of sense to approach them first for a mortgage. If you have good credit and have been keeping up with your banking commitments, you may have a slight edge by dealing with your own bank. Sometimes when the answer could go either way between an acceptance or…
Recreational properties have long been viewed as a family legacy that can be passed from one generation to the next. They are a place where special memories begin as family members meet to enjoy a much-deserved break from the drudgeries of work. There's something special about these properties and now the 30 - 40 year olds are scooping them up.
The shift towards…
What is composting?
Composting is a natural process of decomposing organic material. This material can either be from animal or plant sources. If you take a walk through the woods you'll see naturally occurring compost on the floor of the forest. All of this material will be consumed by different types of animals that range from large mammals all the way down to microscopic organisms. As a result, compost is formed that helps to create a soft rich soil.
It is easy to set up backyard composting that will…
1. Make homemade play dough
It’s fun to make and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Your children can help you with the stirring as long as you are monitoring them. For this recipe you'll need 4 teaspoons of oil, 2 cups of water, food coloring,…
1. Hold a multi-family garage sale
Grab a few of your neighbors and get them involved in your garage sale as well. The more the merrier when it comes to yard sales. The more activity there is around the tables the better able you'll be to attract a huge crowd of buyers. When you have more than one family holding the sale, extra posters can be put up and there will be a lot of word-of-mouth advertising happening. If everyone that is participating is assigned a specific job, there will be less work involved as well.…
Camping gear essentials
- Tent repair kit
- Sleeping bags
- Bedding pads
- Child carrier
- Air mattresses
- Air mattress pump
- Folding table and chairs
The Scottish Castle
This castle dates back to approximately 1775 and offers warm surroundings that can accommodate up to 12 adults and 4…
Buying a cottage
When you buy a cottage you'll have a lot more freedom. You'll be able to find the right style, perfect location and then you can fix it up to make it your own. If you're the type that absolutely needs to leave the city to get away from it all every weekend, buying a cottage would definitely be the right choice to make. Besides having the flexibility of working on the cottage to make it a dream…
Things are heating up here in Calgary for the summer and if you're looking for some creative ideas to keep your kids occupied we've got quite a few for you to go through. Most of these tried and true ideas use common household objects that you probably already have in your home or inexpensive supplies that can be purchased at a dollar store.
With technology seeming to take over our parenting at every stage of their development it's really nice to give your kids some of the basic games that you used to play when you were young. With a piece of chalk and an empty sidewalk you can build an old-fashioned numbered hopscotch game outside. The neighborhood kids will probably want to get involved and this can actually become a community affair very
If you have decided to relocate during your retirement years there are a few factors that you'll need to consider first. You're probably going to be spending so...Read More
The vacancy rate continues to rise in the private sector as Alberta takes second place in the country according to a new report by the Canadian Federation of In...Read More