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The best Christmas markets in Calgary

The time has come for Christmas celebrations, gatherings, and parties for all! Calgary is filled with plenty to do throughout the winter season, whether you are a fan of the outdoors or prefer to stay huddled close to the fire. It is a time for family and friends, cheer and joy. But aren’t you forgetting something? The gifts! With only a few weeks left until Christmas, it is time to get busy on that last-minute Christmas shopping! Thankfully, there is an abundance of Calgary Christmas markets filled with handmade local goods, delicious treats, and other amazing gifts for you to explore. Take a look at these Calgary Christmas markets and find the perfect gift for that special someone!

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Dates: November

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Business Spotlight for Alberta Apparel

Alberta Apparel Showcases and Uplifts the Province

Alberta Apparel is made in Canada and designed and decorated right here in Alberta. This is clothing inspired by and designed for the active Albertan lifestyle.

"I saw that no one was producing a Made-in-Canada line of apparel to represent our beautiful province," explains President and founder, Thomas Mo. "I also wanted to start my own business and learn from the experiences of being an entrepreneur. I wanted our company to be an example of how to be local, source locally, and be ethical and sustainable, yet profitable too."

"I am determined to succeed," he continues, speaking to what sets his brand apart. "I have networked with many companies and individuals to learn from them, and to do

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Celebrating Remembrance Day in Calgary

Remembrance Day is a holiday where Canadians across the country will take the time to recognize and remember the men and women who gave their lives to protect our country. Originally called Armistice Day, Remembrance Day has always involved a moment of silence on November the 11th at the eleventh hour (11:00am) that marked the end of the first World War. It was in the year of 1931 that it was decided that November 11th would be a day dedicated to remembering.

For this upcoming holiday, whether you are honouring one of the fallen, remembering all that has happened, or taking a moment to give thanks for the peace our country has, there are a number of events for Remembrance Day in Calgary that you can join. Take a look at these upcoming events and

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Business Spotlight for Top Grass Cattle Co

Top Grass Cattle Co. leads the way with sustainable, ethical, grass-fed cattle.

Top Grass Cattle Co. ethically raises grass-fed cattle on the prairies just outside of Drumheller. The cows eat grass that is native to the area, and their cattle have plenty of space to roam freely under the bright blue sky. For Calvin Raessler, CEO and founder of Top Grass, launching this company was deeply personal.

"I wanted my life to have meaning and fulfillment," says Raessler. "I loved my ranch, loved working with my animals, and wanted to provide a product and/or service that was good for my family, friends, customers and future generations. We are raising our animals with the best care and respect that helps manage our land and environment to produce more

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Four Home Improvements That Could Actually Hurt Your Home's ValueHome improvements are supposed to drive up your Coventry Hills home value, but not all of them are good for your home. Some home improvements can actually make your home less desirable to buyers, which can make selling your home more difficult. If you're a homeowner and you're thinking about making a home improvement sometime in the next few months, be careful when making the following home upgrades.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Changing a Bedroom Into Something Else

Home buyers like bedrooms. Changing a bedroom into something like a home office or a recording studio only reduces the number of bedrooms in the home. Doing this only

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The Best November Events in Calgary

It may not be Christmas yet, but with November here you can be sure that it's right around the corner! The fresh snow will be twinkling on the trees, boots will line the hallway, and the sound of children's laughter will float through the cool crisp air. It is these magical moments of November that get Calgarians excited for the cozy winter season!

For those proactive individuals, November is the best time to search the malls for the perfect gift, take the time to enjoy the less-busy weekend and evening events, and stroll through the upcoming Christmas markets! Grab a hot chocolate, your boots, and your mittens, because there is plenty to do in Calgary this November! Take a look at all of the upcoming events happening around the city this month that

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Investment Property in Calgary ABIf you are considering investing in property abroad – and, more specifically, in Calgary, Canada – there are a number of matters you’ll need to consider before taking the leap. From the status of the Canadian property market itself to the steps you should take in order to adhere to all relevant legislation, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, in this article, Property Solvers (experts at helping UK homeowners that need to sell fast) have put together a few tips to help you on your way.

Educate Yourself on the Price of Calgary Property

As of late summer 2019, the average price of a house in Calgary was C$420,500 or just over £250,500. This represents a 2.7% drop when compared to the same period in 2018.

In the UK, this figure

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The best Halloween Events in Calgary

In only a few short days we will be surrounded by goblins, ghouls, witches, cats, and pumpkins! The holiday of spooks and scares has finally arrived and the anticipation can be felt throughout Calgary! If Halloween is your favourite time of year and a good ghost story or jump scare puts a smile on your face, then you will not want to miss out on any of the following events this October. Take a look at the spookiest Halloween events going on in Calgary, and scare in the season of fright with events that will make your heart race faster!

Hex Halloween and Entertainment Expo — October 11-14th

As the first expo for the season, the Hex Halloween and Entertainment Expo is one of the biggest Halloween events not to be missed! This season-specific

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Winterizing Your Home: 4 Easy Strategies Every Homeowner Should KnowEveryone who lives in a climate where winters get cold has probably heard of winterizing, or the act of preparing a home so it’s protected against extreme temperatures. Winterizing can be done in many different ways, some more intensive than others. Fortunately, busy Conventry Hills homeowners don’t have to spend a lot of time winterizing their home each year. There is a number of different easy ways homeowners can prepare their home for the winter that don’t require very much effort or time. Here are some examples of those winterizing strategies.

1. Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse

When using a ceiling fan normally in the summertime, they force the air in the room to circulate, cooling it down. However, most ceiling fans now have a switch on them

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How Foreclosures Work in CanadaForeclosure refers to the lender receiving permission to sell a home because the homeowner was unable to meet their mortgage payments. In Canada, the rules of foreclosure will vary based on province, and may or may not involve the court system as an intermediary. The foreclosure process can be a lengthy and complicated one, so it helps for Panorama Hills homeowners to do their homework.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Lenders Will Wait

If a homeowner is unable to come up with their payment, they may have up to several months before their lender will even begin foreclosure proceedings. Ultimately, this depends on the lender, but homeowners

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