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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in CalgaryNo matter the time of day, sometimes there is nothing more delicious than breakfast, be it breakfast for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. When the craving for breakfast food hits, look no further than these Calgary breakfast restaurants to get your fill of eggs, waffles, and more.

EggsOasis

Located on Mainstreet in Airdrie, Alberta is a fantastic eating establishment called EggsOasis. Operating hours are Monday through Sunday 6 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday beginning at 11am.

Two perfectly poached eggs served on a fresh English muffin covered in hollandaise sauce is a favourite among diners at EggsOasis. Don’t prefer poached eggs? No problem. There is something for every diner’s preference at EggsOasis.

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The Best Bistros in CalgaryWhen you're looking to get a bite to eat in Calgary, look no further than the city's long line of delicious bistros, serving up wine and classical French food all day. Are you interested in visiting a Calgary bistro? Try one of these locations, the best of the best in Calgary.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar has been serving Mediterranean comfort food to Calgary residents for almost 20 years. It’s so good that some refer to it as a taste of heaven. They have an amazing food and wine selection, which we will take a look at below, and their prices are considered very affordable for the quality of food you get. The atmosphere is nice and quiet and the staff is professional and very attentive to your needs.

No matter what

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The Best Shopping Malls in Calgary, ABCalgary offers many opportunities for shopping throughout the city. If you've just arrived in the city or you plan to relocate soon, finding the best districts for shopping, malls and stores is important. Here are some of the top places to find the best stores, restaurants and entertainment.

Stephen Avenue Mall

There's an energy to be found along Stephen Avenue Walk that's hard to find anywhere else in Calgary. The street starts at City Hall on the eastern side of the city and heads west from there. It's a place where you'll find entertainment, street vendors, outdoor patios and retail stores; but more than that here is where you'll find raw energy.

The Steven Avenue Mall is surrounded by a variety of places to eat and impressive clubs

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The Best Spring Festivals in CalgaryCalgary will have plenty of things for everybody to enjoy throughout the spring. Some of the top choices coming through the city will arrive later in May. Here are a few of the best upcoming events in Calgary.

Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Festival

For those that love a good laugh every now and again, the Funnyfest, Calgary’s comedy festival is coming to town and they are inviting you – yes you – to join in on the fun and laugh a little.

Not only can you find some of the best comedians – both new and old – but there are many things to eat, products to buy and an all-around good time. A group of volunteers who are giving up their free time to ensure you are entertained puts on this entire comedy festival. Coming is a great way to show your

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The Cookbook Co. Cooking Business is Providing Cooking Lessons For Calgary

The Cookbook Co. Cooks satisfies your hunger for all things culinary. It's a destination to purchase specialty ingredients, quality cookware, and chef-inspired cookbooks. It's also your source for corporate and gift baskets for the foodie, chef or baker in your life; and let's not forget about their cooking classes, culinary vacation escapes, and catering.

"Back in 1984, we were selling cookbooks, so the name [The Cookbook Co.] seemed like a natural fit, says owner Gail Norton about the start and evolution of the company. "When we moved into our current space, we were dreaming up new and unusual names, but a good friend suggested adding the word 'cooks' on the end to embrace the expanded aspects of the business — selling specialty cookware and

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Why Calgary is a Great Place to LiveThe Calgary area of Alberta Canada is a great place to live and work. When it comes down to the things to do there, you'll have so many opportunities.

Calgary Is the Largest Town in Alberta

The town of Calgary is the largest in Alberta. It is surrounded by two rivers the Bow and the Elbow. Calgary is a great place for people who enjoy the outdoors because of the water and the mountains. There are no provincial sales tax and any tax rates are at a standard 10% of your income. You can ski in the winter and hike in the summer. There are an unlimited number of water sports you can enjoy in one of the two rivers including water skiing, water jet riding, and much more.

The city is divided into SE, SW, NE, and NW and is in a grid format. You can

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The Best Earth Day Events in CalgaryThe theme of Earth Day 2019 is ‘Protect Our Species,' a campaign designed to raise education and awareness about the increasing rates of extinct species and the consequences of this plight. The best Earth Day events in Calgary this year will also focus on:

  • Building and activating a global movement that embraces the value of nature.
  • Encouraging individuals to consume a greater plant-based diet.
  • Promoting organic growing practices free of herbicide and pesticide use.
  • Achieving governmental policy changes to protect a broader variety of species and their habitats.

Be a part of these efforts by attending or participating in some local Calgary Earth Day Events this year such as these fun activities.

2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile

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Home Security Systems: Which is Best For You?When it comes to picking a security system for a home, it isn’t a “one size fits all” sort of things. There are many different types of devices and systems that range from just basic alarms to 24/7 professional surveillance. Some homeowners want all the bells and whistles, while some just want that little bit of extra security to give them a little peace of mind. Some new construction homes that are purchased may even already have a security system installed. But what really is the difference between the different types of security systems? Here are the main types and what sets them apart from each other.

Local Alarms

The first type of system is for the homeowner who just wants a little extra peace of mind. Local alarms consist of basic

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The Best Season to Buy Real EstateHow do you know when the timing is just right to buy a new home in Calgary? Is is the feeling that you have deep inside that carries you forward towards signing the contract on the dotted line? Could it be the finances finally fit together and you now have all of your ducks in a row financially? Probably it's a combination of both that are going to lead you towards making the decision to buy.

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

Knowing That The Timing Is Right

Most people that have been saving for a new place have an incredible feeling at some point that they are ready to go ahead and put down their down payment. It's usually been a

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How to Buy a Home With KidsYou're making a move to Calgary and have brought along your kids to be a part of the house hunting adventure. You have a lot of territory to cover within the next few days and a lot to get done before heading back home. You’re hoping that you'll be able to find the right Calgary home on this trip so that you don't have to return again to start a new search. The kids will need to be handled so that they go with the flow as best as possible and remain happy so that things can get accomplished.

Here are some of the do's and don'ts that you should follow when you're house hunting with your children.

How to Involve Your Children in Home-Buying

Do:

Allow your children to be a part of things. The more they feel involved and a part of the

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