Sibling Rivalry

McKenzie Lake and McKenzie Towne have a shared history, but unique identities Two southeast communities conceptualized in the late ’80s and early ’90s are still turning heads 20 years later. McKenzie Lake and McKenzie Towne share a lineage and a location: they are both named after one of the first homesteaders in the area, James […]

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McKenzie Lake and McKenzie Towne have a shared history, but unique identities Two southeast communities conceptualized in the late ’80s and early ’90s are still turning heads 20 years later. McKenzie Lake and McKenzie Towne share a lineage and a location: they are both named after one of the first homesteaders in the area, James […]

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Small Towns on the Big Screen

High River and Okotoks are burgeoning film hubs Even for those who don’t watch CBC’s family-drama series Heartland – now in its 11th season – the town of High River has become synonymous with the show. “Heartland has become a part of the community,” said Irene Kerr, the curator and director of High River’s Museum […]

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High River and Okotoks are burgeoning film hubs Even for those who don’t watch CBC’s family-drama series Heartland – now in its 11th season – the town of High River has become synonymous with the show. “Heartland has become a part of the community,” said Irene Kerr, the curator and director of High River’s Museum […]

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Movie Night

Independent film is alive and well in Calgary’s core As big-box theatres stretch their reach into new communities, independent cinema is being kept alive in the heart of the city by two theatres that continue to draw a crowd, decades after they first opened. The Plaza Theatre in Kensington and the Globe Cinema downtown have […]

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Independent film is alive and well in Calgary’s core As big-box theatres stretch their reach into new communities, independent cinema is being kept alive in the heart of the city by two theatres that continue to draw a crowd, decades after they first opened. The Plaza Theatre in Kensington and the Globe Cinema downtown have […]

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Red Carpet Moment

Calgary region has rich history and bright future on film You’re watching a movie or TV show when something catches your eye. “I know that place!” you exclaim, as a character enters a pizza place on a city street, or rides a horse through a wheat field with a majestic mountain backdrop. Calgary and its […]

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Calgary region has rich history and bright future on film You’re watching a movie or TV show when something catches your eye. “I know that place!” you exclaim, as a character enters a pizza place on a city street, or rides a horse through a wheat field with a majestic mountain backdrop. Calgary and its […]

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Setting the Scene

Calgary’s established, inner-city communities shine on screen It has posed as part of the brutal, snow-covered plains of Minnesota, the demon-riddled streets of Purgatory, and the hospital corridors of a ranching saga. Fargo, Wynonna Earp and Heartland have all filmed in one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods: Bridgeland. The community’s quaint main thoroughfare and surrounding streetscapes […]

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Calgary’s established, inner-city communities shine on screen It has posed as part of the brutal, snow-covered plains of Minnesota, the demon-riddled streets of Purgatory, and the hospital corridors of a ranching saga. Fargo, Wynonna Earp and Heartland have all filmed in one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods: Bridgeland. The community’s quaint main thoroughfare and surrounding streetscapes […]

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Passing the torch

The games are gone, but its legacy lives on W hile the Olympic flame may be long extinguished, warm memories and many benefits of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary are alive and well 30 years later. “The best thing about the Olympic experience was the forethought that went into its legacy,” said Dale Oviatt, […]

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The games are gone, but its legacy lives on W hile the Olympic flame may be long extinguished, warm memories and many benefits of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary are alive and well 30 years later. “The best thing about the Olympic experience was the forethought that went into its legacy,” said Dale Oviatt, […]

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Music Mile

Tyrell Dasilva found the perfect condo on Inglewood’s eclectic main street When it came time to purchase his first home, finding a neighbourhood with a pulse was at the top of the list for 31-year-old entrepreneur Tyrell Dasilva. Dasilva, who owns several businesses, leads a busy life and wanted to find a home in a […]

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Tyrell Dasilva found the perfect condo on Inglewood’s eclectic main street When it came time to purchase his first home, finding a neighbourhood with a pulse was at the top of the list for 31-year-old entrepreneur Tyrell Dasilva. Dasilva, who owns several businesses, leads a busy life and wanted to find a home in a […]

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Love of the land

Silverhorn acreage development focuses on conservation and enhancement of nature For 25 years, Mark Kwasnicki has not only been living in the Bearspaw area on the doorstep of Calgary’s northern boundary, he has also been building large, custom homes for some who would become his neighbours. He knows what people want when it comes to […]

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Silverhorn acreage development focuses on conservation and enhancement of nature For 25 years, Mark Kwasnicki has not only been living in the Bearspaw area on the doorstep of Calgary’s northern boundary, he has also been building large, custom homes for some who would become his neighbours. He knows what people want when it comes to […]

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A little bit country

Bearspaw residents thrive sandwiched between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains Bearspaw is part of Rocky View County, a horseshoe-shaped region that encompasses over 16 communities, including the upscale estate areas of Springbank, Elbow Valley and Bragg Creek. Today, Rocky View County has a population of almost 40,000 people, living in 13,620 dwellings, mostly on acreage-type […]

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Bearspaw residents thrive sandwiched between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains Bearspaw is part of Rocky View County, a horseshoe-shaped region that encompasses over 16 communities, including the upscale estate areas of Springbank, Elbow Valley and Bragg Creek. Today, Rocky View County has a population of almost 40,000 people, living in 13,620 dwellings, mostly on acreage-type […]

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Heritage homebuilding

Classic timber-frame and log homes are the perfect fit for many Alberta acreage properties Attractive acreage properties lend themselves beautifully to some classic building methods: timber-frame construction and natural log homes. Each has its own appeal, and while the homes come at a premium cost, Alberta specialty builders say the results are worth the money. […]

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Classic timber-frame and log homes are the perfect fit for many Alberta acreage properties Attractive acreage properties lend themselves beautifully to some classic building methods: timber-frame construction and natural log homes. Each has its own appeal, and while the homes come at a premium cost, Alberta specialty builders say the results are worth the money. […]

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