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Slow cooker makes bean preparation easy

Slow cooker makes bean preparation easy

Troy Media – By Susan Palmquist

One of my favourite budget foods are beans . . . and they’re good for you too. Beans contain no fat, lots of protein and are high in fibre, which experts say most of us don’t get enough of these days. Plus, with so many varieties available, you might never get bored. Continue Reading

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Coming out in Canada

Coming out in Canada

Troy Media – by Richard Ryder

I always knew I was gay. Well, not “GAY.” I didn’t know there was a name for it, but I knew I was different. Continue Reading

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Coming out in America

Coming out in America

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My family and I had joined the Mormon Church in 1995, two years after we immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong. Continue Reading

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Don’t navigate winter without a good set of snow tires

Don’t navigate winter without a good set of snow tires

Calgary may be famous for its chinooks, but it’s still a winter city.  That means plenty of snow and, sometimes, awful roads that are a real challenge to navigate.  David Waldron of Braeside Insurance says installing snow tires just makes good sense. Continue Reading

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DON’T SPEND YOUR LIFE PAYING FOR AN ACCIDENT

DON’T SPEND YOUR LIFE PAYING FOR AN ACCIDENT

You have raised your kids to be self-sufficient and responsible.  You’ve given them the tools they need to succeed and now the time has come for them to go out on their own.  Regardless of their age when they leave home, do your young adults know the importance of a tenant’s policy? Do you? Continue Reading

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IS THE MARKET ON THE RISE?

IS THE MARKET ON THE RISE?

Calgary’s real estate market over the past several years has been a guessing game for buyers and sellers alike.  Will listings go up or down? Will prices go up or down? Do I wait to list or buy? Is now the right time? Doug Hayden of Kim and Doug Royal Lepage says that now is the time for the indecisive buyer to hop off the fence and get serious. Continue Reading

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GET PAID TO HEAT YOUR HOME

GET PAID TO HEAT YOUR HOME

“Some day people will look back on today and see this as a turning point,” says Jason Goodwill of Statesman Homes when referring to the latest in self-sustaining community features: Geothermal energy.  Geothermal has become a common term but what is it? Continue Reading

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A HOME DESIGNED WITH DIVERSITY IN MIND

A HOME DESIGNED WITH DIVERSITY IN MIND

Each company says that it listens to its customers, but it is rare to see one that truly acts on that information.  Excel Homes has created a new home, specifically designed with their diverse home owners in mind. Continue Reading

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LIVE CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

LIVE CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

Few Calgary views are more beautiful than the ones found in Cougar Ridge.  The Landings at Cougar Ridge offer their residents a unique mixture of river and city views. In addition to the views, the impeccable quality of Statesman’s 45 luxury townhomes and 21 garden villas, sets a new standard for maintenance free condominium living.  Continue Reading

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THE BEST AMENITIES ARE THE ONES YOU CAN’T BUILD

THE BEST AMENITIES ARE THE ONES YOU CAN’T BUILD

Tucked against the Bow River and Pearce Estate Park in Inglewood, Riverside Quays, pronounced keys, takes condo living to a new level.  These stylish condos combine the charm of suburban living with the conveniences of living near the core.  From multi-level, apartment style condos to town homes and live/ work units, Riverside Quays will have it all for those who wish to live near, but not in, the heart of the city. Continue Reading

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