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THE BEST FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, AND SPORTS IN SOUTH CALGARY DON’T SPEND YOUR LIFE PAYING FOR AN ACCIDENT IS THE MARKET ON THE RISE? GET PAID TO HEAT YOUR HOME A HOME DESIGNED WITH DIVERSITY IN MIND LIVE CLOSE TO EVERYTHING THE BEST AMENITIES ARE THE ONES YOU CAN’T BUILD NEW CONVENIENCES IN AN ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY ONE LAST CHANCE TO BUILD A NEW HOME NEAR FISH CREEK BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN THE HEART OF THE CITY COME FOR THE DAY AND FIND YOUR HOME FOR LIFE ROYAL BAY RESORT – HOME TO CANADA’S ONLY RIVERWALK CHAPARRAL VALLEY – NATURAL LIVING IN THE BIG CITY LIVE NEAR WHERE YOU WORK ROYAL BAY – CANADA’S PREMIER RESORT DEVELOPMENT
 
THE BEST FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, AND SPORTS IN SOUTH CALGARY

THE BEST FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, AND SPORTS IN SOUTH CALGARY

Calgary is a city with a vibrant night life.  Great local bands and amazing food are always in demand.  At The King’s Head Pub in South Calgary, the best of both are available.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

NEW CONVENIENCES IN AN ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY

NEW CONVENIENCES IN AN ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY

Condo living offers the benefits of owning your home without the work of a single family home.  Busy professionals and those seeking a simpler, more convenient lifestyle are drawn to condos.  But what if you want to live in an established…

ONE LAST CHANCE TO BUILD A NEW HOME NEAR FISH CREEK

ONE LAST CHANCE TO BUILD A NEW HOME NEAR FISH CREEK

Calgary’s Southwest has always been a desirable place to live.  Offering some of the city’s most beautiful parks, North Glenmore, the Weaselhead, and Fish Creek, this sought after address is perfect for those who seek nature and outdoor activities. Most…

BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

Riverside Quays, pronounced “keys”, Statesman’s newest condominium project, offers a pristine river location only minutes from downtown.   But Statesman has gone beyond the location and made this the ideal home.  Not just a concrete high-rise, the amenities offered in Riverside…

COME FOR THE DAY AND FIND YOUR HOME FOR LIFE

COME FOR THE DAY AND FIND YOUR HOME FOR LIFE

With all of its variety and selection, the housing market in Calgary can be summarized into two main choices:  older, established neighborhoods with services but homes that require attention, or new communities void of amenities. Until now. 

ROYAL BAY RESORT – HOME TO CANADA’S ONLY RIVERWALK

ROYAL BAY RESORT – HOME TO CANADA’S ONLY RIVERWALK

 The San Antonio Riverwalk is one of the hottest destinations in Texas.  This world renowned tourist destination, inspired by the city of Venice, is now the inspiration for a British Columbia development.  Statesman’s Royal Bay on Vancouver Island brings the riverwalk…

CHAPARRAL VALLEY – NATURAL LIVING IN THE BIG CITY

CHAPARRAL VALLEY – NATURAL LIVING IN THE BIG CITY

On the edge of the bustling city, close to amenities and services, lies the idyllic community of Chaparral Valley, nature’s enclave in the concrete jungle.

LIVE NEAR WHERE YOU WORK

LIVE NEAR WHERE YOU WORK

Walden: south Calgary’s newest community, is changing the suburbs.  The latest project by Genstar, Walden has been fashioned after a village.  In a village there is a mix of people.  You can walk to get your groceries, and you…

ROYAL BAY – CANADA’S PREMIER RESORT DEVELOPMENT

ROYAL BAY – CANADA’S PREMIER RESORT DEVELOPMENT

   A dream retirement location: ocean front, south-west exposure, a marina, shops, restaurants, amphitheatre, hotel and conference centre, spa, golfing, and a river-walk.  Statesman’s Royal Bay on Vancouver Island has it all.

TODAY’S PhD– DECEMBER 22

TODAY’S PhD– DECEMBER 22

Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) is the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. Its creator,  Jorge Cham got his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and was a full-time Instructor and researcher at the California Institute…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 22, 2010 0
Posted in Piled Higher and Deeper

CANMORE RCMP WEEKLY REPORT

CANMORE RCMP WEEKLY REPORT

The RCMP report from Canmore this week reads like a frat party gone bad, but there is an interesting twist at the end – some counterfeit currency being passed around at local businesses.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Alberta, News

FIRE SAFETY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS CHRISTMAS

FIRE SAFETY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas and the holiday season are upon us, and as David Waldron of Braeside Insurance explains, that means keeping a sharp eye out for innocent situations that could easily turn into a tragic fire situation.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Advertising Feature

MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR JAILHOUSE ATTACK STILL AT LARGE

MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR JAILHOUSE ATTACK STILL AT LARGE

Police are looking for a man they believe was involved in a jailhouse assault in 2009.  An arrest warrant was issued for Jimmy Minh Nguyen, 19, of Calgary for aggravated assault.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

SANTA WORKING TRUE CHRISTMAS MAGIC ON CHRISTMAS EVE

SANTA WORKING TRUE CHRISTMAS MAGIC ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Santa is making a special trip to Calgary on Christmas Eve and he’s hopping a Calgary Transit bus to get around!  Even though it’s his busiest day of the year, Santa will be making time to hit the streets of…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

“FESTIVE BUSHES” SHOWS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUNS AMOK ON PARLIAMENT HILL, SAYS STUDENT

“FESTIVE BUSHES” SHOWS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUNS AMOK ON PARLIAMENT HILL, SAYS STUDENT

By Markham Hislop, editor A Calgary university student, recently in Ottawa to meet with MPs and Senators, took a tour of the Parliament buildings with her group and says she and her colleagues were shocked when the guide referred…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Canada, News

CHEER UP! THE WORLD IS A WONDERFUL PLACE

CHEER UP!  THE WORLD IS A WONDERFUL PLACE

Troy Media – by David Seymour It’s easy to feel pessimistic for our species. A very few people are getting richer, the glum complain, but only by exploiting the poor. And when they’re not running down their contemporaries, the lament…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Opinion

ALBERTA INFLATION DOWN IN NOVEMBER

ALBERTA INFLATION DOWN IN NOVEMBER

Troy Media – by Dan Sumner No one likes paying higher prices, particularly leading up to Christmas when almost everyone becomes a shop-a-holic. Luckily, according to figures released this morning by Statistics Canada, prices of goods and services in Alberta…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Business

MEXICO’S WAR ON DRUGS MORE COMPLEX THAN MEDIA REPORTS

MEXICO’S WAR ON DRUGS MORE COMPLEX THAN MEDIA REPORTS

Troy Media – by Terry Field The movement of drugs to the United States from Mexico, and the related traffic in arms and people, continues nearly unabated along the border between the two countries, and in a number of other…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in International, Opinion

DAMAGED WIRE SLOWED DOWN C-TRAIN COMMUTE TUESDAY MORNING

DAMAGED WIRE SLOWED DOWN C-TRAIN COMMUTE TUESDAY MORNING

Commuters were in for significant delays on the CTrain line between Somerset and Crowfoot early on Tuesday.  An overhead electrical wire was damaged on the 201 line, north of Southland Station which caused the CTrain service to essentially be cut…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

“CLIP-ON” SMART SENSORS BRING NEW LIFE TO OLD MACHINES

“CLIP-ON” SMART SENSORS BRING NEW LIFE TO OLD MACHINES

Troy Media – by David Smith Combining the traditional sensor with information and communications technology yields the “smart sensor”. While a smart phone could be considered a smart sensor, the sensors I’m talking about don’t interface with humans. These…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Business

WHAT IF JESUS HAD NEVER COME?

WHAT IF JESUS HAD NEVER COME?

By Rick Bayer It’s one week until Christmas: Jesus’ birthday.  Yale historian, Jerislav Pelikan posed an interesting question, “Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about Him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of western…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Faith and Life

CONNECTING WITH FAMILY THROUGH FACEBOOK

CONNECTING WITH FAMILY THROUGH FACEBOOK

By Kelly Martin Facebook has great business tools and even better advertising opportunities, but what gets people using the popular site is the ability to connect with friends and family.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Business, Business, Family Life, Science and Technology

KITCHEN ADVENTURES: A FEW FAVOURITE THINGS

KITCHEN ADVENTURES: A FEW FAVOURITE THINGS

By Darcie Hossack How easily half a Monday is spent trudging in and out of shops in the mall. Easy, too, for money to disappear, replaced by hand dipped chocolates and syrup bottles from Summerland Sweets, stuffed into store bags…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Fabulous Food

GIVE YOURSELF, AND YOUR MAN, A BREAK THIS CHRISTMAS

GIVE YOURSELF, AND YOUR MAN, A BREAK THIS CHRISTMAS

By Christie Mawer Whether they want to or not, most women buy all the gifts in the family.  Some even go so far as to buy their own gift so that they don’t have to worry about what hubby is going…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Advice and Opinions

TODAY’S SAM’S WORLD – DECEMBER 21

TODAY’S SAM’S WORLD – DECEMBER 21

Sam’s World is created by Calgary artist Tony Blocker.  Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Tony travelled the world courtesy of the U.S. navy.  Once the travels were finished, he settled in Calgary, Alberta where he attended the Alberta College…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 1
Posted in Sam's World

TODAY’S PhD– DECEMBER 21

TODAY’S PhD– DECEMBER 21

Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) is the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. Its creator,  Jorge Cham got his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and was a full-time Instructor and researcher at the California Institute…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 21, 2010 0
Posted in Piled Higher and Deeper

GRAVEL TRUCK DRIVER DEAD AFTER VEHICLE GOES OUT OF CONTROL IN N.E.

GRAVEL TRUCK DRIVER DEAD AFTER VEHICLE GOES OUT OF CONTROL IN N.E.

A truck driver is dead after his gravel truck rolled over in a single vehicle accident near a busy N.E. Calgary intersection.  No cause of death has been determined, but police are speculating that the 55-year old man had a…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

PROVIDENCIALES AND THE ISLANDS OF CAICOS

PROVIDENCIALES AND THE ISLANDS OF CAICOS

Troy Media – by Judy McEuen The Grand Turk may be home to the capital, Cockburn Town, but it does not have a monopoly on sites to see on the islands of Turks and Caicos. In fact, Caicos Island houses…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Living, Travel

TURKS AND CAICOS OFFER SERENITY AND PRISTINE BEACHES

TURKS AND CAICOS OFFER SERENITY AND PRISTINE BEACHES

Troy Media – by Judy McEuen Turks and Caicos is not the place to go if you are looking for giant casinos, theme park atmosphere, and overcrowded beaches in the Caribbean.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Living, Travel

ELECTRIC SYSTEM OPERATOR CORRECTS MLA’s COLUMN RE. NEW POWER LINES

ELECTRIC SYSTEM OPERATOR CORRECTS MLA’s COLUMN RE. NEW POWER LINES

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) wishes to address inaccurate information that appeared in your December 14th publication in a column submitted by MLA Rob Anderson about the recently announced preferred route for one of two 500 kV High Voltage…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Letters

15-YEAR OLD BOYS CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN SUNDAY

15-YEAR OLD BOYS CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN SUNDAY

Two 15-year old boys have been charged with a sexual assault that occurred in the southwest Sunday early Sunday morning. Around 3:40 a.m. two males approached a woman on the Heritage LRT platform and one of them sexually assaulted her.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR JIM GRAY AWARDS WHO HAS MADE CALGARY SAFER

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR JIM GRAY AWARDS WHO HAS MADE CALGARY SAFER

Do you know someone who is an asset to their community- instrumental in promoting a caring and safe city? Nominate them for a Safer Calgary Award and have their efforts recognized.    Nominations are being accepted until December…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

WIKILEAKS OPPONENTS GOOD REASON AS ANY TO SUPPORT WHISTLE-BLOWING ORGANIZATION

WIKILEAKS OPPONENTS GOOD REASON AS ANY TO SUPPORT WHISTLE-BLOWING ORGANIZATION

By Markham Hislop, editor Is Julian Assange a hero or a traitor?  Thus far, I’ve sat on the fence, waiting for the smoke to clear in what is becoming an epic battle over freedom of the press.  But three…

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Calgary, News

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF SUPPORT FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF SUPPORT FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS

By Troy Media The dementia numbers are staggering. What with an aging population, each year they inch up. Here are fairly current statistics, compiled by Alzheimer’s Disease International.

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Posted by Calgary Beacon on December 20, 2010 0
Posted in Health