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Over my summer holiday I once again came to the realization that constant management, improvement and measurement are critical to ongoing success. Even when we reach a point in our lives and businesses that allows us to delegate certain jobs we must continue to look for ways to improve upon them....
Don R. Campbell warns the Canadian snowbirds to get the sun out of their eyes and rent a place in the states don't buy! It's better to buy in Canada make your money here then go rent in the states.
Could the focus on climate change take away from other pressing environmental issues?I know one thing this summer in Canada global warming wasn't prevalent at all. With Edmonton having 5C nights in the middle of August, I had to wonder if it wasn't a bit of global cooling at work."The BBC's envir...
Alberta still better off than others - "The state of the province’s economy one quarter into the 2009-10 fiscal year shows a sharper period of recession than expected, Evans said, but the province still expects a stronger recovery next year. “It’s still a better news story in Alberta than anywher...
The coolest properties I've seen recently started life as a shipping container. The containers are cheap innovative and very very green. What started as a cheap source of housing in developing countries is now a cost efficient way to build a luxurious house at a fraction of the price.The image is...
We went to Canada for two great weeks. It was Ronan's first international flight and he was fantastic. Slept the whole way there (hint to traveling new parents make sure you get the bassinet seat) on the way back it was a bit rougher and jet lag seems to have affected him more but overall we've g...
A snapshot look at Canada's economy major economists taken from The London Free Press "The downward trend among private sector employees persisted in July, with large losses for this group partially offset by continued gains in self-employment." Statistics Canada July employment report. "These ar...
This is from Wade Graham's newsletter posted on the REIN forum. The Top 5 Real Estate Investment Mistakes How to lose $50K in no particular order 1. You pay too much for the property. This one sounds obvious but 9 times out of 10 this is the one that catches most people. You get excited about the...
Alberta firms rank third in Western Canada for positive outlook. The poll indicated that businesses in Alberta are very optimistic about economic turnaround. Saskatchewan topped the charts while Quebec business owners apparently can't see the light at the end of the tunnel coming in at the bottom...
While the oil sands produce a larger chunk of the Canada's greenhouse gases the pros outweigh the cons. Canada as a whole benefits and will benefit from jobs for up to 5.4 million Canadians by 2020. Imagine the housing needs then. Everyone knows that the oil sands' pros far outweigh the cons and ...