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Best Places to Live : Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)
May 8, 2013 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on Best Places to Live : Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)
Best Places to Live : Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)

Eve­ry year, Money­sense rates Cana­da’s Best Places to Live, wei­ghing fac­tors as diverse as wea­ther, incomes and taxes, job pros­pects, access to health care, home affor­da­bi­li­ty, crime rates, and ove­rall life­style, inclu­ding the per­cen­tage of …

Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
April 15, 2013 – 10:20 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)

When you’re thin­king about where to retire, are you thin­king about Canada ?

Cana­da may not come to mind as rea­di­ly as, say, Mexi­co, Cos­ta Rica, or the south of France, but plen­ty of people do

Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas
December 4, 2012 – 3:39 pm | Comments Off on Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas
Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas

Cana­dian cities took four out of the top five spots among cities in the Ame­ri­cas in the 2012 Mer­cer Qua­li­ty of Living sur­vey, an annual assess­ment that com­pares the qua­li­ty of life in 221 urban …

Canada Real Estate : The Cost of Buying a Home
November 19, 2012 – 5:43 am | One Comment
Canada Real Estate : The Cost of Buying a Home

How much does it cost to buy a home in Cana­da ? And where are the chea­pest cities for housing ?

The Cana­da Mort­gage and Hou­sing Cor­po­ra­tion (CMHC) recent­ly relea­sed their fourth quar­ter 2012 report on real …

Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz !
November 1, 2012 – 6:43 am | Comments Off on Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz !
Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz !

Do you know enough about Cana­dian his­to­ry and govern­ment to pass the Cana­dian citi­zen­ship test ?

Or are you (at least) smar­ter than the ave­rage Cana­dian 10th grader ?

A group of Grade 10 stu­dents recent­ly chal­len­ged two …