9 Easy New Year’s Resolutions (You’ll Be Able to Keep)

Gym memberships and language courses aside, here are nine ultra-easy, life-changing New Year’s resolutions ideas you’ll definitely be able to stick to.

1. Follow Your Instincts 

“Trust your gut” is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot – and for good reason. Science has proven that listening to your gut reaction will actually keep you from making mistakes! Get started today with these 9 Ways to Trust Your Gut.

2. Sit Less 

Research shows that those who sit for more than eight hours a day have an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. The good news is that 60 to 75 mins of standing/ physical activity a day can counteract sitting effects – all you need to do is make a few changes such as:

  • Stand for 10…

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How to Create a Spring Garden: Tips for a Beautiful Outdoor Space Featured Image

Indulge your green thumb AND create a gorgeous spring garden with these easy-to-follow tips.

1. Organize Your Shed (or Outdoor Storage Space) 

A great gardener is only as good as their tools. Start by cleaning and sharpening tools like shears and hedge clippers. Now is also a good time to inspect and gas up your lawn mower and refill any supplies you’ll need for the season ahead, such as fertilizer, seed and soil. If you’re an ultra-beginner, basic gardening supplies should include the following: 

  • Gloves
  • Pruning Shears 
  • Hedge Clippers 
  • Hand Trowel 
  • Garden Fork 
  • Spade 
  • Hoe
  • Rake 
  • Garden Hose 

2. Remove Weeds, Old Mulch and Other Debris 

Give your garden a fresh start by removing unsightly weeds (including…

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Edmonton Ranked the Most Affordable Major City in Canada Featured Image

City of Champions, Winter City, Festival City and Oil Capital of Canada are just a few of many distinctions Edmonton has picked up over the years. Recently, Alberta’s capital has earned another title: the most affordable major city in Canada. 

A recent study has revealed despite any ups and downs, the Edmonton real estate market is better than it’s been in years. In reviewing numbers from 2007 (before the real estate crash of the following year), experts have determined homes are only slightly more expensive now (2022) than they were then - with average prices compared at $361,000 and $350,000 respectively.

Though interest rates are also slightly higher than they were in 2007 (in the 6% range), average annual household incomes have leapt from…

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Luxury Living in Edmonton: Cameron Heights Featured Image

Cameron Heights is a scenic west-end community bordering Edmonton’s beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley. As one of the most desirable areas in the city, Cameron Heights boasts excellent natural and commercial amenities and a broad selection of luxury home styles – including spacious single-family homes, roomy duplexes and trendy townhomes. So if you’re searching for a high-end home in a prestigious, nature-friendly neighbourhood, Cameron Heights may be the right choice for you. 

Community Profile 

Cameron Heights is a uniquely shaped neighbourhood, defined by the Anthony Henday to the west and south, the Wedgewood Ravine to the north and the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the east. A newer addition to West Edmonton, development…

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10 Edmonton Festivals to Check Out This Winter Featured Image

The holidays may be over, but there’s still plenty to do and see in Canada’s “Winter City.” If you’re looking for fun ways to beat the winter blues in 2023, here are a few festivals to look forward to: 

1. Winter City Weekends – Swing n’ Skate & Ice Grooves

When: Every weekend in January

Where: City Hall, Downtown Edmonton

Winter City Weekends: Get your groove on at City Hall! For the rest of January, visitors can throw on their skates and dance the weekend away every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ice Grooves takes place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm – 9pm, featuring some of Edmonton’s best local DJs. Swing n’ Skate takes place every Sunday from 1pm – 4pm in the City Room and offers live music to the tune of swing, salsa, big band,…

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The Terry Paranych Top 22 for 2022 Featured Image

From comprehensive community spotlights to in-depth information on Edmonton’s best brunch spots, we’re counting down your favourite blogs of 2022.

22. Luxury Living in Edmonton: Ogilvie Ridge

Overlooking the Whitemud Creek Ravine, Ogilvie Ridge is located in Southwest Edmonton’s greater Riverbend district. Extremely nature-friendly, Ogilvie Ridge is defined by parks, green spaces, scenic walking paths and exceptional views. This unique community is also known for its high-end single-family homes boasting generous amounts of square footage and stunning upgrades.

21. 10 Affordable Neighbourhoods in Northwest Edmonton

Northwest Edmonton is home to nearly 50 vibrant neighbourhoods known for their family-friendly atmosphere, fantastic amenities…

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The Benefits of Choosing a Downtown Edmonton Condo Featured Image

Are you looking for a trendy, low-maintenance home with unlimited access to Edmonton’s best amenities? An apartment-style condo in Edmonton’s vibrant Downtown core may be exactly what you’re looking for. From converted warehouse lofts and mid-level apartments to high-rise luxury penthouses, central Edmonton has something to offer everyone. 

Here are just a few of the many perks that come with living in a Downtown Edmonton condo:

Downtown Living Defined 

Downtown (condos) are the perfect choice for working professionals, first-time buyers, or any buyer searching for a low-maintenance home near it all. Offering convenient access to Edmonton’s central business district as well asa diverse array of amenities (including arts and cultural venues,…

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Christmas 2022

If you’re looking for a few fun and family-friendly ways to celebrate the holidays this year, here are a some of our top suggestions.

1. Jingle Bells: Dashing Through the Snow

When: Nov. 19th, 2022 – Jan. 2nd, 2023

Where: The Muttart Conservatory

The Muttart Conservatory’s Feature Pyramid will be the site of many evening concerts this season, including two Candlelight Christmas performances from three-time Canadian folk award nominees, The McDades. All performances will be highlighted by Muttart-grown poinsettias, a snow-inspired light show and photo opportunities with Santa. Combined, the Muttart pyramids include more than 700 species of plants in three climate-regulated biodomes: arid, temperate and tropical.

2. Luminaria: A…

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Summer may be over, but there’s still plenty to see and do around Edmonton in the fall. Here are just a few autumn events to look forward to in 2022.

Edmonton International Film Festival

When: Now – October 1, 2022

Where: Landmark Cinemas – 10200 102 Ave, Edmonton

The Edmonton International Film Festival is a nine-day film festival featuring over 150 films from more than 50 countries. Content includes everything from short and feature-length productions to documentaries, studio, independent films and more.

Gateway to the Stars at Elk Island National Park

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Now – October 22, 2022

Where: Elk Island National Park, Astotin Lake

Located at the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, Gateway to the Stars is a…

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Boasting affordable real estate opportunities and a friendly atmosphere, Alberta’s capital city has a lot to offer newcomers. If you’re considering moving to Edmonton, here are ten awesome things you should know:

1. Canada’s Festival City 

Home to over 50 festivals each year, Edmonton is known as Canada’s festival city. Come rain, snow or shine, Edmonton hosts multiple cultural, food, arts, entertainment and music events, appealing to every age and interest. A few of Edmonton’s many popular festivals include:

  • Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
  • Edmonton Folk Music Festival
  • Taste of Edmonton
  • Edmonton Heritage Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Ice on Whyte
  • Silver Skate Festival 
  • Etc.

Check…

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