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Village Brewery in Calgary CA

Village Brewery started as a dream and became a reality. Noting, "It takes a village to raise a beer, and a beer to raise a village," the brewery has become a neighbourhood destination for a kid-friendly taproom and some of the best craft beer you can get in the city.

But that's not all. There's even more to Village Brewery than meets the eye. Determined to foster the true meaning of a safe, community-building, inclusive village, the brewery has its own team of "superheroes." They are called the Beer Barons, 50 members that work together to make Calgary a better place.

Jackson Stuart, Events & Marketing, shares what else sets Village Brewery apart.

"The first thing that comes to mind is community support. The seven partners that make up the…

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Rent vs. Owning: The Dilemma of Home OwnershipSometimes it's hard to weigh the financial pros and cons of major decisions. It can be especially difficult to assess one's readiness to buy a home. It is, after all, a huge commitment, one that requires serious consideration as well as some lifestyle adjustments.

Deciding whether it's the proper time to trade a rent payment for a mortgage is based on a number of variables. Here are some ways to decide if this is the right time to buy and some things to consider as you consider options.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Employment Stability

While signing an apartment lease for a year hardly seems worth much angst, committing to a 25…

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The Best Food in Calgary, ABAs a broadly diverse city, Calgary is a constant hum of motion and entertainment in every quadrant. You do not have to venture far to find thrilling events, local markets, unique food trucks, and fantastic Calgary food. There is an abundance of wonderful places to enjoy the best food in Calgary – whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or everyone’s favourite brunch. If you prefer to stay in, there are food delivery options available that work alongside local Calgary food services such as Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes. However, if you are seeking a new dining experience, you don’t have to go far to find something to satisfy your palate. Every neighbourhood offers their own dining options, and it is valuable to know where the best…

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The Bowden Sunmaze in Alberta

Crafted from 100,000 sunflowers, the Bowden sunmaze is located on Eagle Creek Farms where guests can also u-pick fruit, vegetables and flowers and try their luck with tree and patio mazes. Today John Mills guides us through what goes on behind the scenes at the famous attraction.

“I think the success of the farm is the unique combination of attractions,” says Mills. “There are plenty of other corn mazes and u-picks in Canada and even Alberta, but to have these two together along side the beautiful sunflower maze, which is one of only two in Canada, creates a truly unique experience. Additionally, the fact that we are doing everything organically may only interest a small number of people, but it is important to us.”

He’s been fascinated with…

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Home Down Payments: A GuideHaving a down payment is generally important when buying a house. It not only reduces the amount of the purchase price that the buyer is financing, making that buyer more likely to qualify for a loan, but it also helps them have a lower payment that is easier to make. Additionally, a down payment shows the lending company that the buyer is serious, and allows the buyer to get access to better rates and terms in some cases. Without a down payment, a buyer's options may be very limited when it comes to the kind of home they want to buy and what loan choices are available to them. Here are some of the most important considerations.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real…

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