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The Dos and Don'ts of Protecting Your Home

Practical tips for keeping your living space secure.

Work of Art: FISH by Christian Moeller

This art installation in the new Central Library was created with 11,000 books in 12 colours.
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How to Network in the Concrete Jungle

It's an essential skill in urban survival.

Urban Survival Guide: How to Read a Parking Sign in Calgary

When the parking sign is actually five signs, it can get complicated.
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How to Negotiate a Raise

Heed this advice when asking for a bigger paycheque.

6 Calgary Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

Local podcasts that are pleasant, informative and entertaining with little-to-no swearing or yelling.
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Best of 2018: 12 Works of Art in Calgary

On the back page of Avenue, we feature a work of art in Calgary that is interesting, sometimes surprising and always available for the public to see. This is the art from 2018. It's a small fraction of the great art all around us.

Jump into Ice-cold Water at the 10th Calgary Icebreaker Polar Dip

Last year's event drew almost 100 people and raised over $100,000 for the SA (Servants Anonymous) Foundation.
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7 Awesome Calgary Offices We Visited in 2018

These workplaces feature colourful murals, beer on tap and even a slide.

Where to Learn Self-Defence in Calgary

It’s one thing to wonder how you would react when faced with a dangerous encounter. It is another thing entirely to know how to react. These six companies in Calgary teach self-defence.
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Inside Myntex's Two-Storey Office With Bunk Beds and a Giant Slide

This office is a fun, colourful space complete with a big orange slide, arcade games and a Silicon Valley-inspired mural.

Celebrating 25 Years of Local A Capella Group The Heebee-jeebees

They're marking the milestone with two Christmas concerts at the Bella Concert Hall this month.
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Pawsitive Match Rescue Gives Abandoned Animals a Second Chance

The Calgary-based animal-rescue organization saves dogs and cats from high-kill shelters and finds them foster or adopted homes.

Did You Know There is an Ice-Sailing Club Near Calgary?

StGhost Lake Ice Sailing Club dates back to the 1950s and currently has around 30 members.
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Work of Art: Winter Garden Chandeliers by Dale Chihuly

These three chandeliers are part of a public interior garden in Jamieson Place.

The Story Behind Mohkinstsis

The growth of the protest camp set up across from the courts centre into a healing camp focused on truth, reconciliation and outreach echoes the evolving thinking of the man who says he’s not its leader. But despite what he may say, Garret Smith is building a movement for change and opening doors for conversation.

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