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The 2013 YMM Canada Day festival will be held June 30th and July 1st in celebration of this special day in the history of this great country. It will happen at the Clearwater School Field on Hardin Street and will include all kinds of great entertainment, fireworks, a parade and so much more!

CanadaROCKS 2013

Image Credit: Naimi Grondin (http://flickr.com/photos/7272421@N07)A huge part of the Canada Day festival is CanadaROCKS, a two-day concert featuring talent from all over the world. Many top bands will be on hand to entertain guests and help celebrate Canada Day including:

  • Simple Plan - June 30th
  • Mother Mother - June 30th
  • Dan Mangan - June 30th
  • Destranged - June 30th
  • Friends of Jack - June 30th
  • The Sentimental Gentlemen - June 30th
  • Jaydee Bixby - July 1st
  • The Led Zeppelin Show - July 1st

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The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is found in the center of the biggest oil deposit found in the world, called the Athabasca Oil Sands. This is an educational facility with a commitment to educate the public about the oil sands. With plenty of science, technology and history found at the facility, it's a fascinating place for both adults and children.

Programs

The centre features many different programs to help educate the public including:

  • Group Programs
  • Historic Abasand Tour
  • Badge Programs
  • Discovery Lab
  • Summer Science Camps
  • School Programs
  • Outreach Programs
  • Distance Learning Programs

The summer camps will be held in July and August for children ages 4 to 12. Group programs can be booked anytime for groups of 15 or more, while the

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 This is a very interesting and exciting time to be a resident of Fort Mcmurray. The region is experiencing a phase of remarkable growth and development unseen anywhere else in the country.  The scope of project potentials for Fort Mcmurray is a vast and complex one.  The area has doubled its population over the last ten years reaching approximately 100,000 residents currently. The population is expected to continue to grow further with a projected 230,000 people by 2030.

 

These numbers mean that a diverse and complex action plan has been implemented by the municipal government to sustain and encourage the population growth. Land in the RMWB is currently some of the most costly in the world, over the next 10-20 years the city plans to

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 The Fort McMurray real estate market is a vibrant one, with many people looking to purchase or sell a home.   Generally, over 90% of homebuyers begin their search on MLS.com.  Posting photo’s of your home on the multiple listings website is the first step in encouraging potential buyers to come and view your home in person. The RE/MAX Wood Buffalo Property group has made it their mission to create a website that is easy to use and as a result the site is heavily used by buyers in Fort McMurray. On Average the site generates 150 - 200 hits per day!  Listing your home with the RE/MAX Wood Buffalo Property Group will grant you the ability to feature your home on www.FortMcMurrayRealEstate.com! Before posting any photos on the MLS there are a few things

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Are you in for a shock?

 

By Jason Scott

Mortgage Associate

TMG The Mortgage Group

1.877.408.7435

Jason.scott@mortgagegroup.com

www.refinancealberta.ca

 

The ultra-low mortgage interest rates homeowners are currently enjoying are anything but normal.

 

Rates won’t be this low forever and that means there’s a huge problem lurking ahead for most homeowners.

 

Canadians are enjoying super-low interest rates because foreign investors see Canada’s economy as a safe harbour compared to other countries.

 

These foreign investors are buying Canadian government bonds and pushing yields down on those bonds. That means lower mortgage interest rates for you and me.

 

How long this will continue is a very big question. Eventually the

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Article from BNN

Canada’s hot housing market is set to cool, with prices and sales expected to fall, according to the federally-backed Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

The agency now expects the average home price to be $368,000 in 2012 -- down from its previous forecast of $372,700. It’s also lowering its average home price forecast for 2013 to $377,300 from $383,600.

The number of existing home sales are also expected to fall, the agency said in its quarterly outlook. It now expects existing home sales to come in at 466,600 units in 2012 and 469,600 units in 2013 -- down from its previous call for 472,300 units and 474,900, respectively.

But the number of new homes hitting the market will maintain strong, with CMHC now expecting the

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Article from Business News Network

Canadian home price index rises to record in June

Home prices in Canada rose in June from May, hitting a record high for the third consecutive month, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Wednesday.

The index, which measures price changes for repeat sales of single-family homes, showed overall prices climbed 1.2 percent in June from a month earlier. From a year earlier, the index was up 5.4 percent, but it was the seventh straight month in which year-on-year price gains slowed. No actual prices were given.

None of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed showed a price decline from the month before. The same was true in May.

The producers of the data noted that the sharpest monthly changes

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