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Save the date! Saturday, September 20th, 2014 is coming up quickly. This is the date of the annual Community League Day and an event that locals look forward to all year. Whether you are new to the Edmonton area, or you have lived here for decades, Community League Day is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the local community leagues, mingle with your neighbours and celebrate what is going on in your own neighbourhood.

The Perfect Opportunity to Get to Know Your Neighbours

Too many times we get caught up in our everyday lives. We have our jobs, our children and our own families to run. Since this is the case, we sometimes forget that there are so many things going on in the community; and this is why Edmonton's Community League Day…

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Summerside is a bustling young neighbourhood in South East Edmonton with young families, young couples, and a great community. It is the perfect place to raise your youngster, and the area has a bunch of great resources for parents of young children. Wondering what preschools your child could attend in Summerside? Here are just a few amazing Summerside preschools where your little ones can begin their school years.

Take the Educational Day Care Approach

If you're looking for more of a day care that is very focused on teaching children, then Summerside Child Care Centre is absolutely the place for you. This centre is a daycare and preschool, and it offers a variety of different educational opportunities for children. Whether it be drama, puppets,…

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The following post was contributed by reader, Emma Lear.

When searching for a new home, buyers often spend months sifting through real estate listings to find the perfect fit. But most people focus primarily on the house rather than the neighbourhood. This is a common mistake that can easily turn a beautiful home into a nightmare.

A wonderful home is only one part of the equation that leads to a satisfying lifestyle. There are a number of other important considerations including schools, amenities, and neighbours among other factors. Regardless of whether this is a short-term move or not, if you are in the wrong neighbourhood, a short stay can feel like an eternity.

Never Make Assumptions

It is common for people to select neighbourhoods that…

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Edmonton, Alberta is a unique city that has managed to combine many great aspects of community and togetherness that small towns offer, with all the convenience of big city services. Sure, it can get a bit cold in one of the world's most major northern cities, but it is a place marked by activity, friendliness, opportunity, and a great fabric of cultures. Winter or summer, night or day, Edmonton has a lot of offer those who call it home. Read below for a list of the five best things about living in Edmonton.

1. Easy Access to Nature via the River Valley

The River Valley is basically Edmonton's crown jewel. It is easy to forget that not many other cities in North America have such easy access to nature, or such an elaborate trail system. The…

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Are you considering buying a new home now that you are planning on having children? When you are going to buy a new home, there are numerous things to consider when starting a family. One must take into account various factors including child safety, community and comfort. Buying a home at any stage in life is a major responsibility and if you are thinking of adding a few kids to the mix, then you might want to consider some of these "baby friendly" home-buying tips.

Don’t Compromise on Your Home’s Safety

Of course you will put safety measures into place to protect your baby, but what about the safety of the environment you are going to be living in? For example, it is probably not advisable to choose a home with a pool until your babies are grown…

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The Provincial Government has announced three new schools will be built in Edmonton, opening in 2016. Residents in Lewis Estates, Ambleside and Summerside are excited to have new schools being built close to home. In addition, a major expansion to 5-year old Lillian Osborne High School in Terwillegar will make room for 600 new students. In all, the new schools will make room for 3,100 new students.

Lewis Estates is a neighbourhood in the far west end of Edmonton, west of the Anthony Henday and North of The Whitemud. Many families in the area have had to drive long distances to get their kids to schoo. The new junior high school in Lewis Estates will accomodate 900 students.

Ambleside is a neighbourhood in the Windermere area, south of the Anthony…

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Like tobogganing? As part of the Winter City Edmonton initiative, the City and Global TV have teamed up for "Sip 'n Slide Sundays." Bring your sled, crazy carpet, saucer or snow racer to some of the best hills in the city and get warmed up with some free hot chocolate.

Every Sunday in February from 1-5 at Rundle ACT Park, Jackie Parker Park, and Gallagher Park. 

Want to live near some of Edmonton's best hills? Check out homes for sale in Beverly Heights, Cloverdale, Greenview and Jackson Heights.

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