29 Aug 2013

Many of us who live in Calgary knows why it’s so good to be a Calgarian.

Others who’ve left wish they never did.

The Economist Intelligence Unit released its Global Liveability Report yesterday and there’s Calgary, holding onto fifth place.

Calgary and fourth-place Toronto earned perfect 100 scores on stability, as well as on health care and education with third-place Vancouver. The EIU ranked more than 140 cities on 30 factors.

Melbourne, Australia, and Vienna, Austria, claimed first and second most liveable places, respectively.

We aren’t new to the accolades here in Calgary. Earlier this year,MoneySense magazine ranked Calgary as the best place to live in Calgary.

The city scored high in population growth, unemployment rate, average household income and the weather, “a bounty of sunshine and a lack of rain,” the Calgary Sun says.

More than the weather.

More than the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

More than the stable economy.

It’s the people who make Calgary great.

They bring the city to life, with a simple hello for strangers when you’re walking down Stephen Avenue.

And they help each other. This was never more evident than during and after the devastating floods in June. Neighbours helped neighbours and strangers helped strangers. We cleaned each other’s houses, donated goods and loaned shoulders of support.

We couldn’t be more proud to be operating a business in Calgary.

We couldn’t be more proud to be Calgarian.

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