Airdrie is located approximately 10 minutes north of Calgary on Highway 2 and is one of Canada's fastest growing communities. Settlers located in the local area in the 1870s and after becoming a stop on the railway from Calgary to Edmonton, Airdrie was officially founded in 1909. Today it is a bustling community offering a small city environment along with proximaty to Calgary.
Bancroft is a rural community in the heart of Eastern Ontario. Two hours east of Toronto and three hours west of Ottawa, Bancroft is also about an hour south of magificient Algonquin Park. The "Mineral Capital of Canada" is a former mining town that is now focused on logging and tourism, and is a service centre for approximately 17,000 people in the area plus seasonal residents with recreational properties on and around the many lakes that surround Bancroft.
Bridgewater is located at the heart of the LaHave River Valley in Lunenburg County in Nova Scotia. It is known as "Main Street of the South Shore". While the majority of the South Shore's economy is based on the tourist trade, Bridgewater is a commercial and industrial town with Michelin tire plant being one of the primary employers.
The City of Brockville is one of the oldest Cities in Ontario which is reflected in its cultural and architectural history. It rests on the mighty St. Lawerence River between Montreal and Toronto and is a well known as a port for the internationally famous 1000 Islands. It is a popular tourist destination that continues to attract new residents who are looking to escape the big city and enjoy the quality of life that Brockville provides. The image on the right shows Brockville from the eyes of a sailor on the river. (Source: http://www.brockville.com/index.cfm?ID=154)
Burin, or "The Boot" as it is often known, is a picturesque town on the Burin Peninsula in Placentia Bay (south end), Newfoundland and Labrador. It is approximately 318 km from St. John's and has a rich history of settlements from the 18th century. The town's economy was largely dependent on the fishing industry up until the 90s when the cod moratorium was instituted in 1992. Since then, the tourism industry has grown with an interest in heritage museums and bed and breakfasts.
Calgary is Canada's fourth largest metropolitan area with over 1.2 million residents. Calgary has been committed to community sustainability for many years and has undertaken a landmark project - imagineCALGARY - which provided the community with a vision for the future and a long range plan.
Canmore is a town in Alberta located in the Bow Valley, just east of Banff National Park and approximately 80km west of Calgary. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, Canmore is notable for its views of mountains known as The Three Sisters. A coal mining town until 1979, the Canmore Nordic Centre was built for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and provides world-class trails for use by cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, and hikers.
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is a federation of 13 municipalities and 3 electoral areas including: Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal, Juan de Fuca, Southern Gulf Islands and Salt Spring Island.
Carmacks is a small village in the Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway approximately 180 km north of Whitehorse. The population is 426 (Yukon Bureau of Statistics, June 2007). It is the home of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, a Northern Tutchone-speaking people.
The capital of Prince Edward Island has recently adopted its first sustainability plan. Known as the birthplace of confederation, Charlottetown is over 250 years old and it has a long history of community building.