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Cody Battershill

Founder of Calgaryism, Realtor

Cody Battershill is the founder of Calgaryism and Canada Action and earns a living as a local Remax Realtor. Born in Calgary and also having lived in Toronto, Cody has an affinity for all things Calgary, Alberta and Canada. Cody advocates for an informed discussion about our economy and Canada's future prosperity while also sharing awesome lists and photos from around Calgary through Calgaryism. Talk with Cody on Twitter and Instagram @Calgaryism and also @CodyinCalgary and on Facebook by searching "Calgaryism" and "Canada Action".

One Way to Honour Our Fallen Soldiers

The past week has been a horrific one for Canada. As targets of two separate fatal terrorist attacks, two Canadian soldiers -- Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo -- are unfortunately no longer with their family, friends and nation as a whole. Canadians, and anyone who is a friend of Canada, can show their support by making a donation to the Stand On Guard Fund.
10/24/2014 05:22 EDT
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What Naomi Klein Needs To Learn About Alberta vs. Other Oil Jurisdictions

There's something about a new Naomi Klein book that always seems to attract a lot of attention. And not just from middle-of-the-road Western Canadians like myself who work hard for a living and enjoy the beautiful, natural settings where we live, work and raise our families. No, Klein even seems to attract the ire of -- you guessed it -- "big environmentalism." It's a credit to her proven ability to lay out the controversial argument. People love that.
09/17/2014 03:18 EDT

Alternative Calgary Valentine's Date Ideas 2014

Here are the top 3 alternative activities to do in and around Calgary for Valentine's Day 2014 that will surely woo your significant other into a deep romantic trance and create lasting memories for both of you to giggle about years down the road.
02/12/2014 05:08 EST

Opportunity, Mountains & Chinooks: 3 Reasons to Love Calgary

There are definitive reasons why Calgary has emerged as a world-class city as the Economist Intelligence Unit's Livability Survey suggests, which has named our city the 5th Most Livable in the World for 4 consecutive years in a row.
12/30/2013 05:14 EST

Why Are Canadians So Happy?

Canada is one of the happiest countries in the world, according to a recent global survey sponsored by the United Nations. The World Happiness Report 2013 used data collected from 2010 to 2012, where it asked people in more than 150 countries to rate their happiness on a scale from 0 to 10. It found Canadians to be quite happy with an overall score of 7.477.
10/10/2013 04:57 EDT

Re-Opening Calgary Zoo Needs Our Support!

It was only a few months ago, in late June of 2013, when the animals at the Calgary Zoo were forced to evacuate because of rapidly rising water levels on the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Little did they know that they would be joining an already hefty evacuee list with tens of thousands of local Calgarians, some of whom probably had seen them at our awesome zoo at one point or another.
09/13/2013 03:52 EDT

Calgary - One Accolade After Another

Calgary, Alberta has an exciting story to tell. A story about much recent recognition as a top place for living and business in Canada and the world.
07/19/2013 04:59 EDT

In Light of the Calgary Floods 2013... The Real Reason Calgary Stands Out

There are so many reasons to love Calgary. One of my long time favourites is its amazing location in the front yard of the Rocky Mountains; our protectors they seem to be from coastal tsunami's and earthquakes that occur near fault lines such as the one that runs along the coast of British Columbia.
07/16/2013 05:33 EDT

5 Sandwich Spots You Have to Try

Every time I stop in at the following five destinations I arrive at my sandwich happy place. When you taste the following sandwiches you would almost think they were made by a higher power. If you are in a hurry and want to call ahead to have your sandwich ready for pick up, if you want to order for a large group or event, or if you want to sit down and enjoy, all 5 of these best in Calgary sandwich shops will make your wallet and your taste buds happy.
04/19/2013 01:55 EDT

9 Reasons Why Calgary Is Awesome

If it wasn't enough to be ranked the best city in a country of 34 million, Calgary has also been ranked the 5th best city to live in the entire world by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Most Livable Cities Survey for the last three consecutive years. To think that this city of roughly 1.2 million people is one of the top five cities in a world of over 7 billion people is absolutely mind blowing.
04/02/2013 11:15 EDT