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Portland’s Hottest ‘Hoods
“For a slice of the quieter life, consider Canby. Near the confluence of the Willamette and Molalla Rivers, residents of this burg of 17,000 tend to hold on to their homes. Which might just have something to do with boasting the metro area’s lowest crime rate, highest suburban Walk Score, and a stable population that saw a comparatively cheer-worthy $3K bump in median household income last year.”
- Portland Monthly  


Dahlia apartments open
A downtown ceremony Thursday ushers in a new era for Canby's core and town's residents. Developer Mary Hanlon lauded the city and its officials, while Tim Dale saluted the work of many, before Mayor Brian Hodson offered his hopes for the future.
- Canby Herald

Colorful dahlia mural brightens up downtown Canby
Just as dahlia season is winding down, some new dahlias have come into bloom that will last year-round. A large, colorful dahlia mural is nearing completion on the backside on the old police station on Northwest First Avenue in Canby.
- Canby Herald

Canby housing market ranked healthiest in state
A study — the second annual list of “Healthiest Housing Markets” — that determined the healthiest markets in the country ranked Canby number one in all of Oregon, and No. 57 overall in the U.S.
- Canby Herald

Canby tabbed a top safe city for state
Canby Police Chief Bret Smith considered how a study ranking Canby the second-, or seventh- or 12th-safest mid-sized city in Oregon helps people or business considering relocation to make pragmatic decisions about Canby. "Certainly, I think receiving this ranking is a positive thing, because it promotes people's interest and desire to move to Canby to raise their families and businesses to invest here," Smith said. "I think the City of Canby has done a good job in providing and maintaining helpful physical characteristics that have a positive and direct impact on the community's perceptions of safety and their willingness to participate in our community."
- Canby Herald

Rising numbers continue the good vibe at Canby Library
For those who say that nobody uses libraries anymore, recent statistics provided to the city of Canby by the Canby Public Library show the opposite to be true. "The evidence shows that even though many Americans profess to have the feeling that it's all iPads and iPhones now, so there is no use for (libraries)," Canby City Councilor Tracie Heidt said, "I think it's a good education for people that libraries really are becoming community centers."
- Canby Herald


Music, performance space jells in Canby
Renowned pianist and Portland music man Michael Allen Harrison recently has taken over operation of the Canby Pioneer Chapel & Concert Hall after agreeing to a two-year lease… “It’s a multipurpose playground,” he says. “What I see is other artists coming to Canby as a destination to record. We’re also putting together a great team of vendors for in-house use for rentals. I’d really like to gain a reputation that this becomes a destination — people coming to Canby because something special is going on here.”
- Portland Tribune