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Harnessing the sun for all your energy needs St. Albert’s Ron and Carole Kube had never known anyone with a solar-powered home. Then, in 2014, Ron Kube read a story in the newspaper about a household that installed a solar array. He was surprised to learn they were his former neighbours. “In fact, the guy […]

10/13/2017 7:00:56 AM

Green roofs add a touch of nature to the concrete jungle Great thinkers have always known that nature is essential to the human spirit. Perhaps that is why more and more architects, designers and builders are choosing to create green retreats in their designs, including rooftops that allow the eye to drink in nature’s beauty. […]

10/13/2017 7:00:32 AM

On Oct. 16, Calgarians will go to the polls to determine the city’s mayor, councillors and school board trustees. In the competition for the mayor’s chair, a three-man race has emerged between incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi, veteran city councillor Andre Chabot, and local lawyer and former Alberta Progressive Conservative party president Bill Smith. Nenshi, Chabot […]

10/13/2017 7:00:21 AM

Historic West Hillhurst still embodies can-do spirit of its founders Residents in the inner-city, northwest community of West Hillhurst cherish the values of yesteryear – community, connectedness, family friendly programming and volunteerism. “There is such a great camaraderie here,” said longtime resident Chris Koper. “There are so many older community members that love to tell […]

10/13/2017 7:00:08 AM

Becky Feasby’s Briar Hill home showcases natural and manmade beauty When Becky Feasby and her husband Colin first laid eyes on their 1960s-era, two-storey home in Briar Hill, they knew they had to have it. It wasn’t so much for the home, which was dark and in need of a major overhaul, but for the […]

10/13/2017 7:00:06 AM

Preparing for the winter ahead It’s October and it’s time to get serious about the fall garden. Plant bulbs, rake apples, empty compost and clean out plant pots before the sleet and snow freezes everything solid like a jellied salad. Compost Add grass and greens to your compost bin this month, but if you have […]

10/13/2017 7:00:05 AM

South Health Campus anchors diverse southeast-Calgary communities Right now, it takes Michael John Suva 30 to 45 minutes on public transit to commute from his home in Shawnessy to his job as a nursing attendant at Calgary’s South Health Campus (SHC), the city’s newest hospital, located in the deep southeast. “It’s not close enough,” said […]

10/13/2017 7:00:01 AM

Inventory increases and sales drop in September, but overall sales for the year remain higher than last year Strong gains in the first half of 2017 have put Calgary year-to-date sales at seven per cent above last years’ levels and 11 per cent below long-term averages, but challenges remain with easing sales and rising new […]

10/6/2017 7:00:56 AM

Trends shaping the city’s short- and long-term development Absent a crystal ball, the future of housing in Calgary is very much up in the air. At the same time, there are some notable trends that offer clues to what’s on the horizon for the curious, the concerned and those who just like to plan ahead. […]

10/6/2017 7:00:44 AM

City of Calgary Main Streets initiative aims to revitalize streetscapes and bring communities together In late September, a throng of Bridgeland residents turned out for the first annual community-organized passeggiata, visiting cultural and business stops along the neighbourhood’s main thoroughfare, ending in celebration at the street’s General Square. This passeggiata — a leisurely promenade or […]

10/6/2017 7:00:41 AM


Donna George

618 Centre Street SE High River, AB
199 - 31 Southridge Dr Okotoks, AB
High River, Alberta, T1V 1E9

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