Ticking all the boxes

Canmore’s Spring Creek aims to give seniors care options in a resort-like setting

Having to leave your home and the community you love, when it comes time to downsize or when you need extra care, is one of the worst things about aging.

While even the most grandiose new communities try to tick all the boxes that allow aging in place – like live/work units, mixed-use services, and a range of options from affordable to luxury single family and mutli-family homes – not all can claim to package those choices in a walkable, resort setting.

However, a 70-acre development in the mountain village of Canmore, is checking off every one of those uses in what is a “legacy” project for developer Frank Kernick.

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Chinook Mall

Calgary mall makes top ten list

Destination malls like Chinook Centre provide more than just shopping

CF Chinook Centre in Calgary has made it on a list of the most productive shopping malls in Canada.

According to the recent Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Shopping Centre Study, Chinook Centre was ranked seventh overall with sales per square foot of $1,057 for the 12 months ending Aug. 31, 2016.

Paige O’Neill, general manager of Chinook Centre, says the local shopping centre has some key elements that contribute to its success.

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For the people, by the people

Nominate a deserving people’s REALTOR® today

Honest. Dedicated. Personable.

While those adjectives may describe the perfect best friend, they also outline the character traits of the People’s REALTOR® – a prestigious award that recognizes real estate professionals whose client-first mentality shatters expectations.

Part of CREB®’s annual ROAR Awards, candidates for the People’s REALTOR® Award are nominated by the public for being the best of the best in the eyes of their clients.

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Interior Design

Colour your world

Interior design experts set to hit the Home + Garden stage in March

Tiffany Pratt loves colour.

An interior designer, stylist and host of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win and Buy It, Fix It, Sell It, she’s also a self-proclaimed “rainbow hunter” and “rainbow thrower.” Even her vibrantly hued hair, which takes inspiration from the rainbow, attests to her passion for palettes.

It’s no surprise, then, that colour will take centre stage when Pratt makes her debut at this year’s Calgary Home + Garden Show.

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