Rocky mountain high

For Cochrane, Springbank and Bearspaw residents, mountain views are only part of the appeal

If you head west from Calgary, the views of the Rocky Mountains keep getting more and more spectacular.
Given the scenery, it’s no wonder that areas west of the city have long been home to much sought-after real estate.

The Town of Cochrane, and the rural communities of Bearspaw and Springbank in Rocky View County, are prized for their mountain views and easy access to the Rockies.

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Deciding when to DIY, and when to hire a professional

Renovations or repairs to your home can make it a nicer place to live and add resale value for the future. But when it comes to home improvement projects, the first decision to make is whether you should do it yourself or leave it to the professionals.

Mikael Anderson, Western Canada director of field services with Lowe’s Canada, says customers at the company’s Lowe’s and Rona stores tackle all sorts of home renovations, but preparation is key.

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