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The Bow River
A lot has changed along the banks of the Bow River over the last 80-plus years. CREB®Now consulted local historian Harry Sanders to highlight some of those changes, and identify a few of Calgary’s early landmarks.
Airdrie’s history is full of colourful people and interesting stories
When R.J. Hawkey arrived in the region of the Airdrie Station House along the Calgary to Edmonton railway, he became one of the first private land owners in the fledgling community.
Hawkey decided to build a school on some of his land, and set himself up as Airdrie’s first teacher.
Clair J. Cote Jr. follows in father’s historic footsteps by leading CREB® through 1974
When Clair J. Cote Jr. became CREB®’s president in 1974, Calgary was partway through a decade marked by unprecedented growth, both in business and real estate development.
The year prior, the Arab oil embargo set off the first global energy crisis, leading to efforts in Alberta to lessen the dependence on foreign oil. Calgary, where oil companies were headquartered, prospered.
For Cote, the 1970s stand out as a time in which his brokerage, which started in 1964, grew.