Welcome to our Thanksgiving edition of the Weekender! I know this has become a tired refrain as COVID-19 continues to negatively impact our lives in many ways, but this will likely be a Thanksgiving unlike any other. That is especially true for anyone who is used to travelling relatives, a large gathering of friends and family, and a communal meal where everyone is constantly bumping elbows.
This Thanksgiving will be different, but there are still many ways to mark the occasion, whether that means a smaller, in-person meal with members of your household or cohort, or a big “Zoom” dinner where everyone is invited to join remotely.
However you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a safe and satiating long weekend.
Now, before you get to the turkey, let’s dig into this week’s stories!
This week in CREB®Now
Thanks to COVID-19, backyard get togethers have been one of the safest ways to socialize with friends and family throughout the spring and summer. Unfortunately, winter is fast approaching, but with a few modifications – and, you know, some warmer clothing – you can extend patio season into the colder months.
It turns out real estate agent is a relatively common career among TV and movie characters, so there were plenty of great performances to choose from!
It’s tougher than you’d think!
Millennials who moved during the pandemic waiting for their delayed Structube sofa: pic.twitter.com/7578jT8Da6
— Raisa Patel (@R_SPatel) September 24, 2020
It’s me. I am this Millennial. The sofa my partner and I ordered in August is now scheduled to arrive in mid-December. I guess our Christmas gift to ourselves this year will be not having to watch TV from the “comfort” of our office chairs.
- National Post – Pandemic gardening: More than half of Canadians were growing their own food at home this year, study shows
- Financial Post – Entrepreneurs are adapting to the pandemic and confident their businesses will survive: BDC study
- CBC Business – Booming demand and supply chain issues in COVID crisis combine to create appliance shortage
- CBC Calgary – Calgary’s newest park is located on a parkade roof
- Calgary Herald – Ring Road review: Southwest residents give thumbs up to Tsuut’ina Trail, but some bumps remain
- Financial Post – Posthaste: Canada’s home prices to rise 12% by the end of 2022, economists predict
- CBC Calgary – Path to connectivity: Why northern Calgary residents want better ways to walk and bike
Have a great weekend!