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Welcome to the Weekender!
This week’s edition features some star power, the latest tech for making winter a bit more bearable, and two new recreation spaces in the city that could change the way we think about parks.
This week in CREB®Now
If your method of coping with the pandemic has been watching hours and hours of HGTV, you’re in luck. Canada’s very own Property Brothers are coming to Calgary to film a new season of “Property Brothers: Forever Home” and, if you play your cards right, you could appear on the show. Check out the full story for all the details and to learn how to apply.
Shovelling the driveway is one of the worst parts of winter in Calgary, but what if I told you there was a way to send all that snow packing without lifting a finger?
A parkade roof and the area under an overpass aren’t exactly the first places you would expect to find a place to play. Yet, that’s exactly where two of Calgary’s newest parks are located and they could be the first of many more to come.
Our city’s outdoor rinks have offered a small reprieve to many Calgarians looking for fresh air and exercise these last couple months, as new COVID-19 restrictions have limited activity options outside the home. Some of the ice is maintained by the City of Calgary, but most rinks are built and maintained by passionate community volunteers. This article from 2018 shares some of their stories.
I guess that’s one way to avoid the crowds!
- CBC Calgary – Calgary’s locked into adding 14 new suburbs despite budget woes, committee hears
- CBC Calgary – OPINION | Alberta, get ready for higher taxes
- Canadian Real Estate Wealth – Migration out of cities could continue through 2021
- Better Dwelling – RBC: Majority Of Canadians Want To Work-From-Home, And It Will Change Cities
- CBC Calgary – Deerfoot Trail study looks ahead 30+ years to reduce future traffic woes
- Bloomberg – Canadian Households Focus on Repairing Finances, Not Spending
- Financial Post – Canadians haven’t been this bullish about the housing market in at least ten years
- Calgary Herald – Varcoe: A pandemic, an oil-price crash — yet an improving Alberta housing market
Have a great weekend!