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Welcome to the Weekender!
Well, it’s official: Alberta will enter Stage 3 of the provincial government’s Open for Summer Plan on July 1. That means in less than a week, all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, including the ban on indoor social gatherings and the provincial indoor mask mandate.
In other news, I’ve got a great group of articles here I can’t wait to share, including an exploration of cohousing in a rental context, details of potential cycling pathways that could connect Airdrie and Okotoks with Calgary, and a sneak peek of what summer will look like at the city’s community lakes.
Let’s get started!
This week in CREB®Now
Many people are interested in the sense of community and support that cohousing can offer, but the barriers to entry are too high for some. However, that may change thanks to Cohousing Connections’ latest effort to implement cohousing in a rental context.
Okotoks and Airdrie have both begun preliminary discussions around the possibility of new pathways linking their municipalities to the city of Calgary, as more and more residents of both areas seek to commute by bike. Check out the story to learn when these plans could become a reality.
Residents of Calgary lake communities were uniquely positioned to weather COVID-19, thanks to the presence of a major recreational amenity right in their own backyard. Now, as public health restrictions continue to ease, is a “normal” summer in store for the city’s neighbourhood lakes?
If you spend the hottest days of summer sweating through your clothes because your home doesn’t have air conditioning, you are not alone. Thankfully, there are a handful of ways to beat the heat without A/C – read on for all the details.
Let this serve as a friendly reminder that buying and owning a heritage home can be a tremendously rewarding experience, but that experience often comes with some unique headaches.
- CBC Calgary – Calgary city council OKs change to one section of arena deal with Flames owners
- Calgary Herald – Sikome Lake closed this summer, but other outdoor swimming is available in Calgary
- Real Estate Magazine – CREA partners with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
- CBC Calgary – Calgary council approves $154M in spending on new recreation facilities
- CBC Calgary – Springbank reservoir in the public interest, according to Alberta regulatory board
- Financial Post – Housing market will be ‘first casualty’ of higher interest rates, says former Bank of Canada economist
- Georgia Straight – TD economist explains why FOMO or fear of missing out on Canadian real estate can be good and bad
- Calgary Herald – Calgary councillors want more support for parks amid increased pandemic use
- CBC News – Want to buy property but don’t have a down payment? ‘Fractional ownership’ may be the ticket
Have a great weekend!