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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

The Bridgeland 515 rental project is one housing development where Cohousing Connections hopes to implement the Intentional Neighbourhood Association model.
Courtesy of Kanas Corporation

Intentional Neighbourhood Associations expand opportunities for cohousing

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.

Veterans Way in Okotoks.
Courtesy of the Town of Okotoks

Okotoks and Airdrie explore pathway connections to Calgary

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.

Courtesy of Owners Association of Harmony

Calgary lake communities are ready for summer, as Alberta approaches full reopening

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?

ICYMI

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Five tips for keeping your home cool without air conditioning this summer

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.

The funnies

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.

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!