Welcome to the Weekender! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed what might have been the last few days of pleasant fall weather we’ll be having for awhile. As I write this, there’s snow on the ground and I’m bundled up in a sweater. We had a good run.

Thankfully, as one of this week’s stories illustrates, wintery weather (even if it’s a couple months early) doesn’t mean we all have to hole up inside and hibernate until spring comes along.

I don’t want to leave you in suspense, so let’s get right to the good stuff!

This week in CREB®Now

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Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary’s COVID-19 winter

Embrace the cold and enjoy the best that the season has to offer with these fun outdoor activity suggestions that just might keep you active, social and sane this winter – seasonal affective disorder be damned!

Calgary’s business improvement areas (BIAs) are working collaboratively to help the city’s small businesses survive the COVID-19 downturn.
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Pandemic partners: Calgary BIAs are helping local businesses weather COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely hard on local businesses, but Calgary’s many business improvement associations (BIAs) have banded together to share ideas, lobby governments and provide support to their members.

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Natural attraction: for residents of nearby communities, the allure of Nose Hill Park is hard to resist

If you don’t live in the immediate area, it’s easy to take for granted that Calgary has 11 square kilometres of pristine, native grasslands smack-dab in the middle of its northwest quadrant. But if you live nearby, Nose Hill Park’s charms are often irresistible.

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Four must-listen Canadian podcasts for beginner and veteran real estate investors

These days, there’s a podcast for every topic, and real estate investing is no exception. If you’re a fan of the medium and are looking for recommendations, why not give these four a try?

The funnies

You may be laughing at this – I sure was when I saw it for the first time – but apparently painting a sofa is actually a thing some DIYers do? Colour me surprised. I guess it’s not exactly a foolproof project idea, though…

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Have a great weekend!