Another week, another Weekender – welcome! Our stories from the last seven days are a real mixed bag, including a waterslide park retrospective, tips for beautifying your backyard and a feature on one of Calgary’s most popular public parks.
This week in CREB®Now
This summer, many Calgarians will likely be spending more time in their backyard than ever before as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This is all well and good if you were already a landscaping and outdoor-design expert, but if your yard has seen better days, we’re here to help.
Everyone should read this feature, it’s got everything you could possibly want in a story: fun historical tidbits,’80s hair and fashion, a potent dose of nostalgia for longtime Calgarians… Oh, and waterslides, obviously.
Calgary’s parks are having a banner year for visitors thanks to COVID-19, as fresh air and a dose of nature continue to be one of the best cures for pandemic-related anxieties and cabin fever. They are not, however, a cure for COVID-19 itself, so if you’re sick, please stay home.
If you’re a fan of her recipes or her drool-inducing food shots on Instagram, you’ll want to check out the story of Julie van Rosendaal’s quirky first (and current) home in Ramsay.
You think you’ve seen it all and then THIS comes along. Eccentric doesn’t even begin to cover it…
- CBC Calgary – Discerning renters driving force behind upscale rental apartment construction in Calgary
- Financial Post – Posthaste: Slowing population growth one of biggest risks to Canada’s housing market through 2021
- CBC Calgary – Calgary hailstorm caused $1.2B in damage, 4th costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history
- CBC Calgary – ‘Enough is enough’: Calgary businesses struggle, some close for good
- CTV News – Cottage real estate market heats up with more Canadians working remotely
- National Post – Office towers face tall order to be as productive as before the pandemic
- CBC Calgary – Saddledome needs $48M+ in repairs but most work may never happen
- Calgary Herald – ‘This is terrifying’: Hillhurst residents oppose replacing pedestrian bridge with crosswalk on busy 14th Street
- Financial Post – Bank of Canada says business outlook ‘strongly negative’ but still better than during the financial crisis
Have a great weekend!