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Monday, June 7, 2021 - The mystery mansion near Calgary that has everyone talking

The 11,000-sq.-foot residence's front door is protected by statues of life-sized golden horses, and a golden chariot helmed by a giant winged man, also in gold It comes out of nowhere. You?ll be driving south of the Trans-Canada Highway, through the dun-coloured foothills that run parallel to the still snow-tipped Rocky Mountains, and there it is. Bam. A monster house so grand-but-fleeting that you can?t help but ask yourself: ?What was that? Some kind of hotel?? But the 22 is a busy highway, ... Full Article...
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Historical Home Spotlight: Walter Hargrave Residence

Year of Construction: 1913 Address: 1732 13th Ave. N.W. Community: Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Architectural Style: Arts and Crafts The 1½-storey, Arts and Crafts-style Walter Hargrave Residence is unique for a couple of reason. Constructed in 1913, it is one of the oldest buildings in the northwest community of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, a neighbourhood whose founding dates back to before the First World War. Hounsfield Heights, Hillhurst and West Hillhurst were born from the lands of ... Full Article...
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Monday, April 5, 2021 - The Rural Charm of Hudson, Quebec

Photo courtesy ofGreenwood Centre for Living History About 30 kilometres from Ontario?s eastern border and 60 kilometres west of Montreal sits the rural town of Hudson, Quebec. The Town of Hudson, a municipality of Greater Montreal, was officially established when the villages of Hudson, Hudson Heights, and Como amalgamated in 1967. While the town designation has only been official for a little over a half-century, Hudson has been populated since the 1700s when the region was still ...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 5 Most Romantic Cities In Canada

Fogo Island Inn - an island off an island While you and your special someone might not have traveled for Valentine?s Day this year, that doesn?t mean you can?t start planning a romantic getaway for the future. Some people believe they need to travel to Paris, the Bahamas, or another international destination to find a romantic getaway, but that?s not the case. One of the greatest things about living in the second-largest country in the world, you don?t have to cross oceans to discover a unique ... Full Article...
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Sunday, March 7, 2021 - Historical Home Spotlight: R. B. Bennett House

Year of Construction: 1912 Address: 802 Prospect Ave. S.W. Community: Upper Mount Royal Architectural Style: Georgian Revival Oddly enough, the most famous owner of this stately brick home in Calgary?s upscale Mount Royal neighbourhood never actually lived there. As the house?s modern moniker suggests, that owner was R. B. Bennett, Canada?s 11th prime minister and a man who, despite growing up in New Brunswick and spending his final years in England, is indelibly linked with Calgary?s history. ... Full Article...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Calgary's outdoor rinks provide much-needed outdoor activity option amid COVID-19 restrictions

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now With pandemic precautions forcing Calgarians to restructure their lives, the city?s outdoor spaces have become a hot commodity this winter. Among the spots in highest demand have been the city?s many outdoor rinks. With eight City of Calgary rinks and dozens more maintained by community associations around the city, Calgarians have a host of choices when it comes to strapping on the blades and heading out for a skate. One of the newest stretches of ice is in North ...
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Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Sharbot Lake, Ontario

Located in the heart of cottage country, hidden within the boundaries of the Land O?Lakes Tourist Region, Sharbot Lake is a rural community with a quintessential small village vibe. A friendly, family-oriented place where everybody knows your name, Sharbot Lake offers a mix of outdoor experiences for year-round adventure, with larger city amenities only a scenic hour?s drive away.  Go exploring in the vast wilderness landscape surrounding the village, refresh and revitalize in the myriad of ... Full Article...
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Saturday, January 30, 2021 - Calgary's Flyover Park and High Park create value from overlooked spaces

  It?s not a spot where you would normally expect to find a recreational space. Yet, Flyover Park, located under the overpass that links westbound Memorial Drive to 4th Ave S.E. and the East Village, is the newest addition to Calgary?s parks system. The park, which opened in December, is the result of a partnership between local Grade 6 and University of Calgary Landscape Architecture students, who teamed up on the design to create a distinctive hub for the community. ?The park?s setting next ... Full Article...
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Monday, January 18, 2021 - Historical Home Spotlight: Alfred McKay Home

Year of Construction: 1905 Address: 35 Point Drive N.W. Community: Point McKay Architectural Style: Vernacular This pioneer vernacular home was built in 1905 by Alfred McKay (1860-1940). His work as a member of Canadian Pacific Railway survey crews took him from his home in Woodbridge, Ont., to the Prairies in 1880 and he eventually settled in the Calgary area in 1886. Originally, McKay lived as a squatter in a log cabin on Cochrane Ranch Co. land, before securing his own piece of land in ...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Kenora, Ontario

On the northern shoreline of the spellbinding Lake of the Woods district, Kenora, Ontario is a coveted tourist destination. The small city of 15,096 (2016 census) is located 50 km east of Manitoba, nearly 200 km east of Winnipeg. The area was traditionally named Rat Portage or ?Waszush Onigum? in Ojibwe, in reference to the traditional ?portage of the muskrat.? Lake of the Woods includes parts of Ontario, Manitoba, and the midwestern U.S. state of Minnesota. The lake is more than 110 km long ... Full Article...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - Calgary's Central Library celebrates two years as burgeoning community hub

Calgary?s East Village has perhaps seen more change over the last 20 years than any other community in the city. Since the idea of bringing East Village back to life resurfaced in 2005, the neighbourhood once known for its vacant lots and neglected buildings has been transformed into one of the city?s more vibrant communities. While there have been several key developments during that transformation ? including the Simmons Building, RiverWalk pathway, St. Patrick?s Island and a handful of ...
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Saturday, December 19, 2020 - Historical Home Spotlight: Phillips Residence in Bowness

Year of Construction: 1928 Address: 8539 48th Ave N.W. Community: Bowness Architectural Style: American Colonial Revival This unique heritage home is a well-known landmark in historic Bowness, a community that began its life as one of Calgary?s first suburbs. The original owner and builder of the home was stockbroker and oil man Leonard Phillips, who was born in 1887 in Wakefield, England. Courtesy of the City of Calgary Phillips, who arrived in Calgary in 1911, purchased the property in 1928 ... Full Article...
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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Calgary has a new park, and it's six storeys off the ground!

Calgary has a new park, and it's six storeys off the ground.  High Park, located on the top floor of the City Centre Parkade at 340 10th Avenue S.W., opened in October.  Peter Oliver, president of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, said while planning for the park began in late 2019, before the pandemic, it provides a solution to help people meet safely outdoors. "We're inviting Calgarians to come up and escape above the rooftops of the warehouse buildings in the Beltline ? with full sun ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Outdoor activities for Calgary's Covid-19 winter

It?s November, and time to start planning for winter. After a summer full of park picnics, patio meals and backyard hangouts, the arrival of cold weather and the wet stuff will require a pivot to winter-appropriate outdoor activities. And if the rush to snag home fitness gear and bikes this spring/summer was any indication, equipment for traditional winter sports might soon be hard to find. Here are a few ways you can stay active and social in and around Calgary this winter: Downhill ...
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Monday, October 19, 2020 - Extensive rehabilitation of Calgary's historic City Hall officially completed

$34.1M project finished after 4 years, mayor calls it 'labour of love' City officials say the four years renovation project should ensure the heritage building will be around for another century. 1:23   The rehabilitation of Calgary's 109-year-old City Hall has been completed after four years of renovations. Most members of city council gathered on the front steps of the recently unveiled building on Tuesday to celebrate the end of the $34.1-million project, which city officials say should ... Full Article...
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Friday, September 4, 2020 - Nellie McClung historical home

Year of Construction: 1907 Address: 803 15th Ave S.W. Community: Beltline Architectural Style: Tudor Revival As the name suggests, this historic residence holds significant heritage value thanks to its status as the home of Nellie McClung and her husband from 1923-32. McClung was a successful novelist, prohibition campaigner and suffragist, as well as a prominent member of the ?Famous Five,? along with fellow women?s rights advocates Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise Crummy McKinney and ...
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Friday, August 28, 2020 - Stampede Corral: An unforgettable piece of Calgary's history

The Corral will soon be gone, but technology is helping preserve many facets of the beloved building It was the day he lived for each week, when he?d get to spend the entire afternoon watching live action on the hockey rink. ?I?d take the bus after church every Sunday to Stampede Park and meet my friends at the Corral,? recalls Dave Poulsen. ?It was a senior men?s league called Big Six Hockey. When you?re an 11-year-old hockey fan, it was the greatest.? By the time Poulsen had permission to ... Full Article...
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Monday, August 17, 2020 - Earthship-inspired house made of car tires, glass bottles, clay and adversity

After seven years in a yurt, this family has finally moved into the Earthship-inspired home they built themselves near Golden, B.C. But it's not just any house. Take a tour and find out how they made it despite the struggles.  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/earthship-sustainable-dream-home-eco-friendly-golden-alberta-1.5653570 Jair Stolz has an instinct to think outside the box, and it's led his family to experience sustainable ? and sometimes unconventional ? living spaces. First, ... Full Article...
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Monday, August 3, 2020 - Historical Home Spotlight: Stuart Residence

Year of Construction: 1910 Community: Upper Mount Royal Architectural Style: Arts and Crafts This historical home is notable not only for its status as a great example of the Arts and Crafts architectural style, but also because of a pair of high-profile Calgarians who lived there over the years. The home, designed by Lang & Dowler Architects, features a front-facing, half-timber and stucco gable, and a large open verandah at the entrance, creating a quaint cottage vibe typical of many Arts ... Full Article...
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Sunday, July 19, 2020 - Discovering Nelson, British Columbia's Silver Lining

Nelson, British Columbia is a vibrant and engaged counterculture community of more than 10,000 residents. With palatable winters ranging from -5 C to 5 C, Nelson instills instant meteorological envy across Canada. Known as the ?Queen City,? Nelson is a breath of fresh air. Located in B.C?s southern interior, on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake (one of the largest lakes in the province). Vancouver and Calgary are both a one-hour flight from the nearby Castlegar Airport. The restored ...
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Friday, July 17, 2020 - The prettiest town in Canada?

Atop the bluffs overlooking Lake Huron sits the port town of Goderich, Ontario. Known nationwide since Victorian times and hailed as the ?prettiest town in Canada,? Goderich is rich with impressive architecture, stunning views, and combines small-town charm with world-class amenities.  Goderich has plenty to offer whether you?re moving to the area or just visiting?from Instagram-worthy beaches and an abundance of accessible parklands to heritage and culture, shopping, and great-tasting ...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 8 popular vacation communities within three hours of Calgary

As COVID-19 restrictions have been scaled back gradually during Alberta?s relaunch, many Calgarians have likely started thinking about their summer vacation plans. While travel to any far-flung destination, or even the United States, is looking inadvisable at best and actively dangerous at worst, a holiday within the province is firmly within reach. From last year, here is a roundup of popular Alberta vacation communities: During the summer months, it?s always nice to be able to get away from ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - Home sweet home?

When the end came, it was just like Tom and Mary had imagined. Supply chains started to crumble. Millions of Americans lost their jobs. Grocery stores ran out of food. The nearly retired couple wasn?t going to wait for society to collapse. They hopped in their camper van and drove 19 hours to South Dakota. ?To come here and experience it in person is like walking the Grand Canyon for the first time,? Tom says. But it?s not the Grand Canyon. It?s a doomsday bunker. Tom and Mary are living at ... Full Article...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Skytower: Canada's tallest residential tower

For years, rumours have been swirling about the addition of a soaring residential tower to Toronto?s skyline, and now it?s finally official: SkyTower by Pinnacle International is set to become Canada?s tallest residential building (for now, at least) at a towering 95 storeys (or 313 metres). Designed by the award-winning Hariri Pontarini Architects, SkyTower will offer its residents incredible views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline from its 800+ condominium suites. The suites themselves ... Full Article...
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Monday, June 1, 2020 - Home made out of 612,000 recycled bottles!

A home recently listed in Halifax is made from 612,000 recycled PET bottles, says builder JD Composites. The home at 39 Sunset Lane in Meteghan River, N.S. is priced at $490,000. The builder says the 2,000-sq.-ft. open-concept home outperforms traditional construction with its patented structural panels providing unrivaled insulation, low maintenance living and a life expectancy of over 250 years. The home is wind and fire-resistant. [Joel German and David Saulnier of JD Composites created, ... Full Article...
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Saturday, May 23, 2020 - La Pedrera in Barcelona

When the residential building La Pedrera was constructed on a prominent corner of Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, it was immediately ridiculed by critics. Today it attracts thousands of people a year ? local citizens and visitors from around the world who regularly line up to pay admission for a peek inside. In 1984, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named it a World Heritage Site in recognition of its ?exceptional universal value.? Sometimes it ...
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