Stories Tagged - lake
June 12, 2019 | Donna Balzer
We'd love to live on a lake, but we don't. Luckily, the sound of water attracts wildlife to the 60-centimetre-wide, recirculating bird bath on our tiny back patio. Under a tree, next to our sitting area and in plain view of our indoor dining table, our water feature has become the virtual reality show of our garden.
Aug. 01, 2018 | Andrea Cox
July 25, 2018 | Kathleen Renne
A rapidly increasing number of people are discovering Chestermere's allure. When McKay moved to the community 27 years ago, the population barely topped 900. Today, it sits around 20,700, with growth of just under two per cent last year.
July 25, 2018 | Tyler Difley
Especially during the long, hot days of summer, the idea of living beside a lake is extremely appealing. Thankfully, Calgary is home to several unique communities with a man-made lake to call their own. For those thinking about buying their own lakefront oasis, here's a look at each of Calgary's established lake communities to help you find the one that's right for you.
Jan. 10, 2018 | Kathleen Renne
While lakes are thought of as a source of summer-time recreation, they also offer plenty of recreational opportunities during the winter months. Just ask Auburn Bay resident Sonja Hayes-Powers. She, along with her husband and two children, moved to Auburn Bay two years ago.
"We moved here specifically to be in a lake community, because it gives you lots of things to do with your kids, both in winter and summer," said Hayes-Powers. "For example, we'll be going to the lake tonight with some friends to go sledding."
March 01, 2017 | Andrea Cox
Lake living in Chestermere has the Totlands feeling great about relocating
When it came to finding their forever home, sussing out a community that offered a shorter commute to work was top of mind for Jared and Vera Totland.
The young couple, who are both 30, had been living in Calgary's deep south for a few years.
"Driving downtown to work was getting to be an hour each way," recalled Jared, a chartered accountant. But it wasn't just the work commute that was becoming a headache. everything felt like a long drive away, said Jared.
May 24, 2016 | CREBNow
When Alex Capicio and his wife Arlen started house hunting for their family of five, it was all about location.
Arlen worked at the South Health Campus, but the family also wanted to be close to neighbourhood niceties such as a lake.
The couple settled on Mahogany in the city's southeast in January 2014 and haven't looked back since.
Aug. 07, 2014 | CREBNow
Vanessa Verkley needs little encouragement to grab a towel and head to the lake these days.
Like other Calgarians, the Auburn Bay resident has been feeling the heat of the second hottest July in seven decades.