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Housing developments such as Mattamy's Southwinds project are expected to add supply to Airdire's market in 2016. Photo by Carl Patzel/For CREB®Now

Jan. 12, 2016 | Carl Patzel

Familiar playbook

Surrounding region's housing market to be similarly impacted by sluggish economy: CREB®

The resale residential housing market surrounding Calgary is expected to feel the pinch from a sluggish provincial economy, with prices facing downward pressure from slower sales activity.

In CREB®'s 2016 Economic Outlook & Regional Housing Market Forecast, chief economist Ann-Marie noted Airdrie and the Rockyview and Foothills regions will face similar conditions as that within Calgary.

"The resale residential housing market outside of Calgary will face the same macro-economic influences on housing demand as those within the city in 2016," she said, noting each area will have its own set of circumstances that will influence supply, demand and prices.

City of Airdrie economic development team leader Kent Rupert isn't surprised his city and other satellite communities around Calgary were ranked as the best places to do business in Canada. Photo by Carl Patzel/For CREB®Now

Nov. 09, 2015 | Carl Patzel

Open for business

Calgary's satellites rank as best places to do business

For the fourth consecutive year, Calgary's satellite communities have been ranked as the top places to do business in Canada.

In its eighth annual Canada's Entrepreneurial Cities report, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) ranked areas around the grouping of municipalities that surround Calgary – including Airdrie, Chestermere and Cochrane – as the best at fostering "entrepreneurial spirit."

Calgary periphery scored 73 out of a possible 100 in the major cities category (population over 150,000), followed by Kelowna (71.4), Edmonton periphery (69.5), Saskatoon (67.7) and Toronto periphery (67.3).

Having had a few run ins with motorists Nick Lynem, owner of Cranked bike shop in Airdrie, is a proponent the bike lane system implemented in Calgary. Other rural regions, including Red Deer and Cochrane have proposed bike lane systems during roadway upgrades.
Photo by Carl Patzel

Aug. 25, 2015 | Carl Patzel

Getting around town

Cycling Calgary's surrounding communities

On the rim of on-street bike lane initiatives in Calgary, more cyclists are looking to transport safe pedal-power to smaller cities around southern Alberta.

Met with controversy by some motorists, Calgary has approved 260 kilometres of on-street, 3.1-metre wide bike lanes to go along with a 550-kilometre pathway system.

While bike lanes may be the trail to two-wheel success in Calgary, many smaller centres are relying on an array of paved and non-paved pathways to accommodate a growing number of free-wheeling travellers.

But while multi-use pathway systems may be an attractive option for recreational riders and casual commuters, hard-core on-street distance riders like Nick Lynem have experienced some road sharing concerns with automobiles.

May 13, 2015 | CREBNow

Cycling the satellites

Calgary's surrounding towns offer plenty for the two-wheeled crowd

Calgary's current push to increase the cycling opportunities has sparked a two-wheeled revolution that's caught fire beyond just the city limits.

Offering a bucket list of amenities, Calgary's satellite communities have used their considerable geographic areas to their advantage, creating cycling networks that have drawn international events such as the Tour of Alberta and Banff Gran Fondo to its borders.
Here's an overview of just some of the opportunities in the region.

Dec. 17, 2014 | CREBNow

In Photos: Winter in YYC ... and area

Winter is here.

Calgary gets an average of 129 centimetres of snow in a year. While this can be a headache for some drivers and shovellers, it's also an opportunity to head out with the family and explore the winter wonderland in both Calgary and area.

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Dec. 12, 2014 | CREBNow

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Oct. 01, 2014 | CREBNow

Chestermere votes for city status

Chestermere council voted 6-1 to become a city Sept. 29.

"This is an exciting historic move for our community and I'd like to thank every single person, and there are many, who took the time to let us know their opinion on this subject," said Mayor Patricia Matthews.

The next step in becoming a full-fledged city involves sending an application  to the Minister of Municipal Affairs for an official title by Jan. 1.
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Sept. 30, 2014 | CREBNow

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Sept. 29, 2014 | CREBNow

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Aug. 07, 2014 | CREBNow

Go jump in a lake

Lake communities offer waterside fun in the sun

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.

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