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The $2.6-million grand-prize Mahogany showhome in this year's Foothills Hospital Home Lottery.
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March 11, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Wellness and relaxation take centre stage in Foothills Hospital Home Lottery prize showhomes

With demand for mental health supports skyrocketing in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery couldn't come at a better time. Proceeds from this year's lottery will go towards enhancing urgent and critical mental health services in the province.

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Jan. 26, 2021 | Shameer Gaidhar

Safety first: why radon mitigation systems should be installed in more Canadian homes

I've been building homes for over two decades, which means I've come across hundreds of common issues that many builders don't feel they need or want to address. Radon gas is one such issue and an invisible threat to homeowners across Canada.

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Jan. 14, 2021 | Tyler Difley

10 low-maintenance indoor plants to green up your home

If your home's interior is feeling a bit drab and lifeless, adding a handful of houseplants to the mix can make a world of difference. This is especially true during the winter, when a little bit of greenery inside can help you forget about the weather outside.

Horizon Housing’s 210-unit Horizon View in Glamorgan is Calgary’s largest affordable housing development built in the last decade.
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July 27, 2020 | Natalie Noble

COVID-19 pandemic highlights Calgary's need for affordable housing

Now that the phrase "go home and stay home" has become 2020's mantra, the importance of affordable housing in Calgary is greater than ever. After all, what does "stay home" mean for those do not have a home or live in unhealthy conditions?

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June 09, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Business as usual? How buyers, sellers and REALTORS® have adapted to COVID-19

What a difference three months makes.

Restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have altered almost all standard practices, including real estate transactions. So, if you're buying or selling a home, things look a little bit different.

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June 01, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

COVID-19 highlights importance of home air quality

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people thinking about the safety of the air we breathe. The importance of air quality is especially high in the home, where the average Calgarian has been spending more time than usual these past few months.

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May 21, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Different strokes: how to navigate Calgary golf courses during COVID-19

Golf season in Calgary is officially underway, after public courses received the go ahead to reopen on May 2 and several City of Calgary courses opened on May 14. However, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this will be no ordinary golf season.

City and public courses have instituted a variety of new safety measures and procedures to keep golfers and staff safe and healthy. The specifics of these safety measures vary from course to course, but there are still several best practices golfers should follow.

April 17, 2020 | Natalie Noble

How to preserve your relationships, and sanity, during COVID-19 cohabitation

For many Calgarians practicing social distancing and self-isolation for more than a month now, staying home is no slumber party. Those coexisting in smaller spaces with a romantic partner and/or roommate(s) might be struggling, as they strive to live, work and play peacefully – often in less than 1,000 square feet.

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Oct. 10, 2019 | Donna Balzer

October in the garden: Bring the outdoors inside your new condo

Mowing the lawn and trimming the trees are just a distant memory now. You are safely tucked into your new condo and all you have left to do is decorate!

Not so fast. If you want the benefits nature offers without the associated yard work, it is time to bulk up on houseplants for your new pad. Do it for your health, happiness and creativity, according to author Florence Williams.

Dec. 08, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger

Healthy homes, healthier people

Pilot planning initiative puts public health front and centre of new community development

A stretch of Nose Creek that straddles Calgary's northwest and northeast quadrants may now be only home to scenic, rolling grassy hills.

But soon enough, about 9,000 city residents could being calling it home sweet home, along with 21,000 jobs, as planning is underway to develop a community with residential, commercial and industrial opportunities.

Most notably, however, is this community, once built, will be one of city's healthiest places to live, work and play.

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