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Sept. 02, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Builders and developers have long wish list as landmark municipal election approaches

The Calgary residential construction industry's view on government policy at any level often hinges on housing affordability and choice, and these issues remain a point of emphasis for builders and developers as candidates for mayor and council hit the campaign trail.

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Jan. 31, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Reducing risk: Recent change to condominium insurance regulations could benefit Alberta owners

A recent change to the Condominium Property Act in Alberta could be good news for condo owners who might otherwise face a huge expense thanks to building damage caused by a problem in their unit.

Local Rocky View County resident Mike Edwards stands next to the Stoney Trail Aggregate Resource gravel pit. Edwards says he and his neighbours are unhappy with the county‚Äôs proposed framework for gravel pit operations in the area. Photo by Adrian Shellard/For CREB®Now
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Feb. 07, 2017 | Joel Schlesinger

The Grumble Over Gravel

Rocky View's proposed gravel pit policy has local homeowners crying foul


Gravel hardly seems like a subject to stir controversy, but a proposed policy plan for gravel pits in Rocky View County has done just that.


Since the draft of Rocky View County's Aggregate Resource Plan was announced last year, it has raised the ire of residents in areas close to existing and possible future gravel operations.


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Nov. 13, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Complete streets

New guidelines aimed at encouraging travel by foot, bike and transit

A new policy approved by council could have more Calgarians ditching their daily drive in favour of greener transportation.

Seen as a way of encouraging Calgarians to travel by transit, bike or by walking, the Complete Streets Policy and Guide is expected to "improve both measurable and perceived safety, provide attractive streetscapes, provide transportation options, improve universal accessibility, promote economic well-being of both businesses and residents, and increase civic space" while reducing the total amount of paved space in the city, said council.


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