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The new Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge has quickly become a community hub for area residents.
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March 05, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Breaking new ground: the fascinating history of Calgary's first lake community

On a cold February day in 1968, a fleet of heavy equipment began stripping the prairie grass from a tract of land in southeast Calgary for a new community.

But any spectators to the activity might have been surprised when the machines started excavating deep into the ground.

It was the unlikely beginnings of Lake Bonavista, a new neighbourhood built by legendary builder and developer E.V. Keith that would become the first manmade lake community in Canada. Calgary now has almost a dozen lake communities, but back in the late 1960s it was a radical idea.

"Crazy," is how Les Cosman recalled the reaction from most people to Keith's plans, formed after he took an airplane flight over some early lake communities in Los Angeles.

According to Twitter user @OddPittsburgh, this "Pittsburgh Potty" photo dates back to 1922.

Feb. 25, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Plumbing the depths of history: why some old homes have a random basement toilet

Old homes are often full of outdated features that seem bizarre in a modern context but served an important purpose at the time of construction. With some of these quirks – such as milk doors, dumbwaiters and boot scrapers – the utility is obvious. With others... well, not so much.

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Feb. 02, 2021 | CREBNow

Calgary's 2021 Real Estate Forecast – A Summary

In 2020, housing markets across the country surprised many with a stronger-than-expected rebound in the second half of the year despite record-high unemployment rates and significant job losses.

Courtesy of Prairie Sky Cohousing

Dec. 09, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Stronger together: the surging popularity of cohousing communities across Canada suggests isolation may define our current reality, but it won't define our future

As Calgarians continue to navigate the challenges of an intense economic downturn and a global pandemic – in addition to the standard curveballs life tends to throw one's way – many are re-evaluating their priorities in hopes of a brighter future.

As people tire of self-isolation and its negative health impacts, the idea of cohousing is becoming more attractive than ever. Imagine neighbourly, small-town friendliness meets convenient city living; the privacy and independence of single-family living, but with added space and social amenities available in the form of shared common areas; and a diverse mix of residents, from retirees to young families.

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Oct. 05, 2020 | Tyler Difley

REALTORS® on screen: memorable fictional real estate agents from TV and film

Recently, production began on a new Syfy TV series centred around a real estate company specializing in haunted or "metaphysically engaged" properties. The series, aptly titled The Surrealtor, might seem like a kooky concept, but REALTORS® have long made for compelling characters on screen.

Here are six of the most memorable fictional real estate agents from TV and film.
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Oct. 05, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Four times Calgary has appeared in video games (and one honourable mention)

According to Calgary Economic Development, Calgary has the potential to become an industry leader in the burgeoning Canadian video game and "immersive media" sectors.

I guess it's fitting, then, that Calgary has actually appeared in a handful of video games over the years, whether by design or thanks to the efforts of a few creative players.
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Oct. 05, 2020 | CREBNow

Four times Calgary has appeared in video games (and one honourable mention)

According to Calgary Economic Development, Calgary has the potential to become an industry leader in the burgeoning Canadian video game and "immersive media" sectors.

I guess it's fitting, then, that Calgary has actually appeared in a handful of video games over the years, whether by design or thanks to the efforts of a few creative players.
Courtesy of the Murray family

Sept. 25, 2020 | George Johnson

My First Home: Jim "Bearcat" Murray, longtime Calgary Flames athletic trainer

Now 88 years young, the ol' potlicker himself, Jim "Bearcat" Murray, long ago passed into the realm of legend hereabouts.

Nearly a quarter-century since retiring from the Calgary Flames as the only NHL athletic trainer with his own fan club (boasting Boston and Montreal chapters), Murray – recognizable by his bald head, generous moustache and ready grin – continues to be an icon.

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Sept. 22, 2020 | CREBNow

POP QUIZ: can you identify these creatively photographed Calgary landmarks?

How well do you know your Calgary landmarks? Let's put that knowledge to the test!

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Aug. 24, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Five things you might not know about Calgary-and-area lakes

It's widely known that lakes in and around Calgary provide both recreational opportunities and some highly desirable residential and vacation real estate.

However, here are five things you might not know about Calgary-and-area lakes:

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