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The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board's draft growth plan aims to achieve the following results when compared against a "business as usual" scenario.
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March 19, 2021 | CREBNow

Share your opinion: Calgary Metropolitan Region Board launches final phase of public engagement for regional growth plan

The third and final phase of public engagement for the Calgary Metro Region Board's (CMRB) growth plan launched late last week.

The growth plan will determine how the CMRB's 10 member municipalities and counties will work together to plan for their next million residents, including considerations of transportation, water management, land use, services and recreation.

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July 29, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Make your voice heard in CMRB public engagement process

A rapidly growing population in the Calgary area will impact surrounding communities now and in the future.

From families to businesses, decision-making around infrastructure investment, economic well-being and environmentally responsible land use is a big deal. That's why the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) is prioritizing public input as it plans for the area's future.

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July 31, 2019 | CREBNow

Calgary Mid-Year Housing Market Outlook

Highlighting key Calgary-and-area housing market and economic data from the first half of 2019, while looking ahead to what the rest of the year might hold.

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April 10, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Strathmore: amenity-rich commuter community offers great value for Calgary buyers

With its tranquil canal system and ample green space, the town of Strathmore is an oasis outside the bustle of the big city. Yet, it's only 40 kilometres east of Calgary's downtown core, making it an ideal commuter community.

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Nov. 21, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Around the horn: Bearspaw, Heritage Pointe, Strathmore and Priddis

They might be smaller centres, but these towns near Calgary stand tall when it comes to the benefits they offer to homebuyers.

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Jan. 30, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Living on the edge

New developments in surrounding areas limited price growth in 2017

When it comes to Calgary's housing market, there's a lot of activity on the outskirts and in surrounding areas.

"We have a number of new communities and areas with many new developments offering competing products for the resale market," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

Jen Peddlesden and her family moved to Chestermere Lake 40 years ago, when it was merely a summer village with few full-time residents. Today, the lake is the defining feature of the rapidly growing city of Chestermere.
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Nov. 16, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

Rags to riches

Chestermere Lake's evolution from slough to city centrepiece

When Jen Peddlesden and her family moved to Chestermere Lake 40 years ago, people told her she was crazy.

At that time, what is now a 2.65-square-kilometre waterway was merely a "slough, just a place to put a boat," and was primarily a backyard playground for nearby Forest Lawn residents or the Calgary Yacht Club, which has been headquartered there since 1933.

Strathmore's Kinsmen Park.
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Oct. 05, 2017 | Andrea Cox

Growing strong

Alberta's agricultural heritage defines thriving Strathmore

The Town of Strathmore has a rich and varied history – a history that was built on agriculture and community spirit.

"Quality is a way of life here in Strathmore," said Strathmore Mayor Michael Ell. "It just has that small-town feel to it and it is a friendly, caring community."

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July 14, 2017 | Tyler Difley

Wild West

While the Calgary Stampede is the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," Alberta's western heritage runs deep across the province – where a number of small-town and community rodeos, both professional and amateur, are being held throughout the summer.

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July 12, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Farmland finance

A novel place to plant your savings

Given the fickle Canadian climate, farming for a living is often viewed as a risky proposition. Buying farmland, however, is attracting some interest from Calgary investors seeking a hedge against inflation that will also produce goods and generate income.

The two most common ways to make money from farmland are capital appreciation – when the land increases in value - and income. That income can be from cash rent, calculated by dollars per cultivated acre, or a crop share, where the investor receives a share of the total crop sales each year, usually about 20-30 per cent.

"Farmland has been a tremendous investment over the last 10 years," said J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada. "Not only have land values been rising, but returns from farming have been very strong, with farm cash receipts increasing on a national level by an average of $2 billion a year for the past decade."

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