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July 19, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Pet bylaw changes open the door to backyard chickens for Calgary homeowners

Recent changes to the City of Calgary's Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw mean Calgarians will soon be able to raise chickens in their yards.

An urban hen licensing program is in the planning stages and is expected to be launched by spring 2022, with initial permits capped at 100 households through 2023.

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Feb. 28, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

What you need to know about the City of Calgary's recent changes to short-term rental regulations

Regulations that took effect Feb. 1 require Calgary property owners who provide short-term rental accommodation to obtain a business licence and follow new rules.

The changes to the City of Calgary's Business Licence Bylaw cover owners using popular host platforms like Airbnb or VRBO, as well as any other method of renting out space in a residential dwelling for 30 days or less.

Coybow Taxi owner Mohammed Benini said proposed amendments to the City of Airdrie's taxi bylaw will make ride-sharing uneconomical for companies. Photo by Carl Patzel/For CREB®Now

Sept. 23, 2016 | Carl Patzel

Airdrie targets ride-share

Proposed bylaw looks to add stricter regulations

Airdrie's decision to follow suit with other municipalities in the province and regulate controversial ride-sharing services is redundant, costly and unnecessary, said opponents to the proposed amended taxi bylaw.

Earlier this month, the City of Airdrie unveiled the amendment that would require app-based ride-sharing companies like Uber to follow similar regulations as traditional taxi companies.

The change would require all vehicles to undergo 134-point inspections, more involved licensing upgrades requiring Class 1, 2 or 4, background/criminal records checks and hefty commercial insurance rates.

City of Airdrie senior planner Stephen Utz said land-use bylaw changes could allow secondary suites in most residential districts. Photo by Carl Patzel, for CREB®Now

March 11, 2016 | Cody Stuart

'A viable option'

Airdrie looks to improve acceptance of secondary suites with bylaw review

Calgary is not the only Alberta city tackling the controversial issue of secondary suites.

Airdrie is putting its current land-use bylaw under the microscope, meaning residents in that city could soon see changes to the way the suites are regulated.

Suites are currently allowed in just three neighbourhoods: Bayview, The Canals and Silver Creek. Under the proposed bylaws, the City would allow at least one secondary housing option (a basement suite, a garden suite separate lot unit, or a garage suite) in most residential districts, with the development authority having final say on appropriate usage of a secondary suite.


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