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Oct. 19, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Winterproof patios: how to equip your outdoor space for all-season enjoyment

As summer days give way to cooler weather, good times had on the patio or balcony need not end – especially, when outside is one of the safest places to be thanks to COVID-19. From simple additions to more elaborate fixes, there are many ways to winterproof outdoor spaces for year-round enjoyment.

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July 02, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Six easy ways to spruce up your backyard for summer

Despite the gradual reopening of businesses and other public spaces as part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, COVID-19 still loom large in our daily lives several months into the pandemic. As a result, the humble backyard might be where many Calgarians spend much of their time outdoors this summer – whether they're seeking sanctuary or a place for small, physically distanced gatherings with friends and family.

So, there's no time like the present to make the most of that space. Here are six easy ways to spruce up your yard and create the outdoor oasis you've always wanted.
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Jan. 24, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Proper smoke and CO alarm use could mean the difference between life and death

When it comes to fire safety in the home, properly functioning smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are the best early-warning systems.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFRA), 60 per cent of fire deaths at home occur in structures with no working smoke alarms or no smoke alarms altogether.

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June 20, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Stop, drop and roll

Fire safety tips to protect your home

In Calgary, a recent string of house fires has people thinking about fire safety in the home.

Carol Henke, public information officer with the Calgary Fire Department, says kitchen fires are the most common residential call for the fire department, "and often it's because people leave their cooking unattended."

May 20, 2016 | Jamie Zachary

Five things about fire damage for landlords and renters

Tips on who is responsible and for what

The smoke continues to clear from the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, which, at one point, was estimated to be three times the size of Edmonton.

While it could still be weeks or even months before resident are able to return to the city, landlords and tenants will have questions before then. The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is offering these five tips:

April 22, 2015 | CREBNow

Fundraiser started for Hidden Valley fire victims

A local REALTOR has spearheaded fundraising efforts for nine Calgarians whose four homes were affected by a two-alarm fire Monday night.

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. on April 20.

"When the fire happened, people in the community started phoning me," said CIR's Robyn Moser.


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