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Courtesy of Rhett Warrener

June 10, 2021 | George Johnson

My First Home: Rhett Warrener, Calgary Flames alum and local sports radio personality

You can take the boy out of Saskatchewan, but, as the saying goes, you'll never completely take Saskatchewan out of the boy.

"The first place I ever bought was probably midway through my second year pro (with the Florida Panthers),'' said Shaunavon-born and Frontier-raised Rhett Warrener, a four-season Calgary Flame whose non-negotiable warrior mentality was an indispensable and under-appreciated component of the franchise's unexpected '04 trek to the Stanley Cup final.
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April 15, 2021 | Mario Toneguzzi

Out of office: Royal LePage predicts price increases for Alberta vacation properties in 2021, as COVID-19 continues to drive up demand

More than a year after it began, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spark increased interest in Alberta's recreational property market, as homebuyers seek an escape from congested cities.

Long-term remote work, which has been a reality for many Albertans for the last 12-plus months, has also made people realize that if they can work from anywhere, why not work from a cottage, cabin or waterfront property?
The $2.6-million grand-prize Mahogany showhome in this year's Foothills Hospital Home Lottery.
Courtesy of Foothills Hospital Home Lottery

March 11, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Wellness and relaxation take centre stage in Foothills Hospital Home Lottery prize showhomes

With demand for mental health supports skyrocketing in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery couldn't come at a better time. Proceeds from this year's lottery will go towards enhancing urgent and critical mental health services in the province.

Courtesy Brookfield Residential

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Auburn Bay residents enjoy the lake lifestyle 365 days a year

"Life at the lake is just better," said Tannis Anstey, marketing manager for Calgary communities at Brookfield Residential, while explaining the vision behind the community of Auburn Bay.

"It was really inspired by the cottage lifestyle. We wanted to create a four-season lake community where everyone feels welcome and neighbours become friends."

Courtesy of Mahogany Homeowners Association

June 22, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary's lake communities balance summer fun and safety as Alberta's COVID-19 relaunch continues

Get outside but practise physical distancing. Interact with nature but don't travel.

As Calgarians get used to the rules for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, the city's lake communities are making sure residents can safely enjoy their abundance of unique water amenities.

Courtesy Curling Canada/Michael Burns

Feb. 14, 2020 | Jeff MacKinnon

My First Home: Ben Hebert, Canadian curler and Olympic gold medallist

Courtesy Curling Canada/Michael Burns


Decorated Canadian curler Ben Hebert has fond memories of his first home in Regina, though it will forever be tied to an unhappy event.

"We moved in May of 2009, right after we lost the world final in Moncton," he said. "That's how I remember it.

Courtesy Jayman Built

Dec. 04, 2019 | Andrea Cox

SPONSORED: Calligraphy by Jayman Built brings striking new condos to Westman Village

The writing is on the wall, as Jayman Built nears completion of its third and final building in the boutique-style collection of condos known as Calligraphy.

The collection is located on the waterside at Mahogany Lake in the upscale, resort-style community of Westman Village.

Courtesy Windmill Golf Group

July 24, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Lefty's legacy: Mickelson National Golf Club is one of Harmony's high notes

While the Smiths were first drawn to Harmony because of its lake access and proximity to the Rockies, a golf course development involving PGA icon Phil Mickelson was the icing on the cake.

"It was a slam dunk when we knew the Mickelson National (Golf Club) was coming in," said Kevin Smith, director of communications for Alberta Golf.

Courtesy Bordeaux Developments

June 13, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Harmony and Mahogany put unique spin on the lake-community blueprint

You've always headed west for summer vacation because it doesn't get better than lazy days spent on the water. But what if you could get all the perks of a lake vacation, including that laid-back cottage lifestyle, without leaving your neighbourhood?

The Calgary region's two newest lake communities – Harmony in Springbank and southeast Calgary's Mahogany – are both four-season, amenity-rich neighbourhoods built around water.

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June 12, 2019 | Donna Balzer

June in the garden: If you can't live by the lake, bring the water to you

A dove flies into our water feature and starts flapping its wings – it's 7 p.m. and it's bath time.

We'd love to live on a lake, but we don't. Luckily, the sound of water attracts wildlife to the 60-centimetre-wide, recirculating bird bath on our tiny back patio. Under a tree, next to our sitting area and in plain view of our indoor dining table, our water feature has become the virtual reality show of our garden.

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