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The $2.6-million grand-prize Mahogany showhome in this year's Foothills Hospital Home Lottery.
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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.

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March 11, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Canmore's red-hot housing market is seeing "unprecedented" levels of activity, with no signs of slowing down

Right now, there's no way to describe Canmore's housing market other than "hot."

"I'm always hesitant to use that word because you can't paint everything with the same brush, but the statistics don't lie," said Rob Stevens of RE/MAX Alpine Realty.

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Feb. 14, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Love YYC: Six local REALTORS® share the things they love most about Calgary

Justin Becker - REALTOR®, founder and team leader with YYC Realty


Top attraction

"My favourite attraction in Calgary is Stephen Avenue. I love all the amazing eateries, shopping, bars, pubs and lounges in such a beautiful setting. Our downtown is gorgeous, with its stunning architecture balanced with lots of green space and the river running through."
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Feb. 07, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Home sweet home: Canmore residents reveal why life is great in this mountain town

Many Calgarians are well versed in the beauty and charm of Canmore. Still, it doesn't hurt to be reminded about everything the town has to offer by those fortunate to call the area home. Here's what three passionate residents had to say about what makes living in Canmore so special.

Brookfield Residential's planned Rowan Park community.
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May 14, 2019 | Tyler Difley

Weekend retreats

Alberta vacation communities for Calgarians

During the summer months, it's always nice to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a little R and R – whether for a few weeks or only a weekend – which is why the idea of owning a vacation property is so appealing to many Calgarians. Thankfully, there are no shortage of options here in the province for vacationers of all stripes.

Here are 10 popular vacation communities within three hours of Calgary:

Courtesy Chris and Carly Dykstra

Feb. 14, 2018 | Andrea Cox

Return to their roots

Finding the right home in a welcoming community

When Chris and Carly Dykstra sold their home in Victoria's Oak Bay neighbourhood last spring, they debated what their next step would be. They had lived on the West Coast for close to 10 years, raising their three girls who are six, 10 and 11. But when push came to shove, the Dykstra family decided to move back to Calgary, where Chris had started his career and the couple's two eldest girls had been born. They found their perfect home, one that would accommodate three children, three Golden Retrievers, a cat and a bunny – a 4,500-square-foot, open-concept, custom home in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Watermark in Bearspaw.

April 01, 2015 | CREBNow

Down by the bay

Recreation properties provide fun in the sun and homes away from home

Calgary may be the second best place to live in Canada – as ranked by Money Sense in 2014 – but that doesn't mean residents of the area don't have another abode somewhere where they head for some rest and relaxation.

For those with the means, living life to the fullest often involves purchasing a second home allowing the ability to ski, swim, golf or simply bask in the sunshine moments from their front door.

Nancy and Terry Schmautz of Okotoks purchased a recreation property 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico six years ago. Nancy said the couple had spent the last 25 years touring the coast via time shares or cruise ships.


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