May 2018

Getting Started with Raised Garden Beds

Posted on May 07, 2018

raising the bar

Raise gardening to a new level with raised beds—aboveground growing containers that are open to the ground underneath. The benefits are many.If your property has adverse soil conditions such as poor drainage, low fertility, or poor soil structure, rise above the problem by building a raised bed filled with rich soil. Tired of weeding...

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Community Cleanup Schedule

Posted on May 02, 2018

Each year the City of Calgary teams up with local community associations to help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste. Last year, a record of one million kg of waste and nearly 200,000 kg of organics were collected.

The organized Community Cleanup events save residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit in t...

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Secondary Suites No Longer Calgary City Council’s Problem as Administration Takes Over Process

Posted on May 02, 2018

Calgary has rolled out a new system that makes it easier for homeowners to apply for secondary suites. 

Previously, applications to change the land use designation of a property where an owner wished to create a secondary suite would come before Council for approval. Going forward, property owners will take their applications to city administration...

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Prices steady, but struggles in Alberta economy weighs on housing

Posted on May 01, 2018

Soft sales continue in AprilCity of Calgary, May 1, 2018 –Changes to the lending industry and a challenging economic recovery are weighing on sales activity in Calgary's housing market. Supply levels have not adjusted to the weaker demand environment, and that is preventing price recovery. "Slower sales do not come as a surprise, given the economy...

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