June 2011

Found 2 blog entries for June 2011.

One topic guaranteed to get many Calgarian home owners hot under the collar right now, is the controversial matter of secondary suites in residential districts. In recent years there has been something of an increase in the number of home owners converting their basements, and creating rental units. While the basic principal seems okay on the surface - the provision of affordable housing for low income renters, not to mention the useful revenue earned by some struggling property owners - there are those who see this trend as seriously problematic.

Concerns from residents vary. Some are purely practical. A significant increase in immediate population sizes can cause issues of limited vehicle parking, and the potential strain on local amenities that were

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shutterstock_77212465_222As most Albertans know, Calgary pretty much comes to a standstill over the duration of the Stampede. Since the first chuckwagon race kicked up the dust back in 1923 the city has hosted this exciting annual event, which today attracts over one million spectators. Along with the world-famous rodeo, the Stampede also hosts the fabulous opening parade, agricultural show and the midway, which features fairground rides and live concerts featuring big name acts.

But this year, there will be something of an added attraction as the Stampede coincides with the arrival of a rather special couple in Calgary. As part of their first official engagement, Royal newlyweds The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining in the fun at Alberta's most thrilling annual

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