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Preparing Your Home and Yard for Fall

Posted on Sep 03, 2023

As the leaves start to change color and the air becomes crisp, it's a sign that fall is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for the upcoming season. By taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that your living space is cozy, inviting, and ready to embrace the beauty of autumn. Here are some tips to help you...

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Ever heard of Pittsburg Potties?!

Posted on Mar 09, 2021

Plumbing the depths of history: why some old homes have a random
basement toilet

Old homes are often full of outdated features that seem bizarre in a modern context but served an important purpose at the time of construction. With some of these quirks – such as milk doors, dumbwaiters and boot scrapers – the utility is obvious. With ot...

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What were we thinking? Carpeted bathrooms.. Love it, or Loose it?!

Posted on Jul 27, 2020

By Tyler Difley via CREBNOW

For many people, carpeted bathrooms inspire a lot of disdain, as well as a visceral feeling that something is terribly wrong. Modern-day defenders of this peculiar design choice do exist, but they appear to be vastly outnumbered.

To get to the bottom of things, it’s worth exploring how carpeted bathrooms originated, their...

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Six easy ways to spruce up your backyard for summer

Posted on Jul 06, 2020

By Tyler Difley 

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...

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My how things have changed!

Posted on Mar 29, 2020

My how things have changed!

We are now closing in on the end of March. Quite a drastic change from where we started the month 28 long days ago.. no matter where in the world you are!

I’m sure many of you are uncertain and maybe anxious about where things will go next. With all schools and many businesses closed, this has been a trying time for almost...

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Reducing risk: Recent change to condominium insurance regulations could benefit Alberta owners

Posted on Feb 02, 2020

Gerald Vander Pyl
A recent change to the Condominium Property Act in Alberta could be good news for condo owners who might otherwise face a huge expense thanks to building damage caused by a problem in their unit.

Laurie Kiedrowski, a partner with McLeod Law and head of its condominium law group, says the change, which took effect on Jan. 1, allow...

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