November 2015

Found 9 blog entries for November 2015.

Canada's real estate and housing authority predicts that oil's fall from grace will negatively impact the housing market in Edmonton.

Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) recently issued its 2016 forecast at an Edmonton conference. It doesn't take a genie in a bottle to see that new homes, the resale segment and even the rental housing sector are going to be slow in the coming year.

Using 2014 as a benchmark, CMHC Edmonton market analyst Christina Butchart says that slumping oil prices and the resulting Alberta economic slowdown is having an impact on housing in Edmonton, and affecting each market segment in a different way.

Resale Homes

With fewer jobs available and some jobs disappearing, fewer folks are coming to Alberta and moving to

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The game has a ridiculous name, but pickleball is a serious game for players in their golden years.

At the Terwillegar Recreation Centre, Friday afternoon is crunch time for pickleball players in South Edmonton.

It's a racquet sport played with paddles very similar to ping pong paddles. The net is the height of a tennis net and is played on a badminton court; however the area in front of the net, referred to as the "kitchen" is off limits. Players are not allowed to stand there and "dink" the ball, or smash it into the opponent's side. The ball has holes in it, like a whiffle ball, which makes it a slow ball but not always an easy ball to hit.

The name "pickleball" has no vertified origin. But the game itself originates back to 1965 when a

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West Edmonton Mall Water Park - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gotovan/22080581046/


With the holidays quickly approaching and even after, the family may be searching for something fun and exciting to do. The hunt is over because West Edmonton Mall has so many events scheduled; you will not know where to start.

Mall Info

The mall features over 800 stores and services with nine fun-filled attractions. The mall is open every day and stays open Monday through Saturday until 9 pm. Hours and rates are subject to change. Along with all the older attractions, two have been added that will also be sure to please the crowd.

World Waterpark

World Waterpark features The Tsunami so you can be in a controlled environment and surf the waves. However, there is an additional charge to the regular fee, with hourly passes offered. The

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Baby ToesIf you have a new baby on the way, there are several important things you need to consider before buying a home. With this article we will discuss three factors that are at the top of the list. They are safety, community and comfort. Let's briefly discuss each one.

Safety

The one thing you should never compromise on is safety. Yes, you will no doubt have safety measure in place to ensure your child won't get hurt in the home. What about the actual environment you will be living in? Is it safe?

For instance, if you have small children, it is probably not a good idea to purchase a home with a pool. Pools can be extremely dangerous and should therefore be avoided until your children get older.

Community

There is a lot that goes into having a

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Mundare, Alberta - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eileenmak/19684039413/There are many small towns that have a lot to offer, but they often get over looked. One you will want to check out is Mundare, which is east of Edmonton. This city contains a rich Ukrainian culture. Although it is small in size, there is a lot to see and do in this quaint town.

You will be enriched with history, community and culture when deciding to explore Mundare. Here are some of the things you may wish to do on your visit to Mundare.

Breakfast

Everyone needs a hearty breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day, so you will want to stop by the Mundare Bakery. Here you can indulge in some gluten-free and vegan bake goods. This bakery was established in 1926, but the current owners took over the bakery in 2013. All products are baked

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Hardware Grill Edmonton - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastermaq/4605328115/Edmonton is the capital of Alberta in Canada, located on the North Saskatchewan River and one of the largest cities in Canada. If you are spending the weekend in Edmonton or you just moved to the city, you'll want to discover some of the favourite things to eat recommended by the locals.

Hardware Grill

Hardware Grill is strategically located on Jasper Avenue, and it can be spotted at the corner of a historic vintage building with a dark blue banner. The most famous dish of Hardware Grill is called "Crab-Crusted Cedar Plank Salmon" and it is second to none!

Crab-Crusted Cedar Plank Salmon is perfectly marinated and cooked with cedar flavour. It is also served with gnocchi, green beans and chanterelle mushrooms. For dessert, choose the Molten

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Sherwood Park County Hall - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/woodhead/5854849827/


As the old saying goes, when it rains it pours. And usually when it rains, there isn't much to do. The good news is Sherwood Park has plenty of fun indoor activities you can participate in when the weather outside is frightening. Here are three fun ways you can spend a rainy day in Sherwood Park.

Go Shopping

Chances are you have wanted to go on a little shopping spree for a while. A rainy day gives you the opportunity to do just that. Head down to the Sherwood Park Mall and see what all they have to offer. There you will find health and beauty outlets, apparel shops and home decor stores. Start the day early with breakfast at one of the many restaurants located throughout the mall. You can then spend the rest of the day shopping.

Visit

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A Canadian urban planner says Edmonton must plan different styles of neighbourhoods before the affordable housing problem will be solved.

Avi Friedman, a professor from McGill University, says the City of Edmonton and many other municipalities have been building new communities using the same prototype for more than 50 years. Every new suburb built costs more than the taxes assessed and only Edmonton's industrial tax base is offsetting rising costs.

He claims the only way to change that is to build more dense neighbourhoods, which means narrow roads, more Edmonton townhomes and low-rise apartment buildings. Single-family dwellings are keeping the price of homes too high.

Dense neighbourhoods are more walkable and create environments where

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gotovan/21919391749/


Legislative Assembly is the main part of Alberta’s democratic process. This division has the responsibility of adapting laws, policies and constructing programs. The Assembly is made up of 87 individuals. Each has their own political stance, and signifies a variety of constituencies.

The Legislative Assembly is supported by the Legislative Assembly Office. As a whole, this office allows the Assembly to execute a streamline approach during provincial elections. The Legislative Assembly office is not affiliated with the government, but ensures that all members of the Assembly receive adequate support to carry out actions that are required.

The Legislative Assembly Office works hard to ensure individuals understand the parliamentary process. This is

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