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The Benefits of Building in Calgary area

Are you looking to build a new home?  Here are some reasons to consider Calgary as your place to live.

1)  Believe it or not, Calgary still has one of the lowest pollution rates in Canada.  The winds normally prevail from the West, where there are no other major cities, and the air is conveniently filtered by the trees as it passes over the mountains.  At the same time, the rain falls on the West side of the mountains in BC, long before making it to Calgary.

2)  Calgary is quickly becoming a major metropolis with Culture, and lots of things to do.  Spend the weekend in the mountains, go to the theatre downtown, dine at one of our wonderful restaurants, or hang out in character areas such as Kensington or 17th Avenue.

3)  There are still some jobs here.  Infrastructure projects are still on-going, and the oilpatch has not come to a standstill.

4)  Sun and more sun.  We get lots of sun here in Calgary, which increases vitamin D production, and lowers depression.  The warmth contributes to your Energuide rating as well, through passive solar heating and reduced heating costs.

High River Times

1 - New program for high school students interested in the field of Emergency Services
2 - High River’s Daxton Budd signs with Canucks
3 - High River shows Canadian pride and support for Rotary programs
4 - Giving back to the hockey community
5 - Foxes Den open for business
6 - Cargill Foods will continue to provide essential service
7 - Rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in High River
8 - Delivery of groceries for those in need
1 - New program for high school students interested in the field of Emergency Services

The Foothills School Division and the High River Fire Department have recently announced the creation of the Foothills Emergency Services Program that is set to begin this September. “The aim of this (program), is to give students the insight and inspiration to decide what path they might like to follow after High School,” said Off-Campus Coordinator & CALM Teacher, Michael […]

5/18/2020 10:47:56 AM

2 - High River’s Daxton Budd signs with Canucks

Daxton Budd, a 6’0 161 lb forward from High River has signed on to play with the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) next season. Last year, Budd played a big role on the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL). The Oilers finished with a 17-12-5 record in the […]

5/13/2020 8:40:23 AM

3 - High River shows Canadian pride and support for Rotary programs

The Rotary Club of High River has sold out Canadian Flags for the May Long weekend. Riverside Drive and Highview Drive are filled with red and white, maple leaf flags and it’s a nice site to see. The Rotary Club’s Canadian Flag program sells flags for $50 and they will mount the flag on a […]

5/13/2020 8:36:04 AM

4 - Giving back to the hockey community

High River’s Matt Potyondi is giving back to hockey players after the sport had such a positive impact on his life. Potyondi is running a charity that sells books, where the books proceeds go to Foothills Minor Hockey to help pay for players tuitions who can’t afford to play. The books are purchased from the High River Salvation […]

4/15/2020 2:00:44 PM

5 - Foxes Den open for business

The provincial government of Alberta at this moment has deemed that golf is not an essential service. New Manager and Head of Operations at Highwood Golf, Lane Neilson has his concerns on the current situation. “Yes, the uncertainty of an opening date (weather permitting) is taking its toll on all both mentally and financially,” he […]

4/15/2020 12:24:52 PM

6 - Cargill Foods will continue to provide essential service

The Cargill meat processing plant is located just north of High River. They provide an essential service where they process between 4,500 and 5,000 head of cattle per day. They unfortunately had an outbreak of confirmed COVID-19 cases; 38 at press time. Cargill released a couple statements to the Times in regards to what they […]

4/15/2020 12:20:58 PM

7 - Rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in High River

The Easter long weekend didn’t start well for High River and area, as there were rumblings (social media, word of mouth) of a high number of COVID-19 cases in town. When concern from citizens was brought up of positive cases in High River – who days before had 0 confirmed cases – the Times reached […]

4/15/2020 12:19:28 PM

8 - Delivery of groceries for those in need

Wild Rose Community Connections (WRCC) is always thinking about those in need and they have a new program where they will deliver groceries to your door. The WRCC saw the impact that COVID-19 was having on those who are self-isolating and wanted to help them get groceries. They have a bunch of wonderful volunteers that […]

4/1/2020 2:03:14 PM


 



 

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