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 - Community gives feedback on a High River pump track
2 - Local street hockey tournament brought back for 2019
3 - High River Pickleball Club continues to grow
4 - Ecole Joe Clark School puts on a show
5 - Love High River joins the community to fight hunger
6 - High River’s Canadian Tire hosts their fourth annual parking lot party
7 - Butler singing her way to the top
8 - Rowan House Launches Work on Safe at Home Project
The Bike Park for High River Society met with the community on June 14 at the potential location for a pump track. At the meeting, members of the society informed the public of what they want in the pump track and how it would benefit the community. Jeff Hamilton, a member of the association for […]
On June 15, kids of all ages took part in the “Furry in the Foothills” street hockey tournament by High River’s Boston Pizza. The tournament used to be run by the Strive Foundation, but it has taken a break for a few years since then. Six individuals formed a committee and decided to get it […]
The High River Pickleball Club continues to enjoy playing their favourite sport at the amazing facility at the Bob Snodgrass Recration Complex’s Cargill Field House. The club continues to grow and grow. The sport is a mixture of tennis, badminton and racquetball and can be played indoors or outdoors. Popowitch and Dave Holowaychuk started the […]
Grade 4 and 5 students at Ecole Joe Clark School (EJCS) performed and served at their “EJCS Has Talent” fundraiser on June 6, their 7th annual Dinner Theatre Production. The night consisted of dinner donated by Mr. Mike’s and Sobeys, a talent show, a silent and live auction, and a cake raffle. The auction items […]
The High River Salvation Army collected 5,683 pounds of donated food in their annual Love High River fundraiser on June 8. This was the 7th annual event. The food drive, along with a prayer meeting and yard work help, was carried out by the Salvation Army along with other local churches. “It’s usually a fantastic […]
Canadian Tire’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Jumpstart Day, took place on June 8 for the fourth year in a row (amount raised not known at press time). “There’s a lot of kids out in public and in town that need help supporting them to play and participate in sports,” said Tricia Rakos, ambassador for […]
After a province-wide callout for the top talent in Alberta, WILD 953 and Alberta Music on May 16 announced the Top 12 artists for the 2019 season of Project WILD. One of these artists is High River’s very own country singer Lyndsay Butler. “I was very shocked,” said Butler. “I’m so excited to be a part of this and it […]
A first of its kind in Canada, the Rowan House Society is ready to begin development of a new project in Claresholm; the Safe at Home (SAH). The program is possible thanks to a significant grant from the federal government, more specifically from the Status of Women Canada’s Department for Women and Gender Equality, who […]