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 - Local athlete Kyra Christmas hoping to qualify for the 2020 Olympics
2 - Magic Rodeo Crew attends Our High River July Community Café
3 - New MLA office in High River
4 - 2019’s Miss Rodeo shares about her experience
5 - Heartland filming for season 13
6 - Community voices opposing view for the proposed pump track location
7 - Local doctor receives clinical teaching award
8 - Local author's new book focuses on southern Alberta ranches
Kyra Christmas, a member of the Canadian National Water Polo Team, is competing abroad at the World Aquatics Championship and the Pan American Games and has the opportunity to try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Christmas, 22, was born and raised in High River, moving to Calgary at the age of 16 […]
Local professional rodeo athletes Austin and Rylin Scheller, Beau Gardiner, and Eryn Coy helped kids try out rodeo activities at the July 10 Our High River Community Cafe event. These individuals, as part of the Magic Rodeo Crew, taught the community about the sport of rodeo, giving kids the opportunity to learn about roping, steer/bull […]
Roger Reid, United Conservative Party MLA for Livingstone Macleod, recently moved his office to 618 Centre St. SE in High River. This office serves to represent the local riding provincially in Edmonton. In the previous election, boundaries of ridings changed, adding High River to the Livingstone Macleod riding. As a result of this change, Reid […]
Jaden Holle, 25, spoke at the Women’s Connections brunch on July 10 as the current Miss Rodeo Canada. Holle spoke at the brunch about her journey to become Miss Rodeo and how her religious faith helped along the way. “My faith is a source of strength for me,” said Holle. After the brunch, she went […]
On July 10 and 11, cast and film crews of the well-known television drama Heartland filmed at various locations in High River for the upcoming thirteenth season, set to air on Sept. 22, 2019. The show was initially based on the Scholastic book series, Heartland, written by Lauren Brooke. It follows a family on a […]
Shirley Mason, a High River retiree, representing residents who live near the proposed pump track location, says they are not happy. Council has approved using open green space at 1819 High Country Drive NW for a pump track. But Mason says that location is a “very poor choice.” “It’s a huge safety concern,” she told […]
Sarah Feaver, a family physician in High River, recently received a Clinical Teaching Award from the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA). The award is to recognize an individual who shows excellence in resident physician education. Feaver did not know that this award even existed before receiving notification that she had been nominated […]
High River’s Larraine Andrews has just released a new book, which delves into ranching. “It’s real stories of the people who helped make this country what it is today,” said Andrews about Ranching Under the Arch: Stories from the Southern Alberta Rangelands. According to Andrews, the “Arch” mentioned in the title refers to the Chinook […]