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 - Kettle campaign underway
2 - Pump track on path to open in summer
3 - Tragedy at Emerson Lake
4 - Windmill Theatre Players set for their first showing in over two years
5 - Flyers having a tough go at the midway point of season
6 - Students Excel in 2021 High River Legion Branch #71 Remembrance Day Contest
7 - Blackie community mural completed
8 - Christmas in High River
The Salvation Army Foothills Kettle season has officially kicked off. On Nov. 19, High River RBC for dropped the first donation into the kettle to kick off the season. If you see a red kettle at these locations: RBC, No Frills, Sobeys, and COOP in High River and in Okotoks at Sobeys, Wallmart and Costco […]
The High River Pump Track has received tremendous support and construction and completion of the project is projected to be done before the end of the summer. On Nov. 20, the Rotary Club of High River donated $30,000 towards the project. Rotary Club President Damian Boyle says Rotary fundraisers have been tough to come by […]
On November 20, at 1:30 p.m. the High River Fire Department (HRFD) was called to Emerson Lake after receiving a report that a man (name not released at press time) had fallen through the ice and later died. The individual was close to 70-years-old. He was with a friend who cautioned the man about not […]
The popular Windmill Theatre Players are bringing the funny, laugh out loud show -Drinking Habits by Tom Smith to High River. Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and […]
The High River Flyers of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League (HJHL) are having a rough season. The team is 1-17-0 for two points on the season and they will need to start putting some wins together and finding some consistency, if they want any shot at playoffs this season. The Flyers are at the […]
Story by Cynthia Malner-Charest… With 161 participants and 27 students who placed in First, Second and Honourable Mention categories, the 2021 Remembrance Day contest for the High River Legion was very successful and impressed hardworking Legion Contest judges Eunice Schmuland, Laureen Maynard and contest coordinator Cynthia Malner-Charest. The High River Legion thanks the many school […]
Artist Christi Tims, who owns TraXside Studios in Blackie, along with the help of some of her students, have completed a community mural. The art piece has been in the works for several years and the finishing touches were just completed recently. “The whole idea was to have a mural for the community and it’s […]
Christmas is already approaching and the Rotary Club along with community volunteers have been hard at work preparing to bring Christmas spirit to High River. The Rotary Club, the High River Flyers, Kinsmen, Lions, the Town of High River, the 1st High River Scouts and volunteers from the community have been putting up the annual […]