January 2016

There are 4 blog entries for January 2016.

Forget that long commute and the structured 9-5 work day. Make it a thing of the past by starting up your own home-based business, where you can work at home and be your own boss. More and more people are leaving the office setting behind for the comfort of their own home.



Two types of home occupations are allowed in Calgary.

The first type is a Class 1 Home Occupation which has no effect on the surrounding neighbourhood. This type is allowed in all residential neighbourhoods.

Some Class 1 Restrictions:

• You must live in the home associated with the home occupation.
• The business cannot be visible from the outside.
• There can be no employee or business partners working at the home who do not live at the home.
• There can be no more

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Nothing is more Canadian than passing the time of a long, cold winter on a backyard ice rink. Sadly, there is a perception homemade rinks are difficult to make and even harder to maintain. Now with an array of products and how to videos available online, now it can be a simple project well worth a little effort for a ton of fun.




Before you begin, you’ll need to consider a few things:

How big of a rink do you want and where will you put it?
The bigger the rink, the more the materials and costs. Take measurements of your backyard and outline the shape and size you want. Check your slope and know for sure where your water line will be when you fill. This is the single most important step to building a rink. Even the slightest slope can

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Raised supply levels placed downward pressure on prices in December 



Calgary, Jan. 4, 2016 – With the focus shifting toward the holiday season, December sales activity slowed to 878 units in the city, 18 per cent below last year at this time and well below the five and 10-year averages.

As a result, the unadjusted benchmark price dipped to $448,800, a 0.42 per cent decline over the previous month and 2.33 year over year.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie noted December followed a pattern established early on in 2015, which was characterized by slower housing demand.

“Economic uncertainty, followed by weak economic conditions and job losses, contributed to slowing housing demand throughout the year,” she said.

“That said,

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Welcome 2016 with these January Calgary Events! 





- High Performance Rodeo – Thursday, January 7 – Sunday, January 31

- The Motorcycle Show Calgary – Wednesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 10

- Water Polo Canada - NCL 16U Boy's & Girl's – Friday, January 15 –Sunday, January 17

- Home Expo 2016 – Friday, January 15 –Sunday, January 17

- The Wedding Fair – Sunday, January 17

- Chestermere Winterfest – Saturday, January 23

- Calgary RV Expo and Sale – Thursday, January 28 – Sunday, January 31


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