Federal Government Updates during COVID-19 times

By: Mark Lukwinski

Federal Government Updates during COVID-19 times

Tags: Canadian government, Canadian government wage subsidy

Everyday brings new news and an adjustment to a new, albeit temporary, reality. No one could have predicted the situation we would all be in globally and all we can do is be patient and cooperate with our new normal. We’ve all read the news and been directly affected by this global COVID pandemic. The Canadian government has stepped up to assist Canadians and small businesses, and our natio...Read More

Fun news from around the world

By: Mark Lukwinski

Fun news from around the world

Tags: news from around the world, good news

Who’s catching up on day time television?   Being home so much now makes us reminisce of soap operas long ago and so to borrow from their names, ‘as the world turns’ and we settle into these new ‘days of our lives’, here’s your dose of funny or uplifting stories around the world.   Most of us will never win the lottery even once in our lives, but a wom...Read More

Go visit Nose Hill Park

By: Mark Lukwinski

Go visit Nose Hill Park

Tags: Nose Hill Park, YYC, Calgary

We’re all looking for ways to adapt and do things under these new ‘normal’ circumstances. With the weather warming up a bit, continue to isolate but, still get out and see something in the city.   Cue, Nose Hill!   Calgary’s municipal park offers amazing views of the city-talk about location, location, location!   Measuring almost 5km north to south and 4km e...Read More

News from around the world

By: Mark Lukwinski

News from around the world

Tags: global news

Despite the topic that everyone is talking about, other things have been happening in the world over the last week. We thought we’d bring you non-covid news, because we all need a mental break.   Here goes!   An significant aquifer was discovered under the Pacific ocean off the coast of New Zealand, and it is large enough that the South Island may be able to draw on it for their fr...Read More

And now for some good news...

By: Mark Lukwinski

And now for some good news...

Tags: Good news

We’re switching the gears this week a little because there is so much doom and gloom happening in one week, we have decided to canvas around and bring you funny or exciting stories from around the world, only.   So, in no particular order, here’s some great things happening around the world that may not have fallen on your radar. Mind control can mean new things for amputees as r...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of March 9th to March 16th 2020

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of March 9th to March 16th 2020

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC Events,

What can you do in Calgary this week? There’s lots going on! We’ve searched around to bring you our pick of 10 different things to do in Calgary this week.   The Calgary International Auto and Truck Show hits the BMO Centre this week. It’s five days of everything you’ve wanted to know about your favorite cars, all in one place. Decidely Jazz Danceworks is hosting th...Read More

Changes To the Mortgage Stress Test

By: Mark Lukwinski

Changes To the Mortgage Stress Test

Tags: mortgage, stress test, financing

A little while ago we wrote about the mortgage stress test, explaining how it works and its purpose.   In mid-February, the federal government announced some changes to the stress test which will take effect on April 6th 2020. Together with a federal banking regulator, the government is going to attempt to make it easier to get a loan for a mortgage for an insured mortgage (which means, if yo...Read More

Media release: Home sales see a bump

By: Mark Lukwinski

Media release: Home sales see a bump

Tags: homes in calgary, calgary market update, house prices,

City of Calgary, March 2, 2020 – (source CREB) This month saw a double-digit gain in sales, but last February was one of the slowest levels of activity since the late ’90s. With the extra day this February, monthly sales totaled 1,197 units.  A combination of these two factors resulted in a 23 per cent improvement over last year, but sales remain well below longer-term tr...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of March 2nd to March 9th 2020

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of March 2nd to March 9th 2020

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC NOW, YYC events

A new month and a new week, and there’s lots going on. Let’s dive into the Top 10 things we found going on in Calgary this week.   Calgary’s Wellness Expo is in town this weekend from the 6th to the 8th. Head to the Stampede grounds to gather all you need in the name of body, mind and soul. The Calgary Flames play a couple of games this week, check out fansfirst.ca for ti...Read More

Tips on staying organized

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tips on staying organized

Tags: Organize, clutter, spring clean

You don’t need to wait for spring to start getting organized, here’s some tips on simple things you can do now to get organized and sorted in your house. Being organized doesn’t mean you need to do a huge purge, there are many ways to stay on top of things I’ve been taught by the best-my wife. She keeps things running smoothly because of her ability to stay on top of litera...Read More