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

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 24th to March 2nd 2020

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 24th to March 2nd 2020

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

Last week of February and that’s a wrap! It’s a leap year this year, which means we have one more extra day in February to play and here are some top 10 things we have found for you to do! Check them out.   YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is in its last week! There’s still time to sample the different concoctions all over town and vote for your favorite one, all in the name of cha...Read More

Looking for Otis

By: Mark Lukwinski

Looking for Otis

Tags: Otis, Lost Dog, Calgary

If you’re like so many who have fur babies at home, you will fully understand and appreciate the void of their absence when they’ve gone missing. If you’re on Calgary’s south side like we are, you will have surely seen signs and posters for Otis, the beloved sheep dog.   Otis wandered away from a Springbank home on January 26th and since then, countless people have com...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 17th to February 24th 2020

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 17th to February 24th 2020

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

Happy Family Day! We’re hoping you’re enjoying this long weekend that is still relatively new to us, as far as holidays go. Introduced in 1990, Alberta was the only province to celebrate Family Day for 17 years after which Saskatchewan decided to jump on the wagon too. Either way, here are some great things to do this week in Calgary as February rolls on.   YYC’s Hot Choc...Read More