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Calgary’s New Public Library

    The city of Calgary is making international headlines for the construction of their New Public Library. The development was listed on Architectural Digest’s list of 12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018.  With a $245-million price tag, the new library will..

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    AEDs Save Lives in High-Rises

      There are a lot of perks to living in a downtown high-rise. Shared amenities, access to nearby shopping and restaurants, and the ability to walk to work are just a few of the reasons why some people might choose to..

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      Depreciation Report: How To Use It

        So, you’ve received your most recent depreciation report. Now what do you do with it? While it’s obvious to use the depreciation report for planning your strata fees and preparing to save for your reserve fund, the report is a..

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        Critical Emergency Preparedness Tips

          Normac recently sponsored a Strata Educational Seminar hosted by CCI Vancouver about Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness. The seminar was presented by Jackie Koosterboer, author of My Earthquake Preparedness Guide and an Emergency Planner at the City of Vancouver. According..

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          Age Restrictions in Alberta Condominiums

            In January 2017, an amendment to Bill 23, the Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, was put forward that would add age as a prohibited ground of discrimination under sections 4 and 5. Age is currently a prohibited ground of discrimination..

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            Condo Board Governance

              The Ontario Ministry of Governments and Consumer Services is currently implementing changes to the governance of condo boards in Ontario. These changes come after a string of legal problems were uncovered earlier this year. Three men are being accused of..

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              Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory

                Earlier this year, the City of Vancouver updated its bylaws to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory for all buildings with gas-fueled appliances or attached garages. This comes after 4 people died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in March and a..

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                Construction Costs Increase Due To BC Fires

                  British Columbia is a leader in providing quality wood exports to destinations around the world. In 2013, BC exported $5.8 billion worth of softwood lumber, pulp and other products with the US and China accounting for 75% of the export...

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