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Reserve Fund Study – The Importance of Scope

    Alberta Condo Law states that condominium corporations are required to establish and maintain a reserve fund that can be used to cover the costs of major repairs or replacements to common property. Since condominium dwellings make up close to 1/5th..

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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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