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Building permits down in Edmonton region thanks to drop in industrial plans

After three quarters of gains, construction intentions in the Edmonton area were down in the second quarter of 2017.

Overall, builders in the Capital Region took out permits worth just under $1.2 billion, representing a 16 per cent decline from the Q1 numbers ($1.4 billion in permit values). 496 more words


Recharging: Hiking at Thatcher State Park

Yesterday morning Kimmy Gibbler asked me if I wanted to go on a hike with the kids to Thatcher State Park.  I was game.  I had never been to Thatcher State Park but I have always heard it was a lovely place to visit.   106 more words


Rain, hail rolls through central Alberta

People in central Alberta experienced thunderstorms and other forms of severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening.

Areas west of Edmonton, including Edson, Mayerthorpe and Sangudo experienced dime- to golf ball-sized hail on Thursday evening as the storms rolled through. 448 more words


Learning to Hike by Hiking

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Ottawa Region the past few months. Last week, I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and go for a hike in Gatineau Park. 1,092 more words


Beach Slang in Albany, N.Y., 8/2

Summer shows keep rolling in. Beach Slang will be at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on August 2. Tickets (through Ticketmaster, ugh, ew) are $22.95. Here’s the Facebook event. 


In Photos: President Jimmy Carter in Edmonton for Habitat for Humanity

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn joined over 1,000 volunteers in Edmonton on Monday for the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project… 789 more words


Fountaindale Elementary School

Washington County, Maryland, was a mid-twentieth century laboratory for exploring progressive models of school design. Architect Rhees Burket teamed with school superintendent William M. Brish to create a learning environment attuned to children’s sensory experience. 236 more words

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