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    Friday, December 29, 2017   /   by Nicole Stanway

    December Update - Goodbye 2017!

    In this edition of our monthly newsletter, see whether our Reverse Advent Calendar for the Calgary Food Bank met our goal, view Chris's last market update for 2017, we reflect on Canada's 150th anniversary, and some suggestions for New Year's Eve including a delicious pomegranate punch!




    Reverse Advent Calendar Round-Up


    Last week Chris picked up food from all around the city to help the Calgary Food Bank keep the shelves stocked. We are so pleased to say the 2nd Annual Reverse Advent Calendar was a big success, with nearly 500 lbs. of food donated! Here are some of the wonderful people who helped us get it done, including the amazing kids in Grade 2 at St. Bede's.

















    It Depends... Holiday Edition Market Update


    Click on the photo below to view our last episode of the year. This month we look at the upcoming mortgage lending rule changes. Is this making December's Housing Market any busier? We also break down the percentage of sales ...

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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017   /   by Nicole Stanway

    Market Trends

    Our last episode of the year! Talking about Calgary's Real Estate Market. This month we look at the upcoming mortgage lending rule changes. Is this making December's Housing Market any busier? We also break down the percentage of sales in each quadrant. and how each segment is performing against other areas of YYC. Interested to know how your home compares to your neighbors, complete our online home evaluation. www.builtincalgary.com

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    Friday, November 10, 2017   /   by Chris Matlashewski

    The Story of the $10 Dollar Bill

    If you look at the back right-hand side of a Canadian $10 bill, you will see an old veteran standing at attention near the Ottawa War Memorial. His name is Robert Metcalfe and he passed away in 2007 at the age of 90.
    That he managed to live to that age is rather remarkable, given what happened in the Second World War. Born in England , he was one of the 400,000 members of the British Expeditionary Force sent to the mainland where they found themselves facing the new German warfare technique - the Blitzkrieg.

    He was treating a wounded comrade when he was hit in the legs by shrapnel.
    En route to hospital, his ambulance came under fire from a German tank, which then miraculously ceased fire. Evacuated from Dunkirk on HMS Grenade, two of the sister ships with them were sunk.


    Recovered, he was sent to allied campaigns in North Africa and Italy . En route, his ship was chased by the German battleship Bismarck .
    In North Africa he served under General Montgomery against the De ...

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