Boarding house solution coming: city manager

Progress is being made on a controversial boarding house in the Grandin section of St. Albert, says city manager Patrick Draper.

The St. Albert Gazette recently received e-mails, letters to the editor and phone calls about a home in the Gould neighbourhood that, while zoned as a single-family dwelling, was in fact being used as a de facto boarding house for dozens of construction workers, complete with cook and housekeeper.

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Community league president becomes second person in Edmonton mayor’s race

EDMONTON – The president of the Ermineskin Community League said Monday he plans to run for mayor to fight the planned redevelopment of surplus school sites.

The city is looking at selling land set aside decades ago for new schools that now aren’t needed and allowing such projects as multi-family developments, houses with secondary suites and seniors’ facilities.

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Decline in resale fuels construction

A drop in both resale and new spec homes in Calgary has fuelled a climb in housing construction this year, says a federal agency.

Through the first four months of 2013, the Calgary census metropolitan area saw a nine per cent increase in construction of single-family homes compared to the same period in 2012, says Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

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