July 2006 | Issue 7 Cover

July 2006 | Issue 7

Wow! We knew our story on ‘Baby Bling’ was going to hit the right note with a few readers, but we had no idea just how strong the response would be.

From Ray Schmuland’s gorgeous front cover photo; to the expectant couple’s very modern new home design; to the helpful information for new parents – we’ve received very positive feedback from a variety of sources.

One reader even wrote wondering if we could talk about some other options to the Calgary Health Region’s prenatal classes. Well, we can’t do that here as it’s not really within the scope of our magazine, but suffice it to say there are options available out there if you look for them. A couple of websites you might want to look at are and

Getting back to new homes, this month’s feature story takes us on a trip through time as we look at how the home building industry has grown with Calgary from the late 1800s to the present. Think today’s housing prices are sky-rocketing? That’s nothing new, apparently, as we dig into the Glenbow archives for a little history on the subject.

Our regular editorial line-up continues this Stampede edition, with articles focused on Western themed decorating, home security, and underground sprinkler systems. Popular departments like Gadgets & Gizmos, Expert Advice, Around Town, For Men, Designer’s Choice, A Brief History of …, are all back for another go-‘round. 

Our Show Homes tour takes us to three new show homes this issue. In Okotoks, we take a quick look at Lask Homes, a small builder with a big reputation for quality construction and customer service. While we’re in town we also drop in on Jager Homes’ move-up Titanium model in Westmount. Finally, we head west to Aspen estates where we’re like kids in a candy store when we visit JayMack Custom Homes’ palatial 5,600 square foot show home, the Versailles.

In This Issue

Home at Lask

Home at Lask

Building beautiful homes since 1990, Lask Homes is a family owned and operated company that…

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Getting out of town

Getting out of town

Westmount is just one of the new communities that has popped up in Okotoks, and…

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JayMack’s The Versailles

JayMack’s The Versailles

An inlaid compass within the cherry floor of the grand foyer at JayMack’s show home…

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Cowtown to Boomtown

Cowtown to Boomtown

When the first mounties set exploratory feet on southern Alberta soil in the spring of…

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