October 2009 | Issue 46 Cover

October 2009 | Issue 46

Editor's message

Hello, High River

I was almost tempted to title this message “Hi-ho, High River, away!” but not everyone may get my reference to this old school western adventure show, and its question of “who was that masked man?” may be too literal for a generation that grew up in today’s automated age (more on that later).

Going back to High River — there is certainly a sense of exuberance and optimism palpable in this fast-growing town just south of Calgary, which makes the Lone Ranger’s catch phrase seem appropriate. This issue is after all a big shout out to the town that has grown leaps and bounds in the last few years, but is armed with a solid plan aimed at keeping its small town heritage and pioneer history intact as it heads for that hope-filled horizon. If you haven’t been to High River recently, you should check out the new downtown with its unique shops and restaurants; including Evelyn’s, a ‘50s style diner; and Carlson’s, housed in a brick building that used to be the Town Hall.

Also in this issue, we delve into the world of home theatre and automation. We see how some of this new technology can be integrated into your home and how many new home designs now take full advantage of the technology that’s available out there. We take the technology theme a step further this time, with L. Sara Bysterveld’s Going Green article concentrating on environmentally-friendly ways to light up the home, and design guru Aly Velji expounds on the subject further with lighting tips to achieve a desired look.

On the entertainment front, the long wait for the new NHL season to begin is almost over, and we have a special preview of the Calgary Flames in this issue. Hit the ice with star sports reporter Debbie Elicksen as she gives us a pre-season report of what to expect from the local hockey heroes.

Of course, every month we also shine our spotlight on some of Calgary and area’s best new show homes, set today in the context of a housing market that seems to be emerging slowly from a long recession.

Our cover feature on Homes by Avi’s brand new parade in New Brighton sets the stage for what promises to be a striking streetscape in this popular neighbourhood. Cardel Homes’ hit model — the Hampton II — is also featured within. WestView Builders’ stunning Montrose manse — The Malone — puts the cherry on top of our High River sundae.

Although summer is behind us, winter doesn’t seem as bleak with the improving market, and we’ll be with you every step of the way to see how it goes.

Pepper Rodriguez,

Next Month: We take a look at Airdrie’s historic centennial celebrations and some fabulous kitchen trends.

In This Issue

Fire on ice

Fire on ice

It’s the time of the year again when the city’s thoughts all focus on hockey,…

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Suburban splash

Suburban splash

Homes by Avi has a deep understanding of what it takes to make a house…

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Delight in the details

Delight in the details

WestView Builders has prided itself in building homes of elegance and distinction, their show home…

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English charm in New Brighton

English charm in New Brighton

Different strokes for different folks, home designs have to always keep this truism in mind,…

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