September 2015

Found 5 blog entries for September 2015.

Flooding along the Sheep River may be a thing of the past, as the Town of Okotoks has taken an environmental approach to managing storm water. 

The town is constructing a riparian bio-retention management system for storm water run-off in conjunction with the North Railway Street operations centre. In plain language, the Town is planting vegetation and native plant species in a specific area where storm water collects, which will absorb volumes of water flowing from the operations centre.  The water will then be naturally filtered through the ground before find its way back to the river or seeping outward to naturally occurring wells and aquifers. Follow up research will monitor its effectiveness. 

What It Will Look Like 

From an environment

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Home Maintenance - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/6086748364

Money is saved if off-season maintenance is performed. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, stated Benjamin Franklin, and was a great old saying. Wasn't it? Disaster-prevention is the name of the game and can save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

Consider some of the projects discussed; you may be surprised at the savings.

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should regularly be tested, and batteries changed every six months to be sure they are working properly. If you hear an alarm chirping; this is one of the best signs for the battery to be replaced. Press the test buttons occasionally; if you receive a loud, long beep; everything should be working right.

Refrigerator coils must be cleaned monthly to keep the

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Burger - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/innitech-1011046/

How does sinking your teeth into the biggest and juiciest hamburger you have ever laid eyes on sound? Well, if you are someone who likes hamburgers – you probably think it sounds like a great idea. Just as the name implies, Fatburger is a dining establishment where you can sink your teeth into a fat burger. A fat and delicious burger. While Fatburger is a place scattered all over Canada it is highly suggested that you check out the one at 201 Southridge Drive Unit 729 in Okotoks. This particular Fatburger is open from 10:30AM to 8PM every single day of the week.

Exploring the History of Fatburger

Before you sink your teeth into a fat and juicy burger, it is normal for you to want to know more about the history of the burger. After you finish

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Open House

Selling a home can be quite stressful. There are so many decisions to make, and preparation is key. Holding an Open House can assist in finding potential buyers, and it may seem like the best thing to do. An Open House can not only encourage, but it can also discourage a sale. Below you will see five suggestions that, by avoiding them, will help make your selling event more successful.

Leave the Home

Do not stay at your home during the Open House. You, your children, and pets can cause a disruption at a time when you want a relaxing atmosphere for potential buyers. Allow your license real estate agent handle the job.

Personal Items Be Gone

Remove all personal items from the wall, counters, and floors. Remember you want potential buyers to

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Greek Food - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalleboo/9090643249

Located on Southridge Drive in Okotoks, Alberta is a wonderful Greek style restaurant called Opa! Souvlaki of Greece.

Opa! is a very unique kind of fast service eating establishment. It serves delectable Mediterranean cuisine with top-quality customer service. Opa! is one of the most recognized restaurant chains in Canada with 90 restaurants including the one in Okotoks.

Opa! Menu

Opa! serves a terrific variety of Greek foods. Try the Opa! Platter which includes a tantalizing souvlaki skewer, grilled to order, rice pilaf, and their signature Opa! tzatziki.  They offer a great variety of meats including: beef, chicken, shrimp, lamb, Gyro, and Falafel.

A favourite dish of patrons is the Spanakopita Plate. It is a dreamy Greek dish made of

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