September 2016

Found 4 blog entries for September 2016.

 

You’ve found your dream home in a great location but it’s got these weird textured ceilings that were so cool a bazillion years ago.  What were people thinking when they invented popcorn ceilings?  What is with them and should you even have them in your home?

What are Popcorn Ceilings

This type of ceiling texture is white, bumpy sprayed-on goop that sometimes has sparkles in it.  This is not to be confused with a beautifully textured ceiling popular in the 1930s through the 1940s with tastefully and artfully applied swirls that actually make sense. Popcorn was just thrown up there like looking like a disorganized moonscape.  Any child that grew up in a house with popcorn ceilings can tell you that you could not let your helium balloon go in the

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One of the joys of living in a small town like Okotoks are the type of small-town activities that the Prairie West is famous for. And one of those games, is curling.  It’s a gentle yet competitive past-time that brings friends and enemies together for a few hours of fun on the ice and a few more hours of telling tall tales in the lounge afterward.

Imagine the dark, cold nights on the prairie when the one bright spot was meeting friends at the curling rink for a few ends.  It was the Canadian’s answer to the British corner pub.  It’s a tradition that remains true to this day in towns across the prairies.

Curling as a past time in the area goes back to when the Town of Okotoks was first settled.  The Calgary Herald reports that curling in the area

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Ready or not, Okotoks residents are about to add a green cart to their back alley line up of black and blue carts.  Whether they like it or not.

The Town of Okotoks is on its way with green carts for all single-family home owners in town, scheduled to be delivered throughout September.  Green carts, which have been piloted in Calgary and used in other Canadian municipalities, are for organic waste material.  Residents will get a list of acceptable waste for the green cart.  Collection should start the week after October 2.

Those home owners who have not yet opted-in to the program and received their blue cart for recycling will also get that cart.  The town’s chief administration officer believes that 30% of Okotoks single-family home owners

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