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Art & Design Technicians and Staff Exhibition (until Oct. 26)
An exhibition that showcases a wide range of work in the fine arts.

250 Years of Alexander von Humboldt (Oct. 10)
A free event, with a film screening and lecture with Dr. Sandra Rebok, about the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt.

Edible and Medicinal Gardening (Oct. 12)
A lecture all about the traditional knowledge and practices of garden plants and products.

Edmonton Comedy Festival (Oct. 16 – 19)
Get ready for four days of funny at different locations throughout the city.

Fight Night (Oct. 17 – 27)
An interactive production that looks at how people make decisions.

Litfest (Oct. 17 – 27)
This literary festival brings books to life in a way that even those who don’t love to read will enjoy.

TELUS: MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes (Oct. 18)
Celebrate your favourite Marvel Super Heroes on this one-night exhibition.

Jasper Dark Skies Festival (Oct. 25 and Oct. 26)
Experience the most memorable star gazing event along the shores of Lake Annette with your friends and family.

Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein (Oct. 31)
A state-of-the art world premiere of a classic, just in time for Halloween.

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With the kids back in school, this also means making sure they wake on time. Our photo gallery features the trendiest alarm clocks that you can buy from traditional to chic and modern.


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Everyone is familiar with the idea of car insurance, life insurance and house insurance — but what about protecting the personal items you own?


If you think about it and tally up the total of all the material things you have in your house, gathered over the years, it can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars.


That’s where content insurance comes in. It can usually be included as part of a package with house insurance, but it’s important to specify what the policy actually covers and with what stipulations.


Contents insurance covers everything from the major appliances like the fridge or washing machine, clothing, sports gear, jewellery, and artwork. Essentially, it covers all of your personal property.


Like all insurance policies, a lot of the cost comes from how much value is covered and the deductible that is set for a pay out.


Ideally, the policy should be “all-risk”, which means that the items are covered in all circumstances except for exceptions specified beforehand — so if a flood, fire, burglary, or anything else happens, the belongings are covered by insurance. Oftentimes, even items stolen out of a car would be covered by the policy.


The other option, the “named perils” policy is usually not as comprehensive but can be cheaper. Just make sure to think about all the situations where you might lose your possessions and make sure you’ve got all bases covered.


So who should get contents insurance? Essentially, everyone.


As homeowners, contents insurance is usually tied in with house insurance policies and, for an extra few hundred dollars a year, a huge amount of liability is lifted.


Renters can also get contents insurance, which is often sold as a stand-alone policy.


Keep in mind that contents insurance often only covers the person named on the policy and their immediate family they live with – so if you are renting out a room to a friend, for example, they might not be covered.


Guests, on the other hand, typically are covered as long as their stay is within a certain time limit.


So where can you buy contents insurance from? Any third-party insurance agency, like BCAA, or Westland, or Square One, offer different forms of it, and some banks like TD or RBC, also offer competitive deals.

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I have listed a new property at 15715 77 ST in Edmonton.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! RARE FIND!!! This spacious EXECUTIVE 2 STOREY WALKOUT BACKS ONTO A LAKE. 4 BIG bedrooms up including a wonderful master suite with it own private balcony overlooking the private landscaped yard and expansive lake view. The main floor features a living/dining combination, large white kitchen with centre island, built-in appliances, dinette, familyroom, bath, office/den/bedroom and laundry. The walk out basement was designed for entertaining features a bar, games area, private cold room, huge family room with wood stove, built in HOT TUB and full bath. Exposed aggregate concrete walks, driveway and patio. Upgraded balcony and deck with aluminum railings, tempered glass inserts and composite deck panels for long life and easy maintenance. Original OAK HARDWOOD floors in the living and dining rooms and an impressive curved oak feature wall at the entrance leading to the top floor. Close to schools, public transportation, parks, shopping and of course the GREAT LAKE VIEWS!!!
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It's back to school month so make your kids’ homework space fun and exciting by simply adding any of these cool desk lamp ideas.


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Planning for a home renovation is like any big project — the idea is exciting, but getting it done can be stressful.


When it comes to improving parts of your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom, and everything in between, there are several steps you can take to ease the process, saving both time and money.


1. Figure out the scope of your project.
What exactly do you want to accomplish and what’s your budget? If it’s a huge undertaking and more money than you have on hand in cash, look into applying for a home equity loan or reverse mortgage.

When creating your budget, be mindful of the full set of costs: labour, materials and equipment. If you’re painting a room, for example, don’t forget to take stock of any brushes and buckets you’ll need to buy on top of the paint.


2. Decide whether it’s possible to live at home while you execute your renovation.
Renovations can be a dusty, noisy, and inconvenient business. If necessary, stay with family or friends — or, if someone else is doing the work, this might be a good time to go away on holiday.

If you do choose to stay at home while the renovations are underway, make sure to have a plan in place for children and pets. Both are curious by nature and it’s important to set up the necessary safety protections ahead of time to keep them safe. Also, keep in mind where you will sleep and cook while the work is being completed.


3. Hire the right people.
To avoid delays, make sure to be in close contact with the right people from the start and get a written record of all requests and expected deadlines. Be decisive in your decisions, and make sure to select whatever materials and products you need well enough in advance to avoid backlogs.

Also, be realistic about what parts of the project are do-it-yourself. This is where many people overestimate their abilities and end up taking on more than they can chew. Certain tasks like painting, cabinets, and other small fixtures are easily done but things like plumbing or electrical work should be left to professionals, unless you have a very strong background in it.


4. Prepare yourself mentally.
It’s okay to feel stressed during a home renovation but knowing that you’ve readied everything as much as possible will help ease some of the burden. Stick to your plan but try to be flexible if anything unexpected happens like delays.


At the end, you’ll have a beautifully remodelled home.

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I have listed a new property at 675 HENDERSON ST in Edmonton.
Welcome to Henderson Estates! You'll love this greatly sought after upscale family neighbourhood skirting the river valley where you can enjoy peaceful nature walks, Terwillegar Dog Park, the beautiful river valley only step away. Elegant 2,940 sq ft, 4 bdrm, two storey in a key hole crescent. Spacious foyer with curved sweeping staircase, soaring ceilings in living room & formal dining room trayed ceiling. Spacious & well planned kitchen with additional private spice kitchen, Granite Counters, Large island, sunny breakfast nook overlooking the back yard & stunning family room with custom fireplace. Den/Bdrm, 4pc guest bath & main floor laundry. 4 Bdrms upstairs with a MASSIVE master suite with his & hers closets & Jacuzzi ensuite. IMPRESSIVE basement development with rec room, 2nd kitchen, bedroom, den, 4pc bath, cold room, storage. Private fully fenced yard, large deck, shed, central Air, schools, shopping, parks, public transportation, Anthony Henday & Whitemud close by...a prefect family home!!!
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I have listed a new property at 1221 WERSHOF RD in Edmonton.
Beautiful 1,808 sq ft EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW located in prestigious Wedgewood. You are greeted with a spacious tiled foyer with glass block side lighting. A main floor flex rm with double French doors is convenient for an office, den or bdrm. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with gas stove, abundance of cupboards & gleaming h/w floors throughout main. The living room features a gas f/p, built-in entertainment center and vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom boasts a spacious w/i closet & 4pc Jacuzzi ensuite retreat. A convenient 4pc bath & laundry/mud room complete this level. Downstairs features 9 ft ceilings, a huge rec room great for a gaming table & perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Two spacious bedrooms & large 3pc bath, furnace & storage area finish it all off. Other features NEWER HARDWOOD ON MAIN, BRAND NEW LANDSCAPING with STONE PATIO, DECK, TREES, SHRUBS, OVERSIZED DOUBLE GARAGE & Newer FIBERGLASS shingles. Close to river valley trails, play ground, ravine, tennis courts, shopping & schools.
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Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Aug. 8 – 11)
Four days of lovely music and food in a stellar setting.

Animethon 26 (Aug. 9 – 11)
A threeday festival for fans of anime, gaming and Japanese pop culture.

Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival (Aug. 9 – 11)
This festival offers a glimpse into the culture of the Caribbean.

Feast on the Field (Aug. 14)
A long-table event featuring a true Albertan feast.

Edmonton Fringe Festival (Aug. 15 – 25)
There’s no festival quite like the theatrics on show at the Fringe.


Edmonton Rock Music Festival (Aug. 16 – 17)
A weekend of music and a live party.


International Cat Show (Aug. 24 – 25)
Similar to a dog show, except the cats don’t need to be purebred to compete.

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I have listed a new property at 333 BERINGER CRES in Edmonton.
Here's a beautifully upgraded family bungalow on a quiet no through cul-de-sac. Features an open concept living room with vaulted ceiling, new laminate flooring & a cozy gas fireplace. The kitchen is very large with ample cupboard space and a walk-in pantry. There are 3 bedrooms on the main and the Master boasts a 3 piece ensuite and his/hers closets. There is also a 4 piece main bath, and mud room area with convenient main floor laundry facilities. Downstairs you will find a professionally finished basement with sprawling recreational room, oversized bedroom, a 3 piece bath and large storage room. Outside you will enjoy a large fenced south facing back yard with huge deck running the full length of the home. The fully finished oversized double garage will fit a full length truck. Close to multiple shopping centers, Costco, River Cree Entertainment, Lewis Estates golf course, Parks, Walkways, Schools, Anthony Henday and Whitemud!!!
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I have listed a new property at 415 1004 ROSENTHAL BLVD in Edmonton.
This Beautiful 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, TOP FLOOR condo has a spectacular west view from the bedrooms and private balcony. A well laid out floor plan has the bedrooms & baths on opposite sides and a wonderful entertaining space in between. Rich Chocolate Maple kitchen features GRANITE COUNTERTOPS an OVERSIZED ISLAND w/EATING BAR, Stainless Steel Appliances & ample counter/cupboard space. Upgraded Engineered WIDE-PLANK flooring in the kitchen & living areas. The spacious master bdrm features a double sided WALK-THRU closet w/organizers & mirrored doors to the 3PC ENSUITE. The spacious SECOND BDRM is adjacent to a 4PC BATH. IN-SUITE LAUNDRY, an OVERSIZED BALCONY w/natural gas BBQ outlet, Titled UNDERGROUND PARKING STALL W/STORAGE CAGE. Jade Condos offer a SOCIAL ROOM w/POOL TABLE & WET BAR, FITNESS ROOM & GUEST SUITE at $50/day for family/friends. Next door to parks, walking & bike trails around multiple lakes, close proximity to Anthony Henday, Whitemud, Costco, River Cree, shopping & many restaurants.
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The warm summer weather and sunshine should be enough to entice most kids out of the house but sometimes, staring at screens for hours at a time can be all too tempting.


The easiest way to get kids active and moving around outside is to simply make it fun. So the next time they complain about being bored, suggest some of these activities instead.


1. Run a lemonade stand
This is a classic summer pastime for children of all ages. Let the kids figure out pricing, marketing and sales — not only will selling lemonade (and whatever snacks on the side, like cookies or brownies) earn them some spending money this summer, it’ll also teach valuable lessons.


2. Make a giant board game with chalk
Whether it’s hopscotch or Twister, pull out the chalk sticks and get creative. Invite a few neighbourhood kids over for double the fun.


3. Visit the public library
Even for kids who aren’t bookworms, there is likely something to pique their interest at the local library. Oftentimes, they run all kinds of classes and workshops for kids from finger painting to meet-and-greats with authors.


4. Make ice cream or popsicles
Even the youngest of children can follow a simple recipe of freezing popsicle mixtures — and, for the older or braver, turn to ice cream bowls and a bit of elbow grease to make some deliciously cold treats.


5. Look into summer camps
If you’re stuck working and can’t take time off, summer camps can be a great way to keep kids out of trouble and engaged. There is a camp for almost every interest, from adventure to science to cooking to coding — the options are endless.


6. Go camping — in your backyard
There’s no need to go very far for a camping adventure. Just pitch a tent in the back garden, make some s’mores over a fire (or the BBQ) and stargaze from just metres from the safety of home.


7. Have a water balloon fight
When the water restrictions come into effect and sprinklers are turned off, it’s not the end of water fun. Fill up some balloons and cool off by tossing them around.

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Sunny days and warm temperatures are a welcomed sign of summer coming. But it’s not too long before things start to get hot in the house— maybe too hot.


Putting a large AC unit in every room of the house or installing a swimming pool in the backyard might seem like great ways to keep cool, they’re also hugely expensive.


Here are some tips to cool things down without breaking the bank.


1. Grow some houseplants
Some plants, like cacti and bromeliads, take in water from the air and so can help reduce humidity in your home. That keeps everything cooler.


2. Buy a dehumidifier
If the plants aren’t cutting it, buy a dehumidifier to do the same job of removing moisture from the air and making you feel cooler even at hot temperatures.


3. Close your blinds
It might be nice to have rays of sunlight streaming in through the windows, but it heats up the space very quickly. Keeping the light out during the peak sunlight hours can reduce the temperature in your home from 10-15 C.


4. Shade the outside
If you can’t stand having the blinds drawn and a dark house, shade the outside of your windows with awnings. This will at least cool the air before it enters.


5. Reverse your fans
Setting the ceiling fans to spin counter-clockwise helps pull hot air up and away, rather than pushing it down towards you. In general, you want to pull warm air away rather than just move it around.


6. Cool sheets
Choosing materials that wick away heat and moisture – like silk or cotton — for your bed sheets can help you feel much better at night.


7. Create a flow of air
Be strategic about where you place fans and which doors you open to create a flow of air moving throughout the house.


8. Self-care
If you’re feeling good yourself, the weather will feel more manageable. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated, avoid exertion and wear appropriate clothes.

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I have listed a new property at 16015 103 AVE in Edmonton.
Solid 1,087 s.f. raised bungalow on a private south facing lot in Britannia. Large oversized 24'x22' heated double garage. This property is perfect for an investment, redevelop or renovation project for the right buyer. Split back entry allows for separate entrance to lower level, RF4 Zoning. Upgraded forced air furnace and hot water tank, Asphalt shingles (2013), original Mahogany kitchen cabinets, original Oak Hardwood floors. Very Large Basement Windows, 60 Amp Electrical Service, Close to schools, shopping, public transportation, parks, etc.
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