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Spring Winds Of Change

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May 1st., 2011
Volume 10, Issue 3

Dear Friends and Partners,

On Monday we will have a Federal election. If you didn't cast your vote early, you can cast your ballot on Election Day - May 2nd. For young adults or folks that aren't that familiar with the current party positions, a simple albeit rough guide to finding which party most matches your values can be found at CBC's Vote Compass. It is tool mainly designed to get Canadians interacting (voting) and deflate some of the recent apathy towards voting people have felt. After all, it really is your $300M being spent on this election, so you should at least have a say ☺

With spring finally here you see more for sale signs popping up and tenant inquiries as they shift from one rental to another. A small percentage may move as sellers list their property, another group have leases coming up in May (winter moves are brutal) and perhaps others have spring fever. It is a dance of sorts; buyers wait for sellers to list, sellers list expecting buyers. Tenants give notice to find another property, landlords post vacancies. The duration of a well matched tenancy in Edmonton is approximately 2 years. That is fairly short with many tenants rotating after a 1 year lease. In other parts of Canada I have seen a 4 year average period for rentals. Here we are in spring; a Royal wedding, an election and a couple more For Sale signs in the lawn.

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Western Premiers Worry Ignatieff-led Coalition Will Threaten Energy Energy Industry

By Darcy Henton and Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald April 21st 2011

EDMONTON — The premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan teamed up in British Columbia on Wednesday to rail against the prospect of a federal opposition coalition and the threat of energy policies that will hurt the West.

Brad Wall and Ed Stelmach, clad in Vancouver Canucks jerseys along with new B.C. Premier Christy Clark, used a New West partnership meeting to deliver a one-two punch assault and call for a majority government, or at least one formed by the party that wins the most seats on May 2. READ MORE HERE


Thriving in Good Times And Bad:
Edmonton's Clarke Builders More Than Weathered The Recent 'Correction' With A Crowded Slate Of Local Projects

By Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal April 21st 2011

Seasoned business execs who have survived Alberta's volatile economic cycles tend to be a circumspect bunch.
After riding the oil-and-gas rollercoaster for decades, they know how quickly the world can change -for better or for worse.

Back in 2008, when oil prices hit nearly $150 US a barrel, no one expected prices to drop by nearly 80 per cent within months. But that's exactly what happened. READ MORE HERE

Growing Interest in Energizing Downtown Just What The City Needs

By David Staples, Edmonton Journal. April 8th 2011

It's that rarest of days, a truly good news day for Edmonton's downtown.
This mediocre, unlovely part of the city is much closer today to getting two key facilities that belong downtown, a new $340-million Royal Alberta Museum, twice as big as the old one, and the city's main hockey arena.

It's the goal of city council to create a more vibrant downtown. One sound strategy is to group major cultural institutions close together in the downtown. The thinking is that you bring together the people who visit such amenities, thus creating vibrancy and safety in numbers, as well as opening up opportunities for nearby restaurants and shops to have enough customers to thrive. FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

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