Thursday, September 15, 2016

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September 15th., 2016

Volume 21, Issue 5

Dear Friends and Partners,

There is a fine balance to what we can control and what we should control. Simple things (can) become complicated when we add more government. As a landlord, these three topics struck me lately; landlords being responsible for delinquent tenant’s utility bills, tenants who are in abusive relationships being able to sever their leases without penalty and vacant home owners possibly facing tax penalties for buying a home and not renting it out or living in it.

All of these issues are important; people should be held accountable for paying their utility (and rent) bills. Women in abusive relationships should get help/alternate housing when fleeing a harmful situation and perhaps speculative real estate investors should face a levy when buying up real estate - the last one is a grey area.

What I find a conundrum is - why is the landlord the one to have to pick up the tab and pay out of his/her pocket to facilitate these social ideals/necessities? 

The unforeseen consequences vary from landlords tightening up who they rent to, crafting leases to protect themselves (which won’t under RTDS scrutiny), tenants in non-abusive relationships exploiting the laws by lying to landlords to break leases, or absentee homeowners getting into the rental market without the knowledge of how to price a rental or manage one - potentially resulting in losses to tenants and other landlords through improper management (at the result of avoiding a tax penalty).

What do you think? Comment here.

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Alberta’s food sector booming as oil sector finds its feet

By Todd Hirsch, Globe and Mail, September 8th., 2016

Still dazed by oil’s price collapse in 2014, Alberta’s economy is gradually finding its feet. All eyes have been fixed on the drama playing out in the oil patch, but all the while other sectors have been quietly developing new products and markets.

The biggest surprise has been Alberta’s burgeoning food sector. In an ironic twist that many didn’t see coming a decade ago, the province has returned to its original roots in agriculture – but this time it’s producing consumer food products for the 21st century and finding lucrative markets around the world. It’s not just for wheat, canola and cattle. It is for niche products such as organic honey, high-protein bison, award-winning gin, unprocessed cereal products and high-value greenhouse vegetables.  READ MORE HERE 


Crude oil to carrots: Geothermal makeover eyed for Alberta’s old wells

By Reuters, August 9th, 2016

Disused oil and gas wells dotting Canada’s energy heartland may bear fruit for Alberta’s farmers under a proposal to use waste heat from the idle facilities to allow crops to grow, even in the country’s harsh winter conditions.

Provincial legislator Shaye Anderson wants the Alberta government to allow an old well to be converted to geothermal energy to heat an 8,000-square-foot greenhouse. Currently the wells can only be used for extracting hydrocarbons.  GRAB THIS ARTICLE


Cannon: Alberta First: Answering the global call-to-action on energy research

By Elizabeth Cannon & David H. Turpin, Calgary Herald, September 10th, 2016

Alberta and its universities are at a critical juncture. Alberta’s geography and history have made the energy industry a pillar of the province’s economy, and energy research and innovation a focus of its universities for decades. Researchers have been examining ways to discover, access and expand Alberta’s resources since the 1920s when Karl Clark patented a process for separating and recovering oil from the oilsands. In the last decade alone, more than 90 per cent of the world’s oilsands research publications have come from Canadian universities and research agencies, the majority from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary, with many of them resulting in major efficiencies and reductions to the environmental impacts of the industry.  FOLLOW THIS STORY


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