Tom Ross


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Home prices decline again but remain higher than last year, real estate board says

For the third month in a row, Calgary saw a decline in house prices. However, supply levels have also tightened as fewer homes go on the market, CREB says.

Calgary's historic Eau Claire building set to become community hub

The building was moved from its original downtown location in October 2021 to make way for flood mitigation work in the area and has been sitting temporarily at a parking lot down the street.

Canada's plans to help European energy woes may not have room for Alberta

An energy crisis grips Germany, and Canada is hoping to help by promising to supply hydrogen to the European nation’s grid. But this could end up leaving the country’s top energy producer in the dark.

Pro basketball team in Calgary brings Battle of Alberta to the hardcourt

News that a professional basketball team is moving to Calgary next year has fans excited, and those involved in the sport think it will go a long way to increasing interest.

Virtual program connects thousands of Albertans with doctors

Since launching earlier this year, a pilot program creating virtual connections between Albertans and doctors continues to reduce unnecessary hospital visits.

Health companies shift focus as demand declines for COVID-19 testing

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it didn’t take long for health companies to start offering tests for people who didn’t want to wait in long lines at public health facilities.

Provincial coalition of gaming agencies calls on bettors to avoid illegal gambling sites

The business of online gambling is booming in Canada, but some provincial lottery corporations feel they’re missing out on a big chunk of the winnings and hope bettors will stick to their regulated platforms.

New ambulances won't fix bigger problems, says paramedics' union

Nine new ambulances are on the streets of Calgary and Edmonton, but more work still has to be done to address wider staffing issues, say paramedics.

Another interest rate hike would impact mortgage market, experts say

Interest rates will be likely heading for another sharp increase later this month and that can be more bad news for people looking to get a mortgage or refinance an existing one.

Changing market may ease the strain of buying a home in Calgary

It’s welcome news for Calgarians looking to buy a home, with a continued decrease in sales meaning more options in the market and prices stabilizing, according to a report from the Calgary Real Estate Board.