Home & Garden Guide 2017

Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
In 2016, the word “Home” took on a whole new meaning as all of us had to leave our houses and community, and venture out into a new version of “Home” thanks to the wildfire. For my family, it started out as spending a week with family on the Kennett…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
When Heather Barrett (then Heather Warren) woke up on the morning of May 3, 2016, she was relieved to see the smoke had cleared. It appeared that the wildfires that had been encroaching on Fort McMurray were under control, and Heather, after a restless sleep spent thinking about her impending…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
Taking a drive through neighbourhoods wiped out by May’s wildfire, the swaths of emptiness are slowly coming to life with the sights and sounds of homes being rebuilt. Pockets of activity are increasing with cement trucks parked in front of cleared and prepped lots as foundations are poured; roof trusses…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
Fort McMurray is lucky to have a number of well-respected, high-quality builders. Although there are too many to list, here are some of the ones you’ll find right here in Wood Buffalo, working hard to rebuild our community.
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
What do you do when you don’t have room for a garden of your own or you wish to be surrounded by other like-minded people outdoors growing vegetables and playing in the dirt?  Perhaps a community garden is the answer. For many, gardening starts in childhood. For me, it started…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
Walking up to a Honomobo home, there’s no denying it’s a shipping container. And there are no apologies, either. Honomobo embraces the fact that they are leveraging shipping containers to create modern, beautiful, and modular living spaces - a fresh, thoughtful, and design-focused take on the existing prefab and modular…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom is the local chapter of the national Communities in Bloom program. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian not-for-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and through the challenge of a national competition, with a focus on enhancing green…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
I drive home from the office after another long day; it is close to 7:00 p.m., and as I approach my driveway I vaguely recall rolling my garbage and recycling bins down to the end of the driveway early this morning. I sigh inwardly, as even though it is a…
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