June 2009 | Issue 114 Cover

June 2009 | Issue 114

Wood is good, but concrete can’t be beat! Of course, wood and concrete are just two of the options when it comes to decks and patios. There’s also interlocking paving bricks, slate, sandstone tiles, stamped concrete, aggregate, and various other permutations and combinations of materials—all with their own advantages and disadvantages. We’ll examine some of the options in this edition’s feature story titled ‘On the rocks’.

Sharing the spotlight this month is our salute to the SAMs, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association—Calgary Region’s annual awards of excellence in home building. From apartment-style; to townhomes and villas; to builder of the year; we’ve got the complete list of winners.

And, since the snow is finally gone (for good, I hope), we take a look at some yard and garden items whose time has come. From a mini-greenhouse, to bird feeders, watering cans and sprinkler timers, our Gadgets pictorial looks at things to help your garden grow—and look good. Still with the outdoor theme, our Focus On photo spread heats up the pages as we go shopping for fire pits, while L. Sara Bysterveld’s Going Green column takes on eco-friendly lawn care.

This month’s condo features are concentrated on the city centre, with the front cover spotlight being turned on Battistella’s Colours project. Other articles showcase The Montana by Procura, another highrise project; and the Tweed condominiums located just off 17th Avenue S.W. in the beltline.

The big news this month though, and something we’re really proud of here at Source Media Group, is the launch of our brand new magazine—Okotoks Living. It’s about the lifestyle, the people, the places and the things, including a major focus on sustainability, that make Okotoks the great town it is. Watch for Okotoks Living to be distributed to households in Okotoks, in Media Classified vendor boxes south of Fish Creek Park in Calgary, and at various locations around Okotoks.

In This Issue

In Living Colours

In Living Colours

It doesn’t get much more ‘Urban Living’ than the fresh new Colours condominiums by Battistella…

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The Montana by Procura

The Montana by Procura

The way luxury is perceived is different for everybody, but for those who expect nothing…

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Fresh, fashionable & forever functional

Fresh, fashionable & forever functional

Located in Calgary’s urban mecca, Tweed Condominiums is a perfect fit for one of the…

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Salute to the SAMs

Salute to the SAMs

The winners of the 2008 SAM Awards were announced Saturday, April 18, at the 22nd…

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