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Tucked behind the Edmonton Country club along the edge of the North Saskatchewan river in Edmonton’s west end is the neighbourhood of Oleskiw. With a population of more than 2,800 residents the community is bordered by 170th street, just blocks away from access to whitemud drive. Driving into the community you’ll find beautiful homes surrounded by the picturesque river valley parks system with trails meandering down the banks of the Wolf Willow Ravine. Walking through the area you’re likely to catch the distant sound of a woodpecker tapping away at a poplar, a rustling of the leaves and the echo of a basketball hitting the pavement of a driveway during a quick father son pickup game. 

Surrounded by trees in the subdivision of Wolf Willow

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Edmonton has some incredible local chefs who turn out even more incredible dishes, making  Edmonton’s food scene one of the best in Canada. We’ve had some really amazing dining experiences all over YEG, and we couldn’t help but share our top five favourite spots to grab a bite. Whether it’s a special occasion, a night out with friends or a quick cocktail after a long day, these local restaurants have you covered! Here’s our favourites in no particular order. 

Braven RestaurantJW 

Tucked away beyond the lobby of the new JW Marriott in Edmonton’s ICE District is the incredibly intimate and equally as tasty Braven Restaurant. The upscale steak house is a blend of leather, forest green walls, expertly crafted cocktails and of course steak. At the

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Edmonton Basement Rentals Guide

How often do you use your basement? Once a week? Once a month? If you can’t remember the last time you used your basement for anything except storage you might want to consider the potential of turning your space into extra income. Basement suites are surging in popularity  and offer homeowners the financial flexibility to pay off their mortgages sooner, save for the future or even travel more often.  

From offering your space for longer term 12-month leases or even exploring the potential of turning your basement into an Airbnb rental there are plenty of attainable options out there. “The biggest thing is making all of the available space in your home usable,” says Realtor Kerri-lyn Holland. “Whether that’s turning your basement into more living

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What better way to kick off the New Year!  This month we're excited to have guest contributor and astrological style expert Greg Polkosnik dish on your fabulous year ahead. So get cozy, grab a latte and see what your 2020 Horoscope has in store:

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The focus is on your workplace throughout 2020, so why not turn your gaze elsewhere when you’re not at work? Creating a space to get away from it all will be a wise move in the upcoming year. Whether that’s a spa, a home yoga studio or an outdoor room where you can decompress, try to make room in your life for a little rest and relaxation. With Mars retrograde in your sign through much of autumn, escape will be a necessary part of your routine. It may take some discipline to

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It’s no secret that beautiful nature-blessed St. Albert is a favourite destination in this neck of the woods.  Ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the best city to live in Alberta, the friendly community is a top draw for families in warm weather with the famous St. Albert Farmers’ Market, International Children’s Festival and numerous arts, culture and sporting events.  But when the snow falls, the northern city shines during the darkest days of winter, with plenty of fun, interesting winter activities for all ages and especially those young at heart.

One of the must-see holiday attractions that kicks off the season in late November, is the popular St. Albert Snowflake Festival.  Started in 1997, the festival has grown over the years with an

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With the holiday season in full swing, it seemed only fitting to bring some ‘holly’ to Holland & Associates. Thank you to our guest contributor, Holly Hunka with the home decor and lifestyle blog Chandeliers and Champagne, for sharing five easy tips to create a swoon-worthy Christmas table setting. 

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Can you believe it: only 20 days remain until Christmas! I’m in full-on festive mode over here, baking up a storm, blasting Wham!’s Last Christmas and enjoying the twinkling lights of our tree each night.

I love the ambience of our home over the holidays, making it my favourite time of year to entertain. While my husband is in charge of the turkey, I like to think I have an equally important job: preparing the cocktails and setting a table that

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Perched at the very edge of the Edmonton River Valley with spectacular views of the city from downtown to the university, sit two shining examples of luxury living in Edmonton. Nestled within the established community of Laurier Heights, 8512 134 Street and 8516 134 Street exemplify the incredible progress that’s been made in the city’s Luxury market within just the last decade. 

It’s a trend very familiar for Architect Sebastian Mielczarek "The home is now becoming a piece of artwork - a type of expression where owners want to showcase to their family, to their friends and to the community that their home is a representation of their personality and part of who they are as a human being," says Mielczarek, Partner of designtwogroup inc.

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No matter how far your career takes you– there is just something about coming home and being recognized by a hometown crowd that makes hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.

On Saturday, November 17th, Jason Holland was recognized as the Sturgeon Hockey Club’s first inductee to the Hockey Walk of Fame, inside the town’s newly constructed Morinville Leisure Centre. 

With the Morinville Jets and St. Albert Merchant’s teams lined up on the blue line, Jason walked out onto the ice with a wave to the crowd as the Sturgeon Hockey Club unveiled a banner recognizing Holland’s lengthy hockey career. 

“It was a real honour to be back in Morinville and to be recognized,” says Holland. It was unexpected but a really nice gesture.  I have so many

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While many sharp, shiny new condos and commercial towers continue to rise up above the River Valley, one expansive redevelopment project stands to shape the future of Edmonton's downtown.  Rooted in history on the east edge of Jasper Avenue, the rustic three-story Pendennis Hotel is undergoing a spectacular transformation that will blend history with open, modern design and spark new interest in the area.

“We have not seen much revitalization in the Quarters and it has unfortunately eroded over the years,” explains Lorraine Bodnarek, Principal for Pendennis Developments. “We hope to change that a little bit by restoring some of our beautiful architecture and preserving it while creating opportunities for small businesses and organizations that are

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Nestled beside Kingsway Mall, NAIT and the new Blatchford development sits the old Edmonton Oilers Office building. Built in 1974, it was the original home for the franchise until it moved when Rogers Place was completed in 2016 - the hallowed halls a treasure trove of history, memories and wins for the team and for our city.

 

It’s a property that holds a lot of historical significance to the hockey community but when it went on the market - it was unclear how much of a future it might have, until it was brought forward to a group of local doctors looking for a new home. “It is so historical because it comes right from the beginning of the franchise,” says Kerri-lyn. “That’s what got us excited when our clients came and were interested in

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