The countdown to Halloween is on, and while this annual event is one that most kids look forward to all year, many of them face barriers that make door-to-door trick-or-treating a challenge.

More than 400,000 Canadian kids live with accessibility issues that make navigating staircases, steep or long driveways, narrow pathways, strobe lights, loud noises and crowded front entrances problematic. There are some simple things you can do to remove these barriers and “make Halloween accessible to everyBODY.”

In fact, that’s the tag line of Treat Accessibly, a movement that aims to drive household awareness of accessibility issues, and encourages homeowners to make small changes on Halloween that will make a big difference to a lot of people.

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Inverted Contrasts

 

Bringing balance into design often relies on adding a contrasting hue. Now, these grounding pops feature in places nearly forgotten – floors, trims, and fixtures. We see a growing inclination towards light furniture and walls and more dark ceilings, floors, trims, and hardware.

 

 

Shades of Green

 

We expect muted contrasts for 2022 interior design trends. Greens in pastels or tinted shades, for instance, refresh an interior without dominating the look.  A shade of green emerging from your natural base is a good way to add a subtle pop of color.

 

 

Basic & Natural Colors

 

A neutral color base opens up an array of possibilities for your home. In fact, by sticking to basic hues, you always…

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Houzz identified the top emerging home design trends based on the latest search insights* from our community of U.S. homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home professionals. The trends reflect a need for dedicated activity spaces within the home, a desire to bring the outdoors in, a requirement to create flexible interior spaces and a passion for luxurious colors and materials. Outside, people are getting creative with swimming pool styles.

Dedicated Activity Spaces 
People have been relying on their homes to provide new avenues of activity and entertainment since the beginning of the pandemic and it shows in the emerging search trends we’re seeing for art studios (up nearly 10x), home bars and wine cellars (up nearly 4x) and home theaters, home…

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Canadian housing market expected to remain strong this fall, despite Delta variant, say RE/MAX brokers and realtors

Young families driving demand for single-detached homes in cities across the country

  • Canadian housing market prices are anticipated to increase by 5% in the remaining months of 2021, according to RE/MAX brokers and agents.
  • 26/29 major Canadian housing markets analyzed are seller’s markets, driven by lack of supply and high demand.

Toronto, ON and Kelowna, BC, October 5, 2021 – Early indicators from RE/MAX brokers and agents across the Canadian housing market suggest steady activity for the remainder of 2021. According to the RE/MAX Canada 2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook Report, RE/MAX brokers and agents expect the…

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Come visit Fort Whoop-Up for a day of spooky crafts, live blacksmithing, games, candy and fun! 

10–4 pm | all ages | registration required | fort admission applies | free to annual pass holders

Spooktober

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • 10:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
  • Fort Whoop-Up200 Indian Battle Road SouthLethbridge, ABCanada (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

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We want to ensure our customers feel happy and safe with their furnace and all the natural gas appliances in their home which is why we provide appliance and furnace inspections at no direct cost to you. To schedule an appointment, fill out the service request form or call the Customer Assistance Centre at 310-5678 toll-free.

Please note we are not able to install, clean, repair or remove appliances. For these services, you need to contact a qualified heating and/or plumbing contractor.


TIMING TIP

During the fall and winter, there is a high demand for furnace and appliance checks. You might need to wait a little for this free service. Book your appointment in the spring and summer for a faster turn-around time.

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