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CALGARY OPENS UP

Doors Open YYC running Sept. 27-28

KELSEY HIPKIN reporter/photographer

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The Doors? frontman Jim Morrison once said ?there are things known and things unknown and in-between are the doors.? That couldn?t be more true for Doors Open YYC, which returns to the city Sept. 27-28. This represents the third incarnation of the local program, which originated in Europe 25 years ago as a way of promoting civic pride. This year, Calgarians will have access to rare, behind-the-scene glimpses of more than three dozen sites in Calgary ranging from the Alberta Children?s Hospital to SAIT Polytechnic?s Art Smith Aero Centre. Doors Open YYC launched in Calgary in 2012, the year the federal government dubbed the city the ?Cultural Capital of Canada?, coinciding with Culture Days. ?In 2012 it was a huge success and I think more successful than anybody had anticipated,? said Alyssa Berry, Doors Open YYC marketing committee representative. ?Doors Open as an entity was created to open those places that people never get to see normally.? One of those places is the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility in northeast Calgary. Named after the man who started with Calgary?s street construction and went on to manage the design and construction of Calgary?s first LRT line, the facility services 84 of Calgary?s 192 C-Train cars. Visitors to the site, which requires pre-registration, will see everything from equipment underneath the trains to different models. ?Probably the coolest part that all the kids love is when we go through the train wash,? said Jennie Palmer, communications advisor with City of Calgary?s Transportation department. ?We have a train wash here where all the water is recycled and reused and C-Trains go through it.? Other municipal sites taking part in the program include the Pine Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, Ralph Klein Park, Traffic Management Centre and the City Municipal Complex. If science, art or sports are more up your alley, there?s the Alberta College of Art & Design, F&D Scene Changes Inc., Canada?s Sports Hall of Fame, Epcor Centre and the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. For those looking to explore Calgary?s heritage, Doors Open YYC sites include Fort Calgary, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Tower, Nellie McClung House, CC Snowdon Building and Lougheed House. DOORS OPEN YYC A3

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*All statistics based on monthly data compiled by CREB ® via MLS ® activity. NUMBER OF UNITS SOLD* AUG ?12 ? AUG ?14 1354 1336 1197 772 974 1230 KELSEY HIPKIN, Reporter/Photographer 1699 1736 2027 1769 1553 1477 Calgary Transit?s Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility electro-mechanic Richard Daynes. The facility is one of more than 30 sites featured in Doors Open YYC Sept. 27 ? 28.

HOME PRICE INDEX SEES INCREASES ACROSS CANADA

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) increased by 9.83 per cent in August from the year prior, easily outpacing the national aggregate of 5.33 per cent, according to the latest numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). ?Tight housing market conditions in the earlier portion of the year resulted in strong price gains throughout the spring purchasing season,? said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. INDUSTRY A3

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