Alberta Votes 2021: Condominiums and Municipal Elections

All Alberta municipalities and school boards will be having elections on October 18, 2021. While it’s great to have the chance to exercise our democratic rights, municipal and school board elections have some implications for condominium complexes. Condominium corporations have a balance to strike between protecting the common property and maintaining building security and respecting…

Winter Activities During COVID-19

Winter Activites During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdowns 2020 is an unusual year. In Alberta, public health restrictions have required many of us to rethink our winter social activities and holiday traditions. We asked members of the Alberta condominium community to share their plans and suggestions for a socially distanced but still connected Christmas and…

How To Talk To Jerks

By: Nadine Riopel Anyone who’s ever been on a condo board or attended an AGM knows about the jerks. They’re loud, they’re angry. They’re pretty sure that everything that’s wrong is your fault, and they either want you to fix it or they want you fired. Like anyone else, I encounter my fair share of…

The Donkey Serenade

by Eustace Mousehabbit The following story is true. Names and locations have been altered to protect privacy and avoid embarrassment to those involved … It is usually only when a problem arises, or something goes badly amiss that many condo boards and owners start paying serious attention to their by-laws. Disputes between boards and irate…

The Pining (or) The Plane Truth

By Eustace Mousehabbit The following story is true. Names and locations have been altered to protect privacy and avoid embarrassment to those involved … It was a warm summer evening when I sat down again with retired property manager, Agnes O’Weary, sampling her excellent cooking sherry and waiting to hear further reminiscences from her lengthy career…

The Pachyderm Progression

By Eustace Mousehabbit The following story is true. Names and locations have been altered to protect privacy and avoid embarrassment to those involved ….. It was very early in the day. Rosy-fingered dawn had not yet appeared to dapple all with pearls of translucent light – particularly the condominium building known as Tottering Towers. It was…

CCI Cannabis Survey

Let Yourself Be Heard! In the wake of Cannabis becoming legal in Canada, CCI North Alberta wants to hear your thoughts. Please take our short survey and let us know your opinion on Cannabis in Condominiums. Survey Closes Wednesday, October 31. Thank You! CCI Team

Condos In Bloom Photo Gallery

2018 Condos in Bloom Our second annual Condos in Bloom competition was held over the summer to recognize the gardening efforts of both condominium complexes and individual units. The contest was open to all condominium owners and corporations in the Greater Edmonton area and we received double the amount of entries compared to our inaugural…