Building Better Bylaws

Building Better Bylaws By Gary Caouette BYLAW CONSULTANTS The first question you probably have is, where do I go from here? Should I take some other condominium corporation’s bylaws and modify them for my corporation, or should I update them myself? Where do I go for advice? Some condo managers are pretty knowledgeable, while some…

Exploring Truth & Reconciliation in Condos

Exploring Truth & Reconciliation in Condos Our Local Chapter Commitment – An Introduction by Dan Nielsen, President, CCI North Alberta Chapter Our nation is currently going through a very important conversation and exercise that is difficult, and a long time coming, rooted in our history of colonialism that has outcomes we continue to see the…

Winter Activities During COVID-19

Winter Activites During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdowns PLEASE NOTE: This information was published between 2020 and 2022 while public health measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 were in effect. Public health measures have since changed and information may be out of date. 2020 is an unusual year. In Alberta, public health restrictions have…

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…