Housing

An example of what the front of a home may look like under the amended R1WS regulations -- the garage flush with the rest of the house.
An example of what the front of a home may look like under the amended R1WS regulations -- the garage flush with the rest of the house. City of Red Deer

Council briefs: Single-family dwellings get a makeover

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 10, 2018 - 11:35am Updated: July 10, 2018 - 3:27pm

City council gave third reading Monday of a bylaw amendment changing the way single-family dwellings may look in new neighbourhoods.

R1WS, an alternate to R1, is an option for developers such as Melcor, who will use it for the Evergreen neighbourhood north of St. Joseph high school.

The United Church building that has housed the Community Mat Program for the past three years is now up for sale.
The United Church building that has housed the Community Mat Program for the past three years is now up for sale. rdnewsNOW/Laine Mitchell

Drayton Valley homeless shelter in need of a home

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
July 3, 2018 - 7:00am

After three years of operating in the United Church, Drayton Valley's sole homeless shelter is without a home.

The church dissolved in May and is up for sale, forcing the Community Mat Program to pack up and search for a new location. 

Drop in Drayton Valley home sales blamed on mortgage stress test

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
July 2, 2018 - 7:43am Updated: July 2, 2018 - 4:01pm

A decline in residential sales in Drayton Valley is being seen by some as a result of mortgage rules brought in this past January. 

The newest numbers show there were 28 sales during the first six months of 2018, a 56 per cent drop compared to the same time last year. 

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