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Changes have been made to Alberta's condominium legislation, and it seems more are on the way. As for the recent revisions enforced as of January 1, 2020, CCI (Canadian Condominium Institute) worked directly with the Government of Alberta. The goal for the new legislation was too...


“significantly improve the lives of condominium owners, boards, and industry members. These changes will help simplify condominium governance for volunteer boards, especially regarding voting procedures, conducting AGMs efficiently, and clarifying the insurance claims process.”



SOME KEY AMENDMENTS 


  • The Board can issue "chargebacks" to owners deemed responsible for the damages without having to go to court. This new legislation takes some of the burdens off bystanders.
 
  • The Bylaws will stipulate the offenses and fees. Regulations cap the fines up to $500 for a first infraction, $1,000 for subsequent violations...
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Dr. Aaron Goodarzi is an expert in radon and recently spoke at the Calgary Real Estate Board. He explained that it is an invisible and odourless radioactive gas with the potential to cause lung cancer and other serious health problems. 


Yes, that statement got my attention too. 



CLICK HERE  for Dr. Aaron Goodarzi’s TED Talk, and below are other useful resources.



Check out the links for more information.

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

Health Canada 

Radon Safety

C-NRPP




TESTING FOR RADON

According to Dr. Aaron Goodarzi, Health Canada and the real estate industry's governing bodies, the best practice is to test for a minimum of 90 days. They do not believe short-term tests taken during home inspections or over a few days collect sufficient data for accurate and reliable results. Health Canada suggests testing between October - April with an acceptable level of 200 becquerels per cubic meters...

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