National home sales decline in May
Statistics released yesterday by the Canadian Real Estate Association showed national home sales and new listings were both down between April and May 2021. Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS Systems fell by 7.4 per cent month-over month in May 2021, building on the 11 per cent decline recorded in April. Activity nonetheless remains historically high, but in contrast to March’s all-time record it is now running closer to levels seen in the second half of 2020.
Nexii appoints impact architect
Nexii Building Solutions has appointed Jason F McLennan as their new Impact Architect. McLennan has been named a ‘World Changer’ by Greenbiz Magazine and is a winner of Engineering News Record’s Award of Excellence. He also founded the Living Building Challenge.
Calgary using concrete barriers for public art
The City of Calgary is working with the Beltline Urban Murals Project to beautify temporary patio spaces protected from traffic by concrete barriers. Nine local artists are painting 30 barriers with different themes including optimism and living with the COVID-19 pandemic.