"Alberta city considers containers for housing
GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. (CP) -- Faced with feverish population growth, a northern Alberta community is looking to old steel shipping containers to tackle its housing crunch.
The proposal is one of several ideas for low-income housing that the rapidly-growing city of Grande Prairie is pitching to the province for funding.
The use of shipping containers, more commonly found on cargo ships, as low-cost housing is not new.
One U.S.-based non-profit group, Global Peace Containers, has been converting old containers into schools, clinics, community centres and homes in developing countries since 1995.
Retired shipping containers are being used increasingly in the U.S. where they can be bought cheap and stacked like Lego."
Incredible, now housing options in Alberta are being measured against those in developing countries.