Canadian Real Estate Is Pricey, Here’s How Much You Have To Earn To Buy A Home

Vancouver and Toronto real estate is well out of the reach of many, but is that the case around the country? Numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show a huge variance on the cost of a typical home across Canada. We wanted to see what this variance means for incomes. So we crunched some numbers, like we always do. Here’s how much you need to earn in order to carry a mo [...]

29 November 2017

North Vancouver auto shop owner living her dreams

While many children go to sleep dreaming of hoisting the Stanley Cup, becoming a movie star or simply just counting sheep, Leah Gillanders always had her mind in a much different place. Before she reached deep sleep, the North Vancouver native would travel to the magical land deep inside a growly V-8 engine. “I remember closing my eyes – I still do this sometimes – I’d close my ey [...]

29 November 2017

Four Cool Blind Features That You Didn't Know Existed

The wide world of blinds is much bigger than people think. You have many more options than just the white mini blinds and aluminum blinds you can find at your local hardware store. There are, in fact, tons of window treatment options! You can choose from: Wood and faux wood blinds Bamboo shades Roman shades Plantation shutters And more Not only are you able to choose between doz [...]

08 November 2017

24 British Columbian Things Brutally Described By Urban Dictionary

Do you ever wonder what other people think of our beautiful province? Have you ever heard an unfamiliar term and quickly searched it up on Urban Dictionary to figure out what the heck your friends are talking about. Yes, we've all been there. I've taken the liberty of crafting a list of the most British Columbian things best described by the infamously savage online s [...]

07 November 2017

Going green makes you feel better, even when it's hard, SFU study finds

Taking action to help the environment enhances your feeling of well-being and if that action is difficult or expensive, you might feel even better, according to a study by Simon Fraser University. The connection between helping the environment and emotional reward is more complicated than helping a friend or neighbour, according to co-author Michael Schmidt. The effects of assisting your [...]

07 November 2017

Four Tips for Balancing Business and Pleasure During Your RV Trips

Just because your desire to hit the road is at an all time doesn’t mean your business can afford to come to a screeching halt, right? Whether you’re new to the world of RVing or are a seasoned vet, balancing your workload and appetite for adventure can certainly be a challenge. That said, RVing arguably offers the ideal work setting for remote workers and telecommuters alike. Think ab [...]

03 November 2017

IDS Vancouver: Brent Comber gets into The Mix

What do Vancouver designers and artists have in common with their counterparts in The Netherlands? If you were to ask Brent Comber, it’s something refreshingly simple. “Honesty,” he says. “I feel we both want to produce work that is fresh, and hits you in the chest.”And the differences? “Material choices, and articulation,” Combers explains. “My sense is we both appr [...]

26 September 2017

5 things to know about Vancouver Island’s most affordable community

Spectacular scenery, quality of life and affordability have created one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets for everyone from young families to empty-nesters eyeing active semi-retirement.“Port Alberni is, by a long a stretch, the most affordable city on Vancouver Island,” notes Pat Deakin, the City of Port Alberni’s Economic Development Manager.Founded as a resource-based communi [...]

18 September 2017

Chinese Communist officials to run Tibetan Buddhism center

China has appointed Communist Party and government officials to manage one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning, raising concerns over strengthened ideological control over religion that critics say is draining such institutions of their vitality. The appointments at Larung Gar in southwest China are the latest sign of Beijing's distrust of members of the Tibeta [...]

25 August 2017

FAT CHANCEChinese kids are ‘too fat and masturbate too much to join the army’, government claims, adding they’re going BLIND from fiddling with their phones

YOUNG Chinese people are too fat and masturbate too much to be accepted into the army, according to state media. In one city, 56 per cent of people who apply for the armed forces in China were rejected because of their poor diet and lifestyle, according to the People's Liberation Army Daily. In some areas, one in five applicants were deemed to fat for a life in the military as army chiefs blame [...]

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