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  • How to Have Fun and Socialize During Flu Season

    The month of September is bustling with activity in the Okanagan Valley. Friends and family groups are still gathering for micro-vacations made possible by the cooler temperatures, new wines, and so many fruit, vegetable and root crops harvested by local growers. Farmgate sales and agri-tours are booming since the B.C. health authority lifted restrictions on gatherings.
  • Young adults are staying home longer: What this means for home renovations

    If you are planning to renovate your home in the near future, it is important to take into account the fact that your children may be staying at home longer than you had originally anticipated. Rising costs in housing and the ability to complete post secondary education goals remotely on a laptop, have led to a renewal in home office and suite renovations. With the cost of college tuition on the rise, more young adults are staying at home longer.
  • Why Discount Retail Is a Great Way to Save Money

    While online shopping increased during the pandemic lockdown, consumers are returning to post-COVID patterns, browsing in-store for merchandise where they can see items close-up and checking size and quality. With lessening anxiety has come a change in mood as Canadians are eager to get back to meeting each other in malls and stores. With the summer heat, indoor shopping is the perfect place to visit and shop.
  • Dental Health Tips for Seniors

    With the advance of healthy lifestyles, and access to professional dental care, we can expect to keep most if not all our natural teeth into our senior years. But keeping those pearly whites healthy can be a challenge and requires more than home oral hygiene. Regular visits to a dental hygienist will help prevent more serious problems later and together you'll be able plan an effective daily routine for lifelong healthy teeth.
  • New Flooring Sells Your Home

    How Flooring Can Influence a Sale
  • 2022 Colour Trends in Flooring

    Hardwood and vinyl flooring are still significantly popular as a flooring material for high traffic areas, but colour trends are shifting into honey tones and a mix of grey and beige called “griege.” More homeowners are embracing a blonde and bleached wood look for a natural chic feel, especially in kitchens highlighting a comfortable farmhouse style. Whitewashed griege floors typically show the appearance of authentic aging and wear. 
  • The Importance of Switching to and from Winter Tires

    Spring has come to the Okanagan, but don’t take those winter tires off just yet. Summer tires are not yet permitted on signed B.C. highways until April 30.  As the weather warms up and the temperature stays above 7C, it will be time to start thinking of contacting your local mechanic to swap your winter tires out. Don’t wait too long — winter tires wear out quickly when used on warm or hot driving surfaces because they are manufactured with ice-gripping softer material.
  • The Best Online Casinos in Canada for Real Money Casino Games in 2022

    Canada is home to some of the world's most avid online gamers, and these days, nearly all online casinos have opened their digital doors to Canadian players.
  • Reasons to see your mechanic twice a year

    Next to our homes, our automobiles can be one of the biggest investments we make. And it’s more important than ever to maintain them properly — not only to keep them running in tip-top and dependable condition for safe and secure driving but also to maintain their value.
  • Local Solutions to Healthy New Year Resolutions

    Once again, it’s time to reboot the new year with personal resolutions that build confidence, hope and health. While some of us decide which new paths to follow and redesign workout routines, others join the locavore movement by choosing locally grown and produced food.

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