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Dealing with Volatility

By Chris Mills on Sep 1, 2017

There are bull markets, bear markets, and then there are the volatile markets that can create an emotional rollercoaster for investors reacting to economic and political events. Read more...


Summer Sizzle

By Callie Martin on Jul 5, 2017

Summer is back and in full swing, which means if the sun is out and shining, it’s time to wear some pieces that catch the light while keeping you cool. Read more...


Channelling Europe

By Lorraine Brett on Sep 1, 2016

A selection of European fashion retailers recently opened their doors in the Village at Park Royal in West Vancouver to unveil fall lines with a clear nod to the Givenchy couture we identify with Hepburn. Read more...


Laneway Housing

By Janine Foan on Aug 3, 2016

With sky-rocketing real estate prices and a lack of rental units, laneway housing is becoming a viable option for many people. They go by several names: granny flats, garden suites or laneway house, to name a few. But what is a laneway house? Read more...


Dutch Treat

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2015

We had decided to treat ourselves to a two-day layover between Spain and Canada and because it was a spontaneous decision, we hit Amsterdam without consulting the guidebooks, travelling rough, you might say, and learning about the city on the fly. Here is our list of DOs and DON’Ts for travellers with a limited amount of time at their disposal. Read more...


Snowbirding, Cottage Style

By Jane Cassie on Oct 1, 2015

Where can you book a beautiful 400-square-foot fully-equipped holiday cottage that's close to languid pools, awesome activities and ongoing entertainment for a fraction of the price of a comparable hotel stay? Read more...


Taking the Tour

By Judee Fong on Aug 2, 2015

Considering a retirement residence for yourself or a loved one? Take the tour and ask questions to find the best one for you. Read more...


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