Shopping & Consumer Tips

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By Patricia Morris on Dec 1, 2010

I didn't want to shop, but the Toshibas were dying. One had viruses that wouldn't heal; the other had keyboard letters that wouldn't work. The day I lost my "s," I hit the streets. Read more...

Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population

By Candice Shultz on Aug 3, 2010

As Canada's population ages, Victoria's service industry adapts to meet the demand. A mobile generation, family members often live apart in different provinces or countries. Running errands or getting groceries may prove to be difficult as the years march on, and fewer relations close by to lean on means that an aging population must find ways to comfortably live their lives. Read more...

Anatomy of a Bra

By Martina Goodship on May 3, 2010

My business partner, Linda Paquette, and I spent eight weeks in Hamilton, Ontario with Beverly Johnson, learning the art and science of professional bramaking and fitting. For the past two-and-a-half years we have been practising, perfecting and always learning about that mysterious, taken-for-granted garment, "The Bra." Read more...

How the Home Renovation Tax Credit works for you

By News Canada on May 11, 2009

Many Canadians may have heard about the recent Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) proposed by the federal government earlier this year. The temporary tax credit enables homeowners to claim a 15 per cent non-refundable tax credit up to a maximum of $1,350 on eligible expenses when renovating the home. But homeowners may be asking themselves, "What does this mean to me?" Read more...

B.C.'s Farmers' Markets

By Bev Yaworski on Apr 28, 2009

These days Farmers' Markets offer a rich mosaic of choices: juicy berries, organic vegetables, fragrant herbs, and fresh cheese. Colourful canopies cover displays of a rainbow of delicious items - everything from A to Z - apples to zucchinis, apricots to zinnias. Unique one-of-a-kind crafts, rare bedding plants, freshly laid eggs, friendly chats and recipe sharing with helpful vendors can all be found at Farmer's Markets. Read more...

Healthy Habits when Joining a Fitness Club

By Better Business Bureau on Feb 26, 2009

The benefits of regular exercise and a healthy diet are well proven, but choosing a quality health and fitness program requires some homework to avoid a costly mistake. Better Business Bureau (BBB) receives a high volume of complaints this time of year from consumers who have gotten themselves into health and fitness programs that don't adequately meet their needs. The complaint trends against health and fitness clubs each year suggest that consumers need to read the fine print more carefully on their contracts BEFORE they sign up. Read more...

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