Where to live in Edmonton

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The new Ice District In Edmonton has been getting all of the attention recently, but just two minutes West is a great urban living experience that is already well established. One of the oldest, most walkable neighbourhoods in Edmonton, The Oliver Area and 124th Street (which even has its own websit...

Reach your Zen spot – by uncluttering your apartment

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We all own sh*t. Some of it’s useful, most of it is not, and it’s holding us back from reaching our Zen spot. To reach your Zen spot you need to clear your mind, to clear your mind, you need to clear your space. The more material baggage you carry around, the more mental energy you waste t...

MacEwan University Student Guide to Living It Up

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So you've done it. You've worked hard and are about you start your first year at MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB). You've paid your tuition, rent, and purchased every book you need for your classes. With all of that taken care of you quickly realize, like so many other post secondary students, that...

Living the Life in Abbotsford, BC

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I have to admit, living in Abbotsford, the “City in the Country”, makes me feel kind of spoiled. I’ve lived in a number of cities between Saskatchewan and British Columbia. And, by far, I truly have all I could ever want right here in Abbotsford and neighbouring areas. On a whim, just a co...

5 Dinner Party Food Ideas (Entertaining guests in your apartment, on a budget)

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First and foremost, make it at home. Set your kitchen up for fun and functionality. Don’t throw your money out the window by catering your dinner party. Catering is for large events, such as weddings, receptions, and visits from the Queen of England, where cooking the food yourself would be nea...

5 Hidden Gems to Discover in Vancouver

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Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world certainly has its perks. Here are my top 5 hidden gems found in Vancouver. I chose the less advertised, free or inexpensive adventures. These are the places I bring all my visitors to see and places I myself visit again and again. Lynn...

Vote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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As we are all aware, October 19th, 2015 is Election day in Canada. Despite the importance of this day, it is all too easy to push it to the bottom of our ‘To Do list’ and think, “My vote won’t make any difference,” or “I know that my candidate has enough votes to win.” Ask yourself, ...

Reasons that make City Park a desired community in Saskatoon

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When moving to a new city you’re always on the lookout for a locality that gives you the maximum benefits at a reasonable cost. City Park is one such core neighbourhood. It is situated in the centre of Saskatoon surrounded by beautiful parks, schools, the University and has excellent transport opt...

Reviewing the benefits to renting that are more than just about money

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Home prices, particularly in Canada’s major cities, continue to increase as the combination of low interest rates, strong demand, and high land/construction costs continue to put upward pressure on prices. Increasingly, home ownership is becoming more of a challenge, particularly for first-time bu...

The Ultimate Rental Moving Checklist

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Moving to a new apartment should be exciting. However, what makes the whole experience stressful, is being unprepared. Organizing and preparing can help you remove the anxiety. The following tips might help you to make the move easier. Read your current lease to discover proper protocol for i...