Saskatoon: my new home

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Moving from one city to another can be traumatic. New environment, new people and new weather! It seems Canada is cold most of the time. I remember arriving in Halifax in the winter of 2003. I saw snow for the first time in my life the morning after. I was amazed and excited with the snow fall. My f...

Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Andrew Ellerton

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Position at MEQ: Regional Manager Grew up in: Sudbury, Ontario Education: Bachelor of Arts – University of Michigan Causes I support: Right to Play, Canadian Cancer Society Favourite food: Tacos, Gazpacho, things with olive oil & basil Hobbies: Skiing, reading, exploring ...

How to manage in difficult times

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It has been almost 18 months since the collapse of the oil and commodity prices. The economy in Alberta has been badly affected. A lot of people have been laid off and there is no sign of a recovery happening soon. How can you manage your way through this difficult time, particularly if you have ...

Plants, the natural air purifier for your apartment

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According to research 25 years ago plants like sanseviera can absorbs toxins  more than 100 air pollutants, including nitrogen monoxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. This flower also known as mother-in-law’s tongue is a native to Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia has a re...

Abbotsford: 5 Best Restaurants, Something for Everyone

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After living in Abbotsford for several years, and being a person who very much enjoys good food, I have eaten at just about every restaurant there is in Abbotsford. Here are what I consider the absolute must try places. For sushi there is a tiny little restaurant on South Fraser Way called Nikko ...

Syrian Refugees: Mainstreet Equity Housing Program Update

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The crisis in Syria began in 2011 as a part of the democratic uprising in the Arab world known as the Arab Spring. However, peaceful protests soon turned to violence when the Syrian Government attempted to suppress anti-government demonstrations throughout the nation. This violent crackdown ultimate...

Succeeding at Job Interviews (Mainstreet Equity Corp. Careers)

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I’m back with another installment of my tips for success series for recent college and university graduates. SUCCEEDING AT JOB INTERVIEWS So, you’ve made it to the interview stage. This means that the recruiter and the potential employer liked your resume and the initial phone screening p...

Easily Remove Pet Hair From Your Apartment

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Here are my easy, effective and inexpensive ways to get rid of pet hair from your home: Furniture Of course there is the method of using tape, which admittedly is time consuming and uses a lot of it, but is effective.  You can also remove pet hair from upholstery and fabric with dampened ru...

The myths and mistakes in choosing interior paint colours

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I am always surprised at how folklore advice can become so commonplace that we can all become guilty of accepting things as fact without ever really questioning the true validity of the shared declaration. Instead, we often just accept and adopt the new information as fact and share it forward. I...

New Year, New Tax Changes

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Middle Class Tax Cut Starting 2016, most of us are going to have more money in our pockets, thanks to the Liberal government’s middle class tax cut. This new tax rule will cause a reduction in the federal tax rate for income between $45,283 and $90,563 to 20.5% (from 22%) and an increase of 4% ...