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Are Priority Seats on Transit Necessary?

Are Priority Seats on Transit Necessary?

Have you ever been on a bus or train and watched as passengers in need of priority seating remained standing? What happened next?

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GoodBye Vancouver Canucks

GoodBye Vancouver Canucks

Fans of BC’s Vancouver Canucks are also spread all over the world. In ways I don’t quite understand, they stream their games and put in their two cents, yen, euros – pick your currency – wherever they are.

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Has This Happened to Most of Us?

Has This Happened to Most of Us?

Recent shocking new stories about abuses in a reportedly toxic work environment here in Canada and video evidence of the heckling of women in public have got me thinking about my own experiences. Have I ever encountered inappropriate behaviour in the workforce or on the streets of Vancouver? Have I ever concluded that I was treated badly but felt that I couldn’t speak up?

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Your House is HOW Big?

Your House is HOW Big?

I’ve been asking this question for longer than I can remember. Why do homes on US TV shows look so ridiculously large? Why does this family’s lifestyle look so grand? Who lives like that?

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#ThriftorTreat Shopping at Value Village

#ThriftorTreat Shopping at Value Village

Value Village will give away a $100 gift card to one lucky reader who would like to make some fun Halloween purchases at one of their stores. Maybe it could be you. Good luck and (in advance) Happy Halloween.

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Rediscovering Exercise at Fitwells

Rediscovering Exercise at Fitwells

Last month I had the opportunity try a month-long membership at the Fitwells gym for women in Coquitlam – organized by Salma at TheWrite Balance.ca. Knowing my lack of enthusiasm for exercise classes and my need to get in shape and tone up, I decided that I couldn’t pass up on this opportunity.

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Visiting AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm

Visiting AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, have you wondered if you should drive out for a visit?

On a beautiful September day, with clear blue skies, my family and I recently joined the YVR Bloggers trip to AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm. It was a perfect day to venture out into the Fraser Valley and visit Abbotsford.

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Do Family Members Meet Up?

Do Family Members Meet Up?

If elders weren’t around to organize family meals and be a magnet for socializing as larger family groups, would younger Boomers, Gen-Xers and young adults even get together?

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Are You Ready For Leading Moms 2014?

Are You Ready For Leading Moms 2014?

If you want to establish a strong career, go east my friend. Do not start in Vancouver. Return when your career is launched.

Or so the traditional wisdom has been.

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Is Your Child Ready to Launch?

Is Your Child Ready to Launch?

I can’t say that I expected the BC Teacher’s strike to be over by September. Yet I also can’t reconcile myself with the fact that negotiations hadn’t reached a point where mediation was possible by the end of the summer. Based on what I have read and heard, my instinct tells me that one side dug in their heels and became immovable.

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