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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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A September Country Fair

A September Country Fair

Shirley Hardy*, Contributor The Parish of St John’s Anglican Church, Cobble Hill was started in 1887 when Sir John A. Macdonald was Prime Minister and the railway hadn’t arrived in the Cowichan Valley.    127 years later, the church will be holding a popular event in the community  – the Annual September Fest, now in its [...]

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Remembering WW1 - My Family's Connection

Remembering WW1 – My Family’s Connection

As we mark the start of WW1 today – one hundred years ago – this war could seem to be one that is slipping into our collective distant memories. For my family, at least, it is a conflict that plays a central role in our family’s personal history.

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The Ultimate Romance Deterrent

The Ultimate Romance Deterrent

You know those sexy women who cause men’s eyes to turn – on TV, at the office or in real life? You can be quite certain that they don’t enter a man’s imagination holding a bottle of stainless steel cleaner in their hands.

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Dear Frenemy

Dear Frenemy

Dear Frenemy,

You’re probably surprised to hear from me because, you see, for the longest time you’ve been hiding behind a mask called “friend”. You probably didn’t think I noticed that you’re not too fussed about me when I’m not around.

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