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Fire up the BBQ

As the heat of the summer approaches, most people like to spend more time outdoors soaking up every bit of warmth and extended sunshine while it lasts. So, let’s dust off the barbecue and prepare to enjoy cooking outside! The terms barbecue and grilling have become interchangeable over time, however, they approach cooking from two ... Read More »

Home away from home

When travelling, it’s nice to know that you have a comfortable, homey place to come back to after a day of exploring. These accommodations won’t leave you wanting. Beachside By The Bay Linda and Ian have been inviting vacationers to relax in their self-contained suites for many years. A beautiful, well-appointed location, along with their ... Read More »

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival 15th Anniversary

Please mark your calendars for the weekend of August 16-18 when the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary of bringing fine music to the Music School in Madeira Park. This year will be very special. We’ve commissioned an anniversary composition by Toronto musician and composer Graham Campbell; the piece will be premiered ... Read More »

Make the move towards differentiated leadership

Once the drama and excitement of a controversial election is over elected officials are expected to make good decisions based on what is in the best interest of the community. The community deserves to have the confidence that their elected leaders are demonstrating optimism in the future and making decisions for the greater good of ... Read More »

Fly! Coastal: An inexpensive and fast travel alternative for Coast commuters

No day is truly the same for air taxi service Fly! Coastal. There is no set schedule and staff are ultimately unaware of when and where they will be flying during the day. While some may be flung into a world of chaos with the lack of structure, this company has blissfully built its entire ... Read More »

Does your small business need a boost?

Being a small business owner is a challenge, as you spend most of your time, energy and money on managing and growing your business. One way to make sure you reap the financial benefits of this hard work is to ensure you can accept modern payment methods. The way Canadian buyers prefer to pay is ... Read More »

A Coastal gem: Getting hygge

The Slipper Factory has been handcrafting genuine washable lambskin items on the Sunshine Coast since 1984. Susanne Nielsen took over in 1998 and quickly became a driving force within the craft show circuit allowing her to expand the reach of the Slipper Factory throughout BC and Alberta. Over the years Susanne has embraced the challenges ... Read More »

Ikhaya: Where beauty and function meet

Everyone has their own unique style and people are loving that Genevieve has brought hers to lower Gibsons. Less than a year into her home and lifestyle business, “Ikhaya”, Genevieve has combined beauty and functionality into all things home and she’s having fun doing it. With a May 2018 opening, Genevieve was preparing for a ... Read More »

Reduce financial stress with a budget

One of the best places to introduce financial literacy is in the workplace. Many employers are already helping millions of adults understand their company benefit programs, compensation and other benefits and saving vehicles. So why not introduce financial literacy in the mix to help your employees achieve financial well-being? Employers can make a big difference. ... Read More »

Affordable housing and the short-term rental economy

There’s much conversation globally about the home sharing economy and a lack of affordable housing.  Housing advocates around the world in busy urban centres argue that Airbnb and similar online platforms for the home sharing economy are adding significantly to the lack of affordable housing. In BC, where housing is the hottest topic, leaders at ... Read More »

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