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Training important for your dogs safety

It can be frustrating for owners if their dog does not always return to them when the dog is asked to. If a dog is not returning reliably, it can be dangerous for the dog, and the dog should not be off-leash until they have had enough training for their response to be reliable. A ... Read More »

Rural communities seeing a surge in real estate sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact on where buyers are now considering buying. Working from home being the new normal, rural communities such as the Sunshine Coast are seeing a surge in real estate sales. But what specific features of a home are now more important to buyers than they were pre-pandemic? Here ... Read More »

Market Continued with multiple offers commonplace

The busy Sunshine Coast real estate market continued last month with multiple offers commonplace, especially in the $700,000 to $900,000 range. Demand is far beyond inventory as retirees find themselves competing with young families now considering living here. I have been frequently called this month by disappointed buyers trying to do it alone (without the ... Read More »

Tips to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash

One of the most common problems dog owners experience is their dog pulls on the leash. While the key to loose-leash walking is training, using the right equipment is important too. Harnesses are generally comfortable for dogs, but the harnesses where the leash attaches to the ring on the back of the dog make it ... Read More »

consider putting your property on the market this spring

Spring is one of the most popular times to buy and sell properties on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Flowers are in bloom, the weather starts to warm up, and potential buyers are looking for a home to move into before the new school year. It may still be winter, but if you’re considering putting your property ... Read More »

Market finished year strong

The Sunshine Coast real estate market finished the year unseasonably strong. Sales were up 218 percent for the month of December year-over-year, and there is currently an inventory shortage that has multiple offers still commonplace, even between Christmas and New Years’. Here are how the numbers broke down in detail to finish up 2020: DECEMBER ... Read More »


Normally in December, I put out a holiday video with some of my associates where we tell a bunch on holiday “Dad Jokes.” I then publish them in my Christmas article so Dads (and Mums) all over the Coast can enjoy the magic of eye-rolling and head-shaking with their family. COVID restrictions put a damper ... Read More »

Four ways to give greener gifts this holiday season

The traditions we embrace this time of year so often come wrapped in layers of paper, reams of plastic and mountains of disposable shopping bags – which all have a negative impact on our planet. In a typical year, Canadians will see household waste increase by 25 percent between November and New Year’s Day. Gift ... Read More »

A classically shaped holiday dessert

Preparing homemade cakes is an endeavor that families can enjoy together. Baking is a popular holiday tradition in many families, and few cake styles are as recognized as the Bundt cake. The Bundt® pan was created in 1950 by H. David Dahliquist, the founder of the Minneapolis-based Nordic Ware kitchen products manufacturer. The shape was ... Read More »

Cathedrals of the mind

Caitlin Moran said that “a library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination.” During these many challenging months of the pandemic, library life continued to adapt and thrive, as ... Read More »

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