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Eating disorders: what to do

Last week BC Place, Science World and the Sails at Canada Place all lit up purple in recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Here on the Coast, the response has been lacklustre.  In my experience as a new locally-based therapist specializing in eating disorders, I can verify that our local youth are as afflicted by ... Read More »

Preventing and treating flu with homeopathy

H1N1, also known as swine flu, is having another round; the last outbreak was in 2009.  Prevention, by having a strong immune system, is the one of the best ways to combat illness of any kind, especially the flu.  As H1N1 is a virulent virus, those with weak immune systems will have a hard time ... Read More »

Snow removal in the Town of Gibsons

In the Town of Gibsons, the public works department is responsible for snow removal and ice control on streets and roads in accordance with the “snow and ice control policy”. This policy provides for the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians by ensuring that snow and ice control operations are carried out in a timely ... Read More »

Couples fight over thermostat setting

A new report by BC Hydro finds when it comes to heating the home, British Columbian couples are at odds – with four in 10 admitting to arguing over the temperature. The report titled “Thermostat wars: How the battle over household temperature is turning up the heat on relationships” found that while arguments about the ... Read More »

Cell service and electric vehicles on the Sunshine Coast

Despite paying some of the highest wireless rates in the world, 70 per cent of Canadians have a smartphone. How can you make sure you’re getting the best cell service on BC’s Sunshine Coast? A Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) report shows that Bell received the most customer complaints followed by Rogers. Of ... Read More »

How much is your home worth?

BC Homeowners have now received their 2019 Property Assessments, but most do not know how they relate to the actual current value of their home. BC Assessment is a provincial Crown corporation that classifies and values all real property in British Columbia. Each year, BC Assessment sends property owners a Property Assessment Notice telling them ... Read More »

Wedding planners make your day go smoothly

Southern Scotland’s Gretna Green has been the runaway wedding destination for couples for centuries. The city of Elkton, Maryland was the hotspot for eloping American couples throughout the 1920s and 1930s. And who can forget the popularity of Niagara Falls and Las Vegas for destination weddings since the days of the infamous Rat Pack? A ... Read More »

Tips for selling your home in a flooded market

Here are some tips for selling in a market with lots of inventory and not many buyers: 1. Price it right: If you’re going to sell your home, you may have to be willing to make some concessions on price. Do your research as to what comparable homes are selling for, and price slightly below ... Read More »

Treating separation anxiety in your dog

“Separation anxiety” is an umbrella term for a condition where dogs are distressed when left alone or distressed when separated from a person they are attached to. Dogs whose anxiety is relieved by having the company of a person or, sometimes, another dog have what is termed “isolation distress” while those who cannot bear to ... Read More »

Heritage Week at the library

BC Heritage Week happens in February, and the library offers several events to help you learn about and celebrate our histories. At “Our Playful Heritage: Exploring the History of Children’s Play” on Feb. 2, 10:30am, UBC associate professor emeritus Garfield Pennington invites you to hear stories about play from around the world, rediscover simple, improvised ... Read More »

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