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Disappointed buyers commonplace

It was a busy October to start Q4 on the Sunshine Coast. Low inventory and high demand saw many sellers enjoying multiple offers and sales over asking price. Disappointed buyers were commonplace, especially those trying to do it on their own or without using a local realtor as their buyer’s agent. Here is how the ... Read More »

Alzheimer helpline hours extended

Physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine have been a difficult transition for most British Columbians, but they have been particularly challenging for Sunshine Coast residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and family members. The non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC has extended its helpline hours to help them, providing support and information about ... Read More »

Try leaving the leaves on the ground

One of the most beautiful aspects of fall, the changing colour of leaves, comes with an onerous task: raking them all up. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), however, has some green advice for people wishing to avoid back-breaking yard work: leave the rake in the shed and the leaves on the ground. The not-for-profit ... Read More »

Anxious pets on Halloween

This year Halloween may be easier on anxious pets than previous years have been if we participate in the CDC’s recommended low risk (of the spread of COVID-19) Halloween activities. For pets who become anxious when the doorbell rings and trick or treaters arrive, alternative CDC recommended activities like decorating and displaying pumpkins, having a ... Read More »

VCH has increased number of flu clinics

If there was ever a time to get a flu shot, this is the year. In advance of flu clinics opening later this month, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is encouraging local residents to book ahead and schedule a time to get their flu vaccination. This year, VCH has increased the number of flu clinics being ... Read More »

Tips for making a smooth transition for your pet

Moving to a new house is one of the most stressful things we do. Hiring a realtor to help will reduce a human’s stress but not their dog or cat’s. Here are some tips for making a move as smooth as possible for our furry friends: Pack early Pack as much as you can ahead ... Read More »

More flu vaccines in the coming weeks

Getting your flu shot this year will look quite a bit different than in the past and may not be as easy. One noticeable change is that most pharmacies require people to book an appointment in advance rather than walk-in, and everyone is required to wear a mask. Vaccines started arriving in pharmacies last week, ... Read More »

COVID increases risk of blood clots, stroke

Thrombosis Canada is warning Canadians that it is more critical now than ever before to learn the signs and symptoms of thrombosis, or blood clots. With new COVID-19 cases growing, there is an increased risk of some patients developing blood clots in the veins that cause leg clots (called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) and ... Read More »

Hosting Thanksgiving during pandemic

Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the globe beginning in the winter of 2019-20, the World Health Organization recommended ... Read More »

Smoked turkey this Thanksgiving

Thanks in large part to a global pandemic, Thanksgiving figures to be celebrated a little differently this year than in years past. Family gatherings may not be as large. In addition to smaller gatherings, many families may opt to host Thanksgiving dinner outdoors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 virus ... Read More »

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