Tag Archives: Nanaimo

Are We Being Nice Enough?

Perhaps it seems like a silly question to ask a Canadian, given our reputation, but are we? Where we might do better is with the tourists and visitors who come to visit and take in our beautiful sights or attend … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thankful for where I am in life at this time.  Yes, for the wrinkles, the scars, the aches and pains.  They all tell a story and are a reminder of how I came to be in this place. Over the … Continue reading

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Changes and Opportunities

Looking back, the face of business in my lifetime has had quite a ride.  As a teenager in Five Acres in Nanaimo, I remember the neighbourhood and what it provided to our family.  Our eggs came from two blocks away, … Continue reading

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The ‘Office’

Sipping an Americano, or as I prefer to call it, a Canadiano, and waiting for a business associate, I’m people watching the bustling morning coffee crowd at The Buzz. Some are business on their break, not relaxing at all as … Continue reading

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Getting There from Here

The world is changing when it comes to commuting, especially within communities. It seems there are too many cars, all headed in the same direction, with one person in them. In Vancouver, they have Sky Train, West Coast Express, excellent … Continue reading

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How Much ??

Reading the real estate stats for our community and wondering the effect. Last year at this time the average selling price for a single-family home in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, was $356,000.  Today that figure is $444,000 and there are … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Nanaimo

Growing up in Five Acres in Nanaimo was quiet and rural.  Cattle roamed freely; eggs, milk, and cheese were all available from neighbours, and the Malkin’s truck brought fresh veggies to the street once a week. When I left in … Continue reading

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