Tag Archives: Nanaimo

Smoke Gets in Your ………..

Recently we have been breathing, tasting, squinting, through the pall of smoke that has blanketed our province.  The children, elderly, and those with respiratory ailments are at risk.  Much as that has impacted our lives, there are many who have … Continue reading

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The Times They are a Changin’

It wasn’t that long ago that Nanaimo had trouble attracting visionaries who would invest in the economic well being of the city.  This has changed in the last few years partially due to the geographic location, improved transportation access through … Continue reading

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Will it Change?

The housing market certainly is not what it used to be.  I remember buying our first house for $19,700 with a mortgage payment of $330 per month and thinking, “How will we ever pay for this!”  Homes today certainly have … Continue reading

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Island Proud!

With a potential Trade War looming in the not to distant future, there have been Nationalistic movements on both sides of the US/Canada border.  The truth is we don’t realize how much we depend on the Global Marketplace for our … Continue reading

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Community

The annual Dragon Boat event took place in Nanaimo this past weekend.  The value of community really is evident by the sheer numbers involved in creating a successful event.  A volunteer board contributing hundreds of hours.  Save-On Foods sponsoring the … Continue reading

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Damn Millennials!

“The children now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt of authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”  This quote was from Socrates’ writings more than 2000 years ago. The more things change the … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

When we hear someone talk about entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit we often think of this brave individual charging off in the world of ideas, ready to venture out on his/her own.  What we don’t think of is the employee … Continue reading

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