Tag Archives: Nanaimo

The Challenges of Employment

The times we live in are a challenge, both for employers and employees. For employees, while it is currently an employee market on Vancouver Island with a very low unemployment rate, it is becoming impossible for those working in entry … Continue reading

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How do you keep informed?

Whether you are in business, a community volunteer, or just an interested community participant, you need to know what is going on.  The challenge is finding out what works for you.  Extroverts will belong to organizations, attend all of the … Continue reading

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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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