Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

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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Paying Attention!

Ever wonder how some businesses seem to always be on the cutting edge?  It is not really that much of a surprise.  It usually is a combination of networking and observation. Networking will connect you with the information in 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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What was I Thinking – or was I?

According to Statistics Canada, 64% of Canadians are on social media.  Facebook has the highest percentage of users at 71% with 87% of them between the ages of 18 – 29.  The average user spends 40 minutes a day on … 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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