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8 DIY Hacks for Hiding TV Wires and Unsightly Cords

Cable management for creating a clutter- and cord-free space 

What it's like to eat a 13-course 'Royal' Thai dinner in Metro Vancouver

"There's a shift from the stream of contemporary pop muzak across the sound system and after a brief bit of silence the delicate, distinctive strains of Thai music beckon. Inside the high-ceilinged light-filled restaurant the servers have retreated from the dining tables as a solitary woman, dressed in traditional Thai garb, steps into view and begins to dance.

Housing minister: Canada needs temporary ban on foreign buyers to ease affordability crisis

Ahmed Hussen told Reuters in an interview that housing should be for Canadians to live in, not passive foreign investment

OTTAWA — Canada should temporarily ban foreign buyers and municipalities should rezone broadly to allow more density and to help alleviate the housing affordability crunch faced by residents, the country’s housing minister said on Tuesday.

Prepare yourselves, homebuyers: The Canadian condo market is back

With Detatched Home Prices Out of Reach, Buyers are Returning to Condos in Droves

As the COVID-19 pandemic was leaving its boot marks all over the Canadian economy, the only residential housing products to suffer were condos.

Record-low interest rates provided consumers with newfound buying power. Extended stay-at-home orders created an urgent desire for more square footage and distance from major population centres. Buyers ploughed into the detached, semi-detached and townhouse markets in suburban and ex-urban communities.

Your At-Home Cleaning Questions Answered

There are three types of people in this world: those who hate cleaning, those who pretend they enjoy the process, and those who have mastered enough house cleaning hacks so they can do the job efficiently and effortlessly. 

Canadians end austerity drive with strong pick-up in credit card spending — just as government benefits end

Overall consumer debt now stands at a whopping $2.2 trillion.

Canadians are back to their spending ways again.

After a bout of austerity, commendable restraint and a zealous effort to cut credit card and other debt, the urge to splurge has once again hit Canadians, according to Equifax Canada.

Rising credit activity and mortgage growth pushed overall Canadian consumer debt up to $2.2 trillion, an increase of 7.8 per cent in third quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year, the credit agency estimates.

Cycling Vancouver: A ride through Stanley Park, Vancouver’s best-known bike route

Ever been on the Sploop? Wondering what the heck that even means? Here's an expert rider's guide to taking a ride through beautiful Stanley Park on what could very well be Vancouver's most well-known bike route. 

Where: Stanley Park

Why: Perhaps Vancouver’s most iconic bike route. A bit of exercise, a bit of scenery – Stanley Park offers a little of everything.

Best Questions to ask When Buying a Home

Before making an offer on a house, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s “the one.” But with so many options out there, how do you find your perfect match?

Finding the right home involves research, so you’ll need to ask the right questions. That way you know you’re making a competitive offer on a home that you can afford — and meets your long-term needs.

To weed out the duds from the diamonds, here are 9 questions to ask when buying a house.

Keeping it real during virtual chats, meetings and presentations

There’s a reason celebs, YouTubers, TV personalities and beyond have professionals on-hand to make them look, sound and connect with people in a more personal and positive manner. 

Hidden Gems around Vancouver

There are a number of cool, secret spots around Vancouver.

And by secret, I mean secret-ish.

With the internet these days, nothing is truly off the radar. But there are definitely still a lot of lesser-known gems that you won’t find on TripAdvisor.

Whether you’re doing photography, showing a friend around, or just hanging out with buds, here are 13 interesting spots to kick it at around the city.


Back in 2016, The City of Vancouver turned a dull downtown alley into something fun and splashy.

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