Posts Categorized: Community

Halloween is Over…Now What to Do with Your Pumpkin

Halloween 2016 has come and gone. Some had many trick or treaters, others in the office only a handful of visitors. Now it is very easy to take care of the leftover candy and chocolates but what to do with your jack-o-lantern/ pumpkin? Eat It Your pumpkin is in good shape having survived Halloween without being kicked or… Read more »

TriCities, Fraser Valley & Richmond/Surrey Celebrations 2016

Canada’s 149th birthday is only two days away. There are numerous celebrations happening all over Metro Vancouver and below are a few that you may want to check out in the Tri-Cities, Fraser Valley, Richmond and Surrey. Richmond Canada Day Celebrations Steveston Salmon Festival aka “Canada’s biggest little birthday party since 1945” 71st annual celebration of Canada’s birthday and the… Read more »

Canada Day Events: Vancouver & Burnaby/New West

Canada’s 149th birthday is only a couple of days away. Most people will have this federal statutory holiday off to spend with their friends and family celebrating our country’s birthday. There are many great events happening all over Metro Vancouver and below are a few that you may want to check out. Vancouver Events Canada Day… Read more »

5 More Tips to Keep the Warmth Inside Your Home

Last week we posted 5 tips to keep your home warm and we would like to share 5 more tips to keep the warmth inside. 1. Insulate hot water pipes. Wrap the external hot water pipes with simple insulating tape which will reduce the heat loss from the hot water tank to the taps. This will also reduce the… Read more »

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips

People have hopefully adjusted to Daylight Savings Time from this past Sunday and the commute the first couple of days have been smooth.  While modern technology is smart and has made it such that we don’t need to turn back the clocks in our home, you should change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Fire departments recommend you change… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Level 3 Water Restrictions

Starting today July 21st 2015, Metro Vancouver has raised its water restrictions to Level 3. What level 3 means to everyone: – No lawn sprinkling. – No new residential or commercial permits issued or renewed. All forms of watering using treated drinking water are prohibited. New lawns, cemetery lawns, ornamental lawns belonging to municipal buildings, and… Read more »

BC Home and Garden Show 2015 in Vancouver

The weather in Metro Vancouver is getting warmer and sunnier and spring looks like it is very near as shown by the low snow pack levels on the local mountains. Which means, it is almost time for spring cleaning and possible home improvement projects!  The good news is the BC Home and Garden Show is kicking off this Wednesday to help you with… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Christmas Tree Chipping and Disposal Events

If you are keeping your Christmas tree up after the holidays remember to check every day that your real tree is not drying out and becoming a fire hazard. Also, make sure there is water in the tree stand. Always unplug your tree and other indoor lights when you are leaving home or are going to sleep…. Read more »