August 2015

Back to School Lunches

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

Now that the summer is coming to an end and kids are heading back to school next week (if they haven't already), it's time to get back into the routine of packing a healthy lunch that your kids will actually eat. Sure we all have heard of the standard PB&J but with many schools being nut free, that's no longer an option. Some ideas to keep the kids...

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Increased Home Buyer's Plan Limits

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

If you are a first time home buyer, coming up with the down payment can be a struggle. However, earlier this month, the Conservatives pledged to let first-time buyers withdraw as much as $35,000 from their RRSP and pay back the money over 15 years without tax consequences. With 45 per cent of the 620,000 homes sold in the previous 27 months being p...

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Weeding Tips

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

The best time to tackle weeding chores is right after irrigating or a rainfall.  It's easiest to pull or dig weeds out in their entirety when the ground is soft. 

To avoid feeling overwhelmed, tackle a small space every day, rotating throughout your garden. It's certainly easier to face weeding in small increments than it is to face weeding your entir...

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