Category: Lifestyle

The Bank of Nova Scotia expects Canadians to concentrate on saving more of their incomes while governments focus on climbing out of deficits

Consumer spending will continue to cool

While Canadian households may be setting new highs in debt-to-income ratios, the country’s corporations, governments and citizens are in a much stronger position to handle that risk, a new report from the Bank of Nova Scotia said Thursday.

West Vancouver Local Market

West Vancouver Local Market

Located between the North Shore mountains and the Pacific Ocean, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a short drive across the Lion’s Gate Bridge from downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Local Market

Vancouver Local Market

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is the largest city in the province of British Columbia and the third largest city in Canada with a population of over 600,000, but Vancouver’s Greater Area totals more than 2 million people today.

Grouse Grind - Grind For Kids

Grouse Grind: Grind For Kids

Grind For Kids is a new event that leverages the enthusiasm of the thousands of people in the Lower Mainland that do the Grouse Grindâ„¢ on a regular basis. People sign up and ask friends, family and co-workers pledge $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do between June and October. At the end of the season participants will share their success with the people who have pledged them and request they fulfill their pledges.

Grouse Grind

Grouse Grind – Grouse Mountain

The Grouse Grind is Vancouver’s most used trail and is renowned for its challenge in requiring physical strength and endurance in order to make it to the top. In less than 3km, the trail climbs more than 850m. Due to the large number of people that use this trail, primarily for exercise, maintenance workers have had to build wooden stairs on much of the path in order to prevent further erosion from overuse.

Eye of the Wind

Grouse Mountain – The Eye of the Wind

For the most part, wind turbines appear to us in magazine articles or on television documentaries perhaps. But very few people have seen a wind turbine up close. And, until now, almost nobody on the planet has been able to say they’ve been inside one – let alone that they’ve been to the top of one.

Global liveability report – Vancouver remains top

Global liveability report – Vancouver remains top

Vancouver (Canada), with a score of 98%, still remains at the top of the ranking, with only petty crime presenting any difficulties for the city. The city benefits from an excellent infrastructure and, as host to the 2010 winter Olympics and Paralympics, has a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

Vancouver Real Estate

Luxury home market booming in Metro Vancouver

The realty firm Re/Max is looking to British Columbia’s high-end home sales as one bellwether for its prediction that provincial real estate markets are settling into a period of stability, according to a forecast released Tuesday.

West Coast Chocolate Festival

West Coast Chocolate Festival – October 15 to November 10, 2010

First launched in 2002, the West Coast Chocolate Festival is a unique and innovative collection of individual high calibre chocolate-themed adult and all-ages events that occurred throughout the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. In 2009, the festival expanded to Burnaby and Vancouver, then expanding across the Lower Mainland in 2010.

iPhone

Online travel booking sites beef up mobile offerings

Travel suppliers and the online agencies that sell their bookings are targeting a new breed of jet setter who cannot be bothered booking trips in advance.

These travellers are relying more on their mobile smart phones – the iPhone, BlackBerry or Android – to negotiate, book and manage trips they have already begun, perhaps even from the parking lot of a hotel where they hope to stay.