Protect your Power!

Protect your Power!

We’ve made it to that time of year again – the November winds. An old friend of mine who lives in England now was reminiscing on Facebook the other day about November in Vancouver. It’s time there, she said, for one of those wind storms that blow all the beautiful...

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Stapleton is Solid

Stapleton is Solid

Does anyone still remember the Yellow Pages? I mean the actual book, with pages made of actual yellow paper, that landed with a thump on your doorstep once a year. If you needed a plumber, say, you flipped to the section in P for Plumbing and there was the list of...

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Light it Up in Surrey

Light it Up in Surrey

The Lower Mainland is a waaay different now from when I was growing up in Vancouver a half-century ago. Happily, you almost never hear jokes anymore about that weird, ragtag suburb on the other side of those distant bridges. I bet no one’s Vancouver boyfriend assures...

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Prepare Your Home for a Safe and Cozy Autumn

Prepare Your Home for a Safe and Cozy Autumn

Last night at seven o’clock, just as I was about to cook dinner, the power went out. A tree had fallen on a nearby power line and knocked out power to 7000 customers. Oh great! Before the sun set, we got ready to spend a number of hours without power: turned off...

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Worried about Your Summer Electric Bill?

Worried about Your Summer Electric Bill?

It’s summertime, and even if you live in a fairly moderate climate, you’ll likely find that your electric bills will rise. Sometimes by quite a lot! After all, the a/c is running more frequently, more people in your household are home for longer stretches of time –...

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