Aren’t Kids and Grandbabies the Best?

Aren’t Kids and Grandbabies the Best?

Having kids is an experience above all but what they give you later is a gift that you hadn’t really considered at the time they were born which is truly amazing and that comes in the form of your grandkids. My wife and I are watching a Netflix series called “Babies”. And it’s really an […]

With Growth Comes Discontent and Disillusion

With Growth Comes Discontent and Disillusion

Last week, the Times Colonist reported that Nanaimo was the fastest growing city on Vancouver Island, with a population that has surged to over 115,000 people.  Does Nanaimo feel like it has grown this past year? New population estimates show several Vancouver Island communities are growing faster than Greater Victoria, but face comparable demographic realities. […]

Why Nanaimo Has Such Wacky Street Names

Why Nanaimo Has Such Wacky Street Names

Why Nanaimo Has Such Wacky Street Names “If a street has a spirit, no matter how narrow it is, we can breathe comfortably over there.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Have you ever wondered how come there are so many odd and wacky street names in Nanaimo? Many people say that it was Frank Ney himself who chose […]

Why Not Live at Home Like You’re on Vacation?

Why Not Live at Home Like You’re on Vacation?

As a couple who do our fair share of travelling, my wife and I are always amazed at the beauty in the places we go. We’re either walking for hours on the beach, driving along country roads, travelling up steep mountain terrain, or visiting the quaint little cities. We are quick to say how beautiful […]

Is the BC Assessment my Properties True Value?

Is the BC Assessment my Properties True Value?

By now, I would think that most people have received their 2020 property tax assessments and it is interesting to hear people’s views on what their properties have been assessed at. The reality is the assessment value that you receive in the mail may not be accurate as to the market value of your home. […]