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How To Install Your Own Water Well: Tips To Get The Job Done

Just a couple generations ago, it was pretty standard to have a water well in the yard just by the house.  Over the years, and More...

Gap between Canada’s affluent and middle class is growing

Zac and Atousa Feilchenfeld are both 29-year-old professionals, with two young children, two cars, and a house worth more than $400,000 north of the Danforth. More...

What are the best and worst cities for women in Canada? New study puts Victoria on top

Many glass ceilings have been shattered by female premiers and CEOs as 2.5 million more women marched into the workforce over the past three decades, More...

Can you run a city based on happiness?

The results of Santa Monica’s Wellbeing Project  has provided some interesting insight into how cities can measure and maximize the happiness of their citizens rather than focusing More...

Upgrade The Value Of Your Home: Ideas Set In Stone

You should be able to sit back, and enjoy the beauty of your home with the knowledge that your upgrades are only adding value to More...

Markham in the midst of public art renaissance

Artist James Ruddle has plans for fixing up a 10-metre-high CN railway underpass in Markham — and it involves an offensive amount of spray paint. More...

Urban area development: The benefits of skate parks

Sometimes people may be quick to judge on the issue of installing an urban skatepark in their area.  Contrary to popular belief, there are many More...

How Your Wardrobe Can Affect Your Paycheck

It’s probably not a new thing for someone to tell you that “clothes make the man” (or woman, of course),  but this old saying isn’t More...

Government stumped as report shows aboriginal wage gap widening, unemployment growing

The federal government touted a number of initiatives Wednesday for improving First Nations’ well-being but could not explain why a new report showed the prosperity More...

Will Vancouver’s housing bubble burst?

In the book A Short History of Financial Euphoria, the prominent economist John Kenneth Galbraith described the causes and commonalities of speculative financial episodes, from More...

Social Security: The Stuff They Don’t Tell You

Social Security rules and regulations are almost cryptic these days.  The average person has no idea what they would need to do if they needed More...

Infographic: The future of student loan debt in America

Over the past 30 years, college tuition has increased a whopping 500 percent and now more than 37 million Americans owe a total of $1.2 More...