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Be an earlybird and save more of what you earn

It’s a little late to practise early tax preparation this year— but make it your practice for next year and you will keep more of what you earn. That’s because early tax prep and planning pays off in many ways.

Be an early bird and keep more of what you earn

It’s a little late to practise early tax preparation this year— but make it your practice for next year and you will keep more of what you earn. That’s because early tax prep and planning pays off in many ways.

Help aging loved ones during ER visits

Families or close friends are often called upon to respond when an aging loved one is in the emergency room, and Wendy Johnstone offers some tips to help.
Rae Owens establishes charitable foundation to leave a legacy to L'Arche

Rae Owens establishes charitable foundation to leave a legacy to L'Arche

Imagine if, instead of one charitable bond paying out $20,000 per year, that there were 10 charitable bonds in place, or 100 bonds in place — imagine the difference such planned generosity could make to our community, to the organizations and folks that need a helping hand from those of us than can afford to do more.

Alternating between homes can be difficult for children

Transitions between homes are difficult. Differences between parental homes are significant even when parents are perfectly aligned and co-operative. Parents can ease kids through smoother transitions with planning. Plan to welcome kids into a calm environment.

Support traffic testimony with illustration

Supporting your testimony in traffic court with illustration is often a good way to show what is difficult to describe with words.

Missed the RRSP deadline? You can still take advantage of a Tax-Free Savings Account

There’s no deadline with a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), it’s a great place to invest your anticipated tax refund, and it’s a tremendously flexible way to achieve tax-free savings growth.

Build yourself a safety factor when you get behind the wheel

Time, or lack of it, is one of our biggest enemies when we drive. Sometimes we must make instantaneous decisions, and a built-in safety factor can give us an extra second or two to make that decision correctly if we factor in safety whenever we get behind the wheel.
Cyclamens provide much-needed spiritual uplift

Cyclamens provide much-needed spiritual uplift

The cyclamens are blooming — safe from Molly the dog's "thunder paws" — and the pink flowers are giving a garden-starved enthusiast a much-needed boost to the spirit.

Don't intervene with the birds and the bees

Springtime is a very busy season for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, and it is also a time when the society likes to reinforce basic facts and guidelines to protect wildlife from human disturbance.