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2010 

Selecting the right contractor for remodel projects can be a challenge for any home owner. Over the years I've developed my on criteria for selecting contracts. Regardless of the project budget, these are my recommendations to people interviewing prospective remodelers: • Ask about their history....
Posted about 4 years ago
  "Great turnout at Bowl for Kids' Sake This year's Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids' Sake was a success, with approximately 80 teams participating." I have long been advocating more corporate involvement in community events in the Niagara Region, so it was great to see Tim Hortons sponsoring the Bowl f...
Posted about 4 years ago
  Big news this week as the $300 million dollar lawsuit against Scotiabank will proceed in Canadian Federal Courts concerning overtime disputes with sales staff in their nation-wide retail locations.  The claim is for reimbursement of what employees are claiming is unpaid overtime for a variety o...
Posted about 4 years ago
I wanted to share this as it is the most comprehensive article I've found on the Tax Harmonization in Ontario. It's a great thing to keep as a reference. GB Harmonized Sales Tax has its pros and cons, specialist says Posted By WAYNE CAMPBELL , TRIBUNE STAFF The new Harmonized Sales Tax is good fo...
Posted about 4 years ago
I just had to post something to calm my nerves. What an exciting game so far for hockey in the Olympics. It's the end of the second period and USA is ahead 3-2. I'm not a huge fan of hockey but the whole Team Canada vs. Team USA scenario pulled me in. I know there are a lot of fans on both sides ...
Posted about 4 years ago
I'm noticing lately that the trend is to retweet and reblog interesting articles, posts, comments, etc. and I kind of like the idea. I have, on occasion, retweeted the odd interesting message or link, but I rarely see blog entries re-posted. Why is that? Is it just because a blog is more opinion-...
Posted about 4 years ago
Posted on the CBC News website today, January home prices showed a huge increase. It will be interesting to see what the new mortgage rules change things. GB January home prices up 19% for year Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 4:03 PM ET Comments60Recommend26   CBC News The number of ...
Posted about 4 years ago
It's that time again... website redesign time. This is just my vent this week on the stresses of websites. Don't get me wrong, I love what the web has become in terms of marketing and connecting with people the world-over.  But as much as I love it, I hate the process of getting set up.  I find ...
Posted about 4 years ago
I recently heard a news report via 680 news radio station and it was upsetting to hear the number of bloggers and new agencies who felt that the Olympics were a big failure. From the beginning I want to separate the issue of the death of Luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia. My heart goes out t...
Posted about 4 years ago
  This is in line with a discussion I posted earlier this month on my activerain.com blog on the banks lobbying for changes in the mortgage rules. I really feel like these kind of measures were necessary to control the market and protect our economy. I've copied a link below from the national pos...
Posted about 4 years ago
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