Challenges and successes for new Canadians
Focus on opening doors drives immigration aid groups
Immigration Program "a model that could be extended to … the country"
'If this region is going to survive and prosper, immigration is ...
McNEISH: 'We are now a global community'
Younger doctors exhausted by new practice demands
Fighting to find a family doctor: ‘The whole process is undignified.’
What we learned, what you said about doctor shortage in Atlantic Canada
Challenges, solutions to Atlantic Canada's doctor shortage
Family doctor shortage a threat to health care
The Western Star
COLIN AND JUSTIN: Thawed out and ready for action
MIKE HOLMES: Even a structurally sound deck is worth checking
How to choose the perfect paint for your walls
10 tips to get your patio or deck ready for summer
It’s where we live — in summer. The deck or patio is the other living area, so a few steps can make this a comfortable and stylish place to hang out, barbecue and spend time with friends and family. 1. Focal point Fire pits , ...
Where home is a work of art
Maillot Homes’ newest show home is art-forward. Its design is artistic — Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired — while its interior space lends itself to presenting the best of what an art collector might wish to display. The home was a ...
Show home tells a story
When Arbutus Properties designs and stages a show home, they do so with a make-believe family in mind. Arbutus sales manager Jody Minakakis explains, “Our designer, Jen Lapsiuk, comes up with a story for each show home. She’ll create ...
CARSON ARTHUR: Shopping tips for newbie homeowners
I walked into my local Home Hardware recently and found an explosion of products in the seasonal aisles. There seems to be more products than ever, which is very exciting for all the homeowners out there who, like me, look forward to getting outside ...
Downsizing? Container gardening offers variety of veggie options
I was talking to a friend and his wife the other day who had recently downsized and moved into a townhouse with a very small yard. They were lamenting the fact that they did not have a vegetable garden any more, and the thing they missed the most ...
JIM HOLE: Bolster soil to help plants reach full potential
Jim Hole For Postmedia As the last patches of winter snow have melted away from our gardens, the soil that we’ve had the luxury of ignoring for the past six months is, once again, revealed. For those who have great garden soil, it can be ...
Seven steps to a successful yard sale
A sure sign of late spring/early summer: yard-sale signs popping up all over the neighbourhood. Here are nine tips to ensure your sale will be a success. 1. Choose the right location If your yard isn’t visible from the street or you live ...
HOMEBODY: Trying to decorate a house is stressful
Who remembers being a little kid (no, that’s not the question, be patient) and going with their parents to the hardware store when said parental units were looking to paint their house? During that trip, did you ever make a beeline to the paint ...
MY HANDMADE HOME: Fantastically geeky vinyl wall decals
In honour of this delightfully geeky weekend, I’m sharing some fun projects I recently finished up for my awesome friends/neighbours. Their house is almost exactly the same as our own, except our friends weren’t really using their ...
MY HANDMADE HOME: An easy DIY tray for $10
Trays are great for corralling small items on your kitchen or bathroom counter to make everything look tidier, but they’re also useful for, duh, carry ...