When Canadians run out of space, they’re turning to storage facilities like Abacus to house their belongings. Unfortunately, many of them don’t use their unit to its full potential, leading to a waste of effort, time, and money.
At just 150, Canada is a relatively young country within the global context, but it’s still a significant milestone for our nation. Though we’re 3 months away from the official date, most of the country is already figuring out ways to celebrate such an important anniversary. In February, we spoke of Parks Canada’s nation-wide Discovery Pass, which allows free admission to any of the national parks, historic sites, and marine conservations found in this great land. And now, VIA Rail is joining in on the festivities.
Whether it’s the ingredients for your next pie or that photograph of your great-great aunt Sylvia, you could be keeping the belongings of your home in the wrong place. Most of us don’t give our storage options a second thought as long as items have a place that doesn’t cause clutter. As a result, our attics, basements, and sheds become our go-tos when we need to hide something away. While that’s certainly one way of solving your space issues, it doesn’t take into account environmental conditions that can damage your belongings.
In an increasingly digital world, every conceivable product has a smart version hooked up to Alexa for sale — including the kitchen sink! By all rights, analogue items like physical books and vinyl records should be hurtling towards extinction as e-readers and streaming sites offer cheaper (and in some cases free) versions that are better than their predecessors; yet here we are in 2017, just months after LP sales have hit a 28 year high back in 2016.
This year, Canada is celebrating a huge accomplishment. We’re turning 150 years old, and the Government of Canada is commemorating the nation’s sesquicentennial anniversary by offering free annual discovery passes to all Canadians. The pass covers admission to the many national parks, historic sites, and marine conservations found coast to coast in order to show off what the country has to offer.
Are you suffering from the post-holiday blues? After the hustle and bustle of December, it’s hard not to. Between the chores, the cooking, the socializing, and the mandatory holly and jolly of the season, you were constantly busy. In comparison, January’s return to reality is a bit of a disappointment. It doesn’t help that you have to clean up after last year’s festivities. The tree, decorations, seasonal dishes — they all have to go away until it starts all over again in 11 months.
It’s finally a new year, which means we all survived the madness of the holidays. If you’re anything like us, you may feel like you escaped 2016 by the skin of your teeth. Between hosting family dinners and travelling far and wide to spread cheer, the festive season can take a lot out of us. But we’re not the only ones to suffer.
Here in the GTA, we’ve finally reached the summer’s climax. The 40 degree weather, rising humidity, and high UV levels is a welcome relief for those tired of Canada’s cooler climate. But for the vast majority of us, it’s simply too hot. We don’t need the excuse of the Civic or Labour Day weekends to escape the city for the cooler cottage country, where we can take a dip in the lake.
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