Benjamin's Posts:

  • Oct 11 2019

    Vancouver ride hailing services update

    In recent times, few things have been as hotly anticipated in the Lower Mainland as the arrival of ride hailing services. Well, at the beginning of this month, Vancouver City Council finally gave the go-ahead for companies like Uber and Lyft to legally operate. “I’m looking forward to Vancouver welcoming ride hailing in a way … Continued

  • Oct 03 2019

    Celebrate 10th annual Vancouver Sustenance Festival

    The 10th annual Vancouver Sustenance Festival is officially underway, which brings together community groups, artists and advocates using food and art to cultivate dialogue, celebrate traditions and push for social change. Taking place all over the city, the varied events are led by local community centres and non-profit groups and either feature free or low … Continued

  • Sep 26 2019

    Set up a yoga studio in the home

      Nothing calms the mind, body and spirit, not to mention melts the stress away, like yoga. Busy schedules, tight budgets and/or rural living however can make regular trips to the studio difficult. The good news is anyone can set up a space for meditative practice in the home without needing an entire empty room. … Continued

  • Sep 19 2019

    City of Langley kicks off campaign to reduce neighbourhood crime

    You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “love thy neighbour.” Well, the City of Langley wants you to first get to know your neighbour through its second annual campaign aimed at fostering local ties and reducing crime. A product of the Crime Prevention Task Group (CPTG), the initiative involves volunteers hitting the streets and going door-to-door … Continued

  • Sep 10 2019

    Top five back to school home organization solutions

    Classes are back in full swing for students, and that may mean household organization takes a rear seat as old test papers, band instruments and sports equipment get strewn about everywhere. Here’s how to keep things under control over the course of the school year. Storage If you don’t already have a storage system in … Continued

  • Sep 06 2019

    Fall 2019 events calendar

    Summer is getting ready to pass its baton over to fall in the coming weeks. That’s no reason to fret though, because along with the brisk autumn air come a plethora of things to do all over the Lower Mainland and beyond. Here are some of them. Real Estate Information Session — Sept. 14 Are … Continued

  • Aug 27 2019

    How to increase curb appeal of your property

    It’s a word that’s tossed around in the real estate industry often: curb appeal. Explained very simply, it is how a property appears from the street. Whether you’re trying to boost value, increase chances of a sale or just improve a passer-by’s first impression of your home, below are some ways to jazz things up. … Continued

  • Aug 19 2019

    Richmond World Festival takes over Minoru Park on Labour Day weekend

    Celebrate cultural diversity, enjoy some tasty food and partake in live entertainment at the same time during the Richmond World Festival coming up on Labour Day weekend in Minoru Park. For its fifth year, organizers are bringing in two big Canadian headliners to play in front of the well attended event that drew 55,000 people … Continued

  • Aug 15 2019

    Home fire prevention tips

    Although wildfire damage in B.C. this year is just a fraction of what they were the last two, we are regardless still in prime fire season and the risk is always present especially during the summer’s warmer months. In today’s blog post we identify some danger areas around the house and what you can do … Continued

  • Aug 09 2019

    Crescent Beach launches new free life jacket rental program

    Planning a visit to Crescent Beach this summer? Make sure to grab a life jacket for use while you’re there, offered in both adult and children’s sizes. The free rental program was launched last week, part of two new water safety initiatives by the City of Surrey and the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society. The … Continued

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