What Does Affordable Housing Really Mean? : The Saturday Weekend Review #257

AFFORDABLE RENT AND AFFORDABLE MORTGAGES   I’m betting that everyone reading this today can tell me that they’ve heard about a certain area in the city they call home to stay away from because it’s sketchy. Most often you will find housing projects, low-income housing and government-funded or geared to income housing for people in need. There seems to be a stigma around housing projects such as low-income or no-income, disability or other health related issues. To be honest I couldn’t tell you anything about living in Ontario and what areas to avoid but back home, you just knew. Now, I had plenty of mates that lived in council estates and they are still my friends today. Don’t let income level and where someone lives dictates whether they are a good person or not. Just don’t do it. Affordable housing doesn’t always mean what it seems especially when dealing with different pocketbooks and perspectives. Let me explain. Affordable housing should be attainable by working full-time earning a living wage a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living., but is it really? I’m sure you’ve toggled with the should I rent or buy question in your […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Making Vegetables More Appealing : The GGC 2018 #3 June 18-24

A FEW STEPS IS ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE VEGETABLES GO FROM BORING TO FABULOUS   One of the main reasons vegetables get blind-sided especially by children is not only because of taste but also the way vegetables are served. So, why not add colour, flavours and include new ways to plate and serve vegetables to your family. By taking these extra steps you not only combat food waste and possible increased grocery expenses but you allow vegetables to be enjoyed without worry that it will taste horrible from the get-go. When our son was a baby he couldn’t get enough fruits and vegetables and just loved them at every meal, even breakfast. He would eat half an avocado mushed up without problem, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and so on. These days we’re lucky to get cucumber slices into his belly because we think he’s lost his appeal for vegetables. Perhaps we need to perk them up a bit, so that’s what we’ve done. Mrs. CBB and I were talking about vegetables and his diet in general and were working on ways to get him rip-roaring about healthy eating and why vegetables are important. Although he’s knocking on four years old […]

14 Flowers and Herbs That Repel Mosquitoes : The Saturday Weekend Review #256

MOSQUITOES WILL CRASH YOUR PARTY AND FOLLOW YOU AROUND UNLESS YOU TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF   I love gardening but what I don’t love are mosquitoes so I’ve decided to fight back to try to keep our property and bodies free from the pests that can cause an itch and potentially serious disease in humans. One of our biggest concerns when it comes to mosquitoes is the bite and not so much for the itch that follows but because of illnesses and diseases linked to mosquitoes such as West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. Although not all mosquitoes carry a disease it’s still important to protect yourself and through research I’ve found plenty of simple ways you can do that. There is a West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report that you can follow with the Canadian government if you’re interested in being in the loop of these pests. What is West Nile Virus? A bite from an infected mosquito can cause infection with West Nile virus. Infected mosquitoes can spread the virus to humans and other animals. Source- Canada.ca You can buy all sorts of products that claim to help rid of mosquitoes from coils to […]

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Valid Dissatisfied Customer Concerns At Canadian Grocery Stores : GGC 2018 #5 May 28-June 3

Speak up, Move on or Take it! The choice is yours when it comes to being a dissatisfied customer.   Ultimately the responsibility of a well-run grocery store starts at the top of the chain and trickles down but if policies and procedures aren’t met the customers will let them know. The problem is, not all customers voice their opinions to the right people or at all. Grocery store employees deal with a variety of difficult customers but then dealing with angry customers over important issues that must be dealt with right away. I find there is a difference between difficult and angry because being difficult means you want something to happen and angry is because something has happened and you want it fixed.   The Dissatisfied Customer   In any case customers often have valid concerns about the places they grocery shop at and I wanted to know from my readers what bothered them the most about our Canadian Grocery Stores. This isn’t a post to bash any particular grocery store rather it is a way to hear what the customers have to say. Most often customers won’t say a darn thing but they sure as hell think it. […]

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