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Finding a unique, useful gift Dad will love is difficult to do. If you're celebrating a father figure in your life this year, here's a list of a few local businesses that can help you make him feel special!

 

New Scotland Brewing

New Scotland Brewing is offering gift boxes just for Father's Day. Treat Dad to an array of local tastes through these local beer flavours!

 

Char Boyz

Char Boyz' Father's Day BBQ gift boxes are the perfect gift for the Dad that loves to grill. Pick up locations include Lake City Cider, Garrison Brewery, and Westside Beers Spirits and Wines, so you can grab some local brews and ciders to go with!

Freak Lunch Box

Does your Dad have a sweet tooth? Treat him to the best candy in town from Freak

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Coming soon to market!

Stunning middle unit executive townhouse, with the most magnificent view, fully finished on three levels. The quality continues upstairs with a primary bedroom, walk-in closet and three piece ensuite. Two other bedrooms share a full four piece bath.

 

ICF foundation and firewall for comfort and sound.

 

Paved driveway. Natural Gas heat & HWBB, Low E Argon windows!

 

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Victoria Day is coming up this Monday, meaning May's long weekend is just about here! A weekend signifying the start of the camping season, an unofficial beginning of Summer, May's long weekend is beloved by many of us Nova Scotians.

 

As the Third Wave is upon us, we all know the importance of staying home to slow the spread. So here are some fun ways for your household bubble to make the most of the long weekend - right within your own community!

Camp Out in Your Backyard

 

All the fun of camping, without all the hassle of dragging five bags of "essentials" into the woods. Set up the tent for a night of s'mores-making and song-singing under the stars.

Tour the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Several exhibitions

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Coming soon! 36 Brackstone, off Stone Mount Drive Lower Sackville $449,900.

 

Three bedroom and den, truly, well landscaped, immaculate, Ductless MS, and oil Hope water heat. Shed, great decking and fire pit. Single car garage.

 

Ready to move into!

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If you need a place to work from home! GREAT VALUE and quality of craftsmanship co-exist beautifully in what was one the builder`s own home. Come and see the absolutely stunning custom kitchen (all appliances are included), sunny & open living room with cathedral ceiling, a great master bedroom with custom built ins and pocket doors leading the way to a massive walk in closet fit for Oprah. There is a huge garage with fantastic workshop, and at the end of the day you can relax out back with the family & friends on the enormous deck. But wait, there is more. On the sunny lower level you can entertain guests in the rec room; perfect for a home theatre. Work from home undisturbed in a room well suited for that office/den or

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While certainly a popular sentiment, it's not entirely accurate. There are little fires here and little fires there, and it's true that houses in some areas are selling faster than others and some types of houses generate multiple offers.

In order to understand the market we are currently in, you need to understand what is driving the multiple offers, low inventory, etc.

A metric that REALTORS® use is the "Sales to List Price Ratio", or in others words... What is the percentage of price over the list price that homes are selling for?... On average!

Currently it is at 103.99%* which means that if a house was listed at $100,000 it would, on average, sell for $103,990. If it was listed at $300,000 it would, on average, sell for $311,970.
*As of

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We're Canadians Eh? 

As Canadians, we know what winters can be like. Now that winter is upon us it's a good idea to be prepared for Nova Scotia's unpredictable weather. Most of these tips can be used for any storm, whether it is winter or any other season. 

Were you here for White Juan? I remember it very well and, I also remember not being prepared for it. I will certainly never forget the amount of snow we received during that storm! We haven't had a storm quite like that in a while but we need to stay vigilant especially during these unprecedented times we are living in. It's time to take stock of what you have to be prepared for in a storm. Do you have everything you need?

We've created a helpful guide to preparing your home and family

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I’ll start this off with what every blog starts with in 2020……. Things are a little different this year but don’t let that get you down…. Or, in these unprecedented times….. you know, all that stuff!

Here’s the thing. It’s true. But it’s almost as if I’m used to it now; operative word being “almost”. I don't know about you, but I'm just going to go with the flow and PIVOT (insert Ross’ voice from Friends) from our norm. Here are some ideas to do with the kiddo’s in the days leading up to the big fat man’s appearance.

 

 1. Holiday Light Adventure!

On the first day of Christmas, I gave my kids a lift around the city. This should be a tradition in every household COVID or no COVID. Get out and see those lights! Every year the kids say

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When preparing your Thanksgiving feast this year, take some time to reconsider how and what you serve for dessert. Often after a big meal, a full slice of pie or cake is daunting and all the work that goes in to making them ends up being eaten as take-away by guests.

 

As an alternative, consider mini versions of some of your favourite fall desserts. These are two of the favourites in our family

 

These cheesecakes are the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving meal. Begin with a crust made of gingersnaps, a smooth filling with all the flavours of pumpkin pie and top it with cool, creamy whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 24 Gingersnaps, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin
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Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving is coming to an end and the clocks are set to change again!

Though thought by many to have been created for farmers, this is a myth and most farmers are against the time change. First suggested by Benjamin Franklin in a bid to conserve daylight, Daylight Saving Time was officially adopted by Germany during WWI. Energy consumption is the main reason for the time change but it has recently been argued that this “solution” is no longer necessary and Daylight Saving is often contested.

There is no credible evidence to show that the time change positively or negatively impacts energy consumption in the modern world. The time change has, however, been linked to many negative side effects, such as increased incidents

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