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Blanket drive warms homeless

When people are choosing a charity to donate either money or items, there is often one priority they have in mind - that the donation stays in their own community.

My first Canadian Christmas

This Christmas will be one of many firsts. Not only will it be the first time I am celebrating the holiday outside of my continent and time zone, Dec. 25 will also mark the end of my first three months in Canada.

Tango with colour of 2012

he holiday season is here and time to "bling" out your home here are some festive ideas. ? Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish-orange hue has been dubbed the colour of 2012. Add to that a lot of vibrant colours that convey happiness and positivity.

Donations hit the Spot

For many of us, Christmas Day is filled with intimate family gatherings. But for some, it's a day dedicated to others in need.

Families invite others to join their festive parade

Cul-de-sac tradition not only endures, it's expanded

Forecast sunny for hiring climate

Richmond-Delta area employers expect a solid hiring climate for the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Income plan losing allure

Income for life? Hurry, it's changing It seemed too good to be true, and it was. Insurance companies have been marketing their Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Balance (GMWB) income funds for several years.

Who's that wild man with Santa?

Saint Nicholas' Christmas helper came in different guises, different names

How to stay cool when the conversation gets hot

During the holiday season, many will be gathering with family and friends to share in good cheer. Occasionally, "cheer" can turn to "chore," and stressed-out tempers can heat up and singe others in the process.

Public skating schedule

? Adults with children 12 years and younger: Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, from 9: 30 to 11 a.m., excluding Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. ? Everyone welcome: Dec. 14 to Jan. 6, excluding Dec. 18, 20 and 25. Times vary.