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April 2017

Abbotsford – An Introduction

Abbotsford – An Introduction Known as a “City in the Country,” Abbotsford is endowed with British Columbia’s richest agricultural lands, “family first” values and exceptional urban amenities. It’s also a year-round destination packed with outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and golf. In the series to come, we plan to highlight some of these [...]

Hikes in Abbotsford

Hikes in Abbotsford As might be expected in bountiful, agricultural lands, walking and hiking paths are numerous around Abbotsford. Many are flat, easy-to-walk, cycling and jogging routes along the dykes such as the Sumas River and Arnold Dyke trails, both off Hwy 1. Sumas Mountain presents much more challenging hikes. Be aware that many trails and [...]

Forging on as a Blacksmith

Forging on as a Blacksmith Back in his early teenage years, Timothy Dyck discovered blacksmithing and it soon became his dream to use the same techniques and practices of long ago for today. Starting out with nothing more than a couple of saved up dollars raised from his paper route and with help from his [...]

5 Reasons to Buy an Abbotsford Home in 2017

5 Reasons to Buy an Abbotsford Home in 2017 The housing market in British Columbia right now is busy and exciting…and potentially overwhelming for someone considering whether to jump in. Let us show you 5 reasons you will want to buy an Abbotsford home this year. 1. Location, location, location With downtown Vancouver just a [...]

March 2017

Nature is Green Infrastructure

Nature is Green Infrastructure Nature and infrastructure are not independent of each other; on the contrary, nature is infrastructure. From protecting communities from flooding and excessive heat to improving air and water quality, nature is not only a critically important element of infrastructure but also a vital part of human and environmental health. When nature [...]

LED Lights

HOW LED LIGHTS WORK If you need a bright, long-lasting light that is also energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the way to go. These bulbs have seen vast improvements in technology that have made them an affordable choice for tasks, homes, and hobbies that need clear, clean light. LED lights don't work in the same [...]

Structural Soil An Innovative Medium Under Pavement

Structural Soil An Innovative Medium Under Pavement Have you ever wondered how on earth trees grow in little square planters alongside roadways and sidewalks? Unless you are one of the few in the know, you probably have. An education on structural soil help will help explain how growing trees below pavement is possible and how it provides urban [...]

Home-buying or investing?

Home-buying or investing? Home-buying or investing – which is better? Gen Y & Millennials, this could be the defining question of your financial life. Don’t make the mistake of passively accepting the line that housing is a great investment. Ask questions so you can make an educated decision. Houses are a lovely place to live [...]

Buying a Home in British Columbia

Buying a Home in British Columbia   Buying a home is the largest investment most of us ever become involved in. Yet people sometimes take less time over it than they do when buying a new car. That’s because it’s unfamiliar territory to many of us. We don’t know what questions to ask. We may [...]

Why Housing Is A Bad Long-Term Investment

Why Housing Is A Bad Long-Term Investment But You Should Buy Anyways Gary Davey, CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Auguston Contributors are their own. Homeownership was once considered a staple of the ‘Canadian Dream’ and a sure sign of financial stability in the Canada. It’s somewhat a sign of prestige. The principal residence accounts for nearly [...]