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Money Talk: The financial Stress of a Separation

Probably one of the most emotional and challenging events in a person’s life is having to deal with a marriage breakdown.  Not only is it emotionally draining, it is also the reality of selling the house, splitting financial assets and the simple fear of the unknown.  In my opinion, the top three biggest personal fears …

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Evan’s Wine Ratings: Holiday Pours

Written by: Evan Saviolidis If you’ve ever walked into the LCBO, only to stand confused in the wine section because there are so many different options, this is a great place to start! Evan Saviolidis, one of Niagara’s leading wine experts, gives us some insight into some of our local Niagara Wines. Evan’s Wine Ratings: The …

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A Dream On Paper: Figg Street Company

Tucked away on Front Street in downtown Thorold, a one-of-a-kind stationary shop is reminding us of the beauty and intimacy that comes from handcrafting the written word. This allure and appreciation for quality handmade goods crafted with care inspired the creation of Figg Street Co. – a fine stationery, artisanal papers & gifts shop dedicated …

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X Marks The Spot

Buried Treasure!  Those very words quicken the heartbeat and ignite the imagination. Images immediately flash through the mind: gold coins, Buccaneers, wooden chests. Probably Canada’s most intriguing, not to mention most famous, treasure hunt has taken place on Oak Island.  A speck of land in Mahone Bay off Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, the island is …

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Truly Local Advice: Gifts that keep on Giving

With Christmas quickly approaching, Catherine Palmer gives her take on what Gifts will keep on giving well past the big day.   1) RESPs. Your kids or grandkids may not appreciate a shiny new certificate for Christmas, but they will appreciate a lower debt load when they graduate from college. Consider buying a smaller gift …

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