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Published October 31

By Michael Godel


here is no shortage of top ten lists or funny wine quotes clogging the web and promoting the positive effects of wine consumption. If Halloween is a health risk then the best way to avoid over indulging in mass-produced sugar products is to eat a proper meal and focus (in moderation, of course) on a good glass of wine. The sugar won’t stand a chance at tugging the heartstrings or clogging up the arteries with a good bottle of red staring down at you.

The great food and beverage writer M.F.K Fisher wrote, “I can no more think of my own life without thinking of wine and wines and where they grew for me and why I drank them when I did and why I picked the grapes...

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Please visit our Open House at 15 2986 COAST MERIDIAN RD in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Opportunity knocks, this is the cheapest FULLY detached home in PoCo. With 3 bdrms & 2 bathrooms this is a home that you can grow INTO instead of out of. Stay put, put down some roots & build up some equity. located at the rear of thecomplex, this is a great family neigh'd with it's own playground & no traffic, ideal for the young family. This home is a diamond in the rough, mostly original but clean & tidy w/new carpets & lino & fresh paint thruout. Updated homes in this complex have been selling in the $360's. Main flr features a nice open living room & dining room...
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The Globe and Mail

Housing affordability is improving in Canada as home prices soften, while low interest rates through this year should continue to keep costs at bay.

A national measure shows housing became more affordable in the fourth quarter of last year, the second improvement in a row, Royal Bank of Canada’s quarterly release showed Wednesday. It found all housing categories became more affordable, led by the two-storey home category.

The measure comes amid a debate over whether some Canadians are overextending themselves by taking out mortgages they can’t afford – particularly in hot markets like...

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I have sold a property at 6 21541 MAYO PL in Maple Ridge.

Virtual Tour!!

Don't miss this exceptionally clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 3 bathroom end unit. This home is a must to see w/it's bright open floor plan & large fully fenced & private backyard complete with raised cedar deck. Nice open LR & DR w/laminate flooring & a 'river rock' gas F/P. You will love the big bright kit w/tons of cupbds & counter w/new S/S appls plus an E/A & lge pantry cupbd. Large laundry/strge rm & 2 pce bath round out the main floor. Upstairs features 3 bdrms & a nice big master w/dble closets & a 3 pce enste w/a 1 pce shower stall. Fresh paint & 2" blinds thru-out.

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I have listed a new property at 106 1558 GRANT AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Don't miss this EXTREMELY well priced 1-Bedroom Condo with large bedroom, 'his & hers' double closets & a 4-piece semi-ensuite. Nice open living & dining rooms with gas fireplace and a slider to the private covered patio. Good sizedkitchen with eating area. Insuite laundry/storage room. This has to be the best deals in town. Close to, banks, transportation & rec centre. With just $9,000 down & payments of $970 per month including maintenance & taxes, this home could be yours, why pay rent?
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Whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a quick, little home pick-me-up, or perhaps something more significant, there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers employ that you too can easily do with minimal effort and cost.  Sometimes the smallest things make the greatest impact. It could be the addition of a mirror, a painting, a lamp or even a plant. Maybe you want to soften your walls, brighten a room, or add some warmth to your living space. Take a look at these clever design tips and see how they can inspire you!

Design tricks via Triangle Honeymoom bright LR 10 Clever Interior Design Tricks to Transform Your Home

1. Paint smaller rooms in softer, lighter colors...

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Hotter housing prices in Vancouver and other desirable West Coast cities close nearby may be driving young people out of the region or even the province in greater numbers.

There is no shortage of anecdotes about families, couples and even singles deciding to up stakes and settle where the grass may or may not be greener but at least there is a lawn.

Vancouver’s $1-million-plus houses are already the most expensive in the country and they continue to grow in value, as shown by the latest B.C. Assessment numbers this month. Vancouver, along with Richmond and West Vancouver, showed hikes of 16 per cent over the year before, among the only double-digit increases in the province.

And the Canada Mortgage and Housing...

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The Globe and Mail

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OTTAWA — The Canadian Press

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