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Small Space Hacks
There’s no shortage of creative ways to eke out extra room in a compact condo or tiny house. Designer Andrew Barker offers some design hacks that maximize a home’s available space while maintaining a sense of openness and flow.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Karen Williams is one of 44 full-time inspectors who evaluate hotels and restaurants for CAA/AAA. While her description of the room might seem over-meticulous, this level of detail is hard-wired into the Diamond Rating System, which has 81 evaluation categories for hotels, and 59 for restaurants.
Roads to Innovation
Watch our series Roads to Innovation where we look at the evolution of mobility in BC and Canada. Here we uncover how quickly innovation can creep up on us, becoming so embedded in our daily lives that what’s new becomes the every day.
When a man was pinned underneath a vehicle Aneil jumped into action.Read More
Evo Car Share doesn’t just get you from A to B, it can also get you to the delivery room just in time too.Read More
A rusted out vintage car with no documents, doesn’t have to be a non-starter.Read More
When a car crashed into a BCAA location, our team didn’t miss a beat.Read More
Removing a seat & rescuing cat while avoiding its claws is all in a days work.Read More
It's a stressful day when your 4-year-old decides it would be fun to clog a sink.Read More
Travel planning essentials
Whether you’re hopping on a plane or hitting the road, keep family travel stress-free with a bit of early planning and preparation.READ MORE
Outsmart high gas prices
BC historically has the highest gas prices (and living costs) across Canada—but are we really that numb to soaring prices? With gas price records being broken one after the other, surely many of us are starting to feel that pinch at the pump.READ MORE
Keeping roadside workers and stranded motorists safe
In British Columbia, between 2008 and 2017 there were a total of 12 roadside worker deaths and 218 injuries from being hit by a motor vehicle. To help keep tow truck drivers and other motorists safe, here’s what to remember as you approach a tow truck on the side of the roadREAD MORE
Cannabis Legalization in BC
Cannabis is legal in Canada and BCAA wants to keep you safe whether it’s on the road, or at home.READ MORE
Perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas
Moms love gifts and they probably love time with their families even more. Finding a gift for your mom or the special mother-figure in your life can be tricky. Finding ideas on how to spend the day together can also feel a bit daunting. Whether it’s simple or more spectacular, whatever you come up with will be special to her because it’s from you and the ones she loves. Here are ideas for fun Mother’s Day activities and special gifts that will make the day memorable for you and your family.READ MORE
Heads Above Water
Just a year and a half ago, BCAA Insurance Vernon Service Location Manager Lindsay Silcocks and her husband moved into their home – a small cottage on the water at the head of Okanagan Lake, 20 kilometres northwest of Vernon, that they had spent years stripping down to the studs and rebuilding.READ MORE
Roads to Innovation
Watch our series Roads to Innovation where we look at the evolution of mobility in BC and Canada. Here we uncover how quickly innovation can creep up on us, becoming so embedded in our daily lives that what’s new becomes the every day.READ MORE
Give your car some post-winter TLC (Tender Lovin’ Car Care)
After being subjected to freezing temperatures, heavy rains, snow, ice, potholes and road salt—our cars have been overworked this winter. It’s not always noticeable from the exterior but the strain of driving through harsh winter conditions can cause misalignments, depletion of fluids or damage to overstressed parts.READ MORE
Family spring break ideas that still help you save
Whether you find yourselves about town or chilling at home, here are some great ideas to create fun memories with the ones you love.READ MORE
Get sweet savings on Valentine’s Day gift ideas
You love them for who they are, whether they’re a true romantic or perfectly practical, or a social butterfly or activity junkie. Here are Valentine’s Day gift and celebration ideas to suit a variety of personalities.READ MORE