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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 road

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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