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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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Earthquakes: how prepared are you?

More than 1,200 small to medium sized earthquakes happen in BC each year. The good news is we can all take steps now to feel more prepared to protect ourselves and our families. BCAA wants to help.

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Traffic rules for common driving mistakes we all make in school zones

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BCAA reveals designs for 2019 Play Here winners

BCAA Play Here: Sneak peek at playground designs for 2019 winners

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Back to School Traffic Safety Tips

As the summer comes to an end, school zones come alive with children and parents returning to usher in a new year of learning. With the increase in traffic comes a need for increased attention from parents dropping off and picking up their children, along with drivers who are passing through these busy spaces.

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PNE Child Safety Tips

BC's very own PNE Fair is one of summer's most exciting activities for kids and the family. Many of us find the PNE Marketplace and its entertaining exhibitors to be an exciting ride of its own. Here are tips to outsmart the obstacles and keep your children safe to ensure the whole family is having a thrilling good time.

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Car Buying Tips

While buying a new car is exciting, the process to find the right one for you does come with some challenges. Build the confidence you need to happily purchase your next car.

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Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

Upcycling is more than a pretty design trend – it’s sustainable and economical. Plus, anyone can upcycle, and there are bountiful sources for DIY projects, workshops and ready-made objects by local designers. So: let’s get upcycling!

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ICBC Changes

Starting September 1, 2019, BC is moving to a more driver-based insurance model resulting in a change to how ICBC determines insurance rates. This model seeks to make rates more fair by having at-fault crashes follow the driver rather than the vehicle owner. If you own a car in BC, read on to learn what’s changing and get tips on how to prepare for your renewal.

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Overcome the worry when your child is riding in someone elses car

More and more parents are increasingly relying on others to get their children where they need to go. Carpooling to field trips and camp, rides from relatives, friends and child care providers are just a few of the transport realities that many parents face, particularly in summer when schools are out.

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Coasting South

Rocky formations dashed by crashing waves, glistening forms of sea lions on barren beaches and green fringes of trees reaching impossibly high above it all: on the American west coast, these supernatural elements meet human engineering in the form of curving asphalt, precipitous steel-strut bridges and coastal towns perched on cliffs. It’s a wild land- and seascape hugged by a storied route: the Pacific Coast Highway.

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