LIVE OUTDOORS – 10 Tips from a POOL Expert

After spending more than enough time inside, what better way to fully enjoy summer than being in the water. For this issue, we met up with Fred Pimentel owner of Longtail Pools and winner of the 2020 contractors awards to talk about the do’s and don’ts to keep your pool swim ready in these upcoming months. Taught by the best, Fred has some amazing recommendations for every type of pool. How...

Spend Time Outside and Stay Sun Safe

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and it is on the rise! Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Too much exposure can also cause sunburn, eye damage, and premature wrinkles. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence...

Live Your Best Life

The year 2020 will forever be known as “the year the world slowed down stayed home”. As our houses became our safety zones and we were required to spend more time there, a few things became very apparent. For some, we were reminded of the importance of family, friends, and self-care. For many, self-care meant eating healthier foods, starting gardens at home, and engaging in exercise. It also...

Staying Healthy Outdoors

Thank goodness summer has arrived in full force and just as many of the restrictions to our social lives have been reduced! Now that we are able to relax and enjoy the summer weather we can get outside and get our daily dose of Vitamin D with our friends and families. Nothing beats a day on the beach, a boat trip, a picnic or a BBQ, although it can be easy to go off track with your diet and health...

Companion Planting for a Healthy Garden

How to create garden abundance, improve the environment and your FOOD! Hey family! How’s the garden been growing since our last article on veggie growing last May? Do you have a vibrant thriving garden or is it still a dream left to-do on the “2021 goals list”? In the last article in the Home Sweet Home edition we covered where’s the best place in your yard to grow a garden, how to prepare the...

Home Restoration

Bringing New Life to Home Improvement! During these current times spending time in our home has become more than just a hobby. DIY is back in style for a second time around and what way to spend it than to bring life back into your home. Janice Burke and eye4design have their eyes on your next project; from refurbishing furniture to “on a budget” improvements - these girls have you covered. What is...

GROW.EAT.$AVE

Making fruits and vegetables available, accessible, and sustainable by this GROW.EAT.$AVE workshop supports the Ministry of Health’s vision. This workshop encourages the planting of varieties of fruits and vegetables to support eating five servings daily, which can assist in reducing risks of some lifestyle preventable diseases. In the development and maintenance of a productive garden digging, hoeing,...

Welcome to our 2020 Contractors Awards!

When we talk about our homes it seems we can’t get far without singing the praises of our favourite contractors. The ones who go above and beyond to provide amazing service. They come at all hours to save your bathroom when the plumbing breaks, make your gardens bloom and are there to tile, paint and decorate your house to make it a home that’s truly yours. By far our most anticipated and exciting...

Resilience Through a Pandemic

COVID. It’s funny how this word is ingrained into our daily lives when merely a year ago, almost to this date, there was some mystery virus spreading ‘across the pond,’ and we were still going about our business. The CAOB were in protracted discussions with the government with regards to our grant and whether or not it was going to be given to us in the next fiscal year. April 1st was fast...

Keeping Your Family Safe During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remote, physical distancing — it’s a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for parents. Even with the emergence of the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be some time before we see a return to some level of normality (or new normal). However that doesn’t mean you are helpless, to get through the...

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