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Spring Cleanup In Vancouver

Spring Cleaning in Vancouver 2017

As it is finally beginning to appear that our long and snowy winter in the Greater Vancouver Area is coming to an end our attention begins to shift to the Spring.  The snow melts, the rain slowly subsides and the realization of the excessive mess we’re left with to clean up prior to our sunny months kicks in.  To help go along with our own natural desire to witness the “rebirth” spring offers through the natural life cycle of plant life, we humans seem to instinctual coincide with this feeling, often shown through the desire to do some spring cleaning.  There is something about the feeling that a good thorough clean offers.  It tends to clear the mind and leave us with a feeling of satisfaction.  Couple that with nice, sunny weather and that is a recipe for a good mental state.  As the weather begins to improve many people around the city of Vancouver begin to notice the general mood is lifted after the months of grey. Maybe it’s not the sun but rather everyone’s successful cleanup. Regardless, it is time to get out from under the clouds, rise from the ashes in your new spit polished house.

One of Canadascities’ primary goals as a website is to promote sustainable ways of life within Canada.  We believe in buying local, sustainable business practice and healthy communities.  We believe in promoting local business’ who embody these key principles.  Junk Removal Vancouver has shown great initiative when it comes to promoting a reduction in everyone’s desire to consume.  They promote ‘Reduction’ as opposed to the typical consumer based mentality which comes with it excessive waste. With one of the gloomiest months on record many of us were trapped indoors hiding from the poor weather.  As soon as the sun begins to shine we will be crawling out of our caves to enjoy some of the much needed vitamin D.  Cleaning your patio area ahead of time would be wise to ensure maximum usage of your space.  Using a junk removal service is a great way to kick start any spring cleanup.  Along with saving you time and effort junk removal companies can be a great way to force you to make decisions about items which you may have been hanging on to.  Instead of sending everything to the dump ensure whichever junk removal service you use has a donation policy so those who are in need can enjoy your lightly used, but no longer in fashion furniture or appliances, so long as they are still in working order. Continue reading

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Vancouver Housing Sustainability Issues

With a picturesque landscape and limited expansion the only place for Vancouver to move is up, both in density and in price.   Vancouver.ca states annual construction values were at 3.24 billion dollars in 2015.  With the increased construction, economies like Skilled trades saw an immediate jump in employment . In addition, transportation companies, lumber industries and commercial-landscaping.ca in Vancouver all have seen a trickle-down effect of the increased productivity.  Greater-Vancouver area residents experienced a spike in house value, but is too much of a good thing hurting Vancouver’s livability?
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Analyzing Key Growth Sectors in Metro Vancouver

Today’s economic climate is a combination of many factors. Local, regional, national and international events all contributing to shaping our city’s overall wellbeing. This article will discuss where Vancouver falls in The Economists livability index, touch on real GDP per capita growth compared to the national average, look at the top three sectors that have seen the highest growth in the last two decades. Two companies in Vancouver that have bolstered using Vancouver as a home base will be looked at and lastly we will highlight the beautiful new Microsoft office downtown and take a look the key factors that are contributing to this robust tech culture. Continue reading

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Stronger Cities, Stronger Canada

The metropolitan areas play unique role in Canadian cities. They’re where the majority of Canadians live and work. Metaphorically speaking, they’re the economic engines of our great nation.

Challenges are faced all across the country like: poverty, housing, air quality, traffic congestion and crime – but many places lack the tools and authority to tackle them effectively. Despite 21st century challenges, cities are still governed by a 19th century model that makes them almost completely dependent on the provincial level. Continue reading

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Why Buying Local Matters

We have all heard it parroted countless times, buy local, support your community.  Local products tend to cost a little more, what is all the fuss about, why should we support our local economy?

Simply put, buying local ensures money stays in places where it can benefit you and those in close proximity to you.  It has ethical, environmental and economic benefits which have global impacts.  As much as we don’t want to admit it, money is something of a life blood to us all, especially in a capitalistic society.  In order for blood to be healthy it needs to circulate, the same can be said about money. When we help to support local business we are metaphorically circulating blood within our body, ensuring all extremities receive a healthy supply.  When we buy from big chains stores we, for all intents and purposes, open up a wound and allow blood (or money) to freely flow out. Continue reading