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Winterizing Your Home – Drafts from Windows and Doors

This week’s tip is a sure-fire way to save money during the colder months and to ensure the cold temperatures stay outside. There are many options to stop drafts from windows and doors, whatever your budget may be. It could range from a few dollars spent on caulking or few thousand to replace windows. The… Read More >>

Winterizing Your Home – Clean Out Those Gutters

One of the prettiest things about the fall are all the different colour leaves around us. However, those leaves (among other things) can leave your gutters clogged, and the consequences are not so pretty. Luckily enough, cleaning out the gutters is not a difficult task. All you need are simple tools that can be found around… Read More >>

Winterizing Your Home – Shut Off Exterior Water Taps

Not many of us like the dreaded “W” word….winter, but it inevitably shows up every year. Some of us prepare by putting away the summer shorts and tees, and start pulling out the comfy sweaters and socks. But as our bodies need protection from the cold, so do our homes. Over the next month, we… Read More >>

Parkdale Food Center Awarded Ontario Trillium Grant

As part of their mission statement, the Parkdale Food Center (PFC) aims to provide healthy food, nutritional education and a welcoming environment to those in need. The center not only provides healthy choices to those who otherwise could not afford it, but it also provides cooking classes and workshops to help build knowledge to those… Read More >>

Summertime Fun!

Vacation seems to be on everyone’s mind around this time of year. And why not? With this brilliant weather, there is plenty of fun to be had. Even better news, you don’t have to go very far. Ottawa and the surrounding area provide some pretty neat things to do. So, if you are on vacation… Read More >>

Summer Energy Saving Tips

Most Ottawa residents look forward to what summer has to offer. However, that usually doesn’t include the energy bill that some residents have to deal with. Here are some energy saving tips that will keep you cool without breaking the bank.     Natural Resources Canada advises: Select the warmest thermostat setting that delivers an… Read More >>

The 2014 Annual Main Event – June 13 & 14

This year’s Main Event, hosted by CAG Old Ottawa East, will surely be another huge success thanks to all the wonderful events planned to take place, and once again, Diane and Jen are proud sponsors of this event.  On June 13, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Springhurst Park and watch Bend it Like… Read More >>

Kitchen Spotlight

Almost everyone fantasizes about having their dream kitchen. While a lucky few get to live their dream, most of us simply can’t afford it. However, that doesn’t mean we have to live without a great kitchen. Here are some examples of some kitchens that would make any home cook envious. 50 Spadina Avenue    … Read More >>

Saint-Francois D’Assise Annual BBQ – June 5

Diane and Jen are once again proud sponsor’s of this year’s BBQ, hosted by l’Ecole Saint-Francois D’Assise.  The BBQ will take place on June 5 and will showcase many fun activities for young and old, such as La Troupe Mini Cirque, inflatable castles, games, and of course some delicious food!  For more information, please see… Read More >>

RLP Shelter Foundation Fundraising Results

We are extremely proud to announce that the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has raised more than $2.1 million during 2013, setting another fundraising record! The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. As a Top 10% Donor, we feel a tremendous amount of pride knowing… Read More >>

Support a Great Cause!

Tis the season for rain, when we all start thinking about gardens, yards, planters and growth. Why not support a great cause when purchasing a rain barrel?      

CMHC Announces a Premium Rate Increase

This week CMHC announced that it is raising insurance premiums on their suite of mortgage insurance products.  There are three primary mortgage insurer’s in Canada, CMHC, Canada Guarantee and Genworth Financial, all three insurers allow access to the housing market by allowing buyers to purchase a home with as little as 5% down payment.  Genworth… Read More >>