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New and Exciting Child care Benefits!!!

2 min read

Starting Dec. 1, 2022, parents in British Columbia will save as much as $550 more per month for each child they have in participating licensed child care facilities. This funding will lower fees for children kindergarten age and younger by up to $900 per month.

Carlie Parkinson

child care

Preparing for hot summer weather

5 min read

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued special weather statements for several parts of the province. The statement indicates our region will experience the first hot stretch of the summer with inland temperatures reaching into the upper 20s starting tomorrow, and into the low 30s into early next week.

Health Canada

Hot

Clear out the Fridge, Freezer, and Cupboard with 4 simple

4 min read

Provincial leaders are urging British Columbians not to hoard food and groceries as disruptions to B.C.'s farm industry and supply chains from historic rain and flooding fuels angst amid consumers. Here are some recipes with food from your cupboards to help you through this challenging period.

Carlie Parkinson

recipes

BC restrictions extended until Feb 5, 2021

2 min read

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended until Feb 5, 2021. Here are some ways to fill the time.

Carlie Parkinson

restrictions

Important! File your 2019 taxes or risk losing your CCB

3 min read

In late August, the Canadian government warned eligible Canadians who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns about the possibility of getting cut off from receiving the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) or GST/HST credits moving forward until they file.  The 2019 tax filing deadline was delayed earlier this year due to COVID-19, and pushed…

Josée Cabral

file

Aggressive driving in school zones is putting kids in danger!

5 min read

BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked increase in concern across the board. Particularly alarming is that hostile/aggressive attitudes amongst parents such as honking or using profanities has jumped almost 30 per cent (51% to…

Guest Author

driving

Montessori then and now: still ahead the curve in education

11 min read

Our ever-changing world impacts us in many ways; even in the way, our kids are taught at schools. In recent years, the BC government has been rolling out changes to the education curriculum, which has meant big differences to the way our children are taught in schools. There are several key changes that the BC…

Nic Enright-Morin

Montessori

What is the Canada Child Tax Benefit Program?

< 1 min read

It's hard to keep track of the changes to our family benefits, but the upcoming change from the new Liberal Government is definitely going to make a difference to your monthly budget. It is supposed to be an increased amount for 9 out of 10 families! The Canada child tax benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free…

Carlie Parkinson

money

Ask an Expert – Important answers to questions about RESP’s

4 min read

As parents, we want to do what’s best for our children, and part of that is ensuring they have a good education. When is comes to saving for their post-secondary education, things get confusing, especially with RESP’s. We polled our Facebook Fans to find out what they were most confused about when it came to…

Carlie Parkinson

RESP's

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