Lifestyle

Vancouver or Toronto: A Cost of Living Comparison

Vancouver vs. Toronto Cost of Living Vancouver and Toronto are more than 4,000 km apart but share the dubious honour of being the two most expensive cities in Canada. Despite this, they are highly desirable places to live, scoring high on all international standard of living indices. They are clean, safe and secure, and offer newcomers vibrant, multi-cultural communities willing to embrace immigrants. Toronto is the business capital of Canada ...

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Setting Up Utilities

Moving is always a chore. And it isn’t just limited to transporting your stuff from A to B; it also requires some scheduling and logistical planning to ensure you have heat, electricity, cable and, of course, WiFi when you move in. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you set up utilities: How do I set up utilities? To set up utilities, visit the provider’s webpage to login or open an account. Most ...

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Winter Is Coming: How To Save On Your Utility Bills

According to BC Hydro, winter energy habits (heating, lighting etc.) can result in average winter electricity bills that are 66% higher than the rest of the year. With this in mind, here are some energy saving tips to help you control your energy costs through the winter, and throughout the year. Thermostat Given that heating costs rise about 5% for every degree above 20°C consider setting it to: 16°C when you're ...

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Decorating on a Budget

Fall is officially here and the itch to redecorate and revamp the home is strong. While redecorating the home can get quite expensive, we're here to show you some ways where you can redecorate your home - house or apartment - without breaking the bank. Here are 7 simple decorating ideas: Rearrange the furniture As simple as it sounds, re-envisioning a space can make a huge difference. In your main living room, ...

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Student Scoop – Unofficial Student Guide To Langara University ft. Graciella Llagas

Welcome to the Langara edition of our Student Scoop series - a collection of insider student tips to UBC, SFU, Langara, Emily Carr and more. We tap into the nuts and bolts of student life interviewing student leaders to uncover secret campus corners, best coffee spots, where to satisfy your late night cravings, and the lowdown on campus and off campus living. Read on for more Langara tips. Today, we checked ...

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Student Scoop – Unofficial Student Guide To Emily Carr University of Art & Design ft. Chris Su-Zhou

Welcome to the Emily Carr edition of our Student Scoop series - a collection of insider student tips to UBC, SFU, Langara, Emily Carr and more. We tap into the nuts and bolts of student life interviewing student leaders to uncover secret campus corners, best coffee spots, where to satisfy your late night cravings, and the lowdown on campus and off campus living. Read on for more Emily Carr tips. Today, ...

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Student Scoop – Unofficial Student Guide to SFU ft. Cody & Jessica

Welcome back to our Student Scoop series - a collection of insider student tips to UBC, SFU, Langara, and more. We tap into the nuts and bolts of student life interviewing student leaders to uncover secret campus corners, best coffee spots, where to satisfy your late night cravings, and the lowdown on campus and off campus living. Read on for more UBC tips. SFU Guide with Cody & Jessica Student: Cody de ...

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Should I Rent Furnished or Unfurnished – A Renter’s Perspective

What’s Better To Rent - Furnished Or Unfurnished? When deciding whether it is better to rent a furnished or unfurnished apartment, there are a number of things to consider above and beyond the rental cost. Generally speaking, furnished apartments are typically suitable for shorter stays or corporate housing (i.e. rent is subsidized by your employer) since they typically command higher rent than furnished alternatives. Furnished Place - Pros: They are move-in ready. ...

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Student Scoop – Unofficial Student Guide To UBC feat. Cody Lo

Welcome to the first of our Student Scoop series - a collection of insider student tips to UBC, SFU, Langara, and more. We tap into the nuts and bolts of student life interviewing student leaders to uncover secret campus corners, best coffee spots, where to satisfy your late night cravings, and the lowdown on campus and off campus living. Read on for more UBC tips. UBC Quick Student Tips Best Neighbourhoods for ...

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Benefits of Living Off Campus

For most students, #reslife starts to lose its appeal after first or second year. Spreading your wings and exploring life outside campus suddenly feels essential and, really, it is. There are so many benefits that come with living off campus. It is your next step to adulthood and key to personal growth and development. Not sure if you're ready to leave the convenient life of living on campus? Read further ...

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