Fintry Falls – Hiking With Kids – Kelowna
Aug11

Fintry Falls – Hiking With Kids – Kelowna

Fintry Provincial Park, also known as Fintry Estate, is a provincial park located in the town of Fintry and just about smack in the middle between Vernon and Kelowna. The Fintry area has a very interesting history – People once called it the garden of Eden among other things. If you are a history buff click here to read more. With over 2 km of waterfront access to the beautiful Okanagan lake. There is plenty of...

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Rainy Creek Summit – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis
Jul05

Rainy Creek Summit – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis

Someone stole my car! Which is unlikely considering it has the ultimate anti-theft device installed – the stick shift. But no joke my car was stolen in beautiful Kananaskis country – at least that’s what I thought. Let me explain: The Rainy Creek summit trailhead is located just off Hwy 66, around two kilometers before the little elbow parking lot, the starting point for Nihahi Creek and Nihahi Ridge. Rainy Creek is...

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DIY Oil Change in 10 min without tools and banking $250K to do it
Jun27

DIY Oil Change in 10 min without tools and banking $250K to do it

A good buddy of mine Kyle commented the other day on how he would prefer to just pay someone to do his oil changes. He said something like “it’s just not worth it to change my oil and it’s easier to pay someone else to do it”. Despite doubting his manliness, I call BS on “not worth it” (sorry bud) and let me explain why. In a perfect world, everyone would be driving a tesla, walking, running, riding...

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Nihahi Ridge – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis
Jun20

Nihahi Ridge – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis

Nihahi Ridge is a wonderful hike located just 45 minutes west of where I call home, in beautiful Kananaskis country. If you are looking for a hard hike that gives you a little bit of everything you’ve found it. You get a flat leisurely walk against the elbow river, mountain meadows, steep forest, a bit of scrambling, some heights and a little exposure. Nihahi Ridge has it all. If you are a determined person of reasonable fitness...

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Let’s have a Beer
May01

Let’s have a Beer

A couple of weeks back Mr. Socks stated that “low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes.” You can imagine that some people were kind of upset by this – but it’s true – most Canadian households with multiple spawn making less than $70K per year – Do NOT pay income tax. Of course, this doesn’t include all the other taxes a person might pay – HST, GST,...

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You are not your Choos’
Mar17

You are not your Choos’

Consumer culture has done a bang-up job programming us to believe that possessions make us happy. Well done consumerism – you’ve nailed it. On the other hand, we have failed miserably in our attempt to measure “success”. We have got the formula all wrong. We simply define “success” as the ability to publicly display wealth. There is little attention paid to – community involvement, family...

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The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things
Mar13

The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

It’s called the “Mountain Man *” and here’s what you do: Get down to the bare essentials leaving just your knickers, briefs or whatever you happen to call underwear, just keep it legal and no long johns please. Shoes are optional but recommended. Then go outside, but only when the temps are sub-zero. The colder the better – that’s how it works. If you can last at least 60 seconds you are now a...

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RESP – Is it worth it?
Feb15

RESP – Is it worth it?

I’m certain there is some sort of government mandate to make seemingly simple stuff as confusing as possible. The RESP (AKA – Money for your kids education) is no exception, it actually might be the rule. I imagine the conversation at the CRA going down like this “Hey Joe, this new RESP program you drafted up is crap. I understood the whole thing, the first time, without needing a translator. Can you go ahead and...

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