Apr 192012
Home Buyer's Plan

The Home Buyer’s Plan is not new! But it does bear repeating.   Did you know that you can withdraw up to $25,000 from  your registered retirement plan? The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw funds from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home … Continue Reading

Apr 132012
Tax Credit Helps Seniors Stay at Home

Proposed Healthy Renovations Tax Credit Offsets Renovation Costs. The recent Ontario budget announcement included a new tax credit, the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit, aimed at helping seniors with the cost of modifying their homes for better mobility and accessibility. This would help seniors stay in their homes longer. This tax credit in simple terms … Continue Reading

Apr 132012
Promote Your Neighbourhood

Strengthening London’s Neighbourhoods The folks at London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy have a great website where Londoner’s can promote their neighbourhood by posting “Little Gems” or announce an event or simply share what they love about their neighbourhood. It’s also a great place to browse and learn all about London. Quoting their home page: ABOUT LSNS What … Continue Reading

Apr 082012
Easter Sunday in Meadowlily Woods

Early Wild Flowers in Meadowlily Woods Meadowlily Woods in East London is my favourite place for a morning hike.  It is one of London’s many Environmentally Significant Areas (E.S.A) and it features a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife. Below are some early wild flowers and one fungus.