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Happy Pets & House Sitting, www.happypetsplus.ca, 250-425-5754

Just Pizza, 362 2nd Ave 250-423-9277

In this month’s column, I am responding to a reader’s suggestion regarding savings plans for children and teenagers. I did some “Googling” using the terms children, teenagers and savings. What I found is that the benefits of investing in Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs ) had extensive coverage, but that there weren’t many articles about saving money. Do we happen to live in a society that is all about consumerism?

Shannon Milne - Norwex Consultant, skmilne@telus.net 250-423-6815
Ever have a piece of clothing that you can't get the smell out of? Shannon Milne as a Norwex consultant heard this on her first presentation and suggested a basic clean with the Norwex detergent and it worked. Since starting her Norwex business Shannon has heard many stories like this, from a friend who's husband stopped having nosebleeds while he slept, to another client who actually cleaned a car window that was permanently dirty inside.

Boardstiff, 542 2nd Ave Fernie 250-423-3473
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family and friends with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS’ customers.
Why Shoes?
- Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:

There are still 21 days of summer left but at this time of the year everyone is back at work, the children are in school and it’s now time to “knuckle down” for a little while at least. So here it goes …

Ancient Roots Shiatsu Therapy, 601c 2nd Ave. 250-423-0155

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Financial Fixings with Marie-Pierre Castonguay, CGA - Where Did My Pay Cheque Go?

Before the invention of credit and debit cards, everyone would go to the bank to deposit their pay cheques, and withdraw cash to cover their expenses. When the cash ran out, the spending stopped.

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Fernie Green Clean & Organizing, www.ferniegreenclean.ca 250-423-0506

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Fernie EcoGarden, www.ecogarden.ca 250-423-3482
The EcoGarden in collaboration with the Fernie Mountain Market now offers the Garden2Market stall every Sunday at the Fernie Mountain Market - a solution for sourcing locally grown flowers, fruit, herbs, vegetables and berries.