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The Great Trek - Week 10: Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Lowlands

Published by Debbie Burns on May 09, 2017

A very wet trek this week! We went through Toronto and Hamilton on Thursday, before the water levels started to rise, and enjoyed “natural areas like the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, the Rattray... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 9: From Quebec to Ontario

Published by Debbie Burns on May 02, 2017

This past week we followed the Gatineau River past adventure resorts and, to my surprise, fertile farmland. (I had assumed the Laurentians were all rock.) We reached Ottawa on Thursday and followed the... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 8: The Laurentians

Published by Debbie Burns on Apr 25, 2017

This past week we followed the beautiful Parc Linéaire Le P’tit Train du Nord trail through the Laurentians. This trail runs through the Laurentians from Blainville to Mont Laurier on the old railway ... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 7: Eastern Townships

Published by Debbie Burns on Apr 19, 2017

It did not take us long to traverse Quebec City and cross the St. Lawrence River again. From there we headed south and west and spent the rest of the week exploring the Eastern Townships. Following The... Continue reading

Quarterly Investment Review Letter 2017 Q1

Published by Richard McKenster on Apr 13, 2017

Zombie Show Closing From saving face, creating a fictitious front, falsifying forward progress, playing politics locally and globally … finally Chinese Zombie companies are being faded out. Like a GDP... Continue reading

RMFP - Ladies' Spring Tea 2017

Published by Gregory Bonnell on Apr 12, 2017

The staff at Richard McKenster Financial Planning Inc. are pleased to announce and invite you to the upcoming RMFP - Ladies' Spring Tea! When: Tuesday May 9th 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where:... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 6: La Belle Province

Published by Debbie Burns on Apr 11, 2017

After a fast trip up the St. John River, we have set our watches and Fitbits back an hour and entered Quebec – La Belle Province! At Riviere-du-Loup we crossed the icy St. Lawrence River to St.-Siméon... Continue reading

Helping Your Kids Increase Their Financial Literacy

Published by Gregory Bonnell on Apr 06, 2017

“Since I graduated from high school, not one person has asked me to find the value of X.” We hear this comment all the time, and it’s generally meant as a joke, but it echoes what many think about our... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 5: St. John River

Published by Debbie Burns on Apr 04, 2017

This week we have been travelling up the St. John River in New Brunswick. Author Hugh MacLennan wrote of it:  The St. John in its upper reaches is slim and graceful, a delicate band through fields and... Continue reading

The All-Canadian Wealth Test

Published by Gregory Bonnell on Mar 30, 2017

The Investment Executive reports that Finance Minister Bill Morneau remains focused on building a strong middle class, saying that members of Canada’s middle class “want a government that puts our skilled... Continue reading