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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:46 PM


Prince George, B.C. – For the fourth straight year, UNBC has been ranked number 3 in the “primarily undergraduate” category by Maclean’s magazine.


“I'm delighted to know that we have distinguished ourselves and our region by our strong standing in the national ranking of universities by Maclean's Magazine. We are third in the country overall, surpassed only by two much older universities in the Maritimes,” says UNBC president George Iwama.  “We are justified in claiming we are Canada's top small university west of Atlantic Canada.”


The two universities which ranked higher than UNBC are Mount Allison of New Brunswick and Acadia in Nova Scotia, both of which are more than 150 years old.


“Despite our continuing success, we can’t rest on our laurels—and we aren’t,” says Dr. Iwama.  “UNBC is ranked first in the country in total research funding per...
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Just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style in your home.  If it’s time to refresh your décor but you don’t think you have the necessary funds, think again.  Here are a few ways you can add a touch of luxury to any room of your home without breaking the bank:

Start with the walls
No room of your home can ever feel luxurious if the paintwork is shabby or wallpaper looks dull or weathered.  A new coat of paint or wallpaper is the fastest, and easiest way to a fresh new look.  If painting, consider a suede, satin or cashmere finish in a neutral colour for a look of elegance.  If wallpapering, consider rich colours, textures or traditional patterns. Use good quality products for best results.

Liven up the living room   
Add an instant touch of lavishness with one or two large cushions in rich embroidered fabric, velvet or faux fur.  Add warmth to your wood floors with a shag rug for modern décor,...

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Here is the list below I received from Pat with good things in the works for BC and Central BC as well. Cheers!


Best regards


Dean Birks

Top Office Producer 2010

Royal LePage Prince George


Phone (Direct): 250-612-1709


www.DeanBirks.com

Oh, by the way. I'm never too busy for your referrals!

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We had lots of good news on the economic front this past week. Great export numbers, an approval for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports and all of this coming hard on the heels of the new employment numbers.

Next week we are back in the Legislature debating bills and setting the framework for our economy to grow.

Have a great week!

Pat Bell - (MLA Prince George North) http://www.patbellmla.bc.ca/

1.       Establishing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia moved a major step closer to reality with the National Energy Board (NEB) approving a 20-year export licence for the Kitimat LNG facility – the first license of its kind in...

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Here is an email I though you would be interested in I just received from Bob. See below. Cheers!


Best regards


Dean Birks

Royal LePage Prince George


Phone (Direct): 250-612-1709


www.DeanBirks.com

 

Oh, by the way. I'm never too busy for your referrals!

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As interest rates continue to creep downward the majority of borrowers are choosing variable rate mortgages. The ones the banks make less money on but need to offer due to competition. 
They hope you will lock in at some time... and you probably will. However, banks/lenders would prefer you to be in a fixed mortgage. Less risky for both borrower and lender. 
Over the past few weeks lenders across the board have been tightening up these discounts: 
1) make them more profitable... and 
2) direct borrowers to the fixed rates.

Variable rate: August 18 @ 2.20%; October 7 @ 2.60% while the fixed rates have been dropping.

To save interest on your mortgage over the next while,...

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Here below is more good info about Prince George and area.
Cheers


Best regards


Dean Birks

Top Office Producer 2010

Royal LePage Prince George


Phone (Direct): 250-612-1709


Fax (Direct): 1-888-870-4132


www.DeanBirks.com

 

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Hi All

A few weeks ago I asked for your opinions on BC’s best wines and the votes are in and tallied! For the first annual Pat Bell’s “Peoples Choice” Awards:

Best BC Winery – Hester Creek!

Best BC Wine – Hester Creek Trebiano

Best BC Wine under $15 – Gehringer Auxerrois $13.99 (and I will add their Cuvee Noire also at $13.99 for a red).

Hope you enjoy the selections.

This past week was the annual UBCM convention in Vancouver, always a busy and important week in the Province. Mayors, Councilors and Regional District Directors gather to discuss important issue that face all of the communities in the Province. I had an opportunity to do several presentations on out new Jobs Strategy as well as providing...

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