For Hootsuite: Top Snapchat Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers

Snapchat may not be as familiar to marketers as Facebook and Instagram, but its dedicated user base can’t be ignored. Think about these two facts for a moment: The entire population of the world is 7.4 billion people. Snapchatters watch more than 10 billion videos every day. (That’s way up from the 2 billion per day they watched in May 2015.)…

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For Five Great Things About Living in … Sechelt

Tucked away on the Sunshine Coast, Sechelt is a small town (population 9,291) with a big heart.

The older demographic (more than a third aged over 60 as of the 2011 census) indicates that there are many retirees among Sechelt’s residents, but it’s becoming a more popular location for young couples and families looking for a place to set down roots for an affordable price…

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I’ve just finished up a two-week stint covering a staff vacation at, the online arm of Real Estate Weekly, which is the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland. Here’s my news writing from last week:

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I’m halfway through a two-week stint covering a staff vacation at Here’s  my news reporting from last week:

For Five Great Things About Living in… Whistler

Whistler is a world-famous resort town that draws in 2.7 million visitors per year. But Whistler is more than a haven for tourists – nearly 10,000 lucky individuals call the area home all year long, and there’s plenty to recommend this thriving resort municipality as a permanent home base. Here are just five reasons to consider Whistler as much more than a weekend getaway…

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For Five Great Things About Living in … South Cambie

“South Cambie” can mean different things to different people. As far as the real estate world is concerned, as formalized by the MLS system, South Cambie is the 10-block parcel between West 49th and West 59th Streets, with Ontario and Oak marking the east and west borders.

This neighbourhood may be tiny, but it’s got much to recommend it as a home base. Here are five great reasons to call the area home…

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A freelance travel & lifestyle writer/editor in Vancouver, B.C.