Author Archives: Daniel Keays

Projected Recession Q&A: What does it all mean?

Thoughtful Black Man wondering about the impact of the projected recession on his small business

The projected recession looms large and we wanted to provide some helpful info – for context, and to help the small business owners we love prepare for what may be in-store. We’re still reeling from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as we will see, the pandemic economic effects are not […]

Things to do in Summer for under $100: Top 5

I’m not sure about you, but this recent warm weather has made for pleasant times outdoors – both solo and with family and friends. But guess what? There are many other fun and exciting things to do, that are perfect for summer time. And, these activities or projects make spending time in the summer both […]

Wave 3 of COVID-19. What stores are open near me?

vLife Blog image Nova Scotia Lockdown How to Still Buy Local title with image of woman prepping for curb side food order pickups

We have all experienced public health restrictions and safety measures over the past year. At times, these restrictions can cause a complete lockdown. Not only does this make shopping for everyday items challenging, it alters what stores are actually still open near you! This post will help you with exploring what stores are open nearby. […]

Zero Waste Lifestyle Transition in Halifax

zero waste life transition

A zero waste lifestyle transition can be daunting. There has been a huge shift in the number of reusable bags available at grocery stores over the past few years. This is wonderful, but when we looked at our weekly waste, the majority was still made up of single-use plastic packaging for produce and dry goods. […]

Tackling Food Waste in Nova Scotia

Fresh Food In Garbage Can Going to Waste

Food waste is a major issue in Canada¬†and a problem that I’ve spent much time researching solutions for. What I’ve discovered is that this waste is often avoidable and it occurs on a few different levels, both individual and corporate. Individuals and families throw out large amounts of food and the rules around the appearance […]