Summer Issue: Hot Off the Press

You likely know us as British Columbia’s only publication that focuses on homes and living in smaller communities; yet, over the past three years, we have also developed a huge online resource centre at It’s a convenient and comprehensive place to start dreaming and thinking about your next move, especially if you’re looking to escape the big city to find your new piece of paradise, and everything that goes along with it.

Our website is one of the largest one-stop content aggregators of its kind, with listings for hundreds of communities, residential developments, retirement communities, tiny homes plus stories about the joys of living, working and playing in the province’s right-sized communities.

Our Community Resource section alone contains invaluable snapshots of B.C. towns and cities: a brief description on each community, statistics, location and municipal services information, plus work, play and cultural amenities. We also include residential property values, real estate listings, local builders and links to related stories that have appeared in our magazine pages. Did I mention we’ve also assembled the largest collection anywhere for videos for individual B.C. communities and developments?

For your convenience, all of our back issues are available in dynamic digital flip-book versions, along with searchable web pages for our stories, making it easy to locate that story you recall reading a few months ago and meant to save. The magazine you’re now reading is really just a teaser for all the other valuable information we curate on an ongoing basis.

A recent discussion with a web-analytics consultant brought home for me the still-profound power of magazines. As he put it, you can find almost anything you want through web-search engines–if you know what you’re looking for. But if you have a general interest in learning about B.C. communities and the latest news on what’s available and happening there, our magazine can introduce you to stories you haven’t considered, heard about or searched.

Perhaps a story about a close-to-home island retreat in Howe Sound will catch your eye. Or a piece about a thriving town that you may never have heard of in the Kootenays or an affordable piece of waterfront property. We’re constantly hearing from our readers that they have found something new in our pages that they have since embraced in their own lives. We’re capturing things you didn’t yet know about–before you even knew you needed to know about them.

As the weather turns warm and the pandemic restrictions ease, we encourage you (with appropriate health and safety measures) to explore some new right-sizing opportunities. Check out a new community, consider working from afar, try a new sport, investigate building your dream home… Be adventurous, be bold, be safe and have fun this summer.

Steve Dietrich – Publisher







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