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New e-book: Grocery savings/couponing for Canadians

Hi Everyone!

Money in your Pocket : This e-book is available until June 24 for half price (4$).  It’s a relatively quick read (around 65 pages), but outlines some of the ways that Canadians can save when faced with rising food prices.  You can either get it for your Kindle or an instant digital download.  The author, Cassie Howard, has her own website – – where she outlines some frugal living and personal finance tips as well as posts regular deals for Canadians.

I found this through a friend and learned quite a few new things!  Worth the 4 bucks 🙂


Poetry winner is a construction worker

Poetry prize goes to B.C. construction worker

CBC News

Posted: Apr 5, 2011 7:14 PM ET

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2011 7:14 PM ET

Garth Martens, 28, writes poetry and works construction.
Garth Martens, 28, writes poetry and works construction. (Writers Trust)

A construction worker from Victoria, B.C., who writes poetry won the $5,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers on Tuesday.

Garth Martens, 28, won the award for Inheritance and Other Poems, a selection from his work-in-progress manuscript titled The Motive of Machines.

“The curtain is raised on blue-collar work. Here’s a poet of sweat and ambition and all the sensory detail and wild character that builds a world. Heroic, this writer is smoother than concrete,” the jury said in its citation.

Martens serves on the editorial board of The Malahat Review. His writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Grain, Island Writer and the anthologyLeonard Cohen: You’re Our Man.

The literary prize for young unpublished writers alternates between poetry and short fiction. It is administered by the Writers Trust of Canada.

Two finalists receive $1,000. They are:

  • Raoul Fernandes, 32 of Vancouver.
  • Anne-Marie Turza, 34, of Victoria.

The Writers’ Trust received 120 submissions from young poets from across Canada before a jury selected the winner.

This just goes to show you that writers are hiding in plain sight everywhere 🙂