Holiday giving

People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. A Retail Council of Canada survey says Canadians are planning to spend more this holiday season as they prepare to return to stores a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many to shop online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find

Accenture: Canadians will spend an average of $635 in 2021, an increase of more than 23 per cent

 

Green spaces have offered many a sense of peace throughout the pandemic. (Photo Contributed)

Nature Conservancy of Canada matches all donations on Dec. 1

The initiative honours Giving Tuesday, an initiative created to combat Black Friday’s consumerism

 

Buds and Bloom celebrated Thanksgiving with colourful floral centrepieces. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie gets festive this thanksgiving

The community shows their thanks through gear sales, turkey runs and thanksgiving dinners