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Homes of Distinction

CHAPARRAL

BEAUTIFUL 2200 Sq. Ft. Cardel built Bayview II Home. Upgrades Galore from the Gorgeous Maple HARDWOOD, Tile Flooring, Short Shag Carpet

to the EBONY Cabinets and Woodwork Throughout, this Home will appeal to the most Discriminating Buyer. BRIGHT, Open Floorplan. Great Room

Features STUNNING 2 Storey Fireplace and Windows. Well-Designed Kitchen with Walkthrough Pantry, Breakfast Bar and STAINLESS STEEL Appliances,

Main Floor Den, BONUS ROOM, ELEGANT Master Ensuite with Upgraded Double Sinks, Corner SOAKER TUB, Separate TILED Shower,

In-Ceiling SPEAKERS. No detail has been left untouched.

RE/MAX is a proud

Sponsor of the

Children’s Miracle

Network

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Healthy Living ............................ Page 2

Recipes ................................. Page 3, 12

Beauty & Style ............................ Page 4

Family Living .............................. Page 5

Your Money ................................. Page 6

Fun & Games .............................. Page 7

Properties ................................ Page 8, 9

Home & Garden ....................... Page 10

A Portion of All

My Sales Go to the

Children’s Miracle

Network.

Travel & Automotive ................ Page 11

In the World We Live ............... Page 13

Tips and Trends ........................ Page 14

Out-of-Town Properties ........... Page 15

This paper is proudly sponsored by Cheryl King of RE/MAX Landan Real Estate and Jamie Coulter of Dominion Lending Centres

RE/MAX Landan Real Estate 403-256-3888


PAGE 2 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011

HEALTHY LIVING

CEREAL CAN PROVIDE

IMPORTANT NUTRITION

According to a survey recently conducted by

Kellogg, as many as nine out of 10 Canadian

moms agree that breakfast cereal plays a role in

setting the foundation for a long-term healthy

diet for their children.

Nutritionists also tend to agree that eating breakfast

can help start your child’s day off right, and

children’s cereal can help keep the mornings

simple. Not only will cereal help to jump-start

your nutritional intake, it is also a meal the whole

family will enjoy without breaking the bank.

Scientific research also shows that the essential

nutrients missed at breakfast are not likely to be

recouped at other meals during the day. So breakfast

is important, but so is the food you and your

family eat. Additional research data reveals:

No resistance: Children love cereal so be sure to

have a variety on-hand with favourites like Kellogg’s

Rice Krispies,Mini-Wheats or Corn Pops

cereals.

Nutrients trump sugar: 75 per cent of survey

participants say they are okay giving their children

something with a little sugar as long as the

food is packed with nutrients. It is one way to be

sure children eat what is served. The percentage

of sugar consumed from cereal is actually small.

According to research, sugar in ready-to-eat cereal

– including kids’ cereals – contributes, on

average, less than 5 percent of daily sugar intake,

yet it adds taste, texture and enjoyment that encourage

the consumption of important nutrients.

In addition, cereal is a typically low-fat, nutrientdense

food with many essential vitamins and

minerals.

Healthier body weight: According to a study in

a leading scientific journal, regular cereal eaters,

including children, tend to have lower body mass

indices (BMI) and are less likely to be overweight

than those who eat cereal less frequently.

More information is available online at www.

loveyourcereal.ca.

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Your Health

Sun exposure on bare skin is our major source

of vitamin D, a nutrient important for bone

development, blood vessel health, immune

function and disease prevention. Factors such

as the length of sunny seasons, geographic

latitude, cloud cover, smog, and use of sunscreens

can reduce your exposure to the sun’s

ultraviolet (UV) rays, at the same time reducing

your body’s ability to produce vitamin D.

To ensure you minimize health risks associated

with excess exposure to damaging UV

rays, and still get enough Vitamin D, supplementation

is often recommended, combined

with small amounts of sun exposure. New

research has led the Canadian Cancer Society

and the Canadian Dermatology Association

to increase their recommended daily intake of

vitamin D for Canadian adults by five times –

from 200 IU to 1000 IU daily.

The good news is that vitamin D3 supplements,

the most recommended form of vitamin

D, are generally inexpensive and come

in forms that should appeal to all family

members. For example, Canadian supplement

manufacturer, webber naturals, sells vitamin

liquid for children, and in a chewable form,

as well as traditional tablets, softgels and capsules.

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FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 3

Check out page 12 for more delicious recipes

Mussel Soup a La

Chummie

Number of Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

4 lb fresh cultured blue mussels

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

3 clove garlic, minced

1 cup dry white wine (chicken, vegetable, or fish stock

may be substituted)

1 can chopped or crushed tomatoes (28 oz undrained)

1 tbsp lemon or lime juice

1 tsp dried basil

1 pinch pepper, to taste

1 pinch parsley for garnish, chopped

Instructions:

Rinse the fresh blue mussels fresh blue mussels in tap

water, scrubbing and removing the beard. Discard any

mussels that do not close when tapped. Set aside remaining

mussels. In a heavy soup pot or dutch oven heat the butter

and olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion;

cook until the onions have softened, about 4 minutes.

Add the wine (or stock), tomatoes, lemon juice, basil, and

pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer

for about 5 minutes. Add fresh blue mussels, cover, and

then cook for about 7 minutes longer, or until mussels have

opened. Throw away any mussels that did not open. Check

seasoning and adjust as required. Serve in warm soup

bowls, with a sprinkle of chopped parsley in each bowl.

“Farmed mussels are a fun and easy-to-prepare addition to

any meal plan,” says Linda Duncan, Executive Director of

the Mussel Industry Council. “Making a weekly meal of

fresh mussels routine is a great step towards sticking to a

healthy plan for 2011. Our mussels are a green seafood –

another reason to be guilt free.”

The Mussel Industry Council website (www.discovermussels.com)

is home to great tips on how to cook and prepare

mussels, and plenty of fantastic recipes to add to your meal

plan. Also featured on the website is a chance to win a trip

for two to San Francisco.

Baked Fig Pops with

Blue Cheese and

Candied Almonds

For a fabulous alternative, feel free to try sliced

pears on a crostini instead of figs, as shown in this

photo.

Makes 20 hors d’oeuvres

Ingredients:

¼ cup (50 mL) white sugar

1/3 cup (75 mL) whole almonds

10 fresh figs

1/4 lb (125 g) good–quality blue cheese

3 tbsp (50 mL) honey

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Roughly chop almonds. In a small non–stick fry pan

over medium heat, cook sugar until it turns to liquid.

Add chopped almonds and carefully stir until coated.

Allow nuts to cook and candy, about 5 minutes or

until fragrant. Remove from heat. When cool enough

to handle, remove nuts to a board.

Cut each fig in half, then cut a small slice off the

side of each fig so it will lie flat, cut side up. Arrange

figs, cut side up, on the baking sheet. Top each fig

half with a piece of blue cheese. Break a small piece

of candied almonds and put on top.

Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Immediately

drizzle each fig with a little honey and serve

warm.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 82 kcals Fibre: 1 g

Total Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 5 mg

Saturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 88 mg

Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g Calcium: 48 mg

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g Magnesium: 12 mg

Protein: 2 g Potassium: 91mg

Carbohydrates: 13 g Vitamin E: 0.6 mg

Almond

Chocolate Chews

Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients:

1 package (2 cups, 500 mL) butterscotch chips

1 package (2 cups, 500 mL) chocolate chips

1 cup (250 mL) raisins

1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries

1 ½ cups (375 mL) salted pretzels, broken in half

2 cups (500 mL) whole almonds, dry roasted (or

substitute with whole almonds, salted)

Preparation:

In a large double boiler or large bowl over gently

simmering water, melt chocolate and butterscotch

chips for about 10 minutes.

Once melted, turn off heat. Add raisins, cranberries,

pretzels and almonds.

Gently stir making sure no water gets into the

bowl.

Drop teaspoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie

sheet.

Refrigerate until set for about 30 minutes.

Nutritional analysis per serving, or 1 chew:

Calories: 172 kcals Fibre: 2g

Total Fat: 10 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Saturated Fat: 4.5 g Sodium: 39 mg

Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g Calcium: 30 mg

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Magnesium: 35 mg

Protein: 3 g Potassium: 135 mg

Carbohydrates: 21 g Vitamin E: 2 mg


PAGE 4 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011

Beauty and Style

JUST SAY NO TO CHOCOLATES AND FLOWERS

Valentine’s Day

Feature New Gift Concept

Makes Giving Easier

Looking to make an impact this year with

your loved one on Valentine’s Day? The

latest consumer trend is to avoid the traditional

and stale options of chocolates

and flowers for women and shirts and ties

for men and choose “smart” gifts that you

know your better half will enjoy.

A new gift concept called Smartbox takes

the guessing out of gift giving and offers

you a chance to give fun, thoughtful gifts

that will leave your loved ones impressed

on any occasion.

“When you offer a gift to someone you

love, you want to make sure they’ll actually

enjoy it, because we all know the feeling

of receiving a gift that just wasn’t ‘us’.

Smartbox is the perfect solution to ensure

your loved one will light up every time,”

said David Meyers, CEO of Smartbox.

A new and simple gift concept, Smartbox

enables that special someone to choose

their own gift experience so gift givers are

certain to delight every time. Choose from

the 9 different themes, such as restaurants,

spas, gateways, adventures or exploration,

each with hundreds of options, Smartbox

is the perfect personalised gift and allows

people to discover new and exciting experiences

they would never have found on

their own.

The concept is simple: choose a theme,

buy the related Smartbox, and give it as

a gift (or use it yourself!). A glossy illustrated

guidebook is included in the package

to let the recipient choose from up to

900 different experiences, activities and

escapes. They then reserve a date and time

to redeem their gift experience directly

with the supplier using the contact information

included in the guidebook. Gift

recipients need only bring their Smartbox

gift certificate with them on the day of

their reservation to redeem it. The value of

the gift is never revealed to the recipient

so they will have no idea how much you

paid. All packages are all–inclusive except

for travel expenses.

The man in your life likes adventure? Now,

you can offer him an original and fulfilling

experience by letting him choose between

surfing, kayaking, paintball, sailing, paramotor

tandem and many other options.

Your wife who has everything enjoys great

food? You can now offer her a gourmet

dining experience in a restaurant that suits

her tastes.

Smartbox themes include restaurants, spas,

gateways, adventures and exploration.

Smartbox is available at more than 450 retail

locations including Zellers, Jean Coutu

and Home Outfitters (Déco Découverte)

in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British

Columbia and online at www.smartbox.

com/ca.

Running Shoe

Shopping Tips

Contrary to popular belief, dandruff flakes are

not the only sign of scalp irritation. Scalp skin

may experience problems like itch or dryness,

or may have sensitivities. What makes treating

these scalp issues worse is that remedies often

feature an unpleasant medicinal scent, turning

scalp care into a chore instead of a ritual a woman

could enjoy.

“Of all the five senses, the sense of smell is

among the most connected to the brain, with the

ability to trigger memories and emotions.” said

Stacy Hertenstein, Senior Perfumer with Head

& Shoulders “On average, women may have

a slightly more keen sense of smell than men,

which is why the fragrance of a shampoo is so

important — it’s a scent she may be aware of

throughout her day.”

The shampoo-maker worked with Hertenstein’s

perfume team in introducing the refreshed Scalp

Care collection, which aims to alleviate common

scalp issues. The collection includes new Itchy

Scalp Care with eucalyptus shampoo, conditioner

and 2-in-1; improved Sensitive Scalp Care with

aloe vera shampoo and 2-in-1; and, improved

Dry Scalp Care with almond oil shampoo, conditioner

and 2-in-1.

The scalp care experience is enhanced with three

variations of a tried and true scent. From ripe

pear and crisp Himalayan larch to fresh green ivy

and dewy lily – the scalp care collection scents

balance fragrant floral and watery fruit.

Fragrance is an integral part a woman’s beauty

ritual and treating scalp issues shouldn’t force a

compromise. Most retailers stock their shelves

with a wide variety of scented products which,

not only help by providing choice and selection,

but may help define and convey her personality

to the world.

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Shop in the afternoon or evening, as your feet tend

to accumulate fluid and swell throughout the day.

What may have been comfortable earlier could now

be tight.

Not all shoes are created equally. The same shoe

sizes can have different fits depending on the maker.

Try several sizes to find the most comfortable shoe.

Avoid buying shoes that you feel need a break in

period. Shoes should be comfortable from the first

time you put them on.

Select a running shoe store with knowledgeable staff

that can provide advice on the shoe that best suits

your activity, body structure and type of foot.

Most importantly, your running shoes should be

comfortable. Go for a short jog inside the store to

test them out.

To prevent injury, don’t forget to replace your runners

every 750 kilometres or six months, whichever

comes first.


FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 5

FAMILY LIVING

MARCH BREAK IDEAS

FOR THE KIDS

Looking forward to March Break? Chances

are your child will say a definitive “yes!” especially

if they’re off to a sunny destination. But

if you’re a parent stuck in town with zero plans

and a limited budget, figuring out how to entertain

the little ones for a week or two can be

exhausting.

Here are some ideas to kick-start your March

Break plans:

Go on a mini road trip. Visit a town that you’re

not too familiar with and spend time walking

around, taking in the sights, dining at local

eateries, and meeting the people. It will be a

refreshing change of pace and scenery for your

family.

Let it snow. If snow has blanketed your neighbourhood,

make the most of it. Don the kids in

their winter gear and help them make a

snowman for the front lawn or bring them

to a park so they can toboggan or make

snow angels and forts.

Visit your library. Your local library is a great

resource for free family entertainment. Pick up a

book to learn some arts and crafts, research fun

recipes, borrow kid-friendly DVDs, or check if

the library is running any special March Break

programs.

Kid swap. If your friend’s kids are also stuck

in town, arrange to watch them along with your

own kids and then swap the next day. That way,

you can get some much needed rest and relaxation.

It’s called March Break for a reason.

Board games. Remember what those are? Playing

a board game is a great way to spend time

together as a family and have face time – as opposed

to video games. If your collection doesn’t

intrigue your kids, purchase a new game that

everyone agrees on.

Give to a good cause. Serve others at a local

food bank, soup kitchen, or seniors home. You

can also donate to an organization like Christian

Children’s Fund of Canada, which helps children

from developing countries who need the

simple necessities of life like food, clean water,

and medicine.

Before you know it, March Break will be over

and you’ll have some happy kids to show for it.

Have fun.

TEACH YOUR KIDS TO LOVE BREAKFAST

As many as nine out of 10 mothers

agree that breakfast cereal “plays

a role in setting the foundation for

a long-term, healthy diet for their

children” a recent survey by Kellogg

reveals. Additional scientific

research also shows that the essential

nutrients missed at breakfast

are not likely to be recovered at

other meals during the day.

Gifts That Matter To Kids

Does your child have a favourite blankie or stuffed animal? What

better gift than letting your little one know that your family has

bought a real baby goat or chickens to live with a family in need

overseas. Or how about purchasing a cozy blanket or soccer ball

for a child who may not have anything? Websites like www.ccfcanada.ca/Gifts

offer a quick and easy way to create special family

memories by selecting a gift for a child in need – all in the

name of your own child.

Cereal, in particular, is a “breakfast

partner”, according to opinions

in the Kellogg survey. Not

only does it help to jump-start a

child’s nutritional intake, it is also

a family meal that doesn’t break

the bank. Here are a few tips to

make your breakfast time an important

daily event:

Plan in advance: On average a

parent will spend 20 minutes each

morning making breakfast.Save

time by setting the table and putting

out the boxes of cereal the

night before.

Make it a family activity: Ask

your children to help with breakfast

preparation. It fosters togetherness

and encourages healthful

eating.

Mix it up: A wide variety of cereals

will make each morning more

inspiring, and more fun. Be sure

to include kid favourites like Kellogg’s

Rice Krispies and Kellogg’s

Mini-Wheats cereals. There’s

no need to sacrifice good taste

for nutrition when you can have

both—and for even more nutrients

without a lot of fuss, add berries or

bananas to the bowl.

More information is available online

at www.loveyourcereal.ca.


PAGE 6 YOUR NEWSPAPER

FEBRUARY 2011

PAC your

RRSP

RRSP crunch time - that time of

year when you search the nooks

and crannies of your finances for

the money you need to make your

annual RRSP contribution. While

that is absolutely the right thing to

do, it’s also tough to come up with

a lump sum any time - particularly

right after holiday season.

Financial planning experts caution

that leaving your RRSP contribution

to the last minute also means

you have lost out on all that taxsheltered,

compounded growth

you could have benefited from

through the year.

“Using a pre-authorized contribution

arrangement,

or

PAC, is simple, easy to do and delivers

long term benefits in terms

of investment growth,” said David

Ablett, a financial planning expert

at Investors Group.

Ablett says that if you invest a

lump sum once a year you are

likely to end up with less money

in the long run than if you divided

the lump sum investment into 12

portions and invested monthly.

The main difference, he notes, is

that the money you invest each

month begins to compound and

grow earlier than if you waited to

invest it once a year.

As time passes, your income

changes and your life changes –

so your PAC should change too.

Financial planning experts suggest

you reset your PAC annually.

That way, you’ll keep your RRSP

contributions and other investing

in line with inflation and personal

wage increases.

Your investment plan and your

PAC are elements in a total financial

plan tailored to help you

achieve your goals. Your professional

advisor can help you put a

complete package together that is

absolutely right for your life today

and tomorrow.

The Snowball Effect

Kick a small ball of snow into motion from the top

of a hill and by the time it gets to the bottom, it will

be noticeably larger. That’s the snowball effect –

and you may be able to get the same growth effect

in your investments.

By making even a small investment and leaving it

to grow - the income it generates is reinvested – or

compounded – and over the longer term, your small

investment will grow exponentially according to

Investors Group financial planning expert Myron

Knodel.

“The key is to get your financial snowball rolling as

soon as possible. The sooner you invest, the longer

your money will have to grow. And that usually

means more wealth at the end of the road,” Knodel

said.

Here is a simple example of the power of compounding:

• You invest $10,000 at 10%, and in a year you

have earned $1,000 in interest.

• You add that to the original investment for a

new total of $11,000, and the following year

that new total earns $1,100 in interest at the

same rate.

• Assuming there was no immediate tax on the interest,

you now have a total of $12,100 invested

at 10%.

Knodel says a professional advisor can help you

devise a plan to take advantage of the power of

compounding.

FORGET A RECEIPT AT TAX TIME? HERE’S HOW TO CORRECT THAT

For taxpayers anticipating a

refund, filing a tax return early

is a good plan. It is your money

and the government does not

pay interest. But if slips or receipts

arrive after filing, you

may need to revise the return

you have already submitted.

“It is a fairly simple process to

make a change to a tax return

you have already filed,” explains

Cleo Hamel, a senior

tax analyst with H&R Block

Canada (hrblock.ca). “You need

to file a T-1 Adjustment form

and include the missing slip or

receipt.”

Taxpayers using CRA’s My Account

may be able to submit the

change online, but others have

to mail in the T-1 Adjustment

form. This can take six to eight

weeks for processing.

“If it is an income slip – one

starting with a T – you need

to file the adjustment as soon

as possible,” says Hamel

(1-800-HRBLOCK). “Failing

to declare income in a tax year

can lead to penalties and interest

charges. If you are disclosing

unreported income you

should do so under

the Voluntary Disclosure

Program.

The CRA will then

waive the penalty.”

Adjustments can

also be used to

make changes to

previous tax returns

up to 10 years old. If you are

unsure, some tax professionals

will review older returns for

free to make you sure claimed

all your credits.


FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 7

MAD GABS

Did You Know?

• The fourth wise monkey is called Shizaru (Do no evil).

• A fathom is 6 feet (1,8 metres).

• There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.

• On every continent there is a city called Rome.

• The electric chair was invented by a dentist

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Mad Gabs provided by

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What’s a wuzzle

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A wuzzle is a saying/

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of a display of words, in

an interesting way. The

object is to try to figure

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saying, person, place or

thing that each wuzzle is

meant to represent.

Answers on page 14

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The objective is to insert numbers in the boxes to satisfy only

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digits 1 through 9 exactly once. What could be simpler?

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Across

1- Change for the better

6- Fool

10- Greek X

13- Cautious

14- Child support?

15- Authenticating mark

16- Neighborhoods

17- Some nest eggs

18- Prepare food

19- Breather

20- Ore refinery

22- Increase

24- Prayer

28- Had a hunch

31- Black-wooded tree

32- Elects

34- Cleaning implement

36- Kitchen addition

37- Thrice, in prescriptions

38- Discloses

41- Make lace

42- Getting ___ years

44- Large cask

45- Author of fables

47- Cavalry sword

49- Polish seaport

51- Mistake

53- In and of ___

56- Radiators

59- Bottom of the barrel

61- Sea eagle

64- Wander

65- Fur scarf

66- Masticate

67- Cheerio!

68- Domingo, for one

69- “Hollywood Squares” win

70- Ollie’s partner

71- Concert venue

Down

1- Rent-___

2- Female horses

3- Discharge

4- Most tidy

5- Bad start?

6- Stints

7- Memo heading

8- Repast

9- Basil-based sauce

10- Corp. bigwig

11- Monetary unit of Vietnam

12- Class

15- Writer

20- Evening

21- Afore

23- Equal

25- ___ voce

26- Available

27- Russian no

29- Correct

30- 1950 film noir classic

32- Open to bribery

33- Small antelope

35- Flora

37- Chuck

39- Small cavity in a rock

40- Cong. meeting

43- Son of one’s brother or sister

46- Scurry

48- Feel bad about

50- Aviator

52- Components

54- Sierra ___

55- Criminal

57- Exactly

58- I could ___ horse!

60- Antitoxins

61- Author Umberto

62- 17th letter of the Greek alphabet

63- “The Matrix” hero

65- RR stop

Answers on page 14

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PAGE 8 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011

RE/MAX Landan Real Estate

Let My Experien

Featured Home

Feature

BRIDLEWOOD

ELLISTON

PARK

A PRIVATE OASIS IN THE CITY! What a rare find – this delight has everything going for it! SPECTACU-

LAR Landscaping includes Fruit Trees, a multitude of Shrubs, poured Patio with Canopy on a huge Pie Lot in

a QUIET location. Beautifully kept modified Bi-level with Soaring Ceiling in the Living Room. Great, welldesigned

Kitchen has central Island with Breakfast Bar and Glass Block Window above Sink. JETTED TUB

in the Main Bathroom and Master Bedroom features 3 piece ensuite and Walk-In Closet. Lower Level has

developed WALK-UP Basement with 9 foot ceiling, large Family Room, GAS STOVE, full Bathroom with

Pedestal Sink and SOAKER TUB, 3rd Bedroom and still lots of Storage in crawl space. Great for M-I-L suite,

Teenagers, Guests. OVERSIZED Garage with 10 foot Overhead Door. FANTASTIC Home, GREAT Location,

AWESOME Yard!

WONDERFUL, SPACIOUS Corner Unit is PERFECT for First Time Homebuyer or Someone looking to Downsize. BRIGHT

OPEN Plan with Nice FOYER Entrance, unlike most apartment condos. GREAT Kitchen with White Cabinets, CENTRAL

ISLAND, Pot Drawers and good Counter Space. Kitchen is Open to Living Room with Cozy Gas FIREPLACE and Dining

Room with PATIO DOORS to WEST BALCONY. Large Master Bedroom with WALK-IN CLOSET, “Cheater Ensuite” and

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REDUCE YOUR

WATER USE ON

WORLD WATER DAY

Clean water and its availability for the future

generation is not often a top concern for Canadians.

We’re more concerned about saving electricity

and our hydro bills than taking shorter

showers. But according to the UN, two-thirds of

the Earth’s population will lack adequate water

supplies in 2025. It’s a fact that should make us

sit up and take notice, especially since we literally

cannot live without water. Per capita, Canadians

are the second-biggest water consumers

on the planet, behind Americans. The average

Canadian uses approximately 335 litres per day,

while 1.1 billion people worldwide who are water

poor must survive on five litres per day.

This March 22 is World Water Day and you can

start making simple lifestyle changes to conserve

the planet’s water supply:

• Take a shower instead of a bath, and keep

your showers short.

• Turn the faucet off while you brush your

teeth, shave, or wash your face.

• Rinse dishes, vegetables, and fruits in a filled

basin, rather than under running water.

• Replace an older toilet with a modern lowflush

one.

YOUR FIVE-YEAR HOME REN-

OVATION PLAN

Like any good business plan, looking

ahead and planning for home

renovations will help you to stay on

track — ensuring your home sells in

any market, even if that’s 15 to 25

years from now. The most effective

way to fund home renovations is to

establish an annual budget that will

go toward future improvements. In

this way, you can accomplish regular

upkeep and preserve your home’s

marketability.

“Think of it as a five—year home

renovation plan, to be reviewed annually

and updated in the fourth

year,” says Phil Soper, president

and chief executive at Royal LePage

Real Estate Services. “Planning in

this way will translate positively to

your overall financial health,” Soper

adds.

Here are the cornerstones

for developing

your plan:

• Decide on the major

renovations you

see approaching in

five years time,

such as kitchen, bathroom(s,)

heating and air conditioning,

windows and roof.

• Prioritize and establish rough

budgets for each.

• Establish an automatic payroll

deduction plan that arranges for

a set amount each week to be

deposited into a savings account

or tax—free savings account.

• Install water-saver aerators on your faucets

and water-saver heads on your shower.

• Go to a carwash that recycles its water.

• Encourage water conservation at the office.

• Resist buying bottled water. Instead, drink

from the tap or bring a stainless steel water

bottle to work that you can refill.

• Since water is a global resource, help underprivileged

communities conserve their

water too. Build a rainwater harvesting tank

through an international development organization

like Christian Children’s Fund of

Canada. These tanks harvest, protect, and retain

rainwater for daily use in places where

drinking water is contaminated with bacteria

and disease.

• Review your priorities each

year and adjust both your savings

contribution and the list of

projects.

• In the fourth year, re—write

your plan for another five years.

More information and tips on home

improvements that extend the marketability

of your home are available

in the video library at www.royallepage.ca.

A HOMEOWNER’S

“DIRTY LITTLE SECRET”

There are certain things that homeowners love to

talk about and sewer back-up isn’t one of them.

Yet as spring showers pour, unsuspecting homeowners

all over Canada will experience this

often-ignored problem. This time of year ushers

in an increased number of sewer back-up related

insurance claims, making water-related damage

one of the most common homeowner claims in

Canada.

“The number of sewer back-ups and accompanying

floods increases with the frequency of significant

rainstorms,” states Wayne Ross, insurance

expert at Aviva Canada. “Being proactive to

avoid a back-up can save homeowners not only

thousands of dollars but a great deal of stress and

aggravation.”

Ross offers four simple tips to help reduce the

headaches related to sewer back-up in your

home:

• Check you insurance policy: Damages

from sewer back-ups are not covered by most

standard home insurance policies, but can be

added to your home insurance coverage for

a nominal charge. When you consider the

amount of money many families are putting

into their finished basements, the added cost

is worth the peace of mind.

• Install a backwater valve: These tools close

automatically if the sewer backs-up and can

prevent thousands of dollars in damage. The

installation costs can be quite reasonable

when you consider the aggravation involved

in having your basement cleaned and repaired.

Some cities (including Toronto) even

have subsidy programs for the installation

of backwater valves and sump pumps. But

make sure you check with your municipality

before moving ahead with an installation,

as some areas do not allow backwater valves

due to the strain they put on the infrastructure.

• Watch what you pour: Dumping fats, oils

or grease in the drain can cause blockage in

your pipes

• Garden carefully: If planting trees on your

property, find out from the municipality

where your sewer lines are and plant away

from the area. Tree roots are known to crack

pipes.

More information is available from your insurance

broker or online at avivacanada.com.


FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 11

FREE RESOURCE FOR PEOPLE BUYING OR

SELLING A VEHICLE OR JUST KICKING THE TIRES

Since its launch in May 2010, Canadianblackbook.

com has seen more than two million visitors to its site.

With numbers like that, this auto industry resource is

doing something right. So let’s take a closer look.

Canadianblackbook.com’s launch generated a great

deal of industry buzz and quickly became a leading

online tool for consumers looking to buy, sell or tradein

a vehicle. The site provides the general public with

access to the industry’s most comprehensive source of

Canadian vehicle values through the convenience of

the Internet.

Have

Financial Plan,

Will Travel

Want to make travel more a

part of your life? Make sure

your travels include a visit to a

professional financial planner’s

office to map out the best financial

route for you.

A recent Financial Planning

Standards Council (www.fpsc.

ca) study explored the connection

between Canadians’ financial

planning activities and their

confidence in meeting a variety

of life goals, including travel.

The study showed that 66 per

cent of people who engage in

comprehensive financial planning

feel closer to their goal of

taking the vacation they want every

year, as compared with only

31 per cent of people without a

financial plan.

“A myth about financial planning

is that it’s all about saving for

tomorrow and sacrificing your

wants of today,” says Cary List,

president and CEO of FPSC. “In

fact, financial planning is about

balancing the variety of your

wants and needs throughout your

life.”

Expert Tip: “Financial planning

gives you a better chance of

The evaluator tool is just one of the features that make

the new consumer site so enticing. Visitors can search

the trade-in value on virtually any make and model car

or truck in Canada, as far back as 1998.

The tool is easy to use. Simply select your vehicle

model and options from the pull down menus, enter

the total kilometres, and the site displays your trade-in

value at an estimated low and high price. This exclusive

Canadian Black Book information can be invaluable

for striking the best deal for your trade. Visitors

may also view a vehicle’s Average Asking Price, helpful

information whether buying or selling. No registration

is required and access to the site is free.

Another tool, unique to online automotive sites, allows

you to look up a vehicle’s Future Value. This

number is Canadian Black Book’s expert forecast of

how much a vehicle will depreciate over time. This

helps buyers determine total cost of ownership when

looking at a new, or used, replacement vehicle.

Vehicle classified ads are also offered, along with

helpful tips and advice from industry experts such as

Dennis DesRosiers.

Canadian Black Book’s trusted name and impartiality

make www.canadianblackbook.com a must visit for

anyone looking to buy or sell a vehicle.

getting to where you want to

go,” says Sucheta Rajagopal, a

certified financial planner with

Hampton Securities Limited. “If

travel is important to you, include

this goal in your financial

plan. Too many goals go unfulfilled

because people didn’t plan

at all or didn’t factor it in early

enough.”

Find a certified financial planner

professional in your area online

at www.fpsc.ca.

TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF LAST MINUTE

TRAVEL DEALS

Longing to be on a beach? As the winter drags

on, it can be tempting to look for last minute

deals to a sunny destination. The key to a successful

last minute trip is to be prepared. Stacie

Pearson, Associate Vice President, TD Credit

Cards, offers her top three tips on taking advantage

of discount travel deals:

1. Is that the real price? – A vacation package

might be advertised at a bargain basement

price, but taxes and fees can come

close to doubling the costs. Plus incidental

costs like airport transfers or additional resort

fees will quickly add up. Read the fine

print before you buy and ensure you are

prepared for the extras.

1. Be flexible – The key to taking the best advantage

of last minute deals is being flexible

with your travel dates. “Often travel

companies advertise great discounts if travellers

are prepared to leave mid–week,”

says Pearson. “If your top priority is a low

price, it can pay to pack a bag and wait until

the last minute to book but you need to be

flexible about both dates and destinations.”

1. Take advantage of travel rewards – Help

offset the costs of your last–minute trip by

using travel rewards points. “Make sure

you aren’t paying extra for travelling during

certain times of the year – black–out

days or restrictions can ruin your plans for

a cost effective trip,” advises Pearson. Look

for a travel rewards credit card that lets you

pay for those travel extras, like airline baggage

fees or taxes, with your travel rewards

points. This can make a last minute deal

truly affordable.


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Check out page 3 for more delicious recipes

Zippy Devilled Eggs:

A New Take on an

Old Favourite

As delicious as traditional devilled eggs, this

version has a bit of “zip” from the chili sauce

and Dijon mustard. Make them ahead of time

for a great party appetizer or serve them with

a green salad and whole grain roll for a light

lunch.

Ingredients:

12 hard cooked eggs

1/3 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing

3 tbsp chili sauce

1 tsp Dijon style mustard

¼ hot pepper sauce

Snipped chives or paprika (for garnish)

Method:

Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks

and set whites aside. Mash yolks in a small

bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, chili sauce,

mustard and hot pepper sauce. Next, pipe or

stuff egg yolk into the egg whites. Sprinkle

with the chives or paprika. Refrigerate until

serving.

More delicious, simple devilled eggs recipes

can be found online at eggs.ca.

Risotto With Lemon

Rinds, Shrimp and

Seeds of Pomegranate

Ingredients:

Shrimp 200 g

Carnaroli or Arborio rice 240 g

Dry white wine 2 tbsp

Parmesan cheese 50 g

Butter 40 g

Lemons 2

Onion 30 g

Pomegranate (seeds) 1

Vegetable broth 1 ltr

Extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp

Preparation:

Warm the oil in a pan and add the chopped

onions. Now add the cleaned and pealed

shrimps. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add

the rice, cooking it for approximately 3 minutes

more.

Add the white wine and let it vaporize then

add the lemon rinds and hot vegetable stock.

While cooking the rice, stir continuously

Once rice is cooked, remove the pan from the

flame and let it rest for 2 minutes.

Add the butter, the parmesan, the lemon

juice, half of the pomegranate seeds and stir

quickly. Serve on plates garnished with the

rest of the pomegranate seeds.

Parmesan Basket

With Porcini

Mushroom Salad

Ingredients:

Grated parmesan 200 g

Shaved parmesan 50 g

Porcini mushrooms 200 g

Arugula 100 g

Lemon 1 piece

Garlic 1 clove

Parsley 20 g

Extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp

Preparation:

1. Heat a Teflon pan and pour the grated

parmesan to cover the pan evenly, cook for

about 1 minute and pull over a cappuccino

cup to make form. Let cool.

2. Cut the porcini mushrooms into small

slices, add the chopped garlic, lemon juice

and the chopped parsley and some salt and

pepper.

3. Mix arugula with olive oil and salt

4. Put the parmesan basket on plate, arrange

arugula in it and the porcini mushrooms on

top

5. Garnish with olive oil and shaved parmesan

Serves 4.


FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 13

AVOID IDENTITY THEFT IN FIVE EASY STEPS

According to Sigma Assistel, a Desjardins Financial

Security subsidiary specializing in telephone

assistance services, identity theft is becoming

more common in Canada. In fact, you may already

know someone who has been victimized by

this crime. Worse yet, you may become a victim

sometime in the future.

What is identity theft?

It occurs when someone obtains another person’s

personal information without consent (such as a

credit card number, driver’s license, social insurance

number, date of birth, etc.) to commit a

crime like fraud. Once armed with this information,

an identity thief can easily defraud victims

of thousands of dollars.

Luckily, there are steps that you can take to prevent

this crime from happening to you.

Five easy steps to protect yourself against identity

theft

• Systematically shred all unnecessary documents

that contain any personal information

that could be used to identify you, such as

your date of birth, home address or social

insurance number.

• Never confirm your PIN, credit card numbers,

SIN, driver’s license or other personal information

over the phone or e–mail unless you

initiated the request.

• Collect your mail every day. Or, if you’re

about to go on vacation, ask a trusted friend

or member to collect it for you.

• Only do business over the web with reputable

companies that have high Internet security

standards.

• Use a credit card with a low credit limit when

making online purchases.

Identity theft is a troubling trend, but forewarned

is forearmed. Know the risks and know how to

protect yourself. And if identity theft should happen

to you, contact your financial institution immediately.

For more information about protecting

yourself, visit www.assistel.com.

Macerating Toilets Save Time,

Money And The Planet

CAN E-BUSINESS BOOST

YOUR BOTTOM LINE?

Labelled as the new generation

of toilet systems, macerating

toilet systems are a fast, cost–

effective and eco–friendly

option for bathroom additions

or renovations.

Fast

Macerating toilet systems can

be installed anywhere in your

home, from the basement to

the attic, in as little as half a

day. With the use of a ¾ inch

piping system, the drain lines

can be run without opening up

walls and floors, minimizing

renovation mess and installation

time.

Cost–effective

Although the costing is more

than a conventional toilet,

using macerating toilets saves

the money that would otherwise

be spent on a conventional

plumbing installation.

Macerating toilets are an

above floor installation solution

not only saving space, but

saving time and stress.

Eco–friendly

In comparison to the conventional

toilet system, certain

macerating toilets use approximately

38% less water

per flush. When the toilets

flush, the waste is reduced by

a rotating blade and is then

transported to the macerator

pump box which then renders

the waste into a slurry. This

also contributes to helping the

environment, as the waste is

able to be sent to the sewage

line due to the fact that it is in

a liquid form. In this form, it

is easier and quicker for the

normal bacteria to break down

the waste.

Models like the tankless Sanicompact

and wall–hung Sanistar

by Saniflo (www.saniflo.

ca), feature European designs

that look at home in modern

spa–inspired bathrooms.

More information on these toilet

systems is available online

at www.saniflo.ca or toll–free

at 1–800–363–5874.

Like most other small and medium–sized businesses, you’re no doubt using email and

other web–based tools to keep in touch with clients and suppliers, as well as run your

operation. But are you doing everything you can to leverage technology?

The right e–business tools and strategies can help you stay ahead of the competition by

supporting your efforts to offer better customer service, streamline processes, increase

your sales, and lower your costs. Take a look at the current Top 10 e–business tips:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Conduct your banking, pay your bills, and manage your payroll online.

Use purchasing and restocking software to manage your supply chain.

Build supplier and partner relationships through email and professional e–networking.

Use the Internet to market your products and services to a global audience without

leaving your home base.

Create and grow a customer relationship platform that builds your client base and

tracks interactions for more personalized service.

Stay in touch with your customers through your website, email and text messaging.

Set up an online storefront and payment system to sell your products on the Web.

Use your company intranet to manage human resources.

Build stronger internal relations with staff through your intranet or e–newsletter.

Automate order taking, logistics, billing and file–sharing with customers and suppliers

through a password–protected extranet.

More information is available online at www.CanadaBusiness.ca or by calling 1–888–

576–4444 (TTY 1–800–457–8466).


PAGE 14 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011

Tips and Trends

Three Ways To Plan

A “Cheap” Wedding

1. Skip the dinner and have a party. Many couples are

choosing to elope. One way to celebrate when you return

home is to have a cocktail reception at someone’s house.

It can be a fun time with less stress and cost.

2. The early bird saves money. If you’re booking a

venue, try having the wedding in off-season or on a Friday

or Sunday. Also watch for sales on wedding items as

soon as you get engaged. A dress on clearance can save

you hundreds of dollars.

3. Something old, something borrowed, something

creative. Instead of buying everything new, borrow

items from your family and friends, or rent what you

need. Creating items like invitations or flower arrangements

is a great way to save money and can also provide

that personal touch too.

HOW TO SOUP-UP

YOUR SMARTPHONE

It doesn’t matter if you’re a smartphone newbie or an experienced

mobile pro, there are always new things you can do – or

buy – to get the most out of your handset. Here are some great

tips on how to enhance and equip your phone with latest and

greatest accessories.

Protecting Your Skin:

The Evolution Of The Bandage

(NC)—Many Canadians reach for the common bandage to help

protect skin at risk of blistering, chafing and irritation. The elderly,

those with splints or other orthopedic braces, persons with

diabetic foot ulcers, as well as runners, cyclists and other athletes

– all have a need to minimize the friction that can lead to

painful skin problems. While effective, the ordinary bandage can

only be used once due to the nature of the adhesive used in their

manufacture.

A new product, ReSkin, represents the first reusable, breathable

and washable bandage. It has been developed specifically to help

protect against friction. This bandage employs a unique combination

of Lycra mesh material and soft silicone-based adhesive.

It can be worn anywhere on the body to help prevent the friction

that leads to blisters and chafing.

It is an ideal solution for the elderly, whose skin naturally thins

with age, placing them at risk of a variety of friction-related skin

injuries. Diabetes places people at increased risk of painful and

potentially dangerous foot ulcers. Foot protection with a product

like ReSkin can be an important step in helping to prevent ulcers

from forming or worsening.

Active people on the go are frequently slowed or even stopped

by the blistering, chafing and irritation that can be caused by

shoes, clothes or equipment. Whether you are a runner, cyclist

or someone who enjoys a long walk, friction can get in the way

of your active lifestyle.Depending on the intensity of use, the

unique soft silicone-based adhesive in ReSkin can be reused

three to five times, providing users with a cost-effective solution.

And, to keep it clean and fresh, it is easily washed with soap and

water. Once dry, it is ready to be reapplied.

This new bandage was developed in Belgium, originally for cyclists

competing in the European Cycling Tour. It made its debut

CROSSWORD ANSWER

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS

in Canada during the 2010 Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End

Women’s Cancers. At last year’s event in Toronto 5,000 samples

were distributed free-of-charge to walkers at the 8-kilometre

mark, the distance where skin chafing and blistering normally

start to occur.

ReSkin will be sold nationally in Shoppers Drug Mart locations,

beginning in March 2011. It is distributed in Canada by Bescot

Healthcare Canada. More information is available online at

www.reskin.ca.

SUDOKU ANSWER


Are you a music buff? Make the most of the media player

on your smartphone with a high quality headset. If you

spend a lot of time commuting, this accessory will help

you drown out your seatmate’s snoring while providing

superior stereo sound. Some models offer other features

too – for example Sony Ericsson’s MW600 Hi-Fi wireless

headset features an OLED screen which allows you

to manage your music and handle your calls.


Are you the person who wants to share the latest tunes

with your friends at a party? A portable speaker, like the

Sony Ericsson Media Speaker Stand MS430, is perfect

for these occasions. It’s super small, offers excellent

sound quality and will make all your media mobile.



Do you spend a lot of time on the road? Talking and texting

is a tough habit to break. One option to stay safe

and out of trouble on the road is to fit your dash with a

phone mount. Keeping your phone in a safe, visible place

will stop the temptation of searching for your ringing

phone in your purse or pockets while driving. By using

Bluetooth(R) or some great features such as Google(TM)

Voice Search, you can also enjoy your handset while

driving, in a safe way.

There are a number of accessories that will let you talk

and drive but stay safe and legal. A Bluetooth headset,

like the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth headset VH410, is a

great option for any handset. These devices sit in your ear

and connect wirelessly to your phone, keeping you connected

but not distracted while you’re driving. A bonus

for fashionistas – the VH410 comes in both black and

red.

WUZZLE ANSWER

1. Black eye

2. The beginning of time

3. Apply within

4. Reading between the lines

5. Pick up after yourself

6. Standing room only

MAD GABS ANSWER

1. Chiquita Bananas

2. Cost a Pretty Penny

3. Salute The Flag

4. Change of Scenery

5. Jack and the

Beanstalk


FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 15

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Executive 2 storey home. Large family sized eat in kitchen. Main floor

family room. Hardwood through-out. 5 bdrms/4 bath. Call 905-743-

5668 ID#2192. Available 24hrs a day.

Unsurpassed location backing onto RAVINE and facing NOSE HILL PARK. HARDWOOD

throughout the top 3 levels and stairs plus CORK flooring on the 4th level. Kitchen makeover

includes striking refinished cabinets, new sink, countertops and backsplash. Large windows and

skylights provide great light. 3rd Level WALKOUT onto zero maintenance, two-tiered deck

with sunken HOT TUB. 4th level includes bright Rec Room and 4th Bedroom/Hobby Room.

Plenty of storage inside and out. Move in and enjoy – all new flooring, fixtures, trim, baseboards

and several new Low E windows! FANTASTIC Home, FANTASTIC Location!!!

MLS#25157660 Lovely turn-of-the-century Victorian home currently a B&B

with licensed dining area. It is fully equipped and with a long standing good

reputation. This is a healthy business in a warm community that serves tourism

and locals alike.

Kingston, ON

$459,900

Calgary, AB

$339,900

Woodstock, NB

Very impressive, 5 + 2 bdrm family home, all hardwood, 3 1/2 baths, C/A,

C/VAC, open concept eat-in kitchen and many upgrades. Lg. rear yard w/

dbl gates, LWR LVL w/2 bdrms, bath and lg. games room, gas fireplace and jacuzzi.

A beautiful family home in highly sought after Greenwood Park, close

to CFB, city, schools, parks, golf, Marina and Shopping.

Huge, almost pie-shaped, lot! Spacious kitchen with skylight, S/S stove & dishwasher.

Vaulted ceiling in the living room, 3 bedrooms up, jetted tub in main bathroom and developed

3rd level walkout with corner fireplace! Hardwood floors in livingroom, kitchen,

dining area, all bedrooms and 3rd level family room! Upgraded railing and light fixtures.

4th level has been started with 2nd full bathroom and framed in for bedroom.

Possiblities? - Endless. This (1870’s) Victorian is

commercially zoned and in a supreme location.

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE LISTINGS OR OTHER PROPERTIES IN THESE AREAS PLEASE CALL

1-800-330-5709

Listings on this page are selected by the publisher and not by any individual Realtor, Agent or Broker


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Housing Stats

October 31, 2010 to January 15, 2011

(Single Family)

Units

Sold

Average

List Price

Average

Sale Price

Average

Size

Average

Days On

Market

Auburn Bay 22 $479,323 $466,409 2020 66

Copperfield 39 $378,400 $367,162 1661 47

Cranston 36 $414,770 $403,556 1777 56

Mahogany 4 $492,400 $481,225 2213 41

McKenzie Lake 25 $494,820 $477,230 1921 61

McKenzie Towne 37 $359,391 $349,293 1463 67

New Brighton 23 $382,774 $374,989 1783 53

• REALTOR since 1992

• Higher Education & Networking:

(Beyond Average Agent Requirements)

• FRI - Fellow of the Real Estate

Institute

- REIC’s longest standing designation

• CRES - Certified Real Estate

Specialist

• CCS - Certified Condominium

Specialist

• ABR - Accredited Buyer’s

Representative

• SRES - Senior`s Real Estate Specialist

• Associate Broker with RE/MAX

Landan Real Estate

• Member of the Canadian Employee

Relocation Council (CERC)

Relocated Clients in Association With:

* Weichert Relocation (Calgary)

* The Relocation Centre (Milwaukee)

* Mobility Services International

(Maryland)

* Bristol Global Mobility (Phoenix)

* Passages Relocations (Toronto)

Cheryl King

Associate Broker, Realtor

Units

Sold

(Condos)

Average

List Price

Calgary Community Calendar

Ballroom, Latin and Country Dance Lessons

Location: Rutland Park, 3130 40th Avenue,

S.W. Calgary, Alberta

When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to

Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Every

Tuesday at 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Contact: Dawn Erath

Email: dawn@dancingtildawn.com

WebSite: www.dancingtildawn.com

Learn to dance West Coast Swing or Rumba with Dawn.

New six week Group Class at Rutland Park. Couples

and singles are welcome. Please bring a clean dry pair of

shoes for the hardwood floor.

7 PM - West Coast Swing. This is a very popular dance

for slow music and blues.

8 PM - Rumba - The dance of love. Slow, flirty and fun.

$10.00 drop in or pre pay for six week session only

$50.00 per person. Yes, you can pay 10 minutes before

class start time.

Dancing Til Dawn 403-607-4664.

Calgary Home & Garden Show

Location: BMO Centre. 20 Roundup Way S.E. Calgary

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 to

Sunday, February 27, 2011 at All day.

Find inspiration and solutions for home improvement

projects and discover the coolest new products at the

Calgary Home and Garden Show. This hugely popular

event attracts approximately 50,000 visitors eager to

gain tips from design experts, meet celebrity guests, try

out the latest technology, check out stylish displays and

shop for trendy accessories. Don’t miss out!

Welcome to Winefest

Location: Stampede Park’s BMO Centre

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 to

Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Average

Sale Price

Average

Size

Average

Days On

Market

Auburn Bay 4 $301,735 $292,447 1265 66

Copperfield 1 $270,000 $266,000 N/A 30

Cranston 1 $299,700 $295,581 1202 82

McKenzie Lake 2 $417,400 $395,000 1254 105

McKenzie Towne 12 $256,499 $247,325 990 81

New Brighton 15 $279,180 $276,450 1148 30

Winefest has become one of the most distinguished all

inclusive wine events in Calgary, Offering the chance to

sample hundreds of international wines, port, sparkling

and dessert wines from the world’s most celebrated wine

regions. Wine experts share their knowledge and guide

you through your wine tasting, offering ways to educate

your palate and senses. With an onsite liquor store at

Winefest, you are immediately able to purchase some of

your new favourites!

Student-Directed Teaching Workshop

Location: Green Learning Academy

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Contact: Stephanie

Email: stephanie@greenlearning.com

WebSite: www.greenlearning.com

Free Workshop on Student Directed Teaching - March 8.

Green Learning Academy invites all Calgary

and surrounding area parents to a free

child education workshop focused on children’s

individual learning styles planned for

March 8 from 6 - 8 PM. Come learn about

the benefits of Student Directed Teaching.

Spots are limited. Pre-register today at

(403) 873-1966. www.greenlearning.com.

FHNB Fashion & Accessory Expose

Location: BMO Centre Address: 20

Roundup Way S.E. Calgary

When: Saturday, March 9, 2011 at All day

Welcome to FHNB Fashion & Accessory

Expose. (FHNB) will present our expose

in a boutique setting at Calgary’s well-established

Roundup Centre, Stampede Park.

FHNB will offer visitors the unique opportunity

to discover and purchase the hottest

in fashion, health and beauty products while thoroughly

enjoying the whole shopping experience under one roof.

Over 275 fashion, hair and beauty companies as well as

fashion schools and beauty schools will exhibit!

Family-a-Fair

Location: Stampede Park. 2300 Stampede Trail S.E.

When: Friday, March 25, 2011 to

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at All day.

The Family-a-Fair provides expectant parents and families

with a number of informative resources, exhibits,

entertainment and fun. Held at the Calgary Round Up

Centre.

Innovative Approaches to Success

Location: Hotel Arts - 119 12th Avenue SW

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011 to

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

WebSite: www.awebusiness.com

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ fourth annual conference,

Innovative Approaches to Success will be held

May 5-6, 2011 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, AB. This is

the premier Canadian event for established female business

owners to learn how to grow their businesses and

to expand their profitability through connections to elite

networks and markets.

Dominion Lending Centres All Stars

RE/MAX Landan Real Estate 403-256-3888

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