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A guide to all the products and services you need to improve your home and yard this fall


Industrial • Commercial • Residential Tools and Equipment Rentals

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Don’t see what you want Call us…

• Heavy Duty Equipment - Manlifts - Forklifts - Scissor Lifts - Zoom Boom - Earth Moving - Excavation - Trenches - Backhoes - Skid Steers - Generators - Compressors

• Home and Garden

- Trimmers - Ladders - Weed Eaters - Hedge Trimmers - Garden Tractors - Rototillers – Brush Cutters

We can usually get it.

• Hand and Power Tools • Construction and Renovation Tools

For a full listing of our rentals, visit our web page at www.a1-rentals.ca

We rent or sell what you need! HOURS: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. FHG 2020 – Page 2

A-1 RENTALS 3835-48 Avenue, Camrose  Phone 780.672.1994 4806-57 Street, Wetaskiwin  Phone 780.352.8886 9605-63 Avenue, Edmonton  Phone 780.438.1466


of Camrose

at blowout pricing

Lease from $

345

Per Month

Buy or lease the best in the trade for less. New models have arrived. All previous stock

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We sell and service

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msrp 179.95

BG50 Gas Blower

msrp 219.95

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msrp 289.95

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780-672-4596 • 780-672-0281

4307-48 Ave., Camrose, AB • www.bobcatofcamrose.com • www.raystrailersales.ca FHG 2020 – Page 3


Terrific new location! Now under one roof

CAMROSE

CAMROSE

780-672-4600

780-678-4782

• Key cutting and replacement • Lock installation and repair • Keyless entry padlocks • Building management systems • Doors and door hardware

Commercial Locksmith Services

• Signs • Vehicle and fleet decals • Logo design • Banners • Window Graphics • Magnets • Wide format digital printing

Mobile and Shop Services Chris, Signage

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(780) 678-4

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Our new address is: FHG 2020 – Page 4

We service all residential and Commercial Fire Extinguishers Fire Safety equipment for all businesses, new and pre-existing

Eric, Locksmith

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780-878-1168

3928-48 Avenue


A

Beautiful Experience

IAL C E P S ING PRIC

Gerry, André, Dawn, Kristen, Krystle

West Side Collection Vinyl Plank Reg. Price $4.29/sq. ft.

ON SALE NOW…

FREE installation! On all window coverings

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Sale ends October 20

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creativity. not cancelled. Our days look a little different right now, but there are still many beautiful things happening right in our own homes. If new floors would make you happier at home, we’re here to help. Call us today to chat about your next project.

playtime. not cancelled.

milestones. not cancelled.

4506-39 Street, Camrose  |  780.672.1015 FHG 2020 – Page 6


WIDEMAN PAINT & DECOR 4939-48 Street, Camrose  Phone 780-672-6778

Every style. Every colour.

It's right here. Introducing...

Ensure

Comfort and Savings

With soft, luxurious fabrics folded into honeycomb-shaped cells. Graber cellular shades form an attractive barrier that insulates windows and helps regulate a home’s temperature, whether the goal is to keep cold out during the winter or keep heat out during the summer. And because cellular shades conserve energy, they help lower monthly bills. Graber cellular shades can help reduce heat transfer by up to 22% during the winter and 56% during the summer. Give Dion a call today to explore the multitude of window covering options available. You’ll be in good hands, Dion has nearly a decade of experience, and the Wideman family has been proudly serving Camrose for over 35 years!

Free Cordless Upgrade! Up to

40% OFF Blinds

Dion Currie

Interior Decorator

The Blind Lady

FREE Installs

FREE

Consultations

Now available in Camrose, exclusively at Wideman Paint & Decor. • Custom colours • Soft-close standard • Canadian made • Environmentally responsible materials

Life is too short for an old kitchen. Call Dion today at 780.672.6778 for your free consultation. FHG 2020 – Page 7


Commercial & Residential Overhead Doors

Best Rates & Service!

Best Price, Best Service Guaranteed!

Vehicle Detailing Flat Glass Screen Repair Residential & Commerical Overhead Doors Shower Doors Windshields Residential & Commercial Windows Sliding or automatic doors for your home or business s • Windshield vice • Mobile Ser ential l/Resid • Commercia Windows iler • RV and Tra ing • Auto Detail

OPEN Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm; Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Brad, Technician

Blake, Technician

Kris, Technician

35 years’ experience

45 years’ experience

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Kelly, Front Counter

Our team is equipped to he lp you

James

Andrew

Chris

Zac

17 years’ experience

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4403-48 Avenue, Camrose, 780.672.0197 • 4820B-37 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, 780.361.1070 FHG 2020 – Page 8


Now Is The Time To Fall Into Colour! Visit today and let us make sure you get the best paint and advice to get your project done right. WIDEMAN MAN PAINT & DEC DECOR 4939 48 ST CAMROSE, AB T4V 1L7 (780) 672-6778 ©2018 Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited. Arborcoat, Aura, Benjamin Moore, Paint like no other, Regal, and the triangle “M” symbol are registered trademarks and Colour Lock is a trademark of Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited.

New siding can change home appearance Few home improvements can transform a home more than the installation of new siding. Replacing siding can be a costly venture, but the right siding will maintain its appeal for years to come. Updated siding can improve a home’s energy value by enabling owners to save on heating and cooling costs. A new design and colour also can improve a home’s property value and set it apart from neighbouring properties. According to a survey, exterior design and materials used are a top priority for new home buyers. Project costs depend on the size of the home as well as which siding material homeowners choose. Considering new siding is a major renovation, it pays to get the job done right. It is important for consumers to do their research when it comes to siding materials and contractors. A contractor who takes shortcuts or improperly installs the siding may void a manufacturer’s warranty. Always ask family members and friends for recommendations before choosing a contractor, and check out each prospective contractor’s work for yourself. Interview more than one contractor and compare both their costs and what they offer. Ask plenty of questions of the contractors, and avoid those who try hard-sell methods. Questionable contractors may try strategies like the promise of a considerable discount if you “act now” or scare tactics that your home is unsafe in its present condition. Be sure the contractor carries general liability insurance as well as workers’ compensation insurance for their subcontractors. Ask for a license number as well and verify its accuracy.

Siding comes in all types of materials, from wood to plastic to fibre cement, but vinyl is among the most popular due to cost and availability. Research how well particular brands of siding stand up to conditions and which are the least likely to crack, warp or discolour. Find this information from online reviews or through consumer advocacy groups. Also remember, vinyl and other synthetic materials have improved and can now mimic the look of many other materials for a fraction of the cost. Before you price out siding with contractors, estimate how much you will need for your house. Consumer Reports suggests multiplying the height times the width of each rectangular section of your house in feet, going by what you can measure from the ground, to determine their areas. Multiply the approximate height and width of gables and other triangular surfaces and divide each total by two. Then add all the totals. To allow for waste, don’t subtract for doors, windows or other areas that won’t be covered. Finally, divide the total square footage by 100 to estimate how many squares of siding you will need. A square represents 100 square feet. Knowing how much you need can save you money. FHG 2020 – Page 9


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• Shop Equipment • Belts and Hoses • Bearings and Seals • Hydraulics • Electrical Supplies • Pumps & Generators Buy your own oxygen and acetylene MIG gas bottles.

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780.608.1799 • 3911-47 Avenue, Camrose 780.352.4640 • 4728-57 Street, Wetaskiwin A-1supply.ca


BIN RENTALS City or Rural Delivery

Call us for your bin today. Same day service!

A-1 WASTE 780-672-6997

3-, 6-, 15- or 30-yard sizes

Service to the oil and gas industry

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Clean, comfortable, mobile Plugs into a regulator power supply.

- Hot/cold running water - Heater - Interior/exterior lighting - 100-gallon fresh water tanks - 100 gallon waste storage tank - Eye wash station - Pedal flush toilet - Soap dispenser, mirror - R-12 insulation

Clean, convenient, well-serviced and maintained. Delivery anywhere in Alberta

Hydrovac, Vacuum and Steam Services

Potable Water Available!

Portable Toilet Rentals

State-of-the-Art

- Public functions - Special Events - Construction Sites - Family Reunions Special Units - Concerts - Campsites exclusively available - Oilfield for reunions, weddings Service and events

Steaming and Washing Trucks

WASTE and HYDROVAC

Locally established for fifty years. We go above and beyond to provide the best service!

CAMROSE & EDMONTON 780.672.6997 780.481.2221

A1-septic.ca FHG 2020 – Page 11


24-Hour Heavy & Light Towing and Roadside Assistance

g  •  Roadside Assistance  •  Transfers n i l u a H   •     •  Rec oosts B   overie •   s  Tire Changes w s o T  Fuel Delivery  Long Distance Towing  Light, Medium or Heavy Duty Towing  Deck Truck Services

Just added to our fleet: Amazing 60-ton picker truck with side pull capability

24-Hour Call Line:

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info@anytimetow.ca • www.anytimetow.ca FHG 2020 – Page 12

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The very best

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Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Start Your Engines! [ THIS, FOR FAR LESS! ]

ATVs up to

700

$

Cash Rebate

on any 2019 model

Finance rates as low as

5.99

%

OAC

on terms from 36 to 72 months

Up to 24-month extension of standard warranty on any 2019 and 2020 Suzuki ATV.

2020 KingQuad 750XPZ

Motorcycles up to

1500

$

Cash Rebate

on 2019 and 2020 bikes

Up to 48-month extension of standard warranty on select 2019 Suzuki road bikes.

5.99

%

OAC

Finance rate on terms from 36 to 72 months

2020 Katana Motorcycle

780-672-0281 4307-48 Ave., Camrose, AB www.bobcatofcamrose.com www.raystrailersales.ca

FHG 2020 – Page 14


FULL AUTO SERVICE NOW OFFERED AT

Alberta’s Home for Auto Parts Licensed technician on staff

♦ High quality parts for all makes and models ♦ Will pay CASH for specific models ♦ Take-home or on-site installation ♦ Offering comprehensive warranties on most parts

From oil changes to engine or trans replacements, count on our tech team.

♦ We buy used batteries and scrap metal ♦ Yes, we install anything we sell ♦ We will ship directly to you. Let us know what you need.

100s of makes and models. Need a part? Call us – we probably have it!

4213-37 Street Camrose 780-878-1557 or 587-386-2886 Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm FHG 2020 – Page 15


No time like the present to paint By Lori Larsen A fresh coat of paint featuring some of the new colours and using quality paint is an inexpensive and reasonably easy way to add new life to your home. While it may be a little late in the season to consider painting your home’s exterior, as the weather gets cooler, you may be exploring indoor projects. Home renovations have become more and more popular, whether it be for resale or revitalization. Aside from the aesthetic benefits of painting, coating your home with a good quality paint can also protect it from everyday wear and tear and, like all home renovations or makeovers, care should taken to ensure the job is done properly. Begin with proper preparation. “Allowing yourself the right amount of time needed to prep is

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Wideman Paint and Decor owner Marshall Wideman offers homeowners invaluable tips on paint projects and colour trends. FHG 2020 – Page 16

a very important part of having the job well done,” said Marshall Wideman of Wideman Paint and Decor. Ensure that the area you are painting is prepared by removing or covering furnishings, ornaments, area rugs and other items that you do not want ruined by paint splatter. “Remove all objects from the wall including art, lighting fixtures, light switches, moldings and of course any nails or other devices used to hang objects,” explained Wideman. “Prep your walls by first cleaning them to remove dirt, stains and oils, filling holes and repairing larger holes with drywall compound or filler, lightly sanding, filling again, then sanding again. Once all filling and sanding is complete, wipe the area down to remove dust particles.” Where possible, carefully remove baseboards and casings which will save you the time of having to do paint touch-ups on trim when your brush accidently slips. “It is also extremely important to pay attention to the proper types of brushes and rollers you use. Without the proper supplies, your painting project could become a disaster,” added Wideman. There are brushes available specifically designed for cutting in, however, if you are not comfortable, it is always wise to use a good painter tape to tape off any areas, trim, casings, floors or ceilings you do not want to have touch up later. With the vast variety of colour palettes available, you need to be absolutely sure of your choice. Wideman suggests bringing in fabric swatches from furniture or flooring and cabinet samples. “The more things you bring, the more direction we have in mapping the right colours for the job. And paint should be the last thing you select.” Retail paint specialists will advise using swatches of colour prior to painting the area to ensure you are totally satisfied. To avoid having to repaint or live with a colour you are not satisfied with, a good tip is to use a piece of drywall (basecoated), paint a large swatch on it and leave it against the walls you are wanting to paint for a day or two to view the colour in different lighting situations. Quality paint is also very important. Splurging on top-of-theline paint means your hard work is bound to last longer and hold up to everyday wear and tear and light washing. Quality paint also cures more evenly, leaving a smoother finish. “A top-line paint or inexpensive paint will all look the same. It is just the wear and tear over the years where you will notice the difference,” said Wideman.” If we know the surface and location you are painting, we can find a paint that falls within your budget.” Most paints today contain low VOC and are virtually nontoxic. However, caution should always be used. Wear a painter’s mask to avoid breathing in any paint fumes. When painting bedrooms, give the room a good 24 hours of drying time before sleeping in them and whenever possible, ventilate the area you are painting. All paints should be recycled and disposed of properly and in accordance to the municipal paint collection site requirements. Prior to painting, the best advice is to seek advice. Speak to a local paint specialist, then add some colour to your life.


Serving Central Alberta for 30 years

Offering WALLTITE ECO™ A polyurethane spray foam insulation/air barrier system to keep your home more comfortable while spending less on energy costs.

Gap-free, airtight THE BENEFITS: • Lower energy consumption • Lower energy costs • Does not support fungal growth • Added protection against premature building deterioration • Improved occupant comfort • Eco friendly

For all your insulation needs… • Fibreglass Batting   • Blown Walls and Attics • Spray Foam   • Poly and Caulking Call the Insulation Experts to discuss the best insulation choice for your needs…

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FHG 2020 – Page 17


SECURITY LIGHTS, YARD LIGHTS, PATIO LIGHTS, DECK LIGHTS … YOUR HOME AND YARD WILL BE A TREAT!

A team of qualified journeyman and master electricians are powered up for your job:

• Farm • Residential • Commercial

• LED and Fluorescent Lighting Upgrades

New LED fixtures which look exactly like traditional 2- or 4-tube 48” fluorescents

• Pot Light Upgrades

Wonderful LED replacement kits. Amazing energy savings! gs!!

• Better LED Lighting for Yard and Parking Areas • Drop Ceiling LED Lighting

Come and see our new LED Interior and Exterior lighting display

COUNT ON US FOR:

• All Renovation and Maintenance Projects • Generator/Transfer Switch Installations • Service Calls and Upgrades • Annual Fire Alarm Inspections • Cat 6 Data Installation • Hot Tub Wiring • New Construction

Bucket Truck Service We offer Farm Grain Dryer wiring or upgrading

for signage installs and overhauls

Murray Erickson Owner/Master Electrician

We’re a full service electrical contractor 3820-42 Avenue, Camrose • Ph. 780.672.8700 Fax 780.672.7668 • d2@d2elect.telus.biz FHG 2020 – Page 18

We feel your pain! Emergency Flood Response Mold and Asbestos Removal Odour Control Insurance Claims

Carpet and Tile Cleaning Featuring the revolutionary 520 multidirectional cleaning passes per minute

Three Vacuum Heads

Leaves carpet cleaner and drier than any wand system Restores heavily soiled carpets

Three Spray Jets

Bring carpets back with Rotovac!

24-hr. Crisis Hotline

780.878.1037


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Store Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FHG 2020 – Page 19


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Patti Zunti Sales/Design Expert 12 years in the trade. A lifetime in the kitchen.

Chris Mantai Sales/Estimator 29 years of designing, making and selling cabinets.

Fall Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Powerful e. performanc Consistent results.

Aeroplan miles on all Frigidaire purchases.

Jacquie Badry Kitchen Design Assistant 2 years of experience.

• Vast experience • Impressive product selection • Finishing carpenter quality • In-house installer • On-time delivery • Unsurpassed after-sales service • Exceptional warranties

Locally owned and operated… Phone 780-672-8818 Fax 780-672-1002 6809-48 Avenue, Camrose

We’re one of the leading Home Hardware dealers in Canada

Dale Krezanoski Installer, Cabinet-maker and finishing carpenter for the past 39 years

Laminate, Quartz and Granite Countertop Options


Do it yourself… CRS IS THE FIRST CHOICE OF CONTRACTORS AND WORKING HARD TO BE YOUR FIRST CHOICE TOO! HERE’S WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING… “The staff is very friendly and helpful.” “I’m always impressed by how clean their shop is.” “Thanks Dave, your advice worked perfectly.”

“The pressure washer I rented worked better than I thought it would.” “I liked the personal attention they gave me.”

SAFETY TRAINING

OPERATOR FETYTraining SOLUTIONS SAFETY SOL CRS offers Safety Training & Consu See our website for & infoConsulting – www.crssafety.ca Dave Runnalls Instructor/Consultant

Providing or Training Operator for AWPs, Training fo Telehandlers, rklifts & SkidForklifts Steers. & Skid Safety Fall Arrest Consulting and Safety Consu

Phone 780.679.2660 780.878.4405 Cell 780.878.4 WE ARE HERE T4V 0H8AB T4V 0 4315B 36 St.,AB Camrose,

“As a contractor, I always see Dave and his guys first. Their gear is in tip-top condition and they stand behind their equipment.”

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Inspect your furnace before winter arrives It is almost time to bid adieu to the warm days of summer. Chilly afternoons followed by continually dropping temperatures are on the horizon, and fall is the perfect time to service the home furnace to ensure it is ready to withstand the demands of winter. Furnace maintenance should be done on a regular basis. The best time to do so is in late summer or early fall, when you still have enough time to address any problems before it gets too cold outside. HVAC system malfunctions are typically caused by one of a handful of common problems. Inspecting certain components can help to guarantee a furnace is in working order when the first cold days arrive.

A clogged, dirty filter will reduce the efficiency of the HVAC system and may contribute to poor indoor air and allergies. Check the air intakes around the house for obstructions. Do not place furniture directly in front of intakes or venting that delivers air to the home, as this can compromise air flow and force the unit to work harder. Without adequate air flow through the system, the furnace may not turn on. Many systems also have some sort of external vent or exhaust pipe. Check that the area is free of leaves, debris and animal nests. Again, any blockages can impede the efficiency of the unit or cause it to fail.

After several months of running the air conditioning, the filter on the heating and cooling system may need to be changed. Check the condition of the filter to see if it is heavily soiled. Furnace filters are relatively inexpensive. Since this thin barrier will be responsible for cleaning the air you breathe, it is important to keep a fresh filter in the unit.

Very often a furnace may not turn over because the thermostat is faulty. Many a homeowner has spent money to have a service person come to examine the furnace, only to learn they only need a new thermostat or battery in the thermostat. Check the thermostat against a separate thermometer to ensure that it is reading the

Filter and air intakes

FHG 2020 – Page 22

Thermostat

right temperature in the house. Raise the setting a few degrees to test if the heat kicks on. Fuel

Furnaces are powered by various energy sources. Electricity, gas or oil may be involved in the process. If fuel is not being delivered to the furnace, the pilot will not light and warm the air to be blown through the house. Some systems have an emergency shut-off switch that will halt fuel delivery to the unit. It’s easy for these switches to be flipped accidentally if a furnace is located in a high-traffic area. Make sure the switch is in the “on” position before reporting a problem. In addition to these steps, you may want to vacuum the vent screens around the house. This will reduce the amount of dust blown around. Also, if the furnace exhausts into a flue, be sure that the exhaust route is clear so that carbon monoxide does not back up into the home. Many homeowners are fully capable of inspecting their furnaces to ensure they are ready for winter. If anything seems out of place or malfunctions, consult with an HVAC professional to make repairs.


Meet The Honda Winter Lineup From Single and Dual Stage Snowblowers to our wide selection of Generators, Honda Power Equipment can take on virtually anything winter throws your way. Find Fin nd y your ou nearest Honda Power Equipment retailer and full product ou details and pricing at powerequipment.honda.ca

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Give winter the cold shoulder Offers apply to eligible retail purchase agreements for a limited time, while supplies last. Prices shown do not include freight and PDI, or applicable sales taxes and are not applicable in Quebec. Dealer may sell for less. Prices in effect from October 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020. Specifications subject to change without notice. At participating Canadian Honda Power Equipment dealers only (excluding Quebec). Dealer order or trade may be necessary. Models and colours may not be exactly as shown. Errors and omissions excepted. See your Honda Power Equipment dealer or honda.ca/winter for full details. *Based on TraQline Canada independent market share analysis of portable generator units sold in Canada from June 2016—March 2020.

Visit us today for more details on our Honda Winter Power Equipment.

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KEEP IT CURRENT A Division of 2098225 Alberta Ltd.

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How to improve indoor air quality in winter Homes tend to be stuffier in autumn and winter. As outside temperatures dip, windows are closed and air quality inside homes can suffer. Poor indoor air quality can not only be uncomfortable, causing residents to experience headaches, dry eyes and nasal congestion, but also can be unhealthy. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases, such as asthma. Though it’s not feasible or healthy to open windows when temperatures outside dip to near or below freezing, there are steps everyone can take to improve the indoor air quality in their homes. Add plants. Plants provide both aesthetic and practical appeal to a home’s interior. Houseplants can clean and purify the air in a home, helping to remove formaldehyde, benzene and other toxins that can make indoor air unhealthy to breathe. Benzene is an irritant that can cause dizziness, headache, nausea and blurred vision, among other side effects. Formaldehyde, which is often found in homes thanks to its widespread use in a range of products, can cause watery eyes, nausea and wheezing. Watch what you are lighting up. Many homeowners know that smoking indoors drastically reduces indoor air quality, putting even nonsmokers at heightened risk of developing various respiratory ailments. Homeowners concerned about the indoor air quality in their homes should ban smoking inside, no matter how low temperatures dip outside. In addition, homeowners with wood-burning stoves and FHG 2020 – Page 24

fireplaces should be especially diligent maintaining these features, as they can release harmful soot and smoke if they are not taken care of. Some people may also be allergic to incense and scented candles, so keep a watchful eye on residents and guests whenever you light candles or sticks of incense. If any symptoms of allergies appear, avoid lighting any more candles or incense, waiting until you can open the windows if you want to light any again. Purchase an air purifier. Air purifiers are beneficial year-round, helping to remove allergens and particles from a home. High-efficiency particulate air filters, known as HEPA filters, are extremely effective at removing airborne particulates from the air inside your home. Pay attention to pets. Like their owners, pets tend to spend more time indoors during the winter. That means more fur and pet dander, the skin flakes in an animal’s fur or hair that can trigger allergic reactions, are likely in your home during the winter than in the summer. To combat this, bathe your pets regularly in the winter, making sure to wash the animal’s bedding in hot water on a weekly basis as well. Open the windows when possible. Winter does not typically provide many opportunities to open the windows, but you might get a few chances to let some fresh air in through the windows during winter. Make the most of these opportunities and, when possible, crack the windows when you’re cleaning so dust and other particles that kick up have a path outside of your home.


One Company, One Contract

Count on our entire team of professional tradespeople. We’ve got the expertise and knowledge to complete your job on-time and on-budget.

for renovations, custom homes and commercial structure updates

Small samples of our recent and current work

A complete kitchen upgrade for a Camrose couple with a young, growing family.

Interior/exterior modernization of the west-end branch of Vision Credit Union, Camrose We make clients’ home dreams come true.

We now represent the line of… Stunning local cabinetry and millwork. Improved functionality and beauty, always.

Designed to Perform – Built to Last

Visit our Sales Centre at 4706-52 Avenue, Camrose

780-672-4114 | www.5starhomesolutions.ca FHG 2020 – Page 25


On almost every block in Camrose, there’s a

Home.

Spring, summer, fall — even winter is beautiful through our vinyl windows and energy-efficient sealed unit replacements! See the seasons in a new way.

With interest rates near historical lows, now is the perfect time to build your first or next home. Choosing the right builder can be a daunting task. Why have so many people entrusted Zetsen Homes with the largest investment of their lives?

➤ Affordability ➤ Quality Craftsmanship

➤ We’re Local.

Proudly building homes in Camrose for over 40 years, we are committed to using local trades and suppliers. After all, a healthy local economy is the key to our mutual success. We are your friends and neighbours, and you can rest easy knowing that we’re just a phone call away should you need us. As a local business, being an active member of the community is also extremely important to us. We are honoured to give back to the community through the support of the many fine local charities and scholarships.

➤ Lot S election ➤ Experience Selection ➤ Superior After Sales Support ➤ Referrals We all call Camrose home. Let us put you in a truly Camrose-built home. Give us a call or call your local realtor to show you a Zetsen home today!

PHONE 780-672-1195 4205-38 Street, Camrose www.zetsen.com

FHG 2020 – Page 26

In every season, you’ll find our windows easy to clean, maintenance-free, and energy efficient. Our low-e, double-glazed windows create an insulating value as good as a triple glazed unit, without any added weight. Our low-conductivity spacers, use of argon gas, and vinyl seals improve the energy performance of our windows by as much as 20%! Add instant value and increased energy efficiency to your home. Call us for a free no-obligation estimate today.

Camrose | 5016-49 Street | 780.672.7771


Stock nowg! arrivin

The Best COVID ‘Medicine’ money can buy! Come see the all-new Prime Plus model with rotisserie! Grill smarter. Eat better!

Grill on your deck or remotely with our server mode, or from home WiFi

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We’re the Home of Outstanding Customer Service

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R&D Hot Tubs 3843F-44 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-679-4003 www.rdhottubs.ca

Just some of our most popular services… Railings And other beautiful pieces for your home and yard

Portable welding truck always on call!

Farm Security Gates

Firepits, Furniture, Gate Signs

• Solar or 110 V • Manual or auto opening

and hundreds of other custom plasma cut items

(2014) Ltd.

Phone 780.672.2273 5013-48 St., Camrose Email: cmw1@telus.net Steve Kushnerik, Owner – Cell: 780.281.0511

Owner Steve Kushnerik

FHG 2020 – Page 27


You will ‘FALL’ for the savings

Leave your Fall Yard Work to us! Customized Services for all Residential, Commercial and Condo Properties

UP TO

• Fall Yard Clean Ups: Give your yard a healthy start to the next growing season. From final mowing, leaf raking and aerating to tree and shrub pruning, we can do it all. A good fall cleanup will protect your landscape through the cold weather and will lead to improved health in the spring.

50% OFF

ON SELECT PRODUCTS • • • • • • •

High Lite Shades Cellular Shades Roller Blinds Sheer Horizontal Shades Horizontal Shades Panel Shades Roman Shades

• Snow Removal Services: No two clients are alike! We offer our snow removal services on a per visit or ongoing basis. Away for a few weeks? Let us look after your snow shovelling while you’re gone. Or, if you prefer, allow us to take care of your shovelling for the entire winter! We also offer complete Bobcat service for larger areas, including parking lots. Pushing and hauling – leave it all up to us. • Complete Year-Round Groundskeeping: Our specialty! From large residential complexes and commercial properties to smaller single family homes, we offer yard maintenance services the whole year through. CALL TODAY

780.679.4100

Call today for a FREE consultation!

MARJ’S DÉCOR & MORE Phone 780.672.1529 | marjsdecor@gmail.com marjsdecorandmore.weebly.com

FHG 2020 – Page 28

Marj Pudlowski

Serving Camrose and Area Since 1993


Why are so many people choosing Ironwood Estates

We are

Here are some of the reasons: • It’s a wonderful development for active adults, 50 years or better. • The location is perfect – close to Augustana Campus and a short walk away from the very best Camrose trails. • The innovative zero-step design and construction has been wildly popular.

• High quality, high efficiency and high security.

OVER 70% SOLD! Come see what the buzz is all about!

• No condo fees! What a terrific money saver! • Impressive floorplans. • Wonderful neighbours.

Come and see everything that Ironwood Estates offers! Our next showhome will soon be ready for finished viewing. 4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851

www.ipdi.biz FHG 2020 – Page 29


Saving energy equals saving money By Lori Larsen More and more homeowners are discovering new ways to create and maintain energy efficiency, healthy construction and sustainability in their houses. Beginning on the outside of the home, owners have more choices for roofing and siding products that help to reduce energy usage. “For exteriors, there’s been a huge jump in polar wrap products which can add an extra 3-5R value onto your home,” suggested Shawn MacKinnon from Five Star Home Solutions Ltd. “It’s only 3/8 inches thick, so if you’re not changing your windows, it is the answer to not putting 1-2 inches of foam installation which requires jamb extensions on most windows and other exterior modifications that can get expensive. “There are products on the market (Celect Siding by Royal Building products) that are becoming very popular due to the bright colors, quality and R-value that used to not be available in a siding product at a completive price with a standard vinyl siding.” Solar installations on roofs can make a huge impact on reducing energy consumption and now the products have become not only more technologically effective, but cost effective as well. Some of the areas in homes that have the potential to cause increased energy consumptions are openings such as doors and windows. Most energy efficient windows have tighter seals and a special glazing on the glass FHG 2020 – Page 30

that keeps the exterior air outside where it belongs. “HYBRID windows are definitely starting to come in, though are still more expensive than your traditional PVC triple-pane windows. They offer more than two times the R-value by bringing the glass to the inside of your 2x6 wall and they are constructed with super spacers that make the overall glass insert one-and-7/8 inches thick,” explained MacKinnon. Besides the efficiency of the window itself, homeowners can consider window treatments such as blackout curtains, shutters and blinds that will help to diminish outside air coming into the home and light permeation. Smart homes can cut energy costs by almost half and the newest trends in home automation are not only convenient, but also contribute to a healthy environment and a tighter budget. “One thing we are seeing lots of and, for the most part, is relatively inexpensive is the smart thermostats (Nest or Honeywell) and smoke detectors. It is a great way to help with heating and cooling costs, as well as it has at-your-fingertip safe alerts.” Other tips for reducing energy usage in your home consist of switching to better lighting. The Government of Alberta is offering a new Energy Efficiency Alberta prog ram encourag ing Albertans to conserve energy through the latest lighting innovations, such as LED lights and power bars and other energy-efficient products. For more information, visit www. efficiencyalberta.ca.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Hybrid windows offer enhanced rigidity structure and superior thermal efficiency.

Newer appliances generally use less electricity than older models and most are now Energy Star approved. As well, low flow toilets and high efficiency plumbing fixtures, such as faucets and shower heads, are making big dents in homeowners’ energy bills while conserving one of our most valuable resources–water. The City of Camrose offers a Toilet Rebate program to encourage residents to use more water efficient toilets. Using eco-friendly materials, such as bamboo which is an entirely renewable energy source, is quickly becoming popular choices with homeowners. With all the new products on the market, today’s homes are quite literally saving our environment, not too mention our retirement funds.


No electrical problem we can’t solve! • Renovations • New Builds • Emergency Work • Scheduled Maintenance Join some of our clients who have relied on our company for half a century!

4616-39 Street, Camrose 780.672.4360 46

A Combination of 82 Years of Overhead Door Experience!

We Sell, Service & Install

Glenn

Calvin

Company Founder 1990 34 years’ experience (Captain of Camrose Fire Department)

Authorized dealer for

• Professional installation and repair for home owners, farms and commercial • Prompt spring replacement

40 years’ experience

Cory

8 years’ experience (CFD volunteer firefighter)

OVERHEAD DOORS

• Proficient electric door operators; residential and commercial application Integrity, trust & memorable service since 1990

We’re a family business

Locally owned & operated by Calvin & Cory Erickson

4610 39 th Street, Camrose

780.608.9433 FHG 2020 – Page 31


We Rent Trailers Enclosed Trailers: 7’ x 14’ Transit, 7’ x 16’ Transit, 8.5’ x 20’ Tote Dump Trailers: 82” x 12’ Low Pro, 82” x 14’ Low Pro Flat Deck Trailers: 8.5’ x 20’ Deckover, 8.5’ x 22’ Deckover Tilt

Sample of our Trailer Rates:

7900/day $ 89900/month $

29900/week $ 12900/weekend* $

*Friday afternoon pick-up, Monday morning return

We Rent Trucks & Passenger Vans too! Sample of our g reat rates: $ 95 $ 99 /day /week

149

879

Includes 200 km /day or 1000 km /week

H ome $ of t h e

49

Oil Change

Short or long-term rental

Vehicle Sales Rentals & Leasing

Ask about our fleet management options and the advantages offered including taxation.

www.DDSALES.com

Ford, Chevy, Toyota and Dodge FHG 2020 – Page 32


We now install

Eavestroughs and more…

LEAFGUARD

covered eavestrough systems The lifetime solution for leaf clogs. Call us today!

Specializing in ...

✔ Guaranteed Workmanship ✔ Free Estimates

• 5” and 6" continuous pre-painted Galvalume eavestrough • Soffits and Fascia • Cladding on doors and windows • Custom Flashings available

Commercial • Residential • Agricultural

CAMROSE EAVESTROUGH SERVICE 780.672.5370 or 780.385.7114

Cleaning and maintaining gutters Fall foliage may make for ideal photo backdrops and scenic days in the countryside, but closer to home, leaves may be more of a hindrance than an aesthetic pleasure. The hundreds of leaves that adorn the trees near homes will eventually fall as autumn turns into winter. Some will float down to lawns, while others will get lodged in gutters and downspouts, posing problems that can cause substantial and potentially costly problems for homeowners. Homeowners know that gutter cleaning is an important part of fall home maintenance, but they may not completely understand why. Gutter cleaning can be a messy and time-consuming project, making it a project many homeowners are apt to put off. Waiting to clean gutters can lead to considerable problems, so it’s best to tackle the job well in advance of the winter. Gutters guide rainwater and runoff from the roof so it drains properly away from homes. When gutters are clogged with leaves, a number of problems can occur.

• Leaks: Water will take the path of least resistance. When clogged gutters do not allow the water to drain away properly, water will find other ways to the ground. It may work itself right into the walls and ceilings of the home. In addition to damaging walls and ceilings, moisture inside the home can promote mold growth. It also makes interior spaces more appealing to pests. • Excess weight: Gutters are meant to hold the weight of travelling water and not much more. Gutters filled with leaves and other debris can quickly become heavy. This stresses the entire gutter system and can cause the gutters to fall off of the home entirely. • Nesting areas: Clogged gutters can serve as nesting areas for insects and birds. Mosquitoes and other insects lay eggs in pooling water. Gutters can quickly become breeding spots for harmful pests. Furthermore, birds may nest in gutters, creating unsightly messes and more damage. Seeds

that sprout in clogged gutters can grow unchecked. • Ice-damming: Left untreated, pooled water and leaves in gutters can freeze over. Blocked water can back up and push against the roof, lifting shingles and destroying the roof in the process. • Foundation trouble: Clogged gutters also may contribute to flooded basements and cracked foundations. Leaking water will pool around the foundation, expanding when frozen, and causing cracks in basement and crawlspace walls. It also can cause driveways and other cement areas around the home to sag and crack. Gutter cleaning should be scheduled in the fall of each year. Homeowners can hire gutter-cleaning services to handle the job or do the job themselves. Rinse the gutters with water from the hose afterward to ensure good run-off. Take the time to seal any leaks as well. This routine maintenance can save homeowners many headaches and prevent some very expensive repairs. FHG 2020 – Page 33


Securing your home By Lori Larsen

Devin Bonnar

Jordan Mills

Certified Master Electrician

Journeyman Electrician

Brian Bonnar Journeyman Electrician

Keeping you plugged in is our business Master Electrician Devin Bonnar and his team are ready to bring power to your project. If you’re looking at a new construction job, need repairs, or want to update an older system to save on energy costs, Devin is ready to consult and quote.

One of the most important features of any home is its security, and the first line of defence should be a high quality locking system. When selecting locks, the following are a few guidelines for choosing the most efficient locking system. Determine the type of lock you need to have installed that will best work for the situation. Locks available for homes include handle sets, deadbolts, doorknob sets, smart locks (digital locking connected to your cellular phone), door levers and coded entry locks. “Deadbolts are a must,” suggests Camrose Locksmithing & Signs locksmith Eric Labrosse. “Deadbolts make it much harder to break into your home or business.” Labrosse reminds residents that most burglaries occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when most homeowners are away from their homes. Many locks come with a grading that measures the amount of security they offer, strength and durability and locking grades should always be considered. Consider the location for the lock before deciding on which one you will install. For obvious reasons, locks used on the exterior of your home will require higher grade ratings and must also be able to withstand weather and frequent usage. Some locks have tamper proofing built into them while other locks come equipped with anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-pick features, improving the overall security of the locks and your home.

Call him today with your plans ~ 780-878-1293

Electrician Services

• • • • • • •

Residential Commercial Agricultural Fire Alarms Grain Dryers Shop Wiring Backup Generators Gas/Diesel

Equipment Services

• • • • • •

Skid Steer Operating Backhoe Picker Truck Trenching Snow Removal Lot Sweeping

TEAM E L E C T R I C A L

| devinb@teamelectrical.ca AG-Industrial | Maintenance

Devin Bonnar 780-878-1293

Commercial FHG 2020 – Page 34

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Eric Labrosse of Camrose Locksmithing & Signs works on repairing padlocks that can be used for securing sheds or other out buildings.

Smart locks are keyless entry locking systems, some relying on technology such as connections directly to your cellular device that can unlock or lock your doors, record times of entry and exit and even allow you video monitoring of who is entering or exiting. “If you have keyless locks, only give the codes to a few people you really trust,” noted Labrosse, adding that home security monitoring systems can also be used to increase your protection. Exterior doors installation should be done by professional locksmiths. Installation may require changes to the door and door jamb itself. Whenever you purchase a new-to-you home, be sure to factor into your budget the costs of having all exterior locks on your home, detached garage and shed locks changed.


Now located in the Bobcat of Camrose and Ray’s Trailer Sales building

We sell, service and even rent

Fat Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Men’s, Ladies’ Road and Gravel Bikes, and Y outh’s Hybrid and Pavement Bikes PLUS ALL BIKING ACCESSORIES INCLUDING COLD WEATHER GEAR From basic tuneups to complete overhauls… See our selection of

E-Scooters

Our technicians will keep you on the streets, on the trails or in the race!

Use our side entrance, direct to our service department HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

4307-48 Avenue, Camrose  |  Phone 780.672.0177 FHG 2020 – Page 35


After

More than just painting. Transforming your ideas into lovely, livable spaces you’ll be proud to show family and friends is what we do best, and always within your budget. No surprises or extra costs. Call on us today for a complete line of professional home improvement services.

After

• Basement Development • Start to Finish Major Renovations • Painting • Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations • General Contracting • Flooring and Tile

Great Rates, Great Results Before

Call

780.679.5783

GUARANTEED

Before

ashnyla@hotmail.com

Insured and WCB, Free Written Estimates and References gladly provided

Ashley & Nyla Painting and Contracting

Five common home renovation mistakes

Homeowners become trapped by five common mistakes when working on renovation projects. First, many homeowners don’t live in their house long enough to understand the right way to change it. A homeowner needs to understand the way daylight moves through the house, which areas don’t work for them and which are merely unfamiliar. Altering the home before knowing these types of things can often yield disappointing results. Second, they don’t hire an architect. The solid expertise a professional designer provides is critical to a successful home renovation of any size. Third, most homeowners underestimate by at least 25 per cent how much time and money a project will consume. The fourth mistake is that homeowners don’t ask enough questions– of themselves, the architect and their contractors. FHG 2020 – Page 36

They get swept up in the renovation process and sometimes end up unhappy with products used or the final results. The final, and perhaps worst, mistake, is that many homeowners wait until the construction process has begun and then they begin changing their minds. They want a different design or to add something new to the renovation. Changes are costly. The right time to explore and make changes is in the planning stages. Here are a few ways to make home renovation projects go more smoothly: Tip #1 – Listen to professionals, but judge their comments carefully or ask for second opinions. Hiring a renovation consultant means bringing in a person who has solid experience and can give you an independent, unbiased perspective on the process, and protect you from bad ideas and shoddy workmanship. It also gives you an advo-

cate whose only concern is matching up your goals with the final results. Tip #2 – Invest in synthetic materials. There are substantial savings in long-term maintenance and job site installation costs when selecting modernday products over older wood or plaster products. Synthetic products have the same look as older wood or plaster products, but they won’t rot, decay, attract insects or warp. That’s a huge advantage for any homeowner. Tip #3 – Choose your teammates wisely. Whether a designer, architect or general contractor, ask to contact their last three clients. Not just any clients, but their last three. These people will have experienced the person at his or her current level of achievement and staffing. This means you’ll gain a more accurate view of what the professional can bring to your project.


Planting Tulips, Trees and Winter Wheat is a lot like depositing money in an account at Vision Credit Union It’s amazing to watch those seeds quickly turn into a prized and healthy crop. It’s equally enjoyable to watch a regular savings plan go from dimes to dollars – to thousands of dollars – with a disciplined approach and regular deposits.

Join today and reap the rewards

“I believe in good business practices. I always answer my phone and try to help people,” says Ken. “I show up when I say I’m going to and I do the work I’ve agreed to do. If I always do that, then people are happy.”

Ken Gourlay Red Seal Plumber I Gas Fitter 39 years experience.

Contact Ken at 1-780-278-2638 for complete pricing and consulting for all your plumbing, gas fitting and water treatment needs.

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We’ll help your ACCOUNT GROW … with our lucrative profit share program. In recent years, as a member-owned organization, we’ve added 25% deposit interest to accounts.

We see banking ba differently.

ho are you going to call? If it involves water or natural gas – Ken E. G. is your guy.

Ken Gourlay is the local specialist for plumbing, gas fitting and water treatment.

KEN E. G. MECHANICAL LTD. P L U M B I N G , G A S F I T T I N G & W AT E R T R E AT M E N T

Phone 780.278.2638 | kegmech@gmail.com | www.kenegmech.com

FHG 2020 – Page 37


Electrical wiring upgrades By Murray Green

• Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning • Consulting Services • State of the Art Equipment • Van Mounted Steam Cleaner FLOOD & SEWER BACK-UP MOLD & ASBESTOS REMEDIATION George Regimbald Owner/Operator Master Textile Cleaner Over 30 Years Experience

FHG 2020 – Page 38

Some electrical wiring problems are not unsafe, but they can be bothersome, making them the perfect candidates for extra projects during a home renovation. Whether your electrical wiring is really old or it just got installed within the last decade, it can be dated and ready for some upgrades if it’s causing problems. “Because much of your electrical system is concealed behind the walls, it can be easy to overlook when planning a remodel. Consider home electrical wiring upgrades along with all the other items on your home renovation list. When completing a home renovation that involves opening walls and ceilings for other reasons, you have the perfect opportunity to make electrical upgrades. Ensure you plan for both current needs and what you might need in the future,” said Clint Mitchell, master electrician at Amp Contracting. If your family has grown, your requirements for electrical power has probably grown even quicker. A home renovation is the right time to install additional outlets on each wall. Families have different needs for extra outlets, such as a home office with some computers and printers, or older children’s rooms with televisions and video games. If you find yourself using multiple power strips and extension cords for your everyday tasks, then it’s time to get an electrical upgrade. Your professional electrician can include extra outlets in your renovation plan, solving the trouble of having to unplug some appliances before plugging in others. It’s a very simple task for your electrician to switch out one type of outlet for another

Clint Mitchell of Amp Contracting adds electrical boxes to an older home undergoing renovations in Camrose.

during home renovation work, but it’s essential for your family’s safety and may even be required for a renovation, depending on your local building code. “Homes built prior to the 1980s, in particular, create issues with getting insurance because of the electrical wiring in the home,” added Clint. “An electric service upgrade is usually recommended or needed to increase the capacity of the existing electrical service. With all the new appliances and modern devices we now have in our homes, we find that older homes just don’t have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand. As a result, a service change is required.” Most vintage homes will need to upgrade the electrical wiring at some point. The newer appliances and technology now demand a certain level of reliable power.


Worth checking out at the

Outdoor Living Store

Birch Firewood

1/4 CORD

Bargain priced at

130

$

Volume prices available

Pine, Spruce, and Birch

Firewood Now in stock.

• Sheds • Garages • Cabins • Storage Buildings The entire Premier Building lineup in stock or by order.

We welcome the

Pierogi Girl to our loft!

Amazing Ukrainian food for eat in or take out. Open: Wed. - Fri. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Upstairs at…

Landscaping • Greenhouse • Firewood Zero flare-up

Wood Fire Grills

Experience food in a whole new flavourful way.

4112-44 Avenue, Camrose  Phone 780.672.9718

– Your Outdoor Living Store –

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sat., 9:30 am-3:00 pm

Safe and user-friendly grilling! FHG 2020 – Page 39


Our Service Level sets us apart from other insurance providers… The standard message these days, when calling most service companies, is something like this, “Due to heavier than expected volume of calls, your wait time may be twenty-five minutes or longer…” (followed by elevator music)

At Central Agencies, we think clients deserve better. • We’re here to answer your calls six days per week and after hours if the need arises. We have on-site staff who live in and contribute to the community. No off-shore call centre for us! • As insurance brokers, we represent the best names in the insurance industry, and do the shopping for you in order to obtain the best rates for the right amount of coverage.

• When you have a claim you will be dealing directly with someone you likely already know! • We welcome you to call or drop by our office and sit across the desk from a qualified insurance specialist to determine the level of coverage that is best for you. We’re here to serve you! Insurance can be confusing. Let us help you make the best decision.

Terrific service – always!

Central Agencies Inc.

Norman Mayer

James Mayer

Locally owned and operated.

FHG 2020 – Page 40

4870-51 Street, Camrose

780-672-4491 1-800-809-8040

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September 22, 2020 Fall Home Guide  

Get ready for winter.

September 22, 2020 Fall Home Guide  

Get ready for winter.