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FEATURES 10 13 19 25 32 38 41 42 46 49 50 52 56 58 62 69 73 75 77 79 80 84 86 89 93 96 100 104 107 111 112 117 119 122 124 127 130 132 138 141

The O’Days Riders Update (Rod Pedersen) 100 Years Of Rider Pride (Rob Vanstone) Ten Thousand Villages Make-Up Made Over Factory Optical On The Grow How To Have Successful School Year Strolling Down The Avenue GO GREEN Design & Decor 60 Years Of Museum Memories Letterbox Gallery Small Town Prepares To Shine Realty Executives – Faith Realty Regina Multisport Club TMD – There Is Help Available Metro Pet Market – Natural Choice Sask’s Success Story – Mainard’s SZV-1B6-Sask’s Rurban Address Greening The City – The Prairie Way Going For The Green Victor Cicansky; Art Rooted In Regina Memories 20th Anniversary Drinking With The Stars “It’s Entertainment” From The Chef ’s Kitchen Crave’s Third Annual Gala CNG Stone The Life Of A Regina Realtor Windsor Park Pointe Why Buy Used When You Can Build New? Granicrete Profile One Call Does It All Corporate Housing A Wise Choice New Regina Condos Canterbury Park Development L.E. Realty Harbour Landing Lake & Condo Living in East Regina Regina Geothermal & Solar Sprayfoam – Pink Is Now Green continued on page 9...

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IN REGINA WITH THE O’DAYS

Recently we had a chance to talk to the O’Days about Regina, romance and Life After Football. Training season was well underway by the time we reached this dynamic duo, busy parents of three lovely children. But after speaking to Dana, we finally also caught up with Jeremy to ask him a few questions, and because he’s an ‘import’, were delighted by his responses.

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After some off-seasons in New York, you’ve settled in Regina, have had three kids, and are quite content here.

Yes, it’s nice for me (Dana) because my parents are here in Regina. Jeremy has adjusted nicely to Regina as well. It’s not too big, like his hometown outside of Buffalo. He has applied for residency so that we can keep our options open here after football. He’s been in the public eye for 11 years here so who knows what the future holds! FLR

What do you two do in your down time?

Really there is no down time. Jeremy has been involved in a lot of community organizations, and is currently running the job placement program for Riders from out of town, and their spouses who stay in Regina during the off-season.

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How do you spend the little leisure time that you have?

Dinners out! Jeremy loves steak, so we try and get out to some of our favourite spots for great meals. We are huge movie buffs, but now movie night is usually at home with kids and lots of popcorn. We’ve also re-discovered Wascana Park as a place we can enjoy as a family. FLR

How did you two meet?

We met through mutual friends in 2000, and when Jeremy came back to play for the next season, we met again several times, started talking, and hit it off. I took a chance and found a terrific guy! FLR

How did you know for sure?

Well, I just didn’t find any flaws in him at all! Even our parents have become very good friends and are actually very similar in many ways. I guess it was meant to be.


FLR And there’s not much down time for you since you manage the household.

FLR I understand you are busy even in the off-season. What do you do?

No, but three kids is the best job I could ever have asked for. I did go back to work after Tyson [the first baby] was born, and Jeremy did the parenting during the off-season, which made going back a little easier for me. But by the end of each day I couldn’t wait to get home to spend time with my boys. FLR Jeremy, what are you most excited about for the upcoming season?

During the off-season I work with the Roughriders on career development. My job is to create career opportunities for players while they’re in football, but more importantly after their football career. We try to help make the transition from football to another profession an easier process. We try to let the players know that there are many opportunities here in Saskatchewan and encourage them to stay here after football.

I’m always excited to get the season started because it’s another chance to achieve our ultimate goal: winning the Grey Cup. There’s always a big build up when the season starts, and this year is no different. Were excited and anxious to get the season started. You now the season is close when you see all the cars around town with Roughrider flags on them.

Recently I’ve starting working for a Regina-based company named General Bio Energy. This company takes Saskatchewan non-foodgrade canola and turns it into biodiesel, environment lubricants and diesel fuel conditioners. I was introduced to the company by my former teammate and friend, Marcus Crandell. We believe the company has a great upside and are excited to help it grow.

FLR How do you balance family life and such a busy career?

FLR What’s coming up for you and the O’Days in the next few years?

The CFL allows us to have a good balance between football and our family. The Roughriders have developed a family atmosphere that makes it much easier to balance the two. We have lots of team functions and family barbeques. In order to have a great team you have to have a close group on and off the field.

We hope to stay in Regina when I retire from football. I hope to continue to work for the Roughriders and General Bio Energy or explore other opportunities that present them selves. FLR

What would you say you like most about your current ‘home town’?

What I like most about living in Regina is that it’s not too big but it’s not to small. I really like the people in Saskatchewan. I think it’s a great place to raise a family. And I love that fact that it’s growing and that the rest of the world is really starting to take notice of Saskatchewan. What a great place to be. FLR


Nothing But Green Ahead! By: Rod Pedersen Voice of the Roughriders

In the 2009 Canadian Football League season the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be hard-pressed to repeat the unprecedented success they've enjoyed over the past two years. Although, don't bet against it happening.

Canada's Team ended a nineteen-year drought in November of 2007 when they captured the Grey Cup championship at Rogers Centre in Toronto with a 23-19 victory over their prairie rivals, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. That season the football club played before 97% of capacity at their Mosaic Stadium home - a franchise record - and also set a CFL record with $5.6-million in merchandise sales.

Heading into 2008 the Riders faced a daunting task of not only repeating as champions, but also equalling those lofty business goals. As it turned out, although they fell short of being the first team to repeat as CFL champions in a decade, they shattered their business goals as they sold out every ticket to every game for the first time ever (100% capacity), and shattered their merchandise sales from the previous season. So, where do they go from here?

Basically, the team will be in good shape if they follow the path laid out by team President Jim Hopson and G.M. Eric Tillman. In his first two full seasons as G.M., the Riders are a CFL-best 27-13 and have hosted home playoff games in back to back seasons for the first time since the early 1970s.

In short there's never been a better time to be a Roughrider, or a Roughrider fan, and after a long bitterly cold off-season it's time to look towards a brand new exciting year. “Football is in the air. It's been a great offseason for us in terms of fan support,” said Roughrider President and CEO Jim Hopson. “Our fans have really responded incredibly well to the team and season-ticket sales and sponsorships to the point that we had to bring in 2,000 extra seats. Our stadium will be enlarged and lots of positive things are happening, so we're pretty excited here.”

One constant which has prevailed in the new regime is a penchant for change. Following the Grey Cup championship, head coach Kent Austin bolted town after just one season to take a position with his alma mater at Ole

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS where long time coordinator Richie Hall left Saskatchewan after nineteen seasons with the Roughriders to become head coach of the rival Edmonton Eskimos. He took with him starting Rider linebackers Kitwana Jones and Maurice Lloyd as well as safety Scott Gordon. Former Toronto Argonauts head coach Gary Etcheverry was named Hall's replacement as defensive coordinator and he added to his staff assistant coaches Mike Scheper (defensive line) and Nelson Martin (defensive secondary). So how will the legendary Roughrider defense change after eight seasons with the popular Richie Hall in charge?

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Miss. His replacement with the Roughriders was offensive coordinator Ken Miller who guided the football club to a second consecutive 12-6 season and he was named a finalist for CFL Coach of the Year in the process. It was a remarkable achievement, considering the Riders suffered a record number of injuries in 2008 including nine broken legs.

“It's time to look ahead and we are just really anxious for another season,” Miller reported. “We have a really strong roster and it's a roster that has been put in place over the last couple of years. Our General Manager, Eric Tillman, is really instrumental in that. He has had foresight in putting together a roster that has tremendous Canadian talent and working along with (head scout) Joe Womack, they

Rider President, Jim Hopson

have just signed a really good group of free agents. We're really anxious to be able to get on the field, evaluate these men and take them and get them into a team.” The change this time off-season revolved around the defensive side of the football

“That's a really good question,” Miller admitted. “Every coach has a certain personality and as you go through a season, a personality comes out through the players. One of the things we've had here in Saskatchewan over a number of years is tremendous defensive identity. So having Richie go, he's going to take part of that defensive identity with him. Last year, when Gary Etcheverry -- who's now our defensive coordinator -- was an assistant coach, he had a lot of influence on how we played the game in regards to effort and pursuit to the football. I think we'll have some things that look the same, we'll have some things that look different, but I think you'll see our defense play with tremendous poise and tremendous effort as we go through the season.” If the defense is in capable hands, then it's time to look at the quarterbacking. Controversial starting quarterback Michael Bishop was released by the Roughriders two days after last year's loss in the Western Semifinal, a 33-12 home loss to the B.C. Lions. Bishop was responsible for four Saskatchewan turnovers that day.

That leaves returning quarterbacks Darian Durant, Steven Jyles and Dalton Bell to duke it out for the starter's job along with rookie pivot Juan Joseph who was acquired from Edmonton just prior to training camp. Durant extended his contract in December with the assurance that he would be given the top spot on the depth chart entering the new season. However the University of North Carolina product is still largely unproven so his spot atop the depth chart may be shaky.

on the team, just be a little bit more demonstrative in how he goes about his leadership,” said coach Miller. “That is the biggest thing and for him to take initiative and really make contributions in the meeting room as well.”

The Roughriders passed on the opportunity to sign established free agent quarterbacks Casey Printers and Kevin Glenn in the offseason, opting to go with the trio of youngsters they current have at their disposal. Only time will tell if the gamble will pay off. “Really we have a lot of confidence in our quarterbacks right now,” Miller continued. “When you consider that Darian played a considerable amount of time, as did Steven Jyles, we feel confident particularly in those two as we go into the season.

One emerging - and popular - trend with the Saskatchewan Roughriders is their initiative to draft or sign home-grown players. Last year, Regina products RB Neal Hughes, RB Stu Foord and SB Chris Getzlaf electrified the Mosaic Stadium crowds with thrilling touchdowns while long-time mainstays such as OT Gene Makowsky (Saskatoon) and DT Scott Schultz (Moose Jaw) battled it out in the trenches. The Roughriders only added to their stable of locals by signing as free agents or acquiring via trade all-star SB Jason Clermont (Regina), OL Jordan Rempel (Caronport) and OT Joe McGrath (Moose Jaw). They also selected two more Regina products in the 2009 CFL Canadian College Draft in University of Regina Rams cornerback Tamon George and offensive lineman Nick Hutchins.

For years the Rider Pride in the stands at Mosaic Stadium has been rabidly evident, but it will only be ramped up more this season as Rider fans cheer for “their own” boys. Perhaps the most exciting acquisition for the club this winter was Clermont, the former U of R Rams star who spent the past seven

“Really, the thing that I have talked with Darian about in the offseason particularly is just to take control of every situation, to be able to step up and demand the respect of everybody

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seasons with the B.C. Lions. In his time in Vancouver, Clermont won CFL Rookie of the Year honours as well as CFL Top Canadian to go along with a Grey Cup championship in 2006. However the proud Reginan jumped at the opportunity to sign with his hometown team.

“Jason's going to impact our club in just about every way,” said Miller. “From ticket sales to input in coaching staff meetings and team meetings, in the locker room. But we anticipate that he's going to be on the field on a regular basis at one of our slot positions. We think that he and Andy Fantuz as a team are two of the strongest tandems at slot receiver maybe in the league.” The passion for the team shown by its everloving fanbase has made Saskatchewan an attract place for players to play. “What we've seen, what we've experienced over the last four or five years is an evolution of the club in terms of how we operate and

Former Rider defensive coordinator, Richie Hall

the success we're having,” stated Hopson. “Right from Day 1 when I came on board, I said I wanted to be seen as a preferred employer, as a place where people wanted to be whether you're a player, a coach, a salesperson. With the success we've had with unbelievable fan support, we've been able to raise our game. Yes, we've still got an old stadium and so on, but we've certainly done everything we can to improve our locker room, our facilities, our turf and there's such an excitement around the team.” “That gets out there and the guys come here and play, this place is full with 30,000 people, you can't get a better experience. There was at one time a perception that people didn't want to come here because it was a small market and we weren't successful. Well, with back to back 12-win seasons, a Grey Cup win and the kind of success we're experiencing, we're seen as a place to play -- and that's what we want. We certainly feel that with coaches as well, that we've got the pick of some really fine people.” Miller would concur with that assessment, saying the biggest reason for the club's mindboggling success on and off the field is due to an identity the football club has built over the past few seasons. “One of the things that we enjoy in our locker room is we've been able over the last two or three years to develop a culture of family, respect and co-operation. The feeling that we have in our locker room is one that is inclusive and people who are out there, who are free agents, would like to participate in.” With all the excitement and hoopla surrounding the football club, there's a growing movement to look at erecting a new stadium for the city within the next few years. Mosaic Stadium stands on the very ground in which the football club first began playing in 1910. In today's CFL, the facility is woefully inadequate and now political, business and community leaders - not to mention the football club - is looking into the possibilities.

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talks underway, that's part of the picture. We need to get that cleaned up and decide when that could be done and if it's going to be done. But we do see ourselves in the Grey Cup hosting cycle here in the next few years and are excited about that opportunity. Hopefully it would be in that new venue and that's sort of why we're holding off right now.” All in all it's a great time to be a fan of Saskatchewan Roughriders as the franchise continues to grip the focus of this province in the summer and fall. And it's going to be another great year of following the trials and tribulations of Canada's Team! FLR

“There's something quite remarkable going on in the province right now and that is that there's a lot of very positive talk about the opportunity to build a new entertainment complex that would be the home of the Riders,” Hopson revealed. “ A few months ago, that may not have been more than a dream, but there's serious discussion going on about us moving to a new stadium. It might be a domed stadium if it goes ahead. With those

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1966 Grey Cup Team

100 Years of Rider Pride by Rob Vanstone The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lived up to their moniker in the 100 years since the franchise’s inception. The road to prosperity has often been laden with potholes and detours. Even on those rare occasions when the Roughriders have revelled in a championship, they have not done it the easy or conventional way. All three Grey Cup victories have been unexpected. The Canadian Football League team’s finest regular seasons have not produced championships — only heartbreak.

And that does not include the most devastating news in Roughriders history — a 1956 airplane crash that claimed the lives of Roughriders players Mel Becket, Mario DeMarco, Gord Sturtridge and Ray Syrnyk. In some years, the off-field news has been the most important. In 1987, for example, the Roughriders required a telethon to make it through the season. A comparable scenario applied 10 years later.

But even when times have been tough and the prognosis has been bleak, the community owned Roughriders have been loath to accept

handouts from the league. By contrast, their contributions have enabled destitute, privately-owned teams such as the B.C. Lions, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats to remain afloat. Lately, the Roughriders are the envy of the CFL brethren despite being situated in the league’s smallest market. Sellouts have become routine at Mosaic Stadium, the former Taylor Field. Revenues have soared into the seven figures. All forms of Roughriders memorabilia are hot items. A profit is guaranteed before a game is played, thanks to an unprecedented demand for season tickets. Rider-mania reached a new level during the storybook year of 2007, when Kent Austin guided Saskatchewan to a Grey Cup title during his first and only season as head coach. Despite a 12win season, the Roughriders were not favoured to win the West Division final against the Lions, whose 14 victories were a franchise record.

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If ever the Roughriders should have won a Grey Cup, it was in 1976. They were 20 seconds away from an ever-elusive title when Gabriel caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tom Clements in the fourth quarter of the 1976 final. Ottawa won, 23-20. The Roughriders would miss the playoffs in each of the next 11 seasons, including two in which they finished 2-14.

Gabriel had also victimized the Roughriders in 1972, when he caught three consecutive passes on Hamilton’s final drive — helping to set up Ian Sunter’s game-winning field goal, which came as time expired. Hamilton won, 13-10.

“The Kick” - Glen Suitor congratulates Dave Ridgeway on the winning field goal in the 1989 Grey Cup – Royal Studios photo

A last-play field goal was also the story in 1970, when the Calgary Stampeders’ Larry Robinson somehow connected on a 32yard field goal into a biting wind that was

most exciting Grey Cup ever played. That classic contest was played one week after the Roughriders engineered a monumental upset by defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 32-21 in the West final. Saskatchewan’s 9-9 regular-season record had paled in comparison to Edmonton’s 16-2 slate.

The 1989 Eskimos were supposedly invincible, much like the 1966 Ottawa Rough Riders. Ottawa was prohibitively favoured as the 1966 final loomed, only to lose 29-14 to Saskatchewan. Fifty-six years after the Regina Rugby Club was born, Through good times Saskatchewan had finally won a Grey Cup — and bad, one thing after eight previous losshas remained consistent… es in the national final. The stars of the 1966 Roughriders were ideally suited for their team, in that expectations were limited. Quarterback Ron Lancaster and fullback George Reed were supposedly too small. Receiver Hugh Campbell was allegedly too slow. All three defied the odds to become icons of Canadian professional football.

the passion with which Saskatchewan Roughriders fans across Canada follow their beloved team…whether they play in Mosaic Stadium or elsewhere, the Rider Nation has an unmistakable presence.

Campbell’s success was not restricted to the Roughriders. He went on to coach the Edmonton dynasty that won five consecutive Grey Cups, beginning in 1978, and also celebrated four more titles as an executive with the Eskimos. Gluey Hughie won only one of his 10 Grey Cups as part of the team with which he first made an imprint upon the CFL.

Given the infrequent championships in Saskatchewan, the peak years stand out. Mention 1966, 1989 and 2007 to any Roughriders fan and little, if any, elaboration is required. The same applies if Tony Gabriel’s name is referenced.

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gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour. Calgary shocked Saskatchewan 1514 in Game 3 of the best of-three Western Conference final.

“We didn’t think he had a chance in the world to make the thing,’’ reflected Eagle Keys, who was the Roughriders’ head coachfrom 1965 to 1970. “It was like somebody took the ball and dropped it over the goal posts. We felt like we should have won that one and gone to the Grey Cup again.” That edition of the Roughriders won 14 games — the most in franchise history — but never even reached the Grey Cup.

One year earlier, Saskatchewan had won 13 times in the regular season before losing 29-11 to Ottawa in the Grey Cup. That defeat came two years after a 24-1 loss to Hamilton with Earl Grey’s grail at stake. And those were the glory years.

From 1966 to 1976, the Roughriders were the most successful team in the CFL, when regular-season victories were used as a barometer. The seasons almost always ended in disappointment, but the eternally optimistic Roughriders fans resided in next-year country. That mindset was entrenched long before the 1960s. In 1951, for example, phenomenally popular quarterback Glenn Dobbs led Saskatchewan to its first Grey Cup appearance since 1934. The Roughriders lost 21-14 to Ottawa, but the fans were undaunted. Exhibition Stadium was packed for the Roughriders’ welcome-home ceremonies. “Thanks from the bottom of my heart,’’ Roughriders president Bob Kramer told the crowd. “I sincerely hope you’ll back us again next year when we go out after that Cup.” Volunteers such as Kramer ensured that “next year’’ would always arrive, even when the existence of the club was imperilled. After the 1960 season — which produced two wins — Kramer returned as president to spearhead an ambitious but ultimately successful save-the-team campaign. Bob Poley (left) & Roger Aldag, hoist the 1989 Grey Cup – Leader Post photo

Look around the shrine and you will also find the bust of The Silver Fox, Al Ritchie, who coached the Roughriders during their Grey Cup appearances from 1929 to 1932. Those games almost always ended with the Roughriders losing in lopsided fashion but, undeterred, they kept coming back. The victorious teams, such as the Sarnia Imperials and Montreal Winged Wheelers, vanished long ago. But the Roughriders have endured for a century, often in the face of formidable odds.

Jeremy O’Day (left) and Gene Makowsky with 2007 Grey Cup – Leader Post photo

Only in Saskatchewan can the Bob Kramers of the world be mentioned in the same breath as the on-field legends. One visit to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame will verify that the volunteers are the lifeblood of the team. Kramer, Clair Warner, Don McPherson and Tom Shepherd have been enshrined in Hamilton without ever gaining a yard on behalf of their beloved Green and White.

The ride can be rough, as the nickname suggests. The Roughriders still need one more Grey Cup title to pass Queen’s University on the all-time list. But when that victory finally comes, the legion of Saskatchewan fans will savour it to the utmost degree — knowing full well that there are two sides to Rider Pride. FLR

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Buying Fair Trade assures that producers are paid fairly for their work. Without assembly lines, sweat shops, or child labour, the products are made one at a time, by hand, in small village workshops and homes, allowing the producers and artisans to remain in their villages and see their community thrive.

Artisans receive an hourly wage that within the context of their particular locale ensures that they can live – feed their family, provide schooling for their children, and maintain traditional crafts and ways of life. Working though small producer co-ops can also provide them access to health care and savings plans which previously were out of reach.

In Canada, many of the skills of our ancestors have been forgotten. In third world countries, however, these skills continue to be shared from generation to generation, which is often the means of survival on a continued basis. Specifically, it is the results of these age-old skills, which catch the eye and capture the imagination of shoppers across the seas here in Regina. Even folks who can’t travel, can savour a little of that sense of wonder, that appreciation for the aesthetic of another culture. Bringing these baskets or bowls, lamps or scarves into our lives helps bring us all closer together, to make the world a little smaller. It helps us to recognize that we are really all in this

A visit to Ten Thousand Villages is a journey to the far corners of the globe – a journey taken via all the senses. The earthy aromas of exotic grass baskets and fine real woods mix with international spices, teas, and hand-made soaps and cosmetics of natural ingredients. One is invited to touch the bright colours of hand-loomed fabrics and marvel at the finely embroidered textiles made by women in India who are the breadwinners of their families, and to stand in awe of the handknotted wool and silk carpets made by families in Pakistan. Experiencing the resonating vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls or African drums softens an emotional experience for shoppers. The music of far-away lands speaks to the soul and relaxes the mind. And to complete this truly sensual visit, sample a variety of organic coffees and real chocolate produced from beans grown on farms where fair trade pricing and organic bonuses ensure that children do not have to work in the fields to help feed the family, but rather go to school and enjoy being children. In the midst of all this, shoppers also discover goods of very high quality, originality, and unmatched uniqueness. Foremost is the production of solid wood furniture constructed of non-new cut wood.. Touch the beauty of solid wood furniture – tables, chairs

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Garth Wight, owner of Forever Leather, has much to tell us about the beauty, versatility, and benefits of leather. Animal hide has to be subjected to a tanning process to preserve it, and there are several variables in this process that determine the use of the leather, as well as its quality and grade. The type of hide, the part of the animal it comes from (hip, belly, back, etc.), the health of the animal, and the tanning process all have an effect on the final qualities of the leather, with grades ranging from 1 to 3, and levels A to F. In a climate that can range from - 40 to +40 degrees, and in all sorts of weather conditions from wind and rain, to sleet and snow, leather adjusts to the temperature to keep you warm in winter and cool in spring, summer and fall. Leather is also extremely durable and long lasting – five to ten times longer than most materials. Some of the more common hides, cow, pig, goat, and buffalo, are the most durable, but are best for spring and fall when we don’t experience such extremes in temperature. The most commonly used leathers are lamb and sheep. Lamb- skin is soft and supple, and is used often in lightweight garments because it has a distinctive velvety touch. This is what some of the most beautiful skirts, vests, halter-tops and fashion jackets are fashioned from. Sheep-skin is a more mature lamb and is therefore usually a little heavier and more durable. It is, like lamb, very soft, much warmer in winter weather, yet cooler in spring, summer, and fall, making this the most durable and desired hide of all the leather family. With the wool left on, it is known to be as warm as a fur coat, but much lighter, more comfortable and fashionable, and less expensive.

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Care about how you look but not confident that you have that savoir faire to pull it off? First, let’s talk about pleated pants. We don’t sell them anymore. The flat front pants look best because they are slimming – on everybody. Some men insist that pleated pants are more comfortable. So in that case just go up a size in the flat fronts, and have them tailored. How about socks? Should they match your pants, or your shoes? If you choose to have them match your shoes, you create the illusion of wearing boots, or a bit of a cut off look. The ‘official rule’ is to have the socks match the pants. This lengthens the leg. Of course the socks can be patterned, but ought to be more or less the same colour as the pants. Another thing that some men don’t recognize is that it’s good to wear the same colour belt as shoes. This achieves more unity to the overall look. Tied in knots about what tie to wear? Shirt and tie should match, and while patterns can get fun and wild, don’t get too crazy. If you do have a busy tie pattern, choose a solid, not patterned shirt. And if you’re a fan of skinny ties, they’re fine if you’re narrower-framed. Finally, now that summer is here, we have to say a word about shorts. Don’t. Unless you have smart ones that are fitted and a solid colour or subtly patterned. These make for a tidy and mature look. Sure it’s tempting to wear shorts everywhere after being fair weather-deprived for 8 months of the year, but reserve the baggy, wild-patterned ones for the right time and place. The dressy, sexy shorts with a nice fitted T-shirt or dressy shirt will allow you comfort and style on a terrace with a nice glass of wine.

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These are the qualities that drive the philosophy and business, of Regina’s newest up-scale make-up line: Infiniti Mineral Make Up.

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ounded in 2006, the Regina-based make-up company was created to bring make-up back to basics by eliminating the excess fillers found in most make-up. Owner Lucinda Eilers’ enthusiasm for simplicity moves this company forward, by looking to the past. “Pure mineral make-up has been around for years”, explains Eilers.

Used in the early days of Hollywood magic, mineral make-up is being re-discovered today for its amazing coverage and lightweight feel. Eilers’ recognition of the need for simplicity in people’s daily lives combined with the needs of the market in Regina prompted her, along with son Judge who handles day to day operations, to pare back the formula to its most basic ingredients. “Life is complicated, and your make-up shouldn’t be”, she says. Today, Infiniti Face and Body Limited provides its clients in Regina and as far away as the United States with high quality mineral make-up without all the extras commonly found in drugstore brands.

“We don’t ever want to be the drug store brand,” said Eilers in an interview from her Regina-based store on Victoria Avenue. “We provide a good quality product without diluting the quality of our ingredients.” In contrast to most drugstore make-ups, Infiniti Mineral Make Up contain no additives, dyes, talc, perfumes, parabens or chemicals because the make-up is in powder form, and all the ingredients are inert; bacteria cannot grow in them as it sometimes does in organic and liquid-based make-up. Infiniti Mineral Make Up contains titanium and zinc, which make this make-up perfect for those of us with even the most sensitive or acneprone skin, and is suitable for all ages of skin. According to Eilers, her clients have been her best advertising as well as her primary source of motivation. Described by Eilers as educated, savvy, health- and environmentally conscientious consumers, her clients have prompted the creation of many of the Infiniti Face and Body products and have spurred the recent expansion into a body product line. In keeping with Eilers’ philosophy that natural is best, these new lotions and body products contain no perfumes, harsh chemical preservatives or detergents. “Our clients know what they want,” said Eilers, “and they asked us for what they saw lacking in the Regina market”. While the Infiniti Face and Body make-up and body lines are high quality products, Eilers manages to provide her clients with products without a high-end price tag. Knowing that affordability is sometimes a barrier to good skin care and good products, Eilers set out to provide equal opportunity for all Regina consumers. At

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Infiniti Face and Body, clients can make informed decisions about their skin care régimes, the products they apply to their faces daily, and save money. Because the products last so long (six months for most mineral powder foundations) clients make a real investment in Infiniti Face and Body products. Her clients are happy; they loyally return to her shop to see what is new. Infiniti Face and Body offers products for both women and men. The unscented shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion and moisturizers are perfect for anyone, of any age, that wants to feel good. Soft skin is appealing to everyone!

And, as if that weren’t enough, Infiniti Face and Body Limited manufactures most of its products right here in Regina. It’s local focus in production and its boundless customer service make Infiniti Face and Body Limited a highlight for the critical consumer wary of introducing chemicals to his or her body and to the environment. Infiniti Face and Body Limited helps makes you, and the city of Regina, more beautiful. FLR Located at 414 Victoria Avenue, available to help you Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m. In-home sessions or extended - hour appointments are also available. Look for the ever-expanding line of products at www.infinitifaceandbody.com.


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EXPERT ADVICE ON COLOUR

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Think back to the days when you had time to leisure in the sun…remember all those summer highlights that seemed to magically appear? Most of us don’t have the time these days for that luxury and also have concerns about the suns damaging rays on our skin and our hair. Even if you have those concerns or find those highlights are now coming in white or grey, it does not mean you can’t still have that sun kissed look! A multi-tonal foiling application with two or more colours brings the youth back out of your hair. Natural looking blondes and brunettes can be achieved this way. For those darker natural basses, add some face framing highlights for a striking contrast. Another great way to achieve the sun kissed look while disguising your natural colour as it grows out is to have a darker base fading into lighter ends. Redken showcased these techniques at their 2009 Symposium in Las Vegas. They alternated warm gold tones with their new Color Fusion cool Ash tones to make an overall complimentary look. Don’t forget to protect your colour with Redken’s new RCH Vanilla and Perfect Platinum Treatments. Get your summer look today! Shear Escapes has been featured in the Canadian Hairdresser Magazine and their salon continues to be involved in many community fundraisers and events. Get to know us better @ shearescape.ca.

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‘Tis the long-anticipated season of walks in the park, weekends at the lake, lounging by the pool, morning jogs, baseball tournaments, ice cream in the afternoons.....finally, indulging in the summer heat has begun! Considering our summer is short, well, with a few winter holidays tossed in, while maintaining the “tan” all year round, the majority of Canadians do not consider the toll that the hot weather and sun take on their skin. Worse, few of us have begun the search for anti-aging skin care and treatments to further prevent early aging and skin cancer with only 20% of us actually practicing proper skin care. It’s not only sun damage that may concern you. Not supplying your body with proper nutrients and exercise, driving in traffic daily, and working in unhealthy environments can also all contribute to robbing the skin of moisture and vital nutrients. This leads to an eventual but premature aging. Educated yourself now, so you won’t be too late to reverse the damage that may occur, especially on the face, neck and hands. There are plenty of unique alternative methods to bring out the “young” you, but be sure to do your research before having anything done. Seek a professional facialist or skin care educator who can determine what you should be doing to best take care of your skin. Be patient when starting any treatment, for as long as it has taken for the damage to transpire, it may take longer to break down the old and bring out the new. Yes, we want to look healthy, glowing, and young but there are other methods to bring out the beauty of your skin. Most know to avoid the sun during peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, but this is difficult when spending the day boating with friends or sipping lemonade on the patio. What can we do to prevent further sun damage? The craze for some time has been mineral makeup for a natural look, but don’t forget the added value of a natural sun block. Be sure to apply additional sunscreen to prevent pigmentation that turns into dark age spots. It’s never too early to begin a skin care regimen and if you do all the practices listed above, you’ll be getting a good start on skin care. Do what’s best for you and put your best face forward! 302-1304 Halifax St; 306.527.6169

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The vast array of shampoo and conditioners available can be overwhelming when trying to decide on the right one for you. Here are few hints to help you: Look at the list of ingredients. Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are frequently added to shampoo to cleanse the hair. Children or those who shampoo often or have chemically treated hair – coloured or permed – should stay away from sodium lauryl sulfate, the stronger of the two, as it is drying to the scalp and hair, and is not colour safe. Sulphate-free shampoos are just as effective in cleansing the hair and are milder on the scalp and hair. Sulphate-free is a more ‘green’ alternative, as well. Another ingredient to avoid is sodium chloride, or table salt, which is used merely as a thickening agent but is drying to the scalp and hair. Next, consider your hair type. If you colour, choose a colour-safe shampoo; these have a weaker concentration of detergents so they won’t wash your colour down the drain with each shampooing. If you have finer hair, steer clear of oilier shampoos that moisturize, as this can weigh your fine hair down or make it look greasy; look for volumizers. For thick or curly hair, oils and moisturizers are for you. The oils help control frizz and the heavier shampoo makes your thick hair easier to manage. If you swim, choose a clarifying shampoo, which is great for getting rid of chlorine build up. Blond or highlighted hair needs something with blue or purple to control brassy or orange tones. Use it every second time you shampoo to give you a shinier blond. To avoid flat or itchy patches, emulsify your shampoo. Instead of applying it directly to your hair, which often means globby application, rub it in your hands first to evenly distribute it on your hair. This also reduces the amount you will use.

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As for conditioners, select something that can be used daily. You can over condition, which makes it difficult to hold a style. Deep conditioners should be used only once a week. For extra conditioning, put a towel or plastic bag over your conditioned hair to trap the heat from the scalp and open the cuticle in the hair, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeper, giving you a beautiful crowning glory.

HAIR RESTORATION

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Dr. Richard Hatfield,MD

EXPERT ADVICE ON HAIR RESTORATION

Head Start Hair Restoration & Cosmetic Clinic, 306.522.3733

In 1988, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, in South Africa. I then graduated with a MD degree in 1994., also in South Africa. After post-graduate training in Surgery, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics & gynaecology, I left for Canada to pursue my dream. My dream was to help people in as many ways as I could and to help them fulfill their health goals and dreams. I started as a family physician, and continue to practice family medicine. In October, 2002, I started Head Start, a hair restoration and cosmetic practice. I started doing hair restoration alone and for this I was trained by Dr. Brad Wolf and Dr. E. Antonio Mangubat. I am a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) and have attended numerous conferences and live training workshops in hair restoration surgery and cosmetic medicine. I have subsequently branched out into many other areas of cosmetic medicine as a result of patient request. I realized that many of my patients in my family practice had moles that needed to be removed or veins that bothered them. We live in a harsh world that judges people on the outside. Many of my patients want to show the world how they really feel. Often a simple treatment makes a significant difference to the way others perceive you. I named my clinic Head Start because I believe that looking and feeling great will give you a head start in your life. Numerous studies show a direct correlation with earning power and physical attractiveness. Every day people make assumptions on us based on how we “look”. I have worked with colleagues internationally to bring Regina the latest technologies and advances in cosmetic procedures. Patients don’t have to travel to get the latest in cosmetic procedures. They can receive the most current therapies and treatments available today right here in Regina. In my career I have been astonished at what we can achieve with cosmetic treatments today. And each year we can do more. Come in and talk to us, we'd love to get to know you. We'd like to be able to help you look as good as you feel. Feeling good inside is the most important and we can help you achieve results on the outside that match that inner beauty! We provide hair restoration, new laser treatments, botox, chemical peels, injectable fillers, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, sclerotherapy,skin care therapy/products, and spa treatments.

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The Factory Optical Group is on the Grow

Factory Opticalʼs Super-Optical Store

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“We have ridden a growth arc for 8 years now,and are today on the cusp of ramping that up even further”, says Stephen McIntosh, Founder and President of the Factory Optical group of companies. “We have not however done this alone, and I personally take very little credit for it.”

From humble beginnings with one store at Victoria and Winnipeg streets in late 1999, the Factory Optical group has grown 2,400% over the ensuing 9 years, most recently having built the largest optical store in Canada, in Southeast Calgary and now building an even larger one in Edmonton. The “super-optical” store concept will further be replicated in each of Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg, before sights are to be turned to Ontario and south into the United States.

McIntosh specifically credits a loyal customer base “which has provided us a springboard with which to jump into new markets”. He further credits a committed group of employees, “We don’t lose people. Our incidence of employee turnover is about 1/15 of the national retail experience. With that you get permanence and customer continuity.” McIntosh goes further, “our Mission Statement is to grow a chain of neighbourhood stores. Adherence

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to this ideology has a subtle but profound effect on how we do things everyday.

With size, come economies of scale – huge buying power and 2 fully computerized lens manufacturing laboratories. These competitive advantages provide us the foundation for our everyday 2 for 1 designer eyewear deal. We pass our savings onto customers on a value added platform, where your contact lenses or prescription sunglasses or second pair of regular prescription glasses are free every day. But more than that, we need the employee retention to ensure top drawer service initially, and commitment to after sale service thereafter.

like to be our customer, and second, that they own the store they are in, has proven hugely effective for us.”

The Factory Optical story has not gone unnoticed, having last month been honoured with membership to the Quantum Shift Program in London, Ontario. “This Program is a collaborative effort between KPMG and the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, where they annually recognize on an invitation-only basis, 40 of the top entrepreneurial companies in Canada”.

We want to remember your name and be sensitive to the fact that every customer has different needs and expectations.”

The Factory Optical group has taken a unique approach to further that cause. “You could fit our Policies and Procedures Manual on a matchbox.

By empowering our people at every level to actually make decisions, by requiring them to spend every minute of every working hour imagining first, what it is

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The Quantum Shift Program provided McIntosh an intensive 7 day opportunity to learn from a World-class faculty and 39 very successful business people. "It was certainly an honour, but it was as well equal parts humbling and invigorating." McIntosh contends that his obligation to the marketplace is “is to get better every day, and attendance in the Program is certainly consistent with this”.

Quantum Shift Program trophy sponsored by KPMG & Ivey Business School of Western Ontario for top 40 entrepreneurial companies in Canada

The future continues to hold promise for this Regina-based retail chain. “I don’t believe that we have even scratched the surface of our potential” admits McIntosh. “I am trying to avoid clichés here, but the truth of the matter is that without the support from our customers and stakeholders in Regina and Moose Jaw, starting in 1999, we wouldn’t be having this discussion”.

Eyecandy Optiks

“We have simply taken advantage of what we perceive to be a gaping hole in the retail world”, says LorrieLynn Oleynik, General Manager of a start-up chain of high end sunglass boutiques.

Eyecandy Optiks is 5 months young, but is already being well received in the Regina marketplace with its boutique stores on Rochdale Boulevard and in the East Landing strip mall on Quance Street. “We are owned by the Factory Optical group, and that has given us a leg up in a number of ways,” admits Oleynik.

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“We are already dealing with most of the sunglass frame vendors on the optical side through the Factory Optical and Optiks International group, so our wholesale pricing is good.

By locating our Eyecandy boutiques in close proximity to Factory Optical stores, we are afforded a number of cross promotional opportunities. If you buy contact lenses from Factory Optical, we will provide you a deal on non Rx sunglasses. If you want prescription lenses in your Eyecandy sunglasses, we can do that for you through Factory Optical.”

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As with its parent company, the objective is to roll out a chain of high end neighbourhood boutiques. Oleynik adds, “there are a lot of retail locations out there that carry a smattering of sunglass product, but at Eyecandy, this is all we do, seven days a week. We likely have just about anything anyone is looking for. We price it right. We send our entire staff to every product seminar available to them because there really is a science to a lot of sunglass lenses”.

Factory Optical's claim to fame: its proprietary 2 for 1 everyday offer!

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Eyecandy Optiks, poised for growth, taking advantage of their affiliation with the Factory Optical group and committed to “doing things differently, every day.” FLR

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STYLE

HAIRSTYLIST EXPERT

EXPERT ADVICE ON HEALTHY HAIR

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Daniel Pritchard Owner, MYST Salon 2062 Cornwall Street (306) 525-4020

As the official salon for the 620 CKRM Rider Cheerleaders for the past two seasons, we know well that healthy full hair is a must! First, get a good product. While there are plenty on the market today that create fuller thicker hair, it’s important to how the product achieves this. Some may be too aggressive by removing too much natural oil from your hair. My favourite for volume and body is the Pure Abundance line from AVEDA. It is derived from natural products such as Kaolin Clay from northeastern England and organic acaia gum from Chad, Africa. Also use the accompanying conditioner, as this is what fortifies the volume and body. If you want to create the beachy waves that are in right now, or if you are using a straightening iron it’s important to use a thermal protective product. Nothing can damage and remove elasticity or body from the hair faster than a 400-degree iron. My pick is AVEDA damage control. Spray on towel-dried hair and style. A good styling tip for curling hair damage-free is to insert the curling iron midway through length of hair strand and take small sections. Curl towards scalp then feed the ends of hair in last. Heat for 10 seconds max on healthy hair. This technique protects your ends as they only get the heat for the last 10 seconds. For a beachy wave, insert iron closer to scalp area. Then wrap the hair around the outside of the barrel. With your fingertips, hold the ends around barrel for 10 seconds. Careful not to burn your fingers! Once you have finished all of your hair, very lightly break up the curls with your fingers. When you are at the beach, to protect your hair and colour from the harmful damaging UVA and UVB rays spray on Protective Hair Vail from the new Aveda Suncare line.

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The most important thing to remember to keep full healthy hair is to use good products. They are more expensive but they work! Ask your stylist. For more info. visit www.mystsalon.com.

HAIR COMMUNICATION

EXPERT ADVICE STYLIST CONSULTATION

lifestyles regina Todd Murray Owner SNAX SALON 1835 Scarth Street (306) 359-3242

How important is a consultation with your stylist? The consultation is probably the most important time you can spend with your stylist. The stylist will ask what your desired style is. From that point they will take into account several factors: SUITABILITY (does the style and/or color suit your face shape and skintone etc...),TEXTURE (ie. Thick, fine, wavy, curly, coarse etc...), TIME (how much can you commit on a daily basis? And how often do you have to have a trim?), LIFESTYLE (what do you need your hair to do at “work” and at “play”), PRODUCTS (if particular types of styling products are required to make your hair behave better and make your styling time easier, what are they and are you able to commit to using them). A good stylist will always discuss these factors with you and will work artistically within the boundaries of them to give you the best possible style that suits you and your lifestyle. The consultation does not always have to be lengthy but it does have to be complete. A great style that gives you confidence and makes you look and feel fantastic never happens by accident.

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Teaching Children

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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR TIPS FROM OXFORD LEARNING REGINA

It’s back to school time again. Kids who head back to school prepared to learn take less time to get back up to speed when they return to the classroom. In order to head back to school geared up for learning, it is necessary to get the cognitive wheels turning ahead of schedule.

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entally preparing to head back to the classroom is especially important after a summer spent on play-dates, hours by the pool or beach, lax bedtimes, and mornings spent sleeping in. It can be difficult for children to get back into the mood for learning, so the sooner that children get prepared to learn, the easier the transition to the classroom will be. Children’s minds are little sponges—their brains are never actually ‘off’. The easy-going summer schedule is greatly different from the structured academic-style schedule that they encounter at school. Transitioning between the two can be jarring and difficult. Kids can spend up to two months (TWO months!) simply adjusting to academic schedules— hours sitting at a desk, taking notes, listening to the teacher —rather than jumping into learning from day one. The first weeks of school are a critical time. The children who begin a new school year ready to learn from day one have a considerable advantage over students who spend the first month or so reviewing and getting up to speed. When kids start the school year ready to learn, they set the tone for the entire school year. There are a few things that can be done during the early days of school (and even in summer) to help make the transition back to the classroom smoother for all students.

• Reinforce the use of a day planner to record daily homework assignments, deadlines, after-school activities and upcoming quizzes and tests. You can even use an agenda during the summer to record social activities, chore times, bed times, and team sports—it’s a great habit that will benefit students all year round. • Keep set bedtimes and morning routines. If your child doesn’t have an alarm clock, the summer is a great time to introduce one.

Practice wake up times and morning routines so that by the time the first day of school rolls around, your child will be ready to roll out of bed—no rushing required. • Start homework, even before it’s assigned. Don’t wait for the teacher to send homework home to get into the habit of hitting the books after school. Begin making it a habit to review the day’s notes, organize the book bag and binder, and prepare for the next day. In the summer, students can write in a journal or read a book to get into the habit of having a set time to focus on academic pursuits.

• Meet with your child’s teacher and get to know the upcoming grades’ schoolwork and activities. Ask about reading lists or special projects that may be assigned. The early days of the school year may not be homework-intense, so why not use this time to get ahead in some reading? • Have a quiet place to study at home that is free from distractions. Keep reference materials, books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and school supplies such as calculators, pens and pencils nearby.

The earlier that families begin to implement good back to school routines, the easier the transition into the classroom will be. Good back to School routines lead to a successful school year. For more information on how to make this backto-school season a success contact Janet Klassen at 306-790-2000; regina@oxfordlearning.com

Founded in 1984, Oxford Learning uses innovative approaches to learning that have helped Canadian students to reach their educational goals. Customized programs based on the science of cognitive development help children to develop the skills that they need to succeed in school while they develop the confidence that they need to succeed in life. FLR

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Regina Community

CATHEDRAL

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STROLLING DOWN THE AVENUE

Just after graduation, in the late sixties, yearning for the independence of adulthood, I rented a suite (a euphemism for a two dingy rooms in a basement that would never have passed code) in a ramshackle three-storey house on the twentieth block of Garnet.

I quickly grew to love the neighbourhood that centered around the 13th Avenue Safeway store. Guarded by the Holy Rosary Cathedral that gave the area its’ name, the area gloried in its touches of bohemia and its idiosyncratic residents.

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atching the bus to and from work, carrying groceries in a canvas bag, sharing that house with several other young women just striking out in the world, I felt oh, so sophisticated and liberated.

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As neighbourhoods do, the Cathedral district waned in favour when new residential developments sprouted around the perimeter of Regina. It didn’t take long, however, for a new generation of homeowners to rediscover the distinctive architecture of ruddy brick

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structures like Sacred Heart Academy and the Connaught Library, surrounded by unique residences that ranged from tiny bungalows to majestic near-mansions. Meanwhile, entrepreneurial shops took root on the narrow, tree-lined streets, giving the neighborhood a European air that encouraged residents and visitors alike to explore the individuality of the area. In the 90s, following a fifteen-year hiatus from the city, I re-visited the Cathedral neighborhood, this time searching for a family home to buy. Although we didn’t find anything that suited us, I did quickly learned that the neighborhood I’d enjoyed so much in the late 1960s still offered a tremendous amount. I could easily imagine myself back in those first days of adulthood when I was, I confess, a “wannabee” hippie.

Another fifteen years have passed, and amazing things have come about in the Cathedral neighborhood, such as the renowned Arts Festival and the conversion of Sacred Heart Academy to tony condominiums. The area has the highest income level of all inner city neighbourhoods and is home to a thriving arts community. Offering a variety of relaxing and inspiring coffee shops and restaurants, galleries and stores, the streets adjacent to 13th Avenue invite visitors to spend an hour or a day strolling, sipping and shopping.

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Somewhat symbolic of the area is the Cathedral Village Freehouse. During the Industrial Revolution in England, most pubs were owned by breweries, which dictated what products they could serve. These establishments were known as “tied houses”. Gradually, publicly owned pubs appeared, and since they had no commercial connections with breweries, they were able to offer an unlimited variety of beverages to their patrons. Known as “free houses”, they became synonymous with free choice and independence, and the Cathedral Village Freehouse lives up to that philosophy. Their goal is to consistently provide high quality food and service in a self-expressive and creative atmosphere. The Freehouse is community-driven and encourages people to “Think Globally, Act locally”. Their ambience is trendy and casual with a menu that ranges from Mediterranean to Asian with lots of Canadian choices in between. Heading west along 13th, one finds that another restaurant has gained fame in the neighborhood. The patio at The Creek in Cathedral Bistro is the perfect place to bask in the warmth of a summer day. But even if cool temperatures force diners indoors, they can savour the fresh, contemporary menu and the calming décor. Seafood, chicken, pasta dishes and specialities such as Kowloon’s wonton soup and expertly prepared venison will delight the eye as well as the palate, and the attentive staff can help diners decide. Shoppers and strollers can also find several unique coffee spots on or near the Avenue, where specialty coffees or soothing teas add a finishing touch to an exploration of trendy gift shops and clothing outlets. Well-established shops share space with new ones; in the fall of 2009, a new addition to the scene will be Pur Natural Fashion, operated by Angie Smith-Young. “I’ve recently become more aware of having my clothing, shoes, beverages and food be ‘organic’ and ’fair trade’, she explains. “Organic means being free of pollutants and many people don’t understand that.” As a resident of the area, Smith-Young already feels a part of the community and wants to add to its strength. She will try to stock natural/organic fibers such as bamboo, soy and hemp, as well as organic cotton, which is grown without the use of pesticides. “A lot of cotton is grown with pesticides which not only harm the planet but our own well-being.” In contrast, soy, hemp and bamboo rid themselves naturally of bugs, and use only one-twelfth of the water that cotton uses. They are the most sustainable materials in the world, growing and spreading without anyone having to maintain them, just as wildflowers do. Smith-Young will offer high fashion clothing for men and women as well as an organic yoga line.

If you enjoy cooking and entertaining at home, Cathedral offers several speciality food stores, including one or two butcher shops and a couple that carry international groceries and cheeses. There are speciality take-out shops and a bakery, places to buy ice cream and chocolate, too.

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Clever business owners in the neighbourhood often combine concepts that complement one another, such as a café sharing space with an upscale kitchen gadget shop. The City of Regina website offers suggestions for self-guided walking tours, featuring scenic spots and notable architecture. As visitors explore, a wide range of goods are to be had along the way: clothes for ladies and babies, shoes for all, imported items. Home décor is available, and books to make an evening at home a delight. And then there are speciality and gift shops, each delightfully different.

Then there are the services, such as banks and insurance brokers, a library and grocery store. Style-conscious residents have a choice between several salons, each unique and offering a variety of aesthetic services. Whether you visit the Cathedral Village area briefly, or find a way to settle there for life, you’ll soon recognize that the area lives up to its name, and the Village lifestyle can banish stress even as it delights the mind and the eye and the palate. FLR

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Noodle Bowl (beef, chicken, pork, shrimp)

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started up along the Avenue and surrounding streets. There are artist-owned galleries that promote professional Saskatchewan artists, offering diverse works in a variety of media and a wide range of surroundings. Indeed, the Cathedral area has long been an enclave of artists, musicians and authors; and offerings from local talent can be found in several venues, as well as being showcased in such events as the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

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Jillian Bilawchuck

GO GREEN DESIGN & DECOR

Lifestyle Interior Design Columnist

AS DRY AS IT MAY SOUND, BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE MAKE FOR WONDERFUL INTERIOR DECORATING AND IS BETTER FOR OUR HEALTH!

We are all aware of the state of our environment and for the most part trying to do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle. But how do we incorporate living green into our homes and décor?

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hether you are renovating, redecorating or building new, there are many ways to preserve our environment. We can think big and go to solar panels and wind energy, but there are also simple and straightforward projects to use in our design plan that are easy on the pocket book and on the environment.

perfectly combine function and beauty, adding texture and depth to a yard, while providing environmental benefits by reducing the need for lawnmowers and sprinklers.

Reduce green house gas production while reducing water consumption in the yard with effective landscaping. Landscaping is a large part of one’s décor and is a main way to create curb appeal of a home.

condensation. Sky tubes reduce the amount of electricity consumption of artificial lighting by providing natural light. They are excellent for bathrooms, laundry rooms and walk-in closets where natural light is often lacking.

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Another good project for indoor spaces is sky tubes. They are relatively inexpensive, and with professional help, easy to install. The key is proper installation to prevent potential leakage or water

COLOR BALANCE TEXTURE RHYTHM SCALE

Rain barrels and rock gardens are great projects to incorporate into a landscape design. Rock gardens

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Ladies Boutique Gallery and Gifts

The Cranberry Rose Boutique is proud to be the exclusive Moose Jaw retailer showcasing Canadian designer, Frank Lyman’s latest collection.

Proprietor - Liz Craigen

Amid antique furnishings, soft chandelier lighting and French country home décor, you will discover the elgance and sophisticaion that is Cranberry Rose - a “must see” in historic downtown Moose Jaw. The experienced staff will assist you in choosing the ultimate pieces to build a

316 Main St. Moose Jaw ~ Saskatchewan S6H 3J9 Call: 306.693.7779 •

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new look for the coming fall season. Cranberry Rose has a select and affordable collection of special occasion and evening wear, as well as leisure, dressy casual and business attire. You can complete your outfit with designer purses, shoes and unique jewellery.

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REUSE

the perfect accent piece in any room.

Start by finding that perfect fabric that provides inspiration for your décor. Then have the wood stripped and refinished or repainted. To strip and re-stain is far more work but retains the character of the wood. Painting or lacquering is a much simpler process and creates a whole new look for the chair. Pictured is a old ottoman found at an auction that we refinished and re-upholster using recycled fur from my mother’s fox coat she bought when she was sixteen with money saved from her first job. This gave us the opportunity to give new life to both the ottoman and an important coat that has hung in the closet for the past fifteen years.

I come from a family that likes to re-furbish and re-use everything. As a child I had the same bedroom suite for more than fifteen years, and over its lifespan it was eight different colours. Antiques or furniture with sentimental value are the best items to reuse in your décor. A solid old chair found at a garage sale like a buried treasure or one passed down in the family is great because it is typically of superb quality, and has character (often overlooked because it’s outdated), but which can be reanimated by giving it a face lift, making it

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Also refurbishing an outdated, but solidly constructed dining room table and matching it with contemporary chairs can give a whole new look to the tired old dining room suite. Keeping the matching buffet and replacing the hutch with a grand mirror hung on the wall with the perfect vase and accessories, takes an outdated suite and makes it modern and chic. It also provides character to the décor and reduces the environmental strain of producing two new pieces of furniture.

RECYCLE

Wood is an excellent material to recycle, and people are finding innovative and creative ways to use recycled wood in their construction. I’ve had clients incorporate old beams salvaged from abandoned grain elevators into the frame of their new rustic lakefront home.

At an auction sale my husband and I bought hardwood salvaged from an old school, and installed it in our basement. Not only is it environmental, it provides a great story to tell guests. In the show home I’m

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currently working on, we’ve used recycled lumber from a closed mill in several projects. One in particular is the stairwell railing and posts that create a gorgeous feature in the home. Another is glass salvaged from an old commercial building, that we’ve used in the kitchen cabinetry.

I love incorporating old with new, traditional with contemporary. It provides depth and personality to the space. The key to being green and being a design diva is moderation and creativity. Your project should not consist of only old or refurbished materials and furniture, but the right combination of old and new.

Strike a compromise between being environmentally friendly, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing. It is possible to be all three with a little creativity and innovation. Weigh each decision carefully to determine what’s best for you and your project. If you can simply refurbish your existing cupboards with paint or stain and new hardware, then perhaps your budget can allow for granite countertops, making the project fall into all three categories while updating the look of your kitchen. FLR

For more info. and design ideas visit www.jilliansdesignelements.com. Jillian Bilawchuk

JILLIAN'S DESIGN ELEMENTS 14 High St E

Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0B8

WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM

Bus: 306-693-0673

History of Transportation Moose Jaw Western Development Museum Come join us for the ride!

Fax: 306-693-0682

• Gift Shop • Outdoor Picnic Area • Meeting Space • Planes, Trains, Boats, Automobiles • Snowbirds Aviation Gallery

“A must-see for everyone who loves history and discovery!” Quote Code M535 and receive $1.00 off admission price.

50 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw Phone 693-5989 www.wdm.ca Open 9am to 5pm daily (closed Mondays Jan/Feb/Mar)

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MOOSE JAW MUSEUM

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60 Years of Museum Memoirs – 1949-2009

IT’S THE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY, BUT THE MERE BLINK OF AN EYE IN GEOLOGICAL TERMS.

For the Western Development Museum, this year signifies six decades of serving as the major custodian and exhibitor of western Canadian contemporary human history. Officially created in 1949, fearing that the material evidence of a period of agricultural settlement in Saskatchewan might be lost forever, provincial legislators established the Western Development Museum Act.

David Klatt, Executive Director explains that in 2009, this diamond year, the WDM will be officially opening four major exhibits, one in each of its four branches, highlighting our first 100 years as a province. With concept work beginning more than 15 years ago, Winning the Prairie Gamble is the Museum’s largest and most ambitious exhibit

project ever, and will represent an important shift in focus towards inclusiveness of First Nations and Métis histories.

Throughout, the WDM has been blessed with a talented and dedicated contingency of staff and volunteers, visionary and holisticminded boards of directors, generous stewardship by the Province, the fervent support of its communities and, last but not least, you – the most enthusiastic and supportive patrons and visitors for which any cultural institution could wish.

Visit your Western Development Museum this year, and be part of the experience as we highlight events and accomplishments of our past, celebrate the present, and look forward to being part of an environmentally responsible and socially progressive future. FLR

While in Moose Jaw, Enjoy Your Stay at... Tourism Complex & Indoor Waterslides

#1 HWY & Thatcher Drive Toll Free: 1‐800‐854‐8855 Direct: (306) 693‐8888 Fax: (306) 692‐0041

• 40 Unit Motel with Direct Dial Phones and Cable Vision • 28 Single and Double wide 2 & 3 Bedroom Mobile Homes as Motel extensions • 75 Pull-Through Trailer Spaces with Full Hook-up, 25 additional with Water, Electricity and Unlimited Tenting area • Indoor Water Slide, Pool, Jacuzzi and Children's Pool • Mini-Golf & Playground • Restaurant for Family Dining • Banquet / Meeting Room • Confectionery • Tempo Service Station with Propane and Diesel • 142 Lot Permanent Mobile Home Park • Close to shopping Mall and Three Golf Courses

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LUMSDEN VALLEY MAGIC

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Katy LaVallee

LETTERBOX GALLERY – PRIDE OF THE VALLEY

Though the residents of Lumsden had been happy with their local post office since 1931, the increasing population of the town had finally made a new building a necessity. While the community realized the value of the more modern business, many worried about the fate of the historic and picturesque downtown building that was no longer used.

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hey needn’t have worried. On June 19th, 2004, Elmer Brenner and his partner, artist Garry Thurber, opened the Letterbox Gallery and Gifts and as they celebrate their fifth anniversary, business has never been better.

“I would never have known about this building if it hadn’t been for Garry,” Elmer admits with a grin. Garry had seen the artistic appeal of the structure and had brought his friend to see it. After a quick twentyminute inspection, the decision was made. The former Lumsden post office would become the future site of the Letterbox Gallery.

The renovation decisions had been just as easy to make. Even the choice of paint seemed fated. When Elmer and Garry had taken a variety of colour samples home to look over with their wives, they had returned at their next meeting to find that their favourite colour choice was within one shade of each other. “When everything clicks like that,” says Elmer, “you know it’s meant to be.”

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The official opening proved the truth of his words. More than 300 people attended the event and the flow of customers hasn’t stopped since. The gallery opened with three clearly set goals for itself and the art it carried. First, the artists must be from Saskatchewan. Second, the artwork must encompass a variety of both types and prices. “We want to carry everything from the $3000.00 vase to the twelve dollar pieces of jewellery,” says Elmer. Third, and perhaps most importantly, the gallery must provide a

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venue for artists who might not otherwise have a place to display their work.

Their decision to seek out the previously unknown artists provided two distinct benefits. It ensured that there would be no competition between the Letterbox and the established galleries for the more well known “big name” artists. It also ensured that, as word spread, the Letterbox Gallery would become known as “the” place to find unique artwork that could not be found elsewhere. Today, the artwork of 117 different Saskatchewan artists can be found inside.

When the gallery opened its doors that first year, the owners knew enough to set realistic, attainable goals for their new business. They looked at the income of one of the most successful galleries on the artistically acclaimed island of Salt Spring, B.C. and decided that if they could bring in half as much in their first year, they would consider the gallery a success. Within about six months, they had met their goal. Elmer’s pride in the gallery is evident as he talks about its achievement, though he doesn’t consider himself a major factor in that success. “It was just a situation of the right idea in the right place at the right time,” he says modestly. An artist himself, Elmer moved from commercial art and design to sculpting in stone. His sculptures can be found in the gallery, but his most well known piece is almost certainly the bust of Hippocrates that sits in the centre of the main entrance at the General Hospital.

Yet he is not merely a creator of art, but an avid supporter of the arts as well. Though he makes his home in Regina, he is a member of the Lumsden Arts Council and the current president of the Lumsden Chamber of Commerce. His goal is to bring more visitors into the town to experience its art and culture for themselves. “It’s a wonderful thing, to make art,” he says. “But if nobody sees it…” It is clear that his own passion is not only to sculpt, but also to share the beauty of Saskatchewan’s art with as many people as possible. Even when choosing a home, Elmer and his wife, renowned dermatologist Dr. Roberta McKay, showed their shared love of the arts. Their Regina apartment building on College Avenue was pre-

viously owned and renovated by Bob Howard, a professional photographer and friend of Elmer’s.

Their own apartment is called “The Attic,” and was designed with an abundance of natural light and artistic angles. As Elmer describes the apartment, he recounts his mother’s admonitions when he first voiced his desire to become an artist. She warned her son that artists often made such a meagre living they were forced to live in attics. Ironically, in a manner of speaking, her predictions came true.

Elmer and his wife also own the well-known heritage property next to the apartment building. The Kerr House has been owned in the past by such notables as the Seagram family and Francis Olson. Currently, Elmer is making plans to tear down the dilapidated carriage house attached to the building and construct another with the same structure and design as the original. It is obvious that Elmer applies his passion for the arts to every aspect of his life. His goal is not to gain fame for his own art, but rather to share and spread the love of art that has influenced his own life to as many people as possible. Consequently, a journey to the Letterbox Gallery and Gifts is a journey that will delight the eyes and stimulate the mind. With the abundance of stunning artwork in the gallery and the formidable knowledge of the owner to provide direction, customers are certain to find the perfect piece they’ve been searching for. In any season, inspiration can be found through the doors of Letterbox Gallery and Gifts. FLR

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SMALL TOWN PREPARES TO SHINE

Lumsden Duck Derby

Annual events allow communities to showcase their individuality and creativity to a large and diverse crowd, and the artistic community of Lumsden is no exception.

With the help of strong leadership and enthusiastic volunteers, Lumsden has organized some truly unique annual festivals that are well worth attending.

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y far the longest running event is the Lumsden Duck Derby, a fundraiser for the Lumsden Sports Centre. Every Labour Day for the last 21 years, up to 25,000 small numbered plastic ducks have traveled a one kilometre path down the Qu’Appelle River, with the first 20 ducks rewarding their owners with a prize. With a guaranteed top prize of twenty thousand dollars and a chance to win one million, the race’s popularity seems to grow every year.

The fundraiser was born in 1987 after the residents of Lumsden were told that their current rink’s structural problems made it unsafe to use. Many local residents were determined to find the means to build a new arena. When Ken Wade, former ticket manager for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, mentioned seeing a similar fundraiser, the Lumsden Duck Derby was born. Despite the inevitable problems that arose in that first year, the Duck Derby was an undeniable success. Each year then added new activities and events associated with the famous race.

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The Duck Derby celebration begins on the Saturday prior to Labour Day with a cabaret celebration for adults only. On Labour Day, volunteers wake early to begin preparations for the traditional pancake breakfast at the Lumsden Centennial Hall. Live entertainment begins soon afterwards at the River Park Campgrounds.

After a ceremonial parade to the starting line, the ducks are dropped into the water at 2:00 sharp and the suspense begins. At River Park, local musicians entertain the crowds while children enjoy face painting, a petting zoo and the many children’s activities throughout the park.

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artists and crafters showcase beautiful handmade wares and delicious specialty treats. Everything from handmade clothing and jewellery to rustic woodcrafts to canvas paintings can be found at pleasant outdoor booths around the park. There is something to please everyone in this unique showcase of Saskatchewan artisans. The winners of the race are announced, weather permitting, at 4:30 in the afternoon. While the race is almost always completed well within that time frame, opposing winds can occasionally extend the race slightly.

The Lumsden Duck Derby is a day of pleasant activities and family entertainment that supports a worthy cause for the community. Thanks to the support of the many volunteers that help to make the event a success, there is no more enjoyable way to celebrate the final long weekend of summer.

For the fifth year, Lumsden will commemorate the harvest season with the Great Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festival. This light-hearted event takes place on the final Friday and Saturday of September, and has earned Lumsden the title of “Saskatchewan’s Scarecrow Capital.”

When Bob Croft of Deer Valley learned of a maritime festival celebrating the scarecrow, he knew the idea would be perfect for Saskatchewan. The residents of Lumsden agreed wholeheartedly and a team of residents worked together to create the first Pumpkin and Scarecrow festival. One week prior to the event, homemade scarecrows begin to appear in yards throughout the town. The arrangements range from more simple and traditional single scarecrow displays to elaborately arranged groups of themed scarecrows complete with moving parts and music.


A cheerful circus with a spinning Ferris wheel, a raucous debate of electoral candidates, even Shrek and his fairy tale companions have appeared in front of Lumsden’s houses. It is a testament to the spirit of the community that even those who do not make scarecrows for the festival have taken to putting up purchased decorations to join in the celebration.

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The scarecrows are judged throughout the day on Friday, with a first and second place ribbon awarded in four different categories. Children, adults, businesses and those determined to create the most elaborate display each have their own grouping in the competition.

Friday evening, talented pumpkin carvers and crafters bring their best work to the Kinsmen Park to compete for first or second place in either the carved or painted pumpkin categories. As the sun sets, a crowd gathers to admire the display of glowing pumpkins and enjoy some family activities.

Saturday’s events open with a delicious and refreshing outdoor breakfast of pancakes, whipped cream, fruit and sausages. After breakfast, booths are set up throughout the park to house the Farmer’s Market, which operates throughout the day.

Trucks pulling low flatbed trailers with hay bale seating that the organizers simply call “people movers,” run tours of the winning scarecrows and many others around Lumsden for most of the day. From noon onwards, musicians provide free entertainment in the park as well.

Each year the many local artists in Lumsden join together in collaborative creation to provide beautiful and unique handmade benches for the festival. Early in the afternoon, the benches are auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Lumsden Historical Society.

The final event of the day is a dramatic pumpkin catapult competition. Teams bring their handcrafted catapults to a predesignated field where they test their creations for distance and accuracy. The thrilling event is a fitting conclusion to a festival designed to celebrate the old-fashioned ideals of participation and co-operation. Small-town festivals often reflect key qualities of the town itself. Lumsden’s annual celebrations showcase the love of the arts and the love of community that the town is known for. For those looking for a chance to experience the acclaimed music and artwork Lumsden has to offer, Lumsden’s annual events are the perfect opportunity to do so. FLR

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REALTY EXECUTIVES - FAITH REALTY MAKING YOUR HOUSE A HOME

According to Webster the definition of FAITH is clear: trust, confidence and a complete acceptance of a truth that cannot be demonstrated. Realty Executives - Faith Realty was founded by Wendy Joorisity on those key principles.

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hat’s exactly what you will get when you deal with Wendy and her team at Realty Executives - Faith Realty. It is that commitment to professionalism and customer service that remains the core of Joorisity’s business philosophy, and ensures that she consistently provides an exceptional real estate experience. “We strongly believe that our clients’ needs come first,” said Joorisity. “They can have faith that we will treat them fairly and honestly. Our experience has helped many families meet their needs and wants and, ultimately, made the dream of owning a home a reality.” “We believe in superior teamwork, mutual trust and respect,” added Joorisity. “We work toward understanding our clients’ needs, exceeding their service expectations, and consistently delivering on our promises.”

Grand Opening Realty Executives - Faith Realty Lumsden Office

Whether you are a first-time buyer, or looking for your dream home, Realty Executives - Faith Realty is a great place to begin. Their knowledge and experience will guide you through each step of the real estate process, including all the details before, during and after the sale. “Just making a sale is not the most important thing for us,” said Joorisity. “Many of our clients also become friends.” Joorisity believes that these satisfied clients will remember the special treatment they receive, and refer their friends and family to Realty Executives - Faith Realty.

Given the ever-changing real estate market, Realty Executives - Faith Realty also works countless hours to keep up with the latest trends, demographics and their customers’ most important values. Contributing to Joorisity’s success in real estate are her flawless customer service skills and multifaceted professional experience, as well as her meticulous care and utmost concern for the client – very apparent in everything that she does.

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While some home owners like to sell their personal home themselves, Joorisity believes that a licensed professional provides more than the service of helping you sell or find your ideal home. The Realty Executives — Faith Realty staff are expert negotiators, seasoned advisors and superb navigators of the local communities and neighbourhoods. As well, they offer their clients peace of mind with liability protection.

“How can one not fall in love with the Lumsden area,” added Joorisity. “It has so much to offer, such as the tranquility of rural Saskatchewan at only a short 15-minute drive from Regina.” It’s close to resorts, beaches, golf courses and market gardens. One of the many charms of the area is the beauty of the valley (the R.M. of Deer Valley), which is a breathtaking sight in the middle of the Saskatchewan prairie.

Evidently Joorisity is passionate not only about her job, but her community of Lumsden, too. She sits on numerous boards and committees, and is a member of the professional standard committee with the Association of Regina Realtors. “I have the greatest job in the world because I get to meet great people and show them places that I love,” said Joorisity. “Where I work is where I love to live.”

Whether you are looking to upgrade, or are reviewing the market for your first home, choose someone who wants to make a difference in your life. Put your faith in Wendy Joorisity and her team. Contact www.rexfaithrealty.com. FLR

Joorisity delivers the most comprehensive, innovative real estate service with superior results. “I only work within a 30 mile radius of Lumsden,” she said. “That way I can serve my clients properly.”

In addition to the picturesque landscape, Lumsden the Valley is well known for putting on events in which there is enormous community involvement. “Our community leaders really focus on bringing the area together with outstanding family events. Indeed, Lumsden has become a very attractive place to live. Most importantly, Lumsden provides homeowners the peace of mind of living in a safe and secure community.”

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REGINA MULTISPORT CLUB

COME SWIM, BIKE, AND RUN.TRY THE TRIATHLON. Mark Gibson, president of Regina Multisport Club (RMC), would like people to see the triathlon as a “great way to live life.We want people to feel good about themselves, and have some fun in our sport.You don’t need a lot of money. Just come and have a good time.”

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o participate, a person only needs a set of goggles, a swimsuit, a pair of runners, and a bike with smooth tires. “It’s as expensive as you want to make it. As a side benefit of getting involved with the sport, you end up healthy.”

The RMC has 325 members with women leading the pack as the fastest growing segment in the club. The average female member is between 35 and 45, and is a mom with one or two kids. Because there are three disciplines (swimming, biking and running), it fits really well into people’s busy lifestyles. “That’s why we tend to attract a lot of professionals; they like the flexibility of the sport.” A lot of athletes in their 60s and 70s join the Club as well. One member, Milos Kostic, is currently the 3-time defending world champion tri-athlete in the 60 - 65 year age group. The triathlon is a “senior body-friendly sport.” The athlete can choose the distance, and because there are the 3 disciplines, the training can be spread out and alternated.

Joining the Regina Multisport Club has several benefits: friendships, lifestyle enhancement, and access to training and support. “We have some absolutely fabulous coaches.”

The Regina Multi-sport Club (RMC) puts on six races and countless training sessions each year. Triathletes train during the winter preparing for the summer race season, which runs from May until the end of July. Few triathlons occur in August as many athletes train for the Ironman event in Penticton. However, Mark would like to stress that RMC is not an ironman’s club even though they have members who participate in the ironman. (More than 50 athletes from Regina are going to Ironman Canada.) The first official race occurs the first Sunday in May – the Brent Gibson Memorial Icebreaker at the University of Regina. This is one of the key races for the year, drawing about 140 competitors. The tri-athletes swim in the U of R pool, bike the campus, and run in Douglas Park. The RMC takes a lot of pride in this race named after one of the founders of the Regina Multisport Club who passed away in 2006.

The Club also runs the See Jane Tri (June 28). See Jane is a women’s only beginner race at Wascana Park, open to 140 women all new to the sport. “It’s exciting when you see someone who’s new to the triathlon who felt they never could do that. But they come in, they do this and they succeed and they have a great time.” Last year, See Jane raised $2000 for Breast Cancer Awareness. The RMC offers a 13-week training clinic coached by Laura Englund which leads up to the See Jane race. Laura gives the beginner the training she needs to compete in the See Jane. “It’s a fabulous way for us to get new members. We start them off with the basics. Then they do the race, and they have a great time.” The RMC hopes to offer more clinics like this focused on preparing for a specific race.

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The Regina Beach Triathlon (July 19th), which is the major triathlon the RMC puts on, expects between 150 and 200 competitors this year. “It’s just a fun, big race, and we’ve got some high hopes for it.” Doug MacKenzie of MacKenzie Plumbing & Heating has been a sponsor for years. He is a long time tri-athlete and Ironman. He and president of the RMC, Brent Gibson, started the Club about 20 years ago. The Regina Beach Triathlon offers the athlete a duathlon as well, which consists of a 5-km run, a 20-km bike, and a 5-km run again. “For those who are nervous about swimming, the duathlon gives people a chance to still compete in a multisport.”

The variety of distance that tri-athletes can attempt as they gain more experience and want to challenge themselves are: See Jane Tri: an entry-level race of a 300 m swim, 12 km bike, and 3.3 km run.

Try a Tri: a half a sprint triathlon of a 300 m swim, 12 km bike, and 2½ km run. The Sprint: a 750 m swim, 20 km bike, and 5 km run.

The Standard or Olympic Triathlon: a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run. Half Ironman: a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike, and 21 km run.

Ironman: a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, and 42 km run (full marathon run).

For the first time this year, RMC included a kids’ race: Kids of Steel (KOS). Seventy-six kids competed ranging in age from 6 to 16. Kids of Steel is a Canada-wide program organized by Triathlon Canada. “Triathlon Canada forbids us from training kids under

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eleven. They just want them to have fun. That way the kids don’t burn out. And so we put on clinics just for a weekend: come in, do some biking, some running, and some swimming. Then go play.”

Mark has a lot of praise for the people involved with RMC. “I’ve got this fabulous board and my vice president, Carole Morsky. We have a really good group of volunteers. We’ve also got some great sponsors.” To sum up the triathlon sport and RMC, Mark Gibson said, “Triathlon is an individual sport. When you’re out there, you’re on your own, but when the race is done, it doesn’t matter how you did. It’s the lifestyle, the friendships, the camaraderie, the shared suffering, and the shared victory.” For more information about competing and/or volunteering with RMC, visit their website: www.reginamultisport.com FLR


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TMD THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE

A man accompanied his wife on a visit to a surgeon. She had had eleven surgeries, three different jaw implants, and was suffering greatly. They sat in the surgeon’s office as he told the man, “There’s nothing wrong with your wife that a good shrink can’t cure.” When they got home they argued.The husband asked his wife, “He’s the expert, who should I believe — you or him?” upon which she went into the bedroom and shot herself.

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his anecdote is excerpted from a presentation by Terrie Cowley, President of the TMJ Association, to the 2006 TMJ Bioengineering Conference held in Boulder Colorado. It dramatically illustrates the frustration and pain, both physical and emotional, experienced by sufferers of Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints, which enable the jaw to move up and down, side-to-side and forward and backward under the control of a complex set of muscles. The combination of hinge and sliding motions allowing three-dimensional movements, and the fact that these joints are co-dependent, make these joints the most complex ones in the body. Located at the base of the skull, they are situated amidst the most sensitive and vulnerable areas of the head, at the convergence of our cardiovascular, neurological, auditory and ocular systems. TMJ problems, once considered dental problems, are now being recognized as a complex disease influenced by gender, genetic, environmental and behavioural triggers. An increasing number of practitioners within the health care community are aware that these symptoms, often unexplained, undiagnosed and therefore untreated, are related to a group of problems, collectively known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD).

In 1996, the US National Institutes of Health defined temporomandibular disorders as a collection of medical and dental conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint and/or the muscles of mastication, as well as contiguous tissue components. While conditions such as degenerative arthritis and trauma underlie some joint problems, for the most part TMD comprises a group of disorders with no common etiology. What the conditions have in common are pain and dysfunction of the jaw, but these, too, vary widely in extent and severity. TMD has been called “the Great Imposter”. This is because TMD symptoms closely resemble maladies of different origins. Chronic recurrent headaches as well as facial pain and dizziness are a common occurrence. Although a headache can be a sign of many kinds of health problems, frequent headaches are the most common complaints of TMD sufferers. In addition, people frequently suffer from ear symptoms including pain, ringing, buzzing, and loss of

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hearing. Clicking or locking of the jaw can make chewing, speaking or moving the jaw painful or difficult. One may feel their teeth do not touch when biting. Until recently these symptoms, appearing unrelated, were frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as migraine, tension headache, neuritis, neuralgia, or stress. When standard treatment for these types of disorders proved unsuccessful, patients were frequently labelled as hypochondriacs, and told “it’s all in your head”, or were dismissed as neurotic. Today, practitioners with proper training and diagnostic skills are sometimes able to pinpoint the cause of these symptoms and provide relief of symptoms, which may have been present for years. Some estimates would suggest that as high as 20% of the general population experiences symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder. Although all of these individuals may not have conditions severe enough to warrant treatment, many sufferers have developed such debilitating pain as to degrade the quality of their life, making family, social and business relationships difficult if not impossible. Methods for successful diagnosis and treatment of TMD vary from patient to patient and from office to office. Some problems may require a “team approach”, including several different health care practitioners working concurrently to help alleviate temporomandibular disorders. “We begin with the most conservative treatment available based on the individual disorder.” says Dr. Dennis Dodds, a Regina dentist who treats TMD. “Certainly, not every clicking joint requires treatment. However, joints that are causing significant pain and dysfunction and that are not responding to conservative home care can and should be treated with modalities including massage, physiotherapy, orthopaedics, orthodontics and, in the most severe cases, surgery.” If you suspect you may be suffering from TMD, finding the right care can be difficult. There is no certified specialty for TMJ disorders in either medicine or dentistry. You should initially consult your primary care Close up of TM joint physician, to rule out any other illnesses as the cause of your symptoms. In addition, your dentist may have, or know of a dentist who has additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD. FLR


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Kathryn LaVallee

METRO PET MARKET – THE NATURAL CHOICE

Animal lovers around the world know that a pet’s inability to speak does not inhibit communication.

A wagging tail, a sorrowful gaze and even a cocked ear can tell a loving pet owner how his dog or cat is feeling.With the depth of emotion that a pet can display, it is only natural that many owners come to love their dog or cat like family. Nobody understands that timeless bond between human and animal better than Kurt Jensen and Ross McNabb, owners of Metro Pet Market.

Nobody understands that timeless bond between human and animal better than Kurt Jensen and Ross McNabb, owners of Metro Pet Market. Kurt’s work in the health industry led him to investigate first-hand the destructive effect that over-processed, nutritionally incomplete commercial foods were having on animals. In November of 2007, he and Ross opened the first and only “health food store for pets” in Regina. With the help of some respected holistic veterinarians and a great deal of selfeducation, Kurt and Ross determined the optimal components of the dog and cat diet. They then began to conduct exhaustive research into the many different pet health foods available.

“We don’t make compromises,” Ross says with finality. While he and Kurt strive to be as eco-conscious as possible and do carry many local products, their determination to carry only the best in pet foods means that some of their products are shipped in from across Canada and the United States, and even as far away as New Zealand. Yet regardless of where the products come from, each item has passed Kurt and Ross’s rigorous screening process to ensure that it meets their incredibly high standards of quality.

Commercial pet foods have been linked to a bevy of health problems in pets. The low amount of protein in most dry foods is a major cause of pet obesity. The lack of moisture in commercial dry cat food is thought by most holistic veterinarians to be the main cause of kidney stones, diabetes and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. While large manufacturers of pet food encourage

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consumers to continuously feed their pets the same food, such monotony has been linked to pet allergies and serious nutritional deficiencies. “We’ve seen problems ranging from excessive shedding to diabetes,” says Kurt. The mass-produced dry foods that are so popular among consumers consist mainly of cheap grains such as corn, wheat and soy.


As disturbing as the thought is, Ann Martin, author of “Food Pets Die For,” states that many by-products of pet foods in North America may actually contain diseased animal tissue. Despite the fact that these commercial foods are judged by current standards to be “100% complete and balanced,” the increasing health problems pets are developing would seem to contradict that claim.

Holistic veterinarians are working hard to discredit the myths associated with a high protein, whole food diet. Just as a wide variety of foods can optimize a human’s health, so too can a range of high-quality pet foods ensure that a dog or cat is at its healthiest. While meat is certainly the most important ingredient in any pet’s diet, certain vegetables can provide variety and trace nutrients to an animal.

Raw bones are one of the most natural and healthy treats for a pet. They provide animals with calcium, phosphorous and many essential trace minerals and amino acids. The hard gnawing helps to keep teeth clean as well. Cooked bones, especially those of birds, can be a choking hazard for animals, so only raw bones should be used.

Clearly, there is a strong evolutionary argument for a high-protein diet of whole foods, not to mention a multitude of reasons to avoid massproduced dry foods. But what are the visible health benefits of such a diet? Owners have reported such changes as less shedding, less body odour and more energy. Customers have even reported that their pet’s urine no longer damages their grass. The results are even more dramatically visible in older pets. Some owners simply claim they can “just tell” that their pet is healthier and happier. “It’s pretty rewarding to hear things like that day after day,” Ross admits with a smile.

While Kurt and Ross focus mainly on providing healthy, natural dog and cat foods and treats, they do carry other products as well. Their collection of pet toys and accessories is subjected to the same strenuous

screening process as the food. The toys are free from harmful chemicals and by-products. Collars and leashes are designed to be incredibly durable. The store carries the only dog harness endorsed by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In support of the Humane Society and the many other animal shelters throughout Canada, Metro Pet Market does not sell pets. The owners believe that the irresponsible breeding practices that can result from pet store sales need to be stopped. The 10,000 unwanted dogs and cats that will be euthanized this year would no doubt agree. Kurt and Ross encourage those looking for a pet to either check their local shelters or personally meet with purebred breeders to ensure that their practices are responsible. Indeed, they donate very generously to shelters, rescues and the community. Metro Pet Market also carries a large collection of gifts for the pet lover. Wallets, cologne, even custom pet portraits can be found within. The unique variety is certain to delight any animal owner.

Yet perhaps the best thing about Metro Pet Market is the care the owners put into finding the perfect food and toys for a pet. They carefully consider the breed, age and temperament of the animal before making recommendations designed to optimize a pet’s health. They also carry a complete line of nutritional supplements to ensure a balanced diet.

The commitment of Metro Pet Market’s owners make it clear why the business has enjoyed city-wide recognition as the “Best Pet Shop” and “Best Local Shop” in the Prairie Dog’s Best of Regina Awards. As more and more pet owners come to recognize the numerous dangers of a commercial diet and the numerous benefits of a natural one, the popularity of the store is certain to continue to increase. With the dedicated and knowledgeable owners driving the business, Regina’s fourlegged residents have the promise of a happy and healthy future. FLR

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EXPERT ADVICE ON OSTEOPOROSIS

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Spiro Kangles

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Pharmacist/Owner The Medicine Shoppe

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. The bones weaken when there are low levels of calcium, phosphorus, and other materials in the bones. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture, particularly of the hip, spine and wrist. Osteoporosis can also accompany endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, and result from excessive use of drugs such as corticosteroids. Osteoporosis is sometimes known as “the silent thief” because bone loss occurs without symptoms. People often don’t know they have osteoporosis until fracture occurs. The good news about osteoporosis is that it is never too late to do something about it. For women who haven’t reached menopause, they can take measures to prevent osteoporosis. Ensuring regular exercise, losing excess weight, and supplementing with 1500MG of calcium and 1000IU of vitamin D daily is essential. For women near or past menopause, bone density screening tests can help detect early stages of the disease. In the early stages of bone loss, the patient usually has no pain or symptoms. Once bones have weakened, symptoms may include back pain, loss of height over time with accompanying stooped posture, and fractures of vertebrae, wrists, hips or other bones. In addition to the above interventions, medications administered once weekly exist which help mitigate further bone loss resulting in a decreased risk of fracture. If you’re concerned that you may be at risk or you just want some more information about lifestyle modifications and supplementation ask your local community or Medicine Shoppe pharmacist! The Medicine Shoppe, 5928 Rochdale Blvd, Regina, SK S4X 4J7 PH: 775-1343

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BOJICS BASEMENT

EXPERT ADVICE ON FITNESS

B.Ed., (HME), CEP, PK CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, Professional Kinesiologist

Lee Bojic, R.M.T. Remedial Massage Therapist

Fitness with Passion and Purpose Originally from Sydney, Australia, I’ve been trying to inspire others for over 15 years to embrace physical fitness and live active healthy lifestyles. My journey has taken me through all aspects of the health and fitness industry – I’ve worked at the venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, health and fitness clubs, as well as physical rehabilitation clinics. I have extensive experience in developing and delivering a wide variety of fitness programs including those for accident and injury prevention, school groups, sporting groups, elite athletes, corporate clients and individuals with special needs. In 2008, I began seeing clients in my home office. With a big vision and a few renovations, I converted a 1,500 square foot basement into a full service fitness studio and massage clinic. Along with my wife, Lee (R.M.T.), we have successfully thrown ourselves into our new venture. I have put a huge emphasis on supervised fitness training. Recent research shows that when people have personal contact with a qualified fitness professional, they’re able to achieve greater gains in fitness. I believe that supervised training makes a big difference, particularly when someone else is taking an interest in seeing the outcome. In 2007, the American Medical Association (AMA) offered this message for consumers: “Exercise is not just an option; it’s a necessary, active and direct way for all of us to maintain good health, avoid illness, improve [the] quality of our lives, reduce healthcare costs, and extend life expectancy. It’s a prescription for better health and lower healthcare expenditures – by individuals and by our nation as a whole.” This approach has inspired me to promote fitness to function, which is very different from images of tight abs and bulging biceps.

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I have also discovered a niche market – supervised fitness training for families. Families that play together stay together, as well as stay fit together. Incorporating the needs of the whole family provides a variety of exercises that encourages regular activity and stimulates social interaction within the family. Lee and I have combined the best of our years of experience into a warm and welcoming atmosphere where people come to get healthy, not just fit. Contact Information: Ph: (306) 537-6557 Email: bojicsbasement@hotmail.com

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Dr. Richard Hatfield,MD

EXPERT ADVICE ON WEIGHT LOSS

One Body One Life

For years, I’ve worked closely with people who have had struggles with managing their weight. Increasingly, I saw a need to help his patients overcome their obstacles with their weight and help them be comfortable inside their own skin. For over ten years now, I’ve been studying how people have been trying to lose weight and how numerous weight loss plans and diets have failed them. Finally, with over twelve years experience as a family physician working with obesity every day, Dr. Hatfield One Body One Life has been launched. This programme has been designed to succeed where others have failed. Dr. Hatfield has the personal experience, the staff of professionals and the dedication to help you achieve all your weight loss goals. With us, you will lose the weight you want to lose, your family will reap the benefits of healthy living too. We understand the journey to optimum health and weight is a long term one, so we want you to maintain all the joy you will experience as you lose weight and get your health and life back. For this reason membership to the Dr. Hatfield club is a lifelong one. We will never forget why you found us and we understand that the ongoing need for guidance,support and trust-as in any family, is vital for long term success, happiness and health. Here at Dr. Hatfield Health and Wellness Centres we understand that you only have one body and one life. We want it to be a long, healthy and prosperous life. That is why we are here, to help you every step of the way. Contact Information: Dr. Hatfield Health and Wellness Centres. 1.877.702.7979

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DR. GORDON DEAN, DMD 398 McCarthy Blvd. N.,

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Saskatchewan Success Story at Minard’s Leisure World! Minard’s Leisure World is located in Weyburn, Sk. (just an hour south on Albert Street!).

Although the business started out small, it has grown rapidly in 5 years because they recognized early on that they needed to expand their RV selection beyond the one line they started with (Kustom Koach) to fulfill customers’ needs and desires!

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couple of things you will find when visiting this dealership is first, they like to have FUN! Their philosophy….. RVing is fun so shopping for an RV should be enjoyable as well, in a relaxed atmosphere. And secondly, the entire staff is on board to look after you. They all take an interest in their priority: putting their customers in the right RV – not just any RV. Minard’s now carries a large variety of Travel Trailers and fifth wheels right from the super light weight expandables to the top-of-the-line luxury of the Escalade. With hundreds of RVs to choose from, they believe that they can meet any customer’s needs. They’ve even had to put an addition on the main building to allow more service bays, and more certified RV technicians in order to properly serve their expanding customer base.

If you are looking for accessories – there are plenty to choose from in that department as well. Everything from cool lights, to over-the-fire pie cookers! In June, 2009 Minard’s Leisure World was presented with some extremely prestigious awards! At the KZ meetings they took home the #1 Dealership in Canada, the #1 Dealership in the mid-central region, and the #2 Dealership in all of North America. This is against some extremely strong competition in both Canada and the US. They sell mostly to southern Saskatchewan such as Regina, Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Estevan, but has sold as far away as the Yukon, so they are well known!

Success is summed up by the owners, Gene and Susan Minard: If you have a passion for your business, a strong work ethic, and a desire to keep your customers happy, you will be successful. They wake up every morning and look forward to what they do – who could ask for anything more? FLR

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S2V 1B6 – Saskatchewan’s Rurban address

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Imagine living a seven-iron from the tee box or a solid driver from a new clubhouse boasting a diverse menu of delightful appetizers and satisfying entrees. For residents of Saskatchewan’s hottest new community it’s not something requiring imagination – it’s an every day life experience.

a members’ only private course or one that would cater to a mix of members and public players. After a few seasons the course’s popularity as a tournament host left no doubt: it would cater to members and green fee players. The clubhouse design flowed from that basic premise along with its other reality as the principal dining out destination for the growing number of citizens in Deer Valley. The clubhouse is the perfect complement to a course that is, without a doubt, the most visually appealing and modern track in the Regina area, adding further to Deer Valley’s reputation as the best golf value in Western Canada for the occasional duffer to the seasoned player. With a membership price of less than $3,000 annually including a cart and practice range, no course in the West, public or private, can match Deer Valley for its remarkable package of a quality golfing experience and membership privileges. “You want the balance to be appropriate for the daily traffic but still be in a position to handle a tournament crowd,” explains Deer Valley Chairman and General Manager Cameron Johnson. “We spent a couple years finding the balance.” The main dining room “People say the clubhouse is a lot more than what they expected” can handle roughly 130 people with another 40 chairs on the deck offering the best view of any southern Saskatchewan golf course verlooking the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley, that unmiswith a menu serving up what he describes as upscale dining in a takable signature of glaciers that retreated in millennia long casual environment. passed, Deer Valley is a symbol of the new Saskatchewan: Johnson says most people think of the facility as a golf clubit’s a blossoming community on the move with more than 60 houshouse but he hopes to see it become home to weddings and corpoes now occupied and 200 residents calling it home. rate events such as board meetings Deer Valley residents enjoy a perfect blend of serene rural life or Christmas parties. “Most people and those memorable vistas that only Saskatchewan can deliver but say the new clubhouse is more than with all the urban benefits of being a bedroom community of the they expected. We never captured provincial capital and a few minutes’ drive to neighbouring the views before, something we kept Lumsden. Call it the quintessential rural setting but with a catch – in mind in its design,” he offers. it comes with all the amenities of both a bustling town and a major “We strive for good food, good city only moments away. It’s the ultimate in rurbanism: breathtakservice, reasonable prices,” Johnson ing views and sunsets, a world class golf course complete with fine continues. “We try to make dining and the big city next door. our food from scratch, not The Deer Valley lifestyle has been growing in popureheat pre-packaged meals “Along with larity in the last two years as the entire first phase of lots from food service supplithe impressive were scooped up, prompting developers to put additional ers.” We want to provide a land on the market. At the same time, the golf course – view, top quality experience for the centerpiece of the original designer’s vision – golfers but also be able to the clubhouse enjoyed a significant upgrade over the winter with the meet the needs of the corpoaddition of a new clubhouse. The design is the result of features equally rate community and people spending half a decade drawing impressions based on the holding weddings as well as memorable way people use the golf course and community centre. being the local restaurant for food The Clubhouse the people of Deer Valley and service.” and Lumsden,” Johnson When the Deer Valley golf course was first opened, concludes. the founders didn’t know if it would ultimately become

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Sense of Community It’s got everything we want and more. Those are the words Regina business owner John Heaps, one of the first Deer Valley residents, uses to describe the rurban lifestyle offered by the province’s hottest new address. “We wanted to live out of town but not on an acreage,” Heaps says of their decision to build at Deer Valley eight years ago, a place where he could enjoy the benefits of country living without the maintenance and work required to keep up an acreage. Having all the utilities is an added bonus but, most of all, “the peace and quiet is unbelievable.” When he “People say the clubhouse is a lot more than what they expected.” first decided to explore the Deer Valley option Heaps took his father, a Regina resident since 1951, to see it. “He didn’t know that area existed before.” Well, Deer Valley and its breathtaking scenery are no longer a secret. Heaps says he hasn’t regretted his decision for a moment. “I would have trouble moving back to the city. Out here you’ve got some privacy.” Commuting to the city on a daily basis is no issue either. Noting that it takes him 22 minutes to travel door-to-door, he suspects many city residents spend as much time on their commutes as well but he has one added benefit city folk don’t. “The drive is the most beautiful part. The scenery is breathtaking year round.”Housing Surge If the golf course is the soul of the Deer Valley community, the residential development and citizenry are its heart. And its heart is growing. The first phase of the residential development, along the course’s front nine, featured 80 individual lots. When all were scooped up, a dozen acreages – ranging in size from the two to four acres apiece – came on the market. All but one have been taken up, leading to the development of White Tail Ridge on the course’s back nine featuring 20 lots from 70 to 115 feet wide with a depth

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of about 150 feet. “As the development steps down the valley slope, the majority of the home sties have been designed as walk out lots,” explains Leon Friesen, President of the Westridge Group that is developing the new lots. Noting that all the lots are designed to assure an unobstructed view of the expansive valley on the homes’ south and west exposure, Friesen adds “we have developed a set of architectural guidelines for this development that incorporate flexibility with higher end exterior finishes. This is going to be a spectacular development.” With a starting price of $113,000 for a walk out lot, the White Tail Ridge properties offer an extremely attractive value when compared to walkout lots in the city running at $200,000 or more for lots only fifty feet wide. The Westridge Group, which began two decades ago as a general contractor, parlayed that success into a housing division six years ago with projects such as south Regina’s Wintergreene Terrace and a new 19-unit townhouse project being built on lands adjacent to Western Christian College. White Tail Ridge is the firm’s latest project overseen by the development division formed three years ago. Friesen is particularly proud of the new White Tail Ridge project which mixes rural tranquility with an opportunity to create truly unique residential properties. “There’s lots of room to be creative,” he explains in noting that each lot is unique. But the one thing they all share is the picturesque view and tranquility which inspired the company’s slogan: Welcome to Your New Backyard. “There’s an opportunity to design and build some very unique homes,” Friesen says, adding this rural setting offers the best of both worlds. “The subdivision has paved streets, curbs, sewer and water, cable …the same amenities as in the city.” FLR


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City of Regina

GREENING THE CITY – THE PRAIRIE WAY

TRY THIS BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY TO DESIGN YOUR YARD. There’s no better way to beautify your yard and your neighbourhood than to have trees, flowers and other plants around your home.The key is to select the right plants for your yard.You may also consider some low maintenance options to save water and effort.

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efore you decide exactly what trees, grass or flowers to plant in your yard, you should closely examine the soil and growing conditions in your yard. And decide where you will be planting, based on available space and growing conditions, and how it will complement your yard and home.

Once you have assessed your site and know what varieties of plants or trees can grow best in your yard, you can begin to narrow down your choices in order to find the perfect landscaping. To help you, ask yourself if there is a particular purpose for the landscaping in your yard, be it to increase the aesthetics, to create shade and reduce cooling costs, to block wind and reduce heating costs, to create privacy or to block an unpleasant view, or even to attract birds and beneficial insects to your yard. One option is xeriscaping.

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping means, “water conservation through creative landscaping.” This kind of landscape provides many benefits to the environment and even contributes to the well being of the homeowner. Since it reduces outdoor watering requirements during the summer, you can be sure you are saving money and doing your part to conserve water in your community. A xeriscaped yard can often look better than the common turf-like landscape, as well, and doesn’t involve much of the usual maintenance required, such as watering, mowing, fertilizing and weeding. Even in winter, your yard will provide tremendous colour, variety, and beauty.

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Choose the right xeriscape plants

Like any successful landscape, xeriscaping requires careful planning and a good design. Since Regina doesn’t get a lot of moisture, xeriscaping relies on native plants and plants from similar climates that are drought-tolerant. Learn more about the many perennials, annuals, vines, shrubs and trees commonly used in Regina xeriscaping projects by requesting the City of Regina’s Xeriscape Handbook on the City of Regina’s Website at www.regina.ca.

Xeriscape Demonstration Site

To promote xeriscape, the City of Regina, in partnership with Dr. A.E. Perry School, created a demonstration site at 93 Lincoln Drive in the late 1990s. The xeriscape site, located in the front yard of Dr. A. E. Perry School, features about 45 different plants, a false creek and footbridge, and a “quarry amphitheatre with a teacher’s rock” for outdoor classes and lessons.

The site uses mulch and organic matter to retain moisture in the soil. It also groups plants with similar water requirements. For example, dianthus, silver mound and day lilies are grouped together as they’re sun-loving and drought tolerant. However, the irises, baby’s breath and roses at the site grow better with a little moisture, which is why they’re situated near the false creek in the site design. Information courtesy of the City of Regina. Visit the website or call Service Regina at 777-7000. FLR

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NOBODY KNOWS BETTER THAN A GOLFER HOW IMPORTANT GOING FOR THE GREEN IN LESS STROKES TRULY IS, SO HERE’S A FEW CONCEPTS TO GET YOU THERE AND BETTER ENJOY THE GAME.

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How many times have you been told keep your head down and your eye on the ball? If you’ve spent any time on a busy driving range you’ve likely had a few misguided golf tips. Garth has 54 years of golf experience starting at age 8 at the Murray and TorHill golf courses where he worked and played. In 1992, Garth opened the Zummack’s Personalized Golf Academy providing personalized golfing programs to beginners, recreational and advanced golfers year round. Garth has provided over 20,000 lessons over 17 years. For your personal golf instruction call Garth Zummack at 757-7266.

n my 17 years of coaching individuals, I’ve always surprised my students on how misguided these two golf tips are.

First, good posture is the foundation of a sound golf swing. It’s your posture that dictates your swing plane. With your head down you’ll never have good posture. Keep your head relatively still, rotate around your spine, your head is part of your spine.

A good golf swing goes around the head. Most recreational golfers have the habit of the head going

with the swing, resulting in miss hit shots – topping, whiffs, thick shots, etc.

Top players concentrate on executing a good golf swing. The ball just gets in the way of a good swing.

And how about keeping your eye on the ball. If that were true, the blind would never play golf. Top players don’t focus on the ball. Instead of keeping your eye on the ball, focus on the leading edge of the club face. It sits on the turf, so does the golf ball. Club must return where you set it. That is the top of the turf. Again concentrate, the ball gets in the way of a good swing. The practice swing is perfect proof. There is no ball that you can hit, so it’s not in your thoughts. How many times have you said “I wish my regular swing could feel as good as my practice swing.”

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So the next time you find yourself on a busy driving range with golf tips from the misguided, forget about the unsolicited advice. It usually only serves to confuse you more. Instead, seek out advice from a professional golf instructor. A few well timed individual lessons will help you enjoy your golf game. FLR

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VICTOR CICANSKY: ART ROOTED IN REGINA by Edward Willett

Victor Cicansky’s sculptures of bonsai-like fruit trees, jars of potted pottery preserves and vegetables comfortably ensconced in armchairs are sought by collectors across Canada and around the world. But despite a national and inter-national reputation and a career that has seen him study and teach in locations as disparate as Nova Scotia and California, in his heart he remains, always and forever, a Regina boy.

“It’s all about place; where you grow up,” he says: which in his case means the east end of Regina, “the place we called the Garlic Flats – sparsely settled, unpaved roads, no sewer or water, small houses.

“The main features of the area were the gardens people kept. There were gardens that surrounded the house, and in addition we had gardens north of the CPR tracks where my parents planted the big root crops: potatoes, beets, cabbages, carrots – things people would keep over the winter or vegetables that they would process.”

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One of his first toys as a child, Cicansky said, was a shovel that his father had forged for him: a toy, but also a way of introducing him to the work of the garden, digging and planting. “That kind of stuck with me,” he says.


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Born in 1935, Cicansky quit school in Grade 9 to work in construction. But he always loved to read, draw, paint and make things, and after seven years of hard work – sometimes in winter weather so bitterly cold he had to thaw his sandwiches over a fire before he could eat lunch – he went back to school at Regina College.

His first goal was to complete his high school matriculation, but very early on he became interested in art, as he walked through the studios in the College Avenue building. “I’d tell myself, ‘I could do better than that,’” he recalls. He wasn’t thinking of becoming a professional artist yet, but along with his senior matriculation classes and then his first year of Liberal Arts classes — English, history, science, etc. — he also began taking elective classes in pottery and drawing. He enjoyed them, but “I still never thought of it as a way of expressing myself.”

Still uncertain as to what he wanted to do, but broke and keen to avoid going back to construction, he decided to study education. He received his bachelor of education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 and of arts from the University of Regina in 1965. His interest in art had never flagged, however. Among the subjects he taught in his early teaching career was art, and he soon decided it was time to study it more seriously himself by taking graduate courses. On a trip to Montreal to attend Expo ‘67, he heard about the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Island, Maine. Bob Arneson from the University of California was one of the teachers there, and after looking at Cicansky’s slides of the work he’d been doing in Regina, told him, “You have to come to California.”

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“I wasn’t getting a lot of traction [in my work] here because although I’d learned a lot of pottery skills and enjoyed them, it was something else I was interested in,” Cicansky recalls. “I would take the pottery and try to subvert it, making teapot sculptures that wouldn’t work, and casseroles that were torn apart [with] the contents spilling out, really idiosyncratic stuff. “It was really subverting some of the sacred cows of pottery, that pots have to be functional, have to be glazed a certain way, etc. All those things are wonderful but they [didn’t] mean anything to me.”

Cicansky took Arneson’s advice and enrolled at the University of California, Davis, in 1968, studying history and English literature, with a lot of art classes on the side. “At that time, U.C. Davis was known as the funk capital of the world,” Cicansky says. It was a place where people influenced by the Beat generation of the 1950s and early ‘60s were challenging some of the big art movements, most notably Abstract Expressionism.

“The whole movement on the west coast was to work from your own experience, which was right up my alley,” says Cicansky. “One of the things that bothered me was this idea that there was this art theory out there and you had to somehow conform to it.” He says he was more interested in recognizable things he could connect to, like W.O. Mitchell’s imaginary but very real Saskatchewan town of Crocus in Who Has Seen the Wind, than in “some elaborate theory concocted in New York.” It was “probably the best time in the world ever to be in California at a university, trying to find what it was you wanted to do. The school was flush with money, there was a lot of energy and excitement, and there were new ideas – ideas that challenged the

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establishment. You’re confronted with questions, ‘What do you want to do? What are you about? What are you interested in?’ “So I’d think about Garlic Flats and how I could express the place where I grew up. What could I say about the garden, and growing things, which always fascinated me? “It’s a bit of a struggle; you go through a lot of processes. You try this and that. It’s like researchers who go through a lot of research all of their lives before they capture what they are [truly]interested in.”

But one day, while relaxing in a chair at U.C. Davis, Cicansky remembered something he’d seen at his grandmother’s house when he was a boy: a huge cabbage sitting on a chair and some giant beets on the table. “She made some joke about even cabbages needing someplace to sit,” Cicansky says. Out of that image came some of his early Armchair Garden pieces. Some of his earliest depictions of outhouses also date to those early days at U.C. Davis. “Those kinds of things were the early experiments that led me to all this stuff,” he says, gesturing at his studio, packed with art in various stages of completion.

Master of Fine Arts degree in hand, Cicansky returned to Regina, where he was offered a job teaching at the University of Regina. “We lived in a little house on Cameron Street and started a garden that was probably ten by ten [feet],” he says. He and his wife also soon became part of a group of people seeking to move out of the city to try living off the land. For $1,500 he purchased the old Craven School House close to Last Mountain Creek, and began gardening “in a much bigger way.” “We did a lot of canning,” he remembers. “One Christmas I was holding up a jar of sauerkraut, thinking, ‘Isn’t that a beautiful thing,’ and got the flash that I should try to make something [like this] out of clay.” He was drawn to the thought of preserving — not just preserving food in cans, but preserving clay by firing it. “These things last for thousands of years,” he points out.

“I came up with the idea of making jars that looked like jars of preserves. It seems like a simple enough idea, but to actually work it out...it’s all about form and colour and shape. “It’s been one of the

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things I’ve been doing since ’73. Each year or every other year I add a new jar or another version. People never stop buying them and they’re still a lot of fun. When I’m between big [projects], I’ll sit down and just cast another batch of jars. I’ve had people who have been collecting these things since ’78.” And that, Cicansky says, is “how I got into this whole business of expressing myself about a place I carry around in my head. “The Garlic Flats was a physical place where I grew up, where we played, where I gardened. It takes on a life of its own in your mind, where it grows and it continues to grow.”

From ceramics, Cicansky eventually moved onto working in another medium. He was fascinated by the Japanese art of the bonsai tree, the intensity of it and the work it takes to create and then maintain it. “As humans we’ve always had this tendency to reorder nature in [a] way we feel comfortable with,” he says. “The bonsai is a kind of extreme version.”

In the mid-80s he began thinking about creating a version of bonsai. He knew he couldn’t do what he wanted in clay, but bronze seemed a likely possibility. But figuring out exactly how to do what he wanted took some experimentation. “I started working at the pruning of my own trees, then going out into the bush and trying to find naturally curved shapes. I discovered the hawthorn bush. It’s an incredible bush that starts growing from the center. As it expands, the center starts to dry out and you can get some four- or five-inch trunks. Because it’s so dense, these branches have to twist themselves around each other to get sunlight.

“I’d go in with my pruning saw and my shears and clip out all the shapes I was interested in. You pick up this shape and that shape and combine them and glue them together until you get a shape that you’re interested in.” Originally he cast directly from the wood, destroying the wood in the process and limiting any particular design to a single version. Now that he’s doing series, he makes a rubber mold from the wood that allows him to cast additional copies. Cicansky’s current series is called “Wreck Beach,” made from driftwood he scavenged from Wreck Beach in B.C. He once took


summer classes in B.C. and often visited the beach. This series, he says, is “a way of harking back to that time in my life.”

The Wreck Beach series consists of sculptures that look like twisted trees, bearing different kinds of fruit — apples, pears, peaches – topped with glass to make them into tables of various kinds. “Each new sculpture suggests something else,” Cicansky says. “You’re never quite satisfied with what you’re working on, because you think if you’d just tweaked it like this or added … that it would be a lot better.” By making sculptures that are also functioning tables, Cicansky is rebelling against the same kind of strictures he used to hear when he studied pottery. He was told that pots had to be functional, so he made non-functional pots. “My pottery teacher would say, ‘pottery has to be functional. You can’t do that in clay,’ and I’d say, ‘How can you say that? I did it. It’s right there on the table. It’s fired; It’s glazed. You have to deal with it.”

Similarly, he says, “I was told sculpture wasn’t functional. I said, ‘What if I made a sculpture of a table?’ A lot of people who buy these tables to enjoy the fact they can be actively used,” although he occasionally has to reassure worried buyers that, yes, it is all right to serve coffee from them or even eat off them. “It’s your sculpture,” he tells them. “I think you can be too precious about these things.”

Cicansky enjoys the fact that his work is so accessible. “I think it connects people,” he says. “People have always been interested in what grows in the landscape. People connect to what’s familiar to them. Abstract concepts are not as easily accessible to the majority of the population.”

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But art thrives on the challenges that each new generation of artists mounts against the received wisdom of the previous one, Cicansky notes. Just as his work challenged preconceptions of what pottery and sculpture should be, so now a new generation of artists is challenging the current thinking. And that is just as it should be.

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“Regina, for its population, has produced a lot of interesting and important artists, musicians, painters, and writers,” he says. “Just in terms of ideas, Saskatchewan has been really important in this country. “As a Saskatchewanian and a Reginan, I take a lot of pride in that.” FLR

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DRINKING WITH THE STARS BUBBLY CHOICE FOR THE SUMMER EVENINGS

Many people associate bubbly wines with festivities and celebrations. More complicated to make and more precious than still wines, they have traditionally been considered an occasional extravagances.

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odern production techniques, however, have made sparkling wines more affordable and more accessible for everyday enjoyment.

One of the most renowned and largest cava houses in Spain, similar in quality, size and importance to Moet & Chandon of France, produces the ‘cava’ that is the Spanish equivalent to French champagne. The Freixenet cava business started in 1914 by Père Ferrer Bosch on an estate in the Alt Penedes region dating

Interestingly, The United States never ratified the Treaty of Versailles—not because of the champagne clause, but because the Republican-controlled Congress didn’t want to see the formation of a League of Nations. So, in the US, it is perfectly legal to call a sparkling wine “champagne”. Most American producers of sparkling wines, however, even if they emulate the standards and apply the traditional production methods, leave the name to the originals. The European Union continues to support and enforce the protection of the name. In January, 2008, Belgian customs agents destroyed 270 cases of California sparkling wine destined for Nigeria because it was labeled "André Champagne." Méthode Champenoise

After primary fermentation and bottling, the wines are then capped with crown caps and placed through a second fermentation process referred to as “aging on lees”. The wines are aged from one to five years, placed on special racks at a 45-degree angle so that the yeast sediments, or lees, can collect in the neck of the bottle. Over the aging process, the lees must be consolidated for removal. This is achieved through a process known as riddling. The bottles are turned or rotated every day throughout the entire aging process. This continuous turning causes the lees to slowly settle in the neck of the bottle.

from the 13th century. The family produces this natural sparkling wine using the centuries-old method from Champagne, France.

Champagne is from the region by the same name in northeastern France. In Europe it has been illegal since 1891 for non-Champaignois vineyards to call their sparkling wine champagne. In fact, so important is French ownership of the very word champagne that it was reaffirmed in the 1919 Treaty of Versailles—the same one that ended World War I.

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After aging, the lees is removed through a process called disgorging, or dégorgement. The necks of the bottles are frozen and the caps removed. The pressure within the bottle forces the lees out. Immediately after disgorging, the bottles are topped off with the original base wine, and sugar is added before being corked, labeled and packed for shipment.

This double fermentation process has been used for centuries to make sparkling wines. It ensures the highest quality wines with more layers of complexity and fruit as well as better and more numerous bubbles throughout the wine.


Enjoying the bubbly

Start off by chilling the bottle to the best serving temperature, about 7°. The bottle will feel very cold to the touch. Try filling an ice bucket with ice and let the bottle sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Adding just a bit of water to the ice in the bucket will further cool your bubbly. Opening: Remove the foil (the foil used to be leadlined to keep mice from eating into the cork of wine); keep the cork pointed in a safe direction with one thumb on it because corks can loosen over time; undo the wire cage; give it six turns, place a towel over it; turn the bottle (not the cork), slowly easing off the cork, saving the bubbles and the air.

When pouring, a quick turn of the bottle at the end of the pour will catch the drops on the edge of the lip. Pour down the sides of the glass to minimize foaming and therefore wasting the bubbles.

With higher acidity, more delicate flavour, their unique palate and lower alcohol than most table wines, sparkling wines are some of the most versatile wines to accompany food. Oysters are a natural pairing. And where the sweetness and spicy notes from a cocktail sauce is likely to overwhelm a delicate French wine, a Cava can hold its own. While perfect with tapas, Cava can also be served with a main course. A glass of cold Cava is a refreshing counterbalance to fiery Mexican cuisine and marries well with the complex flavours and multiple ingredients of a broad range of Asian cuisine such as sushi and spicy Thai. The possibilities are limitless and at ~$15 a bottle, we can open up a bottle of bubbly and celebrate life’s successes under the Saskatchewan skies without breaking the bank.

Bubbles (a.k.a. When Size Matters)

The smaller the bubbles in sparkling wine, the better the wine.

Dom Perignon said, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars”. We want to prolong the bubbles. That is why Champagne and sparkling wine are best served in a tall slender tulip or flute glass. Visual enjoyment of the bubbles that differentiate a sparkling wine from a still wine is enhanced by the height. The once-popular shorter version of the Champagne glass — whose design was reputed to be based on an particular aspect of Maria Antoinette’s anatomy — is too likely to spill and doesn't present the rising bubbles to best advantage or prolong the chill like a tall wine glass will.

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CNG STONE

Some of the most beautiful stone in the world passes through the doors of CNG Stone Products. The granite doesn’t always come in to the shop that way, though, explains Scott Tresek, co-founder of the company; comes rough, dusty and in a less recognizable form when it’s delivered.

durability are worth the cost. “It’s not the cheapest product in the world,” Tresek admits. But it all balances out in the end. This might explain why some of the customers and biggest projects that these folks have attracted are developers of entire condo complexes and luxury hotels such as Hotel Saskatchewan.

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ut once these stoneworkers have finished their craft – the designing, tooling and polishing – the granite, quartz, onyx or whatever stone you choose, is truly gorgeous.

But beauty is not the only reason people choose stone for their homes and businesses. It’s also exceptionally durable. Granite is – next to diamond – the hardest stone there is. Customers can be assured that their stone piece will be an enduring piece, virtually never needing replacement. As I suspected, the types of customers who choose stonework are those who recognize that quality and

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CNG built their company in the good old-fashioned and honest way; discovering a need, developing a good product, and trying it in their own homes first. Scott wanted to try making stone counters for his own house. Once that was accomplished, he and two partners, Loran Schalk and Gerrard Rousseaux (all Reginans) started a small company in a 9’ x 17’ area in a garage, where passersby’s would stop, observe their work, and ask questions. They started getting orders, leading to 1 or 2 projects a month, and the business grew from there into the success that it is today.

When asked if Scott still produces the stone work these days, and whether he misses it, he says, “No,” without missing a beat, but laughs heartily. “I love it, but lots of guys do it faster and better than I do. And I’ve done everything from sales to books to polishing.”


Now, it seems Scott is doing just fine as the co-owner/manager. Indeed, he left a career in IT to take this on, and coming from a family of entrepreneurs, and always wanting to own his own business, has not regretted the move one bit. Scott does encounter questions about the care of the stone products once installed. But he indicates that it is quite easy. Although stonework is demanding for the artisans, it’s not so for you and me once it’s installed in our homes or businesses. It only requires a daily wiping with water and vinegar, none of the harsh cleaners. And on occasion (once every one to five years, depending on the stone), granite needs to be re-sealed. This is a simple

process that requires a nylon paint applicator, a food safe sealant – supplied by the company – and less than ten minutes of our time.

For the artisans who create the products, they have to be strong, but also creative with an eye for aesthetics. They also have to love it since its very hard work. And their love shows in the beauty of the finished product. Whether you go to the CNG showroom, or visit their website, you will be awed by the work. You will also notice that the staff are very knowledgeable, friendly, and able to explain the technical side of things in a manner that’s easy to understand. That, and a gorgeous product – what more could a person ask for? FLR

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many months of the year there is no day off. Sometimes when I have a quiet day, one phone call can generate hours or days of work, which is a great. It’s really what I want.

Although I don’t have the typical four weekends a month off of someone who works a standard workday, and although I recognize the importance of making time for myself, it’s hard to say “no” to that Friday night call for an appointment. Furthermore, I enjoy this very spontaneous aspect of the real estate industry. Long and sometimes endless hours are indeed part of the commitment that any selfemployed person will make. But the rewards are enormous. The spontaneity, however, also contains a kernel of conflict when it comes to personal time for family and friends. We could all tell a story about when we’ve been late for a family dinner or unable to attend a social engagement. Or there’s the time when you finally do decide to put family ahead of work, when the house that your buyer loved gets an offer, and needs you there! It can certainly be a balancing act.

I am among the few fortunate ones in the industry who blend personal life with business life and can make it work. This makes it much more forgivable when I am late or there is no supper on the table. There is a mutual understanding as to the necessity and importance of being there for the client. And the bonus is that there is nothing more rewarding than the excitement of the young couple who just bought their first home or the seller whom you helped to sell their house.

Kirk Kozan, Ramona Miazga (RE/MAX Realtors) & Simba

The Life of a Regina Realtor

A Day in the Life Series

They say that if you love your job, you won’t work a day in your life.

I love my job; I have been a licensed MLS Realtor since 1999. Like every job, there are sacrifices, but this is the kind of occupation where the rewards far outweigh the sacrifices. Countless people have told me that they couldn’t do what I do. So just what is it exactly that I do?

Recently, on my way to a listing appointment for my last client of the day, I phoned him to say that I was on my way. It was 9:15 pm, a little late in the evening, and he said, “No, I’m sending you home!” My first thought was that I was being dismissed. But then he added, “Our house will be here tomorrow. Come back and see us in the morning.” I thought, “Wow! They get it.” That response made me only want to bend over backward for them.

There are so many good people we work with and who show us their appreciation in so many ways. When we are appreciated, our job is wonderful making all the sacrifices fade into unimportance. And we remember that the good will always outweigh the so-called bad. What do we do as realtors? We make connections, we listen to our clients, we give professional and informed advice and we build lifelong friendships. Written by Ramona Miazga, Realtor with RE/MAX Crown Real Estate Ltd.

In its simplest terms, I help people buy and sell their homes. It might be a first time purchase or buying a dream home; making an investment or doing an upgrade to a larger home, or maybe down-sizing; the list goes on and I am involved in all these scenarios. It’s not only about showing houses and writing listings, however. It’s the people who we work with, the relationships that we create and the friendships that we forge that make our jobs exciting, fun, interesting and always rewarding. There is personal sacrifice of course, and all agents have different perspectives on this matter. How I feel is that I am on call for my clients and I try to be available when they need me. This can mean that in

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Windsor Park Pointe is setting a new standard for fine condominium living in southeast Regina. ituated on the corner of Windsor Park Road and Haughton Road, Windsor Park Pointe offers the best of both worlds – a quiet, park-like setting adjacent to Regina Memorial Gardens located just steps to all the shopping and amenities of East Victoria Avenue.

Dale Ripplinger of Realty Executives Dale Ripplinger & Associates, the sales agents for the project, beams “Windsor Park Pointe is an upscale building in an incredible location.” Dale believes that buyers will come primarily from those who already live in southeast Regina. “These people already have an appreciation for the amenities in the southeast and want to continue living in the area.” Dale adds “New homeowners at Windsor Park Pointe can stay in their neighborhood and enjoy the great views, vast greenspace and tranquil setting.”

Dale and his team anticipate that units will continue to sell fast. “In fact, we are nearly 50% sold already, but there still remains many great units available.” Suite sizes and plans vary, ranging from 804 square feet up to 1388 square feet in 1-bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den units. With a main level parkade and storage, every unit has a balcony which enhances security and improves the view.

New owners at Windsor Park Pointe will enjoy the comfort of carefree central hot water heating, central air conditioning and central soft water. For those who love to socialize, the building includes a shared amenities room and an exercise room. Possessions are slated for this fall. “People are now choosing cabinetry, countertops, flooring and paint colors. Now is the time to visit us, to ensure you can buy the unit you want,” exclaims Dale. If north Regina is where you want to be, ask about Highland Pointe, the newest development by the Remai Group of Companies. Consisting of 33 condominium apartment units at 215 Smith Street just steps from the Northgate Mall, this infill development will begin construction in July with possessions in spring 2010. Response to this new building so far has been tremendous.

For more information about Windsor Park Pointe or Highland Pointe, contact Realty Executives Dale Ripplinger and Associates at 775-5555 or email dale@daleripplinger.com. FLR

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The first time we met Katrina Stettner, we

knew that she was someone very special. We walked into her showhome and our lives changed forever. We had no plans of building a new home. We were only dreaming at that time and now our dream has become a reality because of this wonderful woman. Katrina's amazing personality captivated us and we knew she was someone whom we would like to work with on a journey such as this. From the day we secured our lot until the day we moved in, Katrina was there each and every step of the way. She was there no matter what day, what time or what the matter was. You do not get that just anywhere. Katrina's tender heart and warm smile made us feel comfortable with the guidance she was giving us. She is a very empathetic individual and made the home building process so comfortable and reassuring. Building a new home is a huge step in anyone's life, but if you have someone like Katrina on your side, your dreams will come true. She is the front woman for making our dream come true and we feel very blessed for having met such a wonderful person.

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WHY BUY USED WHEN YOU CAN BUILD NEW? The New Home Advantage

For many home buyers, choosing between a used home and a new home is easy. New homes offer a whole range of advantages compared to a resale property. Here are some reasons convincing people to build new: YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.

Why live with other people's design tastes? It costs time and money redoing a house designed by someone else when you can get what you want from the start. From layout to cabinets to carpentry, new home builders offer a wide selection of standard options and upgraded options. You pick and chose what suits your style, your personality, and fits into your budget.

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GET.

With a new home there are no surprises when you move in. You know how the house was built and what went into it. You are shown how to operate and maintain your home systems and equipment. If you have any questions later, your builder will be there to help.

RECIEVE HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION.

Over the past few decades, the home building technology has improved tremendously. New homes are built better than ever. They are constructed solidly and designed well for today's lifestyles.

They are highly energy efficient with excellent indoor air quality. From heating systems to roofing shingles and windows, today's building products work better, last longer, and look better. New homes are healthier, more comfortable, less maintenance and more enjoyable to live in.

WARRANTY.

Used homes do not come with a warranty. If something goes wrong you have to deal with it no matter what the cost. Buying or building a new home, offers peace of mind. Builders stand behind their work with a guaranteed third party warranty and an after sales service program. Your builder will explain how this works so you can be sure you are getting the coverage you want. Ask about the warranty before you sign a contract.

YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR HOUSING COSTS WILL BE.

When you get a quotation from your builder, you know what your house is going to cost. This allows you to budget properly and with confidence. With today’s low interest rates, owning a home need not cost more than renting. Your bills may actually be lower, living in a new home with the energy efficiency. Talk to a Builder today about your new home. It could be a reality a lot sooner than you may have thought possible. Katrina is a New Home Specialist with Crawford Homes in Regina. She can be reached at: (306)591-0631.

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As Frequently Seen on TV... ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TLC's Flip That House NBC's Welcome Home HGTV's Designed to Sell A&E's Flip This House This seamless look is complemented by both scratch and heat resistance, and is CSA certified. It’s very simple to clean and maintain as it’s completely nonporous. The installed cost of Granicrete averages from one-third to one-half the price of natural stone. Granicrete countertops are not only the avenue for affordable elegance to countertops and vanities, but also for bar tops and dining tables. As a common onsite transformation takes less than three days (with little to no odour and dust), such quick turns for the needs of property investors and managers makes ideal sense.

Interior/Exterior Flooring Granicrete’s Alternative Floor System has been time tested for over 12 years in the harshest of conditions including freeze-thaw, high salt, high humidity, and arid conditions.

Replicating Real Stone Provincial Granicrete is the certified distributor and installer for Granicrete International in Saskatchewan. Based in Regina, Provincial Granicrete Supply offers cutting edge, revolutionary home products that perfectly replicate the look of real stone for only a fraction of the materials and installation costs.

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The proprietary formulas used for their modified synthetic concrete overlay systems were acquired by Granicrete in 2006. Impressed by the durability of that system and the highly authentic stone finishes it had always achieved, Granicrete found the Alternative Flooring System to perfectly compliment the Countertop system.

Provincial Granicrete is able to achieve nearly any look for granite, marble, stone and concrete (by the way, no need to worry about radon or radiation like is commonly being reported by the news media about some natural stone countertops). Their system is designed to go over your existing countertops and vanities (at only about 1/8” thick with the durability of over 14,000 psi) or can be applied the same way over newly fabricated tops.

Granicrete’s Alternative Floor System is designed to go over wood or concrete, and because of its light weight, it can be used for upstairs flooring without the need for foundation reinforcement. The highend look for stone, travertine, flagstone, and slate are commonly asked for. They even have the ability to provide the look for wood flooring and barnwood planks.


All of their work is done free-hand, including troweling and coloring. As for tile patterns and tile size, you can view a myriad of choices or bring in one of your own. You have the flexibility to go with a template or completely design your own look. Granicrete seals all their custom floors to your preference, from matte, to high gloss finishes. Their outdoor sealers have exceptionally high UV resistance and all their sealers are designed to enhance the look and performance of your floors for decades. Simply put, their floors are incredibly easy to maintain.

provides an additional layer of their synthetic modified cement that is textured and colored to replicate your favourite highend stone or wood. Better yet, their system can be completely finished in as little as one day - as compared to the painted systems that take as long as four days to finish and then leave you and your belongings out of the garage for up to another week. Granicrete’s specialized sealers resist automotive fluids and tire marks, to prolong the look for your garage floor, while being very easy to maintain.

Shower FX System BBQ FX System Granicrete’s Shower FX System frees you from the gruelling upkeep that comes with fiberglass, plastics, porcelains and failed grout.

Getting Certified Whether you are looking to pick up a new skill, simply interested in the process, or looking to install your own counter top, flooring or outdoor kitchen, join Granicrete for one of their fun and fantastic seminars. No experience is required and seminars are usually one to three days. Every seminar attendant receives the following: I Quality Samples I Classroom and hands-on instruction I FULL COLOUR manual with step-by-step instructions I Unlimited technical support

Lightweight Concrete With Granicrete’s system, replacing may be avoided. If your shower is beyond being resurfaced, then their Independent Certified Shower FX Installer can do the full replacement. Granicrete uses a similar process to their flooring system and uses a specialized sealer that diminishes soap scum and is mildew resistant. The high-end look for stone, travertine, flagstone, and slate are commonly asked for as well as a growing number of requests for granite. As with the Alternative Flooring System, Granicrete can even provide the look for wood flooring and barn-wood planks. As for tile patterns and tile size, simply ask them for your most desired.

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ONE CALL DOES IT ALL

When Janine Wilson of Home Life Crawford Realty tells you that with one call to her, she can take care of all your real estate needs, sit up and pay attention. Wilson has taken years to develop every aspect of her real estate business. This year her daughter Danielle has joined her to form a new team with a synergy that other teams cannot come close to.

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ot only is Danielle a licensed Realtor™ within the province of Saskatchewan and working with her mother as part of a team, Danielle is a qualified mortgage broker.

Both Janine and Danielle work for Crawford Realty, but mom (Janine) is also a sales agent for Crawford homes and has started her own development company Windsor Crossing Developments. To her clients this means that Janine and Danielle have access to both the new and used housing markets regardless of the style of home her clients may be looking for. Danielle as a mortgage broker has access to all financial institutions that offer mortgages. According to her, there is a mortgage out there that has the exact terms that each client may want. It is Danielle’s job to find out what each client needs out of a mortgage and then find the best mortgage for that client.

Janine and Danielle Wilson

This is just the tip of the iceberg though. Danielle also has to be able to explain the mortgage and all its intricacies to each client in an understandable manner. Both Danielle and her mother, Janine do their very best to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Both agents know that buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can do. Buying a house in a strange city adds to that stress. Clients need to rely on Team Wilson to not only help pick the right house in the right area, but to do all the little time consuming things that can lead to frustration and a potential dislike of the new city. Once the Wilsons have found you the house of your dreams and helped you to successfully negotiate the price and other details that go into getting an accepted offer, it is up to the Wilsons to make your life as stress and worry free as possible. The list of people that will be lined up to do the worrying for you is truly impressive.

You will already have met the home inspector who not only told you about the current condition of the home you want to by, but provided a work sheet of the repairs that you can expect to do over the next five years or so. After that you will meet a lawyer who will handle the mortgage that Danielle set up for you as well as other legal details in the transfer of the property title to you. If there are any repairs to be done then out comes the list of trades people who the Wilson know they can rely on. Before you move in, the Wilsons also ensure that you know as much about the city and neighborhood as possible. All-Home Services by Home Life, which Crawford Realty is part of, provides each client with an information package geared to individual needs

The goal of the “One Call” Team is to make sure that each client, regardless of whether they are buying or selling has a stress free experience. The Wilsons know that by taking care of everything they can, they save their clients time, money and angst. Each of those commodities carries a huge responsibility with it and the Wilsons are proud to be able to shoulder these responsibilities and help their clients become as proud of Regina as they are. Wilson is not afraid to tell everyone that success in real estate is not a part time job. It is hard work, goal setting and remembering that she is selling homes not houses. The human element of treating every client as if they were her mother, father, brother sister or best friend is a major key to her success. The fact that more than half of her business now comes from repeat customers and personal referrals is proof of that.

If you are thinking of buying or selling your home now or in the near future, get in touch with the “One Call does it all” team at janinewilson.com or call Janine at 537-3200, or Danielle at 536-0027. Janine and Danielle still answer their own phones, unless they are in the office for a brief period of time. FLR

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CORPORATE HOUSING IS A WISE CHOICE

Whether you are relocating to a new city, on a training program or temporary contract as a company professional, out of your house due to an insurance claim, transitioning between homes or a major renovation; corporate housing can be a wise choice.

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Corporate housing gives people a place to call home in a more residential environment, rather than having them 'stay' in a hotel in a more commercial, transient setting.

ocated in Regina and Saskatoon, Obasa Suites Director of Sales & Marketing , Vaughn Krywicki states, “All you need to bring is your suitcase and some groceries to move right in!” Krywicki explains that staying in their suites provides all the comforts of a hotel, but is more like a home. “One of the best advantages of staying with us or other corporate housing companies, is the cost. The Extended Stay Directory at biz-stay.com compares corporate housing to extended stay hotels: "In terms of cost, upscale extended stay hotels average about 20% higher than typical corporate apartments, based on a 30-day stay (with monthly discount rates)."

Compared to a 30-day stay at a business hotel, the costs and benefits of a corporate apartment can result in a $2000+ savings, while adding to their comfort and convenience. With a stay greater than 30 days, corporate apartments are typically not subject to hotel taxes, which can add up to 20% of the room cost in some cases. Sharing a corporate apartment cuts costs significantly by placing several employees or individuals in a multiple bedroom unit. Fully-equipped kitchens reduce the tremendous expense of dining out 7 days a week. Corporate apartments offering washers and dryers add convenience and cost savings, compared to dry cleaning or coin laundry machine costs.

High-speed internet is becoming standard in most corporate apartment pricing; Select hotels still charge $10 / day or more.

Krywicki states, “For example, OBASA Suites offers corporate accommodations in Saskatoon and Regina featuring short-term and long-term furnished housing with style, comfort and convenience. Whether you're on a temporary assignment, a training program, an extended stay or relocating, we offer a comfortable, affordable hotel alternative to conventional hotels. Our inventory of executive furnished apartment homes are professionally decorated, conveniently

located, and equipped with numerous amenities. Our flexible, nolease options enable weekly or monthly rentals rates and serve as the perfect hotel alternative for your long-term stay. We have very spacious accommodations and all the comforts of home in one, two, or three-bedroom fully furnished suites.”

“There’s a myriad of things included that hotels can’t match,” says Krywicki. “ For example, our Regina complex, The Hamilton, offers luxury suite accommodation in downtown Regina. It is a uniquely designed and beautifully maintained converted bank building in the heart of the Queen City. The Hamilton imparts luxury, lovely views, and an in-house concierge service for our guests. We pride ourselves on service and location. It is walking distance to major shopping, galleries, live theatre, and Wascana Park. A short drive takes you to Mosaic Stadium and Brandt Centre!” Amenities in the Hamilton include: • Personal Concierge Service • Guest Parking • Refrigerator • Range • Built-In Dishwasher • Microwave • High Speed Internet • Home Entertainment System • Full Cable Package • Natural Gas Barbeque • Outdoor Terrace • Outdoor Hot Tub • Business Centre • Social Room • Fitness Studio • Security System • Beautiful Views • VIP Check-In Krywicki encourages guests to book as far in advance as possible to secure your reservation and preferences, especially for longer term stays. Many guests stay with OBASA Suites for several months and even years, but reservations as short as one night can be accommodated. All requests are subject to availability, states Krywicki. For more information on corporate housing, executive suites or furnished housing, OBASA Suites can be reached at (306) 569-2270, toll-free 1-877-99-OBASA (62272) or online at www.obasasuites.com FLR

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100 Years(+) of Quality and Dependability...

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arly in his career, Frederik Louis Maytag determined that quality was the most important element in building not just products that sell, but a company people would trust over the long haul. One hundred years later, his ideal of reliability still endures as the cornerstone of Maytag brands legacy of quality. Throughout the past one hundred years, Maytag’s suite of quality and dependable appliances has grown to include new and innovative products. But the company has never wavered from its founder's steadfast commitment to quality. That's why today, Maytag® washers last longer than any other leading brand on the market.

F.L. Maytag once said "never let the company forget its responsibility to deliver quality machines to the public." As always, the Maytag brand continues its relentless pursuit to build the highest-quality and most dependable machines for you, our customer.

Maytag operates under the umbrella of the Whirlpool Corporation – a world leader in quality appliances, allowing Economy Maytag to proudly carry quality appliances by Maytag, Jenn-Air and Amana. They have all the newest designs, features, colours and finishes, for any and all lifestyles and budgets. They are also designed to make your household chores easier and less time-consuming. Most products are Energy Star, compliant to save you money, year after year on energy bills.

Economy Maytag Owners, Dave Cavers (left) Dave Marshall, in Showroom

The new Maytag Laundry with Maytag Commercial Technology (MCT), offers consumers quality products with long-lasting, commercial-grade components that are built to last. This includes the Performance Series Front-Load laundry pair, the newly designed Maytag Bravos, High-Efficiency top-load washing machines and dryers and the Maytag Centennial front-load washers and dryers.

They also feature high-quality Maytag Jetclean II dishwasher with steam-clean option, and Maytag bottom freezer, French door, top freezer and side-by-side refrigerators. Also included, is the complete Maytag line-up of electric and gas ranges, builtin-wall ovens, cook-tops, microwaves and garbeurators.

Although Maytag products are only slightly more expensive than other brands, any up-front costs are easily offset by the money you will save in energy, alone! Most importantly, Maytag appliances simply last a lot longer and need fewer repairs and are backed by “The Ol’ Lonely Warranty” for years of worry-free operation.

Shopping for major household appliances is simplified with a visit to Economy Maytag Home Appliance Centre Sales & Service (1990 Ltd.) Their goal is to showcase top national brands that Canadians have come to trust...to educate the consumer on the newest innovations and features and to see appliances at the most competitive prices possible.

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Headed up by owners Dave Marshall and Dave Cavers, Economy Maytag Home Appliance Centre Sales & Service (1990) Ltd., is a business that friends recommend for the selection, value and customer support, which are all, second-to-none!

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Sutton Group Results Realty #4 - 1601 College Ave, Arnheim Place

$599,900 Modern Contemporary style with Regina's best location. Half a bock to Wascana Park, new construction lofts in St. Chad's gym. Development consists of 9 units, all with one-of-a-kind features. 2 - 3 storey open concept, multiple decks and outside space, upscale kitchens/baths and all finishings, garages, tons of windows and much more. Call Rob for details and showings. MLS #332534

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Beautiful 1 bedroom condo in Brownstone Plaza. Executive features. Custom kitchen with granite, hardwood, brick, tile, stainless appliances, built-in office, 2 baths, jet tub, attached storage room. Featured in Regina Home magazine, tax abatement, secured parking and much more. MLS #340954

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Exceptional loft condo on second floor. Unit built in 2007, 1456 square feet, very open concept, heated underground parking with large storage room, rooftop deck, contemporary design, central a/c, stainless appliances/ washer/dryer and 2 wine fridges included. 1 bedroom, 2 baths and hardwood flooring. There is a design for a second bedroom and it's roughed-in for a tub in the unique washroom and much more! Condo fees are $225/mth. with flexible possession date. Call Rob at 533-3131 for details and a private showing. MLS #337627


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NEW REGINA CONDOS

When exploring contemporary living in Regina, you will soon realize these are not your average cookie cutter homes The Warehouse District and the Cantenbury Lofts offer a stylish, modern approach to loft style living. The vibrantly updated properties boast convenient locations accessible to a variety of parks, shops and downtown, creating an alluring effect to the development of modernized living. The properties are trendy, revamped, and fresh while still capturing the charming detail of the vintage architecture creating a unique, exclusive feel. When you consider making your home in one of these historic properties don’t expect a run down fixer upper. These beautiful living spaces are new construction with character charms such as original brick and post and beam accents yet featuring new plumbing, electrical, heating and central ac, windows, kitchens, baths and much more. These non-conforming properties have to be seen to be appreciated. R e g i n a ’ s Warehouse District is a vibrant neighbourhood that continues to grow with living spaces, businesses, restaurants, night clubs and amenities. The Brownstone Plaza and 1170 Lofts offer the resident all of the features of a new home including open concepts, custom kitchens, executive baths and modern style, secured parking, outside recreational space and condominiums only seen in magazines or on television.

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Canterbury Lofts

Canterbury Lofts is located in the former St. Chad’s gymnasium and offers one of a kind living space. Located a block from Wascana Park and a short walk to downtown, these two and three storey loft spaces are truly unique to our city. The units themselves feature open concepts, modern décor, contemporary design and high-end fixtures. The condominiums have patio and deck spaces, direct entry, attached garages, tons of natural light and much more. To explore these beautiful properties and learn more about the urban living possibilities in Regina contact Rob Pederson of Sutton Group Realty Realty North at (306)533-3131 or visit www.robpederson.com for details and photos of these fantastic properties. FLR


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CANTERBURY PARK DEVELOPMENT MOVING FORWARD When Vince and Joe Fiorante & Group of COLLEGE DEVELOPERS first purchased the large parcel of land at the corner of Broad Street and College Avenue, it was little more than vacant land and buildings. Almost four years later, a master plan for the land has been developed, building has been approved and the construction of Canterbury Park is well underway. Underground services is nearly complete and road construction will soon start.

The immense complex will contain a mix of townhouse apartment condos, single dwelling homes, mixed use buildings, parks, seniors’ independent living and possible commercial properties. The master plan incorporates a large amount of green space as well as a one acre dedicated park. “It’s a pretty important piece of land to everyone,” Vince Fiorante explains. “We wanted to do the right thing with it.” The proposed site contains no less than five designated heritage properties. While properties are undergoing interior renovations, the exteriors of all the heritage buildings will be preserved in their original state.

In addition, many of the new buildings are designed to fit the time period of the surrounding structures. The townhouses are designed in classic Colonial and Tudor styles and the Diocese

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Office, one of the heritage properties, was preserved in its timeless Collegiate Gothic fashion. Even a heritage landscape area is incorporated in the master plan. Of course, some modernization was essential, but the overall design of Canterbury Park is one that fits in perfectly, across from Canada’s “best kept secret – Wascana Park.” On site, the developing of Canterbury Park is in full swing. Currently, construction has already begun on the senior’s independent living complex. The construction of the Canterbury Estates townhouses and private residences are both scheduled to begin with the next few months. The servicing and roads are scheduled for completion this summer.

The luxurious Canterbury Estate townhouse condos lie at the center of the development. With their classic lines, spacious designs and abundant surrounding foliage, the condo development is an elegant hub in the immense Canterbury Park complex. The townhouses are nestled just beyond the St. Chad’s heritage property and the heritage landscape area. They set the stage for the theme of the Canterbury Park master plan – namely, elegant and functional structures that encompass the similar styles of the surrounding historic buildings.


Artist’s rendering of Canterbury Estates Condo Project, within Canterbury Park

The volume of the project will create an immense number of jobs. The servicing and road building teams are hard at work each day, as is the construction crew building the seniors’ complex. While many individual edifices within Canterbury Park will be completed much sooner, Vince estimates that the entire development will take three to five more years before being fully complete, depending on market conditions.

Fiorante Homes and Commercial Ltd. and College Developers have worked together to create a truly beautiful and functional complex that offers something for everyone. Vince and Joe’s concern for the property makes it clear why their business has thrived. Their determined efforts have ensured that a unique and historic piece of land is not merely developed into obscurity. Instead, the buildings and structures that are added to the site are designed to create a harmonious blend of past and present that will allow this historic piece of land to be enjoyed by the citizens of our great city of Regina for generations to come.

In the middle of a worldwide recession, Saskatchewan has proved incredibly resilient, and Regina is no exception. The enormity of the Canterbury Park project and the many different elements it incorporates has given Regina a huge stimulus boost just when the city needs it most.

The preservation of green space in the form of parks, gardens and landscape areas ensures that Canterbury Park will be an asset not just to society but to the environment as well.

Since Vince and Joe Fiorante first teamed up in 1974 and began building small houses within Regina, they have worked with tireless ambition and determination to keep their company growing and developing. They say they did this for the benefit of their families and loyal team of employees.

As the development of Canterbury Park progresses, the various elements of the site will begin to work together to create a valuable new sector within Regina. The final result will be a triumphant reclaiming of land that was left neglected for far too long.

Thirty-six years later, their business has grown and diversified, to the point where they have been involved with almost every kind of development project imaginable. They’ve built condos all around the city as well as countless custom- built homes. These projects vary from smaller structures to commercial developments, land development & remediation, as well as several school site redevelopments.

In an area of Regina that is famed for its stunning and unique heritage properties, Canterbury Park promises to uphold the tradition of beauty and functionality that gives Regina’s many historic areas such well deserved acclaim. FLR

          

        

                         

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Lucinda Eilers, broker / owner L.E. Realty

Lucinda Eilers, broker / owner and Jacqueline Senko, mortgage broker / public relations want you to meet the city of Regina’s newest boutique realty shop: L.E. Realty.

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f you’re looking for a three-piece suit, Lucinda wants you to know, that you won’t find it at L.E. Realty. Pretentious? No. Comfortable, fun, knowledgeable, experienced, Absolutely. Both Eilers and Senko have drawn on their extensive backgrounds in real estate and finance to provide Reginans with a new kind of experience and the best one-on-one customer service for the biggest purchase of their lives.

Making the decision to buy a home is, of course, a major investment in one’s future. It forces us as buyers to make some tough decisions. Can we afford the dream? Well, the folks at L.E. Realty are well prepared to make your dreams come true.

“So many decisions involved in the process of purchasing a new home, especially your first home, are difficult. We don’t want to make choosing your realtor another difficult decision”, says Eilers.

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Eilers says she considers being here to guide her clients through a sale or purchase of a property a real responsibility and a privilege. “It is a huge privilege as it is usually a milestone and a lifetime memory for the client. It is my responsibility to ensure that it is a great experience … to make sure that it’s the right home for them. After all they already start to have dreams about the life they’re going to live in it ... This is huge and I don’t take it lightly. Our clients are not statistics”, she explains. L.E. Realty is fully equipped to help you get to where you want to be. Lucinda and Jacqueline, a “dynamic twowoman team” do double duty as realtor and mortgage broker. They can help find the best fit for you and your new property as well as get your financing in place. L.E. Realty is licensed to find you the prefect

house, condo, farm, resort or commercial property.

“I was very fortunate to have had a wonderful and wise broker and mentor who told me ‘just do good business’. I live those words and I start each and every day reminding myself of the importance of those words”. Business is brisk for Eilers and Senko, who describe L.E. Realty’s current project in partnership with Sisko Property Inc. in Fort Qu’Appelle as the perfect reflection of the relaxed style of their company.

Minutes from the lake in Fort Qu’Appelle is Chelsea Pier. New condos spring up daily in Regina, but L.E. Realty promises something more in Chelsea Pier. When completed, Chelsea Pier will be a redeveloped twelve-condo complex complete with private courtyard. Chelsea Pier condos are each approx. 730 square feet of luxury. The tranquility of the resort town is reflected in these new condos. Filled with light, open space, modern décor, six brand new appliances and high-efficiency design, the Chelsea Pier condos are attracting an active adult market as well as young professionals. They are perfect for the buyer looking to right-size into a carefree lifestyle. And with low condo fees and an affordable price tag (ranging from $179,000 to $189,000) Chelsea Pier is a solid investment property too. When asked what Eilers and Senko want for L.E. Realty in the future, their response was, “to be approachable, laid back, hard working and client focused.” The client comes first for L.E. Realty because their clients are their newest friends – and it happens within minutes. “We want to drop by after our clients have moved in. We want to be able to say to them, ‘Hey, is the coffee on?’ ”. Boutique style realty and endearing personalities will guide you through your next property sale or purchase.

Just contact Lucinda and Jacqueline at L.E. Realty, 414 Victoria Avenue in Regina. Phone 205-3638 FLR

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Red Wigglers can eat half their body weight a day in kitchen scraps, which they transform into fecal matter (worm castings), which is very rich in nutrients and wonderful for use in the garden or in potted plants. You can’t buy soil like this! In a plastic bag in a landfill food decomposes very slowly and is of no use to anyone. But by vermicomposting you are speeding up the process and helping the environment by quickly breaking down waste into such a useful product.

It is also a great educational and environmental awareness tool. Vermicomposting is a great way for kids to learn about the organic cycle and the worms are easy for kids to care for. And nothing starts a conversation like a worm bin in a living room!

So how do you get started? It is easy. All you need are worms, a bin to hold them in, some shredded newspaper and your food waste. After some time, the worms will have turned what you normally would have thrown in the garbage into a rich soil supplement – almost too good to be true. So what about smells, flies, and other undesirable factors in an indoor environment? They don’t exist! If you keep the bin covered and follow a couple of easy guidelines there will be no unwanted pests or odours. The vermicompost is a well-balanced ecosystem and is easy to maintain.

Still not convinced? By using worms to compost we are able to compost during the winter months which means we get the benefits of composting all year round. The worms from an established bin may also be used to augment outdoor compost piles during the summer months.

Whether you compost already, or don’t yet but wish that you could, vermicomposting could be for you. Because it is clean and doesn’t take a lot of room, it is the perfect solution for condos, apartments, offices and anywhere else where space is at a premium or access to a backyard is not possible. - Daenna Currie and Mick Rissling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermicompost - Garbage Delight http://www.GarbageDelight.com

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HARBOUR LANDING A Complete, Livable Community

Passion, joy and enthusiasm describes the message of vice president of land development for Dundee Developments, Ned Kosteniuk, when I spoke to him about the new community of Harbour Landing. Yes, community is the word I used, and by the sounds of it, Harbour Landing will not be any ordinary development.

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irst, it is intended as a neighbourhood in the sense that we in many parts of North America are not familiar with any more. It will not merely be a grouping of houses from which a person has to drive everywhere, and where there’s nowhere to walk to, like so many neighbourhoods we in a car-loving society live in these days. Secondly, Dundee is focused on Regina; they see the potential here and want to bring out the best in the city by way of their innovation in community design. These would explain why Dundee is the largest developer in Saskatchewan.

First home sold in Harbour Landing – sold by Katrina Stettner, HomeLife Crawford Homes

As Kosteniuk puts it, “It comes about by having a philosophy of a master planned community, where we are providing a full range of services, including significant commercial and employment opportunities … a variety of residential land use to accommodate starter units to high end units, to meet the needs of every income bracket.”

The plan also incorporates all aspects of a livable community; this is their “must mix,” where residents can do all of: live, play, work and shop, and with walking paths that will tie into existing paths in the city. Dundee is offering all the elements necessary to any

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neighbourhood. This is one of the main reasons people are drawn to what Dundee does.

The Harbour Landing website answers a lot of questions, and the video at the site is wonderfully entertaining. Kosteniuk took a moment to reiterate the reason for choosing the area they did, and for the name, Harbour Landing. “It’s all about Dundee’s desire to embrace the aviation history in Regina and area. Harbour refers, of course, to the airport itself – at one time airports were referred to as air harbours because they provided a “safe haven” to airplanes. And isn’t that just what home and community are meant to be? The first buyers of Harbour Landing, the Perreaux family, clients of Katrina Stettner of Crawford Homes, certainly think so. They are completely satisfied. “It was quite an event,” Katrina recalls. “They were positive and enthusiastic.” And they still are. When I visited their beautiful new Harbour Landing home, they were already comfortably established, and happily awaiting the new neighbours that they know will come. Indeed, at that early stage Harbour Landing was already selling daily, so soon enough Johnny and Gloria Perreaux will have several neighbours to say ‘good morning’ to every day. What’s coming up for Dundee Developments? Well, if you like Show homes, you will love this: on June 27 The Parade of Homes opened, featuring seven of the finest builders in Regina. They will feature furnished homes to visit, and should be pure fun for anyone who is looking for a new home or just interested in design.

I’ll give the last word to Ned Kosteniuk, who sums up very well the philosophy: “Each morning I come to work, it’s exciting because we’re planning to help people fulfill their dreams. And I have a great team to do it with.” FLR


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Riverbend on the Water, a new condominium development, provides a park-like setting, amid the soothing effects of water, within walking distance of some of Regina’s finest restaurants, shopping and schools.

All three of the wheelchair accessible 35-unit buildings will be surrounded on three sides, by the waters of a man-made lake and canals. The buildings will be interconnected with footpaths and footbridges. The landscaping around each building will include its own gazebo and Grande European granite fountains, lain gracefully on manicured lawns. The building exteriors are elegantly finished in stone and stucco and will feature balconies accentuated with tempered glass and aluminum.

“People familiar with real estate, say the development is like something you would see in BC,” says Ed Machart, sales manager with Realty Executives in Saskatoon. Marchart comments that the development appeals to a wide range of condo purchasers. For empty-nesters that like to travel, the condos are ideal. “Anyone who wants to take off for a month or two, just basically has to lock the doors,” Machart says. “The units don’t house any of the mechanics. There’s a central hot water heating system, central air conditioner and a common water heater and water softener. It’s really important to have the freedom of turnkey.”

Artist Rendering of Riverbend on the Water Condo Project

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Additional security is provided by the interphone system at building entrances, video security is in common hallways and in underground parking. The heated parking also eliminates any worries about vehicle storage during winter vacation escapes to warmer climates. Safety is paramount, as found with the installation of fire sprinklers and an elevator provides easy access to all levels of the buildings. Machart said the development also appeals to young professionals who appreciate the relaxed lifestyle provided and the close proximity to a fantastic array of services. The restaurants, bistros and shopping found on Quance Street are minutes away on Aerial view of Riverbend on the Water Site foot. All three buildings have a main floor hospitality room, for those who like to entertain. These Riverbend Rooms are complete with a gas fireplace, pool table, mini kitchen and comfortable furnishings. The open-floor layouts are designed to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Riverbend offers a choice of five floor plans, ranging in size from 1061 to 1292 square feet and range in price from $243,000 to $399,000. The nine-foot ceilings create a sense of immense spaciousness. Transom windows provide ample natural light. All units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a one-piece tuband a double-sized walk-in shower, with sliding glass doors in the second bathroom. Every home has at least one large private balcony (some have two). Some suites feature large bay windows, providing an incredible view. Visit www.jastek.com to view photos of Riverbend. The show suite is open Monday to Thursday (2 – 4 pm; 7 – 9 pm); Saturday & Sunday (2 – 5 pm); or for other times, call Mark (306 790-3695) or Rory (306 790-3638).


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Living & Giving at its Finest

Seasonal Garden Centres and year-round gift store. Home decor, garden accessories and Pandora jewelry.

2 convenient locations:

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REGINA GEOTHERMAL & SOLAR ENERGY FROM THE GROUND UP

Dwayne Snider calls me back from road between jobs, in order for us to discuss a few more details of his work. They are so busy at Regina Geothermal that I have to catch him whenever I can, and when I do it’s only for a few minutes at a time, at that.

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suppose that’s a good problem for him. Snider has been in the geothermal (earth heat) field since 2001. He was already working in heating and cooling before starting this business, but saw the tide turning toward a need and a desire for more environmentally friendly processes of heating and cooling. To start the business was a big investment leap at the time, he explained, but he found it hard not to make the move considering that public concern over green issues was picking up speed.

Regina Geothermal is now humming along, installing what Natural Resources Canada calls, “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning system available on the market today.” They are doing their work in new

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developments all over the city and surrounding area, and in old buildings by way of retrofit so that those too can benefit from the system.

Just what is geothermal energy heating and cooling? It is a system of underground pipes that import cooler air or water in the summer and hotter elements in the winter from the earth, without resorting to burning fossil fuels on-site, and also resulting in an overall reduction of the reliance on such fuels. Combined with the company’s geothermal systems, they offer the most advanced solutions for solar water heating. Their solar collectors use the vast heat energy from the sun that would normally strike the roof or exterior wall and convert it into vast amounts of usable, renewable free energy. They are designed to considerably reduce a property owner’s operational costs by 50% to 99.9% in peak seasonal conditions depending on the amount of collectors installed.

The collectors are ideally suited for residential and commercial hot water applications, indoor or outdoor pools large or small, as well as to supplement space-heating systems. You will also increase the property value by decreasing utility operating costs. With increasing energy costs, solar water heating is one of the best ways to save money on utility bills, and do your part to reduce green house gas emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels.


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So using geothermal seems to be an obvious option. Indeed, the recent transition to such a system on a large scale over the past few years has already amounted to the equivalent of taking several hundred thousand cars off the road, and in reducing reliance on imported fuels by millions of barrels of crude oil per year. In more immediate terms, it cuts the fossil fuel energy emissions of a single household by an average of 50%, the equivalent of taking two cars off the road, not to mention reducing the cost to the pocketbook. In these days of rising fossil fuel costs, and in light of the precarious environmental situation we have created, why would one not opt for the use of geothermal? An oft-cited reason of course is cost. As Snider explains, however, the savings are enormous in the longer run. Although the initial outlay seems to make people forget these massive future. “It’s not free energy,” he remarks. “A property owner can save $1,000 $4000 dollars a year,” depending on the size of the place. “We don’t want to oversell this, but it is true that it’s an investment that won’t lose money.”

Unlike some banking investments, you can’t lose money since energy costs will surely go up, Snider reminds me. But having a geothermal system releases a property owner from the fluctuations of the fossil fuel market. And we shouldn’t forget that there are also rebates offered by the government to help offset the cost of installing the system. You can find useful rebate information right on the company website. Currently there are grants in place for residential systems of $1000.00 to $2250.00; and for commercial systems of typically 50% to 60% of the total installed cost!

The cost has not, after all, been a deterrent, Snider notes, for those who make it their mission to help create a sustainable energy future. Even in these sluggish economic times, when Regina Geothermal anticipated a slowdown in business last year, they saw an even busier work year in ‘08. Yes, people still know where to spend their money when it really counts. And Dwayne Snider’s full schedule is a testament to that. FLR

A NextEnergy Geothermal System takes es advantage advantage of the largest sources of energy available, the ground ground beneath beneath and the sun above. Call Regina Geothermal Solar Solar today today to to learn how you can start saving ving from from 35% to to 75% on your your home or commercial building energy energy costs, costs, with a typical typical annually return on investment r estment (ROI) of 8%-15% or greater! greater!

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SPRAY FOAM - PINK IS NOW GREEN

FOR SOME OF US THE PINK PANTHER CARTOON CHARACTER REPRESENTED NOT ONLY INSPECTOR CLOSEOU OF THE PINK PANTHER BUT THE ICON FOR PINK INSULATION IN OUR HOME.

However, in the not too distant future we may only remember it as the cartoon character. That’s because spray foam is quickly becoming the industry standard for insulating new homes and renovating basements, rim joists, cantilevers, cathedral ceilings and bonus rooms.

PROTECT YOURSELF Key questions to ask any potential provider: 1. Are you CUFCA (Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association) approved? CUFCA licenses applicators which pass stringent tests to ensure that they are qualified. CUFCA is an independent agency which provides a lifetime warranty to you independent of the company installing the spray foam. 2. Are they registered with the City of Regina? 3. Ensure they provide proof that their product is a certified air and vapour barrier. 4. Ask them if they have incentives, grants, and/or rebates related to their product? Some companies will pay for your first year heating and cooling bills.

Spray foam gives the home owner substantial advantages over traditional insulation methods. SIGNIFICANT RETURN ON INVESTMENT WHEN COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL INSULATION.

While the initial upfront investment is more than traditional methods, there are substantial cost savings that over a short time payback any upfront difference. There are two major cost savings in utilising spray foam – the savings related to downsizing your heating and cooling systems and the the reduced on-going heating and cooling costs. In fact studies have shown reductions in energy cost between 50% to 80%. Where do these reductions come from? Conduction, which is the heat transfer through solid molecules, is responsible for 20% of a home’s heat loss, while convection, heat transfer by air molecules moving from hot areas to cold areas is responsible for 80%.

Conventional fibre insulation does an inadequate job in reducing heat loss from convection. It allows air to move within and through it which not only results in energy loss but can lead to damaging moisture problems. According to Spray West owner Pierre Beauchesne. “a closed cell structure, which is our 2lb foam venus an open cell 1/2 lb foam or traditional baton insulation, does not allow air and vapour to permeate the building envelope, stoping heat loss by convection.”

Traditional insulation is also effected by cold weather and wind. As it gets cold outside, convection current speeds up inside and fibre insulation’s Rvalue can be cut in half, particularly in extreme cold like we experience in Saskatchewan. Wind causes pressure differences across walls that causes vapour barriers in traditional insulation to compress fibre insulation reducing R-values by up to 80%.

While cost reductions and the reduced investment in heating and cooling results in a shortened payback period, other factors such as the tax credits associated with the product and the increased value of your house on resale, makes this a no brainer without even considering the environmental benefits. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Now if this hasn’t convinced you to move to sprayfoam how about the benefits to the environment. Reduced heating and cooling usage reduces the use of fossil fuel usage and greenhouse gas omissions. Air quality in the home is also greatly improved as most spray foam substances are free of VOC’s like formaldehyde and bleach. There are no loose particles and spray foam seals your home from dust and pollutants. FLR

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The Legendary Cadillac Experience

2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT

$88,905

SALE: $71,998

Number one in its class Luxury at its finest! One minute, Escalade EXT is a five-passenger luxury SUV with a vast, enclosed storage compartment. The next, with the innovated midgate lowered, the rear seat folded and the hard tonneau cover removed, it's a two-passenger pickup with an open-air cargo bed intelligently designed for two-tier loading. Best of all, this transformation from one mode to another takes place in less than a minute and no tools are required. Put it all together and you have a vehicle that combines luxury and capability unlike anything else.

For more details contact Colin Schellenberg, Cadillac manager at:

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World Première of the Fuel-saving Luxury Cadillac SUV

Summary of Main Features

Engine idle While at a stop the hybrid engine shuts off to conserve fuel, then seamlessly restarts – if necessary – when you accelerate.

Electric power While driving at low speeds or stop and go traffic, Escalade Hybrids may operate in zero-emission, full electric mode. They also run solely on electric power any time the transmission is in “reverse”.

Hybrid Power As power demand increases, the electric motors and engine may operate simultaneously to provide performance. The additional torque provided by the electric motors also allows earlier engagement of the Active Fuel Management system, which shuts down half of the engine cylinders, ensuring even better fuel consumption. Engine Power When hauling heavy loads at higher speeds, engine-only power can actually be more efficient that operating in gasolineelectric hybrid mode. When such a situation arises, The Escalade Hybrid electronic Hybrid Optimizing System can disengage the electric motors and power the vehicle exclusively with the gas engine.

Regenerative Braking A regenerative braking system supplements the conventional hydraulic braking system. It captures some of the energy normally lost during braking and returns it to the 300-volt-nickel-Metal Hydride Energy Storage System for future use.

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Cadillac has announced the world première of the Escalade Hybrid, the world’s first fuel-saving hybrid applied to a large luxury SUV.The Escalade Hybrid will deliver more than a 50 per cent improvement in fuel economy in the city, while delivering the same distinctive style, leading features and full-size capability that have made the Escalade an icon. “Escalade, already the sales and style leader among large luxury SUVs, now adds the desirability of a fuel-saving, technically advanced hybrid system,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “[This] … means that consumers can now use less fossil fuel, reduce emissions and still enjoy the benefits of a fullsize luxury SUV.”

GM’s patented 2-mode hybrid system consists of an advanced electrically variable transmission and a 300-volt nickel metal hybrid Energy Storage System, working in concert with the standard gasoline engine with Active Fuel Management and late-intake, valve closing technology. This new system enables the Escalade Hybrid to do low speeds on electricity alone, and allows the V-8 engine to operate in its more economical four-cylinder mode for longer periods. Its electric motor is less than half the size of those in a single-mode hybrid system, a technology developed for and still used in hybrid transit buses. Scaleddown for full-size SUVs, the system delivers fuel savings where it is needed most – in large vehicles with large capability. It is a core part of the GM energy diversity effort to reduce dependence on petroleum, improve fuel economy, and reduce emissions.

The warm, inviting interior of the Escalade features a premium layout., available in two colours: ebony and cashmere. Standard features include a distinct instrument panel; gauges with white needles and blue light inlays with continuously lit; white LED backlighting; nuance leather-covered seats; leathercovered door trim and center console; and a powerassisted rear lift gate that opens and closes at the touch of a button. Already an overtly visible presence on the road, this vehicle garners a lot of attention, especially by the younger crowd. I couldn't help but notice, however, that some of those looks were more bemusement than anything else. Video icon and green machine? Go figure!

Beneath the smooth and sloping hood of the Escalade lies enormous power. Even more impressive is that all this power bursts from a hybrid that sees a remarkable 32 per cent improvement in fuel consumption during city driving over its gasoline-powered stable-mate. Thanks to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission, you’ll likely not detect the precise gear changing. You will, however, notice a shockingly smooth and agile ride.

In addition to a distinguishing style, state of the art technology and tremendous power, the Escalade Hybrid oozes lavish luxury from every one of its proverbial pores. A DVD-based navigation system displays real time 2-mode hybrid system information in full-colour brilliance. Add to that such standard features as Bluetooth and a rear camera system, as well as additional features. Once again, Escalade Hybrid delivers a benchmark-setting abundance of amenities. FLR For more infomation on the Escalade Hybrid or any Cadillac please contact Colin Schellenberg At Capital Cadillac Regina, SK 306-525-5211 or at colins@capitalpontiac.ca.

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SUBARU AND CO2 Reginans, like Californians, can now drive one of the cleanest burning vehicles.

“In very smoggy areas, the exhaust out of the tailpipe may actually be cleaner than the air outside.”

Anarchic acronyms rule the roost when it comes to automobile vocabulary. BMW, GMC, VW and the list goes on. Lingo around vehicle CO2 emissions is no exception.

Heard of an LEV? That’s a Low Emission Vehicle. How about a ULEV, or the SULEV? Those are Ultra and Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.

This one might stump you: PZEV. Powerless Zigzagging Electric Vehicle? Patchouli Zen Earthy Vehicle? Nope. When I first heard the phrase Partial Zero Emission Vehicle, I rolled my eyes in contempt. Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? How can you have partial anything from zero?

It turns out that PZEV is an environmental rating for California vehicles. The Golden State has strict emissions rating standards that are intended to help consumers choose cleaner-burning vehicles. On the “dirtiest” end of the spectrum is the aforementioned LEV, and on the “cleanest” are ZEVs, or Zero Emission Vehicles.

In terms of emissions, a PZEV-rated vehicle is the next best thing to no emissions at all. PZEVs are, according to driveclean.ca.gov, 90% cleaner than the average new model year vehicle, and they eliminate fuel system evaporative emissions. Gasoline evaporates easily. In the past, fuel system emissions were vented into the atmosphere. Recent vehicles ensure evaporative emissions are burned in the engine rather than released into the atmosphere.

For those Reginans who are both concerned about global warming but want a kick-butt fun ride, Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) has some good news. The 2010 Forester Partial Zero Emission Vehicle is now being sold in Canada.

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“Subaru is extremely proud to offer a new Forester that is fuel efficient and reduces smog-forming emissions to almost nothing, while remaining a powerful and versatile Sport Utility and extremely safe family vehicle,” said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of SCI via press release. The 2010 Forester PZEV achieves such a complete fuel burn that in very smoggy areas, the exhaust from the tailpipe may actually be cleaner than the air outside, the press release stated.

Certain aspects of the Forester design allow it to achieve the PZEV rating. A dual-filtration air-intake system ensures vapours do not escape once the engine is off. Likewise, the catalytic converter has a larger and finer mesh, the fuel injectors are tighter, and the Engine Control Module has been programmed to reduce emissions. Aside from the amazing emission rating, Subaru can claim another “green” milestone. The Forester PZEVs are built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., the first auto assembly plant in the US to achieve zero landfill capability. The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada named the Forester the best new Sport/Crossover Utility Vehicle in the under-$35,000 category in Canada, and Motor Trend magazine the best Sport/Utility of the year. FLR


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CURB YOUR INNER SPEED DEMON

THE 2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID REWARDS DRIVERS WITH SAVINGS AND INFORMATION FOR FUEL-EFFICIENT DRIVING.

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There’s at least one speed demon in every family. In mine, it’s my younger brother. I’m in the passenger’s seat beside him, and the light is red.

The more fuel efficient your driving habits, the more green and lush the vines become: a visual reward for your efforts.

t blinks green, and brother hits the gas pedal like he believes there’s a crowd waiting to cheer him on to a podium for a victory speech, followed by champagne, photographers and bikinis. Except there’s no podium: just another red light. It’s hard to understand: he just shelled out a fair bit of cash to fill the tank to then drive so inefficiently. Maybe the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid would help curb his wasteful driving habits. It’s pretty neat. Ford calls it SmartGuage (TM).

On either side of the analog speedometer are two full-colour LCD screens. The driver can configure the screens to get information like fuel and battery levels, or your actual and average fuel efficiency. And the screens are customizable. For example, when on the highway, you can choose to get less information, but in the city, you can get more.

The four levels of information available are as follows: Inform displays fuel level and battery charge status; Enlighten adds electric vehicle mode indicator and tachometer; Engage adds engine output power and battery output power; Empower adds power to wheels, engine pull-up threshold and accessory power consumption. One of the coolest features is the way the SmartGuage technology visually displays your driving efficiency over long periods of time. For those who just want the data, your driving efficiency is displayed as a chart. But for the more aesthetically oriented driver, you get images of leaves and vines. The more fuel efficient your driving habits, the more green and lush the vines become: a visual reward for your efforts. And speaking of green, the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, mid-sized sedan in North America, according to a (recent?)Ford press release. It delivers fuel economy of 4.6 L/100 km in the city and 5.4 L/100 km on the highway. “With the new Ford Fusion hybrid, we are now able to offer even better range of travel on battery power at a greater speed, thanks to a more efficient, seamless transition between the battery-powered motor and gasoline-driven engine,” said Derrick Kuzak, the Ford group vice president of Global Product Development. The 2010 Fusion powertrain system is upgraded to allow the vehicle to travel up to 75 km/h in pure electric mode. The increased speed on battery power alone translates into gas savings.

Ford Fusion

Says Gil Portalatin, Hybrid Applications Manager for Ford, “Under the right conditions, you can drive in your neighbourhood or mall parking lots without using a drop of gasoline.” FLR

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EXPERT ADVICE ON AUTOMOTIVE DETAILING

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lifestyles regina Kirby Kazeil Owner of SUDS Full Service Car Wash

When a vehicle is dirty, it’s usually a combination of dirt, gasoline, hydrocarbons, bugs and tar – all things corrosive to your paint. To further cause damage, water and dirt often get behind you vehicle’s mouldings, causing rust. Brake dust and grime can dissolve your tire rims and brake pads. In the summer, Bugs have acid that rust paint. Conversely, in the winter, salt does a number on your paint! Contrary to popular belief, one of the worst things you could do to your vehicle, is take it to a ‘touch-less’ wash. They use some of the harshest chemicals around. On the other hand, one could bathe in our wash products. They’re safe for our staff, and safe for the environment. Usually, vehicles go unwashed, because people just don’t have time. That’s where a full-service car wash/detailing shop can help. To properly clean a car, inside and out, it usually takes people a good half-day. A good detailing company can do the same in minutes, while patrons enjoy snacks and free coffee.

SUDS Full Service Car Wash 522-SUDS (7837) 1565 Winnipeg Street www.kiksfootwear.com

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MSRP on the 2009 EX35 (E6SG79 AA00) /2009 FX35 (F6SG79 AAOO)/2009 QX56 (9CRG70 AAO) is $40,900/$51,800/71,900. $77 PPSA, Freight and PDE of $1,825/$1,825/$1,870. License, insurance, registration fees and applicable taxes are extra. Lease the EX35 (E6SG79 AA00) at 1.9%/ for a 36 month term. Monthly payment is $469 with $5,991 down payment. $77 PPSA, first monthly payment, freight and PDI of $1,825 are due at lease inception. Security deposit waived. Lease based on 24,000 annual kilometer allowance with excess charged at $0.15/km (0.10/km if arranged at lease inception). Total lease obligation is $22,875. License, insurance, registration fees and applicable taxes are extra. Representative financing example based on MSRP of $40,900 for the: 2009 EX35 (E6SG79 AA00) at 2.9% for 60 months equals $733.10 per month with $0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $3,086.20 for a total obligation of $43,986.20. License, insurance, registration fees and applicable taxes are extra. *$4,000/$2,000 cash purchase credit on new 2009 EX35 Journey Edition / 2009 FX35 (F6SG79 AAOO) is deducted from the negotiated price before taxes and cannot be combined with subvented lease or purchase financing rates. Vehicle and wheels may not be exactly as shown. Limited time offers on approved credit through Infiniti Financial Services are subject to change without notice and may not be combined with any other offers. See your nearest Infiniti retailer or infiniti.ca for complete details.


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See Dilawri BMW for details. © 2008 BMW Canada Inc. “BMW”, the BMW logo, and all BMW model designations are registered trademarks of BMW AG, used under licence.


Firecube Video owner Barry Rud (right) and Graphic/Web Designer, Matthew Wilson, combine 2 generations forming a good mix for utilizing traditional video production and applying it to modern marketing approaches.

“We all know video is the most powerful medium for communicating any type of message to any kind of audience. Organizations are starting to see the potential of video on the web, or the many other ‘digital avenues’ out there as a valuable communication and marketing tool that can reach millions, or a select few!”

Web 2.0, Video, and a new marketing alternative! Barry Rud has worked in television and video production his whole adult life. He started his career as a video production technician at CKOS TV in Yorkton in 1980 during the days when Linus Westburg was a household name in those parts and a young chap named Chris Cuthbert was starting out in broadcasting.

He tinkered with directing the live newscasts early on but eventually decided that he wanted to be behind the camera gathering the images. Rud went on to a communications job with the provincial government and a stint with CBC Regina. But the bulk of his career to date has been his 20 years with Global Regina, and freelance work for everyone else. Rud spent his last 10 years at Global Regina as a writer and producer of commercials, corporate videos and some documentaries. He produced several hun-

dred TV ads, some of which can still be viewed on his website www.firecubevideo.com. He also has a lot of experience working for network sports. For the past 20 years Rud has been a Freelance Audio Engineer for TSN, CBC Sports, and various other companies that required this specialized service. “It’s given me the opportunity to work at many prestigious events that include NHL Hockey, The Olympics, and of course pretty much every Rider Home game for the past 20 years.”

Rud still spends his non-freelance days shooting and editing video. But he does it for himself, or his affectionately named company Firecube Video Services. We can do pretty much anything that is required as far as producing video goes. If you want something for your website, a television ad, or a professionally produced video for marketing purposes,

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communication and marketing tool that can reach millions!”Rud has the ability to take care of the video production end of things for businesses that want to communicate a message. They shoot it, edit it and voila! They have a message that can be delivered via YouTube, email, inter-office intranet, the company website, or to DVD for hand-out at the next conference or tradeshow. One interesting use involves clients who have Firecube tape interviews with employees, which then acts as a feedback tool with respect to how they’re implementing new ideas. Without batting an eye, the next day it’s on their website or intranet. It brings larger organizations together and helps them communicate important messages from management to employees and viceversa.

Some larger companies are now hiring full-time multi-media producers to handle their on-line and digital Barry and Matthew in production with client. marketing because they see the benefits in doing so. But many medium and smaller size companies can’t and 1000 copies of it to DVD, these are things we can provide afford that. Conversely, they can afford to hire companies like start–to–finish. Firecube Video to produce a video or series of videos. Those com“I’m really enjoying this and look to take on jobs of all types for panies are finding that they can use them today and cost-effectively people and businesses of all kinds,” beams Rud. “We shoot and edit make ongoing changes as needed – all at a fraction of the cost of in HD and are using an abundance of tools with digital editing and employing a full-time crew. software. We can create stuff for a pittance now that you wouldn’t Rud believes that businesses big and small now have more conhave dreamed of doing even 15 years ago…unless you had a trol in reaching their customers with their message directly. But with $200,000.00 (+) budget!” that, they also have to be in tune everyday with where their potential Rud explains, “Businesses have so many options and avenues with respect to reaching their target audience. As an example, we shot and edited a basic info video (under 2 minutes) for a local business. They do specialized design cutting with a high-pressure water cutting machine that is controlled by a computer. This thing can cut a detailed image of a butterfly into 8 inch steel or ceramic. Now, anyone looking for this service might go to Google and type in ‘design cutting steel’ or design cutting ceramic’ and chances are if their search involves a local key word they will end up watching their video somewhere, whether it be on their website or Facebook or YouTube.” Rud further comments, “We produced a 15 minute video for a hunting outfitter from Alberta. The majority of his clientele are from the U.S. Some of them happen along his video while surfing the net and call to book. Others call to inquire about the depth of his services and he directs them to his video on YouTube and there they can see everything he is about. They also see some cool video of huge flocks and that tends to seal the deal.”

“We all know video is the most powerful medium for communicating any type of message to any kind of audience,” cautions Rud. Organizations are starting to see the potential of video on the web, or the many other ‘digital avenues’ now available. It’s a valuable

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customers are viewing/surfing/visiting and then find creative ways to reach them with their message.

In closing Rud explains, “The world is ever evolving with an abundance of marketing tools and potential! Most everyone knows this but many have yet to utilize it. Using digital video as part of your marketing plan makes sense – especially at today’s economical rates – and compared to traditional Medias!” And when asked about how he is handling the adjustment from employee to owner/operator Rud says, “I’m really enjoying it, and it’s my dream that I’ll be the guy the Regina business community comes to for any type of video service in the future.” On the other hand, I don’t golf near as much as I used to and when I do get out, my game stinks even more than it did before!” FLR Barry and Matthew can be reached at: Firecube Video, Regina: (529-8190); info@firecubevideo.com; www.firecubevideo.com.


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Partner, Olive Waller Zinkhan Waller LLP

TAKING CARE OF YOUR ESTATE

Have you ever heard anyone say, “if you don’t have a will, the government will be entitled to your entire estate”? If you live in Saskatchewan, you can rest assured, that this statement is quite misleading and intended as a sales pitch by those selling “do-it-yourself” will kits. In fact, if a person dies without a will, the distribution of his or her estate is determined by rules set out by the government in The Intestate Succession Act. This law sets out who is entitled, in order of priority, to the proceeds of an estate. It starts with the spouse of the deceased, then children, then parents, etc., and continues through the family tree deeming the division of proceeds. Only if the deceased has absolutely no family (including those long lost relatives, like Mr. Deeds – for the moviegoers among you) does the government have a claim on the estate. In this circumstance an application to the courts to confirm who may administer the estate is also required. Does this mean, a person doesn’t need to bother having a will prepared? Absolutely not. The law exists only to fall back on in the event that there is no will. But the law may not reflect the wishes of the deceased person regarding division of his or her estate. A well-drafted will ensures that the testator’s wishes are clear and can be carried out by the executor named in the will without resorting to guesswork or other information. Although we often think of wills merely as the establishment of terms for distributing money from an estate, there is much more that can and often should be included in a will. The will provides authority to one or more individuals (or, in certain cases a trust company), called the executor, to take charge of and carry out the wishes of the testator. Choosing an executor requires careful consideration. An executor should be someone who is trustworthy, capable, willing and accessible since the work can be extensive and long-term, depending on the complexity of the estate – and the clarity of the will. The executor becomes the custodian of the estate property and stands in the place of the testator until the estate has been taken through the division of assets and the completion of other matters, such as the filing of income taxes.

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Very often, family members are selected to fulfill this role. A non-family member, however, may also serve in the capacity. Regardless of who it is, he or she will often be known to both the testator and the beneficiaries. Parents of minor children should know that in addition to naming an executor, they should name guardians who would assume the role of parents of minor children in the event of either the death of both parents in a common incident, or the death of the last surviving parent. Before naming a guardian in a will, the willingness of the guardian to take on such responsibility must be determined. Parenting is a tremendous responsibility and a guardian should be aware of the lifelong commitment of the role. Provision in the estate must be made for dependents of the testator, which includes minor children.

Many people have specific items such as family heirlooms, jewelry, photographs or other items of sentimental value that they wish to pass along to certain family members. Specific bequests must be identified in the will and allocated for the individual beneficiary to whom the item should pass. Once the specific bequests have been resolved, the rest of the estate, called the “residue”, can be divided into (not necessarily equal) shares, and given to the beneficiaries accordingly. The executor can usually sell or otherwise convert to cash everything else in the estate so that the division is easier to administer. There are often many questions that can be answered by a lawyer after a short discussion of a person’s situation and assets. It is important that you give careful thought to these questions in advance of preparing a will. By taking the necessary time and action to prepare a proper will, you can avoid future problems (including strained family relationships) and confusion for executors, administrators and beneficiaries. For detailed information and assistance with drafting your will, a lawyer should be consulted. Lawyers have the expertise required to best advise a person on his or her specific situation and needs..


BUSINESS PROFILE

FIRM OVERVIEW Over the past 27 years, the name Connor,Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (CC&L) has become synonymous with excellence and leadership in the Canadian investment management community. With offices in all areas of Canada, including Regina, CC&L provides professional management of financial assets for pension fund sponsors, capital accumulation plans, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, First Nations, individual investors, foundations and endowments. The firm offers a diverse array of investment services spanning the universe of equities, fixed income, private equity and absolute return strategies.

PRIVATE CAPITAL CC&L was founded by Larry Lunn in 1982 and, over the succeeding period, has grown into one of the largest and most successful investment management firms in Canada. CC&L is a private company owned entirely by its professionals through Connor, Clark & Lunn.

In order to better serve a broader range of client needs CC&L evolved into, and became a part of, the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, an affiliation of eight independent investment management firms with aggregate assets under management of approximately $30 billion. Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group provides non-investment resources, such as business management, sales, marketing and operational support, allowing CC&L Private Capital to focus exclusively on what it does best: investment management and client service. PHILOSOPHY CC&L follows a disciplined approach to portfolio management, based on rigorous financial, economic and fundamental company analysis, incorporating leading edge proprietary risk management tools. The cornerstone of CC&L’s philosophy is capital enhancement through maximizing long-term performance using a consistent and systematic investment process. PROCESS

At CC&L, risk/reward trade-offs are analyzed and quantified in all financial markets and in each asset class.

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CC&L has one of the longest Canadian equity track records in the country. The process is a disciplined, fundamental bottom-up approach to stock selection combining quantitative screens, in-house research and face-to-face evaluation of a company’s management. The emphasis is to uncover investment opportunities in stocks that offer strong growth prospects at attractive valuations. KEY DIFFERENTIATING FEATURES

• Established in 1982 • One of the largest partner-owned money management firms in Canada • Strong, stable team of experience dinvestment professionals • Extensive in-house research capabilities supported by a major commitment to R&D • Proven ability to add value through active asset allocation • First investment manager in Canada to offer a family of core, growth and value portfolios that are quantitatively driven and based on the foundation of a fundamental approach and first to offer active extension strategies. LISTENING IS AN ART

Our clients have told us they want to be listened to, in a relationship based on trust and confidence. We know that artful listening results in mutual understanding. By clearly acknowledging your needs, we can then create an investment plan for the present and

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one which will maintain the flexibility to respond to your changing circumstances. LESSONS WE’VE LEARNED

• You want to deal with a firm whose experienced counsellors understand your needs and deliver service of the highest standard • You require a team focused on performing to meet your objectives and preserving your wealth. • You are seeking simplicity and a group that can relieve you of the many burdens that accompany wealth management. • You seek a firm that is dynamic and innovative in its product range and technical support...a company that delivers high quality advice from quality individuals in a straight-forward, plainspeaking, empathetic manner. • You need experts who can maximize the tax effectiveness of your plan while offering a range of products and flexible approaches designed to anticipate and meet changing market conditions and personal situations. • Your team must work collaboratively with your other personal advisors. • Finally, you must deal with a firm that has a solid track record and will be around for many years to come.

We continue to seek our clients’ needs, and most recently, they have requested exposure to Private Placements. As a result of this, we recently created direct investments into the infrastructure Market.


CONNOR, CLARK & LUNN AND GRAHAM, PROVIDE INVESTORS WITH DIRECT OWNERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS Toronto – April 20, 2009

Connor, Clark &Lunn Infrastructure and Graham Group have launched a unique investment vehicle – Connor, Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP – that will enable Individual investors to invest directly in basic infrastructure assets and participate in the anticipated and necessary surge in infrastructure spending. The announcement comes as Canada is set to make record investments in basic infrastructure such as roads, bridges, hospitals and water treatment plants, to stimulate the economy. “A massive amount of infrastructure spending needs to occur over the next decade and a significant proportion of it will have to be funded by the private sector, in part through publicprivate partnerships (P3)” says Matt O’Brien, President of Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure. “Spending on this infrastructure will not only help our economy and communities, but also provide attractive investment opportunities.”

CC&L GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP brings together the asset management capabilities and infrastructure investment expertise of CC&&L Financial Group, Canada’s second largest independent asset manager, with Graham, a leader in Canadian infrastructure construction and among the most active players in the P3 market. Graham has participated in over 40% of Canada’s largest P3 projects over the past three years, worth in excess of $3 billion. “Global spending on infrastructure is expected to exceed $25 trillion over the next two decades,” says Tim Heavenor, President of Gracorp Capita Advisors, the infrastructure investment entity of Graham, Canada’s fifth largest construction company. “Canada could spend over 100 billion and still have a long way to go.”

Civil and social infrastructure assets produce stable cash flow (yield) over long periods of time – frequently in excess of 20 years. Backed by long term contracts with the government, their payment streams do not vary with economic cycles or equity market

returns – providing diversification, stability and a partial hedge against inflation. “Until now, only large institutional investors and pension plans have been able to invest in this asset class,” says O’Brien. “Other infrastructure funds have generally only offered access to publicly traded companies with exposure to the infrastructure space. Connor, Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional infrastructure LP allows smaller institutional and high net worth investors to invest directly in the assets themselves.” “We believe investors will be attracted to the opportunity to get direct exposure to this unique asset class,” says O’Brien. “The partnership between Graham and Connor, Clark & Lunn leverages our respective expertise for the benefit of our investors, consistent with CC&L Private Capital multi-boutique approach.”

to understand your objectives, personal circumstances and plans for the future, to provide an individual solution, targeted to preserve and grown your wealth. That’s all we do. That’s all we want to do. SIMPLIFYING YOUR BUSY LIFE

Let’s put this very simply: your life is complicated enough. You deal with us to make it simpler. So, here’s what we do... ¢ We follow well-established and wellcommunicated guidelines based on your investment needs. ¢ We make it easy for you to access information about your portfolio. The choice is yours: • You can view your portfolio on our website 24-hours a day. • Review our comprehensive, plainlanguage quarterly report on our website or receive a copy by mail. • And, of course, you can contact your personal counsellor, directly. • We actively analyze and manage the changes in all key financial markets to relieve you of that concern. • Finally, we facilitate communication with all of your other significant advisors...your legal, insurance, tax, and accounting experts. This is a critical step to ensure that your investment plan takes optimal advantage of all relevant tax benefits.

EARNING YOUR TRUST, BUILDING YOUR WEALTH

Providing individual investors with comprehensive wealth management solutions is the cornerstone of our business. At Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd. (CC&L Private Capital) we are committed to taking the most effective route to managing your wealth. This requires an experienced team and a sound methodology to create tax effective and customized investment solutions, based entirely upon your goals. We accomplish this through our team of handpicked individuals who have the requisite credentials and a profound commitment to acting on our behalf. Having developed the broadest investment platform available to Canadian private clients, we are able to provide customize solutions. We take a global approach to investing, but deliver a highly-personalized service. We are driven

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Roger Brandvold, CIM Senior Vice-President Ph: (306) 584-3888 Fax: (306) 584-3886 rbrandvold@cclgroup.com www.cclprivatecaptial.com fine lifestyles regina

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Insurance Advisor CFP Sun Life Financial 306.757.8631 ext.2207

EXPERT ADVICE ON CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE

A very common mistake found when discussing contingency plans to prepare for a disability, is the assumption that the disability insurance provided by the employer is all that can be or needs to be done. Most people don’t realize their after tax income while on disability will reduce by 10% to 20% (or even more if their income is greater than the maximum insurable amount). A decrease most are not expecting, especially during that period of higher costs. To avoid financial stress during the recovery process, and to avoid liquidating investments, we need to fill this income gap. Medical advancements mean more and more people are surviving serous illness or conditions (i.e. cancer, stroke and heart attack), Critical illness insurance pays a lump-sum benefit that helps you manage the cost of recovery, which often extends beyond the cost of medical treatment. (Did you know almost 90% of people admitted to a hospital with a first time heart attack and over 80% of those with a first stroke survive?) Critical Illness insurance is a smart way to protect your family’s financial well-being during the recovery process. It’s especially important for single people, self-employed individuals or business owners who may not be able to earn a living while they focus on getting better. Even if you have disability insurance to replace some of your lost income. Critical illness insurance helps fill the gap between your usual pre-disability income and the amount of your disability benefit provides. Coverage is also available for children, which allows parents to take time away from work to look after their child’s needs. Coverage for your child can also guarantee they have coverage as adult. Regardless of their health, lifestyle or occupation.

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If you are diagnosed with one of the conditions covered under your plan, the lump-sum benefit is paid to you at the end of the required survival period (often as low as 30 days). This benefit gives you more options and greater control over how you manage your recovery because how you spend the money is entirely up to you. You may use it to cover treatments or medications not paid for by government plans, to cover the lost income of a family member who takes time off work to be with you – it’s completely up to you.

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EXPERT ADVICE ON “THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FINANCIAL PLANNING...”

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Financial Planner CFP, CFU, CHFC, Owner, The Wealth Planning Group Inc. 306.757.5038ext. 225

There is both an art and a science to the financial planning profession. Most people have some knowledge of the science aspect, that is, the pure economics of it, including: life, income replacement, critical illness and long term care insurance products and annuities. One must also consider investments such as mutual funds, segregated funds, Guaranteed Investment Certificates, individual securities and the newest kid on the block: Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit products. A financial planning software program pulls all the data together and produces a report that gives a snapshot of an individual’s financial situation. Since most of these can be purchased on line, why use a financial planner? This is where the art comes in. First of all, everyone has a story which is much more interesting and complex than fits into a standard insurance or investment product. A good financial planner takes the time to listen to the story and ask questions to ascertain the important details and motivations of his or her clients. Conversely, a good financial planner is also a good storyteller, which helps clients relate to other people’s problems and find solutions in similar circumstances. Now this isn’t all about the money – although that is an important part of the planning meetings. It‘s about how people want to be remembered, who and what they want to protect, and for what they are willing to make sacrifices. It’s about parents and kids, grandparents and grand kids, family businesses and leaving a lasting legacy. Sometimes money is the solution and sometimes it is the problem. A good financial planner organizes a team of experts who provide expert advice in this planning process. Clients can deal with someone who really understands them and their situation, but who is also connected to other sources of expertise. After all, the financial planner has a proven process, which brings the art and the science together into a meaningful plan that works in real life.

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The Importance of Websites in Advertising

Dwayne Melcher, President of Melcher Media & Design, Regina

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n today’s over-crowded market, where consumers are tasked with sifting through mountains of mass advertising to find relevant information, it is downright difficult for Regina businesses to determine where to spend valuable advertising dollars.

In a downturned economy where the average person is being more cautious on where they spend their money, businesses simply can’t afford to try out untested advertising methods without knowing they will return the investment.

If the average consumer has become conditioned to ignore conventional advertising while searching for “real” information and advertising budgets have become the first casualties of our recent economic woes, then what can Regina businesses do to promote their companies and grow their brands?

President of Melcher Media & Design, Dwayne Melcher, believes investing in your corporate website is without a doubt the safest and most effective investment you will make this year when advertising. His theory makes sense when you consider that many potential customers use the internet to “investigate” purchases they are considering making in order to collect as much information as they can on their own terms. Having a website to promote to your potential clients so that they can find the information that is most relevant to them seems a lot more rational then simply estimating the one key message that will “speak to” the most people possible. The fact is: people are going to search out your web site and find out more about your company so it is smart to be prepared. Dwayne continued to elaborate by explaining that, “a website is an extension of a company and if the

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site looks bad then customers will judge the whole company based on it.”

After searching the web and looking at your competitors or other industry leader’s web sites, it probably isn’t hard to see what makes a website “good” or “bad” in the customer’s eyes. Recent innovations in the way people can navigate or travel through the sites or the ability to actually purchase goods directly through homepages have become staples of great sites. These additional features used to be for the very elite web pages that but through web developers like Melcher Media & Design, virtually any company can have advanced functions like these built in for very reasonable prices.

“Animation, cool graphics, the ability to quickly update their own content, streaming news updates and social networking” are some of the other most popular new features Dwayne’s company has been adding into local websites to refresh and renew them for the next generation of consumer.

We understand the need for a slick website and all the great new features we can build into it but the question still remains: how does a company find the right resources to develop their web site? The real-

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ity is that many people have the ability to make a website in some capacity so it comes down to who has the most tools to create the vision your company wants, who has the most reasonable pricing structure and who has the right attitude when serving you as their customer.

Melcher Media & Design is a Regina based company that has developed relatively small sites for some clients and very large sites for others so they will tell you it really depends on how complex and unique the project really is when it comes to cost. Their advice is to simply ask for quotes and get a good feel for the team you will be working with, as you will generally get a wide range of prices and service commitment levels.

To learn more about how websites can boost your advertising efforts, contact Dwayne at: 306.359.1666; info@melcher.ca; www.melcher.ca


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EXPERT ADVICE WEALTH MANAGEMENT PLANS

Sleep better at night with a wealth management plan. If you have more than $1 million or more invested, your financial situation is more complex than the average Canadian; you probably pay higher taxes and have a higher standard of living. Maybe you are an executive with a complicated compensation package or a business owner with an interest in a private corporation. You may also own or plan to own more than one real estate property and likely have plans for larger estate transfers and charitable giving. Furthermore, you may not have had the time to spend to determine if you are on track to achieve your retirement goals, as well as other important financial goals, such as minimizing taxes or planning for the eventual transfer of your estate. One of the best ways to start mapping out your wealth management strategy is to step back from it. Ask an expert to look at your overall financial situation and prepare a comprehensive plan for you and your family. This type of plan addresses all aspects of your wealth, including cash and debt management, tax and investment planning, risk management and retirement and estate planning. Key questions are answered:

Investment Advisor RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Member CIPF 306.777.0500

In many cases, the key to a professionally prepared, comprehensive wealth management plan is the level of customization it offers. A customized wealth management plan should involve the following: • In-depth discovery discussion to ensure that your goals and objectives are clear • Projection of your financial situation (investment, retirement and estate) based on your current strategies and savings rate • Recommendation of key investment, tax, estate and retirement planning strategies that are aligned with your goals • Projection of your financial situation if the recommended strategies are implemented • An action plan that summarizes the key recommendations and a clear guideline for you and your advisor to help monitor their implementation. Wealth management is essential if you are a business owner, as your financial concerns are more complex. These concerns might include business succession issues, withdrawing money out of the corporation in a tax-effective manner, taxation of the corporation at death and more. Many business owners, especially medical professionals like doctors and dentists, may not have a retirement savings strategy since they are relying on the equity in your business to fund your retirement. Wealth management can help integrate your business and personal needs into a plan to ensure you are able to meet your goals. Speak to a professional investment advisor for more information about wealth management.

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• Can I retire when I want to and maintain my desired retirement lifestyle? • How can I ensure that I don’t outlive my money? • How can I minimize the taxes I pay each year? • Is my investment mix appropriate? Am I taking on too much risk? • If I were to die unexpectedly, would my family be taken care of? • How can I protect the value of my estate?

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EXPERT ADVICE ON ESTATE PLANNING

Tax Advisor CA Partner KPMG 306.791.1204

What is Estate Planning? The goal of estate planning is to achieve the state of financial affairs you desire, either at your death or later in your life when you wish to transfer family property to others. Like your financial plan, your estate plan should not be something you do once, then file away. Rather it is a continual process that will evolve to meet changing family circumstances and wishes concerning who inherits your estate. You should give serious consideration to your estate plan at least every five years. Estate planning may involve more than merely creating or changing the terms and features of a will. For example, you should also consider the way you hold assets. Whether you own your assets personally, through a family trust or through a holding company has important estate planning implications. “Estate freezing” is the term used to describe steps taken to fix the value of your estate (or some particular asset) at its present value, so that future growth will accrue to the benefit of others, such as your children (or to a trust for your children) and not be taxed on your death. Several provisions of the Income Tax Act are designed to facilitate this type of planning. Estate freezing is most often used when you own a business that your family will continue to own after your death and that you expect will increase in value for future years. Your children may be involved in running the business. Even if they are not, you may want them to own it after your death. An estate freeze can significantly reduce the tax payable on your death, if the value of your business is “frozen” sufficiently early. The value of the business will be fixed at the time of the freeze, so the tax on the subsequent capital appreciation will be deferred until your children sell the business (or until their deaths). You can also multiply the availability of the capital gains exemption for certain small business shares, if it is still available when your children eventually dispose of the shares. At the same time, you do not need to give up control of the business. You can also continue to receive income from the corporation, either by declaring dividends on the shares you retain, or by drawing a salary if you continue to work in the business. If you use a trust to acquire the shares in the corporation, you can retain flexibility with respect to allocating the shares of the business among your children later. Whether an estate freeze is useful to you will depend very much on your business, your financial position, your future plans and your goals. Qualified professional advice should be obtained before this type of planning is undertaken.

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The author Miriam Beard once said, “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” hether exploring the wide world or simply discovering the locales that make Saskatchewan such a great place, travel is a vital part of life for many people. Whether they need a travel agent, insurance, or a drivers’ license renewal, not everyone thinks of CAA first, but CAA members certainly do.

CAA is perhaps best known for its emergency road service, available day and night across North America to assist members should they experience auto breakdowns. But every member (or potential member) should explore the other services and benefits that have evolved from the company’s desire to provide safety, reliability and responsible care to its members. With ingenuity and initiative, CAA devotes a great deal of effort to ensure that members are provided with the best services available, and their website www.caask.ca is a wonderful source of information about these services, as well as travel advice and ideas. For example, if a member purchases an airline ticket through the CAA Travel Agency, he or she automatically receives $100,000 in travel accident insurance; members with a CAA Plus Membership receive $500,000 coverage. That’s an immeasurable benefit that can relieve the mind of any traveller. CAA trip cancellation and interruption insurance, with reasonable rates and ease of availability, alleviate anxiety too. Look further, though, and you’ll discover that CAA has a whole lot more to offer. For the past seven years they’ve promoted escorted bus tours through their West World division. “The tours are very popular,” says Fred Titanich, President and CEO of CAA Saskatchewan. After researching the needs and wants of motor coach travelers in this

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province, the company launched the service in 2000. Since then, thousands of passengers have enjoyed these high quality tours.

One of the most popular excursions is to Branson, Nashville & Pigeon Forge, focusing on the colourful field of country & western music. Highlights include shows by well known stars, tours of Elvis Presley’s Graceland and the Indianapolis Speedway Track & Museum, and scenic drives through The Beautiful Smoky & Ozark Mountains, all in the comfort of a luxury motor coach, along with the services of a professional tour guide and an experienced driver – and at affordable prices. Perhaps you’d rather be your own tour guide, so to speak. If you’re looking for maps, hotel guides or brochures on attractions, any one of the CAA branches offer resources for road tripping locally or further afield. Need such supplies as deluxe survival kits and Mylar blankets? Where else would you find these but at CAA? Also on the shelf are Tilley hats, personal organizers, wallets and money pouches. If you are serious about travel, there’s no better resource.

“In recent years, we’ve had the highest membership growth rate among all clubs in North America,” said Titanich when a new branch was opened on Albert Street in Regina. “We needed extra space for both our branch facilities and our administration offices. Not only are these buildings more modern and spacious for our members, but they will also allow us to add more employees to better serve those members.” During Titanich’s years of leading CAA Saskatchewan, he and his employees have worked to revitalize the organization throughout the province. So far 11 of the the12 branches have either moved to a better location or have been renovated, and new services have been added. For example, when it opened, Care Plus Sales and Service of CAA Saskatchewan became the first club in Canada to open a vehicle repair facility, and the first club in North America to sell used cars.

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Titanich is enthusiastic about the research and product development conducted by CAA on an on-going basis. For instance, they are the only motor club to offer automobiles for sale – premium, low-mileage vehicles that are fully inspected and repaired before the tag goes in the window. Once again, the organization saw a need, heeded the requests of members, put the service in place by 2000. For customer convenience, there’s an online showroom at where available vehicles can be viewed, and the lot is easily accessible in Regina. Looking to the future, CAA will always endeavor to anticipate the needs of members and the general public. One possible service under discussion is a car loan broker, not unlike the mortgage brokers operating throughout the country. Members would benefit from a broker’s in-depth knowledge of the field concerning rates and prerequisites for various loan arrangements.

It’s evident that CAA Saskatchewan is worthwhile for anyone who subscribes to the theory that travel improves quality of life. To quote another renowned author who felt thus. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go,” said Robert Louis Stevenson. “I travel for travel’s sake.” How much easier it might have been for him to do so, had he been able to call on CAA Saskatchewan for travel services and advice? FLR

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Classic Limousine

In 1994, Classic Limousine Service was a one vehicle business using a Lincoln Town Car 85 inch stretch to service their client’s needs. Today Classic Limousine Service has grown to 8 vehicles of varying sizes serving both corporate and private events.

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hey’ve done weddings, graduations, and other special events for thousands of people. They’ve even provided services for stars such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Cher, Jamie Foxx, Drew Barrymore and many more.

Glenn says, “There’s also a level of flexibility as even the most organized events have some level of dynamics involved. Our company takes pride in the level of commitment by the staff and management in providing the highest level of customer service through our professionalism and attention to detail.”

Glenn states that, “With Regina’s economic prosperity, our business has grown and so has our fleet. In fact, we’ve just added two new vehicles to our fleet. One is a 14-passenger Ford Excursion SUV limousine called “Elegance” for the special event division and the other is a BMW X5 luxury SUV, within our corporate car division.”

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The detail common to all their passengers famous or not - is the level of service that they provide. Owner Glenn Miller states, “You don’t have to be a rock star to feel like one, nor do you need to be a business tycoon to be treated like one. Classic Limousine Service goes to extreme lengths and takes enormous pride in providing timely, professional and exceptional service to all our clients. Our vehicles are serviced and maintained regularly to ensure that interruptions of events are almost nonexistent.” Another unique item of Classic Limousine is that other companies tend to quote on an hourly basis while they tend to quote on a package. That package is uniquely designed by their professional coordinators and in consultation with their clients. Before the event begins the client knows exactly what is going to happen and what the cost will be.

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“We invite your readers to contact our expert customer service representative to make your special occasion that much more memorable. We are very confident in our product, and therefore invite and encourage our clients to come view the vehicles prior to booking to ensure that our vehicles meet or exceeds their expectations. We can be reached at: 789-5400, or visit our website at: www.classiclimoregina.com.” FLR

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