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Planning a new roof this spring? Using state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras, we will determine the condition of the attic and how it is functioning under the roof.
With the major wind storms that we’ve had recently, the wind load and structural support for snow load become critically important to the structure of your roof. If there are broken rafters or missing collar ties within the framing of the roof, an attic inspection would determine what needs to be done. While the roof shingles are being replaced, this can be done saving significant cost and improving the outcome of the complete project.
When your inspection is complete you’ll have a better understanding of how the roof is functioning as a complete assembly.
Inspections and attic assessment are available in the Regina region. Your full report will be provided on site, the same day.
When shingles need to be replaced, one should question—did the shingles last as long as they should have? If the roof needs to be replaced early, there may be other underlying issues. Having an attic inspection done can greatly extend the life of your shingles.
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It’s been an extra-long winter and if you’re ready for spring, we’ve got your fashion forecast. We’ve reviewed the multitude of fashion-forward trends for spring and summer 2021 and chose 10 to showcase. When bringing them together, it occurred to us that they collectively represent freedom. This makes sense as we slowly
beautifully balanced with a crop or slimfitted top. You’ll find this trend in everything from wide-leg jeans to yoga pants. Puffed shoulders The sleeves continue to bring the style with this recent iteration of stand-up fashion. Jackets, blouses, dresses and even t-shirts are reaching peak status with variations of this trend.
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emerge from a time of daily restrictions. Creative expression is an outlet, and these fashion trends allow each of us to take them on in our own unique ways. Before you dash out the door or fire up the net to make some purchases, be sure to check your closet. Chances are, before the pandemic hit you had some great pieces lined up to wear, and some of those may be part of spring’s best looks. Cut-outs Cut-outs are huge this spring. Until it warms up, look for sweaters with shoulder cut-outs. Once the heat hits, explore the wide variety of skin-baring options from backless dresses to formfitting shirts. Wide leg pants If you’ve been living in your sweatpants and leggings, you might be pleased at this alternative. Spring brings us loose fitting, roomy trousers that are
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Bra tops Bralettes are moving from under to outerwear in all their pretty stylings. Knit bralettes are featured with matching cardigans if you're feeling coordinated. A satin ruffled bralette looks fantastic under a blazer if you’re dressing up. Elevated loungewear Matching sweatsuits, bike shorts, and hoodies have their look upscaled as we continue to live a homefocused lifestyle. Looks like these staples in comfort will have their day for a little longer. Florals Florals in the brightest and boldest of colours and patterns are the way forward for spring. This pretty trend is for those who don’t shy from being seen. Strappy shoes Wrap it up, the strappier, the better! Straps that wind around ankles or have toe loops signal spring in shoe fashion. Just like we saw bare skin in the cut-outs trend, so do we find it on our feet.
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florals Long draped jewelry There are plenty of takes on this trend but all of them lead back to length. With pendants or without, layered or single chains, you’re on the right track with the draped jewelry look.
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Paper thin handbags If you’re used to carrying everything but the kitchen sink with you in your handbag, this trend may take some adapting to. Similar to a paper file folder in design, one needs to pick and choose only the most vital items to fit the fashion. Belted middles Find your middle ground with this trend. All about creating shape on the body this time around, these belts sit at the waist. Not shy, many feature big buckles or standout centerpieces.
Spring Skin Trends pring is always a time for change, all the newness of it all can be so exciting. Spring 2021 holds great expectations for a wonderful new beginning and since skincare has taken a front seat to makeup over the last year, let’s take a look at this year's trends. Last year saw skincare extremes with a heavy focus on active ingredients, which, unfortunately left a lot of us with sensitized skin. This year let's look towards a balanced approach when it comes to ingredients. We do not need every active ingredient, just because it is the latest must-have ingredient, nor do we need to use the ones we have every day. This can lead us to sensitized skin that looks raw, and seems to react to everything. Our goal is to care for your beautiful skin without overwhelming it with too much goodness. Pharmaceutical or physician's strength can be too much of a good thing without the proper guidance. Dermaplaning isn’t going anywhere this year and for good reason. This simple treatment rids you of dead skin cell build up as well as helps to minimize hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Without the unnecessary vellus hair your prized skincare products will work much more effectively. Slugging, yes and no to it. Online ‘experts’ suggest Vaseline or Aquaphor to occlude our nightly skincare routine.
Occluding is brilliant, we’ve been recommending it for years, but we want to keep your skin's health top of mind and want you to upgrade from Vaseline to a high quality facial oil. This seals your skincare products to your skin so you can wake up feeling beautiful, you're with it. Facial Oils are tops this year for softer, oil balanced, glowier skin. There are so many to choose from, here's what to look for. If you have an oily skin type with breakout tendencies, go for a jojoba based oil. This helps to balance your oil because oil binds to oil and it makes a great addition to your double cleanse. Watch for ingredient lists that are too long with names we can't pronounce or know what it is without googling it. Not using antioxidants in your routine yet? Here's another reason to do so, as if you needed another one. We are all spending a significant amount of time with our faces in the blue light of our phones, computer, laptops and ipads. This light can be ultra damaging to the skin by creating hyperpigmentation as well as damaging our DNA. Micro Needling keeps evolving, the main reason is that it needed to, science is beautiful. There is now Radio Frequency Needling that offers
all the healing, tightening, scar healing, hyperpigmentation healing, acne treating of the old school micro needling without the need for downtime. No blood, almost zero discomfort. Cryo Therapy (cold) is so beneficial for our skin. We use it in most of our skincare treatments and it's wonderful at-home addition to help combat inflammation while leaving our skin looking lifted and glowing. Niacinamide is the must-have ingredient for skin's health. It helps treat hyperpigmentation, uneven or blotchy skin texture, refines pores, smoothes and hydrates skin as well as soothe our mask covered, inflamed skin. This spring will be the time to lighten up on some of our skincare routine as we will hopefully receive a solid reprieve from the dry, cold winds. It's our time to shine and tighten up our skincare routines. For the best advice that's personalized to you, set up a skincare treatment with your favorite esthetician. Get your 2021 glow on!
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LET THEE LINGERIE SHOPPE PUT SOME SPRING IN YOUR STEP ith the snow melting and the feel of spring in the air, now is the time to shake off those winter blahs. Not only do we all need a little sun and fresh air, but your unmentionables might also need an update too. “We’ve spent a year at home, and let’s be honest, we’ve all probably relaxed a lot when it comes our lingerie,” says Thee Lingerie Shoppe owner Linda Bell. “Spring is a great time to clean out your drawers and get a fresh new look.” Thee Lingerie Shoppe has been around for more than 40 years, providing beautiful lingerie and swimwear to more than just Regina women and girls of all ages. The company has always prided itself on its professional fittings and advice, and that commitment to making sure you’re happy still exists today. Second-generation owner Linda wants every customer to leave her shop feeling and looking their best. “With our decades of experience, our energy is focused on you, the customer. With so many different sizes 12 |
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and brands available and each brand fitting uniquely, it’s important to find the right brand and fit for you,” says Linda. “Women are learning to embrace their own shape and accentuate their own uniqueness. No matter your body type, we can find you the right fit.” Thee Lingerie Shoppe has opened an online store, making shopping even easier. “While coming in for a fitting is always key, we do carry many of our basics online for easy ordering,” says Linda. “If you’ve been fitted and know what you need, we make it easy to get what you need online or via curbside. Our website and social media also showcase what’s new in-store.” The Shoppe is also a fantastic place for swimwear. With summer around the corner, now is the time to find the one-piece, tankini or bikini for trips to the beach, pool, and lounging on the deck. They also carry compression stockings, mastectomy bras and prostheses for customers with unique needs.
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Ready to spring forward and shop at a place that knows what you need? See what Thee Lingerie Shoppe can do for you. Open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Saturdays and after-hours appointments happily accommodated, you’ll find them at 4037 Albert Street and online at tlsbras.com. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. available at
Thee Lingerie Shoppe is the place for quality, stylish bras in sizes 28A to 48O, so every body type can find the foundation it needs. In-store, you’ll find every bra style, including nursing bras, sports bras and mastectomy bras—and all are built to last. Whatever your size or style needs are, Linda recommends women should have on average about four to five bras. Depending on your lifestyle, a basic lingerie drawer should have options for everyday wear, something for sports or exercising, and something for special occasions that’s feminine and flattering.
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10 cups Italian or French bread, cubed 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, halved ½ English cucumber, cut into chunks 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 12 basil leaves, chopped ½ c. olive oil ¼ c. red wine vinegar Salt Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, place cubed bread. Lightly drizzle bread with 2 tbsp. olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes until lightly toasted. In a large bowl, add tomatoes and sprinkle lightly with salt. Add cucumbers, onions and basil. Carefully toss with bread cubes. Whisk together olive oil and vinegar. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Salad ½ c. pecan halves, toasted 1 bag fresh spinach 12 fresh strawberries, washed and halved 1 package goat cheese (113g or 4 oz), crumbled Dressing (makes enough for two salads) ½ c. sugar 1 tbsp. poppy seeds 1½ tsp. chopped red onion 2 tbsp. sesame seeds ½ tsp. Worchestershire sauce ¼ tsp. paprika ½ c. + 2 tbsp. olive oil ¼ c. apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans on a lined baking sheet in a single layer, toasting for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir or shake pan to ensure even browning. In a large bowl, place spinach leaves and strawberries. Crumble goat cheese on top leaves and berries, and sprinkle on pecans. In a bowl or salad dressing bottle, blend together sugar, poppy seeds, onion, Worchestershire sauce, paprika, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Before serving, mix dressing well and pour over salad to taste. Feel free to experiment with this salad – sliced hard-boiled egg, chopped roasted chicken, sliced avocado, feta cheese, blackberries, and mandarin orange segments are all great additions.
Green Goddess Dressing
If you haven’t tried this dressing, you’re missing out. There are many versions out there, but this is our favourite. 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed ½ c. water 3 tbsp. cider vinegar ½ green onion, chopped 2 tbsp. white onion 1 tbsp. lemon juice ¼ c. chives, chopped ½ c fresh flat leaf parsley ⅓ c. fresh basil leaves 1 tsp. garlic, minced ¼ c. olive oil. ½ tsp sea salt Pepper to taste Place all ingredients except olive oil, salt and pepper into a blender. Blend until just smooth. Add olive oil and blend lightly. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least two hours before using, and it lasts Three days in the refrigerator. This dressing is delicious on a Cobb salad with your favourite greens, chicken, sliced hard boiled egg, bacon, corn and tomato.
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Nutty Broccoli Salad
Salad 2 cups broccoli, chopped finely 2 cups cauliflower, chopped finely ½ red onion, chopped finely 1 red pepper, chopped finely ½ c. raisins ½ c. sunflower seeds ½ c. pecans, chopped Dressing 1½ c. mayonnaise 2 tsp. white vinegar ⅓ c. honey mustard Combine salad ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a bowl and pour over salad; toss. Chill until serving.
Sun’s out, FUN’S OUT! PATIO PERFECT COCKTAILS
It’s true. Spring is around the corner. Really. Soon, we can shake off our winter blues and enjoy some rays. What says spring more than a cocktail on the patio? Even if you have to wear a jacket and find the sunniest place in the yard, these concoctions are the perfect accompaniment.
Citrus Sparkle 1 slice lemon 1 sprig fresh mint 3½ oz. prosecco 1 oz. limoncello 2 oz. sparkling lemonade Ice cubes Place ice cubes into an old-fashion glass tumbler. Pour in Prosecco, Limoncello and lemonade. Stir, and garnish with lemon and mint. Enjoy!
Bourbon Blackberry Mule 5 blackberries, fresh Juice from ½ lime 4 sprigs fresh mint 4 oz. ginger beer 1 oz. Bourbon whiskey Ice cubes Place ice cubes into a copper mug. Pour in ginger beer, bourbon and lime juice. Stir, add blackberries and garnish with mint.
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party punch 6 c. pineapple juice 2 c. orange juice ½ c. lime juice 1 c. vodka 1 c. white rum 1 c. coconut rum 3 limes, sliced Fresh pineapple, cut into chunks Maraschino cherries Ice cubes In a large pitcher, stir together pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, vodka, white rum, and coconut rum. Serve over ice and garnish with lime, pineapple, and cherries. Enjoy!
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Hearing Aid Maintenance Matters When you’re in need of hearing aids, it’s important to ensure you’re getting the advice and care you need to adjust easily. Look no further than Optimal Hearing located at the Southland Mall. With fifteen years’ experience as a hearing aid practitioner, owner Cristina Carteri can help you find and maintain the hearing aids that work best for you.
Getting Used to It “When you are new to wearing hearing aids, adjusting to them is a process,” says Carteri. “You’re going to be surprised at how much hearing you will have again, and it takes time to reacquaint yourself to all the sounds around you.” Typically, Carteri likes to ease her clients back into hearing everything around them, so they aren’t overwhelmed by sound. “I start slowly, and we increase the volume over time. That way, both the client and their family can get used to communicating with one another again,” she says. Carteri provides communication strategies 22 |
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to help clients and their loved ones succeed with hearing aids. It takes time to reorient yourself and learn to extract speech from noise. Once you have your hearing aids, it is also important to maintain them. Carteri recommends professional cleaning at least three to four times a year at a minimum. “Cleaning will keep them in good working order, and whatever you do, never wear them in the water,” she advises. “Water and hearing aids do not mix.” Find out what Optimal Hearing can do for you at optimalhearing. ca or call (306) 559.4411 for information and appointments.
Optimal Hearing offers: • Hearing Tests • Hearing aid trial and fitting • Hearing aid repairs and cleaning Cristina Carteri, owner, Optimal Hearing • Ear cleaning • Custom ear molds • Batteries • Payment plan
What our clients are saying “It is a pleasure to receive Debbie’s warm welcome, and Cristina is so pleasant and helpful. It’s great to attend their office and be helped by such lovely people.” - Myrna Lapchuck “Cristina and Debbie have built Optimal Hearing out of their caring relationship with each person they serve. The level of professionalism is exceptional and one feels like part of the family after a visit to their clinic.” - Debb Black 24 hours. “Sudden changes in your hearing can indicate health concerns. Don’t wait to have it “Optimal Hearing consistently goes above and checked out,” advises Carteri.
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Optimal Hearing is ready to help you and your walkswith through their door made feel like family family hearing services whenisyou need to it. Hearing assessments areessence, easy and painless, you do need a their and that, in is theand nature ofnot the care referral. “It’s never too early to have your hearing checked, and clients receive.” - Jennifer Minter it’s so important to your overall health and quality of life,” says Carteri.
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What to do when a death occurs hat do you do when a death occurs? As Funeral Professionals, we often find people feeling completely overwhelmed and lost, not only by the grief of their loss, but by the uncharted territory they find themselves in as the “decision-maker” for their Beloved’s final arrangements. Death may not have been a part of their day-today conversations, leaving them at a loss. While there is plenty of information available on preplanning your own funeral, we wanted to talk with you about what to do when the death of a Beloved occurs. After the death of a loved one, emotions can overwhelm, and our trained staff is here to gently help you through this most difficult time. We will be able to assist you at any hour, seven days a week. We will ask you where your loved one is now, and we will take care of all necessary steps to have your loved one transferred into our care, no matter where they are. Transfer into our care is done by our own trained staff. In some circumstances it may be necessary to use third party transfer services that have been approved and have met our high standards. We have many years of experience and knowledge regarding the requirements needed for transferring a loved one from one geographic location to another.
Our funeral directors can ensure that all arrangements, such as necessary legal documentation and casket requirements are made to secure safe passage from almost any destination around the world. After securing the information required for transferring your loved one into our care, we will then set a time for meeting with your family. Rest assured that our trained staff can help with all of the details in the planning and preparation process and will support you in making this a meaningful and healing process. In an effort to assist you, we want to provide you with a list of some of the important information needed when making the arrangements. You will find it very helpful to review this information prior to meeting with one of our funeral directors. The following information is required for preparation of the death certificates and also necessary for settling an estate:
Birth Certificate Social Insurance Number Saskatchewan Health Card Recent photo for: obituary, website, preparing for viewing and/or service Information for announcements i.e.: life history, relatives etc. The funeral directors and team are ready to assist you in every way possible. Our team has an acute understanding of grief and the impact it can have when making decisions. We support and provide information to help you make an informed decision. At some point in your life, you may be faced with planning the final arrangements for a loved one. Doing some of these preparations now will serve you in spades later.
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TAKE A TOUR OF SASKATCHEWAN’S TREASURES As spring approaches, it’s time to think ahead about things to do when the ground thaws and we trade heavy coats and boots for shorts and sandals. How about a trip out of the city, to see what rural Saskatchewan has to offer? Here are some highlights that we love, both near and far from the Queen City.
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left Grasslands National Park. Proto credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Dave Reede Photography right Narrow Hills Provincial Park. Photo credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Paul Austring
Lumsden – This one is easy. Just minutes north of Regina, Lumsden is tucked into the gorgeous Qu’Appelle Valley and beautiful year-round. Enjoy some shopping downtown, grab an ice cream cone, and don’t forget to pick up locally distilled spirits at Last Mountain Distillery and delicious fruity wines and delights at Over the Hill Orchard. Motherwell Homestead – This national historic site is must-see. Discover what life was like over a century ago in this carefully preserved homestead site. You can take a hayride, stroll the wetland trail, check out the farm animals, and enjoy delicious treats at the on-site café. Claybank Brick Plant – Another national historic site, this is North America’s best-preserved brickmaking site. Virtually unchanged since it opened in 1914, the plant made bricks for places like Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and the cathedral in Gravelbourg. Check out the plant, and the prairie trails around the Massold Clay Canyons for a trip back in time. Boundary Dam – located near Estevan, this is the only place to catch big mouth bass in Saskatchewan. There’s also great camping, boating and golfing nearby. Grasslands National Park – home to one of darkest dark sky preserves in Canada, this is a place you’ll feel like you can touch the stars. It’s also home to stunning landscapes, tipi rings, and rare flora and fauna.
Cochin Lighthouse – Yes, there is a lighthouse in Saskatchewan! This picturesque place is north of North Battleford, and just so pretty. Bring your camera and a picnic to enjoy the breathtaking views. Nistowiak Falls – head up north to see one of the highest waterfalls in Saskatchewan. This trip is for the adventurer, because the falls are only accessible by floatplane or boat…but it’s worth it. You can canoe from Stanley Mission via the Churchill River or take a tour with a local private operator. Churchill River – If you’re checking out Nistowiak Falls, you’re already there! Some of the best wilderness canoeing in the world is found here. You can follow the fur trade route and view ancient First Nations pictographs. Be sure to register at the Visitor Centre at Air Ronge and bring your sense of adventure!
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Did you know Saskatchewan is home to 100,000 lakes? It’s true! Here’s just ten lakes you’ll want to check out in 2021. Last Mountain Lake – a stone’s throw from Regina to the lake’s south end, it has so much to offer. Home to parks, a bird sanctuary, plenty of sandy shoreline, and cottages galore, there’s just so much to see and do. We suggest a stop at the Bluebird Café at Regina Beach to fuel up on fish and chips, birdwatching near Govan, and grabbing some local brews at Nokomis. Katepwa Lake – in the Qu’Appelle Valley, this lake is favourite of many Reginans, including us. Pretty and close to home, it’s a beautiful place for swimming, boating, camping and more.
T.Rex Discovery Centre – At Eastend (ironic name given its in Saskatchewan’s deep southwest), this is where “Scotty”—one of the most complete T.Rex skeletons was discovered in 1997. With guided tours and free exploration, there’s plenty to learn about the province’s amazing fossil history. Regional Parks – ever visited one of Saskatchewan’s many regional parks? Found throughout the province, this park system is unique to the province. The parks offer a variety of amenities with everything from great camping to golf, beaches to pools, fishing to boating and so much more. Learn more at saskregionalparks.ca. SPRING 2021
Prince Albert National Park. Photo credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar
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Tobin Lake – Did you know you can houseboat in Saskatchewan? You can! Head north to Tobin Lake, just 20 minutes north of Nipawin. Not only can you relax on your houseboat, be sure to pack rods and reels for northern pike, yellow perch, lake sturgeon and more. Candle Lake – the water’s great and the sand is purple! That’s right—sections of the beaches here feature purple sand because of the granite below. Move over Hawaiian black sand, we have purple! Waskesiu Lake – Of course, this lake makes an appearance. This lake, and the park it calls home, are the destination for many Saskatchewanians looking for a getaway. You won’t go wrong here, and we have it on good authority the local cinnamon buns are epic.
Chaplin Lake – this lake isn’t like the others on this list. Chaplin Lake is Canada’s second largest inland saline water body, and it’s an unbelievable spot for shorebirds. Chaplin Lake is a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) site, providing feeding and resting habitat for thousands of shorebirds. Drop by the Nature Centre to learn more and bring your binoculars. Diefenbaker Lake – this manmade lake is home to beautiful beaches, two provincial parks, terrific fishing and boating, and fantastic golfing near Elbow. Be sure to stop for a tour of Gardiner Dam – it’s an engineering marvel. Little Lake Manitou – This lake is like no other in North America, and there are just two others like it on the planet. Extremely rich in minerals, you’re extra buoyant here.
Good Spirit Lake – The secret’s out. The beach at Good Spirit Lake was named one of the best in Canada by Macleans Magazine. Just half an hour from Yorkton, the lake, and Good Spirit Provincial Park are fun for the whole family.
Meadow Lake (Provincial Park) – this one is cheating, but we’ll allow it. Meadow Lake Provincial Park is home to more than 20 lakes and it’s one of the biggest provincial parks out there. Among the lakes to check out: Greig Lake and Kimball Lake.
above Wakeboarding at Great Blue Heron Provincial Park. Photo credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography below Churchill River. Photo credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Chris Hendrickson Photography
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the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources is a fantastic online resource for gardening? Find it all at gardening.usask.ca.
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INTRODUCE HEIRLOOMS INTO YOUR GARDEN ver the last few years, people have taken an interest in heirloom seeds and plants, and with good reason. Heirloom seeds and plants are part of our botanical history and are passed down through generations of gardeners. Heirloom seeds are open pollinated, meaning they are pollinated by natural means (such as insects, birds, wind and people). The seeds mature and are collected, and the plants that come from the seeds are true-to-type (like the parent plant). They are not genetically modified, and you can save heirloom seeds from one season to the next. Getting started in heirloom gardening is easy. You can buy heirloom seeds from many seed growers, who carefully cultivate and save seeds year after year. You can find heirloom seeds and plants online from many growers, seed saving exchanges, farmers markets and at your favourite garden centre. 30 |
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A few varieties to try: Tomatoes – probably the most common heirloom plant to try, there are many, many options for your garden. Among our favourites: Black Krim, Brandywine (dates back to 1885), Costoluto Genovese, Principe Borgese, Stupice and Yellow Pear. Heirloom tomatoes come in a rainbow of colours and sizes, and your tastebuds will thank you. Beans – We love Beurre de Rocquencourt, Dragon Tongue (it’s purple), and Kentucky Wonder Pole (dates back to the 1850s). Carrots – Like tomatoes, heirloom carrots can form a rainbow. Try Black Nebula, Jaune de Doubs, Purple Dragon, and the garden staple Scarlet Nantes.
Prairie Garden Seeds, located at Humboldt, sell many heirloom seeds that are perfect for the Saskatchewan garden. Find them at prairiegardenseeds.ca.
Cucumbers – Garden fresh cucumbers are one of the best parts of summer. We recommend Boston Pickling (get out those canning jars), Improved Long Green, and Lemon Cucumber (round, yellow and delicious). Melons – You can grow watermelon and cantaloupe here. Try Gnadenfeld, Jenny Lind, Minnesota Midget, Cream of Saskatchewan, and Will’s Sugar. Pumpkins – They might take over the place, but who doesn’t love a bunch of happy orange orbs that make a killer pie? Hands down, our favourite is Small Sugar for the best homemade pumpkin pie you’ll ever eat.
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As spring arrives, so does the need to tidy up around the house. One of the biggest challenges for getting (and staying) neat and tidy is deciding where to start, and where to store things so it works for your life. Here are some tips on organizing and storing for your space.
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Set goals. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your house won’t get organized in one day either (unless you have a wand). Be realistic about the time you’ll need to get the job done. Pick one thing to get started with. It can easily get overwhelming, so start small. Tackle one drawer or closet and build on your success. You’ll get momentum as you see your progress. As you clean, organize your stuff into piles: keep, store, donate and toss. If you have a lot of clutter, be ruthless. For example, if you haven’t worn that item of clothing in six months or more (and it’s not due to the weather), it’s time to donate it for someone else to use. I have a friend with a rule for his house. If something new comes in, something old goes out. Bought yourself a new pair of jeans? It’s time to donate the pair you’re replacing. It also works great for the tsunami of toys that kids seem to create. Say it with me: “one in, one out.” Don’t procrastinate. It’s really easy to undo your hard work if you don’t keep up with putting things where they go. If it takes less than 10 minutes to deal with, deal with it now. Netflix will still be there when you get back.
Everything gets a home. We have a built-in storage cupboard in our dining area, and it’s a magnet for ‘homeless’ stuff. I put my foot down, and we worked together to find a home for all the stuff that had migrated onto the cupboard. Now, if something appears, it gets a home immediately or it exits the house. Think about what you need. Do you really need that thing, whatever it is? Organization means assessing what is necessary and what isn’t, and parting with the stuff that isn’t needed. You’ll enjoy your space more if it’s got the things you love and need, and not the things you don’t. Unload the unneeded and unwanted. Our world is loaded with things, and people who will happily take the stuff you no longer want. Facebook Marketplace, local charities, garage sales and the recycling centre are all there to take it away. Declutter more than once a year. Now that you have it clean and organized, keep it that way! Every few weeks, or when you see build-up, deal with it. It’s far easier to manage little tidying jobs than big ones. Celebrate your success. When you’re done your spring cleaning, pat yourself on the back. It’s a big job, so take a bow.
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Identify where you can store your stuff. Assess your closets, drawers, nooks, and crannies. You’ll be surprised at the space you may be wasting, or never thought of using in the first place.
Make lists of what needs to be stored, and how often you need to get to it. For example, your Christmas tree only needs to come out once a year, but coats and boots may need to be accessed in April (or even May) because of our unpredictable weather. Don’t cheap out on storage containers. The expression ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ exists for a reason. Storage containers need to stand up to time, use, and even the elements. Buy containers that will last. Shelf risers can make your cupboards hold a lot more, especially in places like the kitchen or bathroom. They come in all shapes and sizes, helping maximize space where you need it.
Create a space to drop stuff when you come home, and then deal with it that day. We often come home, drop the stuff we walked in with, and walk away. Make a spot for the drop, and then a promise it will be tidy by bedtime.
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Drawer organizers are a lifesaver. They can help corral socks, underwear, accessories, lingerie and so much more. They also do a bang-up job of organizing the variety of ‘crap’ that inhabits the dreaded ‘junk drawer.’ Folding and colour coding your clothing drawers can make finding what you want so much easier. Instead of stacking t-shirts, file them vertically by colour. That way you can see what you have as soon as you open the drawer. Check out Marie Kondo’s folding techniques for inspiration. Magazine files can organize all kinds of stuff, including hair appliances, mail, yarn, flip flops, you name it. You can buy cardboard and metal files, and they are usable all over the house. Your garage ceiling is a dead space, so use it! Add some strategic shelving and you can tuck away a lot of items you only need occasionally.
Shoes should go on shoe racks with one shoe ‘toe out’, and the other ‘heel out’ to save space. To make room in the freezer, store frozen foods standing up. For example, freeze chicken breasts flat in storage bags, and when frozen, ‘file’ them vertically. Don’t overlook places for storage. You can install shelves above doorways, and slide plastic containers under the bed. A garment bag can hold more than just clothes. It’s the perfect spot to store rolls of wrapping paper. Over-the-door towel racks can save space in the bathroom, and the linen closet. These racks can go behind any interior door where you can use some extra storage space. Vacuum storage bags save a ton of space. We use them every year to haul bedding to the campsite, and to store linens and other soft goods we don’t need all the time. They are a major spacesaver!
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can guide you from the very start of your project. The team at Rick’s can sit down with you and create plans from your ideas that will work in your space. “We establish your plans and create 3D illustrations so you can see what your space will look like,” says Rick. “Our interior designers will work with you to capture your vision and your style.” Once your plans are completed, Rick’s Custom Cabinets and Renovations gets work, managing every facet of the job from drywall to plumbing to lighting and more. Rick’s can even supply your new appliances and window coverings. The company carries Hunter Douglas blinds and a fabulous selection of high-quality appliances. Home to brands Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Dacor, you will find the perfect refrigerator, cooktop, wall oven, microwave
Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm with after-hours appointments available, Rick’s Custom Cabinets & Renovations is worth a stop if you’re in the market for a home renovation. Visit their showroom at 3121 Saskatchewan Drive, online at rickscustomcabinets. com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Houzz.
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• Look for icicles on the edge of your roof; they’re a clear sign of ice dams on the roof, and ice dams mean a leaky roof • Safely remove any ice dams or have them removed by professionals. You will want to have the roof inspected as soon as possible to ensure there has been no damage to the membrane for water to seep in • Clean out roof gutters of any debris before the winter, so that meltwater can flow to the downspouts. Keep in mind…water damage can happen to even the most well prepared home owner! To learn more about the specific insurance policies available to you, give your team at Heritage a call. If you have any concerns or questions, regarding home insurance coverage, Please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Prevent problems before they happen: • Remove snow from around the foundation to a place where it can melt and drain away from the house • Make sure your downspouts extend so they discharge meltwater at least two metres from your foundation • Ensure downspouts are kept clear and that a path for water to drain away is maintained • Check window wells for seepage and ensure the window wells are clear of any debris or excess snow
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Butterflies To attract butterflies, you need to attract adult butterflies with nectar, and provide a good place for them to rest and lay their eggs. Butterflies love red, orange, yellow, purple and pink flowers and like bees, they like single blooming flowers. They love the sun, and rocky places where they can settle. They also like protection, like shrubs and tall grasses to lay their eggs. Flowers: Azalea, bee balm, columbine, dianthus, echinacea, foxglove, hyssop, marigold, milkweed, phlox, salvia and snapdragon, sweet pea and zinnia.
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If you really want to make your garden thrive, and help the environment, one of the best things you can do is attract and support pollinators in your yard. Whether you’re gardening on a balcony or have a massive garden, planting pollinator-friendly plants is easy.
Hummingbirds These tiny birds need a source of nectar and water. The ruby-throated hummingbird is found in Saskatchewan, and it’s a thrill to have one visit your garden. To attract them, place a hummingbird feeder with sugar water in your yard. You should also entice them with plants they love, including petunia, bee balm, columbine (especially red), hollyhock, foxglove, dahlia, begonia and fuschia.
Bees Bees need nectar and pollen for food. They love bright colours and lots of fragrance, and the closer together, the better. Big flower beds and flowering borders are bee heaven. Bees love blue, violet, purple, white and yellow and they adore single blooming flowers.
DID YOU KNOW? A hummingbird can produce up to 200 wing strokes per second?
Suggested plantings for bees: Flowers: Hollyhock, alyssum, foxglove, candytuft, bee balm, liatris, daisy, snapdragon, columbine, aster and zinnia. Herbs: Thyme, oregano, lavender, mint, catnip, rosemary, mint and borage.
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They also love blossoms like lilac, honeysuckle, apple, cherry, chokecherry and saskatoon berry.
Bees, like birds, need a bath. A clean, shallow water source in the garden helps bees. Placing rock islands in an existing bird bath allows bees to have a place to land to have a drink. SPRING 2021
WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN
UNIQUE GARDEN CENTRE IS MORE THAN JUST PLANTS For more than 40 years, Unique Garden Centre and Landscaping has been making Regina yards and gardens beautiful. Their north Broad Street location is the place gardeners head every spring for gorgeous plants, trees and shrubs, plus landscaping supplies and professional advice to boot. However, do you know what else Unique does? It’s bigger than bedding plants.
New Home Construction and Home Renovations The company has also been building homes and commercial projects for more than 20 years. “We’re also a full-service home construction and renovation company,” says Deb Callaghan, owner, Unique Garden Centre, Landscaping, New Homes & Renovations. “We’re the place to come for all your home needs, inside and outside.” The company can build your new home from the ground up with a professional team of tradespeople. They can also renovate your indoor living space— taking on projects big and small. Whether you need one room or the whole house, they can do it all. Plus, they can also manage your outdoor space beyond the garden, with decks, fences, sheds, patios, outdoor kitchens and more. “If you’re looking for your brand-new dream home, or to breathe new life into your current home, we can help,” says Deb. 48 |
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Still the Place for Great Plants and Good Advice While Unique Garden Centre is also the place for home construction, it’s still the home of the city’s best plant guarantee on trees and shrubs—with great prices too. We work with you to find the best plants for your outdoor space, and our guarantee shows our commitment to quality,” says Deb. You’ll find a great selection of bedding plants, trees, shrubs and garden accessories, plus landscaping supplies for any DIY garden project. If you need help designing and building your yard, the company offers landscaping and design services to make your yard a place you’ll love. And they will even help you pick out your selection, deliver it, and plant it for you, too. “Whatever your gardening needs are, we can help. We specialize in residential and commercial jobs, big or small, new landscape projects or maintenance work, we can supply whatever you need,” says Deb. “We’re a full-service, one-stop shop for all your gardening and landscape needs.”
Don’t Wait With spring around the corner, now is the time to start planning your landscaping, home build, or renovation project. Let the team at Unique make your home and garden dreams come true. The Unique team can make your landscaping or home renovation experience second-to-none. Find them online at uniquegardencentre.com, follow them on Facebook, and call 306.777.0190 for your free consultation.
Ordering by phone and online (not everything is on the webpage—yet) for spring planting is available now, and the garden centre opens in April. “Seeds are in high demand this year, and we expect the same for flowering and fruit trees,” says Deb. “If you have big plans for your yard this year, plan ahead. We can help you make the right choices for your outdoor space.”
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Explore the Excitement and Joy of Outdoor Living with a Canadian Factory Direct Sunroom f there is any feeling to bottle, it’s the vibe you can only find on vacation. It’s the one you get when you eat a leisurely meal on the deck surrounded by scenery, the one that comes when you’re by the fire with good friends, and the one you feel when you’re stretched out in the sun with a good book. Did you know you can bring that feeling home with you?
A sunroom can do just that. It will be your place to escape and find that good mood—and it’s attached to your home. No more long drives for good vibes! Canadian Factory Direct Sunrooms, based in Prince Albert, is Western Canada’s largest sunroom manufacturer selling direct to consumers. Factory Direct has a massive 30,000 square foot manufacturing area, and showrooms in
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Prince Albert, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg. The company has more than 30 years in the industry, and you can find their durable and beautiful sunrooms and solariums in homes and cottages across the prairies. Built to stand up to our climate, you won’t find a better sunroom on the market. Factory Direct offers three and four-season sunrooms with the strongest framing and highest R-value roof and glass—meaning you’ll stay cool in the summer and toasty warm in the winter. Plus, Factory Direct uses glass instead of plastic for their sunroom windows. You’ll enjoy hours and hours of gorgeous Saskatchewan sunshine without lines, dust or dirt blocking your view. “Our patented roof system, patented aluminum framing and glass windows mean you’re getting a sunroom that is designed to last,” says Bruce Morley, owner at Canadian Factory Direct Sunrooms. “With our quality design and installation, you’ll be enjoying summer earlier and longer. Who needs a road trip when you can have a vacation spot right at home?” The company’s three and four-season options mean you can select the room that works for your space and budget. Factory Direct also offers gorgeous screen rooms, patio covers, gazebos and wall systems. If you have an existing roof, adding walls to create a sunroom is easy. Whatever your outdoor space needs, they can deliver it. With a 25-year warranty and summer around the corner, it’s time to think about a Factory Direct Sunroom. Learn more at their showroom at Fries Tallman Lumber, online at factorydirectsunrooms.ca, call 306-347-0059 to talk to an expert, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Showrooms and installations from Edmonton to Winnipeg.
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AND AR TAKE A SWING IN
Abbreviation for ‘professional average result’. This is the standard score for a hole or an entire course, which state the number of shots a professional is expected to take to hole the ball or complete the round.
Birdie: A hole played one stroke better than the expected standard (one under par). Bogey: A hole played one stroke over par., double bogey (two over par), and a triple bogey (three over). Chip: A short shot intended to play the ball onto the green and as near to the hole as possible. Eagle A hole completed in two strokes under par.
Drive Usually a long tee shot played with a wood or driver. The Royal Regina Golf Club opened in 1899, and it was the first golf course in Saskatchewan. 18 holes became the standard golf round after St Andrew’s in Scotland reduced their course from 22 to 18 holes in 1764.
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Hit the Deck The expert team at Eclipse are proud of their workmanship and customer service excellence. Dependable and reliable, their mission is to provide quality products and services at competitive rates. Committed to listening to their customers, they do it right the first time and they guarantee it. “We take pride in the solid customer relationships we have built; our longevity in the industry is testament to our commitment to our customers.”
Eclipse Fencing & Decks Can Make Your Outdoor Space Outstanding hen it’s summer in Saskatchewan, a deck is essential. Those warm days never last long enough, and a deck is the perfect spot to soak up that famous prairie sun. Your deck is more than just posts and beams—it’s a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. It should be built to last, and it needs to stand up our climate, year in and year out. If you’re in the market for a deck that will do all that, look no further than Regina’s Eclipse Fencing & Decks. With a decade of experience building decks and fences, the
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team at Eclipse knows what they’re doing. “We specialize in decks and fences. That’s it,” says owner Justin Fisher. Because of the company’s specialty, you can expect to work with experienced deck experts that deliver. “Our focus allows us to build decks and fences that are high quality—with timely, outstanding service,” he says. Eclipse is committed to using only quality products in their projects and can handle any deck or fence problem that comes their way. Each deck project is a custom-build, crafted to your outdoor space, style and budget. The company also handles fencing projects of all kinds, including chain-link, pressure
treated, cedar or PVC—to give your outdoor space all the privacy you could need. “Whatever you’re looking for, we can help. Whether it’s a new deck or fence, or replacing something existing, we’re ‘the deck and fence people’,” says Justin. “Every project we do is as unique as the customer we’re building for.” Your home deserves the Eclipse experience, and the team is ready to work with you. Call Regina’s fence and deck specialists at (306) 550-4207 for a free estimate. You can learn more at eclipsefencinganddecks.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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Perfection Every Time YOUR WINDOWS WILL THANK YOU
inding the perfect treatment for your windows can be complicated as you sort through many styles and functions of the blinds, shades, and draperies available today. SKQ Blinds, Regina’s local blind manufacturer, retailer, and installer can guide you through the maze and find the perfect look for your space. “We want our clients to love their windows,” says Brenda Evans, Sales Manager, SKQ Blinds. “We’re here to help you find the best style and function at the best price.” SKQ Blinds handles both residential and commercial blinds projects. Locally owned, the company has a showroom to visit, or they can come by your home or business for an on-site consultation. You will find the window treatment you want, and experience customer service that is second-to-none. SKQ Blinds can customize to your style, whether it’s trendy, classic, bold or traditional. They can create a look to maintain the flow around your home or create something unique and eye-popping. “We can create window treatments for your project in about five weeks,” says Brenda. These days, geometrical blinds are popular, and the company offers a full line of options including wave, triangle, oval, zebra and more. “They are unique and eyecatching,” says Brenda. “You can create a beautiful look for your windows with geometrics.” SKQ also manufactures cellular blinds, available in various cell sizes and light control levels, and designed to improve your room’s energy efficiency. Available in a variety of fabric widths, they are a great solution for wide and large windows. The company also offers a full-line of gorgeous custom draperies, made to your window in any length or width—perfect for tall or wide windows. Plus, SKQ blinds and shades can come with automated, motorized hardware, and all can be used with your smart home or App. “Whatever your window needs, we can make it happen,” says Brenda. The company also offers solar shades for window exteriors. SKQ also makes zipscreens for your outdoor areas, which can be automated to work with your smart home or app. They even offer logo printing on shades for commercial applications. Plus, SKQ installs whatever they sell.
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Brenda Evans, Sales Manager, SKQ Blinds
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To learn more about what SKQ can do for your home or office, visit the SKQ Blinds showroom at B-41 12100 Ewing Avenue from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday or call 306.501.3340 for your free in-home consultation. You can also visit them online at skqblinds.com.
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