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IN YOUR TIME of LOSS You can depend on Young’s Memorials

Young’s Memorials has served Saskatchewan for over 100 years From its humble beginnings in 1909, Young’s Memorials has been committed to providing families with memorial stones that celebrate lives and stand the test of time. That has not changed in over 100 years, and it stands true today with owner Abraham Sun and his team.

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Owner Abraham Sun is also proud to give back to the province he calls home. He has worked with the Tabernacle project at the Rosthern Bible Camp, donating $200,000 to build a life-sized version of the original Tabernacle described in the Old Testament. This project serves as a tourist destination and educational site devoted to recreating the original place of worship for the first Hebrews from where modern Christianity derives much of its history.

Young’s prides itself on providing quality memorial stones that will acknowledge those who have left us for generations to come. The company provides stone from its vast network of dedicated overseas suppliers and can offer almost any kind of granite available in the market today. They can offer any headstone you might require, including standard and special shapes and colours. Not only can they supply a beautiful array of stones in different colours and shapes, but they can also create a headstone design that is customized to the person you are memorializing. The company’s in-house designers can craft a look based on your ideas, or you can choose from a selection of beautiful, pre-made designs. Working with a designer is easy with appointments available in-person and online. The company offers an advanced engraving service that can transfer any high-quality photos or images to a black headstone, as well as the traditional engraving method of sandblasting. As well, Young’s Memorials has become known for producing quality memorial products at competitive prices. Even during and now at the end of the pandemic, they try their best to keep the previous prices even though the cost of shipping and materials has increased dramatically. Young’s Memorials remains a proud, familyowned company that is committed to upholding and enhancing the tradition of quality memorialization in all forms. “Young’s Memorials began operation in Regina in 1909,” says Abraham. “Today, just like then, we offer the best quality memorial products while still maintaining a personal and family-oriented atmosphere for all our clients.” Visit Young’s Memorials at 1010 Scarth Street in Regina, call 306.352.7372 for an appointment and learn more at youngsmemorial.ca.

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welcome welcome WINTER IS HERE and ANOTHER SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER the holidays are around is here and it’s time to enjoy every moment. the corner…where did the year go? Within the pages of our Summer 2022

The end you’ll of 2020find is coming issue, everything you need and I think I can speak to make this summer amazing. We have for most of us when I say “good.” thewow year your friends and recipesHowever, that will that was taught us how family, fun events and places to explore important local business, andpeople so much more. local and the local You’ll learn how to economy is. Main Street is your camping stresskeep your lawn lush, where we find our family, free and cocktails perfect for the patio. friends, neighbours, and colleagues delivering us Plus, every edition of Fresh features what the goods and services we Regina and has to offer in local need in our lives.area Those businesses makeservices, our city a events and more. businesses, great place to live. This holiday season, spend your money This summer showcases the Best of the City once again. Dive into this where it matters most and support the people that call special section and learn about the companies that go above and Regina home.

beyond day. cane season and settle in with this Enjoy this every snowy candy issue to see what is new and interesting in the Queen City.

Have a wonderful summer and we’ll see Learn how you can shop local for Christmas gifts, tryyou out again in the fall! a new recipe or two, and see what 2021 holds for home renovations. There’s plenty inside to read—enjoy! From all of us at Fresh, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Yours,

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Rose Sangria This delightful take on sangria is perfect for the patio. 1 bottle rose wine 2½ c. white grape juice ⅓ c. lemon juice 2½ oz. Grand Marnier 4½ oz. simple syrup 1½ c. strawberries, sliced 1 orange, sliced Pour wine, grape juice and lemon juice into a large pitcher. Stir. Add Grand Marnier and simple syrup and stir. Add strawberries and orange slices. Chill, and serve over ice.

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Tropical Margarita There’s nothing like a margarita on a hot summer day on the deck. 1 oz. lime juice ¾ oz. coconut syrup ½ oz. Triple Sec 1½ oz. El Jimador Blanco Tequila 10 fresh mint leaves, plus some extra for garnish Pour lime juice, syrup, Triple Sec, tequila and mint into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and close the shaker. Shake well to blend ingredients and strain over ice into a glass. Garnish with more mint.

Raspberry Mojito Raspberries make this mojito shine. 2 oz white rum 1 oz lime juice 5 fresh mint leaves, plus some extra for garnish 1 tbsp raspberry syrup (recipe below) Raspberries for garnish Club soda Raspberry Syrup 1 c. fresh raspberries ½ c. sugar Place raspberries and sugar into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until simmering, simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool, strain raspberry seeds before using. Muddle five mint leaves in the bottom of a glass, crushing just enough to release the mint flavor. Add one tbsp of raspberry syrup, rum and lime juice to the mint. Stir until combined, allowing the mint flavor to infuse.Add ice and club soda, and garnish with mint leaves and raspberries.

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Watermelon Lemonade Watermelon Lemonade is the perfect summer drink for kids of all ages. 5 to 6 c. seedless watermelon, cut into small cubes 2 c. ice cold water ⅓ cup sugar ½ cup lemon juice 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp agave nectar or honey (optional) Fresh mint leaves and watermelon slices for garnish In a blender, add watermelon cubes, water and sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Add lemon juice, lime juice and agave nectar or honey (if using). Test for sweetness, and add more sugar or water as needed. Serve over ice with a slice of watermelon and fresh mint.

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Fizzy Cherry Limeade This refresher is great anytime of day. 3 oz. lemon lime soda ½ oz. Grenadine 2 oz. limeade concentrate Lime slices In a glass, mix ingredients and blend. Add ice and lime slices to garnish.

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Spicy Grilled Spareribs 3 lb. pork spareribs 1 tbsp. cumin 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. paprika BBQ Sauce ¼ cup onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. olive oil 1¾ c. ketchup ½ c. brown sugar, packed ½ c. apple cider vinegar ¼ c. honey 3 tbsp. hot sauce 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ tsp. salt

Preheat BBQ to 250°F. Remove membrane from ribs. In a bowl, mix cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Coat ribs with rub. Place on grill, cover with lid, and cook fully covered for 2 to 3 hours. Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic in olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until fragrant and golden brown (3 to 4 minutes). Add ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, honey, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Stir to combine. Once the meat is nearly finished, brush ribs with BBQ sauce well. Cook, covered, for the last 15 minutes of grilling time. Remove ribs from grill and slice to serve with more sauce.


Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad Dressing

½ c. sugar ¼ . apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp. poppy seeds 1½ tsp. minced onion ¼ tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ c.canola oil Salad 1 bag fresh spinach 2 c. fresh strawberries, sliced 1 c. mandarin oranges, drained ½ c. sliced almonds Combine the sugar, apple cider vinegar, poppy seeds, onion, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender until well combined. With the blender on low, slowly pour in the canola oil through the opening of the cover. Mix well. In a large salad bowl, place spinach, strawberries, drained mandarin oranges, and almonds. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

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Grilled Baby Potatoes

1½ lb. baby potatoes 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped 1½ tsp. sea salt, divided ½ tsp. black pepper Skewers (if using wood, soak in cold water before using) In a medium pot, place potatoes in cold water with 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain, run under cold water and drain again. Place potatoes into a large freezer bag, and add oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Shake well to coat potatoes. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 min. When ready to grill, skewer potatoes and place on the grill. Turn frequently for about 25 to 30 minutes or until done.


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1¾ c. graham cracker crumbs 1 tbsp. sugar ½ c. butter, melted 1¾ c. icing sugar 4 oz cream cheese, softened ½ c. butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 c. whipped dessert topping 2 ½ c. crushed pineapple, drained

Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease or spray an 8×8-inch baking dish. In a bowl, combine 1¾ cups of crushed graham crackers, ½ c. melted butter, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Press the graham cracker mixture in the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to completely cool.

Pineapple Slice

With a mixer, cream together softened butter, cream cheese, and vanilla. Add icing sugar a half cup at a time. Mix until the cream cheese mixture is smooth. Evenly spread the filling over the cooled crust. Using the same bowl as the one used for the filling, gently fold the pineapple into the whipped topping. Gently spread the whipped topping over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 4 hours to ensure the dessert is properly set and keep refrigerated until serving.

Buttery Biscuits

2 c. all-purpose flour, packed 1 tbsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ½ c. butter, cut in small pieces 1 c. buttermilk Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter in smallish pieces. With a pastry blender, combine flour mixture and butter until butter is pea-sized and mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk and combine with a rubber spatula or large spoon until well combined but do not overmix. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface to ¾” thickness. Cut biscuits with a cookie cutter or glass. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet, ensuring biscuits are slightly touching. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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SWIM LOOKS YOU'LL BY FRESH YQR STAFF

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Be beach ready with swimsuit trends for 2022 Are you ready for the water this summer? These suit styles will have you stylin’ this summer. Accessorize. Belted beachwear is all over the runway, especially on highwaisted bottoms and one-pieces. Bold gold. Gold accents, like chains and hoops, are making bikinis shine this summer. Cut it out. Stand out on the beach with the cutout looks that elevate your look from basic to bodacious. More than scarves. Crocheted bikinis are taking over the beach this summer. Tie it up. Laces are for more than shoes. Look for tie accents that are both functional and stylish. Dare to wear. If you’re up for it, the teeny bikini is back. Whether you’re on the boat, the deck or the beach, if you’ve got it - flaunt it. Sparkles and sequins. Shimmer in the sun with sequin accents and iridescent fabrics.

Flower fun. Stand out with floral prints that embrace the beauty of the garden. Pret a porter. On the beach or at the pool, don’t be afraid to double duty. Pair it up with shorts or a skirt and a fun top. Ruffle up. Ruching and ruffles are on trend, and both can help camouflage where you want a little more coverage.


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE How to help Ukraine BY FRESH YQR STAFF

In late February, Russia invaded Ukraine—setting off a conflict that has sent Ukrainian citizens fleeing for safety, displacing millions throughout the region. As the war continues, the need for help grows with each passing day. Despite the distance between Canada and Ukraine, there are ways you can help.

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Donate where it counts

Ukrainian Red Cross – The Red Cross is on the ground in Ukraine, providing supplies and services to families, emergency workers and more. The organization is distributing food, medical supplies, clothing, hygiene kits and other vital resources. As well, they are supporting health care, repairing infrastructure and helping families stay in touch. Learn more at redcross.org.ua. Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal – The Appeal was started by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the CanadaUkraine Foundation (CUF). Both organizations are working with the Ukrainian government to send Canadian donations to Ukraine. They are delivering aid for food packages, medicine, and shelter to local partners in Ukraine. Visit cufoundation.ca to donate. UNICEF Canada – UNICEF has been working in Ukraine since 2014, and is now providing safe water and sanitation supplies, medical and health care, educational materials and more for Ukraine’s children. Donate at unicef.ca.

UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency is working with Ukrainian authorities, the United Nations and partners to assist with the growing refugee crisis in the area. The UNHCR is helping fleeing Ukrainians in the border countries to Ukraine. Learn more at give.unhcr.ca. CARE Canada - CARE is working with partners in Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine to support women, girls, families and the elderly with much-needed emergency supplies including food, water, hygiene kits, psycho-social support, and cash to cover daily needs. Visit care.ca/ projects/ukraine-crisis-response.

Help matters

As the crisis rages on, Ukrainians need urgent help with their day-to-day survival in the country. As well, t those displaced into other countries in Europe and around the world need assistance as their lives and livelihoods have been upended for the foreseeable future. We may be half a world away but helping has never been easier. A single donation can make a difference in the lives of real people who need our help. SUMMER 2022

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Selfcare For Bliss

As summer finally arrives, we should all remember to take care of ourselves during these long, hot months. Here are some tips for some TLC that will make your summer even more relaxing. Stay hydrated. It’s easy to forget to drink water, but make the effort. Take a water bottle with you wherever you go, and keep it cool by adding ice. Baby your skin. The sun’s rays feel great but they also can burn and damage your skin. Remember to always wear sunscreen and a hat if you’re spending time outdoors. Reapply sunscreen regularly and moisturize well when you’re done in the sun. Enjoy the long days. Dark winter days drag but summer days don’t. Get up earlier to enjoy the summer even more. You’d be surprised how much you can get done (or how much relaxing you can do) when the sun rises.

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Take a dip. The dog days of summer call for a trip to the pool. Release your inner kid and splash a summer day away - and be sure to treat yourself to an ice cream cone when you’re done! Read a book. It can be hard to make time for reading when you’re busy with work, family and life. Find a comfortable spot and lose yourself in a book. Fire away. When the day is done, put your feet up by the fire with your favourite beverage and the ones you love.

Take time to sit. It can be hard to sit still when you’re trying to pack as much into summer as you can, but take care to sit down and watch the world go by. An afternoon just sitting outside is a great way to relax and release tension. Let nature dazzle you. Saskatchewan is home to amazing nature that has to be appreciated and you don’t have to go far to do it. Wander your own neighbourhood or a new one, and pay attention to the flora and fauna around you. You might be surprised at who or what you’ll see. Pamper yourself. Whether you set up a mini-spa in your own bathroom or head to the local day spa, spend some time taking care of yourself with a treat. Whether it’s a massage, facial, manicure or all of them—love the body you’re in.Eat local and in-season. Explore the local farmer’s markets and eat what we grow right here. There’s nothing like salads made from garden vegetables, fresh berries with ice cream and BBQ meat from down the road. Trust us—eating local is a great way to enjoy the summer.

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Regina and area comes alive this summer

Whether you’re a long-time local or new to the area, it’s easy to fill up your summer with the sights and experiences of the city or next-door good times. There’s so much to see and do this summer in and around the Queen City, and we have rounded up a few highlights for you to check into. Bazaart is back on June 18 after a two-year hiatus thanks to the pandemic. Stop by the Mackenzie Art Gallery on Albert Street and enjoy this amazing art extravaganza. This year marks the 47th year for the largest outdoor art and craft show & sale. For just $5, shop gorgeous local works from artisans. You can also sample delicious food made by locally-owned businesses, check out art activities in the BMO Learning Centre, and visit the Gallery. It’s fun for the whole family. Canada’s Farm Show takes place at Evraz Place from June 21 to 23. The country’s largest agriculture trade show features more than 200 exhibitors on display. It’s a must-do show for anyone in agriculture. Canada Day returns to Wascana Park on the grounds of the Legislature on July 1. Details can be found at reginacanadaday.ca as they become available. The Queen City Ex returns August 3 to 7 at Evraz Place. Take in the rides on the midway, plus games, exhibits, and concerts. Bring your appetite for all the fair food too! The Regina Folk Festival brings music and people together in Victoria Park on August 5 to 7. The lineup includes musical legend Buffy Sainte-Marie, plus The New Pornographers, Lido Pimienta, Andy Shauf, Belle Plaine and more. Find tickets and information at reginafolkfestival.com. Government House, a National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage Property located on Dewdney Avenue, is offering tours and events all summer. Canada Day celebrations are back on July 1, featuring performances by Fiddler Karrnnel Sawatisky, Chinese

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Lion Dancers, Eagle Claw Dancers, Pelican Narrows Jiggers and Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet. You can also take in KAOS Dogsports shows and the kids will love to meet the Storybook Princesses and Superheroes. In August, take in the Fun and Games Day with croquet and bocce ball, crafts, colouring pages, Victorian character tours and a scavenger hunt on August 13.

Over the Hill Orchards and Last Mountain Distillery are also located nearby in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley. Take tours, enjoy some samples and take in the locally made wines, spirits and feasts grown right here in Saskatchewan.

Shake The Lake Outdoor Music Festival returns to the Conexus Arts Centre on August 12 and 13, featuring bands April Wine, Starship, Trooper, Doug and the Slugs and more.

Giddy up to another edition of Country Thunder this July in Craven. The festivities return July 14 to 17 with a lineup that includes Mackenzie Porter, Morgan Wallen and Blake Shelton. Tickets are available at countrythunder.com.

Regina is hosting the 2022 Women’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship on August 17 to 21 at the Regina Minor Softball League diamonds on 9th Avenue North. Featuring the top teams from across Canada, enjoy a day at the ballpark and see some of the country’s best players. Don’t forget to stop by the Regina Farmers’ Market held outdoors at the City Square Plaza downtown. Held Wednesdays and Saturdays, there is plenty to see, do and eat all summer long. You’ll find locally grown and made goods, including vegetables, fruit, preserves, baking, crafts and more. Be sure to enjoy lunch at a local food truck and check out the entertainment.

Just a Little Further Out Wascana Trails are just 20 minutes from the city with the Wascana Valley Nature Recreation Site featuring 15 km of trails to enjoy the outdoors. Walk, hike, bike or run, and don’t forget to check out the wildlife.

Head southwest toward Avonlea and area to check out the Avonlea Creek Valley and the Dirt Hills. Don’t miss the Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site, Avonlea Creek Badlands and much more. Dunnet Regional Park is a great place to camp, swim and golf. The TransCanada Highway headed east can take you to the towns of Indian Head and Wolseley. Indian Head is the proud home of the Rural Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and the Historic Bell Barn, and nearby Wolseley has a quaint swinging bridge, old school drive-in theatre and heritage buildings.

Regina Beach might be our favourite summer spot. This beachside community has been a popular place to unwind for over a century. The main street is chock full of shops and restaurants, including the iconic Bluebird Café, known for great fish and chips since 1928. Find the beach right at the end of Main Street, complete with picnic areas, change rooms and a playground.

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FRESH ADVICE

PRO TIP When thinking about selling your home, put on your buyer’s hat, or ask a friend to do it. Walk through your property, inside and out, and make a list of the items that you notice (big or small) that make you hesitate. Take the list and decide what items may need to be completed prior to putting your home on the market. This is a great time to get advice from your agent on what needs to be done to make your house sale-ready.

THE HOME STRETCH If selling is in your future, let’s talk!

re you thinking about selling your home? If so, there are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering putting your house on the market. The biggest question is: what will a potential buyer think? Follow these steps before selling your home and it should sell faster. Declutter and Store Everyone has different likes and dislikes when it comes to home décor. For this reason, we recommend spending some time decluttering when selling your home, as less is always more. Removing more than you'd expect will open up the rooms and make them feel more spacious. You want buyers to envision their own possessions in the space. Start by going through each room one at a time and make three piles: 1. Keep 2. Throw Away 3. Items to Sell or Donate. Take an hour a day to get started. Half-empty your closets and organize what’s left. Buyers will snoop (and you do want them to) so be sure to keep all your closets and cupboards clean and tidy. Almost like magic, decluttering increases the size of your home in the minds of potential buyers.

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Make Repairs The top tip I can give you is—that to-do list you’ve been putting off needs to get done. Focus on updates that will pay off—a fresh coat of paint on the walls; clean window coverings or buy some inexpensive new ones; replace door handles and cabinet hardware; make sure closet doors are on their tracks; fix leaky faucets and clean the grout. In some situations, you may not have the time or money to complete repairs or upgrades, so selling “as is” and pricing accordingly is also an option. Make it Shine Clean from top to bottom, making sure there is no dust or signs of pets. Get rid of anything that has gathered in hard-to-clean places such as bathroom, oven and ceiling fans. Professional cleaning companies can also make sure your home looks its best. Cleanliness is especially important in the pictures taken for your listing.

Light it Up Great lighting is one thing most buyers add to their must-have list. Remove drapes, clean windows, change lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs, and replace any that are burnt out. Ensure bushes are not blocking light from windows. First Impressions Matter Your home’s exterior is the first thing buyers see when they drive up. It must look appealing and welcoming. No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers will judge your home before they walk through the door. Mow the lawn and pick any weeds. Inexpensive shrubs and flowers can add colour. Also, make sure your window trims and doors are touched up and tidy. I highly recommend considering the above suggestions to help you prepare your home for sale. With these steps in mind, let's work together to achieve a speedy sale at a great price!


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Makeover your outdoor space

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Making the most of summer involves having a place outdoors you can enjoy. It needs to be inviting, comfortable and functional. Whether you have a small apartment balcony or a massive yard, you can create a space you’ll love this summer. Functional furniture

Comfy chairs and a table are a great way to start building your outdoor zone. Consider the amount of room you have, and where you can store the pieces during the colder months. Be sure to pick furnishings that will stand up to our weather and dry out quickly. If you have the room, sofas and loungers can make a space even more relaxing.

Light it up

Your patio or balcony can also use some great lighting. LED string lights and solar garden lights can make the space inviting and cozy on those long summer nights. We also recommend citronella candles for those pesky mosquitoes.

Snug as a bug

For those aforementioned summer nights, a basket of throws and a fire pit (propane-fired or the real deal) can turn an average evening into something special. An outdoor rug also adds style and softness under bare feet.

Al Fresco Fun

Make your space a place to dine as well as hang out. Melamine dishes and glasses are easy to find this time of year and are durable enough to handle a summer outside.


Bring the green

Potted plants bring the garden to you. A few containers, baskets and pots with some simple annuals can create a fresh and friendly feeling to your space. A pretty watering can add style and function, too.

How about a hammock

If you have two trees and the room, a hammock is a fantastic way to create a place to relax. You can spend an afternoon with a good book or take a nap in the summer sun. If you have kids, you won’t believe how much time they can spend hanging out in a hammock and staying out of your hair.

Cover up

A simple sun umbrella can protect you from the hottest hours of the sun, making your patio or balcony usable for longer.

Get outside

Once your space is ready—big, small or inbetween—enjoy it. Our summers are never long enough to make sure you make the most of it.

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CELLPHONE SECURITY Our cellphones are always close by, rarely turned off, and can hold huge amounts data. But, Did You Know: cellphones have become top targets for hackers looking to steal messages, contacts, and pictures, as well as physically tracking the owners. Hackers can even turn on a phone’s camera and microphone to see and listen to your private conversations!

How can you stop this? Well, it turns out that the oldest and simplest computer fix may help stop hackers too!

Simple Trick: Step One: Turn off Phone. Step Two: Turn it back on. That is it! Restarting phones will not stop an army of digital criminals. But it can make the hackers work harder and be more costly to them. Most hackers are looking for the easiest target...if you can make it just a little bit harder for them…then they may just move on. 28 |

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Maintain physical control of your device and avoid connecting to unknown removable media.

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Consider using a protective case that drowns the microphone and cover the camera

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Install a minimal number of Apps and only ones from official App stores. Be cautious of entering personal data and close applications when not using.

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Update the device software and applications as soon as possible.

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Consider using Biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, face) authentication for convenience and to protect.

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DO NOT have sensitive conversations on or around personal devices.

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DO NOT open unknown email attachments and links. Even legitimate senders can pass on malicious content accidently or as a result of being compromised or impersonated by a malicious actor.

10. Disable location services when not needed. DO NOT bring the device with you to sensitive locations. 11. Unexpected Pop-ups are usually malicious. If one appears, forcibly close all. 12. Power the device off and on weekly

If you’re like me, you never think about turning your phone off until there is a problem. Then “rebooting” your phone becomes the first step in troubleshooting the problem. However, turning your phone off and on weekly is an easy way to help thwart hackers that might try and gain access.

If you are the victim of a cyber crime, you could face financial consequences like extortion demands, expenses to restore your stolen identity, legal fees for lawsuits, and even temporary living expenses due to cyberbullying.

There are many things to keep in mind and you may not do all of the steps consistently...BUT, a small amount of prevention could prevent a major catastrophe for your company. Follow these steps:

To learn more about cyber liability insurance, contact us today.

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Disable Bluetooth when you are not using it. Airplane mode does not always disable Bluetooth.

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DO NOT connect to public Wi-Fi networks. Disable Wi-Fi when unneeded. Delete unused Wi-Fi networks.

At Heritage, we offer cyber insurance to help cover some of these risks.

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Every business in Regina and area contributes to our community in more ways than one. This summer, meet these incredible businesses, check out what they offer and meet the people behind them. They are your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours, and are proud to serve Regina. You might be surprised at what you find right here at home.

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Insurance

No Hassle Insurance… Guaranteed. Greg Marcyniuk has been providing insurance solutions for people and businesses across the province for over 30 years. “My focus has always been on my clients” Marcyniuk says. “I will only provide insurance to someone if I’d purchase it myself, or want my mother to have it in place.” His attention has always been on clear communication and education. “People are not always aware of what insurance is about or what insurance they may actually need, so we want to make sure they are correctly covered, and when a loss does occur, we’re there to help you and your family to recover from that loss as quickly and easily as possible” Marcyniuk adds.

“Best customer service I’ve ever experienced! The stellar team of knowledgeable, friendly staff make purchasing insurance quick and easy.” -Ryan L., SK Let’s face it. To most people, insurance isn’t the most fascinating topic. However, the proper coverage can mean the difference between you losing everything or not. That is why Heritage Insurance likes to inform and educate their clients about the insurance policies they have. This is not to make our client spend more, but rather to help our clients to maybe spend less…but be BETTER insured. Whether it is through our monthly newsletter, our website (check out our Clickable Coverage), monthly emails or our social media sites, 30 |

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“We can provide information to help stop a loss, such as with theft-prevention strategies, general safety tips, or help explain exactly what a policy covers and who may need it and who may not.” Elmer and Shelly Truelove of Moose Jaw can attest. “Heritage Insurance keeps us in the know. We don’t have to worry about renewals — they are always on top of it.” As their trusted insurance supplier, we constantly strive to find ways to make their insurance shopping more convenient. That is why we are constantly introducing new digital ways to serve them better. From an more intuitive website that helps our customers find the information they are looking for faster and easier, to MySGI – which lets you submit a claim, renew your registration, make a payment online or even book a driving test...right from the comfort of your armchair - day or night. New clients are invited to contact Heritage to discuss their insurance goals with a specialized broker and to get a free ‘No Hassle’ quote. Existing clients who refer Heritage to friends and family receive a $5 gift certificate and are entered into a monthly draw to win a 50-inch flat screen TV or an...your choice. Give us a call today.

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Heritage Insurance 100A Fairford Street Moose Jaw 306.693.7640 heritageinsurance.ca

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Interior Design

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Jillian’s Design Elements brings style and function together—beautifully onsidering a new look for your space? When we’re thinking about how we can revamp a room or our whole home, the first thought is often renovations. However, before you get out the sledgehammer, sit down and plan on how you want your home to look. “It’s easy to get excited about changing up a space but it can also be overwhelming once you get started,” says Jillian Bookout, owner at Jillian’s Design Elements in Moose Jaw. “Planning for everything, including your furniture and décor, will make all the difference in a renovation or redecorating project.” Furniture is not only in a room to be functional. It’s also there to be stylish, comfortable and inviting. “Furniture makes up a huge part of the look and use of a space,”

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says Jillian. “Making the right decision on what to buy and where to put it is key when redesigning.” She advises to consider what you like—colours, styles, patterns, fabrics and more—and what you’re going to use it for. Do you have pets and small children? Looking at defender fabrics that are spill and stain resistant would be a great option for your furniture. Are you a busy professional that loves to entertain with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres? You’re probably going to want to pass on overstuffed reclining couches. “Planning before a purchase is always the best idea. We can help you find the pieces that will look great and fit your life and space,” says Jillian. She also says that furniture and décor can do double duty in many spaces. Making choices that can work in


to come home beautiful natural textures andto. lots of real and variety of fine jewellery pieces, faux plants and foliage to create a light and airy including these beautiful look,” she says. “White is the hottest color right initial bar necklaces now,engraved for paint and decor. We are seeing white for $29.95. paired with linen, grey, cognac and black in furniture and finishing material. For spring and summer, we see pops of blush, navy and green accents and of course lots of gold.” She is also seeing growing interest in locally made décor and furniture. The boutique offers a wide selection of custom furniture options, with most made in Canada. “Because our showroom floor isn’t that large, people don’t realize how much furniture we offer,” says Jillian. “Our options are vast so you can truly design the perfect room for your home.”

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e t u C y a t S on VACATION Applying sunscreen alone isn’t enough. Now that we have your attention, let's talk about all of the skincare goodies that go into keeping your skin glowing on vacation. Saskatchewan summers are amazing! Warm air, perfect rays of sunshine, boat rides on one of our many lakes. Clients think, "Yay!" Your estheticians are thinking UV overexposure, salt water or lake water, nutrition, vacay bevies, and wind will all affect your skin, compromising the skin's natural barrier. Traveling is stressful, whether you are driving the hour or so to your happy lake life or flying off to some exotic locale. Stress associated with travel disrupts your body's rhythm, impacting your skin. Before you even leave, a million organizational thoughts are running through your head. Did you pack everything you need? Do I even need to take the kids? Is the dog going along? Hopefully, your skin isn’t the last thing on your mind, but we don’t want you to worry too much about it. Believe us when we say that your travel skin care routine can be simple and quick.

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When you are in vacation mode, your sleep and wake up cycles become erratic. You might even be tempted to use your great aunt Ida’s skincare or even worse the sample sizes at the hotel. You might not have the time, energy or other conveniences to be able to follow the usual skin care routine that you do when at home. When packing your self care items, you may be tempted to leave all of your products at home. This is a hard no from us. Here is our essentials only product list to tweak your at home skincare routine for a life on the road. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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This ultra simplified skincare routine will minimize your travel stress without compromising your pretty. If you can’t find travel-sized versions of your essentials, try purchasing smaller bottles and placing your product inside. These can be found inexpensively at your local Dollar Store. It’s better to keep your products consistent rather than buying new products based on size. Cleansing is so quick. We have heard countless times of people simply using their shampoo to cleanse their face. Please, don’t do this. Use your facial cleanser to remove the day's old sun protection, not to mention sweat and sand. Don’t skip this step and go to bed dirty. You risk waking up with skin that is angry, inflamed and tired looking. Just because you feel sweaty or oily doesn’t mean you don’t need moisturizer. Moisturizing is a quick way to perk up and will keep you glowing. Many quality sun protection creams for the face do double duty as a day moisturizer, making your day routine even quicker. Vacations can range from relaxing to adventuring and everything in-between. In all that you are doing, be sure to get your beauty sleep most nights. Your skin will thank you and your return to regular, non vacation life, transition will be easier. Traveling even short distances can be dehydrating. Even more so once we add sun exposure or air travel. Be sure to drink your water everyday. Dehydration is a pain that can easily be avoided. Dehydrated skin doesn’t glow. Continue your routine all summer long to keep your skin safe and glowing. For products we love or for a consultation call 306.550.2044.

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Pizza and more

Santa Lucia Pizza has it all egina’s east side is now home to a legendary name in pizza that comes from our neighbours next door. Santa Lucia Pizza started way back in 1971 when the Simeonidis’ Family opened a little take-out pizzeria in Thompson, Man. while working at the Inco Nickel mines. With their great tasting food and great value, Santa Lucia became the busiest pizzeria in Thompson. In 1974, the family moved to Winnipeg and opened another location. Many more followed and in 1990, the company went international in Fargo, North Dakota. As the years have passed, one thing has remained the same: sticking to their family’s tradition of making fresh dough, bread, sauces, salad dressings, and the traditional Greek foods, all from scratch. Five years ago, Santa Lucia made its way to Saskatoon (winning the Consumer Choice Award for best pizza five years in a row) and has now arrived in Regina—bringing their awardwinning pizza, pasta, chicken, ribs and more to the city.

George Simeonidis started on, M.B. in 1971. ps om Th in za z i P cia Lu ta San On the menu you’ll find their many beloved classics, include the Santa Lucia Special, made with pepperoni, back bacon, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. Their Greek Pizza is a must-try, featuring their traditional Greek sauce with feta cheese, black olives, onions,

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tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. They have also added plant-based options, including the La Fiesta (taco seasoned veggie ground, onions, jalapeños and red peppers with their renowned marinara sauce and topped with vegan mozzarella) and the Vegan Deluxe which is a new take on their Santa Lucia Special (with veggie pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, marinara sauce and topped with vegan mozzarella). You can also enjoy amazing appetizers, pastas, desserts and more—plus they cater too. You’re invited to enjoy a meal and experience the heritage of the Simeonidis family. Visit Santa Lucia Pizza at 2095 Prince of Wales Drive, call 306.757-9999 for takeout or delivery, and find them on Skip the Dishes, DoorDash and UberEats.

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MAKING HOME DREAMS HAPPEN Crawford Homes has a home waiting for you Regina’s Crawford Homes has been proudly building homes in Regina and area for more than four decades. While the years have passed, the Crawford commitment to quality that lasts has never wavered. That dedication has also led to a desire to never stop improving. “We have upgraded our home specifications again for 2022,” says Kaitlin Bashutski, Creative Director for Crawford Homes. “We’re here to construct homes that are built with quality and sustainability in mind.”

Setting the standard

Both Crawford’s home series—Benchmark and Signature—offer an impressive suite of standard specifications that will make any potential buyer jump for joy. “Every Benchmark Crawford home comes with quartz countertops and luxury vinyl flooring,” says Kaitlin. “Our Signature series includes the finishings you’d expect in any high-end home, such as tile backsplashes, freestanding tubs and acrylic stucco, as our standard.”

Go shopping

This summer, Crawford Homes is opening several new showhomes across some of the city’s finest neighbourhoods. Starting in mid-July, stop by one or all these impressive homes and see what the Crawford experience is like firsthand. 5201 East Greens Avenue, Greens on Gardiner – this 1572 sq. ft. bi-level is an open concept home with 10-ft. ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with black stainless-steel appliances, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, main floor laundry and a finished basement with two more bedrooms and a basement bar. 4001 Waterer Road, Harbour Landing – this 1701 sq. ft. two-storey home has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, bonus room, walk-in closets, second-floor laundry and a separate side entrance.

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3100 Copeland Road, The Towns – this 2290 sq. ft. two-storey home features three bedrooms and three baths, a bonus room, two fireplaces, kitchen with a walk-in butler pantry, office, mudroom and a secondfloor laundry.

Find the Crawford Home of your dreams in one of these great neighbourhoods: • The Creeks • The Greens on Gardiner

3143 Greenbrook Road, The Towns – this 1400 sq. ft. home makes the most of its smaller footprint, complete with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, secondfloor laundry, island kitchen and covered front porch.

• Harbour Landing

371 Emerald Park Road – Open June 9, this singlestory 1200 sq. ft. open concept home has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, triple car garage and a wall of windows to enjoy those expansive prairie views.

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114 Vestor Drive, Pilot Butte – this 1956 sq. ft. twostorey home features three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, kitchen with island and walk-through pantry, bonus room, mudroom, stone fireplace and freestanding tub.

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Regina’s Floors by Design is your source for all things floor, tile and more roudly celebrating 20 years of supplying Regina flooring and tiles in 2022, Floors by Design is home to the best names in tile, carpet, hardwood, cork, vinyl flooring and more. Find everything in their beautiful and expansive showroom and get all the advice you’ll need to get the job done right for your home or business. Owner Darren Illingworth and his team of flooring experts and installers are focused on getting you the flooring or tile that will work for your space, your style and your budget. “We’re here to provide the advice and expertise you need for your project,” says Darren. “We make it easy to pick the quality flooring you need, and we install it with the care and attention you deserve.” At Floors by Design, you can shop their impressive selection of carpet, hardwood, vinyl and tile from the brands you know and trust. In-store, you’ll find Ames, Amorim, Casaroma, C&S, Ceratec, Mannington, Mohawk, Olympia and more—suitable for both residential and commercial projects. The showroom staff on hand can walk you through every choice, making sure you’ll get something that will look great and work for your space.

If you’re in the market for new flooring or tile for a residential or commercial project, be sure to visit the experts at Floors by Design. Located at 206 4th Avenue East in Regina, they are ready to make your project come to life. They’re open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm and Fridays 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 4.30 pm. To learn more, visit them online at floorsbydesign.ca or give them a call at (306) 359.6300. 42 |

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Tile and Vinyl by Ceratec Ceratec Surfaces, a proudly Canadian ceramics company, offer quality ceramic and vinyl surfaces suitable for residential and commercial projects both big and small. Ceratec has been supplying Canadians with fine tile and flooring for over 70 years and it shows. And it’s available at Floors by Design. Among its many options, you’ll find incredible brick, cement, fabric, metallic, wood and stone look tiles perfect for floor and wall applications. Their luxury plank and tile selections include cement, stone and wood looks that are both beautiful and durable. Their products are versatile and can work with any style. Whether you’re in the market for something trendy or classic, or something in-between, Ceratec has what you’re looking for. Find all that Ceratec Surfaces offers at Floors by Design. Learn more at ceratec.com.

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Cork is a completely natural raw material, biodegradable, renewable and recyclable. Amorim Wise floors are a sustainable choice with endless benefits, contributing positively to the environment and people’s comfort and health.

the benefits with an endless array of visuals, colors, and formats that will suit your space. Amorim Cork Flooring places nature as the starting point for a better future and embraces sustainability without losing sight of the need to deliver a high-end product that combines high quality with unique and stylish designs. The Amorim Wise Inspire range provides a superior walking comfort while assuring a perfect temperature all year round and a silent environment. Amorim Wise Inspire can be installed in any indoor space, with minimum subfloor preparation. This water resistant and easy-to-clean solution can transform your home or office into a comfortable and sustainable space. Find Amorim Wise in Regina exclusively at Floors by Design. Learn more at amorimwise.ca.

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They gave our family an unbelievable gift, for as each of my parents journeyed the final chapters of their lives, we could speak their truth for them when they were unable to speak it themselves, and we were able to focus on the present moment and not on any unfinished business. And when they died, they literally had everything in place except for the ceremony final details, and THOSE details were simply an honour to fulfill. Throughout life there are crucial conversations: with our little children as we teach them highly important principles and safety lessons; with our teens as they prepare to embark on their futures; with our partners as we make decisions concerning our homes and families; with our colleagues as we discern direction and so many, many more crucial conversations. Impending death seems to be one of those crucial conversations that sometimes is avoided, as if death itself could be avoided. The fact still remains, that death is and will always be a part of life, and facing it with acceptance instead of resistance or avoidance can actually enhance our living. Having the conversation can actually take the power out of the fear, for by facing it with


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Talking about end-of-life issues is a crucial conversation that can free us so we can live in peace until the end. courage and stating your wishes, the information is now clearly out there in the open, offering a direction when it is needed. Talking about death does not make it come faster. Talking about end-of-life issues is a crucial conversation that can free us so we can live in peace until the end.

In my role as a member of our local hospice board, I recently hosted a virtual seminar on Advanced Care Planning, and in that session the point was made very clearly by a lawyer, a palliative care physician, and a family member that conversations about health care directives and advanced care planning are invaluable. As our hospice motto says: “We cannot change the outcome, been the hardest journeybut theywe can affect journey.” We affirmed have everthe been on. Together, that theseconnect conversations can participants to themselves affect journey andto support and theirthe personal grief; each thein end-of-life experience. other mutual support; and to their beloveds in new ways. How do you begin these These groups have made Start a profound conversations? with yourself. difference in people’s lives as they on Write down your own thoughts process the reality of their loss a all of these topics and then in consider safe and supportive atmosphere; who needs to know this information. gain coping strategies for the When you inform them, ask them day-to-day challenges; and discern if they too have considered these best options for their way forward. thoughts for their own life, and Asoffer a parttoofsupport our Grief Support them in finding Services, W.J.Jones & Son Funeral their own answers. Share this Services annual Mourning articlehost withan someone as a bridge Star Service for the and toChristmas having this conversation Bereaved, offering the a ask, “Have you ever Bereaved thought about serene space to prepare their hearts this?” Talk with your family doctor forand the let season more than any Talk themthat know your wishes. other of the withseason a lawyer. Talkyear withamplifies the funeral thehome. “missing” of are a loved one.who This There people are year, Star’s themethese will be notMourning only open to having "Priceless Connections." Throughin conversations, but are trained music, memorial ornaments and how to navigate them with you and messages of hope we will gather offer the support you need to gently (honouring COVID protocols) andyou. address your final wishes with gift our community with a safe space you needwith a little more information, to If “connect” their heart, to you can visit our website at “feel connected” to their beloved, wjjonesandson.com. Under the and be “connected” with others Menu tabs: “Plan a Funeral”; “Plan Ahead” and “Resources” you will find helpful information.

Priceless Connections Recently, I had the honour of sitting with a family to discuss their loved one’s end of life. And while they came seeking answers, what I gave them were questions to ponder, so they could discover their own answers. I posed such questions as: What do YOU want? Whencomment you consider the visitation, That is made so often who do you want to be there/who do you after the death of a loved one. believe needs to be there? Do youof People describe the experience even want one? When you picture awakening in the morning, and for a the ceremony, whatfeeling location do YOU brief milli-second “normal”, picture it?the What space do you visualize and then rush of reality slams having the atmosphere and their heart, leaving them in layout the that YOU want? you consider the tsunami andWhen surrealness of the truth ceremony, who do you want to speak / that their loved one is gone. It is what message do you want to convey an overwhelming journey through / what symbols highlighted tsunami wavesdo asyou lifewant reminds us that honour this that precious life/what over and again our loved music you no want to lifthere. up? When one is do in fact longer The you consider burial/scattering, what space grief journey is a step-by-step do you feel honouris process thatwould in thisserve veryto moment their life most fittingly and would being journeyed by innumerableserve your sense of connection individuals and families. Itforisvisits? for We sat with the questions, and were this very reason that W.J. Jones & in awe at the Services answers that up Son Funeral offerrose Grief from within each ofOur them. And in that Support Services. Grief Support sacred time, thisway family the most Groups are our of had offering a honest and courageous “safe space” for people conversation to “gather” that leftCOVID them knowing where (during via ZOOM). Inthey the stood as individuals and together. safety of those who “understand” Opinions were shared. Rationales and “do not judge,”we come were given. And realizations were together to support each other made. It wasthat a crucial conversation on a journey for some has that left them feeling a glimmer of peace. Was it easy? Not at all. Was it worth it? Most definitely!

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who understand. Through these “Priceless Connections” we hope to offer solace for the Bereaved this Christmas season. 2021 will mark the 24th Annual Mourning Star Christmas For Advanced Care Information, Service for the Bereaved and will please visit heartlandhospicemj.ca take place December 2nd at 7pm and in the Menu under Supportive at our W.J.Jones & Son Chapel 474 Care you will find the Advanced Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw. Care Planning Section that includes Therecently season recorded of Christmas is so often the webinar with family Ifilled spoke of and thetraditions, link to an and it is in those traditions that the surrealness Advanced Care workbook called, of that missing personby evades “My Voice” produced SHA. our heart and mind. It is our great hope It is said that “talk is cheap”, but that if you are experiencing profound I’d like to suggest that “crucial loss that you embrace the “priceless conversations” are invaluable. connections” that serve your heart Here’s to finding the courage to well, and offer healing hope. have those crucial conversations. Peace to you this season and always,

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Sask Roof Renew can save you money, and your roof egina’s Darrel Treppel was looking for a new business opportunity after concluding a successful career in IT. After much research, he purchased the Gorilla Property Services franchise for the Regina area in 2017. This company provides property maintenance services such as gutter and window cleaning and power washing to commercial, retail, multi- and single family residential customers. In Spring 2019, Darrel was approached and offered an opportunity to provide asphalt shingle rejuvenation as an ‘add on’ to his building maintenance services. After learning that the biodegradable soy-based formula developed from the technology used to treat asphalt roadways for decades could be applied to asphalt shingles to extend the life of a roof, Darrel was, “equally intrigued and skeptical.” “This was such a new approach. Maintaining your roof was just not something that I’d heard of; but of course, it makes sense,” he says. Darrel agreed to test the idea for one year. During that time, he researched the product and application process extensively, compared it with other products, and learned how the product worked by actually applying it and monitoring the results.

Before that first year was up, he knew they were on to something. “However,” as he likes to say, “the proof is in the pudding.” At the beginning of the second year, Darrel says he went back around to look at the houses he himself had sprayed, to see the results. He was amazed. Shingles so dry they were curling were now laying flat on the roofs. The oils from the rejuvenation product had penetrated the dried shingles, making them soft and flexible again. The product exceeded every one of his expectations. “There is no question this product can extend the life of an aging asphalt roof for many years,” he says. “The cost of the rejuvenation is a fraction of roof replacement.” So, in the Spring of 2020, Darrel launched Sask Roof Renew the asphalt shingle rejuvenation company powered by Greener Shingles. “I am 100 percent confident in this product. I know it works because I tested it,” Darrel says. He is quick to point out that not every roof can be rejuvenated; some roofs have just deteriorated too far. “It’s not good for my business to sell you something that isn’t going to work. But if I can save you some money, save you from prematurely replacing your roof, and keep tons of shingles out of the landfills, I’m happy with that.”


“The cost of the rejuvenation is a fraction of roof replacement.” Sask Roof Renew uses the scientifically formulated biodegradable soy bean oil based rejuvenators of Greener Shingles, which is the company who first adapted the technology used in asphalt roadways and parking lots for use on asphalt shingles. Asphalt roofs usually start showing signs of aging and deterioration after 5 to 10 years. This is normal and dependent on your location and the environmental conditions your roof has been exposed to. As the original oils dry up, asphalt shingles lose the ability to hold the protective granular top layer in place, causing them to curl and the granular to fall off into the gutters.

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“There are so many benefits to this product”, Darrel says. The oil penetrates deep into your shingles and begins working immediately. As it penetrates, the flexibility and waterproofing elements of your roof are restored, and the remaining granular surface is once again protected and stays on the roof where it belongs. This rejuvenation system extends the life of your roof by 5 to 15 years. “Plus, you can add this as part of your regular maintenance schedule to continue extending the life of the most exposed element of your home.” As far as pricing, the general estimate is 15-20 percent of the cost of replacement. “I like to have a look at the actual property – in person when possible, but sometimes using technology. From there, an accurate estimate will be developed and of course, I’ll go over it with you to explain everything. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to see if we can help,” Says Darrel. Book your free evaluation and quote today. Call 306-517-6705 or e-mail info@saskroofrenew.com. Learn more atSaskRoofRenew.com.

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What is insulation, and what should you expect if you add more?

Insulation is simply a fibrous material, that works like a wool sweater, air will pass right through it however, it will only slow the movement of heat.

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For example, if your home was built prior to 1980, the vapor barrier is likely very minimal and at this point, over 40 years old!

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Action Sewer and Drain Puts the Customer First he thing about your sewer and drain is that you never really give them much thought until something goes wrong. And when something goes wrong, you’re not going to stop thinking about it until it’s fixed. Enter Regina’s Action Sewer and Drain. They are the experts on all things related to your sewer and water lines, drains, pipes, sinks, toilets, tubs and showers and the team is there where you need them. Action Sewer and Drain offers residential and commercial services calls for everything from main sewer cleaning for tree roots to sewer line and drain maintenance, plus emergency services including drain backups, sewer gas leaks, and severe overflows from sinks, toilets, tubs and showers. The company performs high-definition camera and sonar inspections for locating persistent issues and have on-hand sewer gas odor detection equipment. They also offer vacuum truck services for sump pits, water/ waste removal and grease traps, high pressure jetting

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of sewer lines, and thawing of sewer or water lines. Action Sewer and Drain also has a separate team of technicians that specializes in removing graffiti, and a water truck for portable water delivery. Owner Roy Diering got his start in the industry 23 years ago and started Action Sewer and Drain eight years ago. “I worked my first job in high school, and that employer taught me that the customer is a very important part to any business,” says Roy. “I have held onto that idea since then, and it’s guided me throughout my career and into my business today.” When Roy launched Action Sewer and Drain, he wanted to be different with a goal to become the best in the industry. “I wanted to create a business with that family-friendly feel that larger companies can’t provide,” he says. “I have a different perspective on the industry, and I wanted to reflect that in everything we do.”


While Roy is no longer running the cables dayto-day, he is still there working with Action Sewer and Drain technicians on every service call. Roy loves answering the phone and talking to his customers, working through their sewer issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. He is also proud of the team he has built, that provide the same customer service experience he does. “Our team goes above and beyond to make sure that each customer is well taken care of,” says Roy. “Without my knowledgeable, dedicated and reliable technicians, none of this would have been possible.”

“I have always enjoyed the service industry. Meeting different people customers all day long and attending customer’s homes to discuss certain services calls keeps me from becoming desk bound. It’s an important part of my business that customers see me and can genuinely feel that they are being looked after.” Roy Diering,

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You’ll also see the Action Sewer and Drain team stands out when they arrive to work. Every technician proudly wears a company uniform and arrives in a decaled, clean Action truck. “Even though we are in the #2 business, we stand out,” jokes Roy. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Action Sewer and Drain is there when you need them. Find them online at actionseweranddrainltd.com, follow them on Facebook, and call 306.586.2727 for 24-hour service.

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BEAT THE HEAT Keep the cool this summer with Sask Pro Foam ummer is finally here and with that arrives air conditioning season. We all love the heat and sunshine, but we also need a place to cool down after a long day. Staying cool and refreshed is possible. Good insulation can keep the cool in and the heat out. Plus, quality insulation will make your home more comfortable year-round. Saskatchewan Professional Foam (Sask Pro Foam) is the company that can help make your home summer ready. Locally owned and operated, Sask Pro Foam is a father and son company that proudly to serve Regina and area. Owners Derrick and Taylor Labossiere bring their years of insulation experience to your property.

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Quality insulation is the secret to making your home as energy efficient as possible. Insulation can: • Stop air and moisture infiltration • Save on energy costs • Add strength to the building structure • Keep dust and pollen out • Eliminate ice damming • Improve air quality


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Plus, the company can install spray foam insulation in both new and existing homes. “We know residential construction and make sure to choose the best type of installation for your home,” says Taylor. Properly applying spray polyurethane foam needs specialized skills and equipment. This is where Sask Pro Foam excels. Derrick and Taylor are skilled, certified insulation installers that pay careful attention to detail. “Our top-of-the-line spray foam truck ensures consistent quality in every project we do. In many cases, we can complete a spray foam insulation install in one to three days,” says Derrick.

“Taylor and I are both experienced spray foam insulators,” says Derrick. “I have over 15 years’ experience working with some of the top companies in the area and my son Taylor has worked with me for over nine years.”

SPF is also environmentally friendly. It also fills all cracks and holes completely, creating an airtight seal and barrier from the elements year-round. Spray foam insulation can handle our extreme heat and cold. Besides providing excellent insulating qualities, spray foam insulation also acts as a vapor barrier. It can keep water and moisture out of your home which helps stop ice damming from occurring in the winter. Learn more about what Sask Pro Foam can do for your home at saskprofoam.com. Call 306.949.0466 or 306.535.9888 for a free consultation and estimate today.

Sask Pro Foam offers a complete line of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) that provides superior thermal energy efficiency and both advanced air and sound control. SPF insulation completely covers all the gaps and voids, works in hardto-insulate areas and beats the performance of traditional fiberglass insulation.

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WATCH THE GRASS GROW BY FRESH YQR STAFF

Summer is here and so is another lawn care season. As you get out the mower and the sprinklers, these tips will help you make your lawn the envy of the neighbourhood. Let’s get started on our lessons to keep your lawn looking lush. Water, water everywhere The best time of day to water is early in the morning before the daytime temperature increases. Evaporation is low in the early part of the day. Watering early can prevent disease and insect problems. Avoid watering between 10 am and 6 pm. This is the warmest part of the day and when watering is the most inefficient. Water your lawn thoroughly every seven to 10 days unless it rains. One inch of water can help your lawn’s roots grow deeply. 60 |

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Love your lawn this summer


Cut it up Cut the grass to the right length. Your lawn mower blade should be set for no lower than three inches. Make sure your blade is sharp and that no more than one third of the height of the grass is cut at one time. Let your clippings stay on the lawn—no need for bagging. Your grass will love the nitrogen that clippings provide.

Good food Feed your lawn every year with top dressing. Apply one cm of compost to your lawn once a year to help it stay lush. You can combine this with overseeding (filling in bare spots with seeds) to save time. Fertilize your lawn three times every growing season. You’ll want to apply fertilizer in May, again in July, and once more in August. Be sure to apply a fertilizer meant for the right time of year and avoid fertilizing in the fall.

Stay on it Keep an eye on your lawn’s thatch. Thatch is the layer of stems, leaves and roots that sits between your grass and the soil. It should be no more than half an inch deep. Any thicker and the thatch can prevent water and fertilizer from flowing into the roots. Dethatch your lawn with a de-thatching rake, a de-thatching blade on your mower, or hire a lawn care professional to take care of it for you. Stay on top of weeds. No one likes a weedy lawn so pull weeds as they come up. A thick, well- maintained lawn will not get many weeds because good lawn care prevents most weed issues. Take care of the bare patches. Overseed any lawn patches quickly to avoid weeds invading.

Change it up Where grass won’t grow well, do something else. Some areas of your yard may not grow grass easily. In areas with deep shade (such as under large trees), simplify your landscaping with mulch and shade tolerant plants. If you have high traffic areas, replace the lawn with a sidewalk, gravel or pavers. With a little planning and work, you can have a lawn that stands up and looks great even in the dog days of summer. SUMMER 2022

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outside Let’s go

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Camping ideas to try this summer

Whether you’re a professional RVer or a first-time tenter, we can all learn something about how to make camping even more fun and easy. Pack it up. No matter how many times we have camped, we still struggle with the game of Tetris that is packing the cooler. The trick is layers. First, start with a layer of frozen bottles of water. These do double duty—they keep the cooler cold, and as they melt you can use them for drinking water. Next, add a layer of frozen, well-sealed meat. Then comes your chilled canned drinks, followed by a tray or rack to keep things divided. Add your lunch meats, cheese and condiments, and

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finally anything that is more delicate like eggs and vegetables. If you have two coolers, move the drinks to their own space and chill with bags of ice that can easily be drained and replaced. Camp cookery. Keep your kitchen organized in a plastic tote. At the bottom, place your frying pan and saucepan. Next, add your supplies tucked in large freezer bags. Place similar items into freezer bags, such as dish soap and sponges. Create a ‘meal’ bag for every camper


that includes a plate, bowl, cup and cutlery. Finally, add your kitchen tools, towels and items like foil, paper towels, garbage bags and matches. Plan ahead. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Planning meals that use many of the same ingredients can cut down on how much you need to haul. As well, cutting up fruit and vegetables, slicing cheese, and dividing up portions can save on prep work at the campsite. Keep meals easy and fun. There’s a reason Taco-in-a-Bag is a hit with campers of all ages. Plus, it’s a meal you can make ahead. Chop the lettuce,

tomatoes and onion ahead and use shredded cheese and sour cream. Cook the ground beef ahead of time and warm it up on the grill or camp stove. Single serving Dorito bags serve as your bowl. Just layer it all and dig in! Did you know a few Doritos can help start a fire? The Dorito combination of starches and oils make them easily combustible and provide a steady burn to kick start your campfire. Not only do they taste great, they can also get the bonfire going for a night of good times with friends and family.

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Website: www.crawfordhomes.ca Website: www.crawfordhomes.ca Address: 533 Victoria Ave, Regina Address: 533 Victoria Ave, Regina