The West Fine Art Show At The Cloverdale Rodeo

May 23rd 2017

The West Fine Art Show Remembering Jeff Robinson Edition was featured at the 71st annual Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair. Partial proceeds from art sales went to fund CH.I.L.D. Foundation and Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation.
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Shell Busey's OmBuseyMan Blog

May 19th 2017

This is Shell Busey's OmBuseyMan Blog... Shell talks about issues home owners will face and new products that will wow you. Check back regularily, because Shell adds to his blog each week!
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CondoSmarts - Voting Battles and Calculations

May 18th 2017

Dear Tony: Our strata corporation is having a battle over the results of votes at our general meetings. Our strata manager takes our minutes, and has always just shown whether a resolution is carried or fails. At our most recent annual general meeting, we voted on a number of bylaw amendments and special levies, which require a 3/4 vote, and 3 of the 5 votes had to be recounted before they were declared as passed by the chair. Even though an owner requested an exact count and the chair announced
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Metro Vancouver Water Restrictions Stage 1

May 15th 2017

Metro Vancouver is implementing stage 1 of their water restrictions on May 15, 2017 and will be in place until October 15, 2017.
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Being Prepared: Flood Proofing Your Home and Family

May 11th 2017

Although flooding can occur at any time of year, the most severe floods result seasonally from heavy rain, combined with the spring snowmelt runoff. The resulting surge can happen anytime between April and July. Individuals and families should be familliar of potential risks in their area and if you live in an area subject to flooding, you can take steps now to minimize property damage and personal risk. Start by being aware of your responsibilities, be mindful of local conditions and know where
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CondoSmarts - Budget Crisis

May 11th 2017

Dear Tony: I am the president of my townhouse strata in Surrey. The endless snowfall that we experienced over the Christmas season will result in our year end budget being in a deficit and our council is not sure how to handle this. We budgeted for a few days of normal snow, but this has resulted in a dramatic overrun. Does the council have the authority to allocate this to other parts of the budget or do we simply run a deficit?
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Tips for Choosing and Maintaining a New BBQ

May 4th 2017

What should you look for in a BBQ designed to last? A minimum 10-year warranty backed by a shop offering licensed gas technicians and parts in stock. Some better grills even offer lifetime warranties on key features such as burners and housings.
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Outdoor To Do List

April 25th 2017

Set mower heights from five to six cm for good root development and minimize weed growth. Mow once a week in spring; cutting too much at once stresses the grass.
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Happy Easter From Shell Busey's Home Service Referral Network

April 13th 2017

Happy Easter and a good Good Friday to you all!
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CondoSmarts - Buyers Crisis

April 12th 2017

Dear Tony: Please print our letter. Our situation is something every first time home buyer should be aware of. We purchased into an older 4 floor wood frame apartment building in Richmond in September of 2016. At the time we were aware of a new roof being planned from the contingency fund but nothing else was disclosed in the minutes of the strata meetings or as an immediate issue in the depreciation report. What we didn’t realize at the time is that the depreciation report was written by a v
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