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Get your Double Double Delivered!

…well if you live in Vancouver anyway.

Tim Hortons  skip the dishes

Tim Hortons has partnered with food delivery service – Skip the Dishes to offer their products delivered to your door! The service is being tested in 3 major Canadian cities (Vancouver, Ottawa & Edmonton) starting Monday, & 148 restaurants will be participating. They hope to test beyond those cities in the coming months.

In September, Tim’s will also roll out a few other new tricks: a kids menu and a loyalty program.

40433 Thunderbird

West Coast Contemporary

Although built in 1976, this home has been well updated! Perfect open concept for a busy family with a spacious 9600+ sq foot lot with with fresh landscaping and 2 driveways.

The kitchen has been updated, and features plenty of room for any aspiring chef.

A block away from Garibaldi Elementary and 3 blocks to Quest University, plus income potential basement suite.

Luxury Golf Course Residence

Luxury Golf Course Residence

Luxury Living

Spectacular golf course residence with amazing ocean views! World class golfing at your doorstep, but even if you aren’t an avid golfer, this house will catch your eye.

Bought new from the builder, this home has been meticulously updated and maintained over the years, this home is truly one you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the outdoor patio’s watching golfers tee off with Howe Sound as the backdrop! Surrounded by green space and golf course allows for relaxing privacy! Must be seen to be appreciated!

Spacious kitchen with views from every angle, but with the Furry Creek Golf course restaurant walking distance away – you may never want to cook!

  • List Price: $1,928,000
  • MLS® No: R2286105
  • Style: 2 Storey w/Bsmt.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 (1 is partial)
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Age: 22
  • Sq: ft2,576
  • Lot:13,563 sq ft
  • Taxes: $4,922
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Address: 210 Furry Creek Drive, Furry Creek, BC

Squamish Built Green Luxury

40332 Aristotle Drive

This stunning home has the ‘Built Green Platinum’ status for green construction practices & comes with some of the highest levels of energy efficiency!

What are the homeowner benefits of built green?

Built Green homes are affordable with a reduction in monthly operating costs, automatic rebate eligibility, improved resale value. They are healthier, more durable and have a lower impact on the environment.

Health Benefits: For those with allergies, the benefits can be huge. Options like VOC and formaldehyde-free building materials, third-party certified floor coverings, and Heat Recovery Ventilators that circulate air and remove allergens—contributing to improved air quality and fewer toxins and dust in the air.

Efficiency: Built Green homes are resource efficient, reducing their environmental impact, both during the build and in the day-to-day operation of the home.

Rebates:

  1. CMHC Green Home offers a premium refund of 15% to borrowers who either buy or build through Built Green Canada for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing. Visit the CMHC Green Home Program for more information. Calculate your rebate.
  2. Single family new homes certified through Built Green Canada are automatically eligible for a partial mortgage loan insurance premium refund of 15% through Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and Genworth Canada.
  3. Genworth Canada wants to help protect the environment and support consumers as they make environmentally friendly choices. Through their Energy-Efficient Housing Program, home buyers purchasing an energy-efficient home or making energy saving renovations are now eligible for significant premium savings when Genworth Canada insurance is obtained. Visit Genworth Canada’s Energy-Efficient Housing Program for more information. Calculate your rebate.

How can I be sure of the certification?

Third-party certification recognizes the authenticity of the home: you’re able to review a detailed report and a checklist showing products used. You have a terms of reference for home maintenance and have guidelines to gauge the performance of your home. Obtain your Building Certificate of  Authenticity: info@builtgreencanada.ca

Home Shown:
40332 Aristotle Drive
$1,678,000
4 bed / 4 bath
2969 SqFt

…For more information on this home, click here

*all information cited from http://www.builtgreencanada.ca/ 
kidsmessenger

Messenger for kids

Facebook Messenger for Kids

Canadian children can now download
Facebook Messenger Kids

Facebook has designed an app similar to the one that parents use daily, that lets children send messages and make video calls under their parents’ supervision. The app was released in the United States in 2017, but only became available in Canada on Friday.

There is a bit of controversy surrounding this release, as many parents don’t want their children given another reason to be on a screen, let alone a form of social media.

However, speaking from experience, if you have ever had the need to communicate with your child via hand held device, (especially if your family members use a mix of Apple and Android devices which don’t always talk well with each other), you may see the benefit of this app.

Here’s what you need to know about Messenger Kids.


What are the age restrictions?

According to Facebook, the app is designed for children aged six to 12. It allows kids to communicate online with friends and family without creating a Facebook account, which are only available for children aged 13 or older.

What are the parental controls?

Parents have complete control over their children’s contact lists and can decide you can and cannot communicate with them. Parents must also initiate all contact requests and kids’ messages cannot be hidden or deleted. Parent-approved adults can message kids through their regular Messenger app. Parents can also create on and off times for the app through a “Sleep Mode” function.

How much control do kids have?

While parents hold the reigns over their children’s accounts, kids have the power to block contacts and report bullying or other forms of inappropriate behaviour.

What sort of advertising is involved?

Unlike other Facebook apps, Messenger Kids is ad-free.

Which devices support the app?

The app is available on most Apple, Android and Amazon devices.

Any kid-friendly features?

The app is chockfull of kid-appropriate stickers, GIFs, masks and frames.

Interested in more information?
…Check out these articles:

*parts of this article are cited from CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Saturday (click here to read original), June 23, 2018 7:19PM EDT
With files from The Canadian Press

 

Package Free Groceries


… a new package free grocer just
opened in Vancouver yesterday (June 20)
and we can’t wait to visit!

 

Nada Grocery

photo: instagram.com/zasvancouver/

 

Nada Grocery is JUST FOOD!
No packaging!
No confusing labels.
No ingredients you can’t pronounce.

At Nada (formerly Zero Waste Market),
they offer every one of their products unpackaged
so that you can buy exactly what you need while wasting less.

With Nada’s BYOC (bring your own container) policy,
customers not only reduce their packaging waste
but also waste less food by buying only what they need.

photo: instagram.com/zasvancouver/

This ultimately saves customers money
(an average of $1500 per family per year),
all whilst supporting sustainability-minded suppliers
and helping to save our planet from a plastic apocalypse.

instagram.com/sandranomoto/

 

Nada. Just food…..How cool is that?!

Visit them in store here:
675 East Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia

…Or online here:
www.nadagrocery.com

facebook link  www.facebook.com/nadagrocery

instagram  www.instagram.com/nadagrocery

 

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Keats Island Cottage – Open House

Are you going to be boating on the lovely Howe Sound this weekend?
…then come and visit Tara at her cottage open house
on Keats Island Saturday, June 16 from 12-2pm!

This property needs to be your vacation home!
Some of the features include:

  • Stunning unobstructed ocean and mountain views
  • Set high on property for maximum sun exposure
  • Fully re-built with stunning finishes
  • Used year round
  • Massive Sundeck
  • Garden boxes on the deck for year round veggie growing
  • Loft yoga space with bamboo flooring
  • Fully equipped workshop including a covered outdoor area
  • In suite laundry and 3000L water tanks to service the home
  • Two certified wood burning stoves
  • Stunning and eclectic bunk house
Sundeck Kitchen ExteriorLiving Room
443 Collingwood Rd, Keats Island

 

List Price: $579,000
Contact Tara for more information: 604-815-1921 or tara@tarahunter.com 

A NEW MAGAZINE FOR A NEW MOVEMENT

Right Sizing Magazine

…The newest edition of Right Sizing Magazine!

EXPAND YOUR SEARCH

For the past few years, real estate prices have transformed the opportunities for Canadian home- owners and buyers alike – nowhere more than in the Lower Mainland of B.C. For some, home values have tripled over a decade, expanding their possibilities; others are pondering their more limited options, while governments try to calm the market with new taxes and restrictions.

SMALL TOWN OPTIONS

Among those that have experienced a lift, many discover that living outside of the Lower Mainland offers huge value and a great lifestyle. Even those who thought they’d live in their homes forever contemplate moving, to capitalize on their real estate investments. And, as you’ll read in these pages, for first-time buyers with flexible lives and careers, there are many smaller-town options in B.C. that work

YOUR NEWEST RESOURCE

Right Sizing is a resource: for new homebuyers, empty nesters, downsizers, retirees, boomers and millennials striving to stake a claim. There is a common thread we all share: the dream of creating a stress-free, comfortable life.

In this issue and six times a year, you’ll discover that the prospect of moving to a small town is more appealing than ever. Small centres are growing, becoming hipper, providing more value to residents like you and the businesses you run and support, enabling people to live a modern, blissful lifestyle.

…find us on page 48-49 of the newest edition of Right Sizing Magazine!

Free Sunday Socials in the Park

Free: Sunday Socials in the Park

Live outdoor music to start on Sundays in Squamish!

Sundays can be a bit of a “no fun zone” in Squamish, says local Christopher Hill.

To spice things up, Hill, the owner of On Track – Events Coordination & Management Solutions is throwing Squamish Sunday Socials for eight Sundays this summer, starting June 3.

These will be free afternoons of music and dancing in Junction Park at the O’Siyam Pavilion, located in downtown Squamish.

“This is a not for profit initiative intended as a gift to the community to encourage strengthening relations,” said Hill in an email to The Chief.

The first Sunday will include performances by DJ Crippled Wheel, familiar to anyone who frequents the Knotty Burl; Whistler’s DJ Ande (Andrew Bowes) and Hill himself as DJ Chris Chill.

For future Sundays, Hill says he plans to organize “themed music programs that will include local and national artists, representing several music genres.”

Dates include:

June – 3, 10, and 24
July 8
August 26
Sept. 2, 9 and 23

The events will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, go to:

On Track – Events Coordination & Management Solutions on Facebook.

 

Original Article: Squamish Chief Newspaper