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LOOP – REusing like never before

Shop for trusted brands now redesigned to be smarter and waste free.

Loop is a circular shopping platform that transforms the packaging of your everyday essentials from single-use disposable to durable, feature-packed designs.

Not so long ago, the milkman delivered reusable bottles and later picked them up to be refilled. Loop is the milkman re-imagined – honoring our past from a modern perspective. A revolution in design from your favorite brands – your everyday essentials are now available in durable, functional packaging that’s beautiful enough to display. No more hassle from trash and recycling – simply drop your used empties back into the Loop Tote and schedule a free pick-up from your home.

Instead of getting a box every month, we’ll automatically replenish the products you send back so that your favorites are available as you need them, in the first subscription model that manages itself.

Loop hygienically cleans and sanitizes the empty packaging you send back so they are ready for reuse, instead of ending up as waste after a single use. 

The Loop tote is a breakthrough zero-waste delivery system that eliminates wasteful single use shipping materials (say goodbye to that stack of cardboard boxes and ice packs).
Durable packaging enables innovative features and unparalleled design, so that you experience everyday products in a brand new way.

Loop is launching in Spring 2019 in the United States and France….Join them as they change the world from disposable to durable – register on their website to join the waitlist.

…want to learn more?

Check out this article from Fast Company >>>
or visit them on Facebook >>>

OUR PARTNERS

We’re committed to eliminating the idea of waste with products that are built to last – and our partners are too.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – KidORCA

Kids + Puddles = a big wet mess, until now!

KidORCA puddle boots is the brainchild of a BC family with twins – in search of reliable waterproof footwear that will securely keep children’s feet dry while they’re splashing in the water – in city puddles, wood creeks, or by the ocean beaches.

In KidORCA kids’rain boots you get the best of wader’s functionality and the benefits of conventional rain footwear. This innovative combination is particularly nice for active puddle jumpers. Generally, KidORCA kids’rain boots are taller, the waterproof upper securely covers the leg above the knee, providing the maximum protection from water ingress and elements. The premium quality textile is lightweight and soft, it doesn’t impede your child’s mobility. When unused, the collar may be easily rolled down. In addition, the breathability level of the fabric facilitates the air-circulation inside the boot.

Although some conventional rain boots may have a drawstring fastener on top, the seam between a textile and a boot is not commonly waterproof-sealed making them prone to leaking water. Unlike KidORCA kids’rain boots. The junction area in our boots is tightly sewn, glued and sealed.

Our R&D department was fortunate to develop a complex technology that keeps this seam 100% waterproof. We have intentionally refused from using easy-welding but toxic PVC in our production and implemented a new approach to joining rubber and polyester at a desirable waterproof level.

And finally, cushioning fleece lining makes your child’s feet happy and supported in the rainy season. Scored high in the water resistance and comfort categories, KidORCA kids’rain boots are absolute necessity for your little explorers.

Click here to visit their website and get a pair for your kids!

Shawnigan Heights

We are happy to be working on this new development in the beautiful community of Malahat, BC….just a short 5 minutes away from Shawnigan Lake  – a popular destination known for its plentiful opportunities for serenity and adventure. Only a 19 minute drive to bustling Langford City Centre, and just 30 minutes to downtown Victoria.

With lots starting at only $179,000 and finished homes at $399,000

your new home is closer than you think!

Call Shawn Wentworth 604-379-6731 for more information!

https://ownshawnigan.com

The Lauren, Squamish BC

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Update on this exciting development happening in Squamish, BC!
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Construction is coming along nicely and the views from this building will be stunning. Currently preparing to install roofing….not long now!

Call our agents to inquire about the opportunity to own in this brand new building.

WENTWORTH MALPASS & HUNTER
RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate
www.wentworthmalpasshunter.com
604-379-6731 Shawn
778-866-1500 Tom
604-815-1921 Tara

Aurora Winter Festival

 

I know….it’s only Halloween, but that means Christmas is right around the corner
and the folks at Aurora Winter Festival are ready!

The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with beautiful light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other joyful activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen Pond, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival.

The Aurora Winter Festival is located at Downtown Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place at 811 Carrall St. You can find detailed directions to the event here.

The featured attractions will include outdoor skating, rides, vendors, Santa’s Workshop and a Tube Park –  Standing over 20 feet tall and 180 feet long! The Tube Park is a must do at the Aurora Winter Festival. Tube park rides cost extra (tickets are available on site).

 

 

Never miss another collection day!

Are you always wondering what bins to put by the curb on garbage day?

Do you ponder what items should go in which bin and which items should be taken directly to the recycling depot?

Fret no more…the District of Squamish has a very cool new tool  that can help you out!
click here to check it out! (even available as an app for your phone!)

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IKEA + Vegan = cheap, delicious veggie dogs & ice cream

You can now get a 75-cent veggie hot dog at IKEA in Canada
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Made with kale, red lentils, carrots, ginger, quinoa, onion, potatoes,and various spices,
their new veggie dog comes served with mustard, red cabbage, and roasted onion

The new veggie hot dog helps us cater to the needs of more of the many people at our Bistro locations – for vegetarians or those looking for a delicious plant-based alternative that’s convenient and truly affordable,” said Brendan Seale, Head of Sustainability, IKEA Canada in a media release.

Our aim is to provide food options that are healthy, delicious, and good for our planet and so we are proud to introduce the veggie hot dog.”

IKEA claims that this game-changer bargain bite has a carbon footprint that is approximately seven times less than the classic hot dog.

The Swedish-based furniture retailer launched a veggie alternative to their famed meatballs in 2015, and has plans to add more veggie and vegan fare to their menus,
including plant-based soft serve…..


(https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/10/03/veggie-hot-dog-ikea-canada/)

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IKEA has also announced it will be adding
vegan soft serve ice-cream to its bistro menu,
and that the frozen treat should be on offer by Summer 2019.

The brand shared a picture of ice-cream, captioning it:
100 percent plant-based, 100 percent delicious.
Today we are sharing our ambitions to introduce
plant-based ice cream to the IKEA Bistro.

The store’s chefs are already working on the product,
according to the post which said: “The development
has started and we aim to bring this alternative
to dairy-based soft ice to IKEA Bistros in Summer 2019.”


https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/ikea-to-launch-vegan-soft-serve-ice-cream-in-its-stores

 

Tanac Lands at Furry Creek Purchased

In August of this year, the uplands portion of the Furry Creek Property was purchased by a development group from South Central China.

photo from Tom Davis www.furrycreekrealestate.ca

(photo courtesy of Tom Davis www.furrycreekrealestate.ca)

Attached is a letter to residents:


“Dear Residents of Furry Creek,
Fine Peace Canada is pleased to advise that it has recently purchased from Wesgroup the Uplands portion of the Furry Creek property, often referred to as the Tanac Lands.
We met with SLRD staff this past Monday to advise them of our purchase and discuss the planning and approval process. We plan to make a public announcement next month. However, we wanted to let our residents in Furry Creek know first. Please distribute this announcement to others in your community.
We are confident that this acquisition will allow us to create a more complete community at Furry Creek in keeping with the original vision, offering a broader range of housing choices along with a new resort hotel, neighbourhood commercial services, and marina facilities.
We look forward to meeting with you in the coming months to celebrate this purchase and plan the future of Furry Creek.  
Yours sincerely,
Yang Jin
Fine Peace Holdings (Canada) Ltd.

Email: YangJin@finepeacecanada.com

 

Current Listings under $1 million

As hard as it might be to find any these days, we happen to have a handful of listings that fall under the $1 Million mark.

Take a look:

LOTS


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2014 Dowad Drive – $990,000

3380 Mamquam Rd – $949,000

936 Thistle Place – $899,000

HOMES


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#8-1261 Main Street – $699,000

#37 – 38177 Westway Ave – $339,000

#113-40157 Govt Rd – $215,000

41552 Brennan Rd – $999,999

206-40437 Tantalus Rd – $399,000


 

Pirate Pak Day!

PIRATE PAK DAY ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS!

Pirate Pak Day at White Spot

As they do every year, White Spot is bringing back their famous Pirate Pak Day!

On Wednesday August 15th, for every Adult and Kids Pirate Pak and select entree that they sell, they’ll make a $2 donation to the Zajac Ranch for Children – a summer camp that brings joy to children and young adults with serious medical conditions.

“Over the years you’ve helped raise over $660,000 for the Zajac Ranch,
providing hundreds of young mateys with a summer camp experience
– thank you for your support!”

Click here to view their pirate pak day menu

CHEERS TO HELPING KIDS!

Also, if you are over 19, then for every sleeve or pint of any one of our craft beers on draught, or any glass of wine from our 100% VQA wine list, our partners will donate 25¢ to Zajac Ranch.

Donations made to Zajac Ranch this year will help 400 special-needs kids saddle up and ride this season, make 800 dips in the water and toast 1300 marshmallows by the campfire!