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November 7, 2009

“Deck The Halls” at Hope Bay

Filed under: Home projects — Jocko @ 6:49 pm

From Sherrie Boyte:

Christmas Wreath Contest – open to young and old.

Create the Island’s most extravagant, unusual, or quirky wreaths to be displayed in the halls at Hope Bay.  All wreaths (by permission of their maker) to be offered for sale by silent auction with all money raised donated to the Pender Food Bank.

Enter your wreath in one of the following categories:

• best traditional wreath •

• best traditional swag •

• best contemporary design in a wreath or swag •

• best wreath of found objects or recycled materials •

• best wreath portraying a specific theme •

• best group collaboration •

• children’s section •

Wreaths will be judged by people’s choice with prizes being awarded to the winners in each category.

Entry dates:  Deliver your wreaths between Nov. 1st and Nov. 21st to Sladen’s or The Red Tree Gallery during opening hours.

Judging and bidding will commence on Nov. 22nd to 4:00 PM Dec. 15th.

Auction results and awards day will be held on Sat. Dec. 19th @ 2:30 PM

For More Information contact Chris at Sladens  250 629-6823 or Nicole at Hope Bay Hair Salon  250 629-6911

To view the poster go here:  DeckTheHalls.pdf

October 11, 2007

Preparing for winter…

Filed under: Home projects,Nature watch — Jocko @ 7:47 pm

My view of Pender out the kitchen window one morning last winter. Photo: Jocko

CRD Environmental Services would like to remind residents of Magic Lake Estates to winterize their service. The winter of ’06/’07 was particularly severe, with freezing weather, snow and frequent wind storms. This resulted in an extended power outage during a period of severe freezing weather. After the thaw, volunteers were rallied to go door to door and look for split pipes spewing water on the ground and inside homes. Thirty one household services had to be turned off at the street. To avoid similar problems recurring this winter, all residents are encouraged to:

1. Turn off all outside taps, disconnect and drain hoses.

2. Turn off and drain irrigation lines, if any.

3. If you are going on vacation, ensure you get a neighbour or someone to check on your heating and plumbing daily.

4. If you are a seasonal occupant, turn off your main water at the house and drain the in-home system.

5. Plumbing routed through an outdoor or unheated area should be insulated or that section drained. The best solution would be to have a plumber relocate it.

If your water has to be turned off at the street by the CRD because of ruptured plumbing, you will be required to have the plumbing inspector verify that the repairs are acceptable before service will be restored.

June 2, 2007

Some like it hot…

Filed under: Home projects — Jocko @ 1:04 pm

photo: Jocko
We are thinking about installing a hot water on demand system and wanted to know if anyone has an opinion about the pros and cons of this system in combination with well and septic systems. (Submitted by Jude)

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