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Trusted Saskatoon directory brags about Frontier Veterinary Services as Trusted Saskatoon vets

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 17, 2014 14:54

Trusted Saskatoon directory team is thrilled to have bragging rights about Frontier Veterinary Services as Trusted Saskatoon Vets.

All the clients of Frontier Veterinary Services gave them 10 / 10 when we called them to check references and survey them ( we verify all of our Trusted partners - click here to read more about the unique Trusted verification process) here is what one happy pet owner said 


“I changed over to Frontier Vet from my original vet because they were referred to me. There prices were SO much better and their service was far superior. Every time I go in the staff is friendly and helpful. They have far exceeded my expectations. They are great. - Jackie Freidt, Saskatoon

Frontier Vets

Owned and operated by Dr. Teresa Cook, Frontier Veterinary Clinic is truly a Saskatoon Vet clinic who’s compassion and care for animals is evident in everything they do. This sincere love of animals and their welfare most likely began when Dr. Cook was a child, however, we began by researching her career after she obtained her veterinarian degree. Initially she began volunteering her time and assisting in a much needed spay and neuter clinic in northern B.C. This pattern continued throughout the years with Dr. Cook going as far as Jamaica where dogs and cats in these situations are often homeless and fending for themselves, malnourished and suffering from injury and disease. Un-neutered, they continually procreate, bringing more and more unwanted puppies and kittens into lives of suffering.

Five and a half years ago, Dr. Cook came to Saskatoon when she identified there was a need for an affordable spay and neuter clinic here. She started by opening Frontier Spay and Neuter Clinic , building her team and offering affordable spay and neutering to dog and cat owners in the Saskatoon and area.

On occasion this service was offered for free, people only had to bring in their pets to the clinic. This “affordability” continued as her services expanded and today Frontier Veterinary Clinic is a full service clinic, and still at very affordable prices. Their prices reflect some of the costs available in smaller towns, and the care and compassion shown, well that’s absolutely free of charge!


Frontier are Trusted Saskatoon Vets!

Reed Security Trusted Saskatoon Alarm and Security Expert share Holiday Security Tips

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 16, 2014 08:26


Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Saskatoon Alarm & security needs from day one!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS - these Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce awards recognize excellence in business.  

Here they share Holiday Security Tips:



Social Media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but don't forget it's very public. Thieves also like reading about your vacation plans and can often track down your address.

AVOID POSTING: "packing for the trip", "just got to lake", or "just landed", etc. or photos of your new big screen TV and PS4

Break'in's rarely occur when you are at home - so in addition to arming your Reed Security alarm system you will want to make it look like you are still there.

  • Cancel the newspaper
  • Have someone shovel your driveway
  • Have someone pick up your mail
  • Park an unused vehicle in the driveway
  • Install exterior motion lights (and make sure you test them)
  • Install timers for interior lights
  • Consider ALARM.COM Interactive Services. Control your lights, locks, blinds, temperature, and video cameras remotely

For even more helpful tips visit

Did You Know
: A monitored Reed Security alarm system with 24/7 Rapid Response Monitoring will decrease the odds of having a break-in by nearly 400%.


Save Up to $729 with our $5 a Month 24/7 Monitoring Promo


Save Up to $729 with our $5 a Month 24/7 Monitoring Promo  
For more information and or to speak with a Security Specialist Click Here or call us:

Prince Albert   306.922.7200

Saskatoon       306.653.3200


Find Reed Security online at or check out their listing here in the SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY experts right here in Saskatoon!

Trusted Saskatoon Financial Services partner Armstrong Wealth Management Group tip on the 2014 YEAR-END TAX PLANNING CHECKLIST

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 12, 2014 11:00

Armstrong Wealth Management Group at Richardson GMP recommends solutions focused on protecting and enhancing your wealth to help you live life. On your terms. You can find them on the Saskatoon Directory in our Trusted Saskatoon Financial Services category. 


Financial planning is time sensitive. While the following list is not exhaustive, here are some items that must be considered, incurred or paid prior to year-end in order to be included in your 2014 tax return.

Prior to December 24, 2014:

Put tax loss selling strategies to work by following these steps:

  1. Calculate the capital gains that you have realized for 2014.
  2. Identify and sell investments that are in a loss position. Trades entered by December 24th will settle funds in the account prior to December 31st.
  3. Net your capital losses against capital gains on your 2014 tax return. Note:

If your spouse has unrealized capital losses, extra steps can be taken to incorporate them in your tax planning. In all cases, you should be aware of the superficial loss rules when employing these strategies.

Prior to December 31, 2014:

  • Make charitable donations. Donating qualifying securities instead of cash can increase your tax savings.
  • Contribute to your child’s RESP/RDSP.
  • Withdraw funds from a TFSA, if needed. Any withdrawals will increase your contribution room in 2015.
  • Withdraw funds from your RRSP if you are in a low tax rate for the 2014 tax year.
  • If you are age 71 this year, you must convert your RRSP to a RRIF. Consider the following:
  • Use your younger spouse’s age for minimum payment calculations.
  • Make an advance contribution to your RRSP for earned income from this year.
  • Pay all tax deductible expenses.
  • If you are a trustee of a testamentary trust, consider triggering income (like capital gains) before the end of the year as income retained inside the trust will be taxed at the highest marginal tax rate starting in 2016.
  • Stock Option Rules – Special Relief: If your taxes are higher than the proceeds upon the sale of your shares following the exercise of your stock options, there is some relief if you sell the shares prior to 2015 and make a proper election prior to December 31st, 2014.

For Corporations:

  • If you are selling the assets of your corporation, be sure to complete the transaction by December 31st, 2014. the tax treatment on the sale of eligible capital property will be changing in 2015.
  • Consider paying an employee a non-cash gift or award of up to $500. This amount may be deductible to you and non-taxable to the employee. For January 2015: Remember to pay interest on prescribed rate loans (e.g. spousal loans) prior to January 30th. 

March 2015:

  • You have until March 2nd, 2015 to make your RRSP or a spousal RRSP contribution, and deduct the amount on your 2014 (subject to your RRSP contribution limits) tax return.

Ongoing reporting obligations:

  • If you hold foreign property with a cost base greater than $100,000, file the Foreign Income Verification Statement (CRA Form T1135). As of June 2014, new rules apply to disclosure of this information.
  • If you are a U.S. Person for tax purposes, understand your IRS reporting requirements. U.S. Persons (even those who are resident in Canada) have tax reporting requirements in the U.S. For example, U.S. persons are required to report any holdings in Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs).

Note: Beginning in 2014, Canadian financial institutions are required to report certain information on U.S. persons as a result of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

New tax measures:

Family Tax Cut – Income Splitting:

  • In the October 2014 Federal Tax Update a new non-refundable tax credit of up to $2,000 was introduced for eligible couples with minor children. The new credit will be effective for the 2014 and subsequent tax years.

Child Care Expenses and The Universal Child Care Benefit:

  • Effective 2015 there will be an increase in the Child Care deduction by $1,000. The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) will also increase to $160 per month for children under the age of six, and $100 per month for those ages six to sixteen. As a result of the UCCB changes, the Child Amount Tax Credit is being repealed in 2015.

We recommend you discuss these strategies with your professional investment, tax and legal advisors prior to implementation to ensure they fit within your overall wealth plan.



This publication is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute investment, financial, legal or tax advice. It does not take into account your particular situation and is not intended as a recommendation. You should seek advice regarding your particular circumstance from your personal tax and/or legal advisors This publication is based upon information considered to be reliable, but neither Richardson GMP nor its affiliates warrants its completeness or accuracy, and it should not be relied upon as such. Dec. 2014 Richardson GMP Limited. Richardson GMP Limited, Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Richardson is a trade-mark of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. GMP is a registered trade-mark of GMP Securities L.P. Both used under license by Richardson GMP Limited. 






Trusted team brag about Just For You Day Spa Saskatoon a Trusted Saskatoon Spa

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 11, 2014 08:45

The Trusted Saskatoon directory team are thrilled to welcome BACK Just For You Day Spa to the Saskatoon directory of excellence as a Trusted Saskatoon Spa


Just in time for Christmas, we welcome Jess Tetu and the Just For You Day Spa Saskatoon team back to the Trusted Saskatoon community. The Trusted team guarantee if you are looking for that extra special Christmas gift for a special person in your life, that a Gift certificate to Just For You day Spa will be a very much appreciated surprise, and that person will have a wonderful experience at this Trusted Saskatoon spa!



Just For You opened in 1993, as a one room aesthetic studio and has grown over the years to feature over 2700 square feet of tranquil space, on 2 floors. In June of 2007, Jessica Tetu the current owner ( pictured) took over as owner and director of the spa & studio after approximately 7 years as spa manager, and with her team of dedicated professionals, has revitalized the facilities as well as all of the treatments to provide a more tranquil spa experience.

Jessica leads her team from the front, she is an impressive business women and was recognized by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce  as the recipient of the ABEX Awards 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the year for her achievements. She also won 'Planet S Best of Saskatoon Spa' 2014.  Jessica runs 2 huge spas in Saskatchewan ( Saskatoon & Regina ), as well as creating and marketing her own skin care line Lia Reese ( which is AMAZING) AND the Lia Reese Academy, and she does it all extremely well! 

Jess truly believes by providing the best service and the most relaxing and enjoyable customer experience is the key to her success, and she certainly knows how to do both! 



Here are some client testimonials  

" The moment I walk through the door of Just For You I feel calm and relaxed and excited for whatever treatment I have booked. I am a HUGE fan of the pedicures and bi-annually my sister and I book ourselves in with a couple friends and a bottle of bubbly and enjoy being pampered in good company. The ultimate pampering experience are the body treatments and facials! Anything that involves massage, count me in. I can't recommend Just For You Day Spa enough, and have gotten several family and friends hooked as well!" - Lisa Pierce

Go see for yourself we know you will feel the same way , Just For You Day Spa Saskatoon are a Trusted Saskatoon Spa


Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body shop Marks Auto Body share a testimonial from a very happy customer

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 10, 2014 14:09

Mark’s Auto Body is a full service Saskatoon Auto Body Repair Shop. Mark’s Auto Body has been committed to excellence in quality for over 30 years, serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas in all of their auto body repair needs. They are an Saskatoon SGI Accredited Auto Body shop and the experts in collision repair for all types of vehicles. Wilf, Cory and the Marks Auto Body Saskatoon team welcome the opportunity to earn your business and they have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your vehicle is fixed promptly and correctly the first time!

Mark’s Auto Body are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts and here they share a great customer testimonial! 


"Our family has dealt with Mark's for many years. After the shop was sold to Wilf we were unsure where we would take many family vehicles to, in the event of an accident. We found the new shop ownership to completely surpass our expectations with regard to professionalism and efficiency. On many occasions, Wilf and Cory have gone above and beyond excellent service. HOw about after sales support, etc....? NOt a problem. You can trust these people with a word or handshake - unlike some other establishments. When you do have an Insurance claim, who is the shop working for you ask? Not SGI or others, they are working for you!!!! Keep up the great work and keep defining your shop from all other car collision centres, by offering service the others aspire to provide." Andrew Koehn, Saskatoon

Meet the Maaco Saskatoon team in this video they are a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body shop

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 10, 2014 12:07

What can you expect when you deal with the professionals at Maaco Auto Body Saskatoon? More than you thought!

First, expect big cost savings!

You can also expect Seamless quality repairs! A faster tunraround for your vehicle (on average 25% faster!!) & assistance dealing with insurance!

You'll find MAACO quality at every price point - from a few hundred dollars to a thousand or more. It's up to you.

MAACO Saskatoon are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts in collision repair and auto paint!



Find out what sets them apart and have a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in this short video


Tour of Performance Plus your Trusted Saskatoon Automotive and performance expert

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 8, 2014 18:16

Nobody knows speed and power like the guys down at Performance Plus! Whether you're looking to roast the competition in the 1/4 mile, be the king of the street, or you just want to make your ride look hot, these guys can get you what you need. Going fast enough right now? Don't need to supercharge the van? Performance Plus handles the basics as well - remote car starters, car alarms, tires and rims - Brian and the guys have all of the bases covered!

They are your Trusted Saskatoon Automotive Experts

Enjoy this tour of their awesome shop 




Find Performance Plus on 22nd Street West, or call if you have any questions- read the great things their clients had to say about them on their listing on the Saskatoon Directory in the Automotive General Category - they are your Trusted Saskatoon Remote car starter experts!



Trusted Saskatoon team brag about Elise Hildebrandt a Trusted Saskatoon mortgage professional

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 4, 2014 13:07

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory Team are proud to have bragging rights when it comes to our newest Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage professional Elise Hildebrandt

Elise is mortgage associate for The Mortgage Center in Saskatoon, and she is seriously the mortgage professional you want in your court when it comes to seeking, renewing or refinancing your mortgage. Not only is Elise bright and brimming with knowledge, she has a competitive streak in her that anyone would want on their team.

best Saskatoon Mortgage rate

Elise loves nothing more than to put on her proverbial boxing gloves and negotiate her client’s best interest rates with the big banks, striving to insure her clients will save massive amounts of money on interest. Her sincerity came through to the Trusted team when she stated “This is my passion, helping people get the best possible deal”, hence, not only is she as sharp as a tack and strongly competitive, she also has a heart of gold! 

This combination makes her the perfect Saskatoon mortgage professional for anyone seeking to get the best possible interest rate on your mortgage. Elise is involved with the Saskatoon and Warman Chamber of Commerce as well as the Saskatoon Woman’s network. Watch her video and get to know her a bit, and listen to a clients comments on why they recommend Elise Hildebrandt as their mortgage expert!

Elise Hildebrandt is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage expert 



Al Hattie Insurance your Trusted Saskatoon Insurance experts tip on SGI's New Legal Expense Insurance

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 3, 2014 17:26

Choosing to work with Al Hattie Insurance means that you are working with a family owned and operated company, founded by Al and Lois Hattie in 1982 with the basic principle of personalized professional service for everyone. After over 30 years, Brent Hattie and Collen Hattie-Nahorniak are dedicated to continuing to provide all of their customers with a friendly, pleasant atmosphere in which to do business.

Al Hattie Insurance are your Trusted Saskatoon Insurance experts! 

Here they share a tip on SGI's New Legal Expense Insurance Is Included In Your Policy:


All SGI Canada Home Pak, Mobile Pak, Tenant Pak, Condominium Unit Owner's Pak, and Prestige insurance policies have automatically been updated to include SGI's new Legal Expense Insurance. This new coverage comes at no extra fee and is now standard on all previously listed SGI Canada policies. Having one of these SGI Canada policies now covers you for:

Automatic Coverage for Legal Costs:

You will be automatically covered for lawyers fees (and other legal costs), for the following:

  • Contract Disputes - arising from you buying or selling goods or obtaining services.
  • Property Protection - pursuing a claim if a neighbor damages your property or interferes with the use of your land.

Free Legal Advice Hotline 1-855-953-1430

You will also have access to a free telephone legal advice helpline. There are limits to which disputes your insurance will pay for, but no limits on free advice from a lawyer, about any legal subject under the sun. Just ask!

What else might you be covered for?

Depending on which insurance policy you have, your legal costs may be covered for the following:

  • disputes with an employer relating to employment contracts and severance;
  • pursuing a claim for damages following an accident which causes your injury or death;
  • responding to a tax audit/appealing a Canada Revenue Agency decision for personal tax returns;
  • defending criminal charges laid against you arising from your work as an employee; and
  • disputes relating to your purchase, sale, lease, rental and service of  an insured vehicle.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to call our office toll-free 1-888-450-2700 about this new coverage provided on SGI Canada policies.


To view the coverage charts please click HERE!


Check out their newly re-designed website for a variety of online services, as well as information on all of the services offered at Al Hattie Insurance. Need some specific information? Fill out their online form for a quote! They are Trusted Saskatoon insurance experts .



Kari Calder a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor article on Saskatchewans continued growth

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   December 3, 2014 13:18

The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.