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Budget Blinds your Trusted Saskatoon Window Coverings Experts share a video on how to measure for window blinds

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 26, 2015 09:27

BUDGET BLINDS SASKATOON offer their clients an amazing selection at outstanding is no wonder they have such happy clients. Let them help you with all of your Window Covering needs!


Here they share a video on how to measure for window blinds:

Measuring is easy - let Carriann show you how!



Here are some quick tips and notes to remember:

  • Use a steel measuring tape
  • Measure to the nearest 1/8" for width. (for example, a measured width of 33 15/16” is 33 7/8”)
  • Round to the nearest 1/8" for height up
  • Always reference product specfications below for complete measuring instructions
  • Remember, for inside mount installations, please provide measurements as specified above; the factory will make the necessary deductions on each side in order to allow your blind to move properly, so you should not provide for this in your measurements.
Professional measuring service
Would you like a professional to measure your windows before you order your blinds?
Do it yourself measuring instructions
Here are some quick tips and notes to remember:
  • Use a steel measuring tape
  • Round down to the nearest 1/8" for width
  • Round to the nearest 1/8" for height up
  • Remember, for inside mount installations, please provide measurements as specified above; the factory will make the necessary deductions on each side in order to allow your blind to move properly, so you should not provide for this in your measurements.
  • Always reference product specfications below for complete measuring instructions
Inside Mount
Inside Mounted mount inside the window casing, and do not cover the window molding.
Instructions: honeycomb/cellular shades pleated shades
wood blinds roman shades solar shades
faux wood blinds woven/bamboo shades shutters
aluminum blinds roller shades panel track blinds
vertical blinds sheer to shade shades  
Outside Mount
Outside Mounted are mounted on the wall or trim and cover the window molding.
Instructions: honeycomb/cellular shades pleated shades
wood blinds roman shades solar shades
faux wood blinds woven/bamboo shades shutters
aluminum blinds roller shades panel track blinds
vertical blinds sheer to shade shades


Check out their listing here in Saskatoon Window Coverings to read what their happy clients had to say...they are your Trusted Saskatoon Window coverings experts.


Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body shop Marks Auto Body share Refinish Masking tips

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 22, 2015 10:46

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 

Here they share Refinish Masking tips: 



Find Mark's Autobody at 2962 Miller Ave or go to their listing in Saskatoon Autobody to read all of the wonderful things their clients had to say!


Saskatoon Pilates Centre your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Experts share a video tip on tight Hamstrings

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 22, 2015 10:35

Saskatchewan’s premiere Pilates Centre– the largest and most fully-equipped Pilates studio in the province. Saskatoon Pilates Centre continues to provide top quality classes with the most experienced and dedicated teachers helping you to experience the integrity of the Pilates exercises integrating body and mind for everyday living. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The founder of the Pilates movement, Joseph Pilates said; “Physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”

Let Saskatoon Pilates Centre help you find that “zest and pleasure”! 

They are your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates and Health & wellness experts 

Here they share a tip on tight Hamstrings:





“You only have one body and you deserve the best.”



You can find them on Facebook HERE!



Trusted Saskatoon Financial advisor Curtis Haigh Precision Financial shares a tip on RRSP Tips and Deadlines

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 19, 2015 14:17

Curtis Haigh has built a reputation in Saskatoon for offering great advice, consistent client communication, and always putting clients’ interests first. Precision Financial is a fully licensed Life Insurance Agency with a team of excellent advisors spanning the entire province of Saskatchewan, specializing in Life, Disability and Mortgage Insurance; as well as Employee Benefit Plans.

Curtis Haigh -Precision Financial Trusted SASKATOON FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Here they share a tip on RRSP Tips and Deadlines:  


RRSP Season is here, as financial advisors prepare for another busy season, I wanted to give YOU some important information on RRSP’s, limits; and deadlines to help prepare you to make your investment decisions a bit easier. The RRSP deadline for tax year 2014 is March 2nd 2015. If you are looking to reduce your income tax payable (subject to the below conditions), please book an appointment before March 2nd.

RRSP contribution room is based on “earned income”. Generally speaking, earned income includes a taxpayer’s income (earned while the taxpayer was resident in Canada) from the following:

  • income from office or employment reported on a T4 slip (line 101 of the tax return)
  • other employment income (line 104) – this includes foreign employment income, which must be reported in Canadian dollars.
  • Employment income on a US W-2 slip may have been reduced by contributions to a “401(k), 457 or 403(b) plan, US Medicare and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)”. These amounts must be added to foreign employment income on line 104. However, based on the Fifth Protocol to the Canada – U.S. Income Tax Treaty (Article XVIII), starting with the 2009 tax year, these amounts may be deductible on line 207 of your tax return.
  • income (less loss) from a business carried on by the taxpayer, either alone or as a partner actively engaged in the business
  • income (less loss) from rental of real property
  • royalty income regarding a work or invention of which the taxpayer was the author or inventor
  • taxable support payments received
  • CPP or provincial disability pension income
  • amounts received under a supplementary unemployment benefit plan (not federal Employment Insurance)
  • less deductible support payments made

The maximum RRSP contribution amount that can be deducted is called the “RRSP deduction limit”, and is also known as “contribution room” or “deduction room”. Your deduction limit is found on your Notice of Assessment or Notice of Reassessment from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Your 2014 limit would be on your 2013 Notice. The deduction limit is calculated as:

  • 18% of “earned income” for the preceding year, to an annual maximum (see following table)
  • less the “pension adjustment” amount, for participants in a Registered Pension Plan (RPP) or Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)
  • less any “past service pension adjustment”, for participants in a RPP or DPSP
  • plus any “past service pension adjustment” reversals
  • plus unused deduction room carried forward from the previous year

The annual limits for RRSPs, money purchase (defined contribution) RPPs, deferred profit sharing plans (DPSPs), and defined benefit RPPs are: (*source,


Annual Contribution Limits

Defined Benefit
RPPs – Max Pension
Benefit per
Year of Service
RRSPs Money
Purchase (MP)
2005 $16,500 $18,000 $9,000 $2,000.00
2006 $18,000 $19,000 $9,500 $2,111.11
2007 $19,000 $20,000 $10,000 $2,222.22
2008 $20,000 $21,000 $10,500 $2,333.33
2009 $21,000 $22,000 $11,000 $2,444.44
2010 $22,000 $22,450 $11,225 $2,494.44
2011 $22,450 $22,970 $11,485 $2,552.22
2012 $22,970 $23,820 $11,910 $2,646.67
2013 $23,820 $24,270 $12,135 $2,696.67
2014 $24,270 $24,930 $12,465 $2,770.00
2015 $24,930 $25,370 $12,685 $2,818.89
2016 $25,370 indexed 1/2 the MP limit 1/9 the MP limit



Curtis Haigh - Precision Financial Corp is a Trusted Saskatoon Financial Advisor! 


Oxford Learning your Trusted Saskatoon educators share 10 Tips for Improving French Skills at Home

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 16, 2015 11:36

Oxford Learning Center works with all ages from 3 up to College age, and they are there for you and your child if they are struggling with a particular subject,  having difficulty concentrating or you want to prepare them for secondary school.  What you may not know is there is help and the answer is Oxford Learning Center. 

Based on decades of research into how children learn, they designed a radically new approach to teaching and this is how Oxford Learning came to be the powerhouse of better learning that it is today. The Oxford Learning Saskatoon tutoring team will give your child the tools for a life time of learning; You really couldn’t give your child a better gift.

Oxford Learning Center are your Trusted Saskatoon tutors and educators


Here they share 10 Tips for Improving French Skills at Home:

Learning French? Need some extra tips to get ahead?

These fun and helpful tips help French language learners of all ages and grades turn “je ne sais pas” into O-la-la!”

1. Watch your favourite shows and movies—in French! Listening to French will helps students acquire better pronunciation and improves the ability to distinguish words, sentences, etc. Add on French subtitles if you would like to see what the actors are saying.

2. Listen to French music. Whether it’s pop, jazz, rock, or hip-hop, there’s French music for you! Listening to French music allows you to hear the natural intonation of the language, which you’ll subsequently start to use when speaking in French.

3. Word-A-Day. Grab the French dictionary and pick one word a day to focus on. Learn how to spell it, say it, and when and how to use it. Try writing some sentences that use the word, and make sure to show your French teacher so that you know you’re using it correctly!

4. Vocabulary Flash Cards. Choose 10 new French words per week. Write each word on a flash card, with the translation on the other side. Test yourself a couple of times each day—you’ll be surprised at how quickly you learn the words. Keep the flash cards and at the end of the month, review all of the words for the entire month—it’s a great challenge!

5. Stay connected–en français! Change the default language of your email account, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles—even your computer—to French. You already know where the buttons are and what they do—now you’re staying connected and learning French!

6. Check out some French books! Your favourite books: Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Hunger Games, are all available in French! Try reading them—you’ll be amazed at how much you understand, especially if you’ve already read the English version! Your local library will have a non-English section: check it out! Pick a book that matches your language level—it’s okay if it seems a little simple: if the book is too challenging, you’ll simply end up frustrated and not understanding the story.

7. Pen (or email, or Skype) pals! Your teacher can probably connect you with someone who is a French first language speaker who you can practice your writing skills with. Don’t feel like writing on paper? Use email! Or, if you’re looking to improve your oral French, pick up the phone or use Skype to get some one-on-one practice with a native speaker!

8. Start a French club. Get together with your friends, with a French-only rule. Have dictionaries on hand to make it easier to express yourself. To make it more interesting: the first person to speak English has to buy/make the others a treat!

9. Keep a French journal or diary. It doesn’t have to be long, or complex. Just write down a few short sentences every day, and you’ll see your skills improving as you go! After a couple of months, you’ll be able to look back and see how far your writing skills have come!

10. Flash Cards Two. Use the vocabulary flash cards from #4, try to give a rhyming or opposite word for each card.

They are your Trusted Saskatoon tutors and educators!



Go2Guys your Trusted Saskatoon Roofers and Exterior Experts share a tip on snow removal from roofs

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 14, 2015 16:01

The Go2Guys are a Saskatoon roofing and exterior company who strive to complete each job meticulously as though it was their own home project, prioritising both safety and efficiency.  

Their saying goes "Every customer is a reference every time", we believe you will be happy and very satisfied with their work as well as their service. 

The Go2Guys are your Trusted Saskatoon Roofers  and Saskatoon exterior experts! 

Here they share a tip on snow removal from roofs:

Saskatoon weather can seem a bit unpredictable. One minute it’s sunshine and warm weather. Next thing you know we’re hit with a snowstorm. Don’t let the occasional spring-like day fool you — we are still in the middle of winter. And when you consider that insurance claims for damages related to winter storms can run into the thousands, knowing how to deal with ice and snow on your roof is just smart.


                                  Let’s hope this never happens in Saskatoon!!


Enough snow on the wrong roof could cause it to collapse. The funny thing is that you want your roof to have snow. If the snow doesn’t melt, your attic insulation is doing its job. But if there’s too much snow and ice the roof can collapse.

Go2Guys Inc can still shingle and install eavestroughs in the winter, we would clean off the snow (hey you get a free snow removal!) and then continue to install a new roof and eavestroughs! This is a great way to avoid any leaks that may occur in the spring.

Go2Guys are Trusted Saskatoon Roofing Contractors and are members of the BBB in good standing.

Contact us here for a free estimate for Saskatoon snow removal from roofs or call (306) 220-0533 


Find them on Facebook here!

Reed Security Trusted Saskatoon Alarm and Security Expert tip on how to protect a building with multiple tennants

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 14, 2015 13:05

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 a tip on how to protect a building with multiple tennants:

Zu, Pic Investment, and KSA Group Architecture get protected by Reed Security


Zu, PIC Investment Group and KSA Group Architecture recently partnered with Reed Security to protect their renovated offices located at 303 Pacific Ave., Saskatoon, SK. Strata was the Commercial Construction Project Manager.

Zu is a digital agency that uses technology, creative thinking, and collaboration to build smart and elegant solutions. Zu helps businesses and organizations of all sizes communicate with their customers.

PIC Investment Group is a venture capital investment company focused on growth financing in the chemical industry, transportation industry, industrial real estate as well as northern Saskatchewan development through the outfitting industry.

Under the direction of Kent Sutherland (MSA) KSA Group Architecture has attracted corporate and commercial clients interested in new and innovative approaches to design and development. 303 Pacific is one of their many projects.

We designed a layered security solution consisting of: 

  • ReedHD Hi-Def Cameras that capture Faces and License Plates
  • ReedHD Hi-Def Cameras that protect the Office, Building Perimeter, and Parking Lot.
  • Exterior ReedHD Hi-Def Cameras with 100 feet of Nightvision (can see in complete darkness)
  • Easy-to-Use Video Management Software allows the client to quickly review HD video using a SEARCH BAR. "Review Hours in Minutes"
  • Display Adjustment allows you to manipulate recorded HD video. "Change the brightness and contrast of recorded video to get the quality the Police can use."
  • All events are recorded in HD for at least 30 days.
  • All HD video can be accessed within the building or remotely via high speed internet
  • Alarm System with 24/7 Monitoring of Burglar, Fire, and Temperature - We notify You, the Police and Fire Department
  • Access Control Swipe Card System - Control WHO Goes WHERE and WHEN.
  • All systems can be controlled by PC and iPhone, iPad, Android apps.


Our layered security solutions:
Decreases Theft, Liability, False Claims, and Losses.
Increases Productivity, Accountability, and Profits.

If you would like more information on any Reed Security Product or Service please
Click Here

FREE ESTIMATES in Prince Albert call 306.922.7200

FREE ESTIMATES in Saskatoon call 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!


Elise Hildebrandt a Trusted Saskatoon mortgage professional shares a video

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 14, 2015 09:51

Are you looking for your best options when it comes to sourcing the perfect Saskatoon mortgage rates? Look no further, meet Elise Hildebrandt of the Mortgage Centre Saskatoon.

Elise has been in the financial industry for 16 years, and the last 12 of those in the mortgage sector, so she knows all of the intricacies related to finding the perfect mortgage rate. Elise offers an online mortgage application where you will be notified of your pre-approval within 24 hours. She knows what mortgage options there are and she looks forward to showing what she can do to help you.

Elise Hildebrandt is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker and an expert in the Mortgage Industry!

Here Elise shares a video:



Elise Hildebrandt is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage expert 


Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy tip on smoking cessation

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 13, 2015 14:35

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professionaladvice and exceptional service. Theyhave the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety ofhealth care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

Here they share a tip on smoking cessation:



My Aunt Beth was exposed to smoke at a very early age as her father smoked very heavily.  She started experimenting with smoking at the young age of 10 and by the time she was 13 was smoking continuously.  At the age of 48 she developed emphysema (a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness).  Still she could not quit smoking.  Shortly after her diagnosis she was put on oxygen and finally forced to quit smoking.  She died at 58 weighing 75 pounds.

This story can resonate loudly with so many people, yet it is not enough to get them to quit smoking.   They get the “it won’t happen to me” syndrome.

You already know smoking is harmful to your body.  Smoking is related to more than two dozen diseases and conditions and is the most prevalent cause of lung cancer in Canada.  Even knowing the risks to our health, many people continue to smoke.  Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

The physical addiction to Nicotine is tough to overcome.  In fact, many resources show that nicotine is just as addictive as heroin or cocaine.  It takes only 10 seconds for nicotine to reach the brain after being inhaled causing a feeling of temporary relaxation and stress relief.   It can also increase your heart rate and elevate your mood.  After your body rids itself of this drug, you start to crave another cigarette starting a vicious cycle of dependency.

There are many drugs on the market that can help overcome the physical addiction to nicotine.  But if the physical addiction was the only thing to overcome, then you would think that drugs alone would help.  Many people quit smoking using these medications, but then relapse and start smoking again.  It is also very important to look at the mental dependency and behavioral habits that go along with the physical addiction.   You may be concerned about weight gain, dealing with stress, loss of social relationships and pure loss of enjoyment of smoking a cigarette.

In order to launch your smoke-free life, you need to understand why you smoke and what happens when you stop.  It is hard to face this challenge alone. We can help.  Pharmacists have joined in the partnership to assist in the cessation of tobacco (P.A.C.T).   P.A.C.T is a free program designed to lead people through a personalized process to increase their success.  It’s designed to help smokers understand their mental dependency on smoking, not just their physical addiction to nicotine. 

The average Canadian smoker tries to quit 3.4 times before succeeding, while one in five attempt four or more times before succeeding.  Your pharmacist can help increase your success.  Let 2015 be the year you call yourself a non-smoker.

Tammi Hanowski, BSP, Pharmacist, P.A.C.T. Certified

Cheetham’s Pharmacy

514 Queen St, Saskatoon, S7K 0M5

306-653-5111, 1-800-695-4788, 306-653-1661 Fax


Visit us online at , your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy.


Cheetham's Pharmacy are your Trusted Saskatoon pharmacy 

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J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your Saskatoon Framing experts share a Sports Memorabilia video

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   January 13, 2015 14:24

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse- Saskatoon Framers simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon . Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else? J & S Are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS

Here they share a Sports Memorabilia video:  

A great gift idea! A customer gathered numerous Rough Rider memorabilia, which was located in various places within their home, brought it to J & S Picture Frame Warehouse and had them create this beautiful piece, protecting the pieces, and displaying them to be enjoyed for generations to come.



Find J & S Picture Frame Warehouse in Sutherland on Jessop, Fan them on Facebook Here for great Framing tips and updates.

You can find them on the Saskatoon Directory in the Trusted Photographers and Framing Category - they are your Trusted Saskatoon Framers!