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Trusted Saskatoon directory Specialty retail show on NewsTalk 650 CKOM Talk to the Experts

Trusted THE Saskatoon Directory   is proud to be hosting a Talk to the Experts show " The Trusted Show' Monthly on Newstalk 650 ..the first show aired June 9th.  Find them all here in our tips library or on our Trusted Channel on You Tube which is a fabulous resource of Tips, Interviews, Demos and Tours.

What this means is you can listen to all the shows ON DEMAND, you can share them with friends who may be interested in the shows subjects and this makes sure you never have to miss a Trusted Show - we think out of the Box when it comes to marketing, so we can provide the BEST Possible service for YOU the public- we are the Only Local Directory that works for you...and the only  place to offer this kind of service in Saskatoon!  

This latest show we are featuring is the TRUSTED SASKATOON Directory Specialty Retail show

All of the questions on the show are submitted by our wonderful Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Fans  and one lucky fans question was chosen by Brent to win the Prize package submitted by the 3 Trusted Businesses worth over $300!


This shows guests :

Sherry from J & S Picture Frame Warehouse - Trusted Saskatoon Framing expert

Mark from Wiseguy's Mattresses - Trusted Saskatoon Mattress expert and bedroom furniture store 


Enjoy the show!!



Trusted Saskatoon Pest Control Expert provide us with a tip on Wasps and Bees


Here we share a tip on Wasps and Bees:



When do you call an exterminator?

Here are a few tips to follow when to deciding whether to make that call or head down to Kreepy Kritterz new store for some Pro Attack Wasp and Hornet Killer.

First of all – DO NOT panic! That will likely make things worse. DON’T go throwing water on it, hitting with a hockey stick and most of all DON’T use a gasoline soaked rag – we’re trying to exterminate the wasps, not us.

Take a look to see if you can find the hive. If the hive is visible, in an open space, and within arm’s reach, you should be able to take care of it on your own – also make sure you have an escape route. Come on into the store and we’ll get you the right product to take care of it. We’ll also provide any instruction to lessen your chance of being stung. Wasps do not bite!

 However, if you see any wasps heading into a cavity of some sort – like under your steps, the concrete or into the wall, or if you find them in a small space like your shed, it’s time to call your personal pest control professionals at Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control for a treatment. We have the experience and the right tools and machines to deal with it right away. We’ll determine where the hive is and take care of it for you.

Here are few fun facts about those wasps!


  • End of July – early August they really start to multiply, a hive can double in size over a 2 week time period.
  • Mid August – Early September they start to get more aggressive. They are now protecting their hives.   
  • Every time a wasp stings, you become more allergic
  • They will try to sting you repeatedly
  • Wasp colonies are about 50 – 250+ wasps on average.

So what about Bees?

Bees are not that aggressive, and bees, like the leafcutter Bees, are essentially harmless, and are less likely to sting you

Bees will sting you if it’s a matter of life or death – because for them, it is. They don’t last long after they sting you.

Fun facts about Bees!

  • These are the most common bees in our area - Bumblebees, Honeybees and Leafcutter Bees
  • Bumblebee colonies are about 50-100 bees
  • Bumblebees range from very small to extremely large and kind of look silly while flying. They are typically a bit rounder and robust.
  • Honeybee’s colonies are massive in numbers. They will range from 5,000-75,000.
  • Honeybee’s are typically more have slender, wasp – like bodies and have more stripes than bumblebees.
  • It is rare to see a swarm of bees, yet it is very interesting if you do see one.
  • Leafcutter bees are solitary bees. Their life span is approx 1-2 months and will produce approx 5 young in that time.
  • Leafcutter bees cut the leaves of plants and roll the pieces up to create nest cells.
  • Leafcutter bees are also very important pollinators.   


If you’re having trouble with bees – you should always be calling a professional.  

So why always contact a professional? 

We recommend not exterminating them! A professional beekeeper will help relocate them if possible.  If the honey is not properly removed it will become an attractant for not only new honeybee colonies, but will also attract wasps, and hornets. Everything likes honey! 

So next time you see some kritterz buzzing around, you’ll know what to do!  

Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Experts share a tip on Mortgage Payment Frequency Options

Mortgage Payment Frequency Options



When it comes to deciding how often you’d like to make your regular mortgage payments, you can choose which mortgage payment frequency option will best benefit you. You have the option to synchronize your mortgage payments with your pay schedule. In Canada, you can choose from five different mortgage payment options: monthly, bi-weekly, accelerative bi-weekly, or accelerated weekly. Since most employees get paid bi-weekly, this schedule option is the most popular.

Some payment frequencies actually accelerate your mortgage repayment allowing you to reduce the total amount of interest you pay over the life of your mortgage. Choosing an accelerated payment also gets you out of mortgage debt years sooner.

What Are Your Options?

Monthly Mortgage Payment

A monthly mortgage payment is when your mortgage payment is withdrawn from your bank account on the same day of every month (i.e. on the 1st). With a monthly mortgage payment, you make 12 payments per year.

Bi-weekly Mortgage Payment

A bi-weekly mortgage payment is when your monthly mortgage payment is multiplied by 12 months and divided by the 26 pay periods in a year. With a bi-weekly mortgage payment, you make 26 payments per year.


Accelerated Bi-weekly Mortgage Payment

An accelerated bi-weekly mortgage payment is when your monthly mortgage payment is divided by two and the amount is withdrawn from your bank account every two weeks. With an accelerated bi-weekly mortgage payment, you still make 26 payments per year but the payment amount is slightly more than a regular bi-weekly mortgage payment.


Weekly Mortgage Payment

A weekly mortgage payment is when your monthly mortgage payment is multiplied by 12 months and divided by the 52 weeks in a year. With a weekly mortgage payment, you make 52 payments per year.


Accelerated Weekly Mortgage Payment

An accelerated weekly mortgage payment is when your monthly mortgage payment is divided by four and the amount is withdrawn from your bank account every week. With an accelerated weekly mortgage payment, you still make 52 payments per year but the payment amount is slightly more than a regular weekly mortgage payment.


 The Benefit of Accelerated Payments

The one major difference between regular and accelerated payments is how the payment is calculated. With an accelerated payment option, you end up making roughly one extra payment a year. It’ll cost you a little more on a monthly basis, but will save you thousands in interest and help you pay off your mortgage even sooner.


Trusted Saskatoon Investment Advisor and Saskatoon Wealth Management Experts share a tip on Having the Right Mix in Your Investment Portfolio


When it comes to retirement planning, government pensions are something you will want put into your plans. In retirement your income comes from many sources and it becomes a little bit of a balancing act. With the help of a skilled financial advisor these can be juggled each year so that you do not pay excess taxes!

Tip on having the right mix in your Investment Portfolio:

Will Retirement catch you off balance?



Savings are important for a secure retirement. But so is having the right mix in your investment portfolio. Over time, as markets change, your portfolio can get out of balance, becoming riskier than you want. That is a problem, especially as you approach the time when you will need to start withdrawing those savings. 



Whatever your age, I can help you build and, review and rebalance regularly the right investment mix for your unique goals and objectives. You will also have the confidence to know the right investments are in your portfolio when investing through me as a full-service broker. I have access to most investments available in North American Markets, so I will find the right investment that would fit your objectives. 



 Trusted Saskatoon financial expert.





The comments contained herein are general in nature and are not intended to be, nor should be construed to be, legal or tax advice to any particular individual. Accordingly, individuals should consult their own tax advisors for advice with respect to the tax consequences to them, having regard to their own particular circumstances.



Reed Security a Alarm and Security Expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on HD Video Myths

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 great tip on HD Video Myths: 



We spent thousands of hours perfecting ReedHD Hi-Def Camera designs and installations. We know the right cameras fo the right locations and we've ben met with the Saskatoon Police to determine how to solve more crimes.

We've installed over 5000 cameras in Saskatchewan and wanted to share with you some common Myths.


Myth #1 HD Video Cameras Always Capture Faces and License Plates

  • False
  • Many factors have an effect on the image quality - camera type, camera placement, distance to the target, target speed, the weather, light conditions, and video management software.
  • Click Here to See How ReedHD Cameras can Record Faces and License Plates  

Myth # 2 HD Video Camera Images Can Be Manipulated Like on TV Shows and Movies

  • False
  • Hollywood glamorizes what you can do with recorded HD images and most of what you see on TV cannot be done.
  • ReedHD I.P. Video Management Software has an exclusive Display Adjustment feature (see images above).
  • We can adjust the brightness and contrast of recorded video to provide the Saskatoon Police an image they can use.
  • We can also Zoom In on recorded video to see Faces and License Plates (see Myth #1).

Myth #3 Wireless HD Video Cameras Can Be Installed Anywhere

  • False
  • Wireless HD cameras can transmit wireless signals, but still require a power source.
  • Most HD cameras are not wireless.
  • HD cameras must be plugged into a power outlet or wired into a network.
  • We can create a wireless bridge and transmit signals many KM's when there is direct line of site.
  • Trees, windows, buildings, walls, and RF interference have a direct effect on signal quality.  

If you would like more information on how Reed Security can Decrease Losses & Increase Profits at your business Click Here or give us a call today 306.653.3200

Click Here for ReedHD Demo Videos


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! 



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