Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

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

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!



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

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!


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

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!  


Marla Janzen Trusted Saskatoon Real estate tip on what you need to earn to buy a house in Canada

Marla Janzen is an award winning SASKATOON REAL Estate expert she takes action to sell her client's homes and find them the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible. She loves what she does and takes great pride in providing excellence in customer service to all of her clients.

She is one of our wonderful  TRUSTED SASKATOON REAL ESTATE EXPERTS listed on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY and loves to provide Trusted Tips that help the public!

Marla Janzen from century 21 Fusion is the realtor for BC Based home builders Westbow Construction's Radius at The Legends condo project in Warman SK, and she invited the Trusted team up for a tour around the show condos and to meet the owner of Westbow Construction Dick Westeringh. We figured we would take along our video camera so you could see for yourself why living in Warman should be a consideration for anyone thinking about moving!  

Here Marla shares a tip on buying a house in every major Canadian city:

How much you need to earn to buy a house in every major city

Many say property is the best investment you can make. Bursting housing bubbles and mortgage scandals aside, they’re usually right.

The price of making that investment varies widely in Canada, depending on where you live. We looked at how much you need to earn to buy an average-priced house in every major Canadian city.

To get these numbers, we consulted Adrian Williams, a Toronto mortgage broker, and used his calculator found here. He explained that to calculate the income required you need to know the purchase price, down payment, rate, utilities – mortgage qualifying must include a minimum of $100 a month for heating costs – and taxes.

We got the average purchase price per city from the Canadian Real Estate Association (they fluctuate. These prices were effective at the end of December. To see the absolute latest click here and input your city), and Williams provided the property tax rates. At his suggestion we used a 2.99% interest rate, which is the average qualifying rate for a 5-year fixed term. We used a down payment of 10% of the purchase price and calculated $100 a month for utilities.

According to Williams, “Other factors that will be included with mortgage qualification are the total monthly payment obligations from credit card, LOC’s, personal & car loans, car lease and other types of credit that require a monthly payment.”

Here is what you need to earn to buy a house in every major Canadian market. (Numbers are rounded to the nearest dollar.)


Average price: $819,336

Monthly mortgage payment: $3,570

Property tax: $251

Income required: $147,023

Jobs in Vancouver


Average price: $465,047

Mortgage mortgage payment: $2,026

Property taxes: $236

Income required: $88,578

Jobs in Calgary


Average price: $365,520

Mortgage payment: $1,592

Property tax: $244

Salary required: $72,617

Jobs in Edmonton


Average price: $331,161

Monthly mortgage payment: $1,443

Property tax: $378

Income required: $72,028

Jobs in Regina


Average price: $349,322

Monthly mortgage payment: $1,522

Property tax: $366

Income required: $74,546

Jobs in Saskatoon


Average price: $270,605

Monthly mortgage payment: $1,179

Property tax: $274

Income required: $58,235

Jobs in Winnipeg


Average price: $357,887

Monthly mortgage payment: $1,559

Property tax: $336

Income required: $74,820.28

Jobs in Ottawa


Average price: $587,505

Monthly mortgage payment: $2,560

Property tax: $354

Income required: $113,009

Jobs in Toronto


Average price: $344,273

Monthly mortgage payment: $1,500

Property tax: $237

Income required: $68,884

Jobs in Montreal


Average price: $264,447

Monthly mortgage payment: $1,152

Property tax: $266

Income required: $56,929

Jobs in Halifax


Find Marla Online at   she is a Century 21 Fusion Realtor Sakatoon based at 703 Circle Drive, Saskatoon..or checkout her listing in REAL ESTATE SASKATOON here on, Marla Janzen is TRUSTED SASKATOON REAL ESTATE EXPERT.

Made In The Shade Blinds your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds & Window Coverings shares 10 Window Covering Trends

Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon wants to help you get your windows on the Best Dressed list! They offer free in-home consultations, where they bring the showroom to you. Not only is this more convenient for you, it allows you to see a variety of choices for your home, surrounded by your colors and furnishings, in your home’s own natural light. Made In The Shade Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds and Window Coverings Experts! 
Here Heather shares 10 Window Covering Trends:

These popular window fashions will add a special design touch to any room!

When you stand in a beautifully decorated room, notice how your eye is drawn to the windows — they’re inevitably the focal point that sets the tone and the “bones” of any successful decorating plan. How you accessorize your windows affects not only the mood inside your home but also the appearance from outside.

When you are shopping for window treatments, don’t buy blindly. Take some time to do some research, and come armed with info to help you make better choices. Here are the 10 most popular window treatment trends now, to help with your decision making.

1. Neutrals still rule. “Whites, off-whites and other neutral window coverings almost always work best,” says Lyn Peterson, author, mother of four, HGTV expert, and creative director of Motif Designs in Mount Vernon, New York. And don’t worry about durability. According to Peterson, “We don’t sit or walk on them, so they don’t wear out. My stair carpet is in tatters but my natural linen-colored shades look like new, and they’re both twenty years old.” Neutrals are timeless, too. You might change up your paint, furniture, lighting, and fabrics, but will still want safer neutral tones for the windows, to weather your decorating whims. But safer neutrals doesn’t have to mean boring – roman shades, cellular, roller and pleated shades come in a wide variety of fabrics and subtly different color tones.


2. Wovens are all the rage. Natural or synthetic wovens give character, ambiance, and texture to flat walls. Look for trendy woven styles made from materials like bamboo and grassweave. They’ll create a fresh look for modern dining areas or sun rooms.

3. Aluminum blinds add retro glamour. The fifties and sixties styles are cool again in home design. They work best in a 2-inch slat width with wide tapes — and are also less likely than metal mini blinds to bend out of shape when dusted. Metal looks striking in a home office, library, or game room, to add polish and a sophisticated edge. More perks: Metal blinds are easy to clean with a Swiffer, and are easy on the budget.

4. Sheer fabrics let the outside in. “I love beautiful transparent sheers on a window,” says Sally Morse, top trend eye and director of creative services for window wear powerhouse Hunter Douglas. “They tease you with what might be behind them and throw light and shadows into a room.” They can also help small rooms look bigger, by letting in the sunshine and opening up the view to the sky, rather than closing it in, as an opaque fabric does. Sheers look lovely in sitting rooms.

5. Less is more. “We’re omitting upper kitchen cabinets in favor of more and larger windows in today’s kitchens, so they’re brighter and lighter,” says Peterson. “And we’re moving toward undertreating the windows we do have. Do the basics first — you can always layer on more later.” Start with understated shades and see how you like that look before adding busier swags or patterned valances. Our lines include soft solar shades that look clean and spare. They help block some of the light without totally blocking the view, which is why you wanted sizable windows in the first place.


6. Plantation shutters are a style investment. They are worth every cent, and the look is timeless. Shutters are a great choice because they add elegance to your home – they are just as inviting at an island retreat as in pure white at your kitchen window. The best wood ones are almost like finely crafted furniture, with a custom fit, and have smart levers (or wands) instead of dangling cords for adjusting the louvers. Shutters are also available in a very durable polysatin for high humidity areas.


7. Color rocks your world. Patterns and rich colors work especially well in spaces like dining rooms, which might otherwise be all wood. The color plays against the plainer table, chairs, and sideboard. Rooms that don’t have a lot of upholstery or texture really welcome the oomph of a strong window treatment, and so do rooms most often used after dark. A bold hue offers more privacy at night than a sheer, especially for bedrooms.

8. Clutch mechanisms are a sleek plus. “The tasseled crocheted pull cords on Grandma’s shades always worked, but they went out of fashion and we went cordless,” says Peterson. “But that meant pulling the side or center, and the shades were always akimbo.” Streamlined clutch mechanisms — which lift and lower window treatments via a chain affixed to the wall — are discreet, durable, and keep shades even. Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon offers products which include safety-tested, clutch-driven lifts, many cordless lift options, and even motorization on many styles, so window treatments look neat and work efficiently all through the house.

9. Fine-tune the light to your liking. Top down/bottom up shades provide more options for letting the sunshine in or keeping it out — you may want more when working in your kitchen, and less when you have to sit at your computer and don’t want a glare. Our collections include many top down/bottom up styles and also shades in room-darkening fabrics.

10. Honeycombs = sweet energy savings. Cellular shades and insulating blinds have neatly arranged pockets, or cells, not unlike a honeybee’s handiwork, which help block summer heat and winter chill — and help lower your utility bills. Try them in a guest room, bathroom, or anywhere you want a well-trimmed look with some energy savings to boot.


Call us at 306-280-0632 for a free in-home consultation and quote – we can work with any budget! From one single window to a whole home or office building, we will work with you to get the window coverings you love! 


To schedule an appointment with Heather - the ' Shady -Lady' click here 




Previous Posts


S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc
310 Wall St #209
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 1N7
Ph: 306.244.4150


App Store Google Play
Follow us on Facebook Instagram Linked In Twitter YouTube RSS Feed
Website hosting by Insight Hosting