Everyone is aware that the Covid pandemic and the restrictions that come along with it have negatively impacted many industries. When it comes to our small local businesses the worst affected have been in the restaurant, events, hospitality, retail, personal service and fitness industries. In May 2020, the Trusted Saskatoon team and Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash Electrical Contracting announced the Flash Fresh Campaign, to support Trusted Saskatoon partners most negatively affected by Covid restrictions.
Flash Fresh Campaign Results
Thanks to the sales of Flash Fresh hand sanitizer plus additional cash top-up by Brodie Johnston, the owner of Flash Electrical Contracting
and Sara, the owner of Trusted Saskatoon,
the total being donated is $2500.00. The money raised will be split evenly between the 5 Trusted Saskatoon partners that have been hardest hit, and are still dealing with the most restrictions due to their particular industry.
Each Trusted Saskatoon Partner will receive $500.00 to help.
We want to thank all of the folks who bought Flash Fresh, including the other Trusted Saskatoon partners and members of the public who wanted to help and support local!!
The Trusted Saskatoon Team LOVE a good contest!!
We really like surprises and get so much joy from making other people happy. If that supports our Trusted Saskatoon Partners that we promote and partner with, heck, that's a WIN-WIN!
In our latest contest, we are dusting off our Mystery Bags and packing them with amazing goodies from our partners.
Over 9 weeks we will be announcing 9 lucky Trusted Saskatoon fans as the weekly Winning Wednesday Winners.
Each mystery bag prize will have a value of at LEAST $300.00 and all prizes are from our very own Trusted Saskatoon Partners!
Unfortunately, we can't guarantee every one of our fans gets a prize, but we can guarantee that if you DON’T enter you definitely WON’T win!
MYSTERY BAG 2020 - 9 Weeks of Winning
Starting Wednesday from Oct 28th EVERY week a lucky Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Page fan will win!
All you have to do to be entered for the first 8 weeks is:
- Pick a mystery bag number: 1, 2 or 3
- Comment on the weekly post with your chosen lucky number.
Every Wednesday on Facebook we will reveal the mystery bag number of the week.
At that time we will randomly select a winner from the correct entries on the Mystery Bag Facebook post that week.
The weekly winner will be announced on Facebook and we will reveal the contents of the mystery bag they won!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...
On December 23rd's Winning Wednesday we have a special mystery prize.
To enter that draw you must sign up on the website BEFORE December 22nd here:
On Dec 23rd at noon we will randomly select a lucky winner from the website entries and they will win ALL 3 bags!! We will call the lucky winner and announce on Facebook live and reveal all the prizes.
Remember it ALWAYS pays to be a fan of TrustedSaskatoon.com
Supporting Saskatoon businesses, consumers and the community is what we do BEST!
TRUSTED CONTEST RULES
- 1 weekly Facebook entry per person - any double entries will disqualify you that week.
- 1 grand prize website entry per person - any double entries will disqualify you.
- Winners must pick up their prize IN Person and bring ID within 5 days of winning or they forfeit the prize.
Winners and Prizes!
WEEK 1 - Bag #1
WEEK 2 - Bag #2
Winner was Raelyn Dawn.
WEEK 3 - Bag #3
WEEK 5 - Bag #2
Winner was Fanterra Fisher- Belak
WEEK 6 - Bag #3
Winner was: Jaime Pitz
WEEK 7 - Bag #1
Winner was: Pearl Kapiniak
WEEK 8 - Bag #2
Winner was: Cindy Radcliffe
2020 GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS ...
The last bag - Community $2000 donation
The following partners donated :
Wood FX Contracting is a Saskatoon family owned and operated with over 18 years experience. Their carpenters and renovation team consist of hardworking individuals ready to tackle your interior home renovations - big or small! They are on-site daily ensuring client satisfaction. In this article, they explain what the Janka Hardness Scale is. Wood FX are Trusted Saskatoon Carpenter and Renovation Pros!
The Janka Hardness Scale
Hardwood flooring is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to interior home design, as it is a product that never goes out of style. It’s easy to assume that all hardwood flooring is the same when it comes to durability, but this is actually quite far from the truth. Hardwood’s actual hardness is measured by something called the Janka hardness scale. Let’s take a look at what the Janka scale is and how it works.
What is the Janka Hardness Scale?
The Janka hardness scale is a way of measuring the hardness of a given piece of hardwood. It was invented in the year 1906 by an Austrian wood researcher named Gabriel Janka, and it is an adaptation of the Brinell hardness test for metals. In order to better understand the Janka scale, you first need to know how the Brinell test works. The Brinell hardness test is used to test metal materials that are too coarse or rough to be tested by other means. The test involves a steel ball with a 10mm diameter being pressed into the material’s surface under 3,000 kgs of pressure. The resulting indentation is then examined to determine the hardness of the material.
How Does the Janka Hardness Scale Work?
The Janka hardness scale works in a very similar way to the Brinell test. It measures the pounds of force (lbf) it takes to drive an 11.28 mm diameter steel ball halfway into the surface of a slab of hardwood. A test done on the surface of a board, perpendicular to the grain is called a test of “side hardness”, while the same test being performed on the cut surface of a stump is called a test of “end hardness”. Every hardwood board will not yield the same test result, seeing as the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the wood grain, and will be different from one board to another. While durability issues come up when we look at different types of wood grains, there is usually not much deviation when it comes to differences in separate types of wood material, as estimates usually find the difference to be about plus or minus 10%.
Why is a Janka Hardness Rating Important?
Hardwood flooring is a big investment and will typically cost you a pretty penny, so you’ll want to make sure you are getting top quality wood that is not going to deteriorate or wear down after a few short years. While wood with a low Janka rating can still serve you just fine, it is only going to do so if you live a quieter lifestyle that does not involve your home seeing heavy foot traffic. If you have children and/or pets, try to find hardwood with a higher Janka score. A Janka hardness rating is going to give you a great indication of what kind of wear and tear your hardwood is going to be able to handle, helping you make a smarter decision when it comes to making a purchase.
Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time why you can't supply your own parts when they come into Phobia Auto. If you are wondering why Phobia Auto answer the question in the tip below. Phobia Auto Are Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Specialists.
Phobia Auto Will Not Allow Customers to Supply Parts
Reason # 1: Warranty
The main reason is the warranty. Phobia Auto offers at the 1-year part and labour warranty on almost everything they install (depending on the manufacturer or if it says a used major component.)
Reason # 2: Who Takes the Blame
Warranty can be a sticky situation. Let’s say a customer supplies a power steering pump they bought online. They install it and it’s a faulty pump (this is a real word thing). The customer is now on the hook for taking the part off and putting another on. Paying the labour twice. Phobia pays insurance on every part that comes through the door to allow them to eat these labour costs in a situation like this.
Reason # 3: Auto Repair Shops Get Discounted Parts
Also, don’t forget that they get thousands of dollars worth of parts from the local jobbers. They should be entitled to get the parts a few dollars cheaper than the customer that buys a set of pads and a water pump every two years. So yes, they make money on parts. They must! Shop owners have a responsibility to pay their techs on time so that they can put food on the table while setting aside money for themselves as independent owners. Running a successful shop is very…..very expensive!
Reason # 4: Liability
The shop could be legally liable for failed parts. If they had installed a part that you had bought, and that part failed and caused an accident, Phobia Auto could be held legally liable. Why does that matter? Like many shop owners, Phobia Auto owners have poured their life savings into their businesses. The liability for installing a part you had purchased, in order to save a few bucks, isn’t worth that risk to a business owner’s personal and professional livelihoods.
Reason # 5: Wrong Parts
Another issue we used to run into was wrong parts. Customers would be confident they had the right part they bought online. But they forgot to pay attention to if they had a 4x4 or a certain option that changed the part. Phobia Auto would have a dismantled vehicle on the hoist. Some customers would offer to get a new part from online but leaving them with a hoist tied up for days.
Contact Steve and the team today- check out their reviews and see all they do on their listing here :
Phobia Auto A Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Shop
Phobia Auto Are Your Trusted Saskatoon & Area Performance Vehicle Specialist
The M.E.A.T vs. R.I.C.E Approach – A Recovery Recipe
or a High Protein Diet?
When you initially have an injury, RICE is the approach to guide you through the first few days:
Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
When you initially hav SO - if you just RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), are you ready to return to your activities? The answer is no. RICE by itself is not a meal, or a prescription for return to health from an injury. You need MEAT. This is where physiotherapy comes in to assist your recovery.
Movement, Exercise, Analgesia, Treatment
M - Movement. Physiotherapists guide you with how to first move. After an injury to compliment healing and prepare the injury for further loading. This may be in nearby areas to keep the whole body healthy and ready for the next phase of your recovery. Early movement can make a more complete and pain free recovery.
E - Exercise is medicine, and the proper exercise can create healthy stress in the injury to allow the body to rebuild. During assessment and treatment sessions, we prescribe exercise at a starting point appropriate to your injury at the time it is needed.
A - Analgesia is what to do to control pain and assist early movement in being pain free. During treatment, we tape, support, instruct with use of pillows ways to control and eliminate pain.
T - Treatment is the golden nugget - our knowledge of injury and the body lets us use techniques to assist the actual injured tissue from pain back to strong, elastic, functioning tendons, ligaments and muscles. The right things at the right time -