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Flash Fresh - Supporting Trusted Saskatoon Partners In Most Need Due To Covid 19 Lockdown

The Trusted Saskatoon community and our team believes giving back is always in style. We are proud members of the Saskatoon business community. We love our city and do what we can to support local events, non-profits and to help individuals in need. In our latest community project we have partnered with Trusted Saskatoon Electrician Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash Electrical Contracting and his friends Cavrin, Kim & Tim Karchut at Hudson Bay Distillers to launch Flash Fresh - Supporting Trusted Saskatoon Partners In Need Campaign..


Flash Fresh


In April 2020, Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash reached out to The Trusted Saskatoon team with an idea. He had been approached by good friends at Hudson Bay Distilleries to see if he wanted to buy or distribute hand sanitizer. In this time of Covid it was a pretty rare commodity and Hudson Bay Distillers was one of the handful of distilleries around the province that had been approved by the Saskatchewan Government to shift their focus from selling alcohol to making and distributing hand sanitizer.  
Brodie is an entrepreneur and saw the opportunity to do well, but being the community spirited guy he is, he immediately thought about how he could help instead of profit from this opportunity! 

A Fundraising Campaign


Knowing the massive negative impact on small local business in our community due to the pandemic, but also recognizing he can't help every small business in need in Saskatoon,  he decided the best thing was to support the Trusted Saskatoon partners in the community he belongs to that have been hardest hit financially from the Covid Pandemic lockdowns in Saskatoon. Once he shared the idea with Sara Wheelwright, the owner of Trusted Saskatoon, she was thrilled to be able to step up and help. 

How To Buy? 


Send Order To Flash Electrical By Email To  

Subject Line : Hand Sanitizer

Weekly orders- Order by Wednesday for pick up Monday or delivery by the following Tuesday. 

E-transfers best way to accept money due to Covid. 

Your purchase not only helps you protect those most important to you, but you can also feel good that your purchase is supporting your community and businesses who are working hard to come back to serve us all! 



 See the Hudson Bay Distillers Facebook Announcement below! 


Which Partners Will Be Recipients Of The Campaign Funds Raised?


The following Trusted Saskatoon Partners were forced to close their doors completely and have had zero income since Mid March:

  1. Hairstyle Inn Salons at Lawson and Centre Malls 
  2. Saskatoon Pilates
  3. Made In The Shade 
  4. Fitness Focus
  5. Imagery Photography 

Had To Close Their Location To Public & Lay Off Most (If Not All) Staff & Were Severely Financially Impacted: 
 
  1. Bateman Jewellers
  2. HomeQuarter Coffee House & Bakery
    Quarter
  3. PickNic's Catering
  4. Chef De Partie
Non Profit- Had To Cancel Major Events and This Has Severely Affected Their Operations  

  1. SCAT - Saskatoon Street Cat Rescue (Charity) 

Fresh Fresh Hand Sanitizer Prices & Sizes:

    $25.53 /1.89 litre 
   $216.79 / 19 litres 
   $8545.00 /1000 litres 


Reminder- How To Buy

Send Order To Flash Electrical By Email To  

Subject Line : Hand Sanitizer

Weekly orders- Order by Wednesday for pick up Monday or delivery by the following Tuesday. 

E-transfers best way to accept money due to Covid. 

Soon it will be available at the following locations when they can open:

Hairstyle Inn at Centre Mall - (306) 683-2222
Hairstyle Inn at Lawson Mall - (306) 242-4222

How Much Will Be Donated To The Trusted Saskatoon Partners Support Fund?


Amount of Donation Per Unit Purchased:

Size (Litres)Donation $Amount
1.89
$5.00
19
$25.00
1000$1000.00


Trusted has offered as much support as possible and we have contributed to the campaign by:

1. Creating the Flash Fresh logo and brand for free- thanks to graphic designers at Trusted Marketing Services  
2. Paying for printing all the labels ( thanks to our good friends at Future Print in Regina, who turned them around and had them delivered to Hudson Bay in less than 3 days!)
3. Buying $500 of the hand sanitizers to donate to folk in need of it in Saskatoon
4. Donating all the marketing and creating everything required for the 3 month campaign. 
5. Advising on which partners had been hardest hit and needed the most support.   
6.  1 of the 9 For Profit Trusted Saskatoon Partners who are the recipients of the fund will also receive a years membership to Trusted Saskatoon for Free - (value $4000.00) - The recipient will be drawn at the end of the campaign.    



Please help us help these small business and SCAT in Saskatoon - we appreciate you sharing this news AND purchasing Local to support LOCAL!! - Sara Wheelwright 

Campaign runs until August 31st 2020


"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody." ~ Malcolm Bane 

Meet ALL the Trusted Saskatoon Partners in this video we made in March 2020



Age Of Electric Celebrate 5 Years As Trusted Saskatoon Electrical Pros!


Age of Electric is a full-service Saskatoon electrical contractor, run by a group of journeymen electricians with years of experience. In an age where it is hard to find quality, service, and honesty, Arlen and the team at Age of Electric prove there are still businesses out there excel in these areas.


Age Of Electric are Trusted Saskatoon Electricians 


Age Of Electrics’ great reputation is built on the foundation of trust, integrity and doing business the right way. The Trusted Saskatoon team enjoys working with Age Of Electric, we have used them for several projects at the office and in our homes and we have always found them to be knowledgeable, friendly and experts in their field, they are pretty good golfers too!


  

Founded in early 2014 — with the blessing of the former band members — Age of Electric is a residential, commercial and industrial electrical contracting firm that claims to provide “shockingly good” service. According to Arlen Hall, one of the owners, the “well-rounded shop” is the culmination of decades of experience.  


Consistently Trusted 


The team have upheld their contracts with Trusted for over 5 years now, and as such, they have consistently honoured the 5 Trusted Guarantees as outlined below. We are pleased to say that we have not received 1 complaint in that time.

 



5 Trusted Guarantees

  1. Provide the service and quality promised.
  2. Complete the job on time.
  3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.
  4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.
  5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.


“Amazing work and quality. They have done both commercial and residential electrical services for me throughout the years. Down to earth, friendly, and knowledgeable! You can't go wrong with Age of Electric.” Melissa H


“Have used these guys many times, and always confidently send referrals their way also. Having worked with them personally and professionally I can attest to their quality of work, efficiency, timing, pricing, and scope of work. There isn’t too much these guys couldn’t take on! Always a pleasure working with them. Don’t hesitate to contact them or reach out for all your electrical needs. Thanks!” Chris M

    AOE provides Quality Electrical Contracting & Shockingly Great Service for a FAIR PRICE for both residential and commercial customers in Saskatoon and area. It’s what they believe in & stands behind on every project for every customer. Contact them today for all your electrical needs! 

    Age of Electric are Trusted Saskatoon Electricians.



    Flash Electrical Contracting Trusted Saskatoon Electrician Answers Question Why Change Old Lights?

    Flash Electrical Contracting in Saskatoon has based their business on 100% customer satisfaction and referrals! They take great pride in being a team of young and ambitious entrepreneurs that are keen to stay on top of the latest innovations when it comes to your Saskatoon residential or commercial electrical needs.

    Why you should replace your old lights!

      


    LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs and have a longer life the other bulbs which means less waste. They can work in lower temperatures and are breakage resistant. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Let’s look at this a bit more in depth. If you have only five 60-watt bulbs that run for 15hrs/day, based on SaskPower's rate (14.23 cents) you would spend $19.20/month to keep your home/commercial space lit. In stark comparison, an LED costs $2.70/month to do exactly the same thing. That means you would save $16.50/month. That's a 711% ROI!!! Think of all possibilities for that new-found money, put it towards other expenses or just buy more donuts.  
     Right now, there are commercial incentive programs for swapping out your old standard lighting to new LED's. This new program provides businesses in Saskatchewan with access to select, premium energy-efficient lighting equipment at a discounted price. The program can help significantly lower your business’s electricity costs, and The Commercial Lighting Incentive is open to any Saskatchewan business that purchases lighting and electrical equipment through an electrical contractor like us at Flash Electric


    Now you can see why LEDs have swept the conventional lighting marketplace, their extended lifespans, reduced energy consumption and lower maintenance requirements make them a clear a simple choice. Even instant savings when your contractor purchases qualified lighting equipment through a participating electrical distributor.


    Contact Flash Electric Contracting today to see how they can help you keep the lights on.


     



    Flash Electrical Contracting is owned and operated by Journeyman Electrician Brodie Johnston. Their business has been built on 100% happy customers who have recommended Flash Electrical Contracting to others. Flash Electrical Contracting are Trusted Saskatoon Electricians 

    Saskatoon Electricians Share Information About Electric Vehicles


    Are electric vehicles a viable option with Saskatchewan winters?


    Thought about  installing electric vehicle chargers and solar power systems to charge electric vehicles? They are an increasingly popular option!



    Electric vehicle owners Pat Keyser and Jason Cruickshank dispel some of the popular myths in this article. With the numerous financial and environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) becoming increasingly apparent, more people are opting to make the switch — but some consumers are still worried about how cold temperatures affect the vehicles' performance.



    THE BATTERY IS UNRELIABLE


    As with a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE), it does take more energy to run an EV in the colder months, although Keyser noted that the battery powering her Tesla Model S is much more reliable in winter than the battery needed to start an ICE vehicle.

    Cruickshank added that the engine in his Chevrolet Bolt kicks in automatically to keep the battery warm. Another plus is the fact that the 12-volt starter battery will never die because it's constantly being charged — whether plugged in or not, he said.

    “A lot of people compare these batteries to their cellphones. But those batteries are designed for different operating conditions — it's not designed for cooler temperatures; there is nothing in there to try to keep the battery warm or conditioned."


    COLD REDUCES THE EV'S RANGE

    Keyser admits her Model S doesn't make it quite as far in the winter months as it does in the summer — about 25 percent less, according to her observations — but ICE vehicles also consume more fuel when idling or powering heaters and other electronics. For her, it's simply a matter of shifting her thinking to how she can drive to better extend the battery's range.

    When she has used her car on a long road trip, the charging stops gave her a chance to discover different communities where she would never have stopped otherwise, she added.


    CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE IS LACKING

    While there is some truth to this, Keyser said it's simply a downfall of being a pioneer of the continuously growing industry. Both Keyser and Cruickshank admit Saskatchewan is significantly behind the rest of Canada in this aspect.

    “When motorized vehicles first came along, there weren't gas stations everywhere," Keyser noted.

    Most EV owners don't use public charging stations for full charges, opting instead to plug into a regular wall outlet overnight or at work, Cruickshank said. As long as they aren't on a long trip, finding a public charger isn't required unless they want to top up their battery while out and about.  


    CHARGING TAKES TOO LONG

    When it's cold, no one wants to have to stop for hours to recharge a vehicle — But unless you are travelling a long distance, you generally don't tend to completely drain the battery.

    Cruickshank said it can take about eight hours to fully charge his Bolt using a standard plug — fine for an overnight charge, but he admits it's not ideal when travelling long distances.

    However, the technology is advancing quickly and more quick charge stations are popping up that can take a battery from zero to 80 percent in less than 45 minutes.


    EV IS SIMILAR IN EFFICIENCY TO AN ICE VEHICLE

    Even in Saskatchewan, where the majority of electricity comes from burning coal, EVs are about twice as efficient compared to their gas-burning counterparts.

    Plugndrive.ca estimates every 20,000 kilometres Keyser drives her Model S in Saskatchewan costs roughly $570 and outputs 2,495 kg of carbon dioxide. Those numbers jump significantly, to $2,490 and 4,880 kg of carbon dioxide, when calculated for an ICE vehicle. 

    Cruickshank's Bolt performs even better, costing only $490 and outputting only 2,160 kg of carbon dioxide. 

    In provinces like Quebec and Manitoba, where electricity is mainly created at hydroelectric generating stations, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted drops to roughly 30 to40 kg for every 20,000 kilometres driven.

    Original Artcicle - Star Phoenix https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/five-misconceptions-about-driving-an-electric-car-in-winter