Blog by Betsy Carstairs

Everywoman@Whistler event

April 30th, 2009


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Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
Whistler, BC  V0N 1B4 
May 19 - 27, 2009
  Every Woman! Whistler - May 22 to 24, 2009  Since my sister Margaret is the poster child for this event I have bragging rights here The poster child & my 2 other sisters make this a annual event. The 4 of us visit & have a fabulous weekend of exercising, learning new things & just enjoying ...

University of British Columbia Plant sale

April 28th, 2009

Once a year UBC has their fund raiser plant sale of very interesting  often hard to find plants . For anyone wanting to purchase a few unique specimines or to get some advise from botanical experts..... mark Saturday May 9th on your calendar


19th Perennial Plant Sale

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When: Saturday, May 9, 2009 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: UBC ...

Why buy home accessories? Rent it

April 28th, 2009

Finally a place in North Vancouver where you can go rent your furniture & other home accessories. Rent it for a month or more. If you like it buy it if not return it & try out another look or if you are wanting to dress up your home to sell with a more modern exciting interior here is where you go @ 2433 Dollarton Hwy in North Vancouver.


2009 Municipal Update

April 23rd, 2009

I was at a breakfast meeting yesterday with the mayors and city planners of the Tri-Cities: Kenji Ito and Shawn Natrasony, Burnaby; Beverly Grieve, New Westminster; Jim McIntyre and Wayne Beggs, Coquitlam; Tim Savoie, Port Moody; and, Laura Lee Richard, Port Coqitlam .These representatives each gave a half hour talk about development and plans for their municipalities. The overview highligh ...

LT B Best Point Indian Arm, North Vancouver, BC

April 22nd, 2009

I just finished uploading this LAND for sale, LT B Best Point Indian Arm, North Vancouver, BC

FLAT access to waters edge. Water rights at 500 gallons per day from fresh water mountain spring. New dock shared with 3 fingers. Other 2 fingers are for Lots 1 and 3. BOAT ACCESS ONLY!! 20 minute boat ride from Deep Cove marina.

Mortgage rates cut update

April 21st, 2009

Just read this which means that variable mortgages with a prime minus are @ 1.75% calculated on prime minus .5% WHich is what my mortgage rate is at now. Any New mortgages are prime +  which is still very cheap money!!!!


Bank of Canada cuts interest rate to lowest level practically possible
at 9:44 on April 21, 2009, EDT.

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Skylight Options

April 16th, 2009

Sometimes opportunity knocks.

I have always disliked my dark hallway, so kept the lights on to alleviate this problem. 11 years into this home, and a new roof looming, I did some investigation and came up with the perfect solution. I did not want a skylight ... that seemed too overpowering for a hall. . What I decided on is a sun tunnel by Velux - Installed it looks like a ...

Hockaday Open House!

April 16th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, April 19, 2009, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1352 El Camino Dr in Hockaday, Coquitlam. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent 2 storey for sale in beautiful Hockaday.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Hockaday 2 storey ...

Roofing 101

April 15th, 2009

I feel like I've just taken a 1st year course in roofing!

It all started last year when my friend had drips of water dropping on her arm as she was sitting comfortably on my living room couch. The roof was only 11 years NEW, so could not understand how this could be happening. Well, this was not to my dismay a "1 off". The roof was not leaking per se, more like weeping on the winter days w ...