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Apr 24, 2014

WesternOne - Your One Stop Shop For Equipment Sales, Rentals and Safety

Safety training vancouver islandWesternOne, your one-stop shop on Vancouver Island for tool and equipment rentals and sales, is North Vancouver Island's only authorized Polaris ATV and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles dealer. WesternOne is also Vancouver Island's exclusive dealer for Polaris snowmobiles.

Factory-trained and factory-certified Silver/Gold technicians are on hand for any servicing or repair need, and financing is available. For more information, call250.339.4518 (local) or 1.877.339.4518 (toll-free). You can also use their Request a Quote online form.

In addition to equipment rentals and sales, WesternOne now offers IVES Operator Certification Training. WesternOne will teach you everything you need to know about safely operating counterbalance forklifts, rough-terrain forklifts, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts.

IVES certification courses meet or exceed all applicable safety requirements, industry standards, and government regulations. Training is available in a classroom setting or on-site. To find out more, call Greg Phelps, IVES Certified Trainer, at 250.667.0665 or WesternOne in Courtenay at 250.331.0748. Safety is their goal — make it your goal, too!

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Apr 19, 2014

Custom Commercial Window Coverings and More From Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island carries an extensive array of residential and commercial window coverings, including blinds, shutters, shades, curtains, drapes, and window film. They serve the Comox Valley, as well as Campbell River, Qualicum, Parksville, and Nanaimo. Budget Blinds provides high-quality blinds and stylish window coverings for new homes and home renovations, as well as for commercial, retail, and professional offices at competitive prices.

Commercial Window Coverings

Budget Blinds offers Vancouver Island business owners and property managers a complete turnkey solution for their window-covering needs. They have experience providing commercial window coverings to a variety of industries, including health care, hospitality, restaurant, education, government, and many more. Commercial window treatments are available in a wide range of motorized, flame-retardant, child-friendly, cordless, and even energy-conserving options. They offer very competitive pricing on popular and unique window coverings for commercial and professional buildings.

Trained Experts

The trained experts at Budget Blinds will manage your commercial window-covering project through every phase of implementation: design, measuring, ordering, delivery, and installation. Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island has the strength of Budget Blinds and Home Franchise Concepts behind them, so they can give their customers the best products and service at the best price. These affiliations ensure that you'll have access to the widest selection of window coverings, at favourable prices, all backed by one of the strongest warranty programs in the industry.

Interior Design

The talented interior designers at Budget Blinds will help you choose the best window coverings for your business in the perfect texture and colour. Budget Blinds also has an enti​re line of eco-friendly window coverings made with sustainable materials and can custom fit any window covering regardless of the window's shape.

Contact Information

At Budget Blinds, their goal is simple: to provide their customers with the best window coverings and products, combined with professional installation services to enrich your home and office environments. Call them today at 250.338.8564 to schedule your free consultation. You can also visit their website, read their blog, or order 10 free swatches. Sign up to get 25% off selected Signature Series window coverings!!

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Apr 17, 2014

Choice of Layouts in New Townhomes at Railside Lane in Courtenay

Railside LaneChoose from a variety of layouts in the new townhomes at Railside Lane, and take advantage of reduced prices on four of the patio homes at Railside Lane in Courtenay! Units 2 and 3 at 1620 Piercy Avenue have been reduced to $234,900, while Units 6 and 7 are now $239,900.

Railside Lane holds an open house every Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., so be sure to drop by and view these beautiful new move-in-ready patio homes and townhomes; blinds and appliances are included! Choose from among eight floor plans, featuring two or three bedrooms, with square footage between 1,272 and 1,660 square feet.

Homes at Railside Lane feature hardwood floors, heated tile floors in the en suite, custom lighting, and more. Garages and additional driveway parking are also included. Prices range from $234,900 to $259,900. Railside Lane is centrally located in the City of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC, and is within walking distance of Courtenay's main street, parks, schools, shopping, trails, and more.

To tour the townhomes and duplexes at Railside Lane, be sure to drop by their open house at 9 - 1620 Piercy Avenue, held Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. See you there!

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Apr 14, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Tour an Open House at The Ridge at RiverEdge Courtenay Ranchers

riversedgeCourtenay Realtor Art Meyers offers these top 10 reasons to buy a home at the riverfront new home development The Ridge at RiversEdge in Courtenay.

  • Location, Location, Location – second to none on the southwest side of the Puntledge River.
  • The Ridge at RiversEdge is unique. Southwind Developments Corporation is the only company in the Comox Valley that controls their entire development and building process from start to finish. Projects they undertake-they buy the raw land; they service it; they build the homes and they warranty each home for 10 years. You know precisely what your neighbourhood will look like. That’s the secret to Southwind’s success.
  • The Ridge is a preplanned single family neighbourhood on private property on a no-thru street where all homes are single level ranchers, so no two-storey homes looking down on your property.
  • Green Space. You are surrounded by nature at its finest. Just a few steps to the beautiful walking & biking trails along the spectacular Arden Greenway, the Puntledge River and Puntledge Park.
  • You will never have a neighbour in your back yard.
  • Your investment is protected by a sensible registered Homeowner Schedule of Restrictions that is designed to enhance the quality of life & increase the future value of your home.
  • Our target market (but not restricted) to adults 45 years and older to provide a quality neighbourhood where people can truly enjoy a quiet lifestyle.
  • The Ridge at RiversEdge is private property consisting of 24 homes with the street & street lights being the only common area. This bareland strata covers Robert Lang Drive only, with its boundaries. You own your own home and property.
  • The owners of Southwind Homes reside at RiversEdge. They live in the neighbourhood so you can feel secure knowing that they will be here for all and any issues on the 10 year warranty on all homes at The Ridge.
  • The Price. Southwind Homes at The Ridge at RiversEdge are the lowest priced new homes anywhere in the Comox Valley. Considering the quality of workmanship and materials, Southwind provides the very best products for your money.

Your RiversEdge Specialist is Realtor Art Meyers-Royal of LePage In the Comox Valley. An open house is held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, at 2205 Robert Land Drive in Courtenay.  Or for a private viewing of these new homes, contact Art Meyers directly at 250.207.1879.

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Apr 10, 2014

Ocean Views and Luxury Interiors at The Gales on Vancouver Island

The GalesFeaturing 26 condominiums and 42 patio homes,The Gales in Ladysmith, BC, offers unparalleled luxury set amongst a backdrop of spectacular ocean and mountain views. The community of Ladysmith provides year-round outdoor activities and adventures, along with one of Canada's most temperate climates.

These new Vancouver Island homes feature vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views. You'll also find meticulous high-end finishing and amazing attention to detail. The bungalow-style homes and condominiums at The Gales are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style. Floor plans are open and ideal for entertaining. Warm earth tones throughout complement the coastal landscape. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room for lounging outdoors.

At The Gales, you can leave landscaping and yard maintenance behind, but still enjoy the outdoors with year-round walks on the beach and leisurely strolls through the pristine forest right at your back door.

New homes at The Gales are priced from $499,000 to $599,000. For more information, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Coast Realty using the "Send Message" below. Tour The Gales and be blown away!

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Apr 07, 2014

Quiet, Modern Neighbourhood in Courtenay BC on Vancouver Island Offers Diversified Zoning for New Homes

The Ridge view lots CourtenayThe Ridge, a new development in Courtenay, BC is developing in several phases, with 69 new residential lots in Phase 1. New custom homes have already been built and sold in this subdivision and construction is underway on additional new homes. When completed, this modern community will include 230 new homes and The Ridge is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island. It provides a safe, quiet and affordable place to call home and the mountain views are magnificent of the Comox Glacier. Choose a new home lot for sale facing east and you will have unobstructed ocean views of Comox Bay and the Comox Marina.

Diversity Allows for Secondary Suites, Carriage Houses and Workshops

This sustainable and modern neighbourhood in Courtenay will eventually include 300 new homes — some with lane access – zoned to allow carriage homes, workshops, and secondary suites to be built. The diversity in zoning will allow building of duplexes, carriage houses, single family and patio homes.

Underground Wiring for Hydro and Communications

Telus has installed a fibre optic technology program in this neighbourhood that includes the most automated telecommunications available.  All of the wiring (hydro, phone, internet, etc.) is underground, clearing the space for you to enjoy the views.

Located Close to the Beach and Walking Trails

The Ridge is located within the City of Courtenay and is only a ten minute walk from the beach and local shopping. You will be living in the city, but you will feel like you are in the country as there is no drive by traffic and walking trails are at your doorstep.

Come and see The Ridge, you might even see their resident eagles while you are there!

For more Information, contact: Bruce Clapham at  250.650.8588 or visit The Ridge website.

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