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May 2, 2011, noon
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Windows

We used these guys about 7 years ago:
http://www.avswindows.com/

They used to be out of Coquitlam and moved to Surrey. We have had no issues with the windows. Most were simple sliders, but had the master bedroom and living room done with casement and they came out really well. We've had no issues with workmanship. If I could fault them on anything it was that it took forever for them to actually get them installed. Their manufacturing process was a lot faster than their installers could keep up with.

From a price perspective, they were good as well. A friend of mine who is a builder gave a thumbs-up on their price and quality when he saw the work completed.

No idea how they are now, but they were good back then. Maybe check a few current references.

April 23, 2011, 8:52 a.m.
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Holy Bidding Wars, Batman...

House in Kits goes for $655,000 over asking

Yes, $655,000 OVER ASKING.

WTF?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/done-deals/west-vancouver-house-goes-for-655000-over-asking/article1995007/

And the Globe and Mail seems to think Kits is West Vancouver.

April 16, 2011, 4:42 p.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

Rode up this afternoon. Not much snow on the road until between the 4th and 5th. Slushy but rideable to the entrance of Ladies. Snow on the trail there and could see snow on the trail as I rounded the 4th but not a lot. Pushed up to Espresso. Snow wasn't deep but was slippery as hell since it was melting. All the woodwork was dodgy at best. Trail didn't clear until the rockface/boulder feature with the plank running out to it on the left. From there down it was good. A couple more days of warm weather and I suspect she'll be all clear.

April 14, 2011, 1:59 p.m.
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Canadian Direct Insurance

I think he was more thinking of an ideal situation were these people weren't driving at all.

Ideally, yes. Realistically, I would think you'd have more people than you do today driving around without insurance.

April 14, 2011, 1:44 p.m.
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Canadian Direct Insurance

And that's a bad thing why…?

People driving around with no insurance? Hmmmm… let me think about that…

April 14, 2011, 12:55 p.m.
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Canadian Direct Insurance

yea until the dinosaur that is ICBC goes away, having to get ur basic throu them and only 3rd party extras throu another its def. not the system we should be able to compare offers for..

ICBC needs to open the insurance game to all comers, but im pretty sure the corp. will never allow that to happen, cuz then their nice fat bonus's will disappear..

ICBC can't really go away. Not completely. They have several other aspects to their business that other private insurers do not - driver licensing, vehicle, registration, road safety. You could potentially make the basic insurance side of the business go away, but I think the dilema the province has is without ICBC, there may be cases where some people couldn't get insurance beacuse private insurance companies could pick and choose who they want to insure and some people might not have any insurer agree to insure them.

I know ICBC is replacing a lot of their core business model for how they 'see' the customer, how they underwrite risk associated to that customer and hopefully their insurance options and costs wil be more reflective of the true cost to insure individuals and households - like private insurers do. Maybe at that point, the government would allow basic insurance to be offered by private firms as well.

April 14, 2011, 9:28 a.m.
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Canadian Direct Insurance

I got a quote from them on house insurance and it wasn't anywhere near competitive on price with my current coverage due to my house being about 50 yrs old. The guy on the phone said they can offer more competitive rates on newer homes.

I think it's similar to their model for insuring cars. If you have any tickets or accidents over the last couple of years, they won't insure you. They likely assume a newer house has less chance of something going wrong.

April 14, 2011, 9:11 a.m.
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Interesting frame design

I think the shock absorbing benefits it claims in the article are the most interesting part of it. I don't own a real 'road' bike, but run slicks on an old hardtail. I'm always surprised how much of a beating that bike and me) takes riding on roads with very little flex in the frame. Something like this might work well for a touring type of bike.

April 14, 2011, 8:52 a.m.
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Interesting frame design

http://www.gizmag.com/roundtail-bike-replaces-rear-triangle-with-rings/18388/

April 12, 2011, 12:53 p.m.
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Need a new ride [car] for my ride [bike]...

i just bought a new Subaru WRX 5 Door!

Nice. Me too (last Sept)

But I don't haul my bike on it - that's what the wife's Outback is for.;)

April 12, 2011, 12:49 p.m.
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Johnny Canuck & The Zig Zag Man

This one is srsly close

April 10, 2011, 5:22 p.m.
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Buying a bike in the states

The CBSA page you need:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/trade-commerce/tariff-tarif/2011/01-99/tblmod-eng.html

The document:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/trade-commerce/tariff-tarif/2011/01-99/ch87-t2011-eng.pdf

Go to page 87-19

Looks like 13% and then you'll pay HST on that too, I believe. Maybe you'll get a nice customs guy. Maybe not. I've never paid duty or tax on parts when I have driven them across and declared them myself. Looks like complete bikes get hit with the tariff.

April 10, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
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scratch practice

Nice!

Made me want to go find a fat gold chain and a Kangol.

April 5, 2011, 10:11 p.m.
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Best Camping in BC

Birkenhead Lake is nice.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/birkenhead_lk/

I'd reccomend loading the boat and head out half-way down the lake to a small campsite along the hiking trail. Private, nice views, calm water.

April 5, 2011, 10:06 p.m.
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Moss control

Get a Weed Dragon
http://www.weeddragon.com/

You'll never have so much fun killing moss, weeds, plants, anthills, wasp nests…

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