December Newsletter


Average prices are up, but volume of sales is down, year over year. Full details here

Live Christmas trees should be kept in a water-filled stand and checked daily for dehydration. Needles should not easily break off a freshly-cut tree. Brown needles or lots of fallen needles indicate a dangerously dried-out tree, which should be discarded immediately. Always use non-flammable decorations in the home, and never use lights on a dried-out tree.

Candles should be placed in stable holders and placed away from curtains, drafts, pets, and children. Never leave candles unattended, even for a short time.

Christmas or other holiday lights should be checked for fraying or broken wires and plugs. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines when joining two or more strands together, as a fire hazard could result from overload. Enjoy your indoor holiday lighting only while someone is home, and turn them off before going to bed at night.

                                  "A turkey never voted for an early Christmas." ~Old Irish Proverb

Water Damage

What is water damage? It can happen because of a broken Pipe, an overflowing toilet, a leaky roof or a sewer backing up. Even a very small amount of water or sewage material can be a big problem. Fortunately, with proper maintenance and simply keeping an eye on things, you can prevent or minimize the effects of most water and water-related damage.

Take preventative measures to alleviate water damage, including


Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2012
5 pm to 9 pm
Devonian Gardens                               

Thousands of candles light the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display – a quiet oasis of peace and light. In addition to a stroll through the candle-lit pathways, visitors can sip hot apple cider beside the bonfires, enjoy the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers and catch a glimpse of magical “snow sprites” and twinkling ice sculptures. A special Memory Lane will be available for visitors who would like to light a candle in honour of a loved one. New for 2012, ice sculptures by local ice artist Stephen Chung will provide additional delights for the senses.

November's winner of a $50 gift card to Build a Bear was Amanda M - Congratulations!

This month I'll continue with my 7th annual Christmas turkey draw.                                

To win one of five free range turkeys all you have to do is send me a quick email, to enter your name. Draw date will be Dec 12th 2012 {no need to enter twice, if I already have your name}

Turkey to be picked up from Corey, at the Acme Meat Market on Dec 21st or 22nd 2012.

 Hopefully you and your's can get out and enjoy the many events that are happening throughout the region, over the next few weeks!

 As this is my last newsletter of 2012, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful 2013.

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1 Comment

  1. Merilyn MCCART 12/05/2012 at 5:28 PM

    Great newsletter

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