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Reference

Real Estate Links

  • CMHC : The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has an excellent educational site on Canadian mortgages. Offers help in figuring out what you can afford.

  • Homeowner Protection Office : The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) is a branch of BC Housing, a provincial Crown agency, and is responsible for licensing residential builders and building envelope renovators province-wide and administering owner builder authorizations. If you are thinking of building or renovating your home, you need to visit this site.

  • Gatehouse Inspections : A Salt Spring based website with extensive information on home inspections.

  • Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors : Having a house or property professionally inspected before purchase is a wise and recommended action. This site offers a list of such inspectors in British Columbia.

  • Residential Tenancy Office, British Columbia : If you are, or are planning to be, a landlord or a tenant in British Columbia, you really need to be on this provincial government site. Very useful!

  • Bank of Canada : Find out the exchange rate, between your country's currency and the Canadian Dollar, at the Bank of Canada's website.

  • Gulf Islands Links

  • BC Ferries : Provides information on routes, fares, and sailing schedules.
  • WA Ferries : Explore the options for travelling to Vancouver Island, from Washington State, as a prelude to travelling to the Gulf Islands.

  • School District 64 : The southern Gulf Islands School District's main website.
  • Wallace Island : Learn more about Wallace Island, David Conover, and his adventures. Purchase one of his books.

  • Thetis Island Marina & Pub : Popular marina and nice pub with great food. Thetis Marina is one of two, where many residents of the smaller islands north of Salt Spring Island keep their boats.

  • Telegraph Harbour Marina : The second marina on Thetis Island, also popular with residents from the smaller islands.
  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve : Learn more about this national park created to preserve the Gulf Islands natural beauty, and to protect several sensitive ecological areas.
  • Southern Gulf Islands Atlas Online : The Gulf Islands Altas is a web based mapping tool that brings together a variety of information about the natural & cultural features & resouces of the Southern Gulf Islands region. Member of the Community Mapping Network.
  • Salt Spring Island Links

  • Art Lovers Getaway : Arts related website hosted by popular BC artist Jill Louise Campbell and her husband Duart.
  • Salt Spring Centre School : Independent school serving grades K to 6.
  • CIBC : The CIBC is one of the top five chartered banks in Canada. They maintain a full service branch on Salt Spring Island.

  • Bank of Montreal : The Bank of Montreal is the oldest, and one of the top five chartered banks in Canada. They maintain a full service branch on Salt Spring Island.

  • Island Savings Credit Union: A credit union with a branch on both Salt Spring Island, and Pender Island.
  • Gulf Islands Water Taxi : Water Taxi service that transports students to and from the Mayne Island Middle School or the Gulf Islands Secondary School on Salt Spring Island.

  • Personal Links

  • Pembroke Corgis : Learn more about Pembroke Corgis.

  • Catherine Dorazio : Wealth Management Services. Vice President & Investment Counselor at Connor Clark & Lunn Private Capital. Tel: 604-643-5829
  • Vedit : Learn about the file editor that made this site possible. An unique multi-functional tool and the fastest editor on the market.

  • Poets.org : One of my favorite subjects is poetry.
  • See Why Daylilies are the Perfect Perennial : Daylilies, native of the orient are perfect for ornamental gardens, container gardening, perennial landscaping and much more.

  • Porsche : Porsche makes fast, and sexy looking, cars. It is my dream car, and one day, I hope to own a Porsche.

  • Dilbert : If you have ever worked in an office, Dilbert is very funny. A great site to start the day.

  • MoneyTalks : This financial advice site is hosted by Michael Campbell, a popular radio and TV personality in British Columbia.



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