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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.

  • Sea to Sky Premier Properties : Sea To Sky Premier Properties is one the premier independent real estate firms in British Columbia. They have offices in Whistler, Salt Spring Island, and West Vancouver. For Real Estate on Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, please contact the Managing Broker of the Salt Spring Island office: Li Read.
  • 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.
  • IslandTides Newspaper : Biweekly free newspaper that covers events on the Gulf Islands. Pick up your free copy at yellow boxes throughout the Gulf Islands, southern Vancouver Island, and at various BC Ferries terminals.
  • 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.

  • Buddhism : Mount Tuam, on Salt Spring Island, has an active Buddhist Monastery located on it. Learn more about Buddhism.

  • 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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