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Check out the NEW Pender Island Guide - 03/31/08 02:16 PM
I just put the finishing touches on a few new pages on my website. Collectively called the "Pender Island Guide," these new pages give everyone considering a permanent move to Pender, as well as those just coming for a weekend visit, a one-stop-shop for Pender information. You'll find general information such as climate and history, road maps, natural area maps, community information and links to accomodations, restaurants, weather info and community activities here on Pender - the gem of the Southern Gulf Islands! I have also linked my photos and virtual tour to the Pender Guide -- and of course this (0 comments)
Over here at our place, we had the fire burning in the wood stove. We lit a few candles for some extra lighting, and then we got out the dice and scorecard for a few rounds of Yahtzee! Add a beer for me and a glass of wine for my wife, and the hour passed almost too quickly... Because we lose power more often than you city dwellers (trees blown over during windstorms can cause havoc with power lines)...we have a regular routine that we quickly pick up when the room goes dark. The candles, wind-up lantern & radio, and headlamps are all (3 comments)
Reminder: Earth Hour Approaches! 2 Days to Go... - 03/27/08 11:05 AM
Just a quick reminder to everyone that Earth Hour is coming up on Saturday, March 29. The concept originated in Sydney, Aus in 2007, and has now spread worldwide, as a movement to help fight global warming. Individuals, businesses and organizations are requested to sign up, then participate by turning off all lights, appliances and power using devices from 8pm to 9pm local time. For more information, go to EarthHour and sign up. (3 comments)
Islands Trust - A Great Resource for Pender Island Buyers - 03/26/08 06:11 PM
North Pender? If you are considering purchasing property on North Pender Island, or even if you already live on our great island, you should take some time to browse throught the North Pender section of the Islands Trust's website. Here you will find the Latest News from the N. Pender Island Trust Area, Meeting Agendas and Schedules, information about planning bylaws, the new Official Community Plan, island maps, and tips on how to protect and preserve our unique island culture and habitat. South Pender? What if you are living on or considering a move to South Pender Island? Well, then check out the South Pender section (0 comments)
SOLD! On Pender Island, BC - March 2008 - 03/21/08 02:12 PM
My most recent sale on Pender Island: This beautiful, "almost finished" home appealed to the buyers I brought from Vancouver. Its modern, loft-style feel is highlighted by stunning, south-facing ocean views from the wrap-around deck. Don't let another gorgeous Pender Island home pass you by! View my listings, then contact me for more information. I would love to show you your dream home or getaway, and I enjoy touring people around Pender, to show them everything that our unique island community has to offer. Contact info: • Email: Howard@HomesOnPender.com • Cell: (250) 222-HOME (4663) • Toll-free: (866) 629-3166
Get Money Back from BC Hydro When You Purchase Energy Star Appliances - 03/19/08 02:53 PM
Spring is the time that many of use start thinking about home renovations. If you live in BC and are considering remodelling your kitchen or laundry room, you should know that BC Hydro is offering mail-in rebates when you purchase ENERGY STAR labelled refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers between now and December 31, 2008. Here's the breakdown: Clothes Washers - $100 Rebate Refrigerators - $50 Rebate Freezers - $25 Rebate Every little bit counts right? For more information about the rebate, and to download the Rebate Application Form, visit BC Hydro's Powersmart Page For more information about ENERGY STAR labelled appliances, (0 comments)
Earth Hour – Take an Hour to Make a Difference on March 29, 2008 - 03/18/08 10:23 PM
On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year. Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turned their lights off, and citizens held unique events such as weddings by candlelight -- the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydney residents, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a (5 comments)
Events on Pender Island, BC -- Thursday March 20 to Monday, March 24 - 03/18/08 05:18 PM
Welcome to all of our visitors who have come over to spend Spring Break with us here on Pender! I know that many more of you will be coming over in a couple of days for Easter. Here's some of what's up this looong weekend: Thursday, March 20 Special Easter holiday ferry schedule in effect Thursday, Friday & Monday. 7:30pm - Film Night at the Hall presents: Across the Universe. Admission by a suggested donation of $5. Friday, March 21 2:00pm - Easter Concert: The Confession Stone (Songs of Mary) - Anglican Parish Hall 6:00pm - Friday Night Dinner at the Legion (0 comments)
Read it BEFORE You Send it - 03/13/08 11:08 AM
Actual Letters to Landlords "The toilet is blocked and we cannot bathe the children until it is cleared." "Will you please send someone to mend our cracked sidewalk. Yesterday my wife tripped on it and is now pregnant." "I want some repairs done to my stove as it has backfired and burnt my nob off." "This is to let you know that there is a smell coming from the man next door." "I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is running away from the wall." "I request your permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen." "Our lavatory seat is (11 comments)
Pender Island Events - Thursday, March 13 to Sunday, March 16 - 03/11/08 04:15 PM
As spring approaches, it's really shaping up to be a great week here on Pender Island. The sun is shining and everyone is smiling as they break open their garden sheds and get started on some serious ground preparation! Here's what's happening this week: Thursday, March 13 1:00pm - Garden Club meets at the Anglican Hall to hear Sheena Adams of Port Alberni continue her series on Organic Gardening. 7:30pm - Film Night at the Hall presents Rocket Science. Friday, March 14 7:30pm - Solstice Theatre presents An Evening of Humour at the Community Hall. Also on March 15 @ 7:30pm and March (0 comments)
For those of you who don't know, Poet's Cove Resort & Spa is located on sunny South Pender in British Columbia's breathtaking Southern Gulf Islands. The resort boasts world-class facilities, and is a great place for Pender residents to enjoy amenities not available on other Gulf Islands. Accommodations Poets Cove offers a mix of wilderness and elegant sophistication, with a total of 46 units - 22 rooms in our main Lodge, 15 Cottages, and 9 Villas (a total of 74 bedrooms). Locals Bonus: Pender residents receive a discount on rooms in the off season. Dining Enjoy contemporary West Coast cuisine in Aurora Restaurant, or relax (0 comments)
Take a Virtual Tour of Pender Island, BC, Canada - 03/06/08 05:19 PM
Please take a visit to my new virtual tour of Pender Island! While you're there, have a look at the rest of my site. If you have any questions about Pender Island, or the listings available on my site, please contact me for more information. Email: Howard@HomesOnPender.com Cell: (250) 222-HOME (4663) Toll Free: (866) 629-3166 Best Regards, Howard on Pender PS. If you have trouble viewing or loading the tour, I would appreciate your feedback. (1 comments)
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