Pender Island Real Estate Blog - Howard Sanders

Real Estate Agent - Dockside Realty Ltd
Pender Island real estate information and local insights into the people, community events, and unique culture that make Pender Island, BC, Canada a vibrant place to call home.



Tomorrow morning, my wife and I are leaving for a  2 week holiday in Wales.  We are going to visit my family, most of whom relocated to the Isle of Anglesey from Bedfordshire, England almost 10 years ago.  Anglesey is located in northwest Wales - perhaps not the winter beach vacation of my dreams...
My wife came back from dropping off our recycling at the local station the other day (we live on a small island where there is no garbage or recycling pickup) with a shocked look on her face.  I think because it's the new year, and the station was very busy, as well as it being a traditional time...
The Otter Bay ferry dock on Pender Island will be closed on Tuesday, January 8th (after the 7:20 sailing to Vancouver and the 7:45am sailing to Victoria) until the end of the day on Thursday, January 10th in order for repairs to be made to one of the dock’s aprons. The terminal is scheduled to re...
Wood smoke contains over 100 pollutants -- these pollutants not only negatively impact the environment but are also linked to a wide range of health problems. According to Environment Canada, residential wood combustion is a major contributor to winter smog. However, by choosing a wood stove that...
[photo:listing:1456795] Pender Island 1/4 Share • 845 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story -  MLS® $159,000 CAD - Poet's Cove Splendour South Pender Island, Southern Gulf Islands  -  Own your own piece of the good life on Pender Island with a 1/4 share in this 2BR-2BA- 845 sq ft free standing int...
As I wrote yesterday, approximately 20 percent of the single family dwellings in Canada are heated to some extent with wood.  According to Environment Canada, residential wood heating is the third largest source of fine particle emissions associated with human activities.  That said, the efficien...
Approximately 20 percent of the single family dwellings in Canada are heated to some extent with wood.  According to Environment Canada, wood is used in more than 3 million Canadian homes as either a primary or secondary heat source. Of course, woodstoves and fireplaces are not only used for heat...
More than 16,500 property owners in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands can expect to receive their 2008 Property Assessment Notice in the coming days. Assessments are the estimate of a property’s market value as of July 1, 2007. This common valuation date ensures that all properties are assessed fai...
Happy New Year to all of you!We had a great time bringing in 2008 here on Pender Island.  This year's Magic Lake Lantern Festival has been described as one of the best in its 9 year history.  This is thanks to the hard work of so many performers and volunteers.  I wish I had some pictures to post...

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