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Reed Security In Saskatoon: How To Prevent Home Theft

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 8, 2016 12:07


How to Prevent Theft

  • Use Common Sense
    • If you lose a key, get the locks changed.
    • Ask all strangers for identification.
    • Never hide an extra key outdoor - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor.
    • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or other social media that you are on vacation.
    • For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home.
    • Keep all receipts in a safe and easy to find location.
    • Write down the model and serial number of all electronics.
  • Make it Difficult
    • Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts.
    • Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows.
    • Install window bars on all basement windows.
    • Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.
    • Keep your premises well lit at night.
    • Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.
  • Install a monitored Home Security system
    • 400% less likely to have a break-in.
    • up to 25% insurance discount.
    • optional ALARM.COM with automatic lights.
  • In case you do have a break-in:
    • If it looks like a door or window was forced open, DO NOT go inside. The Burglar may still be on site.
    • Call the Police from your cellular phone or from a neighbor's house and wait.

Check out Reed Security's Spotlight Profile for information on location, hours and more!

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Winter Driving Tips, Discounts & Trends In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 6, 2016 13:26

Glass Doctor of Saskatoon Has  Winter Driving Tips

With winter officially upon us, it’s smart to start planning a winter emergency kit. No one wants to think about the unexpected but it is always good to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help you avoid stress. They may also prove to be very important in case of an emergency.

  1. When going on long car trips don’t wait until the last minute to fill your car with gas. It is smart to make sure you have at least three quarters of a tank before traveling to reduce your risk of getting stranded in the middle of nowhere with no gas stations in sight!
  2. If you get stranded you cannot always rely on your cell phone. Keep in mind that your mobile service may not provide reliable coverage in many rural areas, so you might not have service to call for roadside assistance. Check with your service provider before traveling to identify service holes, and keep spare change in case you need to use a pay phone.
  3. The best way to prevent travel trouble is by being proactive. Be sure your car’s routine maintenance is up-to-date. This includes oil changes, tire rotation and pressure checks, along with inspection and registrations stickers.

Even the best plans can be defeated by unforeseen weather or an accident. Always have these items in the car in case you need to wait for help to come.


  • Flashlight
  • Enough water for everyone in the car
  • Blankets
  • Snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Extra cash
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra tire and jack

Don’t let the winter weather keep you indoors! Be prepared and reduce your risk of travel woes!



source: Glass Doctor


Twisted Goods Continues Boxing Day Sales

Twisted Goods is having a winter sale in both Centre Mall and Lawson Heights Mall locations. Get 30% off all the winter collection of Matt & Nat bags! 


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 Duvet Discounts at Georgia Mills

Georgia Mills is having a 20% off all in-stock duvet covers. Hurry in to either the University Heights location or Market Mall to save!



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Leather Pant Trend At Era Style Loft

Era Style Loft's latest blog is all about the leather pant trend. Read it to find great inspiration on styling these beauties! Below are the available leather pants that Era Style Loft has in store.

 From left: Anine Bing leather leggings, Anine Bing loose fit leather pants, 10 Crosby Derek Lam leather leggings.


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 The My Saskatoon Team

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Maaco Saskatoon: How To Purchase Winter Tires

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 4, 2016 12:50

A message from locally owned, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting.


Buying your winter tires is an important choice which should be made with careful consideration.  Upon buying them, you must also maintain them, which is another important consideration.  During this segment, we want to offer you some collected wisdom that we’ve gathered from all over the place that we personally swear by, if you’re ever in need of purchasing or maintenance advice.  Also in our tips are some common sense strategies that will hopefully have an effect on winter driving in general, and getting used to your winter tires.


1.  All-season tires are a bad compromise. On snow, ice or cold pavement, the stopping distance of a car that has winter tires can be up to 30 to 40 per cent shorter than one with all-seasons.  The force of a crash increases as a result of the square impact of speed, and this could mean the difference between life and death.

2. Although it’s the treads that a customer buying tires usually notices, the most important part of a winter tire is actually the rubber compound that it is made up of.  This rubber compound is designed to stay soft in freezing temperatures. Similar to a gecko climbing a sheet of glass, a winter tire sticks to the road by conforming to tiny imperfections.  The weather transforms a summer tire’s consistency into that of a hockey puck.  The soft rubber treads of a winter tire are able to splay and wrap themselves around miniscule protrusions on cold pavement, or even on what appears to be ice that is perfectly smooth. Summer tires, which have been designed to operate in warm temperatures, harden as the temperature falls. Although all-season tires must be designed for year-round use, they cannot match winter tires in low temperatures.  They still hold a bit of rigidity in frigid weather, though not as much as summer tires, and cannot beat the snow tires’ elasticity, as well as the studs that snow tires can come with.

3. Premium winter tires perform better than basic models. What you’re paying for is the latest in rubber technology and tread design. What you get is traction that may be up to 15 per cent better than economy-model winter tires. (If you want to see the difference between different grades of winter tires, go to an ice race. Ian Law, an Ontario racer and winter driving instructor says, “The drivers with the premium tires are all out in front.  There’s no comparison.”)

4. It’s about temperature, not snow. Winter tires must be installed when the customer expects temperatures to fall to 7 C (that’s plus 7!) or below. As the temperature falls, the rubber in summer and all-season tires becomes inflexible, killing traction. Watch the thermometer and use common sense, because no one will tell you exactly when to put on snow tires (except in Quebec, where the law dictates that your car should be equipped with winter tires between Dec. 15 and March 15).

5. Winter tires should be narrower than summer models. Customers have expressed the thought that proper winter tires can look a little like spare tires.  Experts recommend going down one or two sizes when installing winter tires – if you car came with 215-millimetre wide summer or all-season tires, for example, your winter tires should be 205 mm or 195 mm. Reducing the width of a tire increases the pressure it exerts on the surface beneath it – this will help the tire slice through snow, and reduces hydroplaning.

6. Winter tires are designed to move water. When a tire presses down on snow or ice, it melts the top layer, which creates a thin film of water.  This is the same phenomenon that occurs as a skate glides across a rink, because of the friction created by movement. If the water isn’t moved away from the area in front of the tire, the car will hydroplane. This is why winter tires are covered with grooves (including tiny channels known as “sipes”) that move water away to the sides, allowing the tire to stay in contact with the surface.




7.  In the old days, winter tires came with deep, aggressive treads designed to paddle through deep snow. This made for a noisy ride and compromised stability, since the treads deflected under acceleration, braking and cornering loads. Current winter tire technology now focuses on shallower treads with closely spaced grooves that carry away the water film created when the tire presses down on ice or snow.

8. All-wheel drive helps you accelerate, not stop. On slippery surfaces, vehicles with four driving wheels can accelerate better than those with two-wheel drive. But their cornering and braking capabilities are little different than a two-wheel-drive model. When you’re trying to stop or turn, the limits are determined by the traction capabilities of your tires, not the number of driven wheels.

9. Black ice is not a death sentence. In the case of black ice, good winter tires will stick, but only if they are within their traction limits. If your car begins to slide, look straight down the road to where you need to go, and maintain a light grip on the wheel. As the car decelerates, you will gradually regain control as the tire’s rubber begins gripping surface imperfections on the ice. Slow speed and gentle control inputs will maintain traction.

10. The performance of winter tires has been significantly improved over the past decade by advanced rubber compounds that allow designers to make tires softer without sacrificing other critical properties, including wear and heat buildup as temperatures climb. Major manufacturers spend a lot of money on R&D. Jaap Leendertse, winter tire platform manager for Pirelli in Milan, Italy, has said that his company has developed more than 300 compounds in the ongoing quest for the ideal winter tire.

11. Although testing makes it easy to see the performance advantages of a winter tire, the technology behind it is deceptively complex. Tire designers must consider a long list of factors, including tread stability and hysteresis.  This is a process which generates heat as a tire repeatedly deforms and recovers as it rotates under the weight of a car.

 12.  Although they offer an advantage on glare ice, studded tires are far less effective than non-studded models on cold, bare pavement (where most drivers spend the majority of their time during the winter months).

13.  Some manufacturers offer winter tires that use rubber mixed with hard materials (like crushed walnut shells and chopped nylon strands) to give increased bite. Although these can offer improved traction in some conditions, the most important factors in a winter tire’s all-round grip are the quality of its rubber compound and its tread design.

14.  Although it’s not recommended for everyday driving, reducing the air pressure in your tires can help you gain in an emergency. Reducing tire pressure increases the tire’s contact patch, and may help you make it up an otherwise impassable icy grade, for example. Bear in mind that this is an emergency technique only, and will reduce overall control of your car by making the tire carcass less stable. Unless you’re stuck at the bottom of an icy hill with no other option, the inflation pressures recommended by your car manufacturer should be used. If lowering the tire pressure in a winter tire is needed to make it out of an emergency situation, be sure to drive slowly and re-inflate the tires back to the recommended pressure as soon as possible.  Driving with lowered tire pressure than is normal can be hazardous if maintained for too long of a period.





We hope you are never involved in a collision, but if you are, we are here to help, during and after your car has been fixed, with our Customer for Life program.  Please call us at 306-653-5655, or come down to the shop at 659 51st St E, so that we can help you out and get you back on the road.  Remember, we can’t prevent an accident, but we can make it like it never happened.     



Visit Maaco Collision & Repair's Spotlight Profile for more information on location, hours and social media platforms. 



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New Year's Eve In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 30, 2015 12:53

What a year 2015 has been! We at My Saskatoon are looking forward to all that 2016 will bring, and are excited to ring in the New Year! With so much happening in Saskatoon tomorrow night, there will not be a shortage of events to consider. With venues like Prairieland Park, Amigos and Capitol Music Club hosting NYE parties, there is defiantly something for everyone on the last night of 2015. Whether you are making it a night out around town, planning a party, or having a quiet night in, make sure you celebrate the coming of the New Year in some way. If you haven't made plans yet, here are a few ideas that leave your NYE unforgettable. 




House Party at Prairieland Park

If you are 19 and over and have $25.00 to spare, you can check out the party happening at Prairieland. You can expect to find happy hour pricing all night, music by Wonderland and DJ Anchor, a photo booth, party games and free "party swag". Don't forget free coat check! 

You can even get a ride home with the SAFE RIDE HOME program where $22.00 will get you home without having to wait in line for cabs! Sign up for it here.



Host A Dinner Party

Bring those friends together in your home and have a cook out. Either set the menu around a certain theme or even try wine pairings, there are so many different ways to be creative. If your cooking Spanish, make sure you have Spanish wines to go with the theme. Try a fondue meal so that the dining experience will carry throughout the evening as it usually takes a couple hours. Here are some cool party game ideas.


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Dine Out

Book your New Year's Eve dinner reservations at Leyda's Restaurant. With organic quality ingredients, live local music and a delicious five course meal for just $65.00, you can have a wonderful experience while ringing in the New Year. Check their Facebook page or website for the full menu or give them a call to reserve a spot at 306-244-0707. You can also book online here. 


The Saskatoon libraries also have Noon Year's Eve parties for children. Join the Cliff Wright Branch and the J.S Wood Branch for fun children activities and a countdown to 12pm.


With weather like this, you have to take advantage of Diefenbaker Park. Grab your closest friends/family, some hot chocolate in a mug and your fastest sled and make it an afternoon at the hill. 


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Plan A Safe Ride Home

Saskatoon Transit and SGI have partnered again this year to provide free bus service on New Year's Eve. Between the hours of 8pm-2:45am, customers can flag down a bus from the curb at any point along the route. 



 The My Saskatoon Team

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Shop Local For Boxing Week Deals

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 28, 2015 13:19

Now that Christmas is over and the family and food has gone away, take some time for yourself and do a little boxing week/month shopping. Here are some of My Saskatoon's favourite stores and their "after Christmas" deals.


Be sure to join 19th & Co. for their huge blow out sale on January 15th and 16th! Between the hours of 10am-4pm, 19th & Co. is offering the biggest sale they have ever had. So save your stocking money and take advantage of one of a kind, hand made jewellery for amazing prices! 



 Twisted Goods is having boxing week sales where you will find 30-50% off on select items. All knitted scarves, Matt & Nat bags and select signs are all 30% off. Now is the time to get ready for next year's holidays as all Christmas decor is 50% off. 




Until January 5th, Palliser Rooms is offering 20% off on sectionals! Hurry in for this boxing week special to get your dream couch that you have been waiting for. All you have to do is bring in your room dimensions and they will help you find the perfect sectional for your space! 

Don't forget the great deals on floor model discounts and warehouse clearance items as Palliser Rooms is getting ready for the New Year inventory!


 The My Saskatoon Team

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Boxing Day Sales At Palliser Rooms Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 22, 2015 12:02



  We're celebrating Boxing Day at Palliser Rooms!!

From December 26th to January 5th, Palliser is holding a National Sectional Event and we are able to pass the savings from the manufacturer on to you! Choose from hundreds of configuration options in leather or fabric and save an additional 20% off. Just bring in your room dimensions and we'll help you figure out the perfect sectional for your space. See you on Boxing Day!

Our warehouse is getting ready for the New Year so now is the time to take advantage of great deals on warehouse clearance items and floor model discounts. Discover various "treasures" with products including dressers, dining chairs and tables, coffee and end tables as well as great buys on unique upholstered accent chairs.




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Safety Training Courses at Victory Safety Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 21, 2015 11:28


"Wow, it wasn't even boring!"

At Victory we here this all the time. Why should safety training be boring when at Victory we have a great crew of instructors of many different courses including Standard First Aid (Red Cross), H2S Alive (Enform), Ground Disturbance level 2 (Global Training Centre), OSSA Fall Protection (Fusion Safety Svs.), OSSA Confined space entry (Fusion Safety Svs.) and much more available regularly at our location in Saskatoon.

We can also accommodate your group on your schedule as well.

So why settle for anything less when you can come to Victory for some of the most highly recognized training courses in the industry at a reasonable rate in a fun friendly environment. All because "At Victory, YOUR SAFETY IS OUR BUSINESS."





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Fun Activities in Saskatoon This Weekend

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 18, 2015 10:52


Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink

Located beside the infamous Bessborough Hotel, the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink is a popular spot for locals and tourists. With music, fire and a warm spot to tie your skates, this skating rink is a favourite past time for young and old! You can even rent skates so there is no excuse not to enjoy the park this Christmas season. You can find more information about the skate park here.





Cross-Country Skiing with CanoeSKi Discovery Co.

 Have you ever wanted to learn how to cross-country ski or simply rent the equipment and go? Check out CanoeSki Discovery company at the Kinsmen Park ski training track. Courses are approximately seven hours long of practical instruction so it is a great idea to make a afternoon out of it. What a great way for fun and exercise while you ski through the trees of Kinsmen Park. You can find more information about CanoeSki Discovery here. 



Fireside Singers

The Fireside Singers will be preforming at TCU Place this upcoming Saturday and Sunday evening. For over fourty years, the Fireside Singers have graced Saskatoon with their masterpiece of music and voice. Be sure to check them out this weekend! For more information on show times and prices, click here. 



 The My Saskatoon Team

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Era Style Loft Holiday Gift Guide

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 17, 2015 12:07


From top left: Lionette Avish necklace, $218. Lionette Tribeca necklace, $218. Jennifer Zeuner Erin necklace w/ diamond, $220. Jennifer Zeuner Faith bracelet w/ diamond, $195. Jennifer Zeuner Madrid handchain, $235. Lionette Lika necklace, $158. Lionette Leo ear jackets, $198. Dannijo Annabelle necklace, $210. Lionette Lennon bracelet, $168. 


From top left: Anine Bing Lace Bra, $89. Jennifer Zeuner Wishbone necklace, $185. Lionette Lilu earrings, $110. Sincerely Jules Oui tee, $59. South Parade Mornings sweatshirt, $165. Rebecca Minkoff besties pouch, $55. 


From top left: Tribeca necklace, $218. Genesis necklace, $488. Tali necklace, $468. Santiago necklace,  $268.

Copenhagen earrings, $255. Colette earrings, $278. Byron Bay earrings, $438. Shiri, $228. 

Slash cuff, $358. Debussi bracelet, $445. Liv bracelet, $138. Gilmore bracelet, $358. 

Omer ear jackets, $328. Yonti ear jackets, $198. Leo ear jackets, $198. Chloe ear jackets, $228. 


From top left: Shane crew sequin sweater, $458. Raquel slip dress w/ modeled croc print, $398. Garner vest, $678. Adalyn blouse w/ modeled croc print, $398. Kadley mens inspired blazer, $664. 




From top left:
Necklaces: Fanny, $188. Avish, $218. Lika, $158. 
Earrings: Lilu, $110. Gali, $158. Bea, $138.
Bracelets: Assi, $135. Liv, $135. Shu, $138. 
                                         Era Style Loft

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Fashion For Your Windows at Braid Flooring & Window

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 15, 2015 15:22

Regardless of when you read this blog, it's safe to assume you're close to a home or office window in Saskatoon. Take a moment to look at the window and the blinds that currently exist in that space. 

Do the blinds control the light? Do they add style and fashion to the room?

Chances are you've never truly considered window coverings as part of your home's fashion. But they actually play a key role beyond the control of light and privacy in a room. The Hunter Douglas Alustra blind collection provides the best of functionality and style for your home.

Watch this short video for several before and after pictures showcasing the fashion these high quality blinds create.


To touch and feel this collection visit our showroom and experience the only Hunter Douglas Gallery in Saskatoon.

All of this and you still receive the top Hunter Douglas warranty in Saskatoon only available at Braid Flooring & Window Fashions.





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