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Notre Dame design studies students offering this incredible raffle prize!

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From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Are you interested in supporting École Secondaire Notre Dame High School and winning a tiny home? Get your tickets today! There are only 1520 tickets available.

The school will be raffling off their tiny home (40’ x 8.5 x 8’) on June 10, 2020. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50. You can purchase your ticket by visiting the school’s front office.

You must be 18 years or older to purchase a ticket. The winner is responsible for all foundational, utility hook-ups and legal documentation needs for the destination site prior to August 31, 2020.

This tiny home is designed and constructed by students at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School. The Design Studies, Building Opportunities and Landscape Design classes have been working together for the past two years to design and construct this home.

Working with professionals in the industry, the Design Studies students have been drafting layouts and building models of the tiny (sea-can) house, while learning the requirements of residential construction.

The Building Opportunities students will start on construction in the second semester and continue to receive hands-on training working on the construction of the sea-can house, alongside a ticketed tradesman.

The Landscape Design students are working with professionals in the areas of architecture, skills and project management to create a living roof for the sea-can house.

“The sea-can conversion brings an innovative project-based learning opportunity. It facilitates cross-curricular and inquiry-based learning by encouraging students in the pursuit of design and trade skills,” said Janna Vandermeer, teacher at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.

The money raised from the raffle will be put towards a future tiny home project and $200 will go to this year’s grad service project.

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When a $708,000 building permit is only worth $176.70.

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The city reported total building permit values for November. It made many sit up and take a second look.

For example a $708,000 building permit for building a stage for Rogers Hometown Hockey really means temporarily assembling a stage with an arbitrary value of $708,000.

The city did not spend $708,000 building a stage but they did collect $100 for the permit and $76.70 for the completion report.

When you look at the $11.5 million in building permits announced by the city for November you could assume that there would be $11.5 million in construction to be done in the next year.

Not if the permits cover items like temporary assembling of structures for events.

Including such items I believe inflates the value of actual building permits. In this instance it was a double edged sword as it inflated the total value but created concern of value for money if the city had spent $708,000 to build a temporary stage.

The value of the release also gives us insight to government hypocrisy or the possibility thereof.

Another permit is for $1.2 million for Alberta Health Services to renovate their Administration Offices. This during talks of rollbacks in pay and lay-offs for front workers and nurses.

$1.2 million would pay for a lot of nursing.

Governments of all levels manipulate their reporting and sometimes it comes back to haunt them, like this one.

 

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Kipp Scott’s Top 7 Winter Car Care Tips

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Getting your winter tires put on is something we generally think about as a way to prepare our vehicle for winter weather but is that the only thing you can do to avoid being in an accident this winter?

Here are 7 tips to help you keep your vehicle in top-notch condition this winter:

1. Make sure you check your wiper blades. Wiper blades usually have a lifespan of a year; however, it is always recommended to get a new pair for the winter months.

2. Check your battery. Batteries have a harder time operating during the winter months than they do during the summer. If your battery is already weak during the summer, it could quickly could turn into a dead battery as soon as the temperature drops.

3. We put antifreeze in our cars for two reasons – one is to keep the engine from overheating and the other is to protect the engine block from cracking during extreme cold.

4. For every 10 degrees of temperature drop, tires will drop 1-2 pounds of pressure. It is important to keep your tires within the recommended PSI to maintain traction, handling and durability.

5. Wax the Headlights and the Taillights! Unnecessary little detail? Think again. Did you know that the slippery surface which results after waxing the lights makes it less likely for an icy coat to build up on them? This helps make it easier and quicker for you to clear your car after a night-long snowstorm and, also makes your vehicle more visible to other drivers.

6. Windshields get dirty very quickly on those wet wintery roads and you can go through fluid very fast. Make sure you top it up regularly and have an extra jug on hand, in case you run out.

7. Use full synthetic oil. Synthetic motor oil’s main reason for working so well in the winter is because of its abilities to withstand the extreme temperatures. The chemical makeup of synthetic oil makes it much less likely to congeal or freeze up.

Our highly qualified technicians are always happy to provide you with exceptional service in a timely manner. Allow them to demonstrate our commitment to excellence –

Call to book 403.343.6633 or book your appointment at kippscott.ca

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