Welcome New 2020 Clients.Condo,Commercial,Strata properties. Landscape,lawns,gardens,maintenance.

Experienced with the complexities of commercial, condo, strata contracts and property management.
Landscape Canada Certified Staff, Red Seal Journeypersons:Horticulturists, Arborists, IPM:solutions.

Residents, Strata Councils, Please Read our COMPANY POLICIES and contract information.
No job vacancies at the moment. Thank – you

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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STRATA COUNCILS, Condos, Commercial Properties, Real Estate, call TERRA NOVA FIRST for 2020 Service.

2020 Landscape Maintenance Contracts Wanted – STRATA, CONDO, TOWNHOUSE + COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Site Specific: Landscape Maintenance Packages and Services.
CONSISTENT QUALITY LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS

Lawn and Garden Maintenance Programs
Over 25 years experience. Servicing the challenging demographic of Large Strata and Commercial properties.
Member: BCLNA,CNLA,ISA. Landscape Canada Certified Staff and services.
BC/Canadian Landscape Standard. IPM Certified, Red Seal Journeyman Landscaper, Horticulturist, Arborist etc. on staff.

We earned our BBB A+ Rating with hard work, dedication and knowledge of our industry.

INFO@TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca Call or Text 250-263-2060
hint: shortcut through our site at www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca
Contact us on facebook as well. We’ll call back quickly.

We’re on facebook with many client pictures, testimonials, information and insights.
Servicing The Lower Mainland. Both Sides of the Fraser River.

There is a lot of great competition. We believe there’s enough work for every-one to make a living.
And wish our Brothers and Sisters in the business Great Prosperity and Happiness.

From one of our websites:
Welcome to TERRA NOVA Landscaping Services of BC. Specializing in Strata and Commercial Properties. We’ve grown to become one of the top companies in the region with our goal of providing the best quality landscape services around. www.kamloopsstratacare.com
With TERRA NOVA Landscaping Services on the job you can be assured that all of your (contracted) landscaping and property maintenance needs will be taken care of in a timely and professional manner. By one of the more experienced landscapers in the area.

When choosing a landscape contractor, you want a company you can trust and depend on. For over twenty-five years, TERRA NOVA Landscaping Services has built its’ reputation on providing Consistent Quality Landscaping Services and programs to over 250 strata and commercial landscapes. We’ve been consistently rated as one of the top professional landscaping companies in the Vancouver area. And have a BBB A+ rating.

At Terra Nova Landscaping Services,

We’re looking for a long term relationship with Your Landscape.

CONSISTENT QUALITY LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS for over 25 years

Call us First for a detailed Estimate Today 250-263-2060
info@TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca

BE THE ENVY OF YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD with Terra Nova Landscaping Services Ltd.

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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GRASS CUTTER BLUES

Grass Cutter Blues
Still cutting your own lawn? You could be pushing that old mower between 25 and 40 times a year.
That’s like devoting an entire work week every year to being a slave to your lawn.
Come spring, you might be one of the adventurous rare breeds who cleans, sharpens and tunes-up their machine?
For a fact, most home owners have never changed mower oil or sharpened their mower blades. That means,
your old pull start, may be environmentally unfriendly, decreasing your property value. Stressing and damaging your lawn.
Dirty emissions, sputtering, clogged, noisy pollution. Clouds of burning oil and wasted gas. Leaking and staining your lawns, walkways and driveway.
Dull and Damaged Blades and wobbly wheels are really slowing you down. Hurting your lawn’s health and appearance. Creating lawn stress and the potential for disease and insect damage.

Our commercial lawn mowers each average 40 hours of lawn care service “per week.”

We’re pro-active in preventing down-time and other potential problems on our client’s properties.
WE WANT TO HELP INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE through proper horticultural practices.

All of our Mowers and lawn and garden equipment are Kept ” Clean, Sharp and Sterilized.” Professionally Maintained.
Clean sharp mower blades won’t tear and stress your lawns. They won’t spread lawn diseases. Daily blade changes give us a true Clean Cut.
That will add to your lawn’s VIVID OUTSTANDING CURB APPEAL
We change blades and clean our lawn machines every day.
Once a week, our ergonomic small engine repair shop changes oil, cleans filters and lubricates transmissions and
all other moving parts.
We keep all of our landscaping equipment in top notch condition.

Time is money. Spend your time enjoying life.
Contact us: at info@TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca, for Quality Landscape Maintenance, Designs, Installations and Consulting services. Leave the yard work to us

We Are on FB too: TerraNovaLandscapingServices.
20 year BBB A+ rating. Member of BC Landscape Nursery Association
Landscape Canada Certified Staff.
two five zero-263-twenty,sixty.

Note: we’re always looking for New Strata and Commercial Maintenance accounts
www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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Lawn Repair, insect damage Control. Government Licensed.

GOT EUROPEAN CHAFER BEETLES? Landscape pest and diseases?
TERRA NOVA: landscape Canada Certified PRO

I’ve removed the proprietary blog post on What To Do to Control European Chafer’s.
It was being copied by other landscapers and used without permission.

I’m also laughing my head off at all the people on facebook trying to come off as professional lawn care people.
NO ! The lawns DON’T like acidic soil. Quit telling people that. hahahaha

If you have an infestation, Terra Nova Landscaping is trained and certified (Government licensed)
to repair damage. And Control the larvae.

CONSISTENT QUALITY LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS. TERRA NOVA. Let us get your lawns and gardens healthy.

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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Read Me: COMPANY POLICIES www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com, www.KamloopsStrataCare.com

TERRA NOVA LANDSCAPING SERVICES LTD (1996)

CONTRACT ADDENDUM ‘B’ COMPANY POLICIES-This is agreed to as part of your contract.

It’s recommended that this page be shared with all Strata Properties. Post in Common Area.

NOTICE: BY 8 AM ON REGULAR SERVICE DAYS, ALL RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE:
DOG WASTE, Furniture, Hoses, Toys and other items from their lawns and gardens
Terra Nova employees do not REMOVE ITEMS FROM LAWNS

Landscape Contractor is not responsible for damage to items left in our service areas.
DOG WASTE MUST BE CLEANED UP OR WE MAY NOT CUT THE OFFENDING AREA!
REGULAR SERVICE CHARGES WILL STILL BE LEVIED FOR SKIPPED YARDS.
PROBLEM YARDS WILL BE REPORTED
(Long grass is extra wear and tear on the equipment, animal feces rots equipment, no-one wants to work soiled!)

- Modifications to your landscape by any: Thing, Person, Company, Act of God, etc., which creates a greater
workload or cost, above that agreed to in this contract, will be included as extra billing.
- All Invoices are due upon receipt.
- Clients: Contact the Terra Nova Landscaping Office, before undertaking any projects or exterior services.
- One Council member and the Property Manager shall be appointed contact persons for the Landscaper.
- Residents: Do Not perform any tasks, work or Landscape changes on common property. You could breach
contracts, or depreciate property value, curb appeal, or create a greater work load than agreed to.
- Waste from “private backyards” or other areas not included in this contract will not be removed
- All work order changes go through the Terra Nova Landscaping Services Office.
- Terra Nova landscapers, gardeners and sub-contractors take direction from their on-site Supervisor only.
- WorkSafeBC rules/regulations, BC/Canadian Landscape Standard, Codes of Ethics enforced on all sites..
- Terra Nova Landscaping Services Ltd., is an equal opportunity employer -

Please Respect our employees right to privacy. Do Not Take pictures and post them on social media.

*Disclaimer*“We can make your property shine, Increased property value, Consistent Quality Landscape Solutions” and others, are advertising slogans and are relevant to the extent of and particulars of each maintenance, installation, design or consulting program and or contract. And are directly related to the amount of investment by the contractee. You will notice a great improvement. Thank-you for choosing Terra Nova

Council Representative and Property Manager: PLEASE SIGN AND DATE the CONTRACT PAGE.
This includes all information found on your Addendums A and B and C.
Return Signed Contract to Terra Nova Landscaping Services, Annually and Prior to commencement of services
Change work orders must be in writing and approved by the Terra Nova Landscaping office.
See contract specifics for payment terms. Thank-you

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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Canadian Landscape Standard. info/link www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com, www.KamloopsStrataCare.com

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com, has always used the B.C. Landscape Standard as the benchmark to achieve goals on all of its client’s properties. This is the same standard used by the BC Society of Landscape Architects to design landscapes. It ensures consistency and professionalism from consulting and design, through installation and maintenance. Regulating design criteria, maintenance levels, installation procedures, plant selection, soil depths and much more.
Our B.C. Standards were used as the template for the new Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS).
Recognized by the Government of Canada. The standard has also been incorporated into the Red Seal Occupational Standards for Landscape Horticulture. (Terra Nova has Red Seal Journeypersons, Landscape Canada Certified Horticulturists, Landscapers, Designers and isa Arborists on staff.
The Public Services and Procurement Ministry has determined the Canadian Landscape Standard reflects what they have long aspired to do in the conceptualization and realization of landscape projects across Canada.
They are conducting a further review of their policy, with CNLA (Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association) working with the Deputy General to further the discussion related to living green infrastructure and the CLS.
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) held Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS) workshops in Ottawa this January 2017, with the result that the CLS are now incorporated into the Red Seal Occupational Standards for Landscape Horticulture. (note: I was the 9th Red Seal Journeyperson Landscape-Horticulturist approved in Canada and challenged the exam.)
Congratulations to all the people in BC and across Canada who worked diligently to have the BC Standard nationalized, and integrated into these important documents and programs. Particular thanks go to:
•Christene LeVatte, CNLA Past President, Nova Scotia
•Phil Paxton, CNLA 1st Vice, Alberta
•Jeff Foley, BCLNA Past President. Hey I went to landscape school with his Dad, Peter (Para Space Landscaping)
•Plus numerous others. Thank-you to every-one involved.
Many years ago I worked on the BC Landscape Standard 6th edition. This was the predecessor of the New, Canadian Landscape Standard. Unfortunately, Volunteering with the Landscape Association took too much time away from running my business.

Note: Terra Nova Landscaping is qualified to sponsor Apprentice training through the ITA of BC. Industry Training Authority.

Links: https://www.csla-aapc.ca/standard

https://bclna.com/bclna-resource/canadian-landscape-standards/

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/terra-nova-landscaping-kelowna-2 (please don’t communicate via yelp, use our e-mail. Thanks)

https://www.yelp.ca/biz/terra-nova-landscaping-kamloops-2

Find us on thefacebook, @Terra Nova Landscaping Services Ltd. and Kamloops Strata Care.
Visit our BLOG www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca
e-mail us via our websites. (spam, unsolicited mail, secret code attachments etc. will be deleted unopened)

Note: we advertise on many sites. Communication is controlled and manipulated by advertisers ie:yelp,google,facebook. Please use our secure company e-mail.

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B.C. Strata Property Act >>>FREE COPY @www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,www.KamloopsStrataCare.com

http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/98043_00

Please cut and paste this into your search engine.
Our hyper link for this blog page is on the blink.

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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TESTIMONIALS: STRATA CLIENTS, PROPERTY MANAGERS

*People are talking about how good our property looks
and how our grass has come back to life.
Thank you for your efforts.
You really are very good at what you do.
Doug H.
Creekside Strata
Port Moody, BC

*We would like to take this chance to pass on that we are very happy
with your hard work and
the level of service that you are providing.
Carol C, Property Manager

*Your company and crew has done an excellent job to date and we wish you every success with your company in the future.
Ray D, Strata Council Chairman

*Hi, I am not sure if you had any other owners give you feedback about the weed situation, but our yard looks amazing. There are no more weeds and the grass is completely lush and health. Could you pass this off to the landscaper? Thanks, Christine (unit 48)
Note: This was a new site for us. Weeds were controlled using non-toxic (IPM) methods.

*I would like to take this opportunity to say that in the short time TERRA NOVA Landscaping has taken over the Cobalt Sky landscaping contract, the quality of the workmanship has improved greatly.
On several occasions I have had the opportunity to witness the work of David Payne and I must say that I am greatly impressed with this mans work.
The pruning of our shrubs and the raking of the leaves at our unit has been first class.

If this is an example of what is to come from TERRA NOVA landscaping then we have a winner!
Would you please pass this along to our committee . All too often they get negative comments from the residence, how ever in this case I would like to congratulate our committee for finding a landscaper who seems to genuinely know what horticultural is all about. Great work.
Al M. Strata Resident
www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened.

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WELCOME New and Old CLIENTS. Who we are.

Accepting new 2020 Clients. TERRA NOVA LANDSCAPING BC. Since 1996
Demographic: Strata Condo Commercial sites
Services: Weekly Maintenance lawn + garden packages. Monthly billing, Annual contracts.
Site specific landscape maintenance program for your property.
Quality Maintenance, Installation, Designs,Consulting.
Office hours 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.
E-mail : Info@terranovalandscapingservices.ca,
When you contact us we will do a phone interview. Send us your phone number and the best time to contact you for a brief interview. We’ll need your strata number and your position on council. Thanks.
We have great people on staff: : RED SEAL Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist, Landscape Canada Certified Horticulturists with specialties in lawns and gardens, Turf Care, Ornamental Plant Health Care, Trees, fertilizing,Organic Turf manager. non-toxic pest control, IPM, EUROPEAN CHAFERS (control and repairs), Landscaping. ISA Arborist, , Landscape Canada Certified Horticultural Technicians, Certified Residential Landscape Technicians.. Certified/Worksafe/ISA/TRAQ- Hazard Tree Risk Assessor, Government Licensed Landscape General and Industial Site/Noxious weed Pesticide Applicators. Canadian Construction Industry Safety Certified, first-aid/safety supervisors.

IPM/PHC Certified Pro : We use integrated pest management and plant health care techniques. (pest and disease control) Prefering the non-toxic approach for correcting problems that are stressing your landscape. We can include a non-toxic eco-friendly weed and pest control program in your contract ie: beneficial insects, Safers insecticidal soap, fertilizers for nutrient deficiency, midges, non-toxic weed control spray programs, over-seeding lawns etc.

All employees are trained for their tasks. WCB/WorkSafeBC registered.
We carry $3 million in liability insurance.
Terra Nova is an active member of: BC Landscape and Nursery Association, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, International Society of Arboriculturists, Affiliated with: Western Canada Turfgrass Association, PLANET-The LandCare Network. And CHOA. B.C. Condominium Home owners association.
Membership keeps us informed with the latest information on landscaping and tree care. As well, our employees must constantly upgrade their knowledge of the industry in order to keep their Certified Status intact.
As company owner, I have many international industry qualifications. A published author and consultant of tree care, lawns, gardens and landscaping. Featured on the weather Network, when I find time, I blog and answer landscape related questions as Dr New Earth on many industry sites.

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP INCREASE YOUR PROPERTIES VALUE
THROUGH HEALTHY ECO-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING PRACTICES.*

It’s Company Policy to document accurate work records. Our tools are kept clean, sharp, and sterilized.

Besides having a large number of commercial mowers. Trimmers, edgers, blowers, and hand held vacuums, we also use walk behind turf vacuums, extra long reaching hedge saws (up to 18 feet if required) and ride on mowers for our larger clients. Our Trucks and trailers are better equipped than most seen on the road today.

We use two way radios and cell phones to communicate when warranted by property size.

Although we maintain many smaller stratas, our average site size is 5 acres/1 hectare.

*** SIGNED CONTRACTS MUST BE RETURNED Annually and Prior to service commencement***

Visit our BLOG, Strata Living information via one of our web domains:

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

Spam an unsolicited e-mails will be deleted, unopened. Thank-you

Facebook info: https://www.facebook.com/Terra-Nova-Landscaping-Services-Ltd-107771349296189

Thank your for your time.
D. Payne President

*This is to be considered one of our slogans, and is dependent on the amount of investment made by the contractee, as well as other factors that may be out of our control or scope of contracted services.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING POLICIES:
It’s recommended that this page be shared with all Strata Properties. Post in Common Area.

NOTICE: BY 8 AM ON REGULAR SERVICE DAYS, ALL RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE:
DOG WASTE, Furniture, Hoses, Toys and other items from their lawns and gardens.
Terra Nova employees do not REMOVE ITEMS FROM LAWNS

Landscape Contractor is not responsible for damage to items left in our service areas.
DOG WASTE MUST BE CLEANED UP OR WE MAY NOT CUT THE OFFENDING AREA!
REGULAR SERVICE CHARGES WILL STILL BE LEVIED FOR SKIPPED YARDS.
PROBLEM YARDS WILL BE REPORTED
(Long grass is extra wear and tear on the equipment, animal feces rots equipment, no-one wants to work soiled!)

- Modifications to your landscape by any: Thing, Person, Company, Act of God, etc., which creates a greater
workload or cost, above that agreed to in this contract, will be included as extra billing.
- All Invoices are due upon receipt.
- Clients: Contact the Terra Nova Landscaping Office, before undertaking any projects or exterior services.
- One Council member and the Property Manager shall be appointed contact persons for the Landscaper.
- Residents: Do Not perform any tasks, work or Landscape changes on common property. You could breach
contracts, or depreciate property value, curb appeal, or create a greater work load than agreed to.
- Waste from “private backyards” or other areas not included in this contract will not be removed
- All work order changes go through the Terra Nova Landscaping Services Office.
- Terra Nova landscapers, gardeners and sub-contractors take direction from their on-site Supervisor only.
- WorkSafeBC rules/regulations, BC/Canadian Landscape Standard, Codes of Ethics enforced on all sites..
– Terra Nova Landscaping Services Ltd., is an equal opportunity employer -

Please Respect our employees right to privacy. Do Not Take pictures and post them on social media.

*Disclaimer*“We can make your property shine, Increased property value, Consistent Quality Landscape Solutions” and others, are advertising slogans and are relevant to the extent of and particulars of each maintenance, installation, design or consulting program and or contract. And are directly related to the amount of investment by the contractee. You will notice a great improvement. Thank-you for choosing Terra Nova

Council Representative and Property Manager: PLEASE SIGN AND DATE the CONTRACT PAGE.
This includes Addendums A and B and C, if applicable.
Return Signed Contract to Terra Nova Landscaping Services, Annually and Prior to commencement of services

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

Again, SPAM is illegal in Canada. Spam and unsolicited e-mails will be deleted. Unopened. Thank-you

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Find Us FAST @www.facebook.com/Terra-Nova-Landscaping-Services-Ltd-107771349296189/?ref=bookmarks

Accepting new 2020 Clients. www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com: Strata Condo Commercial sites
Services: Weekly Maintenance lawn + garden packages, Quality Maintenance, Installation, Designs, Consulting.
blog at www.LAWNSITE.COM. As ” Dr. New Earth ” owner of www.DrNewEarth.com.
Visit OUR BLOG via>
www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

Other places I blog: The University of BC Botanical Garden site

Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

Burnaby Continuing Education hired me to teach Landscape Business Practices.
And I’ve been a National Landscape Certification Judge with the BCLNA/CNLA,
BC Landscape Nursery Association/Canadian National Landscape Association.

My writing contributions have been published in The CHOA Journal, (http://www.choa.bc.ca).
The Weather Network: segments and interviews on landscaping, lawns,gardens. Basic pruning techniques for home-owners.
As well, I’ve been interviewed on local radio stations and community channels.

Currently though, a lot of my time is spent on fb. Where Terra Nova Landscaping has a number of business pages. ie:

https://www.facebook.com/Terra-Nova-Landscaping-Services-Ltd-107771349296189/?ref=bookmarks

https://www.David-Payne-of-Terra-Nova-Landscaping-lawns-and-gardens-1053277741434010

https://www.facebook.com/Quality-Strata-Landscaping-Services-168721230194433/

https://www.facebook.com/Kamloops-Strata-Care-1841181199445277/

https://www.facebook.com/David-Payne-Horticulture-Lawnsn-Gardens-1657878677784511/

https://www.facebook.com/Port-Coquitlam-Lawn-and-Garden-Terra-Nova-Landscaping-399079200188362/

https://www.facebook.com/Doctor-New-Earth-225047430915707/?ref=bookmarks

https://www.facebook.com/Kamloops-lawns-550401345157591/

New page at Terra Nova Landscaping-Kelowna.

There’s a bogus company from Alberta that ‘s been using our name illegally in Kelowna.

Accepting new 2020 Clients. TERRA NOVA LANDSCAPING BC. Since 1996
Demographic: Strata Condo Commercial sites
Services: Weekly Maintenance lawn + garden packages
Quality Maintenance, Installation, Designs,Consulting.

The facebook addresses will have to be copied and pasted into your search bar.

www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
www.KamloopsStrataCare.com,
www.KamloopsLawns.com,
www.TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca,
Please contact us directly on our secure company website and e-mail
Communication via social media and other advertising sites is not recommended.

Final Note: Spam e-mails deleted unopened. Do not solicit services.

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Prepare Your Home for Winter. Due Diligence for any time of year.

*Safety first. The batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced annually with the devices being tested regularly. To clean dust from a device, open the cover and gently vacuum. It is important to check that the devices have not expired. To find out how old your devices are and their expiration date, simply look on the back of the device where the date of manufacture is marked. The typical lifespan of a smoke alarm is 10 years from the date of manufacture (not the date of purchase) however some models may last as little as 5 years. More information regarding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be found here.
*Get rid of the dust and debris. Clean your furnace vents and baseboard heaters with a vacuum to ensure the best airflow. If you have baseboard heaters, ensure furniture does not block them and heat can circulate in the room. Dryer vents also require cleaning on a regular basis to prevent lint build up which is a serious fire hazard. You may opt to have your furnace and dryer vents cleaned by a professional.
*Turn on the heat. Before the temperature dips, you’ll want to ensure your heating is working. If you have hydronic baseboard heaters, you may need to check with your Property Manager as to when the building’s boilers will be turned on. *If you have a furnace, Fall is great time to have your it professionally inspected and serviced. If you have a furnace, check your air filter. It is recommended that they are changed every 3 months however certain factors (like having furry pets) can result in the need to change them more often. If you don’t have one already, Fall is great time to upgrade your thermostat to a programmable version. Many Provincial and Municipal governments in Canada are offering incentives to make your home more energy efficient such as upgrading to a programmable thermostat.
*Deal with any drafts. If you have a door on the exterior of the property, check that all the weather stripping is in place including the door sweep if applicable. Make sure your windows and doors close completely.
*Start the fireplace. Just like your traditional heating system, it is important your fireplace is inspected and serviced by a professional. Where applicable, chimney cleaning is recommended at least once year but may be needed more frequently depending on your usage of the fireplace.
*Change the direction of your ceiling fan. In colder months, the fan direction should be counter clockwise so that it forces warmer air down into the room.
*Turn off the outside water. The line to your exterior water spigot can be damaged or cause flooding if water becomes frozen within the line. The water should be shut off from the valve inside your home (typically in the basement) with excess water being drained from the spigot outside before it is closed. It may also be beneficial to inspect water shut offs, faucets and other plumbing throughout your home for leaks or drips that require repair. A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year!

Addressing these issues in Fall before the temperature dips below freezing can save you the time and money involved with emergency repairs.

We hope you enjoy the season!

Thank-you to the author: Deborah Knott (Gateway PM).

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NO RESUME’S at the moment. Thanks.

We aren’t taking resume’s or hiring right now. Thanks. We wish you Best of Luck in Life.

Also, we’re receiving a lot of scams pretending to be resume’s.
Or pretending to be some-one enquiring about an estimate.
Once opened they release a virus.

If this continues, we may resort to the old fashioned “snail mail” as the only way we’ll accept resume’s in the future.
And may only accept telephone calls as a means of contact for estimates.
The world can be a sad place.
Stay Happy.

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POST NO SPAM. No website help needed

WE DO NOT WANT ANY COMPUTER OR WEBSITE SERVICES.
Quit spamming our sites. No business is conducted with foreign companies or website services.
E-mails will be deleted, unopened.

ਅਸੀਂ ਕੋਈ ਕੰਪਿਊਟਰ ਜਾਂ ਵੈਬਸਾਈਟ ਨਹੀਂ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਸੀਜ਼ ਐਂਡ ਡੈੱਸਟ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਕਦੇ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਸਪੈਮ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੇਵੇਗਾ.

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NO SOLICITING OF ANY KIND ACCEPTED HERE!

DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME BY SENDING UNSOLICITED OFFERS TO THIS WEBSITE. THEY WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.
e-mails with attachments that require codes to open will be deleted.

note: We will Never do business with out of country or off shore web service providers, advertisers etc.

ਇੱਥੇ ਸਵੀਕਾਰ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਕਿਸਮ ਦੀ ਕੋਈ ਅਪੀਲ ਨਹੀਂ!
没有任何形式的接受在这里接受!
यहां स्वीकार किए गए किसी भी प्रकार की कोई व्यवस्था नहीं!
沒有任何形式的接受在這裡接受!

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We Are TERRA NOVA LANDSCAPING LTD. of BC. Don’t accept Alberta imposters.

Incorporated and Established inBC 1996, Terra Nova Landscaping. FULL SERVICE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR. Canadian landscape Industry certified Horticulturists ISA Arborists, Red Seal Journeypersons (CLT)(CLP)(CLT)(RLT)(ISA) (ITA)

Note: we are not affiliated with the bogus company from Alberta, operating illegally in and around Kelowna. Shame on them.

WorkSafeBC Hazard Tree Assesor, TRAQ.
Allan Block Certified retaining wall installer…
Rain-bird sprinkler certified. IIABC

BC Government Certified
IPM-Integrated Pest Management
PHC-Plant Health Care ( ISA tree health care techniques)
with all lawn and garden maintenance programs.

We have an organic turf manager on staff.
Non-toxic pest and disease control.
Beneficial insects.

Governement Licensed Pesticide applicators:
Landscape General, also
Noxious Weeds / Industrial Vegetation,
IPM.

Arborist Reports prepared
Tree and landscape consulting services
Landscape Designs
Hard and Soft landscape installations.
Sprinkler system maintenance, programming.

BC Landscape Nursery Association-BCLNA,
CNLA-Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, ISA-International Society of Arborists, CHOA-condominium home owners association of BC and WCTA-Western Canada Turfgrass Association..

BC-Canadian Landscape Standard
Fully insured, WCB compliant, Industry references.

Search TerraNovaLandscapingServices.ca for our website Have a great Day.

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Welcome new 2020 Clients. Maintenance: Annual Contracts. www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com, www.KamloopsStrataCare.com

Accepting new 2020 Clients. TERRA NOVA LANDSCAPING BC. Since 1996
Demographic: Strata Condo Commercial sites
Services: Weekly Maintenance lawn + garden packages
Quality Maintenance, Installation, Designs, Consulting.

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Welcome to www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com

Welcome to www.TERRANOVALandscapingBC.com Specializing in Strata and Commercial Properties.
We’re excited to offer our Consistent Quality Landscape Maintenance, Designs, Installations and Consulting services to the Kamloops area.
With TERRA NOVA Landscaping Services on the job you can be assured that all of your landscaping and property maintenance needs will be taken care of in a timely and professional manner. By one of the more experienced landscapers in the area.

When choosing a landscape contractor, you want a company you can trust and depend on. Since 1996 TERRA NOVA Landscaping Services has built its’ reputation on providing Consistent Quality Landscaping Services and programs to over 250 strata and commercial landscapes. We’ve been consistently rated as one of the top professional landscaping companies in your area. BBB A+ rating. We are now servicing Kamloops to be closer to family.

We’re looking for a long term relationship with Your Landscape.

Call us First for an Estimate Today

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS see below. Note:spam,unsolicited e-mails,attachments will be deleted unopened.

Hello,
Company Policies and contract info: One council member is appointed landscape liason
We love dogs but may decide not to work in your yard if you won’t Clean up- Dog Waste by 8am on service days.
The same rule applies to keeping common areas, lawns and gardens free of obstructions, hoses, furniture, toys etc by 8am.
Terra Nova Landscaping and our employees reserve the right to exclude problem areas. Without reduction in fees.
- Residents are not to undertake any landscaping, gardening, pruning etc. or lawn care tasks or fertilizing, contracted to Terra Nova Landscaping.
- Private Yard Waste and/or residential refuse removal is not included in the scope of this contract.
- Non strata plants (ie: planters on balconies) and private lawns and patios are the responsibility of the owners.
- Modifications and/or damages to landscape by any: one, thing, company or Act of God, creating a greater workload or cost to TNL above agreed to in our contract, will be included as “ extra billing” to the contractee.
- Before undertaking any projects effecting the landscape. Clients, Strata Councils, residents, other contractors etc. shall consult with this independent landscape contractor
- Messes, damage, obstructions created by others, including other contractors, shall be cleaned up properly by them or we may include clean-up in extra billing to the contractee.We work hard and fast. under tight time constraints and a budget while landscaping your property.
-Stopping crews + equipment, then removing safety gear to talk or answer a question is inefficient and costs us.
-Also, please respect our employees right to privacy. Do Not Post pictures of them on social media.

- Your property manager will be notified of extra-ordinary problems. Thank-you for helping Terra Nova Landscaping Services keep on budget and do a better job.
work records are documented for every client property. Tools kept clean, sharp, and sterilized. Better equipped landscape trucks and trailers.
WorkSafeBC rules, professional Codes of Ethics followed at all times. Although we maintain many smaller landscapes, our average site size is 3.5 acres/1 hectare.

NOTICE: BY 8 AM ON REGULAR SERVICE DAYS, all RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE: DOG WASTE, Furniture, Hoses, Toys, pools, planters etc. and other obstructions from lawns, gardens, and common areas.
Sorry, but Terra Nova employees cannot REMOVE the above items. Problem areas will be avoided and reported. Landscape Contractor is not responsible for remediation or damage to items left in our service areas.
Questions: Contact your Property Manager. Or, safely approach our on-site supervisor. Thanks.

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Contact us Directly.(e-mail,phone,website) Do Not use Social Media or Advertising sites to contact us, please and thank-you.

Advertising sites and social media can be a problem. Yelp for example….they don’t respond to requests to correct page information. Yelp….some-one reported us out of business and I suspect it was competition. If you land on that page it incorrectly shows us out of business, top of page. If you scroll through the information, it also says “at this location” Yelp gives the wrong impression. Clients can only speak to us through the yelp site. We have no access to real e-mails. Some-times I believe the responses and requests are bogus, sent by yelp salespeople….. Yelp controls and hides all your information from us, except for your first name. Beware…. I had to start two other business pages to replace the closed one. Terra Nova Landscaping. Another for Kamloops Strata Care. Which for some reason says we’re in Kelowna. Can’t edit this. I suspect they want money for advertising before they will respond accordingly to change requests?
Yelp…FINALLY some-one claiming to be a yelp rep called on the phone. No call display and it was an U.S. English speaking person in a noisy call center. So I took a chance and spoke to them. Normally we don’t answer out of province phone calls.
I swear to God this guy was high on cocaine. He would not shut up. Kept repeating himself. Talked right over top of me. Wouldn’t answer questions. Made NO sense. Just kept on talking in circles real fast….wouldn’t fix errors on my pages. Couldn’t help at all.
Then he wanted to “confirm” my e-mail address. Red flag. Nope. Then he started talking about my website. NOPE. “That’s proprietary information”. Not sure what to think of this phone call?
It was an insane couple of minutes. And I was really busy in the office to play games with this guy. If he really was from Yelp? Normally I would get rid of a Goof Phone solicitor. I was being polite, as I wanted him to fix the yelp pages. Nothing was accomplished. Like I said, this guy was high on cocaine or perhaps meth amphetamine (speed) Finally I said, “George, thanks for calling. You obviously can’t fix the problems on our yelp pages. Thanks for your time.” What a Goof…..ten seconds later he called back…argh. Click. Then another call from an East Indian Lady a few minutes later. Stop Wasting my time.
Yesterday google maps sent us an update notification for the address correction I made with them weeks ago…..Google decided to show our Port Coquitlam warehouse and address again, instead of Kamloops. lol. A glitch? Mercury Retrograde causing problems again? John Lennon used to hide during Mercury Retrograde. lol Yes I follow the moon cycles and other things. I’m a Journeyman Redseal horticulturist, arborist, landscape designer.
This morning I went onto Yelp, who will not correct or allow us to edit…..and our yelp address has been changed to the new google map address and picture of the old warehouse. lol
Facebook is being really greedy for more personal information and proprietary business documents. And they too want advertising money. Lots and lots of money. $$$$ All the time. Facebook time wastes so many hours every week. Not just social stuff with friends. Continually updating business pages. fb constantly requires resetting, answering their questions, input input money money money…… If you don’t have business pages on fb. you’ve no idea of the amount of time it takes to maintain each page. We have nearly 20. Using different regional search terms, services etc.
Yellow pages is not great like it used to be. I see they’ve allowed an un-registered company from Alberta to continue with a free placement ad in B.C. They come up as Terra Nova Landscaping BC. and show a telephone number that is not my companies. Yellow pages doesn’t respond to requests to correct this fallacy. YP used to require an advertiser to show proof of B.C. incorporation. Documentation. Signed contract etc. They too want lots of money for any proper advertising with pictures etc.
As with all of these on-line advertisers, the more you pay them for advertising every month the higher your ad will show up in their searches. So, a company like ours, trying to be frugal is relegated to the bottom of the list. Potential clients statistically will choose what-ever comes up first. “Ya, this must be a good company. They paid a fortune to get at the top of the list. Let’s call them instead of researching others”
Google, instagram, twitter, what-ever. Show me a better return on investment from advertising. I’m tired of dealing with the internet and these money hungry sites that people can’t seem to do without now a days.
BBB-great reference? Pay them money, get accredited and you’ll be treated differently. Fortunately our BBB Rating is A+.
Without having to pay them any money. Alberta company using our name shows up on BBB in BC. argh. By the way, the BBB doesn’t respond to our requests for changes either. lol.
Terra Nova Landscaping BC and myself, wish you Peace and Happiness. And hope you find our website and blog Helpful and informative.

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www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com,
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Take down Christmas display, because it’s too soon to decorate. Ordered the Strata Council.

How soon is too soon when it comes to putting up the Christmas decorations?
A family in San Antonio (Texas) has been told by their neighborhood (strata council) homeowners association to pump the brakes on the holiday cheer after they put up a display in their yard on Nov. 1, according to NBC affiliate WOAI.
Diamond Association Management & Consulting sent Claudia and Nick Simonis a letter on Nov. 4 saying that it was too soon to put up their decorations, WOAI reported. They were told to “please remove the snowman until closer to the holiday season.”
The scene included a snowman, reindeer and Some fat bearded guy in a red flannel suit. fringed with frilly white fur. Hanging from a helicopter. He was continually belly laughing and jovial. Police think he was intoxicated.
“I just found it crazy,” Claudia Simons told WOAI. “Especially that they didn’t give us a time. Like, when is the right time to put it?” (sic)
The “bah humbug” letter from the homeowners association (see what I did there? ) did not specify how long before a holiday people should decorate their homes or what exact date “closer to the holiday season” meant.
Claudia Simonis noted that she is eight months pregnant, so she likely couldn’t put up the display if the couple waited until closer to Christmas.
They were adamant that the snowman, the fat guy and the other decorations will not be going anywhere until after Christmas is over.
“We’re not going to do it,” Nick Simonis told WOAI. “It’s the Christmas spirit. We’re not going to be forced by the HOA (strata council) to take it down.”
DAMC did not respond to request for comment. The couple also may have strength in numbers, as their neighbors are joining together to turn the subdivision into a Christmas wonderland. (hahaha…um, ho ho ho)

“So, you’re going to see in a couple days, everybody will have decorations up,” Nick Simonis said.
Neighbor Charles Minton has already put up a Merry Christmas ornament and some penguins in his yard.
(In a falsetto Monty Python voice say “there’s a penguin on the telly”)
“I don’t think this should be an issue,” he told WOAI. “These are the holidays. This is what we do. We take care of our neighbors. That’s what a neighborhood is about.”

Note: Terra Nova Landscaping maintained a strata property in Maple Ridge, next to the municipal golf course. (aka: the Goat Trail) One of the older owners hung a Canadian Flag from his detached house. The Strata Council told him to take it down. There was a big legal fight.
I recall reading about this flag issue years before Terra Nova was awarded their strata property maintenance contract. This guy got legal advice. He still has the flag proudly flying from a pole cemented into a big wooden whisky barrel.
He’s not displaying or attaching it to Strata Common property.
At the time the gentleman was also on strata council.

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Beware of Bylaws That Limit Actions! Damage Deductible question.

Our strata corporation renewed their insurance policy in October and our deductible was increased from $25,000 to $100,000, and our policy has increased from $69,000 to $121,000. The cost increase will impose an 8% increase in our annual budget, without any other increases but we are most concerned by the deductible rate. After investigating homeowner coverage, we have found most policies limit a claim amount for a deductible if the owner is responsible to a maximum of $50,000 or in rare cases $75,000. If an owner or their tenant is responsible for a claim, are we restricted to the limit of the amount an owner can cover in their policy? Our property manager has suggested a bylaw that limits an owner’s risk to $50,000, which would mean the remaining owners would cover the balance of the $100,000 dollar deductible in the event of a claim, or we would deplete our contingency funds to cover the cost. Because we averaged 2 claims a year over the past 5 years relating to water and careless owners, it is likely we will have at least one claim this year. Would we be placing our owners in a position of greater risk by adopting this bylaw or is it a viable option for the strata corporation to consider? Marco D.
Dear Marco: Insurance rates and deductible limits are rapidly rising across BC. With a reduced number of companies providing insurance coverage and an increased rate of claims and risk, our brokers are struggling to obtain competitive coverage at manageable rates for the public. The risk with multi-family buildings is the compounded damages that result from fire and water claims. When unit 401 experiences an overflowing bath tub, failed washing machine hose, burst water line on a fridge ice maker or dishwasher line, or an aging piping system that fails, it is likely 3 or more units may be affected. If the amount of a claim is below a deductible, each unit owner and the corporation bare the cost of their respective damages. That alone is a compelling argument for everyone to purchase homeowner insurance. If the amount is above the deductible, the strata policy covers the claim to repair/replace the original fixtures and structure installed by the owner developer. If an owner is responsible for the claim, which does not necessarily require any neglect or willful action, the strata may seek to recover the amount of the deductible from the owner. Limiting the risk of what an owner is responsible to cover may limit the risk for the claim, but it increases the risk to the remaining owners, which may not always be practical or fair. If an owner, their tenants or occupants cause a claim as a result of neglect or a willful act, why should the balance of the owners cover the cost? A common example is damages caused by tenants who have been the cause of chronic problems in a building and the landlord is unwilling to evict the tenants, or an owner who has a hot water tank that is well past normal life expectancy and is refusing to upgrade. Why should a landlord or owner who have failed to address a problem or a risk be exempted from the higher deductible? If your strata corporation is considering a bylaw that limits the amount an owner may have to pay for a deductible, obtain legal advice from a lawyer experienced with strata law and insurance specifically for strata corporations. Certain conditions within the bylaws may ensure your strata corporation is not exposed to claims caused by neglect or willful action or they could potentially limit your ability to recover the deductible. If there is a claim on the strata insurance resulting in a claim, the deductible is a common expense of the corporation. There are several options to recover/pay the amount. If an owner is responsible for the claim, hopefully the owner has insurance and their insurance will voluntarily cover the deductible amount; however, if that is not the case, the strata corporation pays the claim and then commences a claim through the courts or the Civil Resolution Tribunal to obtain an order for the payment of the deductible amount. If the owner is not responsible, the deductible is a common expense of the corporation and the strata corporation may pay the amount from the operating fund, the contingency reserve fund, or, the strata council, without the need for a 3/4 vote at a general meeting, may set a special levy for the deductible and apply that as an assessment to all strata lots based on unit entitlement. As we approach deductible amounts of 50, 100 or 250 thousand dollars, this is the most likely scenario. This may also allow owners with insurance that include this coverage to claim their share of the deductible on their policies. Remember, even though the special levy does not require a 3/4, the council must still comply with the requirements of the Act and show the total amount of the levy, how it is calculated and each unit share, the purpose of the levy, and the due date for the levy.
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA

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Afternoon fun

In the summer of 1968, I was chosen to take the inaugural go-cart trip down the newly paved Soball Street hill in Coquitlam. From the dead end at the top, at Gislason. Where that huge boulder used to be. All the way down to Victoria Drive. A distance of about two city blocks…..John was really proud of his newly built soapbox racer. He’d used old 2×4′s, his Dad’s good lawn mower wheels, and lots of big bent nails. It featured a piece of splintered wood to sit on. And a cool rope steering wheel. There were No sidewalls. No roll bars. No racing stripes. And no-where to put your feet. It was basically an old rotten board on loose wheels. A real ground hugger, with only two inches of road clearance. I had no idea why the guys were being nice for a change? And had elected me to go first? But was very excited with the honour. And not one to back down from the challenge, jumped on laughing,,,,. No helmets back then. And no brains. Leaning forward to lessen wind resistance, I quickly picked up considerable speed. When I realized, John hadn’t installed any brakes.! ” Oh NO ! I’m gonna die ! ” Faster and faster I raced down that hill. Out of control. I could hear every blade of grass along the deep ditch on my right whoosh as I zipped past. I could feel the heat of the fresh blacktop. And see the waves of reflected summer sun rising and rippling on the horizon. It was getting stifling sitting next to the road. If I crashed I would be embedded in the hot tar. ” Ahhhhhhh. Help ! ” I was screaming as I passed Leigh School. “How do I stop?” “Why didn’t you go first John?” A blind corner and busy main road loomed ahead at the bottom. I couldn’t see if there were cars coming on Victoria Drive. So as I approached Wilkie Ave. I came up with a plan to save my life. And pulled left on an angle into the gravel along Dogpatch Hall to slow my ride down. What a tremendous noise. Gravel and hot dust flying into an explosion every-where. The wheels blew off in all directions. That soapbox quickly plowed through the parking lot like a downed jet airplane……. Still holding the steering rope for safety, this young daredevil went flying and rolling into a confused dusty heap. I was alive. I wasn’t broken. But my bum hurt. Were any girls watching?…. The guys came running down the hill after me. And John was angry that I broke his race car.

Story Copyright D. A. Payne, 2019. All rights reserved.

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RECBC.ca-Real Estate Council of B.C.

Making a Complaint
If you have been involved in a trade in real estate in which you believe a real estate licensee may have acted improperly, or you have engaged a brokerage to provide you with rental property management or strata management services, and believe that a licensee has not acted properly, you may contact RECBC to file a complaint. RECBC considers all complaints about licensee conduct or competency. We generally receive more than 500 complaints each year.

RECBC investigates potential contraventions of the Real Estate Services Act which includes both professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming a licensee.

Examples of matters that RECBC investigates:
•mishandling of deposits
•concealing property defects
•misrepresentation
•unauthorized signing of documents
•unwritten guarantees to resell a property used as an inducement to do business
•secret commissions
•professional misconduct including incompetence and conduct unbecoming of a licensee

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BBB A+ Rating. www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com

Hello, Terra Nova Landscaping Services Ltd has maintained a BBB A+ rating since before the end of the last century. Currently, we are not an “accredited member” of the BBB. Terra Nova Landscaping BC adheres to Canadian Landscape Industry, and International Society of Arboriculturist professional codes of ethics. WorkSafeBC, Employment Standards Act of B.C. and others.

Note: BBB ratings can fluctuate, even with great companies with no complaints. The rating system is effected by a company moving and changing addresses. Which is rectified once the company updates their contact information
and address. All is Great at www.TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com. Accepting New Clients

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Stratawatch contact. B.C. PM companies listings, other links.

http://stratawatch.ca/directory/interior/kamloops.html

Check this site to view Property Management Companies servicing your area of B.C.

Note: We sent a request for information regarding Malfeasance,
and reporting property manager violations. They have not responded.

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Bare Land Strata Regulations Link

http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/11_75_78

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Difference between strata and bare land strata?

What is the difference between strata and bare land strata?

Bare land strata is governed by The Bare Land Strata Regulations and refers to the subdivision of land into strata lots and common property. In a condominium strata, all the lots share land and walls as well as common property. In a bare land strata, each lot is individually owned and houses a single-family, self-contained dwelling.

Bare land Strata Regulations Link: http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/11_75_78

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Strata Bylaws and Rules. Legislation link.

Strata Bylaws and Rules: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/strata-housing/operating-a-strata/bylaws-and-rules

Owners, tenants and visitors must follow the strata corporation’s bylaws and rules. Sections may also have bylaws and rules. Bylaws and rules set out what the strata corporation will be like to live in and how it is administered.

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