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Trusted Regina Insurance Pros at Campbell & Haliburton Share a Tip on Winterizing Your RV

Trusted Regina Insurance experts at Campbell and Haliburton Insurance Inc have been in the community for over 50 years. They know it is customer service and knowledge that counts when you are in need of an insurance company in Regina. Campbell & Haliburton Insurance are dedicated insurance brokers in Regina, and they can assist you with finding the plan that works best for you. In their latest Trusted Regina Insurance Tip, they share a tip about how to winterize your RV.  

Camping season is over for another year. Before you put your trailer or motorhome in storage, make sure you take the time to protect it for the winter. While it seems like a lot of work, the extra effort you put in now will protect your vehicle from deterioration. With a little bit of elbow grease, your RV will last for many camping seasons to come. In our latest Campbell & Halliburton Regina auto insurance tip, we share SGI’s RV Winterizing Tips.

10-step RV Winterizing Guide

Step 1: Drain the water from your pipes

Then, pump RV antifreeze into all of your tanks, lines and drains. Due to Saskatchewan’s subzero temperatures, it’s important to use RV antifreeze. Make sure it’s rated to -50 degrees C.

Step 2: Check your seals

Leaky roofs can cause major problems to the inside of your RV. The best way to avoid problems is to inspect your seals and ensure that there are no leaks. This includes examining your roof, slide-outs and windows to look for any holes or leaks

Step 3: Remove your RV batteries

If you plan on putting your RV in storage, take out your batteries and put them in a cool, dry place or on a charger.

Step 4: Protect your RV’s exterior

Clean the outside of your RV and inspect it for any cracks. Use an RV sealant to fix the crack(s) and let it dry completely. Then, apply wax to protect your vehicle.


Step 5: Protect your awning

Stop mould from growing on your awning by cleaning it thoroughly and allowing it to dry completely.

Step 6: Unhook your propane tanks

Store them in a well-ventilated area in order to prevent rust or damage.

Step 7: Lubricate all locks and hinges

Letting your RV sit untouched for months can cause the locks and hinges to get sticky or stop working completely. Save yourself a hassle the next camping season and lubricate all of your locks and hinges right now.

Step 8: Clean the interior

A clean and sanitized interior can make a world of difference when it comes to avoiding unwanted smells and rodents from entering your RV.

Step 9: Tarp, cover and moisture prevention

Most tarps are made of non-breathable materials, and this can cause moisture to get trapped underneath – leading to rust. We recommend choosing a breathable fabric cover to prevent water and condensation.

Step 10: Contact your broker at Campbell & Halliburton

You’re almost done! Now’s the time to let your insurance broker know that you’re putting your trailer in storage. Your SGI CANADA Auto Pak may cover damage caused to your RV while in storage – as long as you meet the conditions of your policy. We can help you work through the conditions.




Campbell & Haliburton's doors opened in 1957.  Since then, they have seen run-away inflation, recessions, and now, a global pandemic. Through it all, their doors have remained open as they are committed to providing outstanding service to you. No matter what the next years and decades bring they have committed to continue to stay open to serve you.

Campbell and Haliburton Insurance are a Trusted Regina Insurance provider.

They offer many different insurance policies to protect the most important areas of your life including:



The Trusted Regina Team Brag About CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company


CH Living Joins Trusted Regina In The Regina Real Estate Category


The Trusted Regina Directory team is thrilled to brag about our newest Regina partner in our Regina Real Estate Category. We would like to welcome and introduce you to CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company With The Best Regina Apartments For Rent! 

CH Living take big steps to make their properties a great place to live and call home. They want your Regina apartment rental experience to be positive and long lasting. Many of their buildings are conveniently located in downtown Regina. The focus of the CH Living Team is on renovations, preventative maintenance, quality materials, and communication. That became very apparent when we were speaking to past and current residents as part of the unique Trusted Regina verification process. The folks we spoke to were very impressed with the buildings, the amenities and the helpful and friendly staff at CH Living. 

" I've lived here for a little over six months and have nothing but good to say. From property manager CH Living's staff to caretakers Gale & Dean, they are all so responsive to tenant inquiries. The building itself is quiet and well kept. Lobby was updated a few years ago, as are all the suites as folks move out. Security is good, outside parking nearby. Location can't be beat, between downtown and Wascana Park, and also near the little Broadway strip with grocery store. Shoppers Drug Mart and 7-11 one block away. All manner of salons and spas in the Transition neighbourhood. All appliances are new, air conditioning works, balcony and sunset is a bonus."- L. Zwart - Regina


CH Living has numerous properties with rental units in Regina and they literally have something for everyone. They have number of properties that have apartment rentals for adults only, many of the CH Living Properties are focused on the needs of independent senior living, and they also have several family friendly buildings. You can check out all CH Living properties as well as a list of current Regina apartments available for rent on their website here. If you would like more information on any of the properties or want join a waiting list for a building, simply contact Quinn, Cindy and the CH leasing team, they will be happy to assist.  

A History Of Trust In An Industry Full Of Horror Stories


The “CH” in CH Living is synonymous with Campbell & Haliburton - the CH Group - this is the parent company that was established in 1957, the company has been a landmark to the Regina Cathedral community, and includes sister companies, Campbell & Haliburton InsuranceCH Living and CH Built ( a disaster remediation & renovation company that also does the ongoing maintenance on the CH Living properties). The CH group has a stellar reputation and the integrity starts at the top, with the CH Group President,  John Grant. 

John is a visionary and deeply committed to providing opportunities that benefit all members of society. He is passionate about creating opportunities and a path for success for people living in social exclusion. His dedication and ongoing commitment to our children and families make him a unique and outstanding individual. John was the recipient of the 2021 Association Of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) Outstanding Community Partner Award. Learn more about him in the video below. 




Trusted Regina  warmly welcomes John and the CH Living team to the Regina directory of excellence and we are proud to give them the ‘Thumbs Up’! See all they do and read more reviews by clicking on the link below! 

Location, Community, Exceptional Quality ...It's Your Home.

CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company



Trusted Regina Lawyers At MacKay & McLean Explain Custody and COVID-19 Vaccinations

MacKay & McLean provides the professional services of a large Regina law firm, with the intimate attention of a small firm. The legal process can be daunting and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. MacKay & McLean is with you every step of the way.

MacKay &  McLean are TRUSTED REGINA LAWYERS. In Mackay & McLeans latest legal tip they provide helpful information for separated couples about chid custody and COVID-19 Vaccinations. 

Things To Consider Regarding Custody and Covid Vaccinations- A Legal Perspective 


 Most parents who are separated or divorced will have joint decision-making authority (previously known as joint custody), through a separation agreement or court order. This means that both parents’ consent is required for medical decisions, which includes vaccinations. For most parents, the decision to vaccinate their children is an easy decision to make. However, with the introduction of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine, whether or not to vaccinate is a rapidly increasing issue in family disputes. This issue is further complicated when the child reaches an age where they can express their opinion on the issue.

Canadian courts, in considering the views of a minor when determining what is in their best interests, contemplate what is referred to as the “mature minor doctrine.” In deciding whether or not to take a child’s voice into consideration, the court considers the child’s age and their maturity. Even if the court does decide to take the views of a child into consideration, the child’s wishes are not determinative. Rather, they are simply one factor to be taken into consideration against the entire backdrop of the situation.

The issue of competing wishes amongst a child and their parent(s) on obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination was recently addressed by Mr. Justice Megaw of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench in the decision O.M.S v E.J.S., 2021 SKQB 243. The father of a 12-year-old daughter sought an order allowing him to get his daughter vaccinated without the consent of the mother, who was opposed.

The father wanted his daughter to receive the vaccination due to his concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, while the mother was opposed based on the daughter’s desire not to have the vaccination, the daughter’s diagnosis of vaccine toxicity, and the mother’s general opposition to vaccinations and concerns about the accuracy of COVID-19 information.
In making his decision, Mr. Justice Megaw undertook an analysis of the Divorce Act and relevant case precedents with his primary focus being on the best interests of the child. In considering the child’s wishes, Mr. Justice Megaw stated:
I cannot simply, in any event, exercising the Court’s parens patriae jurisdiction, leave the decision in this regard in the hands of a 12-year-old. She is, after all, a child. She is 12. She is entitled to expect the ongoing guidance of the adults in her life and she is not entitled on all matters to simply make a decision on her own. This is one of those situations. Her views, as suspect as they may be, do not carry the day here.
Mr. Justice Megaw, taking into consideration the global pandemic, the child’s needs, and the child’s views and preferences, determined that it was in the best interests of the child to receive the vaccination without the consent of the mother, despite the contrary desire of the child.

In a similar decision, D.P. v G.M., 2021 QCCS 3582, the Superior Court of Quebec decided in favor of a 12-year-old child receiving the COVID-19 vaccination who, unlike in O.M.S v E.J.S., 2021 SKQB 243, expressed a desire to receive the vaccination. The child’s mother asked the court to grant an order allowing her son to receive the vaccine, while the father refused as he believed the child already had antibodies and was concerned about side effects due to the child’s weight and previous allergies. The child was represented by his own lawyer and representations were made on his behalf confirming his desire to receive the vaccination.
The court, focusing on the best interests of the child, determined that it was in the child’s best interests for the vaccination to be administered without the consent of the father. When considering the child’s wishes, the court stated:
Although the child’s desire cannot be considered as decisive in the present matter (only a minor aged 14 years and may give his consent to care alone), the Court notes that the child’s wish is serious and well-reasoned.
In a decision of the Ontario Superior Court, A.C. v. L.L., 2021 ONSC 6530, the parents of 14 year old triplets agreed that their children had the capacity to make a decision on whether or not they received the COVID-19 vaccination. The court, in light of the parents’ agreement, allowed for two of the children to receive the vaccination, and one not to, based on their respective wishes.

While there have been a limited number of reported decisions addressing children and the experimental COVID-19 vaccination in the context of a separation or divorce, the courts appear to be ruling in favor of a child getting vaccinated in accordance with public health guidelines, regardless of the wishes of the child or a vaccine-hesitant parent.
If you are separated or divorced and dealing with the issue of vaccinating your children, our lawyers are ready to help. Contact our office for a free 30 minute consultation.




Robert Mackay and the team at Mackay & McLean offer a variety of legal services and are able to represent you in a variety of situations that require counsel. In addition, they offer a free initial consultation. They are Trusted Regina Lawyers, based in Regina Saskatchewan,  and they specialize in real estatecriminalpersonal injurycommercial & family law.

See more legal tips from Mackay & McLean here 



Trusted Regina Electricians Active Electric Share A Tip About Flickering Lights

Active Electric are Trusted Regina Electricians and they get it right the first time, delivering all electrical services including installation, upgrade, and repair solutions. In their latest Trusted Regina electrician tip, they share a tip about flickering lights. 

Active Electric are your TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICAL EXPERTS



What does it mean when the lights in your home start to flicker?


While there are a few benign issues that could be at play, flickering lights are not to be treated lightly. In many cases, they’re a telltale sign of a much more serious electrical issue that requires immediate professional attention. Today, we’re taking a look at the most common culprits behind this issue so you know what you’re working with and who to call for help.


What Causes Flickering Lights?


The occasional light flicker might be caused by a number of problems, some of which aren’t a cause for extreme concern.


The top four minor complications that could cause them to behave this way include:

  • A problem with your lightbulb (e.g. wrong bulb type for the dimmer, loose socket connection)

  • A faulty light switch or fixture switch

  • A loose connection between the light plug and outlet


In addition, if you have any appliances that require substantial current on startup, the resulting voltage drop can also cause your lights to briefly flicker on and off. Inspecting your lights can often reveal if any of these issues are at play. Sometimes, you just need to screw the bulb in a little tighter or make sure light is plugged more firmly into the wall socket.


However, while these issues might be to blame on some accounts, they’re not typical. More often, flickering lights are a more serious symptom of a much deeper problem. Let’s take a look at five of the main ones.


1. An Overloaded Circuit


As mentioned, infrequent flickering that happens right when a major appliance starts up isn’t usually critical. This can happen in even the best-designed electrical systems, where larger loads have their own dedicated circuits. On the other hand, it’s worth checking into if the flickering is:

  • Consistent

  • Severe

  • Persistent

In this case, the issue might be with the appliance, not your lights. For instance, if it’s experiencing bearing failure, the motor will strain to pull more current during startup. Or, a given circuit might be experiencing sensory overload.

Rather than try to inspect the circuit yourself, it’s always best to hire a professional electrician to do the job.


2. Electric Utility Service Issue


Especially if you live in a neighborhood, your home likely shares a transformer with surrounding homes. This means that your electrical supply is tied to their respective loads.

If someone down the street is engaging in heavy electrical use, it can cause your lights to flicker. If this isn’t the case or if the lights are also flickering at their house, the issue might lie with your utility service. An electrician can determine if it’s time to call them for a repair.


3. Fluctuating Electrical Voltage


On a standard, 120-volt circuit, your home should have a reading of between 115 volts and 125 volts. If you have a voltmeter, you can check that reading yourself. If it comes back higher than 125 volts, that could be the reason your lights are flickering.

There are many reasons why the voltage in your house might be too high. Most of the time, the issue is technical in nature and points to serious faults in your electrical system. Other signs associated with this issue include unpredictable dimming and frequent bulb burnouts.

Excess voltage can be a safety hazard in your home and lead to an electrical emergency. That’s why it’s imperative to call an electrician to diagnose the problem immediately.


4. Loose, Outdated Wiring Connections


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that 67% of home fires caused by electrical distribution or lighting equipment can be traced back to wiring issues.

Not only can loose and outdated wiring cause your lights to flicker, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. If you have a loose connection in a light, outlet, or switch box, it can lead to a phenomenon called arcing. This is when the electrical current travels over gaps in the connection, “jumping” as it does so.

Each arc can exceed 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and will often spark an electrical fire. If you haven’t made any changes or upgrades to your electrical system but are still noticing flickers, loose wiring could be to blame. The issue can originate in a number of places, including:

  • Loose wiring in a fixture

  • A switch failure

  • Over-worn breaker box connectors

  • Loose service conductors in the main electrical panel

Loose wiring is nothing to contend with.

Contact an electrician as soon as possible if you believe this could be the reason your lights are flickering. If only one light is flickering and you suspect that loose wiring is to blame, make sure to turn the light off at the circuit breaker before inspecting it. Again, it’s best to let your electrician perform this step.


5. Main Connection Issues


You might notice the lights flickering in just a few areas of your house. Or, you might see it all over. If it’s the latter, go ahead and call an electrician right away.

If this activity is occurring without rhyme or reason, it likely means there’s a bigger, underlying concern with your main meter box connection. Or, the issue could lie with your service cable connection. Either way, it’s best to let an electrician handle these high-capacity wires.

Address and Repair Your Flickering Lights Today

It might seem like a minor issue, but flickering lights can turn into a serious problem in no time. Even one loose connection could be enough to spark a fire or cause a major electrical issue throughout your whole house. If you’ve noticed yours acting this way, don’t try to investigate or remediate the issue yourself. These connections are dangerous and should only be handled by skilled, experienced electricians like the ones on our team at Active Electric Regina. 


ACTIVE ELECTRIC are TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICIANS 





Trusted Regina Electricians Active Electric Are Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealers in Regina

Active Electric are Trusted Regina Electricians and they get it right the first time, delivering all electrical services including installation, upgrade, and repair solutions. In their latest Trusted Regina electrician tip, they share the news that they are an authorized dealer for Gemstone Lights in Regina.    

Active Electric are your TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICAL EXPERTS

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET GEMSTONE LIGHTS IN REGINA 

Gemstone Lights offer many fun ideas and opportunities to make your home or business more awesome. Below is a list of 10 reasons we think you should consider when purchasing our Smart Outdoor Lighting Solution.

1. North American Owned & Manufactured

Gemstone created their own proprietary products that you cannot find or buy off the shelf. They aim to be the best lighting company the market has ever seen. At Gemstone Lights, they constantly strive to make their products better each time which the team at Active Electric love because we get the best of the best.

2. Mesmerizing Animations- 11+ Patterns

Currently, they are 11 different types of patterns you can choose from that will make your home look awesome. Within each of those patterns, you have limitless options to create almost anything you want.

3. True Warm White!

This is an absolute customer favorite! LEDs are phenomenal and powerful, but even more amazing is the ability to use a soft white that can give your home a subtle ambiance. This color is perfect for a warm summer evening playing in the dark!

4. Individual Waterproof Connectors

You probably have seen the strip light look on hotels or restaurants which is showing up on homes now. From a tech standpoint, the long strip of lights is exactly that, strips connected to each other. What sets up Gemstone Lights differently is that they don’t utilize the strip set up for a few reasons. Gemstone lights are waterproof and individually connected to handle the seasons, but more than that, they are easy to replace should one become faulty. It usually takes longer to put a ladder up than to change the actual LED! Waste is minimized this way and customers love that they know they have more control.

5. Architectural Lighting

Each LED on your home is individually controlled which gives you more control and versatility. This allows you to create some awesome lighting patterns with endless ideas. Now you can create an amazing architectural look and feel using any colors you desire.

6. Set Multiple Timers

Gemstone Lights has created timers for your system that can turn on and off your lights or patterns whenever you want. You simply choose the date, time, pattern and turn it on. Customers like being able to turn on lights at a certain time during the mornings and turn off when they want. You can even use the architectural lighting options to turn on certain lights at certain times which gives you lots more control.

7. Low Profile Design

It is very important to create a look that blends into your property. Gemstone thought long and hard about how the LEDs show and we believe that they created the best low profile design available on the market. When your lights are turned off, you don’t get the hang-down look out of place like look like others.

8. Bumper to Bumper Warranty

Gemstone Lights offers a strong 2-year warranty. Their LEDs are graded to 50,000 hours which will give you a longer shelf life than other lighting products by a large margin. They stand behind their products 100%.

9. Custom iOS & Android App

Use custom programmed iOS and Android apps designed specifically for the Gemstone Lights system. The investment customers make to get into a Gemstone Lights system outweighs the alternatives. For example, the average person who buys LED lights for Christmas will spend around $200+. Those lights will give you a specific shelf life as the manufacturing is not designed to last long term. Those companies want you to buy more lights over and over!

The cost to replace the bad “strands” of lights is not worth it so customers, feel obligated to buy more lights, and by then, the colors don’t match. Customers will get into the trap of buying them all over again.

Factor in the cost to pay someone to hang them AND take them down for you each year. That can range from $300- to $800+ depending on the size of your home. That’s just Christmas too!

With Gemstone Lights, having lights year-round with our permanent solution gives you way more use and time to use it to the fullest. Now you can add in additional holidays, seasons, birthdays, architectural lighting and more!

10. Your lights will be cooler than your neighbours!

Lol. Fact. Far too often we hear from customers' neighbours who finally say, “my neighbour has them and we want them too!”

Bonus! Control your system from anywhere using Gemstone Cloud technology!

Whether you are on vacation or at home, you can control your lights remotely on your mobile device  

If you’re interested in a free no-obligation quote for Gemstone Lights, contact the team at Active Electric today! 

ACTIVE ELECTRIC are TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICIANS 


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