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Trusted Regina welcomes it newest Trusted Partner Regina Battery Depot to the directory!

The Trusted Regina team are proud to announce it's newest member of the Trusted Regina directory Regina Battery Depot! 

You may know their sign but we want you to know how excellent it is inside this long standing Regina business.


You can now find them under the specialty retail category in the directory.

Why did we put them under specialty retail? Because they sell so much more than just vehicle batteries!

After four decades of energizing the rapidly evolving world of electronics, one thing has always stayed the same about the Regina Battery Depot: they are able to provide almost any type of battery a customer can imagine; from automotive to commercial, from hearing aids to digital cameras, from alkaline to rechargeable, they carry a battery for virtually anything. If they do not carry the battery, or they can’t rebuild it, they will do their best to source it for the customer.

While putting them thru the vetting process we quickly found out how great their service is.  

Here is what some of their customers had to say:

"Love this place always great service and honest" Pat MacKay

"Their Customer Service is outstanding will be a customer for a long time" Gary Winslow

"Battery Depot staff are very knowledgeable with their products and have great customer service for business and personal use thanks!"  Amanda Beck

"My favorite place for any kind of battery, so helpful" Carol Adams

The Regina Battery Depot has decades of helping the people of Regina and area!  Originally opened in March of 1971 in a small shop on 1301 Winnipeg Street. The business has remained on Winnipeg Street all along, but not always in the same location. In 1974 they moved down the block to 1500 Winnipeg, and in 1991, they moved again to their current location, right across the street.  

To find out more about them and their products check them out on their listing on the directory. 



Did you know our Trusted Regina printer Future Print also offers graphic design services?

Future Print is proud of the strong roots they have built in the Regina community. They are locally owned and operated and have been since 1981.

Future Print also offers Graphic Design Services

Whether just starting out and need a logo or have been around the block, Future Print has 2 graphic designers that look forward to helping you get noticed. Their digital printing experts can create printed products that will excite your potential customers and leave them singing your praises. Whether you need a brochure designed, product packaging created, or a marketing campaign delivered, the team of graphic designers are skilled at finding a solution that meets your design requirements.

Both of their on staff designers are grads of graphic design colleges and offer the best designs for your organization. The logo design package starts out at $ 400.00 This gives you a consult with a designer to gather ideas, a few concepts to chose from plus we supply several different file formats so you can email the logo for clothing, truck logos, caps, etc. 

  • Logos
  • Forms
  • Desktop publishing
  • Graphic design
  • Typesetting
  • Brochure design
  • Business Card Designs
  • Visual identity packages
  • And more!

Check out Karmen's Video on these Logo and Graphic design services!


They love what they do and if you spend 5 minutes with Karmen you will know that this is very true!  The passion he and his team have for their work enables them to take ownership of their clients' projects. They constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products possible.

Future Print offers a wide range of services and products:

Future Print are your Trusted Regina Printers. 

Trusted Regina Real Estate Lawyer Robert MacKay asks: Do you know what kind of mortgage you have?

What an exciting time – the old house is sold, the new one is ready, and all that’s left is the move…..oh wait – not quite yet! There’s all that legal “stuff” to deal with now….signatures….titles to be given…and pages and pages of documents that need to be signed before the key is in your hand!!! And to top it all off – who really knows a good real estate lawyer?

The Trusted Regina team is proud to bring you a partner that can help! Welcome Robert MacKay, Regina’s #1 Home Lawyer to Regina’s directory of excellence!


Hardly anyone pays attention to what type of mortgage they have. 


Sure, they know whether they have a fixed rate, a variable rate or an adjustable rate but few are aware that their mortgage will have a particular legal standing or why it is important.

When a market goes up, it's all roses and sunshine, at least if you already own your own home. Trying to buy in such a market can be a scary proposition. When the market goes down, well, that's scary too but for different reasons. 

Buying a house to find out it might be worth less in a year's time is not a fun proposition. However, we all still need a place to live and the markets will do what it will do.

In the event the downturn is significant or if the you know what hits the proverbial fan, all of a sudden that legal distinction can be very important. 

Purchase Money Mortgage

For if you have what is known colloquially as a "purchase money mortgage", moneys borrowed to buy the property, then the bank's recourse is limited to the seizure and sale of the property.

So, if it sold for $1.00 but you still owed $1,000,000, well, the bank will be hoping its mortgage was insured, as they not unable to chase you for any deficiencies under the mortgage.

This is an important consideration in a lot of foreclosures, as a lot of people have refinanced their property to consolidate debt or finance renovations. Luckily, the portion of the mortgage that related to the property's purchase is still protected.


Once you have committed to either buying or selling your property, simply tell your realtor and lender, as applicable, that Robert MacKay will be representing you and to forward the appropriate instructions to MacKay & McLean, attention "Robert MacKay". 

Robert MacKay is your Trusted Regina Real Estate Lawyer   

Robert MacKay explains how having primary and secondary wills are beneficial if you are a business owner

It is said that in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Modern estate planning aims to assist individuals to navigate both of these unpleasant certainties.  Preparing double wills is an estate planning technique which minimizes the amount of probate fees (estate administration taxes) payable on death by your estate.

Double Wills – Primary (Public Asset Will) and Secondary (Private Asset Will)


Depending on the nature of a person’s assets, it is often beneficial to have a “primary” Will to deal with real property and assets held in financial institutions (public assets) and a “secondary” Will to deal with assets held in a private corporation, personal effects, vehicles, the proceeds of life insurance policies payable to the estate and any other asset which does not require probate to pass to a beneficiary (private assets).

Probate is required in select circumstances, and when it is required for the estate trustee to effectively deal with one asset in a will then all assets governed by that will must be probated. In that event, the estate will be required to pay the estate administration tax on the combined value of all assets governed by the will. Savvy individuals can avoid this problem through the use of multiple wills and proper drafting.

The use of multiple wills received judicial approval in Ontario in Granovsky Estate v. Ontario, 1998 CanLII 14913 (ON SC). Therein the court considered the testator’s use of two wills: a ‘Primary Will’ and a ‘Secondary Will’. The Secondary Will exclusively governed the testator’s private company shares, amounts owing to the testator from said companies, and assets held in trust for the testator by said companies. In other words, the secondary estate consisted solely of those assets that the estate trustee could deal without needing probate. Whereas the Primary Will governed all of the testator’s other assets, for which probate was required. The court in Granovsky found that there was no prohibition in the applicable legislation which could prevent a testator from having both a primary and secondary will – a testator may plan his or her estate as she or he sees fit. Notably, the court held that there was no requirement to submit the Secondary Will to probate or pay the estate administration tax on the value of the assets governed by the Secondary Will.

Following Granovsky, Ontario has witnessed a marked increase in the popularity of multiple wills as a method for effective estate planning. Complimentary to the reduced tax liability are the added benefits of ease of administration of one’s estate and privacy, as a probated will is a public document. These combined benefits make preparing multiple wills a prudent investment for the common sense business owner.


For advice you can succeed with contact Robert MacKay 


Robert MacKay is your Trusted Regina Lawyer   


Recently sold your home? Robert MacKay your Trusted Regina Real Estate Lawyer expert explains how CRA may penalize you if you fail to report it.

It’s an exciting time – the old house is sold, the new one is ready, and all that’s left is the move…..oh wait – not quite yet! There’s all that legal “stuff” to deal with now….signatures….titles to be given…and pages and pages of documents that need to be signed before the key is in your hand!!! And to top it all off – who really knows a good real estate lawyer?

The Trusted Regina team is proud to bring you a partner that can help! Welcome Robert MacKay, Regina’s #1 Home Lawyer to Regina’s directory of excellence!

In this article Robert explains why you have to report the sale of you principle residence to CRA. 

Reporting the sale of a principal residence was unnecessary before 2016, the year the federal government announced a series of steps designed to slow the housing market down and close housing-related tax loopholes. Some people used the previous lack of scrutiny of gains from the sale of a home to their advantage, including investors flipping homes, and others who owned both a cottage and a house and weren’t conscientious about declaring which was a principal residence.

CRA says that if you forget to report the sale of a principal residence, you’ll need to amend your tax return for that year as soon as possible. Late reporting may be accepted in some cases, but it’s possible you’ll have to pay a penalty equal to the lesser of $8,000 or $100 for each complete month you’re late in reporting.

In most cases, you won't pay tax on the money you make from selling your home if it was your principal residence every year since you bought it.

If you sold property in 2017 or after that was, at any time, your principal residence, you must report the sale on Schedule 3, Capital Gains (or Losses) corresponding with the tax year and Form T2091(IND), Designation of a Property as a Principal Residence by an Individual (Other Than a Personal Trust). 

According to CRA here is why you must report the sale.

For the sale of a principal residence in 2016 and subsequent years, we will only allow the principal residence exemption if you report the disposition and designation of your principal residence on your income tax return. If you forget to make this designation in the year of the disposition, it is very important to ask us to amend your income tax return for that year. Under proposed changes, we will be able to accept a late designation in certain circumstances, but a penalty may apply.


For more information check out this article from Tim Cestnick with the Globe and Mail

Once you have committed to either buying or selling your property, simply tell your realtor and lender, as applicable, that Robert MacKay will be representing you and to forward the appropriate instructions to MacKay & McLean, attention "Robert MacKay". 

Robert MacKay is your Trusted Regina Real Estate Lawyer   


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