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Imagine this scenario...
You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later, you hear a
strange rumbling sound. It’s the furnace. It’s only a year old, yet it’s
sputtering like it’s twenty. You realize you’ll have to call in an HVAC
contractor to get it fixed.
You’re thinking, “Ouch! This is going to be expensive.”
Well, maybe not. You see, since that furnace is relatively new, it might be
covered by its original warranty — even for you, the new owner.
But a warranty is useless if you don’t know it exists.
Recent studies suggest that upwards of 50% of people pay to get items
fixed that were actually covered by a warranty. So, when purchasing a new
home, be sure to ask this simple question: “What warranties do you have for
items, materials or workmanship in this house?”
Warranties are common on new stoves, fridges, washers, dryers and other
big ticket appliances. Some such warranties are transferrable, which means
they are still in force when the items pass from one owner to another.
Even less expensive items, such as electronic thermostats and automatic
garage door openers, may be covered by a transferrable manufacturer’s
warranty.
If the home you’re purchasing is relatively new (say, less than 10 years old),
the builder’s warranty may also still be in force. That can be handy if a
structural problem arises.
Even recent renovations, may have come with a labour and/or installation
warranty of some kind.
As you can see, warranties are everywhere! The more you’re aware of
them, the more you’ll save when something needs repair or replacement.

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We just listed a new property located at 1640 Simpson Avenue in Kelowna.
CENTRALLY LOCATED SPRINGVALLEY HOME WITH A 2 BEDROOM SUITE ON A HUGE .27 ACRE LOT! The Upper Floor of the Home has a Beautiful Kitchen including Shaker Cabinets, Built in Appliances and lots of Cupboard Space. Off the Kitchen is a large Deck that can be easily transformed into either an Enclosed Deck or Open-Air Deckand is a great space to sit and enjoy the views of the MASSIVE YARD! There are 2 Bedrooms on the Main Floor and the Master Bedroom has a Walk-In Closet + a 3 PCE Ensuite. The Living Room is very spacious and faces South letting in tons of Natural Light. There is a GAS FIREPLACE both up and down within the home. The Lower Level of Home has a 2 Bedroom Suite with its own entrance and the Suite is VERY BRIGHT and inviting for anyone to call home!! The Home also includes a large Double Carport, RV Parking + Additional Parking!! The Backyard of the home is absolutely amazing providing tons of Greenspace, Deck Space, Privacy and beautiful Mature Landscape. The location of the home is stellarclose to Schools, Transit, and the Mission Greenway. This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 2097 Bowron Street in Kelowna.
Beautiful Family Home on DILWORTH MOUNTAIN!! This Home sits on a Large .22 Acre Lot and includes RV PARKING! The Main Floor of the Home has 3 Bedrooms Up, a large open Living Room + Family Room that flow seamlessly into the Kitchen. The Kitchen has a very functional layoutgreat for entertaining and chefing up meals! The Kitchen features Stainless Steel Appliances, Shaker Cabinets and a Gas Range. There is Deck Space at both the Front and Back of the Home!! The Front Deck of the Home is Perfect for taking in the Beautiful Mountain & Valley Views of Glenmore. The Fenced Backyard of the Home is extremely PRIVATE offering Gleaming Stamped Concrete Decks, Beautiful Rock Walls, Concrete Curbing and Lush Green Space! The Lower Level of the Home includes a Wet Bar + Media Room, Gym, Den and another Bedroom!! This Home could also be SUITED if desired! Bowron Street is a wonderful place to call home, Family Friendly and steps to Dilworth Mt. Park. If you are looking to live in one of the most DESIRABLE-CENTRAL Spots in Kelownalook no further!! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact ROB DION (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is raising its target for the overnight rate by 25 basis points to 1 per cent. In the press release accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that recent economic data have been stronger than expected but growth is forecast to moderate in the second half of the year.  On inflation, the Bank cited some excess capacity and temporary price shocks as factors keeping inflation below its 2 per cent target. Importantly, the Bank mentioned it will be paying particular attention to the evolution of the economy's potential growth rate (meaning the economy's estimated long-run growth rate) as well as to labour market conditions and the economy's sensitivity to higher interest rates. 

The Bank has now removed the stimulus it injected into the Canadian economy in 2015 to offset the impact of falling oil prices. With the economy expanding at a 3.5 per cent rate over the past year, that stimulus is clearly no longer required. The Bank seems to be more concerned about the potential for higher future inflation due to an over-heated economy than on the actual very low inflation observed in recent months. That leaves the door open for further rate increases should economic growth remain robust.  

 

“Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.”

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Some people don’t give hallways much thought when painting and
decorating. Instead, they focus on rooms.
The fact is, a great looking hallway can have the same, if not more, impact
than the most eye-catching family room or bedroom, especially when you
need to go through the hallway to get there!
Here are some painting tips that can bring a dull hallway to life:
• Paint the hallway the reverse of the rooms around it. If the rooms are
dark, use light colours in the hall. If the rooms feature simple colours,
consider being more dramatic in your choice of hallway paint.
• In a longer hallway, using two shades of the same colour on
perpendicular walls can make the space seem less tunnel-like. (The
darker shade goes on the shorter walls.)
• Darker colours can work well if the space is well-lit and there are few,
if any, shadows cast.
• If you decide to paint the halls white, select an off-white or eggshell
white. Avoid stark white as it will reflect light in a way that’s
unpleasant.
One more tip: Pictures can go a long way in making a hallway look inviting,
regardless of the wall colour.
Good luck with the painting!

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We just SOLD a property located at 1 1811 Ambrosi Road in Kelowna.
END UNIT TOWNHOME IN THE DWELL! This END UNIT is Big, Beautiful, & Bright - with plenty of windows to let in all the Okanagan Sunshine and features Open Concept Living including a funky kitchen with Stainless Appliances & a sit up bar to watch the cook as he chefs up dinner! The second floor has 2 large Bedrooms 1 Bedroom has its own Ensuite and the other Bedroom has its own Private Deck! Now its time to start living the Okanagan Lifestyle as you head upstairs to the ROOFTOP PATIO that is approximately 480SQ.FT!! The Patio has tons of space for all yours friends while barbecuing and sipping on your favorite drink this will definitely be the place to be in the Summer! This Property also has a TANDEM ATTACHED GARAGE that provides plenty of opportunities for storage, a spot for a gym, studio...possibilities are endless. The development is centrally located - within walking distance to Orchard Park Mall & most amenities!! This Townhome is the perfect place to call home or would make for a GREAT INVESTMENT!! PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just SOLD a property located at 3339 Bothe Road in Kelowna.
ATTENTION INVESTORS!! This updated 5 bed, 2 bath home includes a 2 BED LEGAL SUITE! Features include; 3 beds up, updated kitchens, new SS appliances, new counter tops/backslash, new furnace & A/C, new decks, new flooring, and fresh paint!! There is also plenty of parking for guests or RV's. The location is great - minutes to Lower Mission amenities, Okanagan College and schools! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just listed a new property located at 4038 Pritchard Drive in West Kelowna.
Beautiful 2 Bed, 2 Bath + Den & Loft Unit in the Desirable Barona Beach Development! There are Amazing UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Lake from both levels. The Main Floor features a Bright Kitchen that includes Granite Countertops, Expresso Shaker Cabinets and Hardwood Floors. The Main Floor also has a Den + Bathroom and a very warm and inviting Living Room. The Upper Floor of the Home has 2 Bedrooms each with their own Bathrooms + a Loft. The Master Bedroom is very spacious in size, has a SPA LIKE ENSUITE and its own Private Deck giving you another place to enjoy the Spectacular Views! Barona Beach is located in the Heart of Wine Country and just minutes to golf, shopping and restaurants!
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We just SOLD a property located at Lot 34 Commonage Road in Lake Country.
PRIVATE ACREAGE WITH STUNNING LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS!! This 9.74 acre gently sloping lot in Carrs Landing would be perfect to build your dream home!! If you are looking for total peace & quiet and to get away from all the hustle & bustle - this is for you! The area has a country feel, but is within 15 minutes to amenities & 10 minutes to the Predator Ridge Golf Resort! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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Please visit our Open House at 1077 Henderson Drive in Kelowna.
Open House on Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
**OPENHOUSE SUNDAY AUGUST 6TH 1:30-3:30** BLACK MOUNTAIN SHOW STOPPER - this Amazing Home has a WOW factor as soon as you walk thru the Front Door!! The Home is loaded with all the extras and the finishings are superb! This Main Floor of this Rykon Built Home features, Dual Shading Blinds, Maple Hardwood Floors and an incredible Kitchen with SS Appliances, Granite Counter Tops and a Large Granite Island. There are 2 Bedrooms on the Main Floor including the Master Bedroom that is very generous in size and has a Spa Like Ensuite! The Laundry is also located on the Main Floor making life a breeze! The Lower Level of the Home has a Custom Wet Bar and a Large Media/ Family Room making for a perfect spot for entertaining or just relaxing with family and friends. There is also another Bedroom & Bathroom on the Lower Floor. This Home has an OVERSIZED GARAGE providing lots of room for all your vehicles + a work shop area and has a 220-Power Plug-In. The Flat Backyard of the Home is Fully Landscaped including a Small Vegetable Garden & a Covered Deck with a Gas Barbecue Hook-Up. There is another Large Wrap Around Deck at the Front of the Home being the perfect place to relax and take in all the Beautiful Mountain & Valley Views. This home has Geo-Thermal Heating & Cooling and has been fully paid out! Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255!
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We just listed a new property located at 1 1811 Ambrosi Road in Kelowna.
***OPENHOUSE SUNDAY AUGUST 6TH 11:00-1:00*** END UNIT TOWNHOME IN THE DWELL! This END UNIT is Big, Beautiful, & Bright - with plenty of windows to let in all the Okanagan Sunshine and features Open Concept Living including a funky kitchen with Stainless Appliances & a sit up bar to watch the cook as he chefs up dinner! The second floor has 2 large Bedrooms 1 Bedroom has its own Ensuite and the other Bedroom has its own Private Deck! Now its time to start living the Okanagan Lifestyle as you head upstairs to the ROOFTOP PATIO that is approximately 480SQ.FT!! The Patio has tons of space for all yours friends while barbecuing and sipping on your favorite drink this will definitely be the place to be in the Summer! This Property also has a TANDEM ATTACHED GARAGE that provides plenty of opportunities for storage, a spot for a gym, studio...possibilities are endless. The development is centrally located - within walking distance to Orchard Park Mall & most amenities!! This Townhome is the perfect place to call home or would make for a GREAT INVESTMENT!! PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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Please visit our Open House at 1 1811 Ambrosi Road in Kelowna.
Open House on Sunday, August 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
***OPENHOUSE SUNDAY AUGUST 6TH 11:00-1:00*** END UNIT TOWNHOME IN THE DWELL! This END UNIT is Big, Beautiful, & Bright - with plenty of windows to let in all the Okanagan Sunshine and features Open Concept Living including a funky kitchen with Stainless Appliances & a sit up bar to watch the cook as he chefs up dinner! The second floor has 2 large Bedrooms 1 Bedroom has its own Ensuite and the other Bedroom has its own Private Deck! Now its time to start living the Okanagan Lifestyle as you head upstairs to the ROOFTOP PATIO that is approximately 480SQ.FT!! The Patio has tons of space for all yours friends while barbecuing and sipping on your favorite drink this will definitely be the place to be in the Summer! This Property also has a TANDEM ATTACHED GARAGE that provides plenty of opportunities for storage, a spot for a gym, studio...possibilities are endless. The development is centrally located - within walking distance to Orchard Park Mall & most amenities!! This Townhome is the perfect place to call home or would make for a GREAT INVESTMENT!! PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just listed a new property located at 1095 Clement Avenue in Kelowna.
***OPENHOUSE SUNDAY JULY 30TH 12:00-2:00***Downtown Charmer in the heart of all the action!! This Property is an excellent place to call home it has 2 Beds + 1 Bath, a 2-sided Gas Fireplace and lots of Windows for natural light! The property also has a DETACHED STUDIO which is awesome for generating EXTRA INCOME + a Garage for all your storage needs. The property sits on a large .17-acre lot that also has lane access, lending itself to potentially building a carriage home. Current Zoning is RU6 and the Future Zoning is MRM (Medium Density). This is an excellent buy for someone looking to find a place to call home with tons of potential for redevelopment in the Future. The Clement area is actively being redeveloped and will offer a wonderful lifestyle for anyone wanting to live in the downtown core!! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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Please visit our Open House at 1095 Clement Avenue in Kelowna.
Open House on Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
***OPENHOUSE SUNDAY JULY 30TH 12:00-2:00***Downtown Charmer in the heart of all the action!! This Property is an excellent place to call home it has 2 Beds + 1 Bath, a 2-sided Gas Fireplace and lots of Windows for natural light! The property also has a DETACHED STUDIO which is awesome for generating EXTRA INCOME + a Garage for all your storage needs. The property sits on a large .17-acre lot that also has lane access, lending itself to potentially building a carriage home. Current Zoning is RU6 and the Future Zoning is MRM (Medium Density). This is an excellent buy for someone looking to find a place to call home with tons of potential for redevelopment in the Future. The Clement area is actively being redeveloped and will offer a wonderful lifestyle for anyone wanting to live in the downtown core!! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 3339 Bothe Road in Kelowna.
ATTENTION INVESTORS!! This updated 5 bed, 2 bath home includes a 2 BED LEGAL SUITE! Features include; 3 beds up, updated kitchens, new SS appliances, new counter tops/backslash, new furnace & A/C, new decks, new flooring, and fresh paint!! There is also plenty of parking for guests or RV's. The location is great - minutes to Lower Mission amenities, Okanagan College and schools! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just listed a new property located at 1077 Henderson Drive in Kelowna.
BLACK MOUNTAIN SHOW STOPPER - this Amazing Home has a WOW factor as soon as you walk thru the Front Door!! The Home is loaded with all the extras and the finishings are superb! This Main Floor of this Rykon Built Home features, Dual Shading Blinds, Maple Hardwood Floors and an incredible Kitchen with SS Appliances, Granite Counter Tops and a Large Granite Island. There are 2 Bedrooms on the Main Floor including the Master Bedroom that is very generous in size and has a Spa Like Ensuite! The Laundry is also located on the Main Floor making life a breeze! The Lower Level of the Home has a Custom Wet Bar and a Large Media/ Family Room making for a perfect spot for entertaining or just relaxing with family and friends. There is also another Bedroom & Bathroom on the Lower Floor. This Home has an OVERSIZED GARAGE providing lots of room for all your vehicles + a work shop area and has a 220-Power Plug-In. The Flat Backyard of the Home is Fully Landscaped including a Small Vegetable Garden & a Covered Deck with a Gas Barbecue Hook-Up. There is another Large Wrap Around Deck at the Front of the Home being the perfect place to relax and take in all the Beautiful Mountain & Valley Views. This home has Geo-Thermal Heating & Cooling and has been fully paid out! Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 616 Peridot Place in Kelowna.
SPECTACULAR CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME WITH AMAZING LAKE, CITY & VINEYARD VIEWS!! Absolutely no details were spared with this 4 bed, 5 bath home. The main floor features a den/office, master bedroom with spa-like 5 piece ensuite and an open concept great room with vaulted ceiling, a custom rock fireplace & huge windows to take in the VIEWS!!. The stunning kitchen features a huge island, quartz counter tops & trayed ceilings. Upstairs has 2 good sized bedrooms - one with a private deck and the other with a cozy loft area! Downstairs features stamped concrete flooring, a games room, den & a HUGE MEDIA ROOM under the suspended slab!! There is also a recently finished LUXURY 1 BED LEGAL SUITE WITH SOARING CEILINGS AND LAKE VIEWS!! The private yard is beautifully landscaped & has lots of room for a pool!! This home has it all - GREAT CURB APPEAL, NICE STREET WITH EXECUTIVE HOMES, HIGH END FINISHING'S & 180 DEGREE VIEWS OF THE LAKE & CITY!! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just listed a new property located at Lot 34 Commonage Road in Lake Country.
PRIVATE ACREAGE WITH STUNNING LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS!! This 9.74 acre gently sloping lot in Carrs Landing would be perfect to build your dream home!! If you are looking for total peace & quiet and to get away from all the hustle & bustle - this is for you! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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Imagine there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday, but, every
time you drive through, you rarely, if ever, see a For Sale sign. It’s as if
homes get gobbled up by buyers the moment they get listed.
It’s true, properties do tend to sell quickly in desirable, in-demand
neighbourhoods. Does that mean you’re destined to either hope for a lucky
break or miss out on ever living there?
Fortunately, no. There are practical things you can do to increase your
chances of getting into that neighbourhood.
Your first step is to find out the kind of new home you can afford. You want
to get your financial ducks in a row so when a listing does come up in the
area, you’re able to respond quickly. Find out the average price range of
homes in the neighbourhood. Then, if necessary, talk to your lender or
mortgage broker.
The second step is to get your current property ready for sale. You don’t
necessary need to list it now, but you want to be in a position to do so
quickly, if necessary. You may need to clean up and declutter, get repairs
done, and spruce up your home in other ways.
The third step is to talk to us.
You see, listings in popular neighbourhoods often move fast. By the time
you see them advertised on the internet, they may be gone. I can closely
monitor listings in that area for you, so the moment one comes up that
meets your criteria, you can be alerted. This greatly increases your chances
of getting that home.
So if there is a dream neighbourhood you’d love to get into, give us a call!!!

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We just SOLD a property located at 3248 Corral Court in West Kelowna.
The Perfect Family Home in Glenrosa!! This home is located on a CUL DE SAC and is a 5-minute walk to Helen Gorman Elementary! The home sits on a HUGE .44-Acre Lot and has tons of parking for additional vehicles as well as a large RV. The main floor of the home has been beautifully UPDATED including the Kitchen, Bathrooms, Lighting Fixtures, Floors + has 3 Bedrooms upperfect for a growing family! The views and natural light of the home are endless! The lower level of the home has a Family Room, Laundry Room, Bedroom, Den + ample amounts of Storage! The lower level of the home could also be SUITED if desired! The back yard is an ABSOLUTE OASIS - Huge Patio Area, Extremely Private, Lush Green Lawns, and a Beautifully Crafted Pergola for all the Backyard Barbecues (there is even a gas hook up). On the North Side of the home is a dedicated green space (Stonegate Park) which makes for a great shortcut to the Elementary School. The home also has many other updates: High Efficiency Furnace, Newer HWT, Wired For a Hot Tub, U/G Sprinklers, and Hunter Douglas Blinds on the main floor. This home has been extremely well cared for and is the perfect set up for any growing family! Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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ROB DION, BBA
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Cell: 1 (250) 575-5255
robdion@royallepage.ca

The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team

ROYAL LaPAGE - KELOWNA

LEE IVANS, BBA
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Cell: 1 (250) 575-5455 leeivans@royallepage.ca
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