Merry Christmas Cloverdale

Here’s a present for all of our faithful readers. It’s a story entitled, very appropriately, Merry Christmas, by Stephen Leacock (1869–1944), a wonderfully talented Canadian writer.

This short tale was written following the First World War and, while it deals in part with a bleak world worldview, it is ultimately a tale that will warm your heart.

Happy reading.

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Winter Ice Palace

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The Cloverdale Arena is once again hosting the Winter Ice Palace! The arena, from Dec. 21st to Jan. 5th, will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old fashioned frozen pond, that will bring back memories of the good old days. Bring the family out to enjoy this popular event. Admission is $4 per person. Skate and helmet rentals are available. Call 604.502.6410 for info.

 

Clean Furnace Filter=Clean Indoor Air

If your even reading this you may be thinking how boring. And no doubt I’m not going to have you jumping up and down.

The primary function of furnace filters is to keep your indoor air clean.

Riveting stuff here. All of the air that circulates through your heating system flows through the filter at some point.

As the air is forced through the filter, airborne contaminants and particulates such as dust, pollen and mold are captured and retained.

Here is typical furnace with the front panel removed and the filter exposed.
Here is typical furnace with the front panel removed and the filter exposed.

Inexpensive Flat filters, usually the ones that came with the furnace,  are designed to trap larger particles in order to keep the equipment clean, but they aren’t designed to impact your indoor air quality.

So they don’t trap smaller particles, like dust mites, bacteria, pet dander and mold and, at $10 or so, are the cheapest furnace filters.

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