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If you lose the combination for your lockbox…

Q: I’ve lost the combination to my “Set-Your-Own” combination lock. Can you tell me what it is?
A:  Resettable combination locks have a combination that is assigned by the owner of the lock. Therefore, Master Lock does not have record of the combination that the owner set. The lock cannot be reset unless it is in the open position. If your lock is attached to something, you will need to call a locksmith for removal. Please note that Master Lock does not reimburse for Locksmith services and/or fees.

Q: Can Master Lock reset my “Set-Your-Own” combination lock and send it back to me?

A:  Unfortunately, your lock is a “set-your-own” combination lock. Once you have set the combination, we cannot reset it for you!
Information obtained from MasterLock website.

Fun facts about the census

It is official! The 2016 Census was the best ever, thanks to the willing participation of Canadians.

While we are all aware of the importance and value of the census data, there are aspects of this enormous Canadian tradition that are perhaps less known to Canadians. Here are two fun facts about the census that you may not know.

1. Has the census always been taken in May?

The 2016 Census took place in May. However, it has not always been the case.

The date of the census has, in fact, changed several times since 1871. In 1911, Census Day was moved from April to June 1. Better weather and road conditions made it easier to deliver census questionnaires.

In 1981, Census Day was changed from a fixed date of June 1 to the first Tuesday in June. This change ensured that people who were moving on the first of the month were counted at their new residence.

In 1996, the date was moved to May. Conducting the census in May ensures that the distribution and mail-back of census questionnaires takes place during the same month. Conducting follow-up in June when residents are still at home also helps to keep costs down and speed up the collection of questionnaires.

2. How were the colours chosen for the 2016 Census questionnaires?

They were chosen because they work well with the scanning equipment that will be used during the processing of the questionnaires.

As for the census package envelopes, yellow was chosen as the colour so that postal workers could easily sort the census envelopes from the rest of the mail. Yellow envelopes had been used for the 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 censuses, and were once again used in 2016.

For more information on the census and the 2016 Census data release schedule, please visit Statistics Canada’s website.

Information Provided by Statistics Canada

The Canadian Real Estate Association News Release

Canadian home sales edge up in September
Ottawa, ON, October 14, 2016

According to statistics1 released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales edged slightly higher in September 2016 compared to August.


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  • Real Estate Council of Alberta wins two international awards
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