Parkade Cleaning: April 14th, 2020

Please be advised that the parkade will be cleaned on:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

9:00 am–5:00 pm

All vehicles & any stored items must be removed from the parkade during this time.  Any additional cleaning charges incurred as a result of vehicles not being moved will be charged back to the owner.

The Condominium Corporation, Contractor nor Condeau Management will be responsible for any damages done to vehicles or any personal belongings left in the parking areas during the cleaning.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation in this matter.

Window Cleaning – April 13 , 2020



April 13 , 2020

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please ensure all windows are closed and that any screens are removed in this area to assist the window cleaners.

The Condominium Corporation, Condeau Management nor the Contractor will be responsible for any damage done to items left on the balconies or if windows are not closed.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation in this matter.

NOTE:  If it rains, the cleaning will be re-scheduled.


Message from Valiant Solutions on their COVID-19 response protocol: Given our line of work, social distancing is already a part of the work we do. Working outdoors, typically keeping significant distance between employees and the residents and clients we serve. That said, we are continuing to remain diligent to respect all of the Health and Government officials recommendations on how to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

More about COVID-19 for Huntsman residents 


COVID-19 & Our Community

With most of the city and province on lock down and extensive pressure put on the importance of social distancing to help flatten the curve, these are some efforts you can do to help protect yourself and your neighbours. Please be mindful that we are all in this together and that while we want to reduce the possibility of any possible spread, we are all part of the Huntsman community which has both young and elderly people; it is vital for all of us to do our part for the safety of everyone.

Cleaning measures have already been adapted

Please note that the Huntsman cleaning staff have been actively taking additional measures for some time now. They include additional sanitation of frequently contacted surfaces with disinfectant as well as frequent hand washing and the use of gloves by our staff to protect themselves. We are doing our best to stay on top of this on the days we are on site cleaning.

What you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect your neighbours

  • Wash your hands any time you leave your unit (even if it’s to take your garbage to the drop) – when washing, soap and lather for at least 30 seconds; more info on effective hand-washing protocol
  • Soap & water has proven to be more effective than hand sanitizes – click for info on how soap kills the virus
  • Avoid touching your face as mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) are how the virus enters your body
  • Always cough into your elbow to catch the spray and help prevent the spread of airborne droplets
  • Take an active role in also keeping the Huntsman common spaces clean—take a sanitization wipe with you and wipe the elevator buttons and/or door handles if you’re leaving the building
  • Maintain at least a 6-foot safe distance from other residents as much as possible
  • Reach out to neighbours or people and offer what you can – while also maintaining a safe social distance

COVID-19 Links & Resources

Composting Rules

Acceptable and unacceptable materials are clearly identified on the bins, but above is an image of the items that can/cannot be composted.

Generally things you can compost: Plant material (fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc), Dairy (but not the plastic containers), baked and dry goods (pasta, bread, rice, etc), soiled paper goods (pizza boxes, tissue paper, uncoated takeout containers), meat (cooked and raw, chicken, fish, beef, bones, etc)

Things you CANNOT compost: pet poop (this includes cat litter), plastics, metal (including tin foil), polystyrene/styrofoam, glass.

Using waste bags for your organics is not required but if you are using a bag it must be a compostable bag.  Bags that are labled as ‘biodegradable’ are probably not compostable.

The bins will be emptied with fresh inserts installed on a weekly basis.

Parkade Cleaning – Rescheduled (Now Thurs April 19)

Parkade Cleaning has been rescheduled due to weather conditions

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Between 9:00am to 5:00 pm

All vehicles & any stored items must be removed from parking stalls during that time.  Any additional cleaning charges incurred as a result of vehicles not being moved will be charged back to the owner.

Neither the Condominium Corporation, The Contractor nor Condeau Management will be responsible for any damages done to vehicles or any personal belongings left in the parking areas during the cleaning.


Reminder: Garbage Chutes

Last night (Oct 5), the janitors were called for an ’emergency’ unblocking of the garbage chute. Someone had dropped a large plastic bucket down the garbage drop which blocked the exit. It took the janitors 3 hours to unblock the garbage because they had to go to each floor and remove garbage piled up since Tuesday.

As a reminder: the garbage chutes are not to be used for anything other than garbage that is bagged and securely tied in a ‘Safeway-style grocery bag’.

That means no pizza boxes, no planters, no buckets, no brooms, no large garbage bags, and definitely no unbagged garbage materials should ever be put down the garbage chute.

Please review the list of Huntsman rules and beware: any residents found to be violating these rules will be fined, and may be held accountable for any costs associated with the resolution of the issue.

There are garbage bins located on the lower parkade, where you can place large items in the bins, as well as a place to deposit any recycling. While it may be inconvenient to walk items like this downstairs the consequences of attempting to shove them down the garbage chute will ultimately cause major inconvenience for everyone else.

Please be thoughtful about the use of the garbage chute.

Cleaning Up After Your Pet is Your Responsiblity

Early Friday evening (Sept 22, 2017) dog poop was reported on the floor of the small elevator…apparently left there by a resident pet owner. A Board member was required to clean this up.

The lack of respect this demonstrates for other residents in the building is intolerable.

Pet ownership is a privilege not a right.

The rules regarding pet ownership are absolutely clear and picking up after your dog and properly disposing of pet litter is top of the list.

Be assured that any pet owner found to be in breach of pet ownership rules will be sanctioned to the fullest extent provided by our by-laws up to and including withdrawal of pet approval.

Cleaning of Sanitary Risers (Water-Out Lines)

The Board has recently made arrangements with a contractor, Flopros Drain Services Inc. (“Flopros”), to have the vertical sanitary risers in the building thoroughly cleaned and hydro flushed.

The work is scheduled to be undertaken next weekend over two days: Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2017 and will commence at 9:30am on each day.

In order to ensure a proper cleaning Flopros will need access to certain units during these days for a period of approximately 15-30 minutes for each unit.


The revised list of
affected units are:

Saturday, Sept 30:
203, 204, 206,
403, 404, 405, 406,
603, 604, 605, 606,
903, 904, 905, 906
1203, 1204,  1205, 1206.

Sunday, Oct. 1:
201, 202,
401, 402,
601, 602,
901, 902
1201, 1202.


Residents of all the affected units listed above will be required to provide access to their units as scheduled above.

If a resident is unable to attend on the scheduled day they must make arrangements to provide a key to their unit in advance. Please contact Gisele, building manager and arrangements will be made to collect a key.

Consider this notice pursuant to By-law 3, if a resident is not home at the time Flopros need access and a key has not been provided in advance, access will be gained by using a locksmith, the cost of such locksmith to be borne by the owner of the affected unit.

This work is necessary to ensure properly free-flowing stacks throughout the building. Be aware all unit-specific plumbing (which connect to the vertical risers) are the responsibility of the unit owners.

We trust that with this advance notice will ensure the project will run smoothly.

Huntsman Elevators

The Board is aware of the ongoing performance issues with the building elevators.  This and previous boards have been telegraphing for some time that our elevators are in need of an overhaul.

As reported at the recent AGM in May, an elevator consultant has been retained to help us assess how to move forward. Since then, the Board has met with the consultant and approved a bid document for the complete modernization of both elevators. The consultant is currently in the process of inviting a number of contractors to bid on the project.

Broadly speaking the earliest that such a project could get underway is next April or May 2018. There is a long lead time required for equipment orders and once the project begins it will take approximately six months to complete. So this will require a lot of patience on the part of all of us.

We will endeavor to keep everyone informed as progress is made. Current estimates suggest an overall project cost of approximately $500,000.  The Board is considering a number of options as to the best way to fund the project assuming that we decide to proceed.

What do you do if the elevators are down?

Email and inform us of the issue you’re having. We are also residents of the building and are often aware of elevator issues. However, there are times when some (or all) of us are not in the building. The best method to ensure prompt attention is paid to a dysfunctional elevator is to simply let us know. If you email us, please specify which elevator is causing the problem and any other things you notice; that way we can coordinate next steps.

Thanks kindly for your patience as we deal with the existing elevators and move toward new ones in 2018,


The Huntsman Board


Huntsman Access Keys Fully Disabled as of September 20, 2017

As a security measure starting Wednesday, September 20, 2017 you will no longer be able to access the building front doors with the old key.  Please make sure you have received and are using the FOB.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your attention and co-operation in this regard.

If you do not have your FOB, and for related FOB issues, please contact Condeau at 403-531-1586.

Yours Truly,

The Board of Directors, The Huntsman