Frequently Asked Questions
Cable TVShaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
GasFortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
HydroB.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
WaterUtility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
Garbage/RecyclingCollection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
TelephoneTelus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.
BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING
When choosing a mover, you should keep an eye out for the following red flags:
The mover does not provide or agree to an on-site inspection of your goods prior to the move and gives an estimate over the phone or via email—sight-unseen. These estimates often sound too good-to-be-true. They usually are.
The moving company requires cash or a large deposit before the move.
The company’s website has no local address and no information about licensing or insurance and they are not a member of a recognized major Canadian Van Line.
The mover claims all goods are covered by their insurance.
Offices and warehouses are in poor condition or nonexistent.
When selecting a mover, be sure to find out how your home and belongings will be protected. Most companies will shrink-wrap your sofa and provide a free blanket wrap service; smaller companies may charge for this service. Make sure you keep an accurate list of all your items, number of boxes, single pieces and odds and ends.
If you require storage, ask the company if they provide warehouse and container storage service. Usually, the larger companies do and this can save you time and money. It’s a good idea to check out the storage facility beforehand.