Fred Stobauer in #309 is a louse. He'll suck your blood. Ask about him at the Employment Standards office of BC. He stole $10K from his staff before locking the doors to open another scumsucking enterprise in the suburbs under an assumed name. This was in 2010 and you can be sure he's still feeding off his staff.
Shaughnessy Lodge Management on 02/17/2012
Since the owners of this Bed Bug Registry are not monitoring the content of issues placed here, the management of 1298 West 10th has to comment on our well loved, well managed and sought after building. The thefts alluded to in postings in the fall of 2011 were devastating for all and were the direct result of a pair of tenants who fell to drug addiction. Even for such undesirables we had to follow the Tenancy Board Guide lines re: eviction. They have been gone for over 4 months. All locks are s
ecure, the bike room has a metal door with a coded lock that we monitor and new tenants are being even more thoroughly screened.
Re: bed bugs, Orkin Pest Control monitor the building and whenever we hear of a complaint they are brought in to test the questioned area and treat it if necessary. It has been well over 18 months since they have had to "treat". The way they test is with a highly trained dog who is sensitive to the bugs.
Worthy of note, August 18th 2011 a bed bug comment was made on this registry, that same week a tenant in our building contacted us as she thought she had bed bugs. Orkin was called and on 19th of August 2011 and attended this tenant's apartment with the highly trained dog. There were NO bed bugs. Her rash was due to something else.
Our Building is clean and we take the maintenance of it very seriously.
UPDATE: I wrote the item below about it being an excellent place to live. I was wrong. I felt this way UNTIL I dealt I had to deal with the management. Bicycles and property have been stolen from the common areas of the building for 3 months straight. They know about it and, so far, have done NOTHING about it. My new statement is that the maintenance staff make the building beautiful and livable. The owners make it unbearable.
Anonymous on 10/26/2011
I can't speak to bed bugs, but I can tell you that 1298 West 10th has a major security problem. Theft in the building is rampant (especially from the locked bike room) and the owners refuse to take any actions to remedy the situation.
One key (easily copied) opens the front door and all common doors, including those leading to storage lockers and the bike room. This system is easily exploited, and rarely a week goes by without someone getting something stolen.
Despite repeated complai
nts, the management has taken no action. So, now you know.
Definitely bed bugs in this building. The owners do show some concern however they get defensive and try to put blame on anything but the "building." Unfortunately these things can happen and can come from anywhere and as much as it sucks it does not matter where the bugs came from it's that they are there. Having this matter dealt with is a constant back and forth between the owners when all you want is results. They do try to take care of it as soon as possible but dealing with th
em is frustrating. And after all the preparation no person wants to continue living there with the possibility of them coming back. I would look elsewhere for 2 reasons. One its a large building and bed bugs spread, after having your house fumigated its only a matter of time until they make their way back to your suite and 2 the owners are impertinent,arrogant and presumptuous.
As of June 15 2011 the Shaugnessey Lodge is still infested with mice and bedbugs. The owners have begun renovating some suites those done RECENTLY seem to have less to no infestation issues but the majority of the apartments, especially those with the older style kitchens and murphy beds have major mice problems, the bed bugs are definitely around in some suites still. We tennents talk, I have personally seen the exterminators. The owners seem annoyed to be bothered with petty concerns such a
s mice and their endless feces, regardless how clean one keeps their suite. I think the previous comment was written by the owners assistant. Denial and Disregard.
There are no bed bugs, no mice, and no rats.
A very well maintained building and an excellent place to live.
Concerned on 04/11/2011
I was looking this last week at an apartment in this building. Has this problem been taken care of. Mice, Rats and bedbugs, that's alot to be concerned about. Thanks
Babette on 06/24/2009
Bedbug infestetion, mice galore. The owners do not care about what happens with the tennents. Shaughnessey Lodge is ran by slum lords. The only No heat in the winter. I have not experienced bed bugs in my suite but the rats and mice are rampent regardless how clean the apartment is. Bed bugs are in several suites and the owners refuse to take steps to rid us tenents of this problem. Looking for a new apartment...Dont move here!