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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Read the label carefully when buying sunscreen, especially critical wavelength number

Read the label carefully when buying sunscreen, especially critical wavelength number

New regulations from the US FDA will make sunscreen product labels more accurate: watch for the all important critical wavelength value, which must be 320nm or more to qualify as “broad spectrum” protection. Lots of sun in the forecast for this long weekend, and the weather people are saying Canada’s summer will be hotter than… Continue Reading

Bill amendment would allow electronic real estate deals in Ontario

Bill amendment would allow electronic real estate deals in Ontario

Banking and insurance industries already use e-commerce technology. Electronic real estate transactions would be protected by law under proposed amendment to Ontario’s Electronic Commerce Act. Ontario enacted legislation in 2000 under which documents required for some legal purposes could be submitted in electronic format, so long as the electronic document—a PDF, say, sent by email,… Continue Reading

Composting made easy for condo dwellers, with or without worms

Composting made easy for condo dwellers, with or without worms

This smart-looking little apartment-sized composter from Nature Mill gets high marks for performance and style.  With the gardening season well under way, the subject of composting naturally comes up. All gardeners know the value of nutrient-rich compost, and serious backyard gardeners usually keep an active compost pile going. Out go the table scraps, the egg… Continue Reading

Canadian founder of TreeHugger, Graham Hill, is at forefront of smaller living movement

Not everyone thinks that living small is bad. A growing number of urban eco-idealists are seriously re-thinking the space they live in, and one of the most prominent of these is Canadian Graham Hill, the founder of TreeHugger. Hill, an architect by training, is also the inventor and main proponent of LifeEdited, a philosophy of living… Continue Reading

Advice from Canadian Cancer Society about the right sunscreen for you and your kids

Advice from Canadian Cancer Society about the right sunscreen for you and your kids

Whether justified or not, that strangely dark-tanned woman from New Jersey, the one who allegedly had her five-year-old daughter hopping into the tanning beds at her favourite tanning salon, has become the weirdly pathetic poster mom of bad parenting, at least when it comes to UV rays. The Canadian Cancer Society warns us again to… Continue Reading

As Toronto housing market continues to bustle, Canadians look south for additional properties

As Toronto housing market continues to bustle, Canadians look south for additional properties

The presentation centre at Tridel’s One Old Mill. Condos remain the most affordable housing option in Toronto. Once again, sales of real estate in the Toronto market in the first half of May were higher than in the corresponding period one year ago. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reports that 5,142 transactions occurred through… Continue Reading

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What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

  We’ve all been waiting for that first big, warm weekend of the year — Victorial Day. Schools are closed, and many people have extra time off work, and we’re primed and ready to go after all the rain and cool weather this spring. With summer beginning, and a long, celebratory weekend ahead, it is the…

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

The impact of the Ontario Government “Fair Housing” rules is starting to be felt, manifesting in the move of some sellers to list their properties – likely to “beat” the  anticipated moderation of prices. Based on Vancouver’s experience with similar rules, economists aren’t expecting a major cool down, and almost certainly a short one.  …

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

If you have any experience living in condos and apartments, then you know that living in such close proximity to your neighbours means getting to know them on a really personal level, whether you like it or not. You see and hear far more than you anticipated, from rambunctious children and barking dogs to midnight…

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