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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is this the answer to Ontario’s wind power problem?

We humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for centuries, powering sailing ships, turning mill wheels, and nowadays generating electricity. Despite the relatively benign technology involved, however, wind energy has opponents. Some people claim the “noise” of the turning turbine blades gives them headaches and nausea, among other ill effects. So it could… Continue Reading

Are you ready for Happy Modern?

Are you ready for Happy Modern?

Timothy Sue removable wallpaper; Coconino Red Sun. Wallpaper is one way to create a Happy Modern look in your home. It’s a style that emphasizes colour, whimsy and a sense of fun. Take the somewhat austere, pared down, sleek look of the modern style, with its uncluttered, unornamented, rather drab-hued look, and its penchant for open… Continue Reading

Canadian investors still # 1, but interest in US real estate cools as prices rise

Canadian investors still # 1, but interest in US real estate cools as prices rise

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner bought this Silicon Valley “home” for $100 million. It was later appraised at half that value. Canadians don’t make the headlines, but buy more US real estate than any other foreign group. Canada may be making a poor showing at the London Olympics, but there’s one international activity where we are… Continue Reading

Tridel–school board partnership a model for solving overcrowding problems?

Tridel–school board partnership a model for solving overcrowding problems?

New North Toronto Collegiate with its LEED certified green roof and full playing field were built by Tridel in a deal with the school board that gave the developer land for its twin condo towers, The Republic, flanking the school. Could more arrangements like this help solve school overcrowding in the city? As reported by CBC… Continue Reading

Before you wash lettuce in the kitchen sink (not recommended), sanitize.

Before you wash lettuce in the kitchen sink (not recommended), sanitize.

Cristadur granite sink, single bowl with drainer board, Sink has antibacterial protection built in, as well as non-porous surface that won’t trap bacteria. Control the microbes in your kitchen sink Unexpectedly, the kitchen can be one of the dirtiest places in the home—and according to a WebMD study, areas in the kitchen sink that trap… Continue Reading

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