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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Many resources available to Canadians this Financial Literacy Month

Many resources available to Canadians this Financial Literacy Month

Canadians are hopelessly ignorant about their own financial matters. Just 10 per cent would describe themselves as “very knowledgeable” about basic financial issues, while 60 per cent feel they don’t know enough to plan for their future. There are plenty of resources available to help people with these matters, but very few seem to avail… Continue Reading

Another GTA real estate lawyer MIA

Another GTA real estate lawyer MIA

Here we go again. With the case of the absconding North York condo developers and their allegedly fraudulent lawyer just fading from the headlines, another case of a real estate lawyer going missing in action with clients’ money cannot be welcome news for the Law Society of Upper Canada. This time, the lawyer’s clients are… Continue Reading

Canadian-designed aerial photography drone a first

Canadian-designed aerial photography drone a first

This sounds like a brilliant example of how things are supposed to go when budding entrepreneurs, public institutions, and crowd funding come together.  It sounds like success. A Toronto robotics company founded by aeronautical and electrical engineers and known as DreamQii, has been working at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. That’s a business “incubator” set up… Continue Reading

Swiss company claims breakthrough in solar panel aesthetics

Swiss company claims breakthrough in solar panel aesthetics

Solar power solves a lot of problems. Solar panels produce electricity without producing pollution, thus helping to mitigate the problem of global warming. Since global warming is projected to cost the world trillions of dollars in the coming decades, anything that helps to abate that problem is a good thing. At the micro level, putting… Continue Reading

Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year a natural green

Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year a natural green

Selecting and announcing a colour of the year is a great marketing tactic and Benjamin Moore, the paint company, has announced its colour for 2015: Guilford Green (HC-116). Announcing in October gives the Moore people several weeks’ lead over Pantone, which usually announces its colour of the year in December (Remember 2014’s “Radiant Orchid”?). The… Continue Reading

Other Popular Stories

Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies suggest 18-34 year olds prefer condo and apartment living for walkability, short commutes and access to amenities — and not because of affordability. Many would choose an even smaller condo, with a higher price-per-square foot, just to have ready access to subway. [1] Access to transit was the number one factor, despite price. Lower…

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living may seem like an impossible task in a condo with limited space. In an ideal world, you would be living in a new or recently upgraded condo, complete with energy-efficient appliances, LED light bulbs, solar panels, and more. For the rest of us in condos, replacing appliances and adding solar panels may be out…

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Reader Question I’m worried because I have a ball python and my neighbour found out and I know she’s not happy. She said she was going to complain to management. I tried not to let anyone know because I know how people think about my pet. People who don’t have snakes don’t understand how great…

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