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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Robot use steadily increasing as technology becomes friendlier

Robot use steadily increasing as technology becomes friendlier

More and more companies around the world are investing in robotics. The automotive industry remains the biggest user of robots, but a group that promotes robotics use, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), says that industrial robots are poised to capture other industrial sectors as well. Investment in automotive-industry robotics increased by 22 per cent… Continue Reading

Housing starts up in November: CMHC

Housing starts up in November: CMHC

The number of housing starts in Canada was up 6.5 per cent in November, reports Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). It was the largest increase in seven months and is mainly the result of increased building in the condo sector. Multiple-unit starts in the country’s urban centres rose 13.6 per cent, while single-family starts… Continue Reading

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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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