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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Stiffer penalties for driving while drug impaired take effect October 2

Stiffer penalties for driving while drug impaired take effect October 2

As of Sunday, October 2, new penalties will be imposed on drug-impaired drivers in Ontario. These are the new penalties for driving under the influence of drugs: A $180 penalty An immediate licence suspension of three days for the first occurrence, seven days for the second occurrence and thirty days for the third and subsequent… Continue Reading

Internet service providers largely "meet or exceed" advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Internet service providers largely "meet or exceed" advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Canadians, it turns out, are getting pretty much what they pay for from their Internet providers. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released results of a first-ever national broadband study it commissioned last spring. The results confirm that Internet service providers (ISPs) “largely meet or exceed” their advertised download and upload speeds. The… Continue Reading

Internet service providers largely “meet or exceed” advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Internet service providers largely “meet or exceed” advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Canadians, it turns out, are getting pretty much what they pay for from their Internet providers. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released results of a first-ever national broadband study it commissioned last spring. The results confirm that Internet service providers (ISPs) “largely meet or exceed” their advertised download and upload speeds. The… Continue Reading

Seniors intend to spend, not bequeath their wealth to the children

Seniors intend to spend, not bequeath their wealth to the children

For as long as humans have owned property and created families, there has been a strong understanding between parents and children that the property would be passed along from generation to generation. Now there is research from several different sources that indicates that today’s younger adults and their parents may not necessarily be on the… Continue Reading

Preliminary report released on new home warranties in Ontario, final expected this fall

Preliminary report released on new home warranties in Ontario, final expected this fall

Last November, the Ontario government initiated an independent review of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and the Tarion Warranty Corporation that administers it. The Act was passed in 1976 to protect new home buyers, and the not-for-profit Tarion corporation was created and given the responsibility of administering warranties and of regulating builders and… Continue Reading

Canadians prefer to shop locally, but not at any price

Canadians prefer to shop locally, but not at any price

If good intentions were all that counted, small retail businesses in Canada would be in excellent shape. The majority of Canadians (82 per cent) say they understand that by patronising a local business they are making an important contribution to the local economy. Even more (88 per cent) understand that local businesses contribute to the… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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