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Cities are good for mental health and happiness, but only if designed properly

Cities are good for mental health and happiness, but only if designed properly

One of the popular stereotypes of modern life is of the lonely, misunderstood, marginalized and possibly crazy person, living a life of despair and poverty in the big city. Such people do exist. But the city as metaphor for alienation and inhuman living conditions represents only one facet of the very complex set of conditions… Continue Reading

Province announces first of grocery stores to sell wine, beginning Oct 28

Province announces first of grocery stores to sell wine, beginning Oct 28

The province of Ontario has released the names of the first grocery stores that will be allowed to sell wine. The stores were selected through a competitive bidding process held by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The statement from the Ministry of Finance says that the selected stores reflect a mix of independent and… Continue Reading

Canadian homeowners want more storage space, while Hong Kong residents just want space!

Canadian homeowners want more storage space, while Hong Kong residents just want space!

The words “home improvement” are pretty familiar, and one might think that they would mean more or less the same thing to everyone, regardless of what country they lived in, or what kind of home they had. Look a little deeper, though, and it turns out that people have very different ideas about how to… Continue Reading

Ontario named best province for investing by development publication

Ontario named best province for investing by development publication

Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Brad Duguid, must be feeling pretty good today. Site Selection, a high-profile American publication that targets the real estate and  development industry, did a feature on Canadian competitiveness in its latest issue. It named Ontario the best place in Canada to invest. Ontario, it says,  is the top-performing… Continue Reading

New home composter is beautifully designed, odourless, easy to maintain

New home composter is beautifully designed, odourless, easy to maintain

Here’s another attempt to convince urban-dwelling people of the world that they should compost their kitchen waste. This one, called the Biovessel, is from a company based in Taiwan, and it has one big advantage over most of the other composting kits that are available: this one looks good. While most composters designed for city… Continue Reading

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