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Electric Vehicles second only to SUVs as “preferred vehicle” — with EVs favoured by urban dwellers and SUVs by suburban residents; minivans unpopular

Electric Vehicles second only to SUVs as “preferred vehicle” — with EVs favoured by urban dwellers and SUVs by suburban residents; minivans unpopular

A recent study conducted by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants revealed that Canadians have their sights on emissions-free vehicles this Christmas. Approximately 18 per cent preferred electric vehicles, as opposed to 11.3 per cent from last year’s survey. The survey is conducted by the automotive consulting firm every four months, and it has a sample size of… Continue Reading

Ontarians charged for ineligible power generator expenses, demand action: over $260 million in costs

Ontarians charged for ineligible power generator expenses, demand action: over $260 million in costs

Ontario residents recently discovered that they had been charged millions for ineligible power generator expenses. A report released by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk revealed that the Independent Electricity System Operator had not implemented changes that could have saved ratepayers $30 million per year, despite repeated recommendations to do so from the Ontario Energy Board.  … Continue Reading

Have your kitchen sinks started the “slow drain” but your own plumbing is clean? The condo kitchen stack may need a clean; residents may need education

Have your kitchen sinks started the “slow drain” but your own plumbing is clean? The condo kitchen stack may need a clean; residents may need education

In Condos, the common elements are a strength. Sharing fitness facilities, plumbing, party rooms, maintenance, recycling management — it’s very efficient. But sometimes, those efficiencies go “down the drain” if residents forget drain guidelines in the kitchen sinks. Food, waste, grease all ends up in the common “kitchen stack” for the condo, building up over… Continue Reading

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