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Cannabis Concerns Over Legalization
Published on October 17, 2018

Recreational use of Marijuana legal in Cananada, but there are still concerns. Provinces and municipalities are deciding their own individual laws pertaining to its use and sale.

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Mississauga Condo Bans Cannabis Due to Tenant’s Allergy
Published on October 16, 2018

Applewood Place, a condo board in Mississauga, has banned the smoking and cultivation of cannabis within the building’s units and common spaces after it came to the board’s attention that one resident, Adele Schroder, had a potentially lethal allergy to it. This came after an attempt to pass a rule in April to ban marijuana in the building, but owners had voted it down.

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Oxford County Waste Reduction Week
Published on October 16, 2018

In honor of Canada's Waste Reduction Week, Oxford County is inviting its residents to participate in a week of events and activities to support their goal of becoming a zero waste community by the year 2025. The events will run from October 15th to the 21st, and are focusing on waste reduction education.

 

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How Much Does Your Home Cost to Operate?
Published on October 15, 2018

We realize that it can be a bit daunting trying to figure out how you can reduce expenses in your home. Sometimes it can be beneficial to consider your house as a business, and to take the same actions that a business would to maintain their property’s affordability.

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Condo Boards and the Rush to Legalization
Published on October 15, 2018

Lawyer Robert Noce, a partner of Miller Thomson LLP in Edmonton, is advising Canadian condo boards to quickly establish rules that prevent the smoking or cultivation of pot within the building, before legalization happens on the 17th. 

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$74.7 Million in Federal Investments Going Towards Affordable and Energy Efficient Housing in Ottawa
Published on October 12, 2018

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, announced on September 21st that an investment totaling $74.7 million is being put towards the construction of 243 new rental housing units, aiming to provide middle-class Ottawans with a safe and affordable place to live.

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New Findings Suggest Energy Efficiency Can Address Climate Change
Published on October 11, 2018

Distinguished American energy expert, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Amory Lovins, recently published findings in the paper titled “How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource?”, that he believes indicate that the world’s ability to sustain a rapid increase of energy efficiency every year has been understated, and that decreasing worldwide energy consumption may be even more profitable than had been previously thought. The main reasoning behind his findings is that energy efficiency in a factory, building, or vehicle is often analyzed as its individual parts, and not as a whole.

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The Province’s HRRP Now Offers New Eligibility, New Territories, & New Incentives.

There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do residential renovations or upgrades! The Ontario Government has significantly enhanced the province’s Home Reno Rebate Program. And the bottom line for homeowners - higher rebates! By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Union Gas. Simply put, there are long-term payoffs with an energy efficient home.

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