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Dave and Kortney Wilson: Making it in Music City

By Adam Freill There are countless contractors out there moonlighting as musicians and dreaming about a life in the limelight. It may come as no surprise that there are far fewer musicians who have dreamt of trading in their guitars…

Hotel Monville takes to the water for energy savings

By Denise Deveau When your goal is to create a ”new generation” hotel it’s not just about the décor and high-tech bells and whistles. For the recently opened Hotel Monville in Montreal, innovation was something that was considered from…

Fixtures & Finish can say it all

By Denise Deveau The kitchen is seen as an entertainment hub and the community space within the home, whereas the bath has become a bit of a space to escape to so that we can relax and recharge. And while both rooms serve very…

On the track, with Robert Wickens

By Adam Freill He soots, he scores? For most Canadian kids, playing ice hockey is a rite of passage, but a young Wickens found go-karting the fall before he was going to play his first year of Timbit hockey. ”My parents asked me if…

Plumbing: Tackling tankless

By Jason Fleming With a long history of use in Europe and Asia, tankless water heaters have been making significant inroads in North America over the past several years. As more and more plumbers are installing this technology, the…

The right tools can make all the difference

By Mark Parliament If you are not installing air conditioning units, you’re maintaining these machines, which means ensuring that you have the right tools for the tasks you’ll be performing for your customers. Thankfully, tool…

Beyond the plate, with Buck Martinez

By Adam Freill Before he picked up a microphone to become part of the Blue Jays broadcasting crew, catcher Buck Martinez owned a double play that’s not only part of Blue Jays lore; it is still cited as one of the most spectacular…

The year of the heat pump?

By Adam Freill Now that Mother Nature has (hopefully) put away her winter wear, consumers, both commercial and residential, will be thinking about the cooling side of their HVAC matrix. The latest crop of products continues to march…

YUL Condominiums gets innovative with natural gas

By Denise Deveau This past March, one of the largest residential properties in downtown Montreal, YUL Condominiums, gained some additional distinction when it won the Énergir prize for better use of natural gas at the 35th Domus Awards…

At the Rink, with Ron MacLean

By Adam Freill The local rink is a revered space for many Canadians. It’s where we gather to build personal character as we play our national sport as kids, and cheer on our hometown heroes as we get older, and it’s where you’ll find Ron…
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