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Brett Wilson: Finding Balance

One of Canada’s top investment bankers, a co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp., and currently chairman of Canoe Financial and Prairie Merchant Corporation, Brett Wilson wears many titles and hats: philanthropist, television star and,…

Legionnaires’ disease: Controlling the hazard

Legionnaires’ disease - Not everyone who is exposed to the legionella bacteria will develop legionnaires’ disease, but every case of legionnaires’ disease is the result of exposure to the bacteria, and in almost every recorded case of…

Mike Rowe: Live, without a net

By Adam Freill Asking Mike Rowe to describe his occupation is an interesting task. As the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Network and Discovery Canada, he’s tried his hand at more than 300 careers, and boy have his hands gotten dirty.…

HVAC – Rethinking duct design practices

HVAC - With recent changes to the CSA F280 Standard – Determining the Required Capacity of Residential Space Heating and Cooling Appliances, we are going to see the use of smaller furnaces and air conditioners in homes, and the rethinking…

The benefits of recovering water

By Chris Thomson Reusing water is good for the environment and reduces the burden on municipal infrastructure. Reduction in fresh water demand and the load on municipal treatment systems are important benefits. For the property owner,…

New boiler legislation now in effect

By Carol Fey As of September 1, national legislation went into effect requiring that all new boilers have energy saving controls. The purpose, of course, is to reduce energy usage. Fortunately, with these controls a boiler can indeed use…

Geothermal: Exploring renewed frontiers

By Denise Deveau Most contractors will tell you that taking on a job midstream isn’t an ideal way to make a living. But the fact that a building was halfway through construction didn’t faze Walter Lehmann and his team at Frontier…
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