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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…

Comfort Success with AC

<br By Gord Cooke Last summer I spent an inordinate amount of time in Florida and South Carolina helping builders and mechanical contractors with high indoor humidity problems. Of course, winter, not summer, is the right time of…

Plumbing Until the Cows Come Home

By Adam Freill Dairy barns use a lot of water. From providing the livestock the hydration they need, to cleaning the milking machines and calf feeders, to flushing dirt and waste, the water demand is considerable. When Nurseland Farms,…

Golden Moments, with Jon Montgomery

By Adam Freill Skyrocketing to stardom thanks to an epic victory walk through Whistler Village after taking skeleton gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Jon Montgomery has gone on to share golden moments with Canadians throughout the world,…

Sprinklers in tight quarters

By Jonathan Lee Bonneville’s Habitant Loggia, a multi-level pre-fabricated condo located in Saint-Lambert, Que., presented Michael Vadnais one of the more unique jobs of his career. Tasked with installing the dry fire suppression system…

10 Tips for Pro Drivers

By Lewis Smith Operating a vehicle requires a high degree of attentiveness, patience and skill. Professionals who drive commercial vans and trucks are among the most skillful on the road. It’s in no small part thanks to the first two…

Bonus: Trethewey, Then and Now

December 8, 2017 In 2007, Mechanical Business kicked off its inaugural edition with one of the most famous plumbers in the world, Richard Trethewey, the resident plumbing and heating expert on This Old House. For our 10th anniversary…
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