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Rahul Singh: Innovating to make a difference

By Kerry Turner, Rahul Singh is all about getting maximum benefit to the people who need it when they need it.  While on a restorative trip in 1997, the Toronto paramedic saw first-hand the shortcomings of rescue and aid programs in developing countries. It led Rahul on a journey that ultimately…

Kitchen Trends: Form & Function

Kitchens have always been the centre of family life, especially over the past two years as people found themselves spending more time at home due to pandemic restrictions. Many consumers upped the comfort level, and diverted savings normally spent on outside entertainment to fund dream kitchen…

Who is in control around here?

By Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr You take a few steps backwards, snap a few “glamour” shots and send your piping pics around the globe. It is a common practice these days to share mechanical room piping on the various chat rooms and social media sites. Some incredible piping can be found if you have time to…

What to do with the business – Part III

I never had any intention of getting into the HVAC industry. In fact, I wrote an essay for the final exam in the introductory course in thermodynamics in engineering school on why the professor should pass me. I pointed out that I was never going to be in the business and he certainly wouldn’t want…

Venting challenges persist in the field  

The flush mounted vent on the left tripped a vent-blocked sensor four times in one particularly cold winter in southern Ontario. The neighbour’s goose neck vent did not result in any shutdowns. It was possible the water vapour from the gooseneck vent was exacerbating the frosting...

Feeling Separated?

My first “aha” moment was learning about the point of no pressure changes (PONPC) by reading and re-reading Dan Holohan’s Pumping Away, which is a must read for all hydronic pros and wannabes. Just as that knowledge...

The power of partnerships

Cooperation has been a foundation for many businesses as they navigated the pandemic. In my community, several food businesses used the downturn to come together and explore how each could reduce waste across their business processes by better sharing resources and ideas. The experience led to…

Linwood Barclay: Master of his Genre

It isn’t every author who can count Stephen King among their fans. King has referred to international bestselling author Linwood Barclay as “a master of suspense.” Barclay’s own story is full of twists and turns, and a slow steady build to his becoming one of Canada’s most successful living…
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