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Here's the archived news and articles on the world of real estate, decorating and renovating your home, condominium, townhouse, and loft apartments.

Winter safety-Canada Post contest

December 18, 2008

Chilling stats and hot tips on winter safety! . There were more than 1,500 injuries to Canada Post delivery personnel in 2007 due to slips, trips or falls. . Ice is actually most slippery when the temperature is 1 or 2 degrees Celsius because a film of water can form on the ice surface.Even when the ambient temperature outside is above freezing, outdoor areas in shade or shadows can have a layer of ice that can catch you by surprise. ...

Travelling to US

August 4, 2008

Canadians still taking financial risk when travelling to US. A new survey by RBC Insurance® and Ipsos Reid suggests that Canadians continue to potentially expose themselves to the high costs of the U.S. healthcare system. The survey reports that 37 per cent of Canadians never purchase travel insurance when vacationing or taking day trips to the United States, a country where medical costs are among the highest in the world. In fact,...


August 4, 2008

Back-to-school dorm room decorating guide Sears Canada helps students transform campus dorms into cool, comfortable and stylish digs. Sears has functional, space-saving and stylish ideas for students to decorate their dorm rooms or apartments on an affordable student budget. Dorm rooms house three functions: sleeping, studying, and socializing. Study and sleep zones require tranquil, non-distracting environments with both ambience and...

Finally, kitchen range hoods that let the environment breathe

February 4, 2008

New Energy Star certified range hoods merge design with high efficiency A range hood is a vital appliance for any kitchen. A quality kitchen ventilation system plays a significant role in the indoor air quality of the home, drawing stale air filled with grease, odors, and moisture out of the room. Apart from improving indoor air quality, a range hood that is vented to the outside can help exhaust heat and odours. But what makes a quality...

Warm up cold rooms

November 6, 2007

How to warm the cold rooms of your home? (NC)-They're the places you often pass but seldom go - the cold rooms in your home. It may be your attic, basement, or a common room such as a family room over the garage. No matter what the space, you can increase your usage of these rooms by warming them up following these simple tips: Use your fireplace A fireplace can warm up a room very quickly, but if you don't have a built-in...

Heading south for a few days?

August 22, 2007

Canadians taking risks when they don't pack travel insurance (NC)-One in Four Canadians don't think they need to purchase travel insurance for trips to the U.S. According to Statistics Canada reports, there has been an increase in Canadians travelling to the U.S. since 2006. But when it comes to short border trips, many travellers never think of insurance. A recent survey by RBC Insurance/Ipsos Reid found only four out of 10...

This summer, kids travel for free on VIA Rail

June 26, 2007

(NC)- Summer is almost here. The school year is winding down and vacations are imminent. People are letting their thought drift to barbecues and beaches. They are also poring over maps as they plot their trips across Canada to enjoy the sun, see new places and visit family and friends. Canadian parents will not have to endure highway traffic jams in cars full of children who are itching to arrive at their vacation destination. They and their...

Patio furniture cleaning tips

June 22, 2007

(NC)-As your lawn and garden reach their peak of colour and vibrancy over the next few weeks, it is certainly no time to put up with dreary patio furniture. With a little attention to it now, each piece can claim its rightful place when brought from winter storage and put back into the light. Lawn, pool, and patio furniture needs to be examined, cleaned thoroughly, and restored if necessary - and since bacteria thrive in summer heat and...

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