Just For Fun
Is our confidence in the Canadian Standards
Association well placed?
Carbon monoxide is an insidious poisonous gas. It is colorless,
odorless, and tasteless. It gives no warning of its presence.
You have less than a minute to escape a fire in a public place ... Could you?
The pesticide debate: To spray or not to spray?
CCA-treated wood:What are your options,
now that wood treated with arsenic is being phased out?
Rely on a well? There is something in the water in
thousands of Canadian homes.
High rise emergency:
Lessons from September 11th
Is your home as secure as you think it is? Does an alarm
system protect you from break-ins?
What you don't know about your fire insurance could
leave you feeling burned.
When dream homes turn into nightmares: buying that new home
has proved to be a terrible experience.
Leaky plastic pipes have caused headaches for homeowners and millions of dollars in lawsuits. Why were the pipes ever approved by the Canadian Standards Association?
TV ads promises fast cash and no monthly payments. For elderly
Canadians whose only asset is their house, it seems a good idea. But a reverse mortgage may cost you a fortune.
Home heating fuel of the future?
Many Canadians are going back to wood. But the installation of a modern wood stove is no longer a do-it-yourself job.
Much Ado About Nothing?
UFFI is still having an impact on real estate market
Not all fire extinguishers are the same !
Reading between the lines of home insurance policies and discovers that in some cases, you use them at your own risk.
What you don't know about your
fire insurance could leave you feeling burned.
A decade after a Nova Scotia engineering company went under,
taxpayers are still footing the bill for faulty joists.