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The high cost of cheap.

Judge a man by the quality of his questions, rather than by his answers - Voltaire We're living in an age now where quality and service are being valued much less than the "sticker price" of what we buy. We seem ready to ignore the longer-term cost over the full course of ownership, and in our...
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Acton Commercial Unit Sold

Another home sold by Ruth Bowes, Sales Representative, Royal Lepage Royal City.  This commercially zoned 3 unit building has a lovely 2-bedroom apartment upstairs with seperate entrance and a 1 bedroom apartment on the main floor; commercial retail space fronting Main Street, Acton, Ontario....
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Deterring and dealing with ants

First published April 2008, updated March 2010 I love to watch ants go about their business. They perform an important role in the environment - cleaning up dead insects and animals, transporting seeds and aerating the soil. They aren't so adorable when they infest our houses though! Usually we reach for insecticide when ants become a problem;...
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ecoEnergy Grant Program to End

Canadian Federal government annouces end of funding for the ecoENERGY grant program. Sadly, the Federal government has decided to cancel this grant program effective 1st April at 4:00 PM. What this means is that we will not be able to book pre-evaluations for the federal grant program after 4:00 PM 1st of April 2010. If you...
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Energy Audits

Whether you’re thinking of a renovation or just want to seal up that leaky house, consider hiring a qualified energy auditor, licensed under the EcoENERGY retrofit program to help you make informed decisions, and prioritize what improvements will give you the biggest payback. Rebates of up to $10,000 are available on upgrades to your heating...
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