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Mike Holmes, Jr. on the Future of the Trades

By Greg Dalgetty

He may be the son of the most famous tradesperson in Canada, but Mike Holmes, Jr. hadn’t planned on following in his father’s footsteps.

"It’s funny—I never intended to get into the trades," he says. "I think that was mostly because my dad was in the trades and I wanted… Continue Reading


A Tiny Home That’s Simply Radiant

By Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr

I have a hard time sitting still for more than 60 minutes. I’m in my sweet spot when I am building or fixing things, or just generally tinkering.

Certainly, my day job as a trainer for a hydronics and plumbing product manufacturer fulfills my need to be "on the move."… Continue Reading


IAQ and Pets

By Gord Cooke

I have often written about the importance of proper ventilation for the health and safety of occupants – namely, people. But what about our other loved ones – our pets?

When I was a kid, our beloved black Lab, Rocky, lived in a smelly and dusty dwelling called a doghouse. He came indoors… Continue Reading


On the Fly, with Henry Burris

By Greg Dalgetty

Henry Burris is no stranger to performing under pressure. In fact, he excels at it.

The decorated quarterback enjoyed a CFL career that spanned 17 seasons, winning three Grey Cups, two Grey Cup MVPs and two Most Outstanding Player awards along the way. He ranks third all-time in the CFL… Continue Reading


The School of Cool

By Greg Dalgetty

In Canada, there’s only one guarantee in life outside of death and taxes: the changing of the seasons. And yes, despite an almost balmy winter in some parts of the country, the seasons have changed again. With the dog days of summer fast approaching, we now find ourselves entering cooling… Continue Reading