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25 Feb, 2009

Canada’s Budget Implementation: Bill C-10

Posted by: Skylar In: news

Everyone’s heard about the conservative’s own “stimulus package”.  Heck, I’m pretty excited about it myself.  Being a person working primarily in municipal engineering, I’d say it’s good news for my future job security.  But there have been some people raising a fuss about this new budget bill.  And believe it or not, most of them [...]

05 Nov, 2008

Is Toronto Secretly an Eco-Friendly City?

Posted by: Skylar In: news

According to a recent article from, Toronto ranks in as number two in their list of “Under-the-Radar Cities Worth a Visit”.  I just drove/walked through various spots throughout Toronto this past weekend, and let’s just say it doesn’t give off that “eco-friendly” vibe while simply touring around. Nonetheless, there is some merit to what [...]

10 Oct, 2008

Straw Bale Homes in Ontario

Posted by: Skylar In: buildings

Here in Ontario, there’s been a bit of a buzz forming around straw bale homes.  Yes, that’s right – homes that are built out of straw.  However, unlike in the fairy-tale stories where straw houses blow away, these homes are built to last, and built to be very eco-friendly. According to a recent article from [...]

09 Sep, 2008

Region of Waterloo to Ban Bottled Water

Posted by: Skylar In: water

According to the Record: Waterloo regional council voted 13-0 today to ban bottled water from regional buildings and events, in a bid to promote tap water. In my opinion, it’s a good move.  I’m not a fan of bottled water. Not just because of the environmental impacts, but also because it’s a waste of money. [...]


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