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Climate change risks may affect your home insurance, according to experts in climate adaptation and the Canadian insurance industry. The effects can range from the cost of insurance to whether some... read more
Our homes contribute to climate change, and failing to act, and act now, is a direct threat to us and our descendants, as a new Canadian report shows. We know this, and if you’re reading this and... read more
Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted May 3. The debate about Ottawa’s urban boundary and intensification expanded this week at a joint meeting of the... read more
Window condensation is a common problem in Ottawa homes in winter. And with the recent change in weather, chances are this is something you’re now seeing in your home.Just like an ice-filled... read more
Ottawa is undergoing a massive development boom and it’s not limited to just condos and suburban enclaves. Much of it is happening in neighbourhoods that have roots dating back 100+ years, with... read more
It’s a humble appliance, so you likely never give a second thought to improving your dishwasher’s performance. Turns out, a few simple steps can enhance its operation as well as saving you money... read more
When my parents renovated the basement of my boyhood home, they added a bathroom and it included a bathroom exhaust fan. Even though it was noisy — like all bathroom fans back then — we used... read more