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Overcoming the Costs of Marijuana Legalization

Canada's move to legalize marijuana on October 17, 2018, will raise more than a few challenges for property owners and managers.
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Going Paperless: How Advanced Technology Tames Paperwork

Advancements in automation, cloud computing, and sophisticated software give stakeholders the tools to streamline tasks and enhance back office functions.
Enbridge

Measure by Measure to Cut Costs and Keep Property Owners Happy

Keeping tenants happy, buildings occupied, and property values high are top priorities for property management firms. In reality, that’s easier said than done – especially
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Mine the Bill

Bitcoin miners' activities are creating massive power demands, which can drive up the cost of everyone's bill in bulk metered properties.
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Retrofitting with Triple-Glazed Windows

Proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code will create opportunity for more energy efficient building products, such as triple-glazed windows.
Enbridge

Taking Energy-Saving Actions for Ontario’s Cap and Trade

In 2017, the province of Ontario advanced its role in the fight against climate change with the launch of its provincial cap and trade program.
B.C. wildfire

Lessons from the Wildfires: Tips for Cleaning Smoke Damage

Since early April 2017, first responders, Canadian agencies, and restoration specialists have been uniting to bring British Columbia back from one of the worst wildfire seasons in the province's history.
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Outdoor Maintenance Projects to Tackle this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to deal with outdoor maintenance projects. Here are some tips from Elite Trade Painting's Mike Benteau on where to start.
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The Business Continuity Plan: Your Post-Disaster Gameplan

In an age when everyone is looking for assurances, having a Business Continuity Plan will bring your clients and employees peace of mind.
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Preparing for the Worst

No one likes to think about disasters, but the reality is they happen. Being prepared and aligning with the right partners can be the difference between a quick response or a long and costly recovery.
suite metering

Suite Metering for Water – Facts, Benefits & Solutions

Water sub-metering is fast becoming a method of choice among Canada's industry stakeholders who wish to reduce their property's impact on the environment.
Fort McMurray

Property Disaster Management at Fort McMurray

Two months after the Fort McMurray wildfires began, they were deemed under control thanks to the efforts of responders, including FirstOnSite Restoration.
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Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents

Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents
spring cleaning

5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Refresh Your Property

Spring has officially arrived! Here are five necessary steps to tackle your spring cleaning to-do list and refresh your property.
crime scene clean-up

Trauma Scene Clean-up

When it comes to trauma and crime scene clean-up, only the professionals can be trusted to connect the many administrative dots with due-diligence, authority and much-needed compassion.
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In the Wake of a Flood

On July 8, 2013, the GTA was hit was with a torrential rainstorm. Flood damage was deemed the province’s most expensive natural disaster by the
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In the Event of an Emergency

Summer can be a tumultuous season, with torrential rain storms creating flash floods and wreaking havoc on buildings. For condominium managers, being prepared for all scenarios is the best way to avoid major damage.