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Quick guide to a great summer garden

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and
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Transform your yard into an outdoor oasis

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

By Randy Ray Peloso Landscaping Inc. of Ottawa turns bland backyards and streetscapes into breathtaking works of art that add curb appeal, increase property value and make outdoor spaces interesting and enjoyable places to spend time with family and friends. Founded in 1991 by Mario Peloso, the seven-employee company offers landscaping design and installation services,
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Energy saving tips for your spring cleaning list

May 11th, 2018 | By

(NC) Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to start decluttering and organizing. While the main purpose of spring cleaning is to clean your space, it can also include taking on tasks that will make your home more energy efficient. Here are some tips from Hydro One on how to save energy and
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Deciding who to hire for your renovation

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

(NC) You’ve been planning your home renovation for months, attended all the home shows and spent countless hours online looking at inspiration boards and photos. You’ve also interviewed numerous contractors, checked their references and received written price quotes from those you are interested in hiring. Now it’s time to decide who will be doing the
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Urban living at Les Terrasses Gabrielle

Nov 15th, 2017 | By

By Randy Ray  Les Terrasses Gabrielle’s unbeatable lifestyle and prime location next to the Rideau River are catching the attention of members of Ottawa’s 55+ community who are seeking hassle-free urban living without the complications of home ownership. The eight-storey luxury apartment building at 411 North River Road offers one- and two-bedroom residences ranging in
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The ins and outs of renovation warranties

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

(NC) When you hire a contractor to renovate or improve your home, there are many details that need to be spelled out in your work order or contract. These include a thorough description of the work to be done, the work schedule to be followed, and what amounts you will pay the contractor and when.
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Renovate with fire safety in mind

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

By Scott McGillivray (NC) The best time to improve the fire safety of your home is during its construction or when renovating. I’m a big believer in building fire protection directly into the structure of a home. After all, active fire measures, such as smoke detectors, combined with built-in or passive fire safety measures can
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The most important question to ask before renovating

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

You’ve decided it’s time to move ahead with your long-planned renovation project. You’ve collected all sorts of great ideas and product pictures, visited the local home show and spent many hours online looking at what other homeowners have done in their projects. Now, you’re shopping for a professional contractor who will make it all happen.
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Home prices steadily rise across the country

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) Canada’s residential real estate market posted strong home price appreciation in the second quarter of 2017, with most regions displaying healthy housing trends. According to Royal LePage’s House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast, the price of a home in Canada rose 13.7 per cent year-over-year to $609,104 in the second quarter. Over the
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Explore parts of Canada’s oceans for the first time

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) Despite space being the “final frontier,” our oceans are an even bigger mystery. We often hear that we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than the ocean floor. In fact, 95 per cent of the world’s oceans are unexplored. Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation, has been conducting
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