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One year after the deadly heat wave, many British Columbians are still without air conditioning

A freight train runs through the remains of homes and businesses destroyed by the 2021 wildfire, in Lytton, British Columbia, on June 15.Daryl Dick/The Canadian Press In the weeks following the deadly heat wave that swept western North America last summer, Portland Community Clean Energy Benefits Fund (PCEF) program staff reached out to housing providers, …

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Power upgrade: all aluminum frame windows for argon gas grill

Big changes are coming to new windows for homes. Photo/Glenn Taylor All double-glazed windows in new homes must be significantly modernized, including pumping gas between the two panes of glass by November next year to meet new government standards. Ministry of Construction, Innovation and Employment It is introducing upgrades to the thermal performance of windows …

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Why are out-of-state companies buying homes in Oklahoma?

Over the past couple of months, we’ve heard of out-of-state companies and other groups buying homes throughout the Sooner state. Not just a few, we’re talking about a large number of real estate being purchased throughout Oklahoma. It’s as if they’re buying everything they can, but why? I recently spoke to more than a few …

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Set rent for discussion at a special meeting of the Orange Committee

Orlando, Florida. — After a few roadblocks and no solutions, Orange County commissioners are hoping for a different outcome during Thursday’s special working session on rent control. They are set to discuss a plan proposed by Commissioner Emily Bonilla that calls for an upper limit to raise rent by 5% (or the rate of inflation) …

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