Full steam ahead on bylaw


The by-law calls for a ban on smoking in retail shops, at the service counters of banks, financial institutions and offices, in elevators and on escalators, in any service lines, buses or places of public assembly.

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Warming up the “empty nest”


By Jody MacPherson Originally published in C3 Views newsletter, Climate Change Central, November, 2003 1981. It’s the beginning of a new decade and hopes are high. Pierre Elliott Trudeau is at the height of his popularity, having won the first referendum on Quebec sovereignty. Across the nation, Pac-Man is the video game of choice. Canadians … Continue reading Warming up the “empty nest”

Life as a house: Colouring your blueprints green


By Jody MacPherson Originally published in C3 Views newsletter, November, 2003 Energy. It’s defined as “exertion of power,” or “expression of vigour.” The word brings to mind action and movement. How is it then, that a house, nestled peacefully in a neighbourhood, silent and watchful, is such a voracious consumer of energy? According to the … Continue reading Life as a house: Colouring your blueprints green

Making Manure a Climate Change Commodity


By Jody MacPherson Originally appeared in C3 Views for Climate Change Central, September 2003 Every summer, farmers across Alberta carry fresh produce, meat and poultry to open air markets where consumers squeeze, poke and prod the goods looking for a healthy bargain. But they don’t have to leave the farm to take part in a … Continue reading Making Manure a Climate Change Commodity

Thinking Outside the Barn Improves Investment Return


By Jody MacPherson Originally appeared in C3 Views (Climate Change Central newsletter) in September, 2003 For farmers struggling with severe drought and the recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – or  “mad-cow disease” – in Alberta, sinking large sums of money into manure might not sound very appealing. Lynda Skene, a partner in Genesis … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Barn Improves Investment Return