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  Saskatoon sees 1-in-100-year rain event when 112.3 millimetres of rain falls in less than 24 hours.   Higher rainfall during the spring causes Lake Ontario to swell 55 centimeters, submerging parts of the Toronto Islands.   Ottawa has rain on 71 of 102 days, including 18 straight days of rain.   It's no wonder […] Read More

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  Hot and humid days can be unpleasant, it's true. But there's one thing worse: hot and humid nights. The sweat. The stickiness. The restless sleep. It's the dark side of an otherwise wonderful summer season.   Luckily, for most of us, an energy-efficient air conditioner that's in good working order can make the hottest […] Read More

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  With more than half of Canadians set to travel this summer and three-quarters of those staying in Canada for their holidays, millions of us will be unearthing fantastic sites from coast to coast to coast and making new memories along the way with family and friends.   Among some of the destinations expected to […] Read More

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  While most of the country can expect a near normal or warmer July and August than usual, it may also mean higher risks for allergies or for sunburns, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.   That's why Reliance™ has put together a short Summer Survival Guide to help you play smart and experience the […] Read More

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  While we Canadians were bumped from #1 to #2 as the world's most reputable country behind Sweden last year in RepTrak's annual measure of 55 countries, we'll still offer a gracious "thank you" because we're nothing if we're not polite.   According to “Stats Canada” (not affiliated with the actual Statistics Canada), the average […] Read More

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  Canada may be the only country on earth where +30 C in Windsor and -30 C in Iqaluit – on the same day – are simply par for the thermometer. Which might explain why weather isn't just something we Canadians talk about in the elevator, it's a topic many of us are obsessed with […] Read More

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  Canadians love nature – and why not? There's a whole lot to love, from coast to coast and from the majestic Rockies to the vast Great Lakes. It's true, most of us now live in cities but, from hiking, camping, canoeing and rock-climbing to boating, skating and skiing, the great outdoors are never too […] Read More

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  With warmer weather here, most of us expect to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Nevertheless, we still spend up to 90% of our time inside. And that means, just like when it's cold, indoor air quality (IAQ) is vitally important to maintaining good health.   What exactly is indoor air quality?   […] Read More

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    Whether your home improvement goal is to increase your family's comfort or raise the resale value of your property, switching to a tankless water heater is a great idea. Not only does it use one-third less energy  than a conventional storage tank water heater, it's also extremely space efficient and provides an endless […] Read More

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    With the large amounts of household water flushed down old and inefficient toilets each day, most homeowners truly are "throwing money down the toilet."   This is why if you're planning a home improvement, big or small, a high-efficiency toilet should be at the top of your list. Where some older homes still […] Read More

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