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Lethbridge Biogas: Turning Food Waste Into Green Power

David Dodge | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Lethbridge Biogas takes the manure and food waste, mixes it together, heats it to 39 degrees Celsius and captures the methane (natural gas) to power twin 1.4 megawatt generators to produce enough power for 3,000 homes. The 3.9 million litre digesters resemble giant, squat grain silos with dome tops.

Cold-FX Doesn't Work, Everyone Should Get Their Money Back: Lawyer

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

“The research just doesn’t support what they say the product does.”

I Hope That All Dogs Go To Heaven

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

A friend and I took him for one last walk down to the beach he loved. For an hour, he ran free, met a few other dogs, rolled around in the snow (and on a dead fish), and then let us know he'd had enough. Just before 4 p.m., my husband and I put him in the car for one last ride.

Insulation 101: One Builder's Secret Blueprint For A Net-Zero Home

David Dodge | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living
David Dodge

The era of net-zero homes is upon us. These super-efficient homes use rooftop solar energy production and smaller, electric powered heating systems such as air source heat pumps to produce as much energy as they consume. That's some sexy technology, but it only gets us halfway to net-zero. The real secret is insulation.

Canada's Plastic Money Stumps Counterfeiters

CBC | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

Passing of fake bills to retailers is down by 74 per cent, RCMP says.

A Commitment To Building Energy Efficient Homes In B.C.

David Dodge | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Dodge

Carl Lauren's company Tyee Custom Homes builds about 12 homes a year and about six of those are in Kimberley. Lauren says making homes energy efficient today is important because homes are going to last 50 years or more. The better the home, the more energy saved, and those lower emissions are going to be way into the future.

The Most Delicious And Healthy Pomegranate Recipes

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Pomegranates have always brought up happy memories for me. Here are my favourite recipes featuring pomegranates collected from dietitians and chefs across North America. There's everything from refreshing beverages to nourishing salads to delightful desserts. Enjoy!

2015 Was A Breakthrough Year For Green Energy

David Dodge | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Dodge

Renewable energy is transitioning from a few keen farmers and municipalities to provincial and perhaps even national scale initiatives. This is good news for climate change and emissions reductions, but it also represents investment in new jobs and industries with plenty of future potential.

How Vancouver Plans To Go 100 Per Cent Renewable

David Dodge | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Dodge

As we increasingly become a nation of urban citizens, it is cities that are leading the way on climate change and renewable energy. So when a city says it's going to go 100 per cent renewable, that definitely got our attention. Vancouver's commitment came in March 2015, and they're not wasting time to put it in place.

Vitoria-Gasteiz: Spain's Green Capital Is Made For Walking

Dylan Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Dylan Thompson

Vitoria Gasteiz is a very compact city of 250,000 people and because of its geographical density you are never more than three kilometres from downtown, no matter where you live. But in spite of its compact form, Vitoria-Gasteiz used to have a twelve-lane roadway that ran right through its heart. Then planners did something other cities only talk about.

Renewable Energy Jobs Are On The Rise

Dylan Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Business
Dylan Thompson

By any metric, the renewable energy sector is a growth industry. By the end of 2014 there were 7.7 million jobs in the renewable energy industry world wide, up 18 per cent over the year before. This according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. And that doesn't include large hydro.

Try These Fun And Festive Hanukkah Desserts

Rose Reisman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

There's nothing better during the holiday season than family, friends and food. The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 6th. As oil is important to the story of Hanukkah, many of the traditional foods used in the celebration are fried. But not all Hanukkah treats have to be oil-laden and full of fat.

These Students Shaped Their Town's Renewable Energy Framework

David Dodge | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." To see that quote brought to life we went to Cochrane High School in Cochrane, Alberta about a half-hour west of Calgary.

Investing In Solar Power Pays Off For Communities

David Dodge | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

While the leaders of the world meet in Paris and craft sweeping policy that affects the entire planet, let's remember that the most important changes usually happen close to home. I've seen the positive things solar and energy efficiency can do for communities. So when we started a big infrastructure refurbishment project at Evansdale Community League, I knew exactly what to push for.

The 10 Best Holiday Gifts For Foodies and Wine-Lovers

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Whether your family, friends, or co-workers are into healthy eating, gastronomy, entertaining, or fine wine, here are my top picks for presents that will have them impressed and awed by your thoughtfulness.

Alberta Can Learn From Washington State's Coal Phase Out

David Dodge | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Asking companies to shut down plants isn't easy but as Alberta wades into this challenge it behooves us to examine successful case studies where coal power producers, workers, governments and environmental groups worked together to shut down a coal plant in a smart, humane and economically responsible way.

On A Quest To Understand Why I Have Postpartum Depression

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

By the time I became pregnant for a second time in 2013, I felt at my best, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I took hypnobirthing classes and had a picture perfect natural birth. My baby was sleeping through the night from day one and so was I. There's no way PPD would ever find me now. I was wrong.

The Top Geek Gifts For The Techie In Your Life

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our editorial team at PTPA Media had the opportunity to evaluate some pretty amazing tech that is making waves and will definitely be leaving it's mark for 2015. No need to wait for the Consumer Electronics Show to get all geeky and excited about tech.

'Rugrats' Artist Imagines What They'd Look Like As Grown-Ups

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Parents

It's been 25 years since Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" first aired on TV. Yes, really.

Hutterite Culture's Embrace Of Solar Power Makes Perfect Sense

David Dodge | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

The Hutterites are ambitious, industrial-scale farmers. The Green Acres colony farms 20,000 acres, runs a hog and chicken operation and operates Crowfoot Plastics, a one-of-a-kind plastics recycling plant, just outside Bassano, Alberta.

I Went On Antidepressants For Postpartum Depression And Got Fired

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

I just wanted to stay home in my pjs and watch Netflix, which I did on many occasions. So inevitably, I was fired last Monday. And I don't care. In fact, I don't seem to give a shit about anything these days. And that's concerning.

Mayor Don Iveson On Edmonton's Energy Transition Strategy

David Dodge | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

In April 2015 Edmonton city council unanimously passed the Edmonton Community Energy Transition Strategy. Don Iveson supported the plan and he is a big believer in the capacity of local governments to get stuff done on climate change.

Top 5 Cold And Flu Fighting Supplements

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Cold and flu season is upon us! The usual advice to fight off colds and the flu? Plenty of fluids and lots of rest to let your body fight off the virus. But productive people want to know: isn't there anything else I can do for some extra cold and flu-fighting power?

My Escape To Toronto's Trump Hotel

Madaline Zanni | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Madaline Zanni

It isn't every day that you see a television screen turn on in the middle of your bathroom mirror, but then again it isn't every day that you stand ...

6 Awesome Airport Facelifts Around the World

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

Airports are constantly changing and evolving to accommodate growing numbers of passengers, improve passenger flow and offer better amenities for travellers. Some upgrades and expansions are more utilitarian like -- but other upgrades are decidedly more exciting.