S19 E7: All About Fireplaces
By: Date: November 18, 2020 Categories: About,Fireplaces,Uncategorized

In this special episode of Ask This Old House, Tom Silva and Mark McCullough tell you everything you need to know about fireplaces; Tom builds a custom mantel for a homeowner; Richard Trethewey discusses fireplace inserts; Mark replaces the hearth of a fireplace with granite. Previous episode: S19 E6 | Next episode: Posting on Nov…

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Residents weigh in on COVID-19 restrictions in Waterloo Region
By: Date: November 18, 2020 Categories: residents,Uncategorized,weigh

KITCHENER — Residents in Waterloo Region have strong opinions about current COVID-19 restrictions. “I think a full lockdown again is probably not advisable right now,” student Chris Have said. “There’s a lot of evidence that when people isolate the numbers come down very quickly,” Waterloo resident Owen Ward said. Local officials and the province are…

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Geico Condo Insurance Review (2020)
By: Date: November 17, 2020 Categories: Condo,Geico,Uncategorized

Owning a condo comes with its perks. You have a place to call your own, and you don’t have to worry about maintenance issues. But when it comes to any surprise damage to your condo, you can’t rely solely on your condominium association to protect you. That’s where condo insurance comes in. With protection from…

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Waterloo Region sees first COVID-19 death in weeks as cases continue to surge
By: Date: November 17, 2020 Categories: Region,Uncategorized,Waterloo

KITCHENER — Region of Waterloo Public Health reported the first COVID-19 death since the end of October on Monday as local case numbers continued to surge. The last death from the disease was reported at the end of October. The region’s online COVID-19 dashboard showed that there were another 53 cases identified on Monday, bringing…

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Province contracts Cambridge plant to make 50M masks annually
By: Date: November 17, 2020 Categories: contracts,Province,Uncategorized

KITCHENER — The government of Ontario has contracted a Cambridge plant to produce 50 million masks a year over the next five years. The contract is with PRIMED Medical Products, which will manufacture levels one and two surgical and protective masks. “This will provide health care and essential service providers across the province with a…

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Stratford residents push back on potential glass manufacturing facility
By: Date: November 16, 2020 Categories: residents,Stratford,Uncategorized

STRATFORD — As Chinese glass company Xinyi looks to develop a new manufacturing facility in Stratford, some residents are pushing back. The $400 million plant has been proposed for south Stratford. Carmen Grant lives nearby and is raising concerns about its environmental impact. “Air quality, our water supply, and our soil quality,” she said. “Environmentally…

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Killer Real Estate: NYC Townhouse From ‘The Undoing’ on the Market for $30M
By: Date: November 16, 2020 Categories: HBO,manhattan,New York,townhouse,Uncategorized,Unique Homes Tags: , , , ,

The swanky Manhattan townhouse featured in the HBO series “The Undoing” is on the market, the Daily Mail reports. The Upper East Side abode is available for just under $30 million. The place seems to have last been sold in 1983, for the much more modest sum of $2.4 million. If $30 million isn’t exactly…

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