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Trucks, Trains and Excavators… the variety of heavy vehicles!

Heavy vehicles are part of our daily lives. Although many people are familiar with the tractor trailer, which we see in abundance on our roads, a multitude of other heavy vehicles exist, in all forms and for very distinct applications. They serve not only to transport material, but also to transform our environment by maneuvering, extracting and modifying natural resources, among other things.

Why are my lights out? – Common causes of power disruptions

Power outages are, thankfully, rare occurrences in many areas of Canada. While the sources of electricity generation vary between natural-gas fired turbines, hydroelectric dams, wind, and nuclear, the transmission and distribution systems that bring the electricity to our homes and businesses are typically very reliable. When the lights do go out, there can be a few different sources of the power outage and this article will discuss some of the more common types of failures that can cause issues.

Enjoying a fireproof Christmas holiday

In the spirit of tradition, the month of December marks the period of Christmas and New Year festivities. Whether indoors or outdoors, adding Christmas decorations remains as popular as ever. However, the addition of such items in the contents of our homes can represent a significant fire risk, especially in the case of homemade decorations with easily ignited materials.

 

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