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.
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.
If Aesop illustrated the handling of litigation files ... he would try to make people understand that it is important to begin immediately. In the famous fable the tortoise and the hare, our friend the tortoise, through regular and tireless work, won a race which seemed unattainable at the start!
Recognized around the world for his exceptional sense of deduction, Sherlock Holmes was driven by his thirst for truth and desire to reveal the culprits in the shadows with solid evidence. One of the arrows in his quiver was the use of avant-garde tools, which allowed him to collect clues and validate his hypotheses.
When overnight temperatures start dropping and winter settles in, many Canadian drivers begin using block heaters to keep their engines warm overnight. Using block heaters, however, can lead to vehicle and structure fires.
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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