Entries by smartik

BC utility program helps apartment owners upgrade buildings for better efficiency

Energy efficiency upgrades in older apartment buildings have the potential to reduce carbon emissions in British Columbia by about 200,000 tonnes annually, the equivalent of removing 43,000 gasoline-powered cars from the road, reports Fortis BC. In 2015, the natural gas utility introduced a rental apartment program aimed at installing energy-saving measures directly into suites and […]

Ont. increases spending to attract more skilled trades workers

The skilled trades industries have been plagued with shortages for years. In Ontario, the government has recently announced $20.8 million in spending to attract more people to the trades and boost the skilled workforce. The Ontario Pre-Apprenticeship training program will increase funding by $2.5 million this year, giving an additional 200 people exposure to good […]

Alberta government ends energy efficiency rebate programs

In the last few months, there has been some confusion about the fate of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s (EEA) programming. Some clarity has arisen and it’s not good news for the association. The new Conservative Alberta government has put an end to Energy Efficiency Alberta rebate and incentive programs effective Oct. 24 and no longer accepting […]

Internet usage continues to climb, says Statistics Canada

Smartphones are everywhere these days, and so it the internet. The Canadian Internet Use Survey, released by Statistics Canada Oct. 29, highlights this with 91 per cent of Canadians aged 15 or older using the internet today. In this latest survey, 71 per cent of seniors reported using the internet, a significant increase from the […]