January 2017

Cars & other new products for 2017
 
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January 2017

Did you get what you wanted over the gift-giving season, and did it replace something you now need to get rid of? As we look to 2017 and a peek at some buzz-worthy new products from electric cars to modular LED lighting, we offer ideas about where to sell, donate or recycle some of the older stuff in your home. Also this month, a fun look at how a dad controls power to the TV from pretty much anywhere, how you can lower winter bills with smart thermostats, and how inspiration from the new Pacific Autism Family Centre in Richmond unearthed 10 ways to reduce noise in your home.

Chevy Bolt heads our list of new products for 2017

Chevy Bolt heads our list of new products for 2017

The race to produce a more affordable electric car starts with the arrival of the Chevy Bolt in a few months. But perhaps you're more interested in super-efficient, modular LED lighting or OLED TVs, Samsung's Galaxy S8 or the latest virtual reality headsets.

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No one likes a high heating bill

No one likes a high heating bill

We can't help you win a snowball fight, but we do have tips on how to avoid really big winter bills. Heating is usually the biggest cost in winter, so we've pulled together our best advice on how to limit heating costs. Learn more


'Dad, can you turn on the TV?'

'Dad, can you turn on the TV?'

With the ability to turn the TV off from anywhere, one of our editors is re-introducing after-school reading to his son. Learn more


Yes, you can recycle a blender

Yes, you can recycle a blender

Or you could give it to someone who just needs a working blender. Our annual post-holiday list of how and where to recycle your old stuff. Learn more

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10 ways to soundproof and limit noise in your home

From an extra layer of drywall to quieter appliances and better windows, we have some ideas for killing some of that noise, noise, noise! Learn more

Buildings We Love: Pacific Autism Family Centre

A building near the airport is whisper quiet and very energy efficient, because a calm interior was at the top of the priority list for visitors. Learn more

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