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The 2017 100 Wrap-Up — 31 Successes. (Featured Image)

The 2017 100 Wrap-Up — 31 Successes.

Several weeks, a few dozen photos and four thousand words later, we’ve finally made it—the Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad 2017 wrap-up, filled with stories aplenty of 365 days spent in my not-so-orthodox life. After wrapping the year up on a quiet note (because two sick children under five will do […]

Building a Smarter Home with TELUS, Part Two — Letting the Right Ones in With the August Smart Home Access System! (Featured Image)

GIVEAWAY: Building a Smarter Home with TELUS, Part Two — Letting the Right Ones in With the August Smart Home Access System!

I can still remember it vividly: it was a nippy day in January 2000, and I left home in the morning—as I often did—to go write a midterm exam at school. The Mississauga Palmers followed their routine in suit—my brothers went to their school; Mom went to work; and […]

Building a Smarter Home with TELUS, Part One — The Things You Detect with a Nest Protect (Featured Image)

GIVEAWAY: Building a Smarter Home with TELUS, Part One — The Things You Detect with a Nest Protect

There’s nothing sexy about smoke detectors—we put them in our homes and often forget about them until we cook smoky food without remembering to turn the exhaust fan on or start enjoying our fireplaces with the chimney closed. (That said, you should check your smoke detectors at least once a […]

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