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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Spring and the Pollen Season are Just Around the Corner

Spring Pic

The forecast may call for cold nights and snowy days, but have faith; spring is almost here.  Along with the warm sun and melting snow comes the start of allergy season. Tree pollen season varies from year to year depending on the weather, but it can start long before you shed that winter coat. The poplar, cottonwood and aspen pollen season starts from late March to the third week of April. Elm pollen is present from the second week in April and end in late May. For a list of other pollens: read more. If you suffer from allergies and

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Putting radon on your radar

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Are you interested in testing your home and sharing your results for a good cause? Residents across Alberta are choosing to test their homes for radon and have their results shared anonymously with researchers at the University of Calgary. This initiative is being completed in an effort to bring awareness to radon gas, which is found in homes across Canada, including in the Prairie Provinces. Dr. Aaron Goodarzi, a researcher at the University of Calgary is interested in gathering as much data as possible on radon levels in the province. Radon is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that can

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