The Canadian Paralympic Committee is proud to announce the location of Canada Paralympic House for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In 1993, Brian Mulroney closed the building to cut costs; then Jean Chrétien revived it. Before the 21st-century days of baggage scanners, Canada House was a place homesick tourists could shake off their flag-embroidered backpacks and read a (day-old) Globe and Mail.
Urine’s nutrients are difficult to remove from the sewage once it is in there – so the best thing to do is to plumb our houses and buildings to separate it at the source – And now, looking at our plumbing fixtures, we can only conclude that as a society, we are embarrasingly primitive – All the time I was made fun of in school for talking about our bodily fluids, but who knew!
I firmly believe we should design houses to serve the existing owners – not the potential future owners – that approach is what led us into ridiculous protocols such as valuing houses by their square footage, or the number of fireplaces – in short, designing for ‘resale value’ on your own house project is the thing that often perpetuates many of the dumb things we did in the past.
However, if installation comes with those prices, you might get a good value – but I wanted to install it myself, so the component prices seemed ridiculous to me. Each outlet (just the outlet) is $230 (includes rough-in kit) – compared to about $10 for a regular central vac outlet.
The London spotlight will be on Canada House on Wednesday, when the Queen snips the ribbon to formally reopen the building in a gala ceremony with visiting Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Re-opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in February 2015, Canada House now celebrates and gives voice to all Canadians from every region and every walk of life. The country’s annual inflation rate stood at 1.1% in August 2016, the lowest in two years, amidst lower fuel prices, according to Statistics Canada. Canada Paralympic House will open on September 7 and welcome visitors until September 18.