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School solar panel shines

It’s a development so bright even the Vatican is keeping an eye on it. Woodbridge’s St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School officially launched its new solar photovoltaic system Monday. The system, which includes five solar panels arranged in the shape of a cross above the school’s main entrance, is the first of its kind in the York Catholic District School Board.

SUN POWER: Solar collectors from Concord-based company, Your Solar Home, are embedded in the wall on the back of an enviro home in Windsor, Ont. Photo courtesy Your Solar Home

Business heats up for solar company based in Concord

Future looks bright for Your Solar Home after striking distribution deal with American utility Todd Kirkpatrick, a veteran of the high-tech world, went decidedly old school in 2000 when he bought Kerrydale Stables, a Muskoka-area commercial horse farm. It wasn’t long, however, before the long,

Windmill breezes through first year

Standing like a candle on a cake, a precedent-setting Vaughan landmark celebrates its first birthday this week.

On Sept. 20, 2006, Maple Honda officially unveiled the 50-kilowatt windmill generator, the result of a partnership between local utility PowerStream, Honda Canada and Zanchin Automotive Group, owners of the dealership.

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City recognized by green award for urban trees

A recent award given to Vaughan confirms that the city is succeeding in bringing a bit of paradise back to its parking lots. Green Streets Canada, a program of the Ottawa-based non-profit Tree Canada Foundation, has recognized Vaughan for its urban forestry programs. Neighbouring community