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Fixing Winnipeg Roofing Issues

Maintaining the condition of our house is imperative, to ensure that the people living inside are protected from harsh environmental conditions such as harsh temperatures, rain, UV light, etc. Because of these natural phenomena, the inevitable wear and tear process on a house often occurs on the exterior. Areas which frequently experience harsh weather also experience damages to their housing structures, such as roofing issues where the extremely cold temperatures can lead to several problems, especially during the winter. With this situation, water dripping from the roof outside leaks into your ceiling, and thus, you should know who to call for condensation in attic, especially when you have no idea how to fix the damage from ice.  Below you will find some common issues, and advice from Roofco, one of the largest roofing companies in Winnipeg.

Water Dripping from the Roof Outside: Winnipeg Roofing Issues

During the winter, the temperatures become freezing and icicles begin to form outside your home. This is considered dangerous because:

  1. Loose icicles can cause serious injuries, especially if they fall on someone and
  2. The melting snow can’t pass through the siding, making the water condense in the attic, causing leaks that can seep through ceilings to your electric circuits.

The things mentioned above are only some of the roofing issues that not only damage your property, but can also potentially threaten your life. With this in mind, attending to roof repairs ahead of time, and making necessary preemptive renovations, can help you prevent this issues from happening. Properly planning the maintenance schedule, and cleaning your siding with an eavestrough frequently, can help you combat these threats. However, no matter what we do, we sometimes just can’t prevent these problems from happening, especially if there is water dripping in from the roof already.

Who to Call For Condensation in Your Attic

Getting professional help is important, especially if you have little-to-no knowledge about condensed water from the attic and how to fix ice damage. There are many repair services for roofs in Manitoba, and these contractors can help you resolve these issues. Ideally, you should hire a contractor with superior business etiquette and good reviews of their restoration services. Ideally, their rates should be affordable or worth it, providing that they give you quality services for your roofing project. It pays to know a contractor who can fix your leaking roof and restore it to pristine condition. Finding a local roofing company with an excellent reputation of roofing repairs and installation services can ultimately help you with your problem.

How to Fix Ice Damage

Sometimes, we may be tempted to fix roofing on our own. In Winnipeg, these roofing problems occur with such frequency that it pays to know how to fix ice damming and learn eavestroughing techniques for your roofing. When ice damming forms on your roof, you should take advantage of available chemicals to facilitate exothermic reactions and melt those icicles away from your roofing shingles. The most immediate solution to ice damming on your roof is by using calcium chloride. This will cause the ice to melt away and help the water to drain from your roof. As mentioned earlier, however, you should know safety precautions to prevent getting injured. If you are not confident with your own knowledge and skills in roofing, then you should hire a roofing maintenance service.

Learn more about Roofco on their Facebook Page.

Sugaring Hair Removal in Winnipeg

Sugaring or ‘Sugar waxing’ is a popular and ancient technique from the times of Cleopatra in the old civilizations of Egypt, Greece the Mesopotamia. Sugaring still remains popular today and is one of the most favorite hair removal methods now in Winnipeg. There is a strong desire to have a clean, hairless body since it epitomizes flawless beauty, youth, and innocence.

The sugaring paste made from 100% natural ingredients combined with the sugaring technique is able to remove hair from the root without irritating the skin making it safe for all hair types, color, and sensitive skin. Sugaring is the hair removal technique that can be applied on all body parts including the face and sensitive areas such as the bikini line. Forget about waxing, sugaring is the best alternative compared to any other methods of hair removal.

Why is body sugaring in Winnipeg gaining popularity?

One of the reasons residents of Winnipeg have taken up body sugaring is because the sugaring paste does not contain any chemicals, preservatives, perfumes or any other toxic additives. Your precious skin is safe with sugaring, it is gentle, hygienic and the most progressive form of epilation.

The sugar paste is able to strip out the hair from the root without harming the skin. It fast and highly effective compared to shaving or using tweezers. It leaves the skin smooth and exfoliated making it the best hair removal method since ancient Egypt. The sugaring paste formula has remained the same for centuries it consists of water, fresh lemon juice and of course sugar.

Sugaring differs from traditional waxing on the basis of the method used to apply and strip off the sugaring paste from the skin for removing hair temporarily. The paste is first warmed up to body temperature and then the paste is applied directly to the area of the skin you want the hair to be removed gently with a gloved hand. The thick paste is applied against the direction of the hair growth and removed along it to reduce hair follicle damage with a quick flick of the wrist. The technique is similar to waxing, however, waxing is applied in the direction of the growth of the hair and removed against the grain of the hair which can lead to painful ingrown hairs.

Winnipeggers have fallen in love with body sugaring, instead of waxing which can lead skin burns, irritations and bacterial infections sugaring uses pure natural ingredients with no chemical additives or resins.

The sugaring paste does not adhere to live skin rather to dead skin cells and hair and therefore does no harm to the skin. Sugaring not only removes hair but also nourishes the skin using the healing properties of citric acid and sugar ingredients that soothe the skin. As an astringent citric acid tightens the skin making it easier to remove hair.

According to Clairissa, owner of Bare Body Sugaring, Sugaring will not leave you sticky like waxing does the sugaring paste easily washes off because it is soluble in water. The sugaring paste permeates deep into the hair follicle removing the unwanted hair from the root.

The sugaring technique is easy to master all it takes is a little practice, it is also less painful since it only adheres to the hair and not the skin. It is great for exfoliating as well getting rid of dead skin cells and impurities from the surface of the skin.

We are all faced with hair removal challenges at one point and sugaring is the most natural way to achieve smooth hairless skin.

Martin’s Asbestos in the Workplace Platform Fuels Conversation, But Little Change

cubiclesThe public may not have access to a registry listing all the asbestos contaminated buildings anytime soon, unless NDP MP Pat Martin gets his wish he began voicing earlier this year.

Martin expressed during a House of Commons question period in March that residents should have the right to a safe work environment, but without knowing where asbestos may be, they didn’t know whether or not to be concerned health risks might be present in their workplaces.

Parliamentary Secretary for Employment and Social Development, Scott Armstrong, agreed by saying, “Our government ensures that workers have the right to refuse any work they believe may be dangerous. Dedicated health and safety officers work diligently on a daily basis to ensure the safety of Canada’s federally regulated workers.”

However, he didn’t make any mention as to whether a public list would be enacted.

Martin responded that it was a good thing to give people the right to refuse working in an environment that isn’t safe, but if they aren’t aware their workplace is unsafe then they are not given much of an option in the matter.

Discussion on this topic was sparked after a Canada Revenue Agency employee reported suffering from asbestos exposure in the workplace. He says he did not know the extent of the contamination in the building until he made an official Access to Information and Privacy request.

No public facing list of asbestos contaminated buildings has yet been released, and government remains resistant to making large changes in how risks are exposed and communicated to residents. However, Health Canada’s website now has the verbiage on their website, “asbestos, if inhaled, can cause cancer and other diseases.”

50 countries have now banned asbestos, and Martin continues emphasize that Canada should follow suit, and instate this ban as well. And he’s been quite vocal, saying the government’s current action on the matter is “morally and ethically reprehensible.”

With conversation like this happening at the government level, many Winnipeg residents living in older homes that may contain asbestos are taking action, and relying on professional, local asbestos abatement companies to help them find, contain and/or abate the contaminations in their homes.

Asbestos is a mineral compound comprised of tiny, microscopic fibers that are fire, heat and chemical resistant. Because of these qualities, it has been frequently used in older residential and commercial building insulation, as well as in older stove tops, auto parts, and some adhesives.

Research has indicated that asbestos that is undisturbed is not hazardous, and it is only if fibers are inhaled that it becomes a health danger. Prolonged exposure and inhalation of asbestos is strongly linked to Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other respiratory issues that impede breathing.




Electric Buses Change Transportation for Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Canada has been operating on trolley cars since the 1960’s, but finally, after more than 5 decades, electric buses have been re-introduced to the population, making a huge difference in the way Winnipeg residents travel from place to electric bus Winnipegplace. Public transportation is one of the most common ways for residents of Winnipeg to get where they need to go and the electric buses will make travel more convenient and affordable than ever before.

These new buses are unique and are able to charge up very quickly so there is really no down time with them at all. They are able to recharge completely in less than 20 minutes and are able to recharge from one hour of travel in less than four minutes, which makes it extremely convenient so they can continue to get people where they need to go. Because there is more than one bus running, you’ll always be able to catch a ride without worrying that the bus will be re-charging when you need it most.

You will find that these electric buses are also great for the environment, because they are releasing less fumes and using less gasoline or diesel than traditional buses. They have been designed in a partnership with Mitsubishi and have been extensively tested to ensure that they’d be able to run properly during a harsh Winnipeg winter. They passed the test with ease.

There are now four running electric buses in Winnipeg that run every day to help residents get to work, stores and even appointments with ease. These buses are checked regularly by electricians in Winnipeg to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that the buses are also safe for travelers to ride on.


Eyelash Extensions: What To Look Out For

It is no surprise that eyelash extensions have become such a popular beauty accessory. The ability to add some length and thickness to the lashes is said to help bring out the eyes better. The procedures used to add these extensions also reduce the need for using other makeup like mascara to achieve the same result.
With so many female celebrities making use of them on the red carpet and in music videos to enhance their appearance, it is only natural that their fans would want to follow suit. This however may be one of those cases of what is good for the goose not being a good idea for the gander.
For one thing, the cost involved is pretty steep. Some certified estheticians in Winnipeg confirm that it can cost anywhere between $85-$250 to complete a set. The procedure is also fairly lengthy as the esthetician glues the fake lashes to the natural ones, one at a time.
Unfortunately some people, including celebrities are reporting incidents of allergic reactions to either the fake lashes that are made with synthetic materials, or the special glues used to bond them to natural lashes.
There are also incidents reported of salons with poorly trained estheticians working in unsanitary conditions. This increases the risk of fungal infections occurring. Poor training can also lead to errors like too much glue being used causing clumping. This can often cause the lashes to be weighed down excessively, and cause breakages or falling out of the natural lash.
Health officials have begun warning the public about the dangers associated with the use of eyelash extensions, saying that women need to be more aware of what they are getting into. Local eyelash extensions expert, Lisa Candaele says that those considering this procedure should be aware they may have an allergy to a component in the glue and that such a problem can result in scarring and infections.
While she says that such reactions are rare, it is important for a client to ensure they are dealing with a reputable salon where the staff are properly trained and the conditions sanitary.
There is a surprising prevalence of salons that offer eyelash extensions without properly trained technicians for the job. This niche of the beauty industry is relatively new and not well regulated. Just because you find someone with tweezers, glue and sets of lashes, does not mean they are capable of doing the job right.

Health officials advise consumers to seek estheticians who have been trained properly, or can provide a certification of this. A portfolio is another way to know for sure they know what they are doing. Many legitimate salons make use of social networking sites like Facebook to show off images of their latest work on clients.
Knowledgeability on the subject is also vital. Doing your own research and asking a few questions can help you gauge if you are dealing with a professional. For instance, you should learn about the various types of lash extensions and your esthetician should help you choose one that is best suited to your appearance and your natural lashes.
Health Canada is also advising women to stay away from cluster eyelashes. These are lashes that tied with knots at the base. When the knot is still present when gluing the fake lash to the natural one, it may help add thickness, but it can damage the natural shaft. Estheticians have reported cases of women who make this mistake suffering premature loss of the natural lash, follicle bald spots that take longer to heal and thinning lashes.
Lifestyle can also have an adverse effect on those opting for eyelash extensions. Exposure to hot conditions, moisture and chemicals can have a negative effect on the life span of these extensions.
Typically eyelash extensions are expected to last a person 45-60 days. If however she makes use of saunas, swims often and sleeps face down, she is likely to experience the loss of lashes faster. This means having to undergo touch ups on a more frequent basis. Some salons report clients coming back every 2-3 weeks for touch ups.
Estheticians recommend the use of special eyelash extension sealant products that can help slow down this loss for those with a more active lifestyle.
Alternatively, they could opt for temporary eyelashes. They are much cheaper, coming in at a price of $40-60 a set. They can also be applied using a mild over the counter adhesive. The results are similar to eyelash extensions, and they can be easily taken out at the end of the day. Another alternative is using eyelash growth serums like Idol Lash or Fysiko eyelash serum which can be more of a permanent solution and save time and money in the long run.
Consumers considering eyelash extensions are advised by Health Canada to peruse their safety guidelines on http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/indust/cyanoacrylate/index-eng.php.

Premier Selinger Faces Crisis As Five Cabinet Ministers Resign
Cabinet left with five vacancies as minister quit over leadership’s needs of validation

By Emily Sharpe
Staff Reporter

In a surprise move yesterday, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced the appointment of new cabinet ministers to replace the five that resigned their positions.
The five former ministers, dubbed ‘Gang of Five’, are Finance Minister Jennifer Howard, Economy Minister Theresa Oswald, Justice Minister Andrew Swan, Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers and Health Minister Erin Selby.
While the five have resigned their cabinet positions, they have clarified that they will continue on as members of the legislature and will carry on voting with the government.

The five also expressed their concern about not being able to speak their minds in the government. They said that the problems begun months ago when Selinger questioned his cabinet members about their opinion of his leadership. The five former ministers admitted giving honest feedback that then resulted in Selinger sidelining them and ignoring their projects in favour of those submitted by his supporters.
“We expressed our views very clearly, and that is when, as my colleagues have said, we noticed a definite change in the way that things were being done. Our concern is the premier has become more concerned about remaining leader than necessarily doing things in the best interest of Manitobans,” said Swan.
Howard also supported the view that Selinger was more concerned about his own power rather than the priorities of the NDP.
“In recent weeks and months it has become clear to us that he is increasingly being driven by his desire to hold onto his leadership rather than the best interests of Manitobans,” Howard said.
The former ministers are also believed to have suggested to Selinger that his future as premier in light of the decline in popularity of the party. The fall in opinion polls has been linked to the government’s decision to increase provincial sales tax from 7% last year to 8%.
The NDP is currently trailing the opposition’s Progressive Conservatives. This is a unprecedented given that the NDP have been in office since 1999 and hold the majority of 35 out of 57 legislature seats.
Yesterday Selinger announced the names of four ministers chosen to replace these former cabinet rebels and they were officially sworn in. They are new Finance minister Greg Dewar, Municipal Government minister Drew Caldwell, Seniors Health minister Deanne Crothers and Children and Youth Opportunities minister Melanie Wight.
The remaining six original ministers in cabinet had their portfolios added to or reduced so as to accommodate the outstanding portfolio. This brings the cabinet membership down to 18 from a previous 19 positions.
New finance minister Greg Dewar has served as a long time back bencher, vice chair of the public accounts committee, a member of the treasury board and legislative assistant to the finance minister. Drew Caldwell is another backbencher who briefly held a cabinet position a decade ago, and is now elevated to municipal government minister.
At the end of the ceremony, Selinger acknowledged the contribution that his five former ministers had made to the building of the province.
Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari has asked that Selinger call for an immediate election in view of the revolt within his own cabinet, and allow Manitobans decide the direction for the province.