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The Vampires in your Home

Posted: October 31, 2018


You probably didn’t know it, but you have many little two fanged devils in your home right now sucking away on the blood running through the walls of your house. They aren’t under your bed or in your closet waiting to pounce, but hiding in plain sight. They sit in the shadows, silently but constantly sucking electricity and running up your hydro bill.
 

Electric Vehicle (EV) Fleet Session

Posted: October 23, 2018
Tagged As: Electric Vehicles, Events

LAS is pleased to offer an Electric Fleet Event, hosted at the Plug ‘n Drive Discovery Centre. This event will provide an update on the electric vehicle sector as it pertains to public sector fleets and provide examples of successful EV deployment.

LAS Natural Gas Program Price Change Notice

Posted: October 17, 2018


The LAS price for the November 2018 - October 2019 period will be 10.6 cents/m3 . This rate represents a 10.9% commodity cost decrease for program members from the current rate of 11.9 cents/m3 .

Pavement Assessment - PCI, IRI, EIEIO

Posted: October 09, 2018


Roads are one of a municipality’s most expensive asset classes. There are a lot of options when it comes to evaluating pavement, and it can be a challenge to figure out which measurements are most usefulto long term planning.

Video Case Study: City of Kenora Road Assessment

Posted: October 02, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment, Testimonial

The City of Kenora was one of the first participants in the LAS Road and Sidewalk Assessment Service. This video gives a quick overview of Kenora’s experience with the program. 

Opening & Closing Your Cottage

Posted: September 25, 2018
Tagged As: Cottage, Risk Management, Winter

There is something exciting about opening up the cottage after a long winter. Make sure your annual ritual includes tasks that will help you make the most of your time at the cottage. Theses simple tips from Frank Cowan Company will help prevent easy fixes from ruining your relaxation.

Home Protection Plan Companies Assist with Independent Living

Posted: September 19, 2018
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

Aging can affect one’s ability to perform home maintenance tasks. Home warranty companies provide home services that can address several important aspects of safely aging in place.  The LAS Sewer and Water Warranty service is one such service that can help older adults remain independent in their homes longer.

LAS Facility Lighting Service Webinar

Posted: September 12, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, LED

On September 11th, 2018, LAS held a Facility Lighting Service webinar to provide an overview of its newly expanded LED lighting offering to Ontario municipalities.  If you didn't get a chance to attend, a recording of yesterday's session is now available for viewing.  
 

What to Look for in Natural Gas Retail Contracts

Posted: September 05, 2018
Tagged As: Energy, Natural Gas, Public Procurement

Have you ever had a knock at the door where an energy retailer offers you a “cheaper” rate?  While the rate may indeed be attractive, there are a number of other things to consider for before signing a natural gas retail contract.  

Ontario Municipalities Lead the Way with Digital & Electronic Signatures

Posted: August 29, 2018
Tagged As: Digital, Government, Technology

Earlier this year AMO put out a call for municipal volunteers to pilot a digital and electronic signature service to determine its viability in the sector.  Discover how these municipalities have benefitted from the service and when you might expect a full service offering open to all Ontario municipalities.

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