Powers of attorney: Property and person

Although most individuals understand the importance of having a will, the importance of having a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of...

Higher-margin strategy tough with wood

Traditionally, our approach has largely been that of selling commodities, of which dimensioned lumber for light timber framing (2 x 4s) and paper products...

Heirlooms: Down through generations

Heirlooms. Now that’s a word that isn’t used very often anymore, unless we’re talking about tomatoes. The whole idea of valuable objects being passed...

Disability access: Are you compliant?

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) came into law in 2005, and has continued to have a significant impact on private, public...

Termination done right

Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult decisions employers face. Once the decision to terminate has been made, employers must consider the potential...

Wood is slow

Now, that’s kind of a funny way to describe wood. Why would a description of movement be applied to wood? Wood doesn’t move, at least...

Good faith: It’s the law

Business transactions often involve contracts, where one party undertakes something in exchange for something from the other party. By Edwin Upenieks The contract spells out...

How wood works

I think that I shall never see,a poem as lovely as a tree… — Joyce Kilmer. Actually, a tree is simply an apparatus that facilitates...

Selling your business?

Business owners that run their own companies invest huge amounts of time, money and expertise to make their businesses successful, and should be able...

Good-natured trees

My 91-year-old mother, who doesn’t know where she lives or if she’s had breakfast yet, is enthralled by trees. When we go for walks,...