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Media conference Monday in Sudbury - Ontario's first safer living home

Feb 16, 2007
2:11pm

    TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ -

                               MEDIA ADVISORY

    Event:       Completion of Ontario's first safer living home
                 Media conference and tour

    Date:        Monday, February 19, 2007
    Time:        11:00 - 11:30 am
    Location:    4541 St. Michel Street
                 Sudbury (Hanmer), Ontario

    Members of the media are invited to learn about the first safer living
home ever built in Ontario - a house designed to be resilient to the
increasingly destructive weather we are experiencing as a result of climate
change.
    After the original house in Sudbury (Hanmer) was destroyed by fire, a new
home was built to "better than building code" standards under Designed ... for
safer living, a program of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, an
independent, not-for-profit research institute. The house was specially
engineered to withstand 200 km/h winds and severe winter weather.
    Join the Institute's executive director, Paul Kovacs, and others to learn
about the design concept and special construction materials and methods that
make this house more resilient to storms.

For further information: Leonard Sharman, The Co-operators, Toll-free:
(877) 795-7272 ext. 2707, Cell: (519) 820-4133; Glenn McGillivray, ICLR, Cell:
(416) 277-5827

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