Police Chief Murray Rodd and Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson respond to questions from reporters regarding the recent arbitration decision on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the Holiday Inn on George St. in Peterborough, Ont. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network

Total payout: $459,250.32

One way or another, taxpayers are on the hook for an unexpected $459,250.32 in payouts to the city police chief and deputy chief.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Temperature registered by a digital thermometer in front of a fan with a dry probe (left) and with a probe wetted with acetone (right). Using a highly volatile liquid like acetone makes the cooling effect much more pronounced.

The cost of keeping cool

It's summertime! Beautiful beach days filled with sun and humidity and temperatures above 30 C. When iced drinks and open windows won't cut it, a lot

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