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May 17, 2017 News

Tariff wars: How good public relations becomes bad public policy

by John Bleasby

When it comes to tariffs on drywall or softwood, everyone loses (particularly consumers)

May 16, 2017 News

What will it take for home builders to embrace the Green?

by John Bleasby

National recognition and local policies may be needed to ‘push’ the industry into the future

May 15, 2017 News

Trying to keep up with all the Tesla solar tile hype? You’re not alone!

by John Bleasby

Equal parts of excitement and confusion arrive with each announcement

May 11, 2017 News

UPDATE: Orillia high school students begin assembly of a log cabin

by John Bleasby

Tracking the hands-on projects tackled by the next generation of skilled trades

May 10, 2017 News

Continued industry growth requires new trades workers, and fast!

by John Bleasby

The upcoming labour shortage is real. The solution is up for debate

May 10, 2017 News

Alberta proposes licenced registry for home builders

by John Bleasby

Fast-growing province sees licences as a consumer protection measure

May 9, 2017 News

Home Depot U.S. investigated by the EPA over lead paint remediation

by John Bleasby

Costly fines and penalties stateside should give pause to all Canadian renovators

May 8, 2017 News

Alberta invests $1 million in Fort McMurray plumbing apprenticeships

by John Bleasby

Anticipating skills shortages, a new pilot project expands Keyano College’s training programs

May 5, 2017 Voice

Do illegal workers deserve Working at Heights training in Ontario?

by Alec Caldwell

Under the table workers still need their Working At Heights certificates. Which leaves them in a dilemma.

May 5, 2017 News

Self-employed tax return date is June 15

by Steve Payne

Here are some tips on minimizing your tax owed, as a renovation contractor or home builder

May 4, 2017 News

Insulation industry associations butt heads again.

by John Bleasby

Fibreglass insulation industry violated advertising’s self-regulatory procedures, U.S. watchdog says

May 3, 2017 News

High school construction majors take on a log building

by John Bleasby

Brett Carron’s class gets more hands-on, real-life experience

May 2, 2017 News

Western Canadian Drywall Tariff rebate program announced

by John Bleasby

Qualifying contractors, send in your applications! (Not as easy as it sounds!)

May 1, 2017 News

A hungry worker is less productive

by John Bleasby

Contractors can guide workers towards good food choices

April 28, 2017 News

The Toronto ‘crane girl’: Risking others’ lives for Facebook likes?

by Alec Caldwell

One false move by the brave firefighter who rescued her, and he could have died

April 28, 2017 News

We have a Dilemma Contest Winner!

by John Bleasby

Byron Emmons of Kingston, Ontario wins a DeWalt cordless reciprocating saw for his recommended actions for ‘Steve’

April 27, 2017 News

Ontario contractor convicted of ‘unfair practice’

by John Bleasby

“Stay away from Doug Barber. He will rip you off, guaranteed!”

April 26, 2017 News

“Looking after Number One,” your big customers

by John Bleasby

How do leading contractors handle client service expectations after move in?