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August 3, 2018 Voice

Apprenticeship ratio stupidity in Ontario: Comment number 5,033

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Well, probably not five thousand comments, but it sure feels like it. So many young people want to work in the trades in Ontario but the ratios system prevents them.

July 27, 2018 Voice

Comments about the Alberta homeowner who won two judgments against fly-by-night ‘contractor’

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A lesson to young contractors from a veteran: Listen To Your Gut!

July 27, 2018 Voice

Quebec, unions and construction ‘volunteers’

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“Job sites without power tools… might be a good opportunity for positive community activism,” says Neil Damackine

July 27, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Saskatchewan joins Alberta in approving wire-free electrical controls in new construction

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SaskPower Electrical Inspections now accepts wireless switches in all applications including for rules 30-500 to 30-510 of the Canadian Electrical Code

July 27, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Specifying WRBs as air barriers (Sponsored Post)

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An air barrier system is only as strong as its weakest link. Make sure the products you specify are tough enough to perform in the elements.

July 20, 2018 Voice

Dispensing with GreenOn rebate program in Ontario, without a replacement plan, was unwise

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Whatever you may think about the paperwork and bureaucracy of government subsidized renovation programs, they DO keep the cash operators out of the game

July 11, 2018 Voice

Are these guys for real? Politicians tap dancing as fast as they can on stupid decisions

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Casey Edge of the Victoria Residential Builders Association digs up three quotes from politicians that make us wonder about their sanity

July 10, 2018 Voice

Scam where “customer” needs renovations on a home they do not own is common

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They need electrical work done on a house they are buying but haven’t got the money to close the deal, is one version of the scam

July 9, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Questions to ask when choosing a high performance house wrap (Sponsored Post)

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5 key questions to ask before you choose a particular brand of housewrap

July 5, 2018 Voice

An old pro has some valuable advice for frustrated youths trying to break into the trades

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“Try to get a position as anything in an institution or factory. A mine, steel mill, refinery, hospital, school board or prison are all good places to look. Good luck.”

July 5, 2018 Voice

“It’s inconceivable that the IBEW have so much power to screw people over…”

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“(IBEW) lied to and cheated both myself and the employees who wanted nothing to do with the union,” says this electrical contractor

July 4, 2018 Voice

This insulation contractor is sorry to see the end of GreenOn rebates

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“This program was good for the honest contractor and the client,” says Joel Starkman

June 29, 2018 Voice

Ontario’s screwed up apprenticeship ratios: Is IBEW “a closed shop catering to sons or daughters of members?”

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Sean Gander details just how far his son went trying to break into the electrical field. He says the IBEW treated his son unfairly. Does this sound like a fair system to you?

June 25, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Air barriers defined

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Choosing an effective air barrier ensures a comfortable and energy efficient home

June 22, 2018 Voice

Ontario elects Doug Ford premier: Tell Jill Dunlop, MPP, to push for the abolition of the Ontario College of Trades!

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Will new Ontario MPP Jill Dunlop continue the work of her MPP plumber father, Garfield, in calling for OCOT’s bureaucrats to be sent packing?

June 15, 2018 Voice

Memo to Ontario Premier-Elect Doug Ford: The Ontario College of Trades is “extortion and nothing less!”

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Four years ago, the Ontario PC party was all about abolishing the Ontario College of Trades. Not much has been heard about that from Doug Ford.

June 15, 2018 Voice

Skilled trades shortage? What skilled trades shortage?

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Alex went to school to get qualified as an electrical contractor but work has been hard to find…

June 8, 2018 BUILDWIRE

New TYPAR Drainable Wrap provides added protection against water damage in exterior walls

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TYPAR Drainable Wrap has the ability to shed more bulk water than traditional house wraps