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November 17, 2017 News

Built Green Canada partners with the City of Edmonton for EnerGuide rebates

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BUILT GREEN builders can earn a $200 rebate for each home they sign up (up to ten homes) for Edmonton’s “Spot the Difference” program

November 17, 2017 News

Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award winners announced

by Steve Payne

The awards program honours people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.

November 17, 2017 News

Banff, AB project to build infill housing from shipping containers breaks ground

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The housing, to be assembled by Ladacor Modular Systems, will be living quarters for staff of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts

November 17, 2017 News

HomeStars’ research shows contractors 12 behaviours to avoid

by Steve Payne

This is the first in a 5-part series of short videos sponsored by HomeStars

November 16, 2017 News

Contractor misled by phony electrical contractor

by John Bleasby

While Jose Julio DeNobrega is fined over $50,000, the warning is clear for all contractors

November 15, 2017 News

New Contractor Dilemma! What would you do?

by John Bleasby

Pat Roulstone was confronted with a familiar face at his new job

November 14, 2017 News

How to handle a bad on-line review

by John Bleasby

Call a lawyer, ignore or resolve? What’s a contractor’s best move?

November 8, 2017 News

Social media marketing for the working contractor Part 5: The Plan!

by John Bleasby

Without a plan, your social media marketing efforts can go to waste

November 7, 2017 News

Strange and frightening tales from the halls of justice

by John Bleasby

One contractor sues for defamation; another is convicted but reappears (maybe)

November 3, 2017 News

Major Edmonton residential builder enters receivership

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ReidBuilt Homes owed $64.6 million to bankers

November 1, 2017 News

CaGBC opens Zero Carbon Building Program registration

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This is an initiative of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

November 1, 2017 News

Social media marketing for the working contractor (Part 4): Timing

by John Bleasby

When it comes to social media posting, ‘Timing is Everything’ (almost)

October 31, 2017 News

U.S. silica rules are coming to Canada! Here’s what you need to know.

by John Bleasby

B.C. leads Canada with containment protocols, as tool manufacturers offer new solutions

October 28, 2017 News

We have a Contractor Dilemma winner

by John Bleasby

James Larusic of Sydney, NS will receive a DeWalt cordless air compressor!

October 27, 2017 News

Help save construction worker lives: Apply to be a Working at Heights trainer

by Steve Payne

Alec Caldwell and Monica Olenroot, best known to our readers as the founders of CARAHS, are looking for new talent

October 27, 2017 News

NEW update on the Morneau small business tax changes

by Steve Payne

Zeifmans has plain language updates on the effect on YOUR contracting firm

October 27, 2017 News

Unlicensed roofing ‘contractor’ in Hamilton, ON sentenced to ten days in jail

by Steve Payne

Jason Dennis is “the worst case I’ve seen of an unlicensed contractor,” said the head of building inspections for the city

October 26, 2017 News

West Vancouver seeks demolition of small ‘addition’ turned into massive new build

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This looks like a project that evolved over time – from a modest reno to a monster home – without the city being in the loop