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November 5, 2018 News

Radon gas causes more deaths than cars, say cancer prevention advocates

by John Bleasby

November is “Radon Action Month.” Scientists say radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

November 2, 2018 News

CertainTeed announces call for project submissions for the 5th Gypsum National Trophy Award

by canadiancontractor

Leading building materials manufacturer to host 5th national award ceremony honouring excellence in drywall design and beyond

November 2, 2018 News

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!”

by John Bleasby

CRA tries to turn a punch line into a pitch line

October 31, 2018 News

The illusion of tax credits, rebates and tariffs

by Casey Edge

Casey Edge offers up a Hallowe’en trick or treat of magic and deception

October 30, 2018 News

We have a Contractor Dilemma winner!

by John Bleasby

Let love take its own course, suggests Don Tolma of Edmonton AB

October 30, 2018 News

Insuring the big stuff is critical for contractors

by John Bleasby

Losing drill or a chop saw is annoying enough, but what about a backhoe?

October 26, 2018 News

Few tears shed over PCs’ announcement that Ontario College of Trades will be wound down

by John Bleasby

“OCOT was a red tape monster” — Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance

October 23, 2018 News

Ontario government to revamp apprenticeship system and “wind down” Ontario College of Trades

by John Bleasby

The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act” will reset Ontario’s journeyperson to apprentice ratio at one-to-one

October 23, 2018 News

What Canadian builders can learn from Hurricane Michael

by John Bleasby

Building to code minimums is not enough

October 19, 2018 News

45 per cent of renovating home owners are now incorporating smart home systems, CEDIA report says

by canadiancontractor

Renovation contractors looking for education in smart home technology might want to check out CEDIA: the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. Smart home tech is now a $2-billion industry south of the border.

October 18, 2018 News

Heads up, it’s the Hard Hat Challenge! (Funny video links)

by John Bleasby

We do NOT recommend you try these tricks on your own job sites – but if you’re looking for a smile or a laugh at the end of a tough week, watch these videos

October 17, 2018 News

Will your workers be blazing today?

by John Bleasby

Legalized marijuana throws a multitude of issues in the wind

October 16, 2018 News

New surtax on steel imports will impact housing affordability

by John Bleasby

The tariff game, where everyone’s a loser! (Except the government, of course)

October 14, 2018 News

Less than 2 weeks to enter our new Contractor Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

You could win a DeWalt cordless table saw!

October 12, 2018 Voice

Public misconceptions about why contractors need deposits

by canadiancontractor

“We are not your (expletive) bank!” writes contractor Karl Bach

October 12, 2018 News

We asked the Ontario College of Trades to clarify their jurisdiction over hydronics installations. Here is their response.

by Steve Payne

OCOT agrees that some work described as “hydronics” falls outside of the scope of any regulated trade, but that plumbing, coolant or sheet metal work will require certification for each of these trades.

October 12, 2018 News

Got a faster, better way to do something on site? Let us know, and you could win a $50 gas card!

by Steve Payne

To see some of the great tips we have already done videos for, just type Site Tips in the search bar

October 11, 2018 News

Home-based contracting businesses need specific insurance coverage

by John Bleasby

Standard home owner policies are not adequate to cover all risks