Canadian Contractor

Canadian Contractor

August 31, 2018 Voice

Would you spend $450,000 to buy project that may never go ahead?

by Steve Payne

Well, the Trudeau government just spent $4.5-billion for the now-frozen (by the courts) Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

August 30, 2018 News

We have a Dilemma Contest winner!

by John Bleasby

Howard van Esch of Guelph, ON wins a great prize from DeWalt

August 30, 2018 News

Abandoned house lost in Vancouver zoning maze for 13 years

by John Bleasby

Frustrated owner says to City, “Why don’t YOU buy it?”

August 28, 2018 News

Will Doug Ford’s Ontario PCs finally slay the Ontario College of Trades? Opinion

by John Bleasby

Now’s the time to abolish this reviled government bureaucracy

August 24, 2018 News

Toronto hydronics firm says their recent fines from Ontario College of Trades are unfair and punitive to small businesses

by Steve Payne

The firm received two OCOT fines totalling $750 after installing a simple air handler that, it claims, should never require installation by OCOT-member heating and air conditioning mechanics

August 23, 2018 News

Renovation contractors remain a popular media punching bag

by John Bleasby

Is it time for industry regulation or more homeowner responsibility?

August 21, 2018 News

Phase One of Ontario’s new Construction Lien Act is in effect

by John Bleasby

Here are Q & A’s contractors like you might be asking

August 17, 2018 News

Craftsman leaps from the starting gate under new ownership

by John Bleasby

New products and new retail availability combines with a rich brand history

August 16, 2018 News

5 great exercises to relieve contractor aches and pains

by canadiancontractor

Kitchen and bath contractor Joel demonstrates simple exercises that can help your body to cope with job site stresses and strains

August 16, 2018 News

Only a few days left to enter our new Contractor Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

Someone will win a great prize from DeWalt! Why not you?

August 15, 2018 News

The certainty of death, taxes, and municipal inspection fees

by Casey Edge

Guest columnist Casey Edge exposes increased building fees for what they are: Taxes!

August 14, 2018 News

Stanley Black & Decker continues commitment to Habitat for Humanity

by Canadian Contractor

Company employees donate time to help families needing safe, affordable housing

August 10, 2018 News

Laying the last stone on Maxwell’s house: Manitoulin Island (VIDEO link in post)

by canadiancontractor

Steve started work on his limestone farmhouse 31 years ago, gathering rocks from local fields while living in a tent.

August 9, 2018 News

New ways to build with blocks

by John Bleasby

Technology pushes self-insulated and lightweight alternatives to concrete to new levels

August 7, 2018 News

Sky-high in Edmonton

by John Bleasby

Ironworkers posing for a photo on a steel beam 69 floors up were suspended – and one worker was fired

August 2, 2018 News

Nail gun safety? “Don’t worry, be trigger happy!”

by John Bleasby

Safety devices are built in to most nail guns and shouldn’t be short-circuited

July 31, 2018 News

3-D renderings could be your best new sales tool

by John Bleasby

“Nothing blows the socks off a prospect more than a 3-D color rendering.”

July 26, 2018 News

Still crazy after all these years: Canada’s ever-expanding housing market

by John Bleasby

Contractors planning for the future should read the macro trends