We have a Contractor Dilemma winner!by John Bleasby
Let love take its own course, suggests Don Tolma of Edmonton AB
Insuring the big stuff is critical for contractorsby John Bleasby
Losing drill or a chop saw is annoying enough, but what about a backhoe?
Few tears shed over PCs’ announcement that Ontario College of Trades will be wound downby John Bleasby
“OCOT was a red tape monster” — Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance
Ontario government to revamp apprenticeship system and “wind down” Ontario College of Tradesby John Bleasby
The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act” will reset Ontario’s journeyperson to apprentice ratio at one-to-one
What Canadian builders can learn from Hurricane Michaelby John Bleasby
Building to code minimums is not enough
45 per cent of renovating home owners are now incorporating smart home systems, CEDIA report saysby 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.
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
Will your workers be blazing today?by John Bleasby
Legalized marijuana throws a multitude of issues in the wind
New surtax on steel imports will impact housing affordabilityby John Bleasby
The tariff game, where everyone’s a loser! (Except the government, of course)
Less than 2 weeks to enter our new Contractor Dilemma Contest!by John Bleasby
You could win a DeWalt cordless table saw!
Public misconceptions about why contractors need depositsby canadiancontractor
“We are not your (expletive) bank!” writes contractor Karl Bach
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.
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
Home-based contracting businesses need specific insurance coverageby John Bleasby
Standard home owner policies are not adequate to cover all risks
Apprenticeship initiatives from coast-to-coast attempt to fill the funnelby John Bleasby
Innovative programs are addressing the national skilled trade crisis
Prefab wood panels for mid-rises gaining traction in B.C.by Steve Payne
One firm, Pro-Fit Structures, Chilliwack, B.C. is reported to have had a 21 per cent increase in volume in the past year
No good deed goes unpunished? Kamloops developer under WorkSafe BC’s intense scrutinyby canadiancontractor
It was just supposed to be a coat of paint to make some existing rental housing look better. Next came the HazMat suits.
CertainTeed’s latest drywall tariff request was denied. The CITT explains why.by John Bleasby
Despite rejection, company is “weighing its options” for future action