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July 24, 2018  

Yuneec Commercial Drone System

If you think a drone flying around your jobsite is only good for high-drama aerial videos, think again.

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July 23, 2018  

Delta Cruzer Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

Delta’s new 10″ and 12″ corded saws get stable, space-saving action with a different approach. Instead of rails, the saws have hinged, industrial robot-style arms that fold out.

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July 19, 2018  

Video: Rockin’ The Tools

Chinese manufacturer Aeropro has cranked it to 11 in this clip.

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July 16, 2018  

Videos: A Penny For Your Thoughts

Apparently, making “penny” floors, tables, and the like is a thing.

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July 13, 2018  

World Cup Final on Sunday

The World Cup Final match is being held in Moscow on Sunday.

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July 12, 2018  

Skilsaw Super Sawsquatch Circular Saw

The Super Sawsquatch ships with a 16 5/16″ blade, making it “the biggest worm drive saw on earth,”

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July 11, 2018  

From the Archives: The Doh! Moment

Using safety equipment is important. But using it properly is even more important, as Allan McPherson almost found out the very hard way.

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July 10, 2018  

Recall Roundup: Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer

The spray bar can detach, damage the housing, and send pieces of plastic flying. One related injury has been reported in the U.S.

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July 9, 2018  

Sod-making machine

If you’re a landscaper, you’ve likely laid down more than a few rolls of sod in your career.

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July 6, 2018  

Calgary Stampede opens

Billing itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the annual Stampede includes wagon racing, cowboy challenges, and live music, including headliner Brad Paisley.

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July 5, 2018  

Recall Roundup: Makita Line Trimmer

Potential Problem: A grommet can come loose, allowing fuel to leak from the tank.

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July 3, 2018  

Video: RC Jobsite

These remote controlled enthusiasts have a full construction site running.

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June 29, 2018  

Happy Canada Day

Canada Day falls on Sunday, so celebrate your country’s birthday, and enjoy a well-deserved long weekend!

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June 27, 2018  

Recall Roundup: Really Hot Tub

Models affected: Various Maxx Spas Industries Corp. models with a Delta UV Model EA-4H-5 generator

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June 25, 2018  

Happy Saint Jean Baptiste Day

Our colleagues in la belle province get the day off today to celebrate the feast of Saint Jean Baptiste

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June 21, 2018  

Video: RoboCarp

If you’re already a bit worried about your long-term job stability, you might now want to watch this video of robots building custom furniture.

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June 20, 2018  

Correction course?

After years of steady price escalation across the country, government efforts to curtail the risk of a real estate bubble seem to be putting the brakes on things.

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June 20, 2018  

Health and Safety: High Times

How to handle legal and medicinal weed on the jobsite.

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June 19, 2018  

Recall Roundup: The Chain Gang

Kobalt and Greenworks 80-volt 18” Cordless Electric Chainsaws

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June 18, 2018  

Video: Boring Billboard

Swedish-based Sioo:x Wood Protection recognizes that they don’t exactly have the sexiest product in the world. So they decided to embrace it

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June 17, 2018  

THE INDUSTRY LEADER: Housing policies must focus on supply

Not enough new housing is being built for sale or rent and this results in higher prices, higher rents and long waits lists.

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June 17, 2018  

THE LAWYER: The problem with inclusionary zoning regulation

The promise of inclusionary zoning in the draft of the regulation and the reality of what was actually passed by the province is radically different.

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June 17, 2018  

THE BRANDER: Make your amenities right for your buyers

Condo amenities that meet the needs of the market’s evolving demographics are a great way to rise above the competition while avoiding excessive cost.

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June 17, 2018  

THE REALTY SPECIALIST: Ottawa a hot market for investors

Ottawa has always enjoyed a good and stable housing market, and right now the market is heating up.

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June 17, 2018  

THE AD EXECUTIVE: The marketing rules are ever changing

This is a brave new world – the world of Facebook, Google and Instagram, of short attention spans and instant gratification.

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June 15, 2018  

Happy Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day.

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June 15, 2018  

THE ANALYST : The answer to affordable housing: Supply, supply, supply

If we don’t address the supply issue now the future pressure from millennials will continue to drive prices upward. READ MORE

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June 15, 2018  

THE BUILDER : Separating fact from fiction

Government policies have penalized the hard-working individuals trying to climb onto the homeownership ladder. READ MORE

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June 15, 2018  

THE COUNCIL : U.S. tariffs on steel will hurt Canadian real estate

A hike in rebar and construction steel costs could have a serious impact on the highrise construction sector, condo projects and housing costs. READ MORE

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June 15, 2018  

THE MARKETER : To open or not to open?

When trying gauging the market, try test marketing and use that data to determine site opening and pricing. READ MORE