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December 18, 2017 News

DeWalt spreads holiday cheer during “Pay-It-Forward Day”

by John Bleasby

DeWalt surprises No Frills’ customers with random acts of kindness

December 15, 2017 News

Maximizing your online reputation with HomeStars

by Steve Payne

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

December 14, 2017 News

Richard ‘Sparky’ Hazel is in trouble again!

by John Bleasby

Fake electrician from Burlington, ON heads to jail for nine months

December 13, 2017 News

The Leftovers: How aspiring apprentices were short-circuited by a college faculty strike

by John Bleasby

No one spoke up for student apprentices amid all the media rhetoric

December 12, 2017 News

Shocks to the system; An industry leader speaks out about electrical apprenticeships

by John Bleasby

How Ontario’s apprenticeship programs are short-circuiting new entrants

December 12, 2017 News

One week to enter our Contractor Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

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

December 11, 2017 News

New boss for BILD

by canadiancontractor

David Wilkes is the new top gun at BILD, the voice of builders, developers and renovators in the Greater Toronto Area

December 11, 2017 News

Mattamy Homes buys Royal Oaks Building Group

by canadiancontractor

Toronto-based Mattamy’s acquisition of the Raleigh, NC-based homebuilder continues to expand the firm’s footprint in the U.S.

December 8, 2017 News

Contractors, send us your best “hack” and – if we publish it – we will send you a $100 gas card

by Steve Payne

A Contractor Hack is any construction method that speeds things up on a job site – or solves a problem – or does a better job than traditional methods.

December 8, 2017 News

Ontario masonry industry applauds province on infrastructure plan

by canadiancontractor

“[We] particularly welcomes the Province’s commitment to applying a life cycle assessment to infrastructure planning.”

December 8, 2017 News

Ontario’s Construction Lien Amendment Act passes into law

by John Bleasby

Prompt payment to contractors seen as one of the main benefits

December 7, 2017 News

Does Net Zero Energy go far enough?

by John Bleasby

Canada is failing to meet its GHG commitments. Is ‘Net Zero Carbon’ the answer?

December 5, 2017 News

Is legalized marijuana coming to your job site?

by John Bleasby

Contractors need more than just “toke’n” policies

December 1, 2017 News

New stress test rules on mortgages, coming in January, will hurt real estate transactions

by canadiancontractor

It’s just the latest indication that Ottawa is worried about Canadians’ personal debt levels

December 1, 2017 News

Why did ReidBuilt Homes go bust? New details emerge

by canadiancontractor

ReidBuilt owed a staggering $200-million to some 700 creditors

December 1, 2017 News

Cochrane, AB resident urges new bylaw to allow a different kind of backing-up alarm for construction vehicles

by canadiancontractor

Kevin Shier is a distributor for the new type of white noise backing-up alarm, intended to replace the standard “beeping” alarm

November 30, 2017 News

Making dollars and sense from home automation

by John Bleasby

The key is a technology partner to integrate the complete system

November 28, 2017 News

Alberta home builders need licenses starting December 1

by John Bleasby

Industry response muted as provincial builder licensing expands across the country