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June 14, 2018 News

Paint strippers with toxic ingredients pose a serious health hazard

by John Bleasby

Lowes Canada and RONA will pull products. Home Depot is silent

June 12, 2018 News

Fixer Upper stars hit with $200,000 in fines and restitution

by John Bleasby

Safe lead paint removal practices ignored during hit show

June 8, 2018 Video

The Way to L.E.E.D.: Interview with NUDURA, Episode 4

by Steve Payne

In this short video, Canadian Contractor’s Rob Koci and Gary Meine from NUDURA discuss the LEED sustainable building standard – and how ICFs can be help a builder to achieve a LEED certification

June 7, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights, Part 5 (VIDEO): Training

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX. This episode talks about the VELUX Installers Program (VIP).

June 7, 2018 News

Social media marketing has changed (Part 2)

by John Bleasby

Filling the funnel, finessing the timing, and delivering the message on target

June 4, 2018 News

Skills Canada National Competition increases the hands-on experience

by John Bleasby

“We want to put tools and materials in young people’s hands”

June 1, 2018 News

Last chance to enter our Contractor Dilemma contest! Win TWO prizes from DeWalt!

by John Bleasby

What should contractor Jeremy Pudney do about these young homeowners who insist on “helping” out around the job site? Tell us, and a DeWalt prize package could be on it’s way to YOU!

June 1, 2018 News

Two years from now, our industry could look like this if the Ontario NDP wins a majority

by John Bleasby

This is a fictional scenario but, as John Bleasby points out, it is based on the official campaign platform and other policies of the Ontario NDP

June 1, 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

May 31, 2018 News

Successful social media marketing has changed

by John Bleasby

Busting some internet myths (Part 1)

May 28, 2018 Video

Contractor Talk Episode 1: The Making of a Contractor: John McLellan

by canadiancontractor

One of the most successful roofing and renovations contractors in the Toronto area, John talks to Rob Koci about his successes, mistakes and business principles

May 24, 2018 News

Education system is key to Canada’s skilled trade shortages: Opinion

by Casey Edge

Coordinated awareness programs and post-secondary electives needed

May 24, 2018 News

Summer heat: Too much of a good thing?

by John Bleasby

Workers and supervisors must work together to understand and mitigate the risks

May 22, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 4: Thermal bridging solutions (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Using traditional anchoring systems to attach exterior foam insulation to concrete can create a significant thermal bridging problem!

May 22, 2018 News

Recruiting tomorrow’s skilled trades workforce starts today

by John Bleasby

A small town career showcase demonstrates the importance of the long game

May 17, 2018 News

Mike Holmes blasts 4-year-old for poorly constructed pillow fort, Beaverton ‘fake news’ reports

by Canadian Contractor staff

“This could collapse at any time,” claims celebrity contractor critic

May 17, 2018 News

‘Love It or List It’ producers sued for “numerous defects and deficiencies”

by John Bleasby

Actor substituted as a contractor in the filming the show

May 16, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 5: Contractor uses for zip ties

by canadiancontractor

Got a trick or tip to make things go a little easier on your job site? Email it to us. If we use it in a video like this one, we will send you a $50 gas card