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September 29, 2017 News

Federal Liberals’ “consultation period” on small business tax hikes ends in 3 days

by Steve Payne

The Liberals have argued that it is only the rich who are targeted under this draft legislation. Contractor associations in our industry disagree.

September 28, 2017 News

Naikoon shows the way to conscientious waste management on the job site

by John Bleasby

Vancouver contractor says site presentation and recycling is more than just a ‘feel-good’

September 25, 2017 News

Different climate control solutions have implications for contractors

by John Bleasby

Save trouble later by knowing what the mechanical system designer has specified

September 22, 2017 News

Insulation producer ROXUL rebrands to ROCKWOOL

by canadiancontractor

The rebranding takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

September 22, 2017 News

New premium rate model to be rolled out by WSIB Ontario

by Sean Baird, WSIB Vice President of Employer Services

The new “rate setting model” will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2020

September 21, 2017 News

Contractor associations, PCs and NDP hammer Morneau’s small business tax plan

by Steve Payne

Income sprinkling and passive investments within professional corporations are firmly in the Department of Finance’s cross hairs

September 21, 2017 News

Ottawa court zaps another fake (unlicensed) electrician

by John Bleasby

Yvon Richer, doing business in Orleans, ON, was fined $12,500 for advertising unlicensed electrical work

September 19, 2017 News

Kate Campbell launches her scholarship to ‘Build Women Up’

by John Bleasby

When it comes to encouraging women and young girls to pursue careers in the trades, they need to see more success stories like Kate Campbell, TV’s popular female celebrity builder. She puts it best herself when she says, “You can’t

September 18, 2017 News

Canadian contractors invade Indianapolis for Festool Connect

by Steve Payne

Muskoka, Ontario woodworker Joe Nefsky spent 24 hours on the road to be a part of it

September 14, 2017 News

Is there a silver bullet to sound proofing?

by John Bleasby

New construction or renovation, walls or floors. Each has challenges and solutions

September 12, 2017 News

SkillTrain Rwanda Day 2: Gatenga…

by Robert Koci

…and the saddest woodworking shop in the world Today, we drove 140 km upcountry to the eastern province of Gasabo near the Tanzanian border. We took perfect, swept roads (government workers, mostly elderly woman, are found all along the main

September 12, 2017 News

Workplace harassment and bullying: Actions and policy required!

by John Bleasby

‘Boys will be boys’? Sorry! Not good enough

September 11, 2017 News

SkillTrain Rwanda: Day 1: Kigali

by Robert Koci

The week of September 11 to September 15, 2017, publisher Rob Koci is writing a daily blog from Rwanda where he is on a scouting mission to learn how Canadian Contractor readers can help the country improve its trades training.

September 8, 2017 News

TV’s deck contracting guru, Paul Lafrance, seeks assistant carpenter!

by Steve Payne

This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming novice carpenter to join Paul and his team in the Pickering, ON area.

September 8, 2017 News

Are you tracking your job costs properly? If not, READ THIS!

by Steve Ryan

Here is a no-nonsense primer on the most important number crunching you will ever do. If you don’t have an accurate job cost system already in place, read this and get started today!

 

September 8, 2017 News

Apply here for an expenses-paid trip to our RENO FOCUS sessions in Toronto, Jan. 21-23, 2018

by canadiancontractor

We are looking to invite 32 contractors to Toronto for this event, travel, hotel and meals paid by us… Click on the link in this article to apply.

September 7, 2017 News

Margaret Atwood, your NIMBY attitude feeds Canada’s urban housing crisis

by John Bleasby

Canada’s rich and famous band together to oppose a mid-town condominium

September 5, 2017 News

Is B.C.’s Energy Step Code too much, too fast? (Part Two)

by John Bleasby

Not everyone embraces BC’s unique approach to Net Zero Energy