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November 15, 2018 News

The need for site safety regulations explained in 5 videos

by John Bleasby

We’re lucky to have rules that protect workers!

November 13, 2018 News

Matching certification programs to your energy-efficiency commitment (New Series)

by John Bleasby

Part One: Passive House heads the chart of energy-efficiency programs

November 8, 2018 News

Business cards: Your chance to make a good first impression

by John Bleasby

You can say a lot about your company in a small space

November 6, 2018 News

Set yourself up for hiring success

by John Bleasby

It’s as much about you and your company as it about the candidate

November 5, 2018 News

31 Lowe’s and RONA locations to be closed across Canada

by canadiancontractor

Click on the link within this story to see if your local store is affected

November 5, 2018 News

Radon gas causes more deaths than cars, say cancer prevention advocates

by John Bleasby

November is “Radon Action Month.” Scientists say radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

November 2, 2018 News

CertainTeed announces call for project submissions for the 5th Gypsum National Trophy Award

by canadiancontractor

Leading building materials manufacturer to host 5th national award ceremony honouring excellence in drywall design and beyond

November 2, 2018 News

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!”

by John Bleasby

CRA tries to turn a punch line into a pitch line

October 31, 2018 News

The illusion of tax credits, rebates and tariffs

by Casey Edge

Casey Edge offers up a Hallowe’en trick or treat of magic and deception

October 30, 2018 News

We have a Contractor Dilemma winner!

by John Bleasby

Let love take its own course, suggests Don Tolma of Edmonton AB

October 30, 2018 News

Insuring the big stuff is critical for contractors

by John Bleasby

Losing drill or a chop saw is annoying enough, but what about a backhoe?

October 29, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 9: Four common complaints about fasteners (and their solutions) VIDEO

by canadiancontractor

Head stripping, screws breaking, head snapping and time-consuming pre-drilling… all cost contractors time and money

October 26, 2018 Video

Site Tips #10: The correct use of backer rod and bond breaker tape in caulking applications (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

The extremes of the Canadian climate test caulking installations to the limit. Give your work a better chance to stand up over time by using both of these materials.

October 26, 2018 News

Few tears shed over PCs’ announcement that Ontario College of Trades will be wound down

by John Bleasby

“OCOT was a red tape monster” — Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance

October 23, 2018 News

Ontario government to revamp apprenticeship system and “wind down” Ontario College of Trades

by John Bleasby

The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act” will reset Ontario’s journeyperson to apprentice ratio at one-to-one

October 23, 2018 News

What Canadian builders can learn from Hurricane Michael

by John Bleasby

Building to code minimums is not enough

October 19, 2018 News

45 per cent of renovating home owners are now incorporating smart home systems, CEDIA report says

by 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.

October 18, 2018 News

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