Canadian Contractor


June 13, 2014 Voice

From commercial pilot to general contractor (3): Half-load restrictions, Half-speed construction

by John Bleasby

Retired pilot John Bleasby gives us his third of a series of blogs about the home he is building north of Toronto. In this blog, he talks about the delays he experienced this spring waiting for building materials to arrive in trucks hampered by half-load restrictions on township roads.

March 7, 2014 Voice

Ontario Liberals, through the Ontario College of Trades, finding a way to pay the carpenters' union back for their support

by Alec Caldwell

“Imagine homeowners having their renovations stopped immediately because they are using non-certified, non-union labour?”

March 7, 2014 Voice

Ontario Liberals, through the Ontario College of Trades, finding a way to pay the carpenters’ union back for their support

by Alec Caldwell

“Imagine homeowners having their renovations stopped immediately because they are using non-certified, non-union labour?”

January 23, 2014 News

My men tell me the day they repossessed the windows was the most fun they have ever had at work

by Steve Payne

“Our guys cut through the vinyl brickmould from inside with reciprocating saws and loaded the windows into the truck.”

October 29, 2012 Video

Dick's Lumber, Vancouver, wins Outstanding Retailer Award

by Steve Payne

“For 48 years, contractors shopping at Dick’s Lumber have been treated as more than just customers. They’ve been treated like partners,” the trade magazine Hardware Merchandising said, in presenting the award to Dick’s Lumber’s owners.