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December 2, 2021  

Limit the role of regulators

Mark would like to see the new Skilled Trades

November 29, 2021  

What’s the point of the ESA?

Paul wonders what function the ESA serves, since contractors

November 26, 2021  

Drip cap caveat

Richard agrees with our window installation experts in “Window

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September 7, 2021  

Plumbing supply manager goes the extra mile

Connor McCormack of Emco in Squamish, B.C., has gained

June 7, 2021  

Federal Greener Homes – not enough for HVAC

Johnathan notes the Greener Homes Initiative isn’t addressing the

February 17, 2021  

Seniors would like to build without basements

Warren has some questions about the feasibility of slab-on-grade

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February 12, 2021  

Employers need to get apprentices in at ground level

Chad has some thoughts on apprenticeships, sparked by this

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February 12, 2021  

Don’t be a slob

This reader warns of loss of trust if you

January 8, 2021  

Reviews no guarantee of long-term quality

Mike notes that durability is a hard quality to

January 8, 2021  

Just one more expense

Bradley sees the Ontario AODA rules putting a drag

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December 18, 2020  

It’s not the boogeyman

Karen is relieved to find out from John Bleasby

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December 18, 2020  

Good goal, bad timing

Nathan feels the timing is bad for Ontario to

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November 27, 2020  

Refer to the law when asking for deposits

In response to “Why does a contractor need a

November 10, 2020  

A choice between two systems

Ken sees a fundamental choice in our politics between

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October 30, 2020  

What trades shortage?

Is there a skilled trades shortage or not? Depends

October 29, 2020  

Don’t vent through the soffit

A 27-year veteran says bathroom fans should never be

October 23, 2020  

Keeping an eye on time helps profits

Kim Menard appreciates Jacob Stoller’s thoughts on Lean construction,

October 23, 2020  

Harrowing dispute ruining homeowners lives

Della Mackie reports on her ongoing battle with a

October 13, 2020  

No reason not to agree to milestones

Ben Polley chimes in on the milestones debate. On

September 25, 2020  

Make asbestos removal a BC election issue

What form should government assistance to encourage asbestos removal

September 21, 2020  

Spray foam contractors rush to help – UPDATE

The Leasak story has now made the local news

September 17, 2020  

Spray foam disaster

Noreen and Bob in Calgary shared photos of their

August 26, 2020  

Rejection of project milestones terrifies homeowner – UPDATE

Some contractors don’t like project milestones and we get

August 24, 2020  

Compensation boards creating skilled trades shortage

Our love for worker’s compensation boards continues to overflow…

August 24, 2020  

In praise of Mike Holmes

That lightning rod known as Mike Holmes continues to

August 18, 2020  

MTO doing important work

[Alec Caldwell’s six-year-old column about the Ontario Ministry of

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August 18, 2020  

Wondering whom to ask about asbestos – UPDATE

Leona wants to know how to find out if

July 29, 2020  

Resources in southwestern Ontario for people needing assistance with accessibility

Ask and ye shall receive. Tracy C. has chimed

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July 20, 2020  

Adding fireplace causes moisture

Jeffrey Daigneault remembers how condensation could cause a moisture

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July 13, 2020  

Seeking information on assistance for accessibility

We are currently having a condo built because my