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December 8, 2017 Voice

City of Toronto tree protection madness: Part 3

by Steve Payne

The Committee of Adjustment is all good with Caroline’s plans. She wants to plant three trees in place of one that will be removed. Oh no you don’t, say the Forestry folks.

December 6, 2017 Voice

Kitchener, ON woman needs help getting a wheelchair ramp built for her daughter

by Steve Payne

Anyone interested in helping? Please post under the story.

December 6, 2017 Voice

Builders need better education before we continue to boost energy efficiency

by canadiancontractor

“We need every province to participate in builder licensing and education”

December 1, 2017 Voice

UK building codes free, easy to use. What’s wrong with Ottawa?

by canadiancontractor

Robert Smith has a nice link here to show the clarity of the FREE UK building code documents

December 1, 2017 Voice

Sunny Roofing’s Dong Mo now in a Toronto jail

by Alec Caldwell

The “roofing contractor” received his prison sentence on Nov. 23

November 24, 2017 Voice

In support of her father

by canadiancontractor

Samantha Madisson’s dad has hands-on electrical skills – but can’t get job offers. She asks: is the “skills trades shortage” real?

November 17, 2017 Voice

Attention Mag O board manufacturers: More flexibility needed

by canadiancontractor

Experienced wallboard contractor E. Perry lays out the pros and cons of Magnesium Oxide board

November 17, 2017 Voice

Why would Ottawa charge students to view National Building Code?

by canadiancontractor

Why would it charge anyone?

November 9, 2017 Voice

A tale of two foremen

by Steve Maxwell

Foreman Ray ordered a 20 litre plastic bucket, containing 70 lbs of mortar, to be hauled high above the sidewalk

November 9, 2017 Voice

Anatomy of a tax fight – one that is far from over

by canadiancontractor

An update from the CFIB on the Trudeau/Morneau plan to tax more of your profits away

November 1, 2017 Voice

Unlicensed contractor jailed: “Glad to see!”

by canadiancontractor

“Pirates and charlatans!”

November 1, 2017 Voice

Jailed “contractor”: Why was he not ordered to make restitution?

by canadiancontractor

“As a roofing contractor, this is my clients’ worst nightmare”

November 1, 2017 Voice

Jailed “contractor” may have had few options

by canadiancontractor

Chris Langman doesn’t agree with the man’s behaviour, but argues there is a bigger story here

October 26, 2017 Voice

Florida resident who has bought an Ontario cottage worries about pipes bursting in winter

by canadiancontractor

The cottage is near Tiny, Ontario. Do the pipes have to be drained right now – or can they wait until Christmas?

October 26, 2017 Voice

Lessons learned from a Chinese dirt bike

by Steve Maxwell

Quality is often about the small details – not the big ones

October 20, 2017 Voice

Canada Revenue Agency’s big push to investigate contractors

by canadiancontractor

It’s a $42-billion underground economy. Finance Minister Bill Morneau, however, seems to have other priorities.

October 20, 2017 Voice

Years later, Ontario College of Trades video “still frightening”

by canadiancontractor

“Taxes are the only reason for OCOT existing,” says Christine

October 12, 2017 Voice

If you’re doing cash jobs, you’re not thinking straight

by canadiancontractor

“Cash is no good to a contractor,” says Joe. We can hear some of you screaming “Then send it my way!” But Joe is in some respects correct.