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September 22, 2017 Voice

Selling renovations starts with finding a mentor

by Steve Payne

If you are looking for sales mentors in our industry, the pages of our magazine are full of them

September 15, 2017 Voice

Reader seeks advice on symptoms after working on mold-infested house

by canadiancontractor

Extensive black told was evident on the drywall. The drywallers simply plastered over the damaged areas.

September 15, 2017 Voice

“Solar with storage is the future”

by canadiancontractor

“Solar panels on an average home can produce 15 megawatts per year.”

September 15, 2017 Voice

Ottawa’s proposed small business tax changes leave reader “disgruntled”

by canadiancontractor

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is spearheading a plan to alter Ottawa’s tax rules for professional corporations

September 8, 2017 Voice

Ottawa’s plan to close “loopholes” in professional corporation tax rules

by Steve Payne

Let us know if you think you will be affected.

September 8, 2017 Voice

Response to John Bleasby’s article on Margaret (“Nimby”) Atwood

by canadiancontractor

Municipalities can’t have their cake and eat it, too. If they want to protect agricultural areas, they have to end their anti-development attitudes in the city.

September 1, 2017 Voice

Green building using EPS slabs known as SABS

by canadiancontractor

All well and good, George, but your example is in Hawaii! How would SABS hold up in Canadian snow load conditions?

September 1, 2017 Voice

Commercial contractor slams residential contractors who ask for deposits

by canadiancontractor

“I am not worried (about deposits). I am properly financed,” says Tim

August 24, 2017 Voice

Why don’t we have photo ID licenses for tradespeople?

by canadiancontractor

“But there is no need for alphabet soup regulatory agencies!”

August 23, 2017 Voice

What is the ROI range for a homeowner on a “well-finished basement”?

by canadiancontractor

Tom from Basement Reno Burlington weighs in

August 23, 2017 Voice

“Any idea where to find this song called ‘Contractor’?”

by canadiancontractor

Anyone know who the heck Chas. McCabe is?

August 18, 2017 Voice

The best hand-guided trowel work I have ever seen

by Steve Maxwell

The skilled trade workers I met in South Africa were supremely skilled at precise, hand-guided work

August 18, 2017 Voice

Message from a man blinded in left eye by a nail gun

by canadiancontractor

“I was 19 when the accident happened. I had received almost no training.”

August 11, 2017 Voice

The Profit Series Part 1: Why Profit?

by Mike Draper

Profit is not a dirty word. You need to understand what it is, what it means and why you need to make lots of it.

August 10, 2017 Voice

Don’t call him an “electrical contractor” PLEASE!!!

by canadiancontractor

“There is no way this guy should be referred to in this way.” We agree. Well said.

August 10, 2017 Voice

Unlicensed ‘electrician’ jailed: “I’m glad they stuck it to this guy!”

by canadiancontractor

“I am a fully licensed electrician. I am always fixing bogus work done by hacks!”

August 4, 2017 Voice

Another attempt to successfully sue the WSIB

by canadiancontractor

C. Hawkins posts about the ongoing battle from the fightwcb.org folks

August 3, 2017 Voice

The environmental cost of insulating with chemicals

by canadiancontractor

The exterior cladding of the Grenfell Tower flats in London that became an inferno on June 14 contained the energy equivalent of 30,000 litres of gasoline