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February 22, 2019 Voice

The real asbestos risks were from the mines, not residential homes, he argues

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Sterling worked at Cassiar Asbestos Corporation in B.C. in the 1980s. He still wonders what the long term outcomes to his health will be.

February 15, 2019 Voice

Email to Editor: “Why don’t you rename your magazine Conservative Contractor?”

by Steve Payne

Unfortunately, the author wouldn’t let us publish his interesting correspondence

February 15, 2019 Voice

How to “dress” a room to mitigate noise

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Wall to wall carpets have rapidly disappeared from modern interiors, but drapes and wall hangings are very much alive.

February 8, 2019 Voice

What to do about an unmotivated employee

by Robert Koci

Employees who “mail it in” are complexifiers of a contractor’s business challenges

February 8, 2019 Voice

He laments pending “wind down” of Ontario College of Trades

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Enforcement and regulation are necessary red tape, argues RJ

February 8, 2019 Voice

Comment on our recent A7+ adhesive video (“All About Fasteners”)

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Peter Zajaczkowski uses A7+ to attach docks to solid rock shorelines

February 1, 2019 Voice

Today’s apprentices lacking in specialized training for industrial, commercial and residential

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Andy Lama proposes a 5 level system for the construction trades, to produce more qualified, better trades people.

February 1, 2019 Voice

Window and door contractor laments poor installations by cash operators

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Archie Kontridze says that, in his experience, some 80 per cent of all window installations these days fail to meet regulations

January 24, 2019 Voice

Ottawa’s new small business tax rules just “another load placed on (our) backs”

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“Justin Makingit” responds to our 3-part series on Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s new tax rules for small businesses

January 21, 2019 Voice

Water is a contractor’s “greatest adversary”

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“Water is our lifeblood but also our greatest adversary,” says Murray Fraser

January 21, 2019 Voice

More gripes about the Metric system, decades after Ottawa decided we should adopt it

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Hockey, the Metric System and bagged milk make Canada what we are today.

January 11, 2019 Voice

Contractor needs guidance on sealing ICF exterior envelopes

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Contractor has worked on ICF houses over the years and has several ideas on how to seal around all wall penetrations

January 11, 2019 Voice

Consumer closely studies technical specs for triple pane windows, claims to have been ripped off

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Elizabeth Muckle says she involved Consumer Protection Manitoba in her complaint

January 4, 2019 Voice

Award-winning renovation firm looking to hire carpenters in Toronto

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The firm tackles challenging, high-quality transformations of old Toronto homes

January 4, 2019 Voice

Plumber laments that he has to compete with unlicensed “butchers”

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Bradley Zimmer is a proud, licensed plumber who wants more policing of lowball hacks

January 4, 2019 Voice

His mechanical company in Ontario was “unionized without a vote”

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“It is dirty, sneaky, underhanded and unconstitutional in my opinion…”

December 14, 2018 Voice

Ontario’s move to 1:1 apprenticeship ratios will NOT result in journeypersons being let go, he explains

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One thing is undeniable: Premier Doug Ford is absolutely loathed by public sector unions in Ontario

December 14, 2018 Voice

He wonders why Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) don’t get more attention

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Rob is not the first person to wonder why stick frame building is STILL in the discussion when it comes to highly-energy efficient building methods, like NetZero.