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Canadian Contractor Covid-19 Central

As COVID-19 becomes the “new normal” and our businesses adjust, the rate of news is slowing down. Plus, we’re all getting a bit sick of reading and hearing about this all the time. We’re going to back off the COVID updates to a Friday roundup of the week’s developments.

B.C. government launches new Reframed Lab initiative

The Province of British Columbia, through BC Housing, and the City of Vancouver, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and the Pembina Institute, are working together to find ways to make homes safer, more energy-efficient and less polluting, while reducing heating costs for residents.

Pomerleau wins U of T Scarborough passive house student residence bid

Pomerleau is pleased to announce it has been awarded a design-bridge-build contract for the construction of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
The Hammer Podcast


A share in the blame

Roy has a few concerns with Mike Holmes’ forgiving approach to homeowners and suggests that in some cases, the contractors shouldn’t be the only ones shouldering the blame. » Read more

Beware ransomware

Just a heads up to contractor nation – there are a tonne of phishing email scams out there targeting contractors of late. » Read more

Post-dated cheques as security?

Jen Dyck chimes in on the deposit question discussed in “Why does a contractor even need a deposit?” » Read more