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The Hammer Podcast

Bird Construction to acquire Stuart Olson

Bird Construction and Stuart Olson have announced that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which Bird will acquire Stuart Olson, pursuant to an arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) for aggregate consideration of $96.5 million.

NHBA announces 2020 scholarship recipients

For the past nine years, The Niagara Home Builders’ Association has been granting scholarships to individuals entering into post-secondary education.

Arcana Restoration commissions study on carbon footprint of reclaimed bricks

Northern Climate Pathways Inc. has been commissioned by Arcana Restoration Ltd, a Toronto-based heritage masonry restoration company, to show that reclaimed bricks used on its projects have a production carbon footprint that is 79 times smaller than newly fabricated bricks.


Resources in southwestern Ontario for people needing assistance with accessibility

Ask and ye shall receive. Tracy C. has chimed in with some helpful information in response to a question about how to access financial assistance for home accessibility renovations in the Windsor, Ont., area. » Read more

Adding fireplace causes moisture

Jeffrey Daigneault remembers how condensation could cause a moisture problem in his father’s house. Might want to check out Steve Maxwell’s tips for preventing wet musty basements in our latest issue, Jeffrey. » Read more

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