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There they go again – U.S. re-establishes aluminum tariffs, Canada to retaliate

Trump announced last week the U.S. plans to put a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum ingots entering the U.S., effective Aug. 16. In response, Ottawa is threatening $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on American aluminum goods entering Canada.

WSIB updates financial relief package

To continue to help reduce the financial burden on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has announced any repayment of deferred WSIB premiums will not begin before January 2021.

CHBA qualifies first home with Net Zero Energy renovation label

The Canadian Home Builders' Association has announced the first Net Zero Energy home renovation labelled under its recently launched Net Zero Energy Renovation Labelling Program pilot.
The Hammer Podcast


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

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