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TheHammer Podcast

Record lumber prices adding thousands of dollars to new home building costs

Soaring lumber and wood panel prices are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building a home in Canada as strong renovation and new housing demand outstrip supply.

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.

2020 CDBI Virtual Conference announced

The Canadian Design-Build Institute will be hosting its annual conference on October 22, 28, and 29 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event will be attended by and accessible to members of all sectors of the Canadian construction industry – including owners, consultants, contractors, and providers of allied services.
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MTO doing important work

Alec Caldwell’s six-year-old column about the Ontario Ministry of Transportation continues to attract comment, most of it negative to the MTO. But at least one reader thinks we should have some respect for the work MTO officers do. » Read more

Wondering whom to ask about asbestos

A reader in Vancouver is looking for some help about where to find more information about asbestos removal » Read more

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