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Celebrating 20 years of Canadian Contractor

Canadian Contractor turned 20 this year. First published in the spring of 2000, the magazine has had a wonderful journey, bringing relevant content to contractors across Canada. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the team of Canadian Contractor has come up with a special anniversary issue.

Winners announced for 2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence.

August 2020 another record-setting month for many Canadian housing markets

Statistics released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales and new listings continued to climb in August 2020.
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Begin your journey to become a trained Nudura ICF Installer

To cater to our customer's training needs, we are excited to announce the launch of the Nudura Online Training Course!

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Get Ready for the Cold Season with More Efficient Windows

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Spray foam disaster

Noreen and Bob in Calgary shared photos of their lovely new storage barn, completely destroyed by a spray foam contractor who clearly did not know what they are doing. Noreen doubts the stuff will ever dry and says the barrels they left behind were issued in Oct. 2019 with a three-month expiry date. » Read more

Rejection of project milestones terrifies homeowner

Some contractors don’t like project milestones and we get that. But Reni wants to know what the alternative is. How can contractors and project owners share the risk? » Read more

Compensation boards creating skilled trades shortage

Our love for worker’s compensation boards continues to overflow… » Read more