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WSIB announces premium rate freeze

The global pandemic has created many unforeseen challenges for all of us and also some opportunities for much needed change. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is here to help.

Only commercial construction mentioned in federal infrastructure plan

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced $10 billion in new major infrastructure initiatives to create jobs and economic growth. The Canada Infrastructure Bank’s (CIB) Growth Plan will help Canadians get back to work and is expected to create approximately 60,000 jobs across the country.

OHBA announces 2020 Awards of Distinction finalists

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Awards of Distinction (AoD) finalists. Judged by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada, entries were submitted into 42 categories showcasing excellence in building, design, professional renovation, and sales and marketing across Ontario.
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Make asbestos removal a BC election issue

What form should government assistance to encourage asbestos removal take? And how to make sure it stays under the control of qualified professionals and off the black market? » Read more

Spray foam contractors rush to help

Noreen and Bob’s story of their spray foam disaster has brought out the best in the spray foam industry. According to Ehren Klein of Pinnacle West Spray Foam Insulation and Coatings, the Spray Foam Canada private Facebook page has been inundated with offers to fix their problem. Sometimes people get mad when we publish negative stories about their industry. Responses like this, and what they reveal about our readers, is why we do it. » 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