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CBC blasts Nova Scotia contractor

An investigative report by the CBC has exposed a truly incredible record of bad and illegal behaviour by Nova Scotia contractor, Shane Ross. We share it here in hopes it will act as a cautionary tale for anyone contemplating similar actions.

Labour shortages are back with a vengeance: CFIB

More than half of small businesses (55 per cent) cannot get all the staff they need for current operations or to meet new demand, while another 16 per cent were able to face the challenge, but at a significant additional cost, according to a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) entitled Labour shortages are back with a vengeance.

Shurtape introduces new CEO

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is pleased to announce Vuk Trivanovic, CEO of the company’s Industrial and Engineered Solutions (ESG) Groups, will expand his role and responsibilities as CEO to encompass the full scope of Shurtape’s global business, now including its Ohio-based Consumer & Craftsman (C&C) Group.
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Limit the role of regulators

Mark would like to see the new Skilled Trades Ontario take on a simple role as a training administrator rather than a certifier. » Read more...

What’s the point of the ESA?

Paul wonders what function the ESA serves, since contractors remain liable for accidents even if a job has a permit. » Read more...

Drip cap caveat

Richard agrees with our window installation experts in “Window and Door Installation Done Right” for the most part, but points out that drip cap and membrane can cause more problems than they solves under some circumstances. » Read more...

Intermediate Project Manager & Estimator

COPCAN Civil LP. is seeking a Project Manager & Estimator to join our team. The ideal candidate would have anywhere between 2-10 years of experience in the construction or engineering industry. » Apply now...

Building Serviceperson 1 - Carpenter

The Building Serviceperson 1 performs general repair, maintenance, renovation and alterations of University buildings, furnishings and structures, contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence. » Apply now...

Senior Construction Estimator

The newly created Senior Construction Estimator role is for an active, hands-on individual who has field experience in the industrial, commercial, or institutional industries (ICI). » Apply now...