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B.C. helps fabricators

The Province of B.C. is providing $500,000 to encourage the development and certification of high-performance windows that will help homeowners and businesses conserve energy and reduce heating costs, and stimulate the high-performance window manufacturing industry in British Columbia. British Columbia window manufacturers will be eligible for total incentives of up to $80,000 to design, test, certify and build new window products that exceed the Province's current energy efficiency requirements.

Working at heights training deadline extended

The Ontario deadline for having all workers who work at heights on construction sites trained in a Ministry of Labour-approved Working at Heights: Construction program has been extended to October 1, 2017. However, employers must still meet specific requirements in order to qualify for the deadline extension.

FenCan AGM details released

In addition to informative education sessions, experience memorable special events that bring together industry colleagues and showcase the best of Halifax at the upcoming FenCan AGM and Conference.

Residential construction activity forecast

Following a relatively weak 2016, residential construction activity in Canada is poised to see a modest decrease in 2017 as the number of housing starts is expected to decline to this year, according to The Conference of Canada's latest outlook for the industry. On the other hand, non-residential construction is expected to return to growth in 2017, thanks to government infrastructure spending.
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February permits down in Ontario and Alberta

Canadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in February, down 2.5% from January. Ontario and Alberta led the five provinces that reported declines in February. The national decrease was mainly the result of lower construction intentions for single-family dwellings and institutional structures. » Read more...

Fenestration Canada AGM

May 31-June 3, 2017
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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June 6, 2017
Location: Turtle Creek Golf Club, Guelph, Ont.
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Fenestration Manitoba Golf Tournament

June 22, 2017
Location: St. Boniface Golf Club, Winnipeg
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