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And there they were, gone…from Canada?

The Xinyi Canada website has been updated to only display a statement from the glass manufacturer expressing its disappointment at the collapse of talks with Stratford, Ont., city council and its withdrawal of its proposal to build a $400 million float glass plant there.

Top Glass keynote to take a look at the future

The COVID pandemic has changed everything, sometimes accelerating existing trends, sometimes forcing us back to old ways and yet other times forcing us to look for entirely new ways to do things. With every shift in culture, technology and commerce comes related shifts in our built environment that reflect the ways we live. What mirror will Canada’s architecture hold up to this seminal event in our history?

Skills Ontario applauds and supports Government of Ontario’s Skills Development Fund to boost economic recovery

The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, has announced the Skills Development Fund, a new opportunity for businesses, union leaders, and training providers to submit their ideas on how to relieve pandemic-induced barriers to hiring, training and retaining workers. The Government of Ontario is dedicating $115 million to this fund and applications are now open. As an organization dedicated to building the province’s future skilled workforce, Skills Ontario applauds this initiative.

Podcast: The passive house standard and large retrofit

Building scientist Melissa Furukawa of Peel Passive House Consulting sat down with Peter Saunders, editor of Canadian Consulting Engineer. Listen now.
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Glass Talk episode #19: Birds ‘n Stuff: Andrew Dolphin, BV Glazing

We pick the brain of Andrew Dolphin, general manager of glass operations at BV Glazing and president of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association, about some of the issues facing glass fabricators these days. Dolphin is looking with some concern at the city of Toronto’s proposals to require bird friendly patterns on surface #1 of all new windows. He thinks a float glass plant in southern Ontario would be nice, but not necessarily a game changer. He likes his new toys: automated IG lines and a big cutting table. He also likes golf tournaments, but has found some new ways to keep the OGMA relevant during the pandemic. And he likes how the Blue Jays are looking going into the 2021 season. » Listen now...
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