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Government makes move to prioritize Prompt Payment

October 18, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement instruction to prioritize prompt payment for contractors and sub-contractors who do business with her department. The additional supports calls from the vast majority of

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CaGBC report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy

October 17, 2017

A new report released by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) delivers a detailed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings like office towers, recreation centres, hospitals, arenas and schools across the country. CaGBC’s A Roadmap for Retrofits

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Learning Forum daily themes announced for CMPX 2018

October 14, 2017

The CMPX 2018 Show Committee has announced new daily themes for the show’s Learning Forum sessions to directly address the interests of specific attendee groups. Day 1, Wednesday, March 21 will be “For Owners/Managers of Contracting Firms” with a selection

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2017 Best Restroom goes to Bayview Village Shopping Centre

October 10, 2017

Cintas Canada, Ltd. has announced that the Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto received the most votes to claim the top prize in the 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Bayview Village will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services. Bayview

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Connecting to innovative water solutions

October 4, 2017

The brands of Watts and ATS Spec hosted the Event for Engineers: Your Connection to Innovative Water Solutions at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame on September 21. Experts were on hand to explain firsthand the benefits and features of various

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Wolseley Canada Inc. acquires Tackaberry

October 4, 2017

Kevin Fullan, general manager – plumbing and HVAC/R (Ontario & Atlantic) has announced Wolseley Canada Inc.’s acquisition of Tackaberry Heating Supplies Limited, an HVAC/R distributor and sheet metal fabricator with four locations in Eastern Ontario. Headquartered in Kingston with additional

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Marine Institute lands Water Wise Award

October 3, 2017

The Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, has won the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) Water Wise Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes efforts of those outside of the CIPH membership working towards water

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Call for papers dealing with water technology

October 2, 2017

Organizers of the Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) have issued a call for abstracts. The symposium in Ontario, CA, May 15 and 16, 2018, is for those who work or are interested in the fields of safe plumbing, water distribution

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Optimize productivity and worker safety

October 1, 2017 by Justin Kissinger

Using an oversized lift on indoor worksites is sometimes like attacking a mosquito with a baseball bat. It is impractical, unsafe and might do more damage than good. Low-level scissor lifts are great tools for indoor projects, such as installing

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Noble Fully Loaded show delivers with full house, packed agenda

September 29, 2017

Noble’s 2017 “Fully Loaded” show on September 28, featured plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial and fire protection products from more than 80 industry leading exhibitors, as well as five complimentary seminars. There was no shortage of great food and prizes, including eight