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McKeough hits the links for Camp Trillium

June 21, 2017

McKeough Supply held its 19th Annual Bill Porteous Memorial Golf Tournament on June 1, 2017 at Burford Golf Links in Burford, ON. The tournament was a great success with $35,000 raised in support of Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake. This donation will

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Cross Canada coverage with Roadshows

June 19, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will hold its CIPHEX Roadshows in St. John’s (Newfoundland – September 21), Edmonton (Alberta – October 17) and Regina (Saskatchewan – October 19). The CIPHEX Roadshow connects buyers and sellers in markets that

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Take the What Am I? challenge

June 5, 2017

There is still time to enter the May 2017 edition of HPAC’s What Am I? challenge. This is your chance to win a Stanley TLM99 Laser Distance Measurer. The winner of the What Am I? contest is determined based on

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HVAC industry pros on the move

June 5, 2017

Paul Hebert has joined Giant Factories Inc. as Ontario regional sales manager. Hebert was most recently national sales manager in Canada with Boshart Industries Inc. Before that, he held leadership and business development positions in the fireplace industry with Travis

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Nominations sought for HRAI Contractors Division Awards

June 1, 2017

HRAI’s Contractors Division is seeking nominations for the Craig McCarty Memorial Award and The Gearld Inch Award for Chapter Leadership. The Craig McCarty award is presented to members of HRAI’s Contractors Division who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to

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Nominations open for The Red Seal Award of Excellence

May 22, 2017

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has launched the call for nominations for the fourth biennial Red Seal Award of Excellence. The award honours the contributions of provincial/territorial/federal apprenticeship and trade certification staff to the Red Seal Program,

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A tale of two plumbing inspections

May 16, 2017 by Steve Goldie

Over the years I spent as a plumber I was probably involved in at least two hundred plumbing inspections. I actually used to enjoy the ritual of getting my work prepared for inspection, filling the stacks, pressurizing the water lines,

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Kevin Wong wins Archie Watt-Industry Sector Award

May 15, 2017

Kevin Wong has won the 15th Archie Watt-Industry Sector Award, presented at the annual Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) Meeting in Alliston, ON. The OGWA gave Wong the award in recognition of his contributions and ongoing work in sustaining ground water

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Mechanical contractor pays it forward

May 11, 2017 by Kerry Turner

  Mechanical contractor Patrick Waunch, who is president and CEO of Rambow Mechanical in Kelowna, BC, is the recipient of the Canadian Construction Association’s 2016 CCA Trade Contractors Award. The association cited Waunch’s “infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the growth

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Bridging the generations-CIPH tackles human resource issues

May 5, 2017

Speaker Lisa Leitch discussed “Getting Ready for 2020”, 2020 – when more than half the workforce will be millennials – at the CIPH Ontario Region Annual General Meeting on March 30. Outgoing chair Paul Balik noted that the topic was very