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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

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Trade show pro marks 20-year anniversary

May 3, 2017

Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating’s (CIPH) trade show manager, Elizabeth McCullough was honoured at the 2017 MCEE trade show held on April 26 and 27 in Montreal for 20 years of dedicated service to the Institute. McCullough first joined

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Wolseley Canada names new president

April 7, 2017

Wholesale distributor Wolseley Canada Inc. has announced the appointment of Kevin Fancey to the position of president, effective June 5, 2017. He is assuming the role Simon Oakland has held on an interim basis since Darcy Curran left the company

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Your opportunity to support skills development

March 30, 2017

The Skills Ontario (Heating System Technician) committee is on the hunt for industry volunteers and donors to take part in Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition. The Skills Ontario Competition is scheduled for May 1 to 3, 2017 at

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New roles for key Bradford White personnel

March 29, 2017

Bradford White Canada general manager Paul McDonald recently announced a number of promotions and a new role within the organization. In the newly created role of director, specification and product development, Tom Gervais will be responsible for all specification development

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Staged regulatory amendments to BC safety regulations

March 27, 2017

BC Safety Authority has issued an information bulletin to explain how Ministerial Order M065, which was deposited in February 2017, amends the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (PEBPVRSR); Elevating Devices Safety Regulation (EDSR); Gas Safety Regulation