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Feds release details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

April 2, 2020

The subsidy will apply at a rate of 75% of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees (up to $847/week) lasting for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020. Employers must suffer a drop in gross revenues of at least 30% in March, April or May, compared to 2019, to be eligible.

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CCA issues COVID-19 protocols for construction sites document

April 1, 2020

The Canadian Construction Association document outlines prevention, detection and rapid response measures.

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Understanding Air to Water Heat Pump Systems: Part 2

April 1, 2020 by Mike Miller

A high-level overview of setting up an air-to-water heat pump system in a Canadian climate.

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Feds announce further support for small businesses during COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020

New measures include a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

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What a Mesh!

March 30, 2020 by Curtis Bennett

Wi-Fi networks are getting stronger because the devices are working together to deliver the messages.

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Napoleon workers volunteer to make medical equipment amidst COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Workers swap out manufacturing HVAC equipment and more for helping neighbouring medical device company with face shields.

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More Provinces include plumbing and HVAC/R on Essential Services lists

March 26, 2020

Services of plumbers and HVAC/R technicians are critical to the maintenance of existing residential and commercial, industrial and institutional infrastructure as well the construction/renovation activities ongoing in the built environment.

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CIPH, HRAI and MCAC set up COVID-19 resource sites

March 25, 2020

Industry associations working to keep the all aspects of the HVAC/R and plumbing industry top of mind with all levels of government while supporting members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ontario providing electricity relief to families, small businesses and farms during COVID-19

March 24, 2020

For a 45-day period the government will hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour.

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Taco promotes Cheryl Merchant to CEO

March 24, 2020

Merchant, who joined Taco in 2019, was previously president of global operations.

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Ontario and Quebec deem plumbing and HVAC/R essential services

March 24, 2020

The list of essential services released by both provinces includes construction activities and maintenance services.

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Compressors through the years

March 24, 2020 by Dave Demma

An overview of how compressor technology has been making strides in both operational and energy efficiency.

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20th Anniversary for RMC

March 23, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.

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Grundfos Foundation to Donate $29 Million, Help Fight COVID-19

March 20, 2020

“Within research, we will support changed priorities that can help mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak now and in future.”

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MEET Show Shuffled to November

March 18, 2020

Originally scheduled for May 6-7, 2020 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, MEET 2020 will now take place November 18-19, 2020.

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Latest Code Updates from Alberta

March 18, 2020

Labeling of radon pipes and the certifications required for hydronic heating system design are among the items in the latest STANDATA bulletins.

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Understanding adjudication

March 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco

What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.

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CaGBC announces updates to Zero Carbon Building Standard

March 16, 2020

The new updates focus on embodied carbon, refrigerants, energy efficiency and innovation as pathways to reduce carbon output.

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Why FI?

March 16, 2020 by Curtis Bennett

With the proliferation of connected devices in our industry, everyone needs to understand the basics of a Wi-Fi set up and the common challenges involved.

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CMPX 2020 Postponed

March 13, 2020

“It’s amazing how fast the world moves; just 10 days ago we were confident that the 2020 CMPX Show would run as expected.”

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Trends in Water Heating

March 13, 2020 by Rob Waters

With 2020 upon us, there are several emerging trends that are affecting the water heater industry. In the past I have written about emerging water heating technologies (HPAC, May 2016) where I focused on the technical details of different water

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University of Manitoba Engineering School named after Gerry and Barb Price

March 12, 2020

Winnipeg-based Price Industries a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry.

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Webinar: HRAI and TSSA “Trunk Slammers” Enforcement

March 10, 2020

The online presentation will discuss TSSA’s new campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the risks of hiring uncertified gas technicians and unregistered contractors, as well as efforts to prosecute offenders. 

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Recall Notice: Lennox Ductless Single-Zone and Multi-Zone heat pumps

March 10, 2020

The affected heat pumps can fail and overheat, which may pose a fire hazard.

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Calling In service calls

March 10, 2020 by Megan Hoegler

A Calgary-based startup introduces augmented reality platform that changes the way HVAC technicians deliver service.

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UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product Spotlight

March 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March

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March 6, 2020

As the reported risk of COVID-19 to Ontarians continues to remain low, the show organizers will continue to monitor developments and will provide updates as necessary.

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Grease Interceptors

March 5, 2020

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Navien Expanding its U.S. Footprint

March 4, 2020

The company’s new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Virginia will serve as a distribution centre and begin the transition into a manufacturing and assembly plant in 2022.

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Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate Care

March 4, 2020

This is the second acquisition completed by Right Time since announcing its 50/50 partnership with Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group.