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Paul Myers stands in front of the existing acute care tower at Lions Gate Hospital that has been named in his honour. Photo Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
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Owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating makes record breaking donation

September 24, 2015

Paul Myers, owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd. in North Vancouver recently created a media flurry when he donated $25 million to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Vancouver, BC. Myers’ gift, which is the largest single donation made

Damian Warner, Canadian decathlete and Pan Am games gold medalist, speaks at Enercare's grand rebrand event.
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Enercare enters second phase of its grand rebrand

September 17, 2015

On September 16, 2015, Enercare held a grand rebrand event at Exhibition Place in Toronto, ON. The company announced that it is unveiling the second phase of its rebranding efforts with the launch of its first-ever fully integrated mass media

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Quebec region leads the pack

September 2, 2015

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) executive committee had a successful Annual Summit Meeting with the CIPH region presidents at the Solara Resort in Canmore, AB. The meeting gave region presidents the opportunity to gain a better appreciation

Competitor Marc-Antoine Bettez (centre) received Bronze in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at the WorldSkills 2015 Sao Paulo Closing Ceremonies on August 16th.
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Canada brought its A-Game to WorldSkills So Paulo 2015

August 28, 2015

Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization, recently announced that Team Canada has been presented with two silver and three bronze medals at the WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. The team of 29 young skills champions also received 10 medallions for excellence.

The warehouse is an environmentally friendly design, complete with motion sensing lights and large windows to maximize natural light.
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HeatLink expands warehouse capacity to meet turnaround demands

August 26, 2015

Heatlink has moved one of its Western North American warehousing operations into a larger, 22,000 sq. ft. facility located in Calgary. This is the company’s second major warehouse expansion in the past four years. “We are experiencing continuing growth in both

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Emerson consolidates businesses

August 12, 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies has announced the integration of its St. Louis-based White-Rodgers and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization as of October 1, 2015. Jack Huether, president of White-Rodgers, an Emerson executive with over 30 years of experience in

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HRAI AGM and Conference just weeks away

August 4, 2015

Room block deadline at Caesars Windsor extended to August 11.

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How Much Is Enough?

August 1, 2015 by Ian McTeer

Making sense of relative humidity, wet bulb and grains of moisture.

CIPHEX is back on the road with its 2015 travelling expo.
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Schedule set for CIPHEX travelling road show

July 29, 2015

CIPHEX is back on the road with the 2015 travelling expo for plumbing, HVAC/R, hydronics, water treatment, tools, equipment, software and services. Dates are as follows: ·  Oct. 15, Burnaby, BC, ·  October 20, Edmonton, AB ·  October 22, Regina, SK ·  October 28, Brandon, MB

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Underwood becomes third Canadian to lead ASHRAE

July 28, 2015

T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, CPMP of Oakville, ON is the new president of ASHRAE. New officers and directors for 2015-16 were installed at ASHRAE’s annual meeting, which was held June 27 to July 1 in Atlanta,

View into lab from atrium.  Photo Peter A. Sellar
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CANMET lab makes AIA Environment Top Ten list

July 27, 2015

The CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory in Hamilton, ON, has garnered a spot on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment Top Ten projects list. The lab is also the third Canadian research lab to achieve LEED Platinum

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Canadian Oil Heat Association on the move

July 22, 2015

The Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) has relocated its office to 22 Peel St., Suite 2, Lindsay, ON K9V 3L8. Administrative staff can be reached at: tel. 905.946.0264 or 800.257.1593, fax. 866.946.0316. www.cleanerheat.ca

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Dates announced for 22nd MEET show

July 21, 2015

The 22nd MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) will be held May 18 and 19, 2016 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, NB. The biennial show is the largest trade event east of Montreal. “With more than 6200 buyers at the last

EnerCare Home Services has unveiled a rebranding campaign, including this new logo.
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Enercare Home Services is the new Direct Energy Home Services in Ontario

July 10, 2015

EnerCare Inc. recently unveiled its new brand identity with the launch of a new logo, a new website, a redesigned fleet of vehicles, and new workforce uniforms. The rebrand follows the October 2014 acquisition of Direct Energy Marketing Limited’s home

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Call for comments re Fuel Oil Code

July 9, 2015

Proposal includes requirement for double bottoms, double wall, or secondary containment with leak detection.

Matthew Rae (far left) and Jason Douglas (far right) of Noble's industrial department man the company's booth at the trade show. They flank 2014 International UA competition champ (HVAC/R) Tyler Radkowski and Derek Sisera, 2013 International UA champ (HVAC/R). Both are from Local 787.
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Apprentices compete for five national titles

June 25, 2015

Some of the top apprentices in the pipefitting trades from across Canada converged in Toronto in June for the United Association’s national apprentice competition – the eighth such event and the third to be held in the city. Hosted by

CIPH 2015/2016 chair Sin Smith (l) with immediate past chair Paul McDonald of Bradford White.
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Updated: Noble exec to chair CIPH

June 22, 2015

Siân Smith, senior director of strategic procurement with Noble Corporation in Concord, ON, is the 2015/2016 chair of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH). The announcement was made at the 83rd annual general meeting, held in June in

Located in a newly built building, the 12,000 sq. ft. facility includes a 4000 sq. ft. showroom
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The Master Group opens branch in Lvis, QC

June 12, 2015

The Master Group Inc. has opened a new branch in Lévis, which is situated in the southern region of Québec City close to the Trans-Canada Highway. Located in a newly built building, the 12,000 sq. ft. facility includes a 4000

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Le magazine PCC de juin

June 9, 2015

Le magazine PCC de juin peut être consulté/téléchargé en ligne depuis la semaine passée. La version papier sera postée au début de la semaine prochaine. Si vous ne le recevez pas et que vous oeuvrez dans l’industrie, vous pouvez vous

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BC Safety Authority calls for Technology Advisory Committee member applications

June 3, 2015

The BC Safety Authority is recruiting members for its Gas Technology Advisory Committee. This committee is a formal advisory group that provides a forum for industry feedback on gas safety issues. The Gas Technology Advisory Committee is looking for expertise

Melanie Peet-Winkfield, Desco sales representative with Garry Sullivan of Sullivan Plumbing and Heating, a door prize winner.
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Desco parades out who’s who in the manufacturing world

May 28, 2015

Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply Inc. recently held its 22nd bi-annual Parade of Products trade show at Bingemans in Kitchener, ON. Click here for upcoming Desco events.

The system consists of 32,000 metres of 5/8-in. O2 Barrier pipe and 42 manifolds. Photo courtesy Klimatrol
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Slab heating and cooling system key to first Canadian win

May 27, 2015

Radiant shines as REHAU and Uponor tie for first in PPI awards.

Carson Gustafson, of Lloydminster, SK, will have his priorities in order for the Mechanical CAD category of this summer's WorldSkills Competition. Photo Skills Canada Saskatoon
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Looking to leave a global mark

May 25, 2015

Appearance at WorldSkills is a long-time coming for young tradesmen.

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The Master Group acquires Qubec distributor Frivent Inc.

May 22, 2015

The Master Group Inc. has acquired Frivent Inc., a Québec supplier of ventilation and energy saving equipment effective May 19, 2015. The acquisition allows The Master Group to strengthen its position in the ventilation sector. “In recent years, Master has

Carrier representatives with the winners, left to right, Chris Nelson, president, North America HVAC Systems, Brent Garrioch, Rob and Tracy Dill of Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc., Paul Davignon and David Meyers vice president residential sales,  RES Systems.
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UPDATED: Winnipeg firm first in Canada to win Carrier’s highest award

May 22, 2015

Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. of Winnipeg, MB has the distinction of being the first Canadian Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer to claim Carrier’s President’s Award. The annual award recognizes dealers who exemplify the brand’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness

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MCA Canada and CIPH return from the Hill

May 19, 2015

Talks focus on prompt payment and uniform codes.

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Skilled trades training in Manitoba gets a boost

May 14, 2015

A new Skilled Trades and Technology Centre (STTC) at Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg, MB, will house additional laboratory and shop space and classrooms for up to 1000 students per year in high demand trades and technologies, including HVAC and

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Oil heat professionals head to Halifax

May 13, 2015

The 2015 CleanerHeat Symposium is being held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on June 17 and 18. Six sessions top this year’s program activities following the Canadian Oil Heat Association’s (COHA) fifth annual golf tournament, which is scheduled for

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Clean bill of health for Fuel Oil No. 2

May 1, 2015 by hpac

Results of a final screening assessment released by Environment Canada and Health Canada in February reported that exposure from Fuel Oil No. 2 residential tank leaks is not a concern for the health of the general population. The report states

Benoit De Gagn-Marcouillier, of Plomberie G&G Limitee in Montreal, is shown here with his Great Tool Takeaway (Raflez les outils) winnings.
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MCEE 2015 draws a crowd

April 27, 2015

Canada’s largest plumbing, HVAC/R, hydronic, electrical and lighting expo was back for another year on April 22 and 23. Students, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors took to MCEE 2015 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal for an opportunity to show and view