Federal guidance on essential services releasedApril 3, 2020
The document lists: “Workers such as plumbers, electricians … and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.”
Feds release details of the Canada Emergency Wage SubsidyApril 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.
CCA issues COVID-19 protocols for construction sites documentApril 1, 2020
The Canadian Construction Association document outlines prevention, detection and rapid response measures.
Feds announce further support for small businesses during COVID-19 crisisMarch 30, 2020
New measures include a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
Napoleon workers volunteer to make medical equipment amidst COVID-19March 27, 2020
Workers swap out manufacturing HVAC equipment and more for helping neighbouring medical device company with face shields.
More Provinces include plumbing and HVAC/R on Essential Services listsMarch 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.
CIPH, HRAI and MCAC set up COVID-19 resource sitesMarch 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.
Ontario providing electricity relief to families, small businesses and farms during COVID-19March 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.
Taco promotes Cheryl Merchant to CEOMarch 24, 2020
Merchant, who joined Taco in 2019, was previously president of global operations.
Safe construction site practicesMarch 24, 2020
The industry best practice guide includes seven safety recommendations developed by health and safety experts in Ontario’s construction industry and endorsed by labour and management representatives.
Ontario and Quebec deem plumbing and HVAC/R essential servicesMarch 24, 2020
The list of essential services released by both provinces includes construction activities and maintenance services.
PCL partnering with Eddy Solutions for water leak protectionMarch 23, 2020
The partnership involves merging Eddy Solution’s water monitoring and leak mitigation technology with PCL’s Job Site Insights cloud-based smart construction platform.
Grundfos Foundation to Donate $29 Million, Help Fight COVID-19March 20, 2020
“Within research, we will support changed priorities that can help mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak now and in future.”
MEET Show Shuffled to NovemberMarch 18, 2020
Originally scheduled for May 6-7, 2020 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, MEET 2020 will now take place November 18-19, 2020.
Latest Code Updates from AlbertaMarch 18, 2020
Labeling of radon pipes and the certifications required for hydronic heating system design are among the items in the latest STANDATA bulletins.
CaGBC announces updates to Zero Carbon Building StandardMarch 16, 2020
The new updates focus on embodied carbon, refrigerants, energy efficiency and innovation as pathways to reduce carbon output.
CMPX 2020 PostponedMarch 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.”
University of Manitoba Engineering School named after Gerry and Barb PriceMarch 12, 2020
Winnipeg-based Price Industries a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry.
Webinar: HRAI and TSSA “Trunk Slammers” EnforcementMarch 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.
Recall Notice: Lennox Ductless Single-Zone and Multi-Zone heat pumpsMarch 10, 2020
The affected heat pumps can fail and overheat, which may pose a fire hazard.
UPDATE: CMPX 2020 POSTPONEDMarch 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.
Navien Expanding its U.S. FootprintMarch 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.
Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate CareMarch 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.
World Plumbing Day: A brief historyMarch 4, 2020
World Plumbing Day is March 11, revisit the history of the trade and do your part to recognize the international celebration.
Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference (June 27-July 1)March 3, 2020
The five-day conference taking place in Austin, Texas will include new tracks in the technical program including Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenges.
Zurn Canada Appoints Snyder Sales Group in Atlantic CanadaMarch 2, 2020
The Nova Scotia-based Snyder Sales Group takes over effective April 1, 2020, replacing Ancamna Sales who have been providing representation for Zurn in Atlantic Canada for the past several years.
ASHRAE releases resources to address COVID-19 (coronavirus) concernsFebruary 27, 2020
The COVID-19 Preparedness Resources page addresses coronavirus 2019 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
UPDATE: HRAI Symposium 2020 PostponedFebruary 26, 2020
Registration has been postponed for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Symposium 2020. The event was scheduled to take place on April 29, 2020 at Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre of Partnership and Innovation in Hamilton, Ont.…
Biocomposite commercial ventilation units made using recycled plasticFebruary 26, 2020
Annexair plans to phase out its steel HVAC units next year.
Neighborly acquires Dryer Vent WizardFebruary 25, 2020
The acquisition includes nearly 100 Dryer Vent Wizard franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada.