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Housing starts trend slides in May

With various restrictions on construction having a negative impact on housing starts, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has reported that the trend in starts went from 198,644 units in April of 2020 to 196,750 in May, a decline that was not unexpected.

Bonus: Trethewey, Then and Now

December 8, 2017 In 2007, Mechanical Business kicked off its inaugural edition with one of the most famous plumbers in the world, Richard Trethewey, the resident plumbing and heating expert on This Old House. For our 10th anniversary edition, we went back to Richard to see what’s changed, and what hasn’t. Here’s a bonus,…

On the Fly, with Henry Burris

By Greg Dalgetty Henry Burris is no stranger to performing under pressure. In fact, he excels at it. The decorated quarterback enjoyed a CFL career that spanned 17 seasons, winning three Grey Cups, two Grey Cup MVPs and two Most Outstanding Player awards along the way. He ranks third all-time in the CFL in passing yards and…

In the Broadcast Booth with Jerry Howarth

By Greg Dalgetty Few broadcasters in Canada have had the longevity or been as widely embraced as Jerry Howarth, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. The radio play-by-play announcer first started calling Jays games with his long-time partner, the late Tom Cheek, in the broadcast booth in 1981. Since then he’s witnessed every Toronto…

Let’s Talk, with Howie Mandel

By Adam Freill When American Standard launched its ActiClean self-cleaning toilet earlier this year, the company linked up with much-loved germophobe and practical joker Howie Mandel. Mandel, who grew up in the Toronto suburb of Willowdale, accidentally found himself in the position of being an "ambassador of mental health"…

Hittin’ the Sky with Tye

By Greg Dalgetty Some people resign themselves to a long, boring commute to the cottage. Others learn how to fly a plane. Tye Leishman falls into the latter category. The native of Powell River, B.C., got his pilot licence 14 years ago, back when he was working for an HVAC contractor in Victoria. He and his wife had a lakeside cottage…
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