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NTCCC talks prompt payment in Vancouver

Representatives of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) recently met in Vancouver to discuss prompt payment legislation in British Columbia, and offer members an update on Ontario Bill 69, An Act Respecting Payments under Contracts and Subcontractors in the Construction Industry, the prompt payment bill that passed…

Strengthening the Red Seal

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has initiated a pilot project designed to clearly outline the performance required by industry to be Red Seal certified in a trade. The pilot standard also features learning objectives designed to support greater harmonization across Canada for apprenticeship training and…

CIPHEX Roadshow back on the road this fall

The CIPHEX Roadshow will be back on the road in October, with manufacturers ready to showcase new products and technologies to contractors, wholesalers and other industry professionals across the country.The one-day trade shows and seminars will take place in Halifax (Oct. 1), Québec City (Oct. 3), Winnipeg (Oct. 8) and Edmonton (Oct.…

Wolseley Canada teams up with TOTO

Wolseley Canada has partnered with Toto and is the plumbing products manufacturer’s first national distributor in Canada. Wolseley has been offering Toto products in Western Canada for more than 10 years. totousa.com wolseleycanada.ca

New program manager for CHC

CIPH has hired Matt Wiesenfeld as program manager for the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) and the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council (PIAC). In addition to his duties with the CHC, Matt will be working with CIPH’s charity committee, which coordinates the institute’s support of Habitat for Humanity Canada.“Matt has a wealth of experience…

New website for NSF

NSF International recently launched a new website, located at the same address (nsf.org). The site offers the ability to find services, programs, NSF contact information, industry-specific training courses, webinars and other industry resources.nsf.org

Flushometer specs in the works through Watersense program

The EPA recently announced its intention to develop a draft specification for flushometer-valve toilets under its Watersense program, the voluntary water conservation program which is often cited on plumbing products sold here in Canada. Comments on the NOI can be sent to watersense-products@erg.com.epa.gov

Ontario College of Trades appoints new CEO

David Tsubouchi has been appointed to the position of registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).Tsubouchi served as the Progressive Conservative MPP for Markham for two terms and held various provincial cabinet posts in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves from 1995 to 2003, including Minister of Community and…

IAQ conference coming to B.C.

Registration is open for ASHRAE IAQ2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings, taking place at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside from Oct. 15 to 18.The event will feature 80 conference papers and extended abstracts covering nine tracks of discussion.Among the presentation topics addressed during the event will…

Union Gas installation dates established

Union Gas has announced that the last committed installation dates (LCID) for new services have been established for 2013, for anyone conducting business in the company’s South area.Gas service applications, on main, must be received by Union Gas no later than Nov. 1, 2013, in order to facilitate gas service installation prior to Dec. 21,…
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