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The need for fact-based journalism is more important than ever so, as a citizen, it is a relief to learn about a news organization investing in its structures instead of hearing about more cuts. One of those investments was recently...

COVID effect likely to impact heating season

As summer comes to a close, and sunshine gives way to the transitional weather of the fall, HVAC contractors should have Canadian home and building owners on their minds, or more specifically, how these potential...

Tania Johnston: RISING TO THE TOP

Twenty years after joining MCA Canada on a six-month contract, Tania Johnston has become the national organization’s first ever female CEO, a step that she hopes will inspire other females toward successful paths in the mechanical trade as well. “It is a huge honour to be given this responsibility,” she said during a recent Zoom…

Vanessa Meats: Finding efficiency with low pressure

When the new owners of Vanessa Meats were looking to expand, they wanted to increase the company’s refrigeration capacity, and to update the system to meet growing needs. Of course, this was no small bump in size, or minor retrofit; the new system will outpace the capacity of their original system by a factor of about 4.5 to one, despite…

Radiant cooling – A Canadian tradition

Are radiant cooling systems a good fit in Canadian markets? If comfort and energy efficiency are design goals, radiant is a great way to go, regardless of the location, unless you are building on the edge of the Arctic Circle and have no need for additional cooling, that is. There is no secret design trick to making a radiant cooling…

Reopening facilities for a post-COVID-19 world

As the COVID-19 outbreak slowed down and companies started eyeing a return to normal, a number of new and different risks have been emerging, including concerns about reopening dormant buildings with stagnant water systems. Several weeks of zero-flow, lowflow and tempered water can result in microbiological growth, the leeching of…

Sebastian Clovis: A professional approach to renovations

A love and appreciation for the construction trades started early for former Canadian Football League defensive back Sebastian Clovis. Speaking to him in his hometown of Toronto, he fondly remembers building things with his dad’s tools, and wondering about the future buildings that were going up behind the construction hoarding around the…
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