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    Draining the Games

    Almost everyone can remember at least one killer summer rainstorm. The people of southern Ontario, host to this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, don’t need to stretch their minds back too far to recall a local torrent. Toronto was deluged… Continue Reading

    Building Quality in the Kitchen with Chef Michael Smith

    If there’s a single word that can sum up Chef Michael Smith’s expectations, it has to be quality. Whether looking at individual ingredients, judging a completed dish, assessing a kitchen design, or even a business plan, putting in the… Continue Reading

    Hands on, with Dustin Aguanno

    From tinkering with snowmobiles and dirt bikes as a kid, to tweaking the car, the boat, or bigger dirt bikes now that he’s a little older, Dustin Aguanno still likes working with his hands. Originally in electrical engineering, a close friend… Continue Reading

    Breaking moulds with Paul Lafrance

    With more than 15 years of custom deck design under his tool belt, celebrity tradesman Paul Lafrance is ready to take his passion for creative carpentry and design indoors.In addition to being the star on such popular HGTV shows as Decked Out,… Continue Reading

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    Canadians Recognized at ASHRAE Annual Meeting

    Several Canadians were recognized at ASHRAE’s annual meeting, held in Atlanta, Ga., from June 27 to July 1.

    David Underwood, the founder of Isotherm Engineering in Oakville, Ont., was named ASHRAE’s president. Douglas Cochrane, the… Continue Reading

    Affiliated Distributors Merges with Canaplus Ltd Partnership

    Affiliated Distributors (AD), a wholesale buying and marketing group for contractor and industrial products, has merged with Canaplus Ltd Partnership, a buying group for Canadian plumbing and heating wholesale distributors, to form… Continue Reading

    Canada Tops LEED List Outside of the US

    Canada ranks first in the top 10 countries for LEED buildings outside of the United States, as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the second year in a row Canada has received top honours.

    "It is always encouraging… Continue Reading

    Emco Acquires Wolseley Industrial’s EPG Business

    Emco Corporation has acquired Wolseley Industrial Canada’s Engineered Pipe Group (EPG), which produces high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, fittings and flanges. Emco will welcome all EPG employees and Wolseley will keep the remainder… Continue Reading

    New Building, Fire and Energy Codes in Alberta

    The province of Alberta has adopted changes to its building, fire and energy codes.
    The changes feature a new building class—B3—that provides safe and affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. The fire code has been… Continue Reading

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