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    Back to School, with Gerry Dee

    By Greg Dalgetty

    Gerry Dee knows a thing or two about teaching—and even more about how not to teach. The Toronto native and star of CBC Television’s Mr. D spent 10 years at the front of a classroom before he left to pursue a career in comedy.… Continue Reading

    Breaking Down Barriers

    By Fred Bretzke

    I still remember the ’70s, when we didn’t really worry about barrier-free washrooms. They certainly were not compulsory back then. The American Standards barrier-free standard was published in 1961, but I don’t recall… Continue Reading

    Looking up to Heating Systems

    By Jerry Leyte

    When most of us think about hydronic radiant heat, infloor systems and radiators tend to spring to mind, but there’s another surface that can be used to keep a room comfortable: radiant ceilings.

    Like radiant floor heating,… Continue Reading

    The Business of Hoops, with Coach Jay Triano

    By Greg Dalgetty

    Few athletes can say they were drafted by both the NBA and CFL in the same year. In fact, there may be only one athlete on that list—Jay Triano.

    The Tillsonburg, Ont., native was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the eighth… Continue Reading

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    Wolseley Expands in Alberta

    Wolseley has opened a plumbing and HVAC/R branch in Airdrie, Alta. The new facility is located about 25 km north of Calgary, at 127 Kingsview Rd. SE.

    "Our new branch in Airdrie is strategically located near the junction of Highway 567 and… Continue Reading

    B.C. Supplier Launches 2016 Fundraising Campaign

    Raven Supply, based in Surrey, B.C., has launched its 2016 fundraising campaign.

    The company hopes to raise $20,000 by the end of the year for Room to Read, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy and gender equality in the… Continue Reading

    PCL Honoured by Johnson Controls

    Edmonton-based contractor PCL was among 11 companies from around the world honoured at the sixth annual Johnson Controls Supplier Excellence Awards on Feb. 2.

    PCL received the Leadership Award for its commitment to innovation, sustainability,… Continue Reading

    Taco Completes Rebrand

    Taco Inc. has rebranded itself as Taco Comfort Solutions, a Taco Group Company.

    Under the new organizational structure, Taco Comfort Solutions becomes part of the Taco Group, along with other global entities including Italian-based Askoll/Taco… Continue Reading

    Lowe’s Acquires Rona

    American home improvement chain Lowe’s is buying Quebec-based Rona for $3.2 billion.

    The move is aimed to bolster the U.S. company’s presence in the Canadian market. Lowe’s has 1,700 stores throughout North America, while Rona has… Continue Reading

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