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    ASPE looking for presenters

    September 19, 2017

    The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), which has several Canadian chapters, is looking for professionals willing to share their knowledge and design experience with others in the plumbing industry.

    Presentation… Continue Reading

    OEB looking for input on customer service rules

    September 14, 2017

    The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has launched an online survey at to gather input from residential and small business consumers about a number of customer service issues.

    Among the… Continue Reading

    HRAI watching GreenON program

    September 14, 2017

    The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) issued a press release earlier this month expressing interest in a recent announcement introducing GreenON and its Direct Install program for… Continue Reading

    AtlasCare supports MS Society

    September 13, 2017
    For the ninth consecutive year, mechanical contracting firm AtlasCare stepped up to be the title sponsor of a Golf Fore MS event in support of the Peel-Dufferin Chapter of the MS Society of Canada.

    This year’s event, held… Continue Reading

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    MCA Manitoba launches Student Chapter

    September 20, 2017

    MCA Manitoba and the University of Manitoba have launched Canada’s fourth student chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association.

    Other MCAC student chapters are MCA Hamilton/McMaster University, MCA Kitchener… Continue Reading

    Mike Holmes, Jr. on the Future of the Trades

    By Greg Dalgetty

    He may be the son of the most famous tradesperson in Canada, but Mike Holmes, Jr. hadn’t planned on following in his father’s footsteps.

    "It’s funny—I never intended to get into the trades," he says. "I… Continue Reading

    A Tiny Home That’s Simply Radiant

    By Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr

    I have a hard time sitting still for more than 60 minutes. I’m in my sweet spot when I am building or fixing things, or just generally tinkering.

    Certainly, my day job as a trainer for a hydronics and plumbing product… Continue Reading

    IAQ and Pets

    By Gord Cooke

    I have often written about the importance of proper ventilation for the health and safety of occupants – namely, people. But what about our other loved ones – our pets?

    When I was a kid, our beloved black Lab, Rocky, lived in a… Continue Reading

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