Entries by Alison Clack

Sheet Metal Worker trade becomes compulsory certified

As of May 20, 2014, the Sheet Metal Worker trade became compulsory certified with new trade regulations were passed for both the Sheet Metal Worker and Sprinkler System Installer trades.  The Premier made the announcement on May 23 in Antigonish regarding the Sheet Metal Worker trade. Regarding the SMW trade, the Industry Committee conducted a […]

NS Daily Stats: Community Profile – Oxford

Nova Scotia Community Counts provides users with the ability to view data relating to their Community. Not only can data be viewed in a tabular format, but also within a profile format which displays data using a combination of text and graphs. Below is a sample of the Oxford Community Profile provided on the Community […]

Thiel Group sues over Nova Centre planning exemption

The development of the $500-million Nova Centre complex under construction in downtown Halifax has taken a new litigious twist. The Thiel Family Group of Companies, owners of the Bank of Montreal Building, the TD Centre and the downtown block of buildings proposed to be redeveloped as 22nd Commerce Square, has launched a Nova Scotia Supreme Court action, alleging […]

Electrical Contractors and the PCB Regulations

Environment Canada has released an information document regarding PCB regulations. This document outlines the following: What are polychlorinated biphenyls? Why are PCBs harmful? Do the PCB Regulations affect me? Identification of equipment containing PCBs Building renovations, relamping, equipment servicing/removal Download the PCB_Electrical Sector Info Sheet

Fall Protection Safety Bulletin

Are you in compliance? The new Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (WHSR)  have come into effect. These regulations replaced the current Fall Protection and Scaffolding Regulations; Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Regulations, and Occupational Health Regulations. In addition, the Occupational Safety General Regulations have been amended to make them consistent with the WHS. Learn more about […]

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency Board

Get involved with the new Industry-led, Industry-driven Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. The Minister will appoint a small, inaugural Apprenticeship Board to advise the new Agency in its early days. This Board will then serve as a recruitment committee to fill the remaining seats on the Board. A complete listing of the Agencies, Boards, and Commissions […]

IWK CANS Campaign

CANS was proud to announce at the 2014 De-Icer that it is, along with the generous support of the industry, supporting a monumental fundraising campaign for the IWK. Our contribution will help re-build a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit. Together, CANS members have committed to raising $1.5 million for the NICU. To date, we have raised close […]

DeIcer

The 2014 CANS De-Icer was a huge success! Thank you to all the sponsors who made the night possible and to all of those who came out to kick off the season! We’d love your feedback on the event! Fill out the De-Icer Experience Survey

Apprenticeship Agency Industry Briefing – February 26th

Industry representatives are invited to attend an update on the changes underway to Nova Scotia’s Apprenticeship system, and participate in identifying the priorities for the new agency. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Westin Halifax Hotel. (Download invitation.) Visit  http://nsapprenticeship.ca/agency/ to find the […]

First Contract Arbitration

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) believes Minister Regan’s announcement today amending Bill 102 is delivering on a pre-election promise and is a step in bringing the certification and first contract negotiation process back in to balance. Minister Regan introduced amendments to the Trade Union Act that will ensure the Labour Board can only […]