Entries by CANS

Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he championed have prompted Ottawa to respond in kind, pushing forward changes designed to aid Canadian […]

ORBA speaker offers tips for dealing with generational differences in the workplace.

Organizations today can have up to five generations working together and the key to success is to understand those different mindsets and engage them. That was the message from Giselle Kovary, president of n-gen People Performance Inc., a speaker at the Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s 92nd annual convention, Harmonizing the Future, held Feb. 4 in […]

CCA introduces mentorship pilot program

In an industry first, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research and Program (NRC IRAP) and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI), is introducing a mentorship pilot program. Read more.

eBay Retail Revival

eBay Retail Revival Halifax: Stay local. Sell global.  After a nationwide search, Halifax was selected based on the strength and diversity of its local retail community and the Halifax region’s robust support of small business. The application deadline to take part in this program is February 22, 2019. Read more

Environmentally-friendly bricks made from sewage-treatment byproduct

When sewage sludge is processed at wastewater treatment plants, the leftover “biosolid” material is generally dried and set aside. While some of it ends up being used as fertilizer, much is often just stockpiled or sent to a landfill. Soon, however, it could find its way into eco-friendly fired-clay building bricks. Read more.