NS COVID-19 Response Council

CANSnet Project Preview: Antigonish Affordable Housing 12 Unit Complex

Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) envisions having sufficient environmentally, socially and financially sustainable, community-supported affordable housing available to residents of Antigonish Town and County who are living on low incomes.

Find Your Pathway to Gold Seal Certification through CANS

Have you been thinking about attaining your Gold Seal Certification? Find out exactly where you are on the Gold Seal path! Contact Chantal Arsenault to schedule an online assessment. (Or, find out what you need to challenge the Gold Seal exam!)

Learn more about Gold Seal Certification!

Join the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for a free informational webinar. Live, interactive webinars are scheduled once a month — next one is on Thursday, August 19, at 1:00 p.m. ADT. You can also watch a pre-recorded session, anytime (click here to access these webinars on-demand).

CANS 2020 Gallagher Golf Tournament – Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

On September 2, CANS Events is getting back into the swing of things with CANS 2020 Gallagher Golf Tournament. Join the fun, greet our golfers and host a hole as a golf hole sponsor or have your brand travel the course along with our 304 golfers as a golf cart sponsor! There will be some tweaks to this year’s Golf Tournament, but CANS is thankful for the adjustments to provincial guidelines that allow us to execute this annual event with a shotgun start.

Secure your Sponsorship now!

There are ONLY 4 HOLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES LEFT! Don’t miss your chance to secure a sponsorship.

Please contact Natalie Bobbitt at nbobbitt@cans.ns.ca or 902-210-1720 to discuss available options. Find out more about golf sponsorship opportunities here. The Golfsponsorship deadline is August 12, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

Registration is open! 

Register now as an individual or put together a team of four. Don’t miss this chance – registration is 70% sold! (Closes Friday, August 21) 

For registration and event inquiries, please contact Michelle Peters at mpeters@cans.ns.ca or 902-818-6530. We can’t wait to see you on the golf courses!

Proposed Building Code Changes – Comments due Aug 12

Amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations are anticipated to come into effect on or after September 30, 2020. The proposed amendments will require any new restaurant, including spaces within existing buildings, to be completely constructed in accordance with the barrier-free requirements contained in the NS Building Code. This would include an accessible path of entry into the restaurant from the exterior of the building and access to barrier-free washroom facilities. Click here to view the amendments to the regulation. Learn more in this question and answer piece that appeared in the Cape Breton Post and Herald on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations are welcome on or before August 12, 2020, and should be forwarded to:

Joe Rogers
Building Code Coordinator
Office of the Fire Marshall
P.O. Box 231
Halifax Central
Halifax NS, B3J 2M5

Self-Isolation Requirements for Construction

There have also been some questions regarding exemptions to self-isolation requirements and bringing in a contractor, special trade person, or crews from outside the Atlantic Bubble.