Virtual Q&A Series to Explore Trades Continues with Plumbing on May 21

Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! Our virtual Q&A sessions explore careers in construction from the comfort of home, every Thursday until June 15.

TOMORROW: Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection are proud to present:

Q&A Session Three – Plumbing with Ben Pitts & Adam Hill

  • Date: Thursday, May 21
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. (approx. 30-45 minutes)
  • Who: Ben Pitts & Adam Hill, Certified Journeyperson Plumbers with Iron Dog Inc.

No registration required. Click here on May 21 to access this Zoom session!

Did you miss a session?

Learn about carpentry, welding and more with these sessions on-demand. Click here to watch our previous sessions now.

Questions?

Please contact Alain Lefebvre, alefebvre@cans.ns.caor 902-456-6444.

Amended Hearing Order – Update from the NS Utility and Review Board

Amended Hearing Order – Update from the NS Utility and Review Board

IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION by the HALIFAX REGIONAL WATER COMMISSION for approval of a revised Regional Development Charge for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and for approval of Amendments to the Schedule of Rates, Rules and Regulations for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services to revise the Regional Development Charge. 

The public hearing for this matter originally scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Offices of the Board, has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11, 2020, reserving Friday, June 12, 2020, if necessary. 

Below is an updated timeline:  

Letters of Comment Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Requests to Speak (by Teleconference) Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Opening Statements filed by the Parties Thursday, June 4, 2020
Hearing Commences Thursday, June 11, 2020 and Friday, June 12, 2020, if necessary

Click HERE and HERE for more information.

Learn more about the Regional Development Charge.

Board Hearings are open to the public and you may participate. Listen to the live hearing by visiting the Board’s website at https://nsuarb.novascotia.ca

Virtual Q&A Series to Explore Trades Continues with Welding on May 14

Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! Our virtual Q&A sessions explore careers in construction from the comfort of home, every Thursday until June 15.

THIS WEEK: Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection are proud to present:

Q&A Session Two – Welding (with Doug Ware)

  • Date: Thursday, May 14
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. (approx. 30-45 minutes)
  • Who: Doug Ware, Operations Manager and Red Seal Certified Welder with RKO Steel in Dartmouth, NS

Click here on May 14 to access this Zoom session!

Did you miss a session?

Learn about carpentry and more with these sessions on-demand. Click here to watch our previous sessions now.

COVID-19: Important Social Distancing Reminder from CANS

Our industry remains key to our economy here in Nova Scotia. We have heard from some of our government partners that our health and safety practices are commendable. However, inspectors have asked that we remind all of our members to adhere to social distancing requirements. 

We are fortunate that our industry has remained operational, albeit with new challenges and requirements. To continue to operate, we need everyone to do their part and ensure that they are abiding by the requirements outlined here. This not only keeps your employees and the public safe, but allows our industry to continue to operate. Failure to do so will very likely have negative consequences for a health and safety point of view, but also negatively impact our ability to continue to function as an industry.

Sincerely,

Duncan Williams
President & CEO
Construction Association of Nova Scotia

Click here to download the Province’s Social Distancing Best Practices.

BFY & CANS Construction Connection Program – Virtual Q&A Will Help Youth Explore Construction Careers from Home

Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t safely explore careers in construction together! Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! They’ll be able to explore careers in construction from the comfort of home with our upcoming series of virtual Q&A sessions.

Every Thursday from May 7 – June 15, Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection will host virtual Q&A sessions with successful local tradespeople and construction professionals.

Session One – Howie Doiron, Red Seal Carpenter

For more information, please contact Alain Lefebvre, alefebvre@cans.ns.ca or 902-456-6444.

COVID-19: WCB Clearance Letters & Health and Safety Week

Safety and Health Week

May 3 – 9 is Safety and Health Week (formerly NAOSH Week), a continent-wide initiative to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Access resources to share with your workforce including posters, videos, audio clips, social media graphics and much more.

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Resource Hub

Working safely during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for workplaces across the province. Check out the new resource hub.

Digital Clearance Now Available in MyAccount

From now on, WCB clearance letters will only be available digitally through MyAccount. With this new online process, employers will be able to quickly save, print and share clearance letters from any device, any time of day. More information about digital clearance and how it works is available at wcb.ns.ca/clearance. 

Virtual Q&A Will Help Youth Explore Construction Careers from Home

BFY & CANS Construction Connection Program -Virtual Q&A Will Help Youth Explore Construction Careers from Home

Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t safely explore careers in construction together! Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! They’ll be able to explore careers in construction from the comfort of home with our upcoming series of virtual Q&A sessions.

Every Thursday from May 7 – June 15, Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection will host virtual Q&A sessions with successful local tradespeople and construction professionals.

Session One – Howie Doiron, Red Seal Carpenter

 For more information, please contact Alain Lefebvre, alefebvre@cans.ns.ca or 902-456-6444.

COVID-19: Reminder About Physical Distancing at Work

While construction work continues in Nova Scotia, construction workers, workplaces, and worksites are expected to comply with the physical distancing requirements of two metres (six feet).

CANS has created a quick tip sheet providing a reminder on how to maintain the appropriate level of protection, with respect to the hazards posed by COVID-19 and the orders issued by the Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. Click here to access CANS Reminder on Physical Distancing.

COVID-19: URGENT – Tender Opportunity for DND closes May 4

The DND has posted an urgent requirement for cloth face coverings on Buyandsell.gc.ca. This opportunity closes on May 4, 2020, at 15:00 Atlantic Time. For full details on this requirement, please read the Notice of Proposed Procurement – Cloth Face Covering (W8486-217311/A).

Access more information about this request on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Did you know? You can access this tender and more on CANSnet!

Find this tender in our Open Tenders Library with Project # VL20-0088. You can use our Pipeline and Open Tenders Library to prospect for new business across Atlantic Canada. To access CANS Tender Library, click here. (Please note you must be logged in to view the library.)