Viability of Passive House Standard

The passive house standard has been with us for a while now, but there remains plenty of skepticism about whether it can be applied to large building, especially in northern climates. Read more

CMHC Preliminary Housing Starts July 2015

In Nova Scotia, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts in all areas was 6,124 units in July 2015, down 20.4 per cent from June’s revised estimate of 7,695. up 0.9 per cent from the previous month’s revised level of 7,627 (which was the highest since October of 2012). July 2015’s estimate is an […]

Apprenticeship Board Invites Applications for Members of a Construction Electrician Trade Advisory Committee

The Apprenticeship Board of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is inviting applications for members of a Construction Electrician Trade Advisory Committee. The Committee is tasked with reviewing and revising the trade regulation and advising the NSAA Board with a multi-year plan for the Construction Electrician trade.  It will also serve as the program advisory committee […]

Letter from Minister Diane Finley in Response to How Federal Government Government Can Improve Procurement

Dear Supplier, In October 2014, I emailed suppliers, including you, seeking ideas on how our government can improve federal procurement. After reviewing all of the comments and suggestions, it is clear that there is a lot of work needed in order to simplify how the federal government buys goods and services. In response to your […]



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