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B.C. students shun trades as construction booms
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting a decrease in the proportion of high school graduates entering the construction trades despite a booming building pace in the province.

P.E.I., London buck downward starts trend
Prince Edward Island and the Ontario communities of London and Brantford were about the only areas that reported higher housing starts in September than a month earlier, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).

Real estate pros meet in boxing rink
Twenty-four competitive members of Greater Toronto’s real estate industry will square off during amateur boxing matches in November for a charity fundraiser



Legal pot spooks apartment landlords
Landlord BC and other landlord groups across the country are worried about the legal and safety aspects that may follow the legalization of marijuana in Canada next year.

Mortgage costs could rise faster than incomes
The average Canadian homeowner should see their household income rise by 2.5 per cent next year - but Scotiabank says average mortgage costs could increase by 8 per cent.

Three smart home gadgets that are actually stupid
The Internet, Bluetooth, and smartphones are allowing manufacturers to create many connected smart items for homes, but some of the smart inventions are just plain stupid.

Nova Scotia Reno Expo celebrates spending surge
As residential renovation spending in Nova Scotia surges, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Nova Scotia is celebrating with Reno Expo 2017 on October 29 in Dartmouth.

Stepper Homes named Calgary builder of the year
Stepper Homes of Calgary has won the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) prestigious Ralph Scurfield Award, recognized as Calgary’s home builder of the year in the annual 2017 Alberta Awards of Excellence.

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Tools of the trade: pros steal from handymen

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Hackers now have their sights set on small- to medium-sized businesses as well.

RENO MARKET:
Renovation spending wanes but remains strong.

ROOFING REPORT:
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TOOL TALK: Dust Control — No Longer Just a Shop Vac

With growing awareness and legislation relating to silica dust and worker health, vacuum systems are changing radically.

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