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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has opened up a hotline for all small businesses—members and non-members—to ask for advice on how to manage responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. Call 1-888-234-2232 for support.
The CFIB has also created a helpful FAQ page with a number of resources for small businesses.

Source: Plumbing & HVAC
Today, COVID-19 is having a drastic impact on North America that was almost unprecedented just a week ago. It is evident that this situation is difficult for most people, and there are certain actions business owners need to take to protect their employees, customers and business
Peter DeMarco, Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Research – The IAPMO Group

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) started monitoring the outbreak of a new coronavirus which ultimately was named COVID-19. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China. This paper is intended to provide practical guidance for plumbing professionals who work on sanitary waste and sewer systems on how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their coworkers during the current pandemic.

The Proactive Service Workshop being presented next month by MCABC and CEC has been postponed until further notice. The decison comes at a time when the COVID-19 virus is causing cancellations of events around the world.
We'll have further news for you on this exciting program once information becomes available.

FastEst, Inc.
Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Major sports leagues have suspended their seasons and conventions and conferences are being cancelled. It may only be a matter of time before COVID-19 affects ongoing project worksites in Canada.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Building operations make up 17 per cent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. When you factor in embodied carbon from construction and materials, those figures are closer to 30 per cent. The Canada Green Building Council wants to change that with updates to its Zero Carbon Building Standard.

Skills Canada announced on March 16 that, due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, it has cancelled the 2020 Skills Canada National Competition that was scheduled from May 27 to 30 in Vancouver.

"After much discussion with our provincial/territorial member organizations, stakeholders and taking guidance from our public health authorities, we felt it was prudent to cancel the event," chief executive officer Shaun Thorson said in a media release. "The health and safety of our student participants, spectators, volunteers, partners and staff are paramount and  we did not feel we could deliver an event that would meet the current COVID-19 guidelines provided by Canada’s public health authorities."

"We look forward to working with our many partners and stakeholders to continue to offer activities in the future that inform Canadian youth about the many opportunities in skilled trades and technology careers."

N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
The world has started to embrace 5G connectivity. In the construction industry, 5G will increase the use of robotic and semi-autonomous equipment, the utilization of drones for mapping and digital imaging, and the connections between all project players from head office and suppliers to workers on site.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
In January, the value of building permits issued increased four per cent to $9.2 billion. Six provinces reported increases, with B.C. in the lead with a 52.1 per cent to $2.2 billion.

1776: British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.
1886: Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
1905: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
1914: Russia increases the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
1930: Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.
1942: The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.
1944: The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
1959: The 14th Dalai Lama flees Tibet and goes to India.
1961: The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962: The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966: A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
1970: The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
1972: Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
1973: Twenty are killed in Cambodia when a bomb goes off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973: First POWs are released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1985: President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
1992: White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks.

Source: HistoryNet.com

UA Canada/AU Canada
Source: HPAC Magazine
Organizers have announced that the CMPX Show has been postponed until further notice, just days after the industry received a letter that it would continue.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.



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