Minister Osborne Announces Residential Construction Rebate – Newfoundland

Minister Osborne Announces Residential Construction Rebate – Newfoundland

Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, announced a new Residential Construction Rebate Program that will allow homeowners to save money on construction and renovations, while also helping to stimulate the economy and employment in the province’s construction industry. Homeowners can qualify for the Residential Construction Rebate in one of two ways:

Renovation Projects
A 25 per cent rebate is available for renovation projects for principal residences, up to a maximum rebate of $10,000 (based on a $40,000 project).

New Home Construction
A rebate of $10,000 is available for new home construction on homes valued up to $350,000 before HST.

Read more here. 

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expands to PPE for Frontline

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expands to PPE for Frontline

Canadian manufacturer, North Star Windows & Doors (based in Ontario in Woodbridge and St. Thomas) has partnered with various Canadian vendors to design and source the materials required to produce protective face shields for our frontline workers, such as medical practitioners, personal support workers, and factory employees, who have close human contact. The face shields were designed by North Star’s engineering team and are made to Federal Government Guidelines for both material and size. The design was finalized based on feedback from an Ontario hospital to ensure usability and comfort. North Star has expanded current production capabilities at their St. Thomas plant to enable up to 3,000 high-quality face shields to be manufactured per week. Read the press release here.

Fenestration Canada teams up with Efficiency Canada in outreach to MP’s

Fenestration Canada teams up with Efficiency Canada in outreach to MP’s

Fenestration Canada along with several other associations joins Efficiency Canada to make an appeal to the Federal Government for a policy focused on deeper energy savings, with more homes upgrading insulation, windows, and heating and cooling systems. We encourage our members to read the letter and if you support it, send your message. It will be sent to your local federal and provincial representative. Click “Add your voice” to submit.