Residential A/C Trade Almost Official In Ontario

October 7, 2004
The Residential Air Conditioning Trade will be a subset of the existing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trade (Reg. 1076) once it is officially introduced. A group now is working on developing an exam, which is expected to be in place by January 2005.
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HRAC Appoints First Woman Chair

September 30, 2004
Nancy McKeraghan was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) at the association's annual general meeting, held August 20, 2004, in Kelowna, British Columbia. McKeraghan is the first woman to be appointed chair of HRAC.
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Hospital's Step-By-Step Approach Updates Chiller Plant

September 23, 2004
At Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, chiller plant improvement dollars were immediately available for only part of the necessary improvements. So priorities had to be established within a context that would allow continuous improvements in future years.
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Pierre Martin Appointed Chair Of CHRAW

September 16, 2004
Pierre Martin, of Pro Kontrol, Laval, Quebec, has been appointed chair of the Canadian Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Wholesalers (CHRAW) at the association's Annual General Meeting.
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Six Considerations When Hiring An HVAC Contractor

September 10, 2004
The Brantford, Ontario, Chapter of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) notes six considerations that consumers should take into account before hiring an HVAC contractor.
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Chiller Bookings Increase Most During Second Quarter

September 2, 2004
According to the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), during the second quarter of 2004 chiller bookings increased by 23 percent over the second quarter of 2003.
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HRAI E-Business Centre Web Site Launched

August 24, 2004
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has announced the launch of its e-Business Web site, "HRAI e-Business Centre" ( According to HRAI, the site has information that will be useful to members who have been contemplating how to incorporate technology into their businesses.
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Protocol Offers Patented Replacement Refrigerant

August 18, 2004
On Dec. 30, 2003, Protocol Resource Management Inc. was granted a U.S. patent for the refrigerant composition of SP22C, Protocol's blend of ozone friendly HFC refrigerants designed as a retrofit replacement for HCFC R-22.
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Dominion Citrus To Build Refrigerated Warehouse

August 11, 2004
Dominion Citrus Limited announced that it has entered into a long-term design-build lease agreement with Storcan Self Storage One Limited for the construction of a 58,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse and processing facility.
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RMC Completes Shipment Of Refrigerant Waste

August 5, 2004
Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) Chair Tom Boutette has announced the successful shipment of more than 40 metric tons of refrigerant waste for destruction at its two disposal service providers.
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