On Oct. 6, 2005 the Canadian federal government announced a series of measures that will address concerns about the impact of high energy costs. Included in these measures is the new High Efficiency Home Heating System Cost Relief Program.
On October 15, Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) held a meeting of the Risk Reduction Group (RRG), a committee set up to assess the risks involved in the pressure vessel-related activities engaged in by industry members, with the goal of scaling the compliance program to the real level of safety risk.
ClimateCare, a Canadian co-operative of independent residential HVAC contractors, announced that it has completed negotiations for a strategic partnership with International Service Leadership (ISL) of Nashville, Tenn., to provide comprehensive business and sales management training programs to heating and cooling contractors in Ontario.
Pierre Martin, president, Pro Kontrol, Laval, Quebec, was appointed chair of the Canadian Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Wholesalers (CHRAW) at the association's recent Annual General Meeting in Huntsville, Ontario.
In early September, a National Hydronics Forum, hosted by the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), was held with the purpose of exploring issues and barriers that currently exist in the hot water heating (hydronic) industry. A professional facilitator guided the discussion of 26 of the industry's key stakeholders.
Mike Burns, vice president of sales and marketing, CFM Specialty Home Products, Mississauga, Ontario, was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the association's 37th Annual Meeting.
In response to Hurricane Katrina, which has pummeled the coast of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) board voted to send $2,500 to the Canadian Red Cross to aid the victims of Katrina.
Mark Boncardo, commercial director, Ineos Fluor Canada Inc., was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Manufacturers Division at its Annual General Meeting, Aug. 26, 2005 in Huntsville, Ontario.