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Ontario Alters Refrigerant Handling Regulations

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Regulations restricting the handling of transportation of class 1 ozone depleting substances (CFCs) came into effect in Ontario on July 1, 2012. Since that date, all CFCs have been designated as wastes, and contractors and wholesalers are required to comply with R.R.O. Regulation 347.


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Nu Flow Canada Opens Larger Manufacturing Facility

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Nu Flow Canada has announced the relocation of its Canadian office and manufacturing facility to a new, larger space at 1313 Boundary Rd. S., Oshawa, Ontario L1J 6Z7, to accommodate company growth.


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Giant Factories and Rinnai Partner to Develop New Products

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Giant Factories Inc. and Rinnai America Corp. announced that they have formed a partnership to market and develop new products. Giant Factories, based in Montreal, designs and manufactures a full line of gas, electric, and oil tank-type water heaters for residential and commercial applications.


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Aeroseal Expands into Canada, Ships Its 100th Duct Sealing System

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Aeroseal LLC announced it has expanded into Canada with two new licensed distributors now offering Aeroseal duct sealing services in the greater Toronto area. The new Canadian dealers are Niagara Duct Cleaning, St. Catharines, Ontario, and Cassidy’s Air Duct Cleaning, Ajax, Ontario.


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SkillTech Academy Announces Course Schedule

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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) SkillTech Academy course schedule has officially been released. In an effort to make HRAI’s training available to a wider cross section of the industry, residential courses have been scheduled in a number of new locations.


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Residential Boiler Standards Begin Sept. 1

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In October 2011, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations in the Canada Gazette part II. Affected products include residential gas, oil, and electric boilers with an input rate of less than 88 kW (300,000 Btuh).


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HRAI Announces Staff Reorganization

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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced a major reorganization of the HRAI staff. The reorganization is another step in the implementation of the HRAI strategic plan that was adopted in 2011.


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HRAI Shares the Dangers of Home Hydrocarbon Kits

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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) recently launched its annual consumer awareness campaign on the hazards of mass marketers and retailers in Canada promoting hydrocarbon refrigerant do-it-yourself (DIY) kits.


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Westech Energy Honors Graduates

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D. Brian Baker, CMS founder and instructor of Westech Energy Training Center, recently announced the graduates from the 88-hour fifth class power engineers course.


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Residential Air Conditioner Shipments Show Increase

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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada’s (HRAI’s) manufacturers division recently reported that residential air conditioner shipments increased 16 percent in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the first quarter of 2011.


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