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Carpenter Position Available

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Within this full-time role of Carpenter, the team member will be responsible for ongoing projects on site, report on project progress to Project Manager, support a successful build, support site supervisor and Blake Farrow team.

The responsibilities would include, but not limited to the following:
– Has great communication skills
– Supports Site Supervisor and Project Manager
– Ensures that communication between the Site Supervisor and trades is streamlined to uphold the company integrity and quality.
– Experience and knowledge in the following: laying of foundations, framing, drywall, flooring, roofing, painting, and the like.
– Ensure all safety protocols are followed.
– Helps the Site supervisor to ensure work performed by trades is compliant with the building code and in keeping with BFP quality standards.
– Report any site injuries to the Site Supervisor and Project Manager in compliance with the Health and Safety Policy.
– Complete deficiency lists if needed.
– Attend regular status meetings with Site Supervisor and Project Manager.
– Maintain proficiency of Ontario Building Code procedures.
– Agree and adhere to all company policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of the team.
– Make sure all labour time is documented in BusyBusy.
– Has their own car and valid driver’s license.

Job type- Full time

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Blake Farrow Project office is located in Collingwood, ON.

Development Review Coordinator Position Available

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Job Posting: #2021-30
Job Title: Development Review Coordinator Department: Development & Strategic Services Reports To: Manager, Development
Directly Supervises: N/A
Indirectly Supervises: N/A
Status: 24 month contract (includes vacation time, pension and benefits) Hours per Week: 35
Salary Range: $56,439 to $68,601
Application Due Date: October 31, 2021 Position

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The Supreme Court of Canada’s new “plausible inference” test: When is a construction deficiency discovered for the purposes of a limitation period?

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In July of this year the Supreme Court of Canada, in Grant Thornton LLP v. New Brunswick, 2021 SCC 31, introduced a new test for the commencement of limitations periods in Canada.  It held that the clock starts ticking on a limitation period when a “plausible inference” of liability arises on facts that are, or ought to be, known through the exercise of reasonable diligence.  The Court also addressed the extent to which a party might need an expert’s report before such an inference arises.

The decision may have significant consequences for the construction industry.  This, because the “discoverability” of construction defects has always been difficult to assess.  Consider, for example, cracks which appear in a newly poured foundation.  These might be attributable to shrinkage, not a deficiency.  They might also not be worth suing over.  Has the owner, upon noticing the cracks, “discovered” a claim against the contractor, concrete supplier, geotechnical engineer, structural engineer and architect simply because a “plausible inference” can be drawn that the cracks might be attributable to something any one of them might be responsible for?  Can the owner take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach, or must it investigate the cause of the cracking in an effort to figure out what is going on (and who might be responsible)?

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City complying with provincial regulations to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at recreation/culture facilities

(Barrie, ON) On September 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that proof of COVID-19 vaccination would be required in select settings as of September 22, 2021. On September 14, the Government of Ontario released regulations and guidance for requiring proof of vaccination to enter certain facilities. In accordance with the law, the City of Barrie will require proof of vaccination to access select indoor services and programs taking place at community centres, arenas, pools and entertainment/cultural venues. Exemptions will be made as permitted by the Government of Ontario’s regulations.

The following will be required at point of entry:
• Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccination certificate or other Government issued vaccination record.
• Acceptable identification which includes name & birthdate – photo ID is not required.
o Examples include birth certificate, citizenship card, driver’s license or other government issued ID.

As per provincial regulations, anyone who refuses to share the required information will not be permitted to enter the City recreation/culture centres. Limited exceptions apply.

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September 17, 2021

Ontario Government Extends Temporary Layoff Exemption to January 1, 2022

On May 29, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that provided relief to any employer that had temporarily laid off or reduced the wages and/or hours of a non-union employee due to COVID-19. The regulation largely exempts any such layoff or reduction from being deemed a termination of employment, such that there is no obligation to provide ESA notice or severance pay. The employee is deemed to be on an Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”).

Read the Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz, LLP


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The opioid overdose crisis is disproportionately affecting people working in the trades and construction. Other substances such as alcohol and cannabis are also of concern. To support employers and workers in these sectors, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has partnered with Health Canada to produce a toolkit of resources. It’s called Substance Use and the Workplace: Supporting Employers and Employees in the Trades.

This collection of resources is aimed at helping employers address employee substance use, particularly among young men working in the trades. Employers can find ready-to-use resources from more than 30 organizations to learn how to reduce risks related to substances and substance use disorder, and to support workplace health and safety. The toolkit includes resources to help:

• Educate employees about substances and their effects,
• Prevent substance use harms,
• Address employee substance use,
• Find services and supports, and
• Access related information from key reports and organizations.

Included among the resources are four new CCSA posters. Designed to be printed and shared, they provide accessible information on the opioid overdose crisis and ways to address it:

What Are Opioids?
Canada’s Opioid Crisis: What You Should Know
Canada’s Opioid Crisis: How You Can Help
Opioids and Pain Management

We encourage you to share this toolkit of resources across your networks, especially with employers in construction, trades and transport. Together, we can help prevent more deaths and harms from the opioid crisis and substance use in the workplace.

For more information on workplace safety and substance use, please visit CCSA’s Workplace Safety web page.

Full Time Plumber Position Available

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Licensed Plumber Position/Full Time
$30 – $38/HR depending on experience
Willing and able to do service work as well as light residential and industrial work
Licences, Certifications etc.
Licensed plumber in Ontario
4th-5th year apprentice
Skill Set
Excellent communications skills
Willing to work with co-op students/apprentices
Comfortable dealing with customers/contractors
Prepared to accept on call work
We are a small, locally based company that focuses on service and light residential and
commercial work.
Residential work is comprised of service work that involves in town and rural applications
including seasonal cottage work. A knowledge of rural systems is definitely an asset for this
position. Renovations as well as new custom builds round out our typical scope of work in the
residential field.
Our work in the light industrial/commercial field also involves service work as well as back
flow surveying and testing and can include driving to areas approximately within one hour of
the Barrie area.
If you are looking for a complete plumbing work experience (we are willing to train), send your resume/information to