Category Archives: Industry News + Events

Critical Emergency Preparedness Tips

    Normac recently sponsored a Strata Educational Seminar hosted by CCI Vancouver about Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness. The seminar was presented by Jackie Koosterboer, author of My Earthquake Preparedness Guide and an Emergency Planner at the City of Vancouver. According..

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    Condo Board Governance

      The Ontario Ministry of Governments and Consumer Services is currently implementing changes to the governance of condo boards in Ontario. These changes come after a string of legal problems were uncovered earlier this year. Three men are being accused of..

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      Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory

        Earlier this year, the City of Vancouver updated its bylaws to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory for all buildings with gas-fueled appliances or attached garages. This comes after 4 people died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in March and a..

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        Construction Costs Increase Due To BC Fires

          British Columbia is a leader in providing quality wood exports to destinations around the world. In 2013, BC exported $5.8 billion worth of softwood lumber, pulp and other products with the US and China accounting for 75% of the export...

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          Alberta to Adopt Builder Licensing Program

            There is a new bill tabled for discussion in Alberta to further protect new home owners under the New Home Buyer Protection Act. The Amendment to the Act introduced in 2014, which covered building warranties, calls for the implementation of..

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            BC Introduces Civil Resolution Tribunal

              BC is leading the country with Canada’s first online legal platform for settling strata disputes. Introduced in the summer of 2016, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is an innovative and efficient service to resolve issues relating to strata fees and..

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