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New Skilled Trades Ontario praised by stakeholders

Ontario’s construction stakeholders generally expressed universal support for the bold strokes of the Ontario government’s new direction on the skilled trades, with enthusiasm for the new Crown agency to be known as Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) tempered only by uncertainty as to what comes next. Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) Monte McNaughton […]

Ontario to Modernize and Streamline Apprenticeship Training

The Ontario government is introducing new measures to help tradespeople get their certification from one reliable, streamlined destination through a new Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario, that would replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). Today, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, introduced the Building Opportunities in the Skilled TradesAct, legislation designed to […]

City officials, local experts look at changing space and face of Barrie

By: Nikki Cole ‘Let’s be honest. In the past, Barrie was a poster child for urban sprawl with almost universally low-density residential and commercial forms of development,’ says mayor. The City of Barrie has grown significantly in recent years, and officials are taking a closer look at how that growth has changed the space — and the face — of the […]

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