Practical and pretty, buttons to boulevards

They are dressed in camo colours: splotches of tan and green and various shades of brown, and they are lined up along the sidewalks...

Up the creek

Only wood does the job I found myself, a bit surprisingly, walking down the street in the morning with a canoe paddle in my hand....

It’s never too early to incorporate

By Munish Mehta It is no secret that Canadians have been caught up in the start-up culture that has emerged across various industries. According to Innovation,...

Termination done right

Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult decisions employers face. Once the decision to terminate has been made, employers must consider the potential...

Due diligence

A good story told through documents By Jeremy Warning It is commonly understood that a party charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act can avoid...

Weathering coroner’s inquests and fatality inquiries

  By Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning Any employer experiencing a workplace fatality faces a multitude of legal issues. One aspect of managing in the...

Tools for the job

As a young adult, I was seized by the idea of becoming a product designer. That would be a good description of what occurred....

Higher-margin strategy tough with wood

Traditionally, our approach has largely been that of selling commodities, of which dimensioned lumber for light timber framing (2 x 4s) and paper products...

Selling custom products on the web

If you manufacture a custom or a customizable product, you have probably wondered how it could possibly sell online. We’ve all seen those fancy flash...

Design saved my life

Doing some good with our craft The first thought that came to me, after the impact, came as a question: I wonder if that’s fixable?...