Publishers Viewpoint


By Chase

As I write this column, it is about to approach 20 degrees outside. The utility locates for my new porch are wrapping up and construction will start within the week. It’s time for Spring projects around the house. Warm weather also means the construction industry will be moving forward at full speed, catching up from any weather delays from the past five months.

Once my new porch and wheel chair ramp for my daughter are built, I will move my attention to finishing up the back porch project I started last year. I am completing 1-inch rigid foam insulation over the next week. Then I will start writing up my shopping list for the final batch of supplies to complete the project. I will start paneling and finishing touches inside and out the first week of June.

What projects are you working on at home and for your business? Share details and we can cover them in the daily newspaper.

Meanwhile, here’s a quick reminder about our current customer giveaway until May 31. There are two special Thank You gifts. To participate, you only need to click the link, completing a simple three-question form by the deadline.

  1. $25.00 discount on your next Certificate of Substantial Performance (CSP) or other Ontario Construction Act notice in Ontario Construction News published before June 1, 2024.
  2. An entry for a draw to win a free VOSKER remote security system, a rugged cellular-connected security camera that provides on-demand live video streaming for immediate viewing, motion-activated video recording with instant notifications and cloud management and storage – all without requiring any wires or Wi-Fi.

For more details, see this story published earlier in OCN: A special thank-you for Ontario Construction News clients – Ontario Construction News

We held our first draw with VOSKER for the Ontario General Contractors Associations 14th Construction Symposium at Blue Mountain April 11 to 13 where we were Diamond Sponsors. Dave McDonald, a project manager with Ira McDonald Construction Ltd. won the VOSKER draw.

If your business is interested in partnering with the Construction News and Report Group to promote your products through draws and contests, contact me at to discuss options and opportunities.

Chase is the director of marketing and client relations for the Construction News and Report Group as well as the associate publisher for the Ontario Construction Report, the daily digital Ontario Construction News as well as several US magazines. These publications reach tens of thousands of readers across Canada and the United States. He can be reached by phone at (905) 341-8686, by email or visit


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