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New look Co-op stores cater to DIY convenience and needs of contractors

SASKATOON — Federated Co-operatives Ltd. has been investing in big changes to the look of its home centres…

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Lowe’s EVP Alain Brisebois no longer with the company

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — One of Lowe’s Canada’s top executives has left the company. Alain Brisebois, who had the hefty title of executive vice-president, operations central services, and affiliate dealers, has departed suddenly…

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B.C. association will celebrate 80th year with hot springs bash

SURREY, B.C. — The Building Supply Industry Association of B.C. (BSIA) is celebrating 80 years in existence and will cap off the milestone with an anniversary event at Harrison Hot Springs Resort on July 5 and 6, 2018…

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Castle adds three members in first weeks of the new year

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle Building Centres Group has hit the road running this year, with three new members announced already in the first half of January…

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Conversion of Marcil stores increases presence of RONA brand in Quebec

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada is switching all its Marcil stores to the RONA banner. The stores, known for catering to a mix of DIY and contractor customers, will fit into RONA’s format for its small to medium-sized building centres, known internally as “proximity stores”…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

First Lowe's store comes to Red Deer

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada opened its 62nd store today under the Lowe’s banner…

U.S. housing starts down, permits up

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Census Bureau announced that housing units authorized by building…

Banks implement interest rate hike

OTTAWA — Within hours of the Bank of Canada’s announcement Wednesday morning of…

Lowe's EVP Alain Brisebois no longer with the company

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — One of Lowe’s Canada’s top executives has left the company…

Acceo acquired by Ont. software company

MONTREAL — Retail support and POS provider Acceo Solutions Inc. has been acquired by…

DirectBuy takes over Sears appliance warranties

TORONTO — DirectBuy, a members-only club for home improvement and household products, has announced a new warranty membership for…

Castle adds Sask. dealer, third this year

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle Building Supplies has added a member in Saskatoon…

B.C. association will celebrate 80th year with hot springs bash

SURREY, B.C. — The Building Supply Industry Association of B.C. (BSIA) is celebrating 80 years in existence and will cap off the milestone with an 80th anniversary event at…

CanWel seeks logging permits near parkland

SMITHERS, B.C. — CanWel Building Supplies is taking heat for its efforts to get government approval for permits to begin logging in…

Lumber production rises in October

OTTAWA — Lumber production rose 6.3% from September to 5,991 thousand cubic metres…

Sears Canada shutters last stores

TORONTO — This past weekend saw the final day of liquidation sales at the last Sears stores…

In memoriam: David Deyell

Armacell has announced that David Deyell succumbed this weekend to a brief…

Featured Classified: Star Building Materials

Star Building Materials is an independent, wholly owned division of Qualico…

Castle expands in Quebec and Saskatchewan

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle has announced the addition of two new members…