Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Doug Ford is quietly planning over $100 million in cuts to housing and rent support programs

As blogged on ProgressPress.ca, the Ontario government’s 2019-2020 expenditure estimates for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing show more cuts are coming to housing supports, rent support and homeless assistance efforts. Housing...

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Calgary Tower elevators failed just weeks before cable snapped, trapping guests

As reported in the Calgary Herald, Jasmine Wittal and her grandparents had just paid their bill after dinner at Sky 360, the Calgary Tower’s revolving restaurant, and were heading toward the exit when they were told the elevators weren’t...

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Estimated cost of new Guelph library $14M higher than originally reported by staff

As reported in the Guelph Mercury Tribune, the city is postponing a discussion around the Baker District redevelopment that was to take place at Monday’s council meeting after learning the projected costs of the current design of the new library...

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City of Berkeley votes to rename manholes gender-neutral ‘maintenanceholes’

As blogged on Curbed.com, the Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to amend its municipal code to excise gender-specific terms in favor of gender neutral ones, meaning that, among other things, a “manhole” will soon be known as a...

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Ontario appoints special adviser to help reduce impact of flooding

As reported on CTV News, Ontario has appointed a special adviser on flooding to recommend ways the province can reduce the impacts of flooding and help communities deal with them. Doug McNeil is a former Manitoba deputy minister of...

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Download the Report – Workplace Practices for Healthy and Sustainable Return to Work

A study published by the IRSST assesses possible discrepancies between evidence-based best return-to-work (RTW) practices and actual workplace practices, and suggest possible improvements. Schedule your presentation – The next-gen online...

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Labour shortage ahead, experts warn Ottawa’s booming construction industry

As reported in the Ottawa Business Journal, with work on Confederation LRT Line coming down to the wire, major arteries such as Elgin Street currently in the midst of being torn up and other projects such as construction of the combined sewage...

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Deadly delays in jail construction cost lives and dollars across California

As blogged on ProPublica.org, last June, Fabian Cardoza headed to the shower in the dilapidated Merced County Main Jail. The 20-year-old had spent a month there awaiting trial on a robbery charge. Two cellmates boxed him in. One pinned Cardoza to...

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Canadian home sales hold steady in June

Ottawa, ON, July 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were little changed in June 2019 from the previous month. Highlights: National home sales edged back 0.2%...

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Three students win RAIC International Prize Scholarships

OTTAWA, July 18, 2019 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2019 RAIC International Prize Scholarships. They are: Laure Nolte, Dalhousie University...

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Flexibility needed for heritage designation, say Winnipeg building owners

As reported on CBC News, it would be a challenge to squeeze a pencil in the gap between the buildings at 310 and 312 Ross Avenue in the Exchange District — the space is that tiny. Yet both buildings have separate titles and both properties are...

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This Manitoba couple built their own western town

As reported on CTV News, a couple from Garson, Man., built a different kind of centrepiece for their wild-west wedding: a full sized replica western town. Schedule your presentation - The next-gen online marketing technology for the construction,...

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Three reasons Canada outpaces U.S. in office construction boom

As reported in the Vancouver Sun, Canada is punching well above its weight in terms of the country’s overall intensity of new office construction when compared to developers in the United States. Developers in Canada are currently building...

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The future of AI in the construction industry

As blogged on techradar.com, according to McKinsey, the construction industry is under-digitized, with companies failing to realise the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) as a driver of growth and efficiency. Check out the digital branding...

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3 towers with 600 rental homes project proposed for Vancouver

As reported on DailyHive.com, an impressive amount of rental housing has been proposed for a site immediately adjacent to the Canada Line’s Marine Drive Station in South Vancouver, potentially cementing the area as one of the city’s most...

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