Monday, December 11, 2017

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Glitch in system causes ammonia scare in Pitt Meadows

A glitch in the system caused an ammonia scare at Pitt Meadows Arena, Sunday. The incident happened at about 9:30 p..m. when alarms in the arena went off. A check by the Pitt Meadows fire department revealed that although an indicator in the...

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Edmonton pledges to cut unsafe contractors out of city bidding process

Edmonton residents are being unfairly left to fend for themselves when homes are damaged by city infrastructure projects, says Coun. Mike Nickel. On one drainage project, the city took photos of each foundation before work began. Then a...

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Wood Heat – New technology improves a time-tested sustainable fuel

(Nov 8, 2017 - Port Sydney, Ontario) - Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all their space heating from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages,...

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Canadian housing starts trend steady in October

OTTAWA, November 8, 2017 — The trend in housing starts was 216,770 units in October 2017, compared to 215,153 units in September 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average...

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Kidde recall of fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Important Recall Notice November 2, 2017 Dear Valued Fire Service Professional: Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. A copy of the press release and the safety notice...

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9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

2017 has been an amazing year in the field of technology for architects. Most excitingly, we’ve seen an exponential growth in our fascination with virtual and augmented reality. Various types of innovative technology for architects are rolled out...

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Geothermal technology dispute heats up battle of experts raging over new Edmonton green development

The development of Blatchford — Edmonton’s signature green community — is running into criticism from within the geothermal industry, and an external “fairness adviser” has been brought in to settle contracting and design...

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Tighter building codes are Ottawa’s next climate target — and it could cost homeowners up to $35,000

Government officials are crafting tougher building codes that could make both new homes and renovations of existing properties more costly in coming years, part of Ottawa’s wider plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Natural Resources Canada is...

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Chinese firm registers to lobby feds for Aecon acquisition approval

The massive Chinese-owned construction company which recently signed a deal to acquire Aecon Group Inc. — Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction and infrastructure company — has registered a lobbyist to help get regulatory approval...

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Technology: Harvesting rainwater to build and maintain ice in Abbotsford

by Colleen O'Shea There’s no doubt that we can all do a better job when it comes to water conservation — and indoor ice arenas, in particular, can have a tremendous impact on how water is used. Take the Abbotsford Centre in...

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PCL Toronto announces appointment of Todd Craigen

Toronto, ON (November 6, 2017) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Craigen to senior vice president and district manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). Reporting to the president of Eastern...

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IAPMO holds technical committee meetings for development of the 2018 USPSHTC and USEHC

Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) last week concluded Technical Committee meetings toward the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar...

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