Monday, December 11, 2017

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Contractor hit with $1,000 fine for removing trees in Bracebridge

A contractor was slapped with a $1,000 fine and two companies charged for violating the town’s tree cutting bylaw, the first time charges have been laid under the bylaw since it was approved in 2008. “Up to this point, there has been general...

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Tenants of student apartment in Waterloo frustrated with cockroach problem

Four residents of a student-geared apartment in Waterloo are frustrated with a cockroach issue that is reportedly building wide. The four women — three of which are third-year students in the middle of midterms — noticed the issue immediately...

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High school students keen on trades operate heavy machinery near Nanaimo

ANAIMO — It's an extended field trip of sorts for senior high school students who traded their pencils for work boots at an industrial site to get a feel for heavy construction equipment. Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools trades coordinator Rob...

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Document on costs for planned second cruise berth in Sidney heavily redacted

A request to the province for a breakdown of costs for components of the planned Sydney harbour second cruise berth has proven less than illuminating. The Cape Breton Post submitted a request to the Department of Municipal Affairs under the...

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City of Calgary investigates 17 wind-related safety issues after windstorm

City of Calgary officials investigated 17 safety incidents after a windstorm whipped through town Tuesday afternoon, downing power lines and sending debris flying. The city has a safety response unit that looks into incidents related to...

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This ex-Googler is bringing self-driving excavators to construction sites

Noah Ready-Campbell's first job out of college was at Google. It was 2010, the year the company touted its plan -- or then, what seemed like a far-fetched dream -- to build self-driving cars. "They announced it and everyone looked at each other...

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‘Future city’ to be built in Toronto by Alphabet company

Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of "smart" technology. It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability,...

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Townhome under construction crumbles in the Regina wind storm

A home under construction in Regina’s Harbour Landing neighbourhood has been left as a pile of rubble after it was flattened by powerful wind. “It’s a disaster. I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve never seen a two-and-a-half storey...

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Fernie mourns 3 dead in arena ammonia leak

Firefighters have confirmed that an ammonia leak was responsible for the deaths of three people at an arena in Fernie, B.C., on Tuesday. Mary Giuliano, the mayor of the small mountain community, told reporters at a news conference Wednesday that...

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FLO Components Ltd. announces first winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s announces the winner of the first draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest.  FLO’s Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez announced; “Anisa Copeland of Cambridge, Ontario is the...

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3XN unveils staggered residential high-rise with spaces for Toronto’s LGBTQ community

Danish firm 3XN has revealed its design for a 153-metre-high apartment building in Toronto, including a dual-level glazed plaza to host public events in the local area. Retractable glazed walls surrounding the plaza will open onto a prominent...

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World’s most sustainable office space opens in London

When Bloomberg, the news and financial tech giant, decided to build a new European headquarters in London in 2010, it had a chance to not just build a home, but make a statement for sustainability. After all, that’s one of the pet causes of...

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