Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Ontario Election – Ford would let developers build housing on Ontario’s Greenbelt

Doug Ford said Monday he would allow some development in the Greenbelt — the world's largest permanently protected green space — if elected premier this spring, to ease the housing crisis in the Greater Toronto Area. The Progressive...

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Ontario signs bilateral agreement under the National Housing Strategy

TORONTO, April 30, 2018 /CNW/ - A new milestone under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) has been reached. Families and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing...

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Residential building with commercial development planned for vacant building on Japser Avenue in Edmonton

It's been boarded up for more than a decade. The last business licence issued for it was in the late 1990s. But now the small commercial building at 10344 Jasper Ave. — just east of the historic Birks Building — is getting ready for a...

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Recipients of British Columbia’s Building Excellence Research and Education Grants Announced

Nine organizations will receive grants of up to $40,000 from the Government of British Columbia’s Building Excellence Research and Education Grants program. The program is distributing more than $331,950 in funding through BC Housing, following...

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City of Calgary rethinking rules about building near railway corridors

The City of Calgary is rethinking how it looks at risk as it prepares to finalize new rules about building near railway corridors. In a report going to council committee Monday, new regulations that are much more lenient than the national...

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DELMA Group to develop a new commercial and residential pole in downtown Dorval

Montréal, April 30th, 2018 – DELMA Real Estate Corporation, a subsidiary of DELMA Group Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 56,000 sq. Ft. 6-storey office building located at 185, Dorval Avenue, in the heart of downtown Dorval, a...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up April 28, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Members are invited to send company news items and press releases before May 4 to be included in the next issue. Thank you for being part of...

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Day of Mourning – Ceremonies across B.C. remember workers

Richmond, B.C. (Saturday, April 28, 2018) — Thousands of workers, families, union members and employers are remembering those who lost their lives on the job with 40 ceremonies across British Columbia this weekend. Today’s Vancouver ceremony is...

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Leaked report identifies shoddy construction practices are responsible for Grenfell Tower disaster

A report prepared as part of the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has uncovered calamitous deficiencies in the installation of the windows, cavity barriers and cladding system, and their failure to meet building...

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Toronto city council approves Woodbine casino plan

City council has given the go-ahead for a casino in north Etobicoke, under conditions including a $5-million investment in daycare for local workers who will be hired under a community-benefits agreement. Councillors approved the beefed-up...

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Cities are being redesigned to protect pedestrians from vehicles

Brad Done watched carefully as a machinist drilled a hole into a bright yellow metal tube about a metre long and 10 centimetres across at his Surrey, B.C., business, Reliance Foundry. The pole is called a bollard, designed to be set into the...

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University of Calgary begins MacKimmie Tower redevelopment project

The University of Calgary has begun a large-scale redevelopment project of MacKimmie Tower, which will last until summer 2019. The renovations are part of a larger plan to redevelop the MacKimmie Complex and the Professional Faculties...

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