Monday, December 11, 2017

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Toronto couple sues alleged house-copying neighbors for $2.5M

A Forest Hill couple took their neighbours to court for copying the look of their multimillion-dollar home. Jason and Jodi Chapnik, who own the home on Strathearn Rd., near Bathurst and Eglinton Sts., alleged that a house on nearby Vesta Dr. was...

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September housing starts in Canada trend lower

OTTAWA, October 10, 2017 — The trend in housing starts was 214,821 units in September 2017, compared to 220,573 units in August 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of...

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Construction Links Media Network: From the Publisher’s Desk on October 7th

Random thoughts, notes, opinions and comments on the building, design and repair industry throughout the past work week:   Those of us who live in Southern Alberta had a rude reminder from Mother Nature that winter is around the corner....

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Sarnia “dismisses” Golder as Centennial Park remediation project cost soars to $13.5M

Sarnia has dismissed the multinational corporation that administered the Centennial Park project and has opted to oversee construction itself of the final remaining piece – the long-delayed boat launch in Sarnia Bay. Following a closed-door...

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Site C construction delays to increase costs by $610-million, BC Hydro says

The Site C hydroelectric dam project will cost an extra $610-million because it will not meet the construction deadline to divert the Peace River in 2019, the head of BC Hydro says. The revelation was made as the Crown corporation's $8.8-billion...

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Quebec ombudsman calls construction delays at new Amos jail ”unjustifiable”

Quebec's ombudsman Marie Rinfret says delays in opening a new Amos provincial detention centre in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, slated to be finished a year ago, are ''unjustifiable." Quebec's correctional officers union says the...

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Clean Economy Alliance releases recommendations for net-zero building in Ontario

Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Clean Economy Alliance, a group of over 100 organizations, released a report outlining critical recommendations to ensure Ontario reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector. The Future of Buildings:...

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Halifax developer appeals ‘heritage’ decision affecting Young Avenue construction

Developer George Tsimiklis has appealed new development rules for Young Avenue in Halifax's south end to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. In the appeal documents filed with board, Tsimiklis argues that changes approved by the...

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PCL Recognized for Influencing Safe Work Practices in Ontario

Toronto, ON (October 5, 2017) – The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) recognized the safety achievements of PCL Construction’s Ontario operations at its annual safety awards ceremony held on September 29, 2017.   "As...

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Windsor spending $800K for immediate replacement of condemned salt dome

One of Windsor’s two salt domes “poses an immediate threat to life safety and should be immediately abandoned and demolished prior to the winter season,” according to a structural engineer’s report. The engineer’s Sept. 26 inspection...

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Nova Scotia students given a crash course in architecture

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — Students at Maupeltueway Kina’matno’kuom school in Membertou were given a crash course in architecture with Legos on Tuesday from members of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects and Bricks 4 Kids. At the...

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Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

Toronto, October 4, 2017 — Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular...

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