Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Construction Links Media Network: Weekly Round Up December 2, 2017

Do you have a news item you want to share on our network? Contact me and submit before December 8, 2017 to be included in the next issue. Please find the below news items that were published on the Construction Links Media Network over the past...

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2018 Wood Design Awards in BC – Deadline Extended to December 15

Nominations for: 2018 Wood Design Awards in BC – Nomination Deadline extended ~ Nominate a deserving architect, engineer or building owner for an innovative and inspiring wood project ~ Celebrate excellence in wood building and design as...

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Workplace Safety: Penalties when workers die on the job don’t go far enough, say labour groups, families

Nearly every day in Canada, a family gets a call that shakes its foundations to the core: a father, a mother, a son or daughter has been killed on the job. And many of those families say the grief continues when they realize the penalties...

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Developer scraps plans for downtown Edmonton’s Jasper House condo tower

Plans to build a large condo tower on 106 Street north of Jasper Avenue will not come to fruition because of poor sales, according to Lamb Development Corp., the developer behind the Jasper House Condominiums On The Park project. “The...

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Canadian charity is building social housing to PassiveHouse standard

Most of the PassiveHouse projects we show on TreeHugger are pretty splashy and flashy; every design site loves pretty pictures. But around the world, under the radar, projects are being built that show how the PassiveHouse concept is catching on and...

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Manitoba Crown prosecutors reviewing finished investigation into GTH land deals

The RCMP has confirmed its investigation into land transactions at the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) is completed and the matter is being reviewed by Crown prosecutors in Manitoba. “We are not in a position to provide a timeline at this time...

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Environmental activists call for mandatory action on radon

In a commentary recently published in Environmental Health Review, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) joined the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the Canadian Child Care Federation, public...

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Opposition calling for ‘Construction sites charter’ in Montreal

With more than 700 construction projects planned for Montreal in 2018, the official opposition at city hall is calling on the city to create a “construction sites charter” that would clearly outline the rights of citizens and small businesses...

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WorkSafeBC releases new ladder-safety videos

Richmond, B.C. (Nov. 30, 2017) — WorkSafeBC has released six new ladder safety videos to remind workers, employers and homeowners to use ladders safely, both on the job and while decorating at home for the holidays. “Last year, more than...

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NIMBY: Church’s condo plan could mar canal views in Ottawa

Ottawa city councillors have asked a landmark church in Old Ottawa South to lower the height  of a proposed condo development over fears it could ruin the view from the Rideau Canal. Southminster United Church, which sits at the foot of...

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Q3 Vancouver Island building permit values reach record high

November 29, 2017 (Victoria, BC) - Building permits on Vancouver Island reached the highest dollar value ever recorded in the July to September 2017 period, contributing to the Island's economic growth and employment. "The building boom continues...

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Convergent Energy + Power Announces Completion of an 8.5 MWh Energy Storage Project in Ontario

"We deploy energy storage to reduce electricity costs for our customers under a shared savings agreement," said Johannes Rittershausen, CEO of Convergent. "That means we handle all the cost and risks of building and managing the project, and the...

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