Saturday, June 23, 2018

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A look at the 10 fastest growing careers in the construction industry

The construction industry has high employment projections and is expected to see substantial growth over the next few years. Construction and extraction occupations are expected to grow 11% between 2016 and 2026, faster than the 7% average forecast...

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First Nations file civil lawsuit against Site C

Two Treaty 8 First Nations have launched legal action in an effort to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations filed two separate civil claims in B.C. Supreme Court Jan. 15, naming the province, BC...

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6,000 Canadian jobs at risk after UK firm Carillion moves towards liquidation

One of the British state’s biggest contractors collapsed Monday, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after creditors and the government refused to bail out a company struggling under the weight of more than £1.5 billion ($2.6 billion) of...

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Ontario to spend $784M on new school construction and repairs

Ontario will spend $784 million this year to build or renovate 79 schools across the province but opposition critics say it’s not enough to address a growing multibillion-dollar repair backlog. Education Minister Mitzie Hunter said Monday the...

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FLO Components announces final winner in 40th anniversary giveaway contest

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s announces the winner of the third and final draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest.  Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; “Thomas Steckel of Guelph, Ontario...

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CaGBC is searching for Canada’s most innovative Green Building Products

Ottawa, ON – January 16, 2018 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award competition is now open. CaGBC initiated the Product of the Year award in 2015 to...

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Laurentian University welcomes Dr. David Fortin as next Director of the McEwen School of Architecture

Laurentian University is pleased to welcome Dr. David Fortin as the next Director of the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA). Dr. Fortin, a faculty member at the MSoA, assumed his new duties at the beginning of January, 2018, taking over from the...

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Construction start marks the launch of new mixed-use Toronto waterfront community called Sugar Wharf

Menkes Developments Ltd. ("Menkes"), on behalf of a partnership comprised of Menkes, Greystone Managed Investments Inc. and Triovest Realty Advisors Inc., broke ground today on a new landmark office tower on the Toronto waterfront called 100...

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Failed Nipigon Bridge repairs to take three years and up to $12 million

Repairs to a bridge in northwestern Ontario will take nearly three years and delays have pushed the total cost well over the initial $8 million to $12 million estimate, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press. But the Ontario...

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Construction firms hired to manage Obama center project in Chicago

A collective of five construction firms — most of them owned by African-Americans — has been hired to manage the building of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The decision came after four months during which foundation officials...

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Design approved for new Waterton Lakes visitor centre

The new visitor centre in the centre of  Waterton's Townsite will consist of three craftsman-style, flat roofed, wood and stone buildings. One will be an interpretive centre, the second, an administrative area, and the third - public...

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Construction to start this summer on new water treatment plant for Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq community

A Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq community that has dealt for more than a decade with brown and foul-smelling water should see construction begin this summer on a new treatment facility, according to a local official. Quentin Doucette, director of public...

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