Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Feds hit potholes to map infrastructure construction work

  An online map laying out billions in infrastructure spending approved by the federal Liberals has yet to provide the full scope of funding towards new and upgraded bridges, roads and transit systems. A briefing note to the top official...

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Alberta government issues notice of default to the contractor responsible for Grande Prairie Regional Hospital construction project

  Months after the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital was set to open, a notice of default has been issued to the contractor responsible for its construction. The Alberta government said Monday that Graham Construction and Engineering is in...

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IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service Issues ER-547 to Hilti, Inc.

  Ontario, Calif. (July 27, 2018) — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Hilti, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0547 to reference the 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International...

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Uniboard invests $38.5 million to increase capacity and productivity at its Val-d’Or facility

  LAVAL, QC, July 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Following the successful completion of a $53 million investment in Val-d'Or in 2017, Uniboard is pleased to announce an additional $38.5 million investment for its Val-d'Or facility and is...

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Branded Bags – The Stamp of Approval

  by Marty Dilworth, In all my years at MiniBulk, I can say without hesitation that the coolest part about this job is how often we get to see how everyday products are made right here in Canada. You might be surprised to learn just how...

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U.S. EPA updates WaterSense® specification for showerheads

  Ontario, Calif. (July 27, 2018) — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published Version 1.1 of its WaterSense® showerhead specification, reflecting recent revisions in applicable standards and enabling rain...

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Engineering consulting firm denies wrongdoing, sues project builder over troubled Winnipeg police headquarters project

  An engineering consulting firm being sued by the City of Winnipeg for alleged mistakes in design and construction of the city's police headquarters denies the allegations, and has launched its own suit against the project's construction...

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Liens filed as contractors for Amherst Island wind turbine project owed millions for unpaid work

  Several sub-contractors who built the Amherst Island wind turbine project have filed liens in a Napanee court looking to be paid millions of dollars owed for unpaid work. The Whig-Standard spoke to two sub-contractors who allege the...

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IAPMO seeks We•Stand task group members

  Ontario, Calif. (July 24, 2018) – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking applicants to serve as technical experts on Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand) task groups....

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Toronto construction company fined $90,000 for site fatality

  Convicted: Dominus Construction (2005) Corporation, 56 The Esplanade, Suite 308, Toronto, Ontario, a construction company. Location: A condominium construction project at 25 Queens Quay East, Toronto, Ontario. Description of...

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Overlooking this risk in your home could cost you

  A $10,000 threat to your wallet is hiding in your home, and you’re probably doing nothing to address it. A recent survey from Chubb found that 90 percent of homeowners believe they are “vigilant” or do an “okay” job of...

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Social housing retrofits fall victim to cap and trade cancellation in Ontario

  The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade program will mean the city will lose almost $7 million earmarked for renovations to social housing buildings in Windsor and Essex County. “There is significant risk associated with the...

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