Tuesday, June 18, 2019

News

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets the green light

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the twinning of the pipeline would create “thousands of middle class jobs” and would give Canada access to markets beyond the United States (which buys 99...

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Calgary homeowners frustrated with gopher invasion

    As reported on Global News, their squeaks fill the air like a rodent symphony. The green space near Saddlebrook Way in northeast Calgary is home to an endless parade of gophers popping from the soil. “It’s an...

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U.S. housing starts stabilize as building permits edge up in May

    As reported on Yahoo Finance, U.S. new-home construction fell in May after an April reading that was stronger than initially reported, signaling stabilization in the market amid lower borrowing costs. Residential starts dropped...

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Safety ‘top priority’ for young construction site manager in Truro

    As reported in Truro News, Jeremy Lynds may be just 27 years old, but he’s skillfully managing the construction of a new apartment complex in Truro — all while making sure safety is the team’s top priority. Lonnie...

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Quebec issues moratorium forbidding construction in high-risk flood zones

    As reported on Global News, those looking to rebuild after this year’s devastating spring floods may be out of luck. The Quebec government announced Monday it was forbidding new constructions in high-risk flood plains and...

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LNG Canada and JGC Fluor launch unique program to double percentage of women working in the skilled trades on the LNG Canada Project

    VANCOUVER, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - LNG Canada and its prime contractor, JGC Fluor BC LNG JV (JGC Fluor), today announced the launch of YOUR PLACE, a province-wide workforce development program aimed at attracting, recruiting,...

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Parametric architecture’s embrace of new technology

    As reported on Forbes.com, one of the primary concerns about how technology could negatively affect our society and culture is where many people express fear a future of a robotic takeover of most jobs leaving humans to...

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Hemp houses could be greener, fire-resistant and built like Lego

    As reported on CBC News, all in all, Terry Radford's new product — with apologies to Pink Floyd — looks to be anything but another brick in a wall. That's because the president of Just BioFiber, based in Airdrie, Alta.,...

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Error-riddled plans, thousands of design changes among problems alleged in Toronto’s Pioneer Village station lawsuits

    As reported in The Star, subway station plans so filled with errors they required thousands of revisions. Faulty waterproofing that led to leaks onto the tracks. Changes to designs that forced crews to demolish work they had...

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Saskatchewan farmers force rural municipality to stop construction where First Nation artifacts found

    As reported by APTN News, the Rural Municipality of Winslow was forced to put construction of a road running through a farm on hold while a site where First Nation artifacts were found is examined. Mitzie Gilroy owns the farm...

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Waterloo students win environmental challenge; look to develop solution for sustainable construction

    As reported in the Waterloo Chronicle, a pair of University of Waterloo students are looking to develop a more sustainable framework for construction through the development of their own company. Daniel Gonzalez and...

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The Samuel De Champlain Bridge to open to traffic on June 24

    MONTRÉAL, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will provide a safe and efficient crossing for commuters, tourists and international trade, representing millions of dollars, every day. This federal investment...

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Canadian home sales rise again in May

    Ottawa, ON, June 14, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed further in May 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% month-over-month...

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Tesla’s third version of solar roof tiles to be more durable and cheaper

    As blogged on Interesting Engineering, Elon Musk says the third version of the Tesla solar roof will be cheaper and better than previous designs. Speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting Musk explained the...

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Enercare Connections Sub-metering wins Customer Obsessed Team Award

We’re proud to announce that CSPN - Customer Service Professionals Network has recognized the Enercare Connections Customer Care and Client Management team as the Customer Obsessed Team award winner at their annual 2019 Customer & Employee...

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