Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Skills Ontario celebrates National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, applauds provincial government’s emphasis on skilled trade career promotion

    Ontario (November 7, 2019) – This week marks National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, a key date that promotes and encourages the exploration of career opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies. As an...

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City of Regina seeking more public consultation on railyard site neighbourhood plan

    The City of Regina is seeking more public input on a proposed neighbourhood plan for the revitalization of the railyard site at an open house Wednesday. “I think it’s important that we get it right and we don’t assume...

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Energy sub-metering solutions serviced and managed by one team, all under one roof: Video

    In contrast to providers that “out-source” equipment or “subcontract” essential services, every aspect of En-ercare’s sub-metering solutions are managed and maintained in-house. One team, working together under one...

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Carleton Martello Tower in Saint John to be restored by Groupe Atwill-Morin

    Groupe Atwill-Morin has been awarded a 5 million dollar contract to restore the Carleton Martello Tower that overlooks the harbour in Saint John New Brunswick. Martello towers are small defensive forts that were built across...

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MGM Cotai named world’s best new skyscraper

    Macau, China's MGM Cotai has won information specialist Emporis' annual Skyscraper Award. The unusual US$3.4 billion building rises to a height of 495 ft (150 m) and contains a casino and hotel. MGM Cotai was designed by...

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Guelph considers shipping container homes for affordable housing

    There's a modern solution being considered to help alleviate affordable housing issues. The City of Guelph is considering a project that would build homes for people with drug addictions out of shipping containers. The project...

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Squamish Nation doubles proposed Kits development to 11 towers, 6K units

    A proposed new housing development on Squamish Nation land has doubled in scope, with plans for up to 11 towers on the slice of land next to False Creek. The Squamish first proposed the development in April, with plans for...

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Yardi to showcase coworking trends, tech innovations at The Buildings Show and PM Expo

    SANTA BARBARA, California, Nov. 5, 2019 /CNW/ -- Yardi® returns as a sponsor, speaker and exhibitor at PM Expo at the Buildings Show set for Dec. 4-6, 2019, in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than...

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This mushroom building cleans our air as it grows

    The round building looks something like a giant birthday cake coated in spiderwebs. It’s beautiful, yet a bit haunting. Look closer, though, and you’ll realize this structure has nothing but love for its surroundings. Because...

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Indoor air quality and improving working conditions for all employers on the shop floor

For over forty years the Plymovent brand has specialized in the design, manufacture and sale of weld fume extraction solutions for clean air at work. Our Remove The Fume brand offers plug and play solutions with ready to use products for weld fume...

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China is bankrolling green energy projects around the world

    Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s highest-altitude solar farm at 13,000 ft (about 4,000 meters) above sea level. In Kenya’s...

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They may be boring, but building rules could be our climate salvation

    You’ve probably never even heard of two of Canada’s more effective provincial and city-scale climate policies—and that’s probably not a bad thing. The BC Energy Step Code and the City of Vancouver’s Zero Emissions...

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Design improvements push Winkler exhibition centre budget up $1.2 million

    Multiple additions to the Meridian Exhibition Centre plans have pushed the city $1.2 million over the original budget of $18 million. Director of Planning and Engineering Scott Toews notes the city has included a number of...

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Call for submissions – RAIC 2020 Awards

OTTAWA, November 5, 2019 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) invites submissions for the Emerging Architectural Practice Award, the Architectural Firm Award, the Prix du XXe Siècle, and the Emerging Architect Award. The...

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Cape Breton woman grateful after contractor steps up to fix roof

    A Cape Breton woman is thanking a local roofing company for stepping up and saving her home. Jeanette MacDonald has been waiting for a grant so she can fix her leaky roof, but the money hasn't come through. What has come...

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