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Eco-Flex wins Large Business of the Year at the Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Awards

Eco-Flex was the winner of the Large Business of the Year at Chamber Awards, Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce. This week the Morinville News will be focusing on a couple of area businesses that were winners of the Chamber of...

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Design plans unveiled for Oakridge Centre redevelopment in Vancouver

A “drastically improved” park and larger civic centre are among key changes in design plans for the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre, according to architect Gregory Henriquez. QuadReal and Westbank are developing partners in the massive...

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Construction mishaps delay the Women’s Hospital opening in Winnipeg to 2019

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority kicked off a tour of its $233-million Women’s Hospital at Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday by announcing that the project has been delayed. The project, touted as the province’s largest health capital...

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Canadian housing starts trend sees large gain in November

OTTAWA, December 8, 2017 — The trend in housing starts was 226,270 units in November 2017, compared to 216,642 units in October 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average...

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Cement: The material that built the modern world is also destroying it. Here’s a fix

Remarkably, the material that built the first modern civilization remains key to building today’s global economy. The cement we use in 2017 is not so different from the stuff used to build the concrete dome of the Roman Pantheon in 125 AD. What...

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Tiny house project envisioned for downtown Whitehorse

The Blood Ties Four Directions Centre is moving ahead with plans for a five-unit tiny home development downtown. At Monday’s city council meeting, Patricia Bacon, Blood Ties’ executive director, addressed council on the zoning change the...

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Saskatchewan bans vehicles with Alberta plates from highway & infrastructure job sites

Saskatchewan Highways Minister David Marit called banning Alberta licence plates from job sites on new highways and infrastructure projects in this province the “perfect solution” to concerns from contractors over not being able to have...

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New design for Kitchener City Hall square to cost $5.7M

Council approved a scaled-down version of a rehabilitated Carl Zehr Square Monday, though it will be another year before it's clear where the city will find the $5.7 million needed for the project. The latest plans will repair the crumbling...

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Cansel announces the acquisition of Ernest-Joubert, Inc., GeoShack’s field supply operations in Quebec

VANCOUVER, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Cansel is very pleased to announce today that it has acquired the field supply business from GeoShack in Quebec, formerly operating under the name Ernest-Joubert, Inc. Cansel will begin to serve local customers'...

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$16.8M fix for structural problems at Calgary City Hall offices

Structural problems at Calgary’s municipal government offices have been a major headache for hundreds of employees who were relocated due to safety concerns, and now taxpayers are on the hook for a $16.8-million fix. Last year, an engineering...

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McGill outlines plan to reach Carbon neutrality by 2040

On Dec. 1, McGill University launched its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan. As the product of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy’s consultations with over 500 McGill community members, the Action Plan outlines two long-term goals...

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A look at eight startups building robotic construction workers

The construction industry sits at an interesting crossroads in 2017. One of the highest-grossing in the world – $10 trillion in 2016 – it is also one of the last industries to innovate technologically and one most desperately in need of doing...

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Landlord of hastily evacuated Calgary apartment block calls collapse warning ‘absolute lie’

The landlord of a Kensington apartment block says it's an "absolute lie" that the building was in danger of imminent collapse and needed to be rapidly evacuated. The 125 residents of Kensington Manor, at 321 10th St. N.W., have yet to get their...

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NEB Releases Pre-Construction Audit Report for Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project

CALGARY, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) has released the results of a pre-construction audit of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. showing the company has a plan in place to manage safety and environmental protection during...

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Ontario passes legislation to modernize construction laws

December 5, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario passed legislation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the construction sector. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 includes new prompt payment...

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