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Edmonton’s Old Walterdale Bridge built in 1913 may be reused for other purposes

Removal of the old Walterdale Bridge is underway but the city is still working out how to salvage and repurpose what is not scrapped. Options under consideration include using parts of the old bridge to create art, a river valley lookout or...

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Woodbridge-area contractor fined $5,000 for unauthorized use of a professional engineer’s seal

Toronto – (September 25, 2017) – On September 15, Dole Contracting Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, was convicted of breaching the Professional Engineers Act by the Ontario Court of Justice and fined $5,000 for use of a professional engineer’s...

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New Lytx Video Services℠, Together with the DriveCam® Safety Program, Helps Eliminate Blind Spots in Nearly Every Aspect of Fleet Operations

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2017) – Lytx, the pioneer and innovator in leveraging the power of video for commercial and government fleets, is making it possible for fleet and operations managers to virtually be in a vehicle or in the field when it...

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Cannabis and construction: contractors and unions getting ready in Quebec

If the repercussions from the legalization of cannabis by next July 1 are already preoccupying certain workplaces, the topic is of particular interest to areas of work in which health and security questions are omnipresent, such as construction...

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Revised plan for Cordova Bay Plaza in Victoria fails to ease community concerns

Area residents continue to raise concerns about a plan to redevelop the Cordova Bay Plaza and build three four-storey buildings. That includes Colin Millard, who has been speaking out since the initial plans for the plaza were presented in...

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Montreal to build recycling sorting centre in Lachine

The city of Montreal’s executive committee approved a $49-million contract for a new sorting centre for recyclables in the Lachine borough. The contract was awarded to La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers M D Inc., which will design, build and...

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Hamilton council selects the winner of the Pier 8 Promenade Park design competition

Hamilton’s newest waterfront park will be a multi-use corridor of land along the edge of Pier 8 designed to celebrate the harbour’s industrial and marine heritage. On Friday, the city announced that a “Hamilton: Hammer City” concept, put...

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From the Publisher’s Desk – September 23 – Construction Links Media

Random thoughts, notes, opinions and comments on the building, design and repair industry throughout the past work week:   Trudeau’s proposed tax hike on small businesses in Canada is really upsetting to me. Not only because I run a...

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Contractor set to install test well in Delta’s Diefenbaker Park

Work will soon begin on a well pumping test at Diefenbaker Park as part of the South Delta groundwater well feasibility study. At Monday’s Delta council meeting, municipal politicians approved a motion to provide relief from enforcement of...

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Barrie City Council approves zoning for Kozlov Street development

City council has approved zoning to allow stacked townhouses in north-Barrie after a compromise was reached on density Monday. The project will be 88 units on the 5.7-acre property at 101 Kozlov St. Last week councillors cut the units to 84 from...

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Stewiacke firm wins bid to build Pictou water plant

Kyle Slaunwhite, project manager for the town, recommended during Monday’s meeting that council accept the lowest bid of $3.1 million from L and R Construction to construct a new water treatment plant off of Wellington Street. Five...

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Infection Control Training and Certification Offered at 2017 ASSE International Annual Meeting

Mokena, Ill. (Sept. 21, 2017) — For the first time, ASSE International will offer the opportunity to become ASSE Certified during its 2017 Annual Meeting, held Nov. 7-10, 2017, at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio. The blended online and...

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Northern Ontario businesses recognized for safety by WSIB

Two of the three inaugural WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards were awarded to Northern Ontario businesses. JTR & Custom Works Inc. of Timmins was named the gold-medal winner, earning $5,000 in award money. Owned by Jean...

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OECD: Housing risks ‘could even threaten financial stability’ in Canada

Canada’s economy will grow at a faster clip than expected in 2017, a new report says, but an overheated housing market still threatens to bulldoze optimism over rosy economic data in recent quarters. In its interim economic outlook released...

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Call for entries now open for 2018 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards

TORONTO, Ont. (September 22 2017) – Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the only non-profit organization representing the voice of the province’s consulting engineering industry, has announced its call for entries for the Ontario Consulting...

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