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Clean Economy Alliance releases recommendations for net-zero building in Ontario

Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Clean Economy Alliance, a group of over 100 organizations, released a report outlining critical recommendations to ensure Ontario reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector. The Future of Buildings:...

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Halifax developer appeals ‘heritage’ decision affecting Young Avenue construction

Developer George Tsimiklis has appealed new development rules for Young Avenue in Halifax's south end to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. In the appeal documents filed with board, Tsimiklis argues that changes approved by the...

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PCL Recognized for Influencing Safe Work Practices in Ontario

Toronto, ON (October 5, 2017) – The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) recognized the safety achievements of PCL Construction’s Ontario operations at its annual safety awards ceremony held on September 29, 2017.   "As...

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Windsor spending $800K for immediate replacement of condemned salt dome

One of Windsor’s two salt domes “poses an immediate threat to life safety and should be immediately abandoned and demolished prior to the winter season,” according to a structural engineer’s report. The engineer’s Sept. 26 inspection...

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Nova Scotia students given a crash course in architecture

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — Students at Maupeltueway Kina’matno’kuom school in Membertou were given a crash course in architecture with Legos on Tuesday from members of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects and Bricks 4 Kids. At the...

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Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

Toronto, October 4, 2017 — Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular...

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Canada’s Finest West Coast Homes Celebrated at CARE Awards

Victoria, BC - More than 50 awards were presented at the 26th annual event attended by almost 300 builders, renovators, designers, trades, suppliers - members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association www.vrba.ca. Project of the...

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Renoworks SDK™ facilitates new market segment in the new home construction industry

CALGARY, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Renoworks Software Inc. (TSXV: RW)(PINK SHEETS: RWOKF)("Renoworks" or the "Company"), a leading provider of digital home imaging software and web solutions for new home construction and home renovation...

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CaGBC, GBCI and MaRS Discovery District bring the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) to Canada to accelerate retrofit economy

OTTAWA, TORONTO AND WASHINGTON – October 4, 2017 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) announced today that they are working...

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Thomson Construction fined $50,000 after worker suffers critical injuries from fall

October 3, 2017 5:50 P.M. Ministry of Labour Convicted: Thomson Construction Ltd., 6904 London Line, Watford, Ontario Location of Workplace: Thirteen Mile Road, Township of Middlesex Centre, Ontario Date of Offence: November 4,...

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Vancouver on track to build world’s tallest passive-house buildings

A rezoning application has been submitted to the city of Vancouver that would see the construction of a two-tower development giving off close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. The developers, Landa Global Properties and Asia Standard Americas,...

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Broken valve leads to flooding and power outages at CityPlace building in Toronto

A broken valve at a CityPlace condo building led to flooding, electricity outages, and disabled elevators on Monday. Nicole Harvey, who lives on the eighth floor of 21 Iceboat Terrace, says that when she left for work on Monday morning, various...

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Nimble and OPEX sign reseller agreement

Moorestown NJ and Markham, Ontario Canada – October 5, 2017– OPEX® Corporation and Nimble Information Strategies Inc. have entered into a business relationship that allows the Canadian-based document management provider to resell OPEX Universal...

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IAPMO Solicits Proposals for 2021 UPC, UMC

Ontario, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), publisher of the Uniform Plumbing Code ® (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code ® (UMC) , is calling for formal code proposals toward the...

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CMHC explores cutting red tape for self employed borrowers

The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting some of the red tape required to prove they can afford to pay the mortgage. “Right now, under our mortgage insurance...

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