Monday, June 17, 2019

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New B.C. government takes aim at renovictions loophole

The province will close the loopholes in the Residential Tenancy Act that allow renovictions to happen. As seniors and other tenants in the 22 units at the Esme Manor apartments in Maple Ridge look for new homes, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA...

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Redevelopment plans for Bayview Village in Toronto

An application for Zoning Bylaw amendments and an Official Plan Amendment was submitted to the City of Toronto yesterday, to redevelop a significant portion of the parking lots at North York's Bayview Village Shopping Centre. Submitted on behalf...

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Copper theft from a Guelph construction site leads to water overflow on street

A theft from a construction site led to a wet night for one Guelph neighbourhood. At approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, Ike Umar, the city’s project manager for water and sewer construction, got a call from emergency workers that...

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Chicago skyscraper leaves 83rd floor empty for wind to blow through

A 95-story skyscraper under development in Chicago is making room for the wind. The engineers of the new Vista Tower were concerned that the building would sway in the wind — possibly enough to make its future inhabitants feel sick. So...

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UpCodes technology makes researching building regulations easier for architects

For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different codes and keeping track of updates is a daunting task and, in a worst-case scenario, a...

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Vancouver woman raises alarm over fire sprinklers at B.C. Housing apartment building

Linda Clayton is terrified about the thought that she may be living in a firetrap. The 57-year-old Vancouver woman related that she had been worried about safety since she moved into a B.C. Housing apartment building a few years ago. Called...

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JohnDow goes big with the introduction of its new Diesel Carrytanks®

Barberton, Ohio – JohnDow Industries, long-known for its extensive portable fuel handling equipment recently introduced its new line of Diesel Carrytanks®. The tanks are available in 58 and 106 gallon capacities and are designed to transport and...

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Building greenhouses in the Arctic help to reduce food insecurity in Canada’s North

In Nunavut, in Canada's Arctic, shoppers pay $12.44 for for a kilogram of celery, almost four times more than the $3.38 national average, and $6.90 for a kilogram of potatoes. It's just one of many examples of food inaccessibility in the region,...

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Canadian building industry demonstrates global leadership with over 100 LEED v4 registrations

OTTAWA, ON – August 1, 2017 – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4...

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Wieland Electric introduces the REVOS BASIC M Housing designed for use in harsh applications

Ontario, Canada – August 1, 2017 - Wieland Electric’s new revos BASIC M Connector series is robust, durable and comfortable to handle. The connector housing can withstand the harshest environmental conditions making them ideal for use in...

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IAPMO Board of Directors releases more expedient development timeline for 2021 Editions of Uniform Codes

Ontario, Calif. (July 31, 2017) – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) Board of Directors has announced a significantly earlier timeline for the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code...

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Bigger Bulk Bags – Breaking the 1 Tonne Barrier

By now, everybody knows how strong bulk bags are. Woven polypropylene sewn together by hand can carry 1000 kg loads around the world with ease. Now to the average person, 1000 kgs might sound like the upper limit of what mini-bulk bags can handle....

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Net30 wants to fix the construction industry’s payments problem

The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors are often stuck without enough working capital. Net30, a startup in Y Combinator’s...

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Rising construction costs may delay library projects in Winsdor

Windsor Public Library’s ambitious $7.9-million plan to build or expand three branches, one after another, is in danger of getting gummed up by suddenly rising construction costs. The most recent example of unexpected price inflation for...

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Pembina Institute names Glen Murray as next executive director

CALGARY — On September 5, Glen Murray will become executive director of the Pembina Institute, a 30-year-old think-tank that undertakes research, education, consulting, and advocacy to advance pragmatic clean energy solutions. As a...

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