Monday, August 19, 2019

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Toromont Industries to acquire Hewitt Equipment

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/17 -- Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX:TIH), a diversified industrials company providing specialized capital equipment and ongoing support to customers in various sectors, today announced that it has...

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Weeks before Hurricane Harvey, Trump signed an order making future infrastructure less flood-proof

Less than two weeks before Hurricane Harvey brought a flood emergency to the Texas Gulf coast, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing federal agencies to get permits to build without sea-level rise in mind. The order,...

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Liquefied natural gas, carbon pollution, and British Columbia in 2017

he development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in British Columbia remains a controversial issue. Carbon pollution from proposed LNG export plants on the Pacific coast and associated tight gas drilling operations in the...

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The new Grande Prairie Composite High School is on track to a 2018 construction date

The new Grande Prairie Composite High School is on track to a 2018 construction date. Superintendent Sandy McDonald said the Grande Prairie Public School District has already meet with Alberta Infrastructure in choosing an architectural firm to...

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Hall Street phase two project in Nelson B.C. will now be phased over two years due to higher costs

Costs have risen for the Hall Street project even before phase two construction has commenced in earnest, with another phase being added to the second phase of the Stores to Shores scheme. City council adopted an amendment to its Five Year...

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Province of Quebec to help pay for the construction of a tunnel protecting Montreal’s water supply

The province is chipping in $60 million for a plan to make the water supply safer for hundreds of thousands of Montrealers. As announced earlier this year in the city's capital works plan, Montreal is building a new tunnel to protect water...

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International team delivers first-ever Community Plumbing Challenge Design Week

Ontario, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2017) — An International Team comprising young plumbers, plumbing engineers and architects from Indonesia, Australia and the United States has successfully completed the first-ever Community Plumbing Challenge Design...

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Charges filed against contractors in 2015 gas explosion in Canmore

An investigation by Occupational Health and Safety into the June 2015 gas explosion that shook the town of Canmore has resulted in multiple charges being laid by Crown prosecutors under the workplace safety act legislation. APM...

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Construction costs now $1 million over budget at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology project

The price tag on the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology’s (NVIT) new Centre of Excellence in Sustainability building has increased by nearly $1 million. “There’s a few that drove the cost up from the initial $8.9 million that we were...

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Tofino nixes 27-acre housing project despite housing crunch

Despite a demand for affordable housing, the Vancouver Island resort district of Tofino has stopped a major housing development from moving forward. Woodsmere Holdings had planned to build a residential development and hotel on its nearly 27-acre...

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Former bridge official pleads guilty to taking bribes from SNC-Lavalin

In Michel Fournier’s case, crime really did not pay. The former head of the corporation that maintains the Jacques Cartier and Champlain bridges pleaded guilty to accepting more than $2.3 million in bribes from SNC-Lavalin, the Montreal-based...

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The old home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be deconstructed in September

The MaxTron at old Mosaic Stadium was an integral part of the game day experience for years, and rumour has it that the giant screen sold for far less than a standard flat-screen television. “The MaxTron was a Riders asset and I did hear that...

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Fluke expands the Condition Monitoring system to include Thermal Monitoring

EVERETT, Wash., Aug, 24, 2017 – Fluke Corp. has expanded the capabilities of its Condition Monitoring system to include thermal monitoring with the addition of the new Fluke® 3550 FC Thermal Imaging Sensor. Maintenance managers can now collect a...

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How green roofs can protect city streets from flooding

Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on record in eastern North America, including southern Ontario. Rainfall amounts in the spring broke records in places like Toronto, where 44.6 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours. The...

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ASSE International issues interpretation of third-party certification agencies and certifiers

Mokena, Ill. (Aug. 23, 2017) — The ASSE International Board of Directors and Professional Qualifications Standards Committee have issued an interpretation of a Section 6001 1-1.3 of ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 60002015, Professional Qualifications...

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