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Environmental activists call for mandatory action on radon

In a commentary recently published in Environmental Health Review, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) joined the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the Canadian Child Care Federation, public officials, and radon experts in calling for mandatory action on radon in child care settings.…

WorkSafeBC releases new ladder-safety videos

Richmond, B.C. (Nov. 30, 2017) — WorkSafeBC has released six new ladder safety videos to remind workers, employers and homeowners to use ladders safely, both on the job and while decorating at home for the holidays. “Last year, more than 1,000…

Q3 Vancouver Island building permit values reach record high

November 29, 2017 (Victoria, BC) – Building permits on Vancouver Island reached the highest dollar value ever recorded in the July to September 2017 period, contributing to the Island’s economic growth and employment. “The building boom continues across the Island in…

Fall 2017 Public Review of Codes Canada publications

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites all interested parties to take part in its fall 2017 public review of proposed changes to the 2015 editions of Codes Canada publications from November 6, 2017 to January 2, 2018. This second public…

The importance and benefits concrete recycling

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is a central component of the solid waste stream, amounting to roughly 25 percent of total solid waste nationally. The largest part of C&D material is concrete, which encompasses around 40 to 50 percent of C&D generated…

New Kamloops office tower sparks downtown revitalization

A new office development in the works in Kamloops is sparking excitement in a downtown area revitalization while attracting new businesses and creating jobs in this Interior city. A six-storey building development, called 580 Victoria, is part of National Hospitality Group’s…

Toronto ‘cool guy’ wanted in rental fraud investigation

Police in Toronto want the public’s help tracking down a man wanted in a series of alleged rental frauds first reported by CBC Toronto. Mike Lemke, 33, allegedly advertised a room for rent online, took rent deposits exceeding $2,000 from prospective roommates, but…