Thursday, February 21, 2019

News

U.S. Senator – Canada says it won’t ratify new NAFTA until steel and aluminum tariffs lifted

As reported in The Province, Canada’s upcoming federal election is adding to the urgency of lifting the tariffs in order to push the trade agreement through Canada and Mexico won’t consider ratifying the revised North American Free Trade...

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Rezoning proposed for residential towers in downtown Edmonton

As reported on CTV News, the City of Edmonton has received a rezoning application to build two residential towers on Jasper Avenue. The towers, approximately 35 and 45 storeys tall with a maximum of 1,050 units, would be located at the northeast...

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IAPMO India to celebrate opening of new office, laboratory on Feb. 26

Bengaluru, India (Feb. 13, 2019) — IAPMO India will celebrate the opening of its new testing laboratory and office in Bengaluru, India, during an invitation-only ceremony and lunch at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26. The opening signals IAPMO India’s...

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Union Gas reminds customers to keep gas meters and vents free from snow and ice

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - With heavy snow falls occurring across Ontario, Enbridge Gas Inc. operating as Union Gas reminds customers that it is imperative to keep snow and ice from building up and covering your gas meter and the external...

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Pembina Institute – B.C. must back up CleanBC vision with budget

VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Karen Tam Wu, B.C. director at the Pembina Institute and a member of B.C.’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council, made the following statement today in response...

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Urban Design Panel sets special review for curvy 54-storey Vancouver tower

As reported in The Georgia Straight, local and international architects have been invited to take part in a special review for a proposed Vancouver high-rise. The Urban Design Panel has set a meeting on Tuesday (February 20) to evaluate the...

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Seven Ontario Construction Associations Revive LINK2BUILD Ontario With bids&tenders

WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ -- eSolutionsGroup, a Waterloo-based company, has announced the development of a completely new web-based application that will use the existing LINK2BUILD Ontario brand. The application is being...

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SNC-Lavalin could face criminal charges over Montreal bridge contract, court documents reveal

As reported in the National Post, Quebec prosecutors are working with the RCMP on the possibility of new criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin tied to a contract to refurbish Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge, court documents show. In December,...

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Water infiltration, concrete ‘honeycombing’ part of rectified defects at Rideau Station in Ottawa

As reported in the Ottawa Citizen, inspectors looking for construction snafus in Ottawa’s largest infrastructure project found water infiltration, drainage glitches and concrete defects at the Rideau LRT station last year, city records...

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Crispo Canada announces the release of the world’s lightest rebar tying tool

    Crispo Canada has announced the immediate availability of the Surspider Rebar tier, enabling owners of other rebar tying tools the option to trade-in and immediately upgrade to the World’s Lightest Rebar...

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Okotoks continues to study potential for tiny home development

As reported in the Calgary Herald, Okotoks is one step closer to bringing a tiny homes eco-village to town after council approved the conceptual design for the project on Monday. The initiative, through which the town would partner with...

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CNIB responds to Wascana Park development controversy in Regina

As reported on CTV News, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind has released a statement in response to ongoing controversy over construction of a new four-story office building in Wascana Park. “Wascana Park has provided an ideal place...

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City of Charlottetown once again dealing with crow issue in downtown area

As reported in The Guardian, the City of Charlottetown is once again taking a look at what it can do to address the population of crows in the downtown. Coun. Terry MacLeod, chairman of the environment and sustainability committee, said he’s...

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Local architects donate books to North Bay Public Library

As reported on BayToday.ca, the North Bay Society of Architects (NBSA), a non-profit organization comprised of local architects and architectural professionals, visited the North Bay Public Library this week to present a donation of over 90...

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Bulletin 238 – Building Evacuation of Persons Requiring Assistance

Although changes may not have been made to the physical building over time, changes to the list of building emergency personnel, their phone numbers, and the list of “persons requiring assistance” (PRA’s) may very well be outdated. It is the...

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