Monday, June 17, 2019

News

Vancouver condo developers offer free wine or year’s supply of avocado toast to woo buyers

    As reported in The Globe and Mail, it wasn’t that long ago that prospective homebuyers in Vancouver would line up for hours to get into condo presale events or face off in heated bidding wars for a chance to buy property in one...

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Developer plans 23-storey residential towers project in former Saskatoon parking lot

    As reported in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, what could be Saskatoon’s largest single residential development project has been proposed for a vacant lot in the City Park neighbourhood, according to a city report. Saskatoon...

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Crane collapse in Dallas caused by severe weather

    As reported by CBS News, one person was killed after a crane collapsed onto a downtown Dallas apartment building Sunday afternoon as severe weather hit the metropolitan area. The National Weather Service reported the Dallas/Fort...

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Canadian municipalities issued a record $9.3 billion worth of building permits in April

    Statistics Canada reports that Canadian municipalities issued a record $9.3 billion worth of building permits in April. The increase in the value of permits was almost entirely due to a planned change in development costs in...

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Eco Expo Asia 2019 returns with increased support thanks to the Greater Bay Area initiative

    The annual trade fair dedicated to environmental protection, Eco Expo Asia returns from 30 October ‒ 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. The Expo is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and...

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ASSE International publishes revised performance requirements for dual check backflow preventer wall hydrants – freeze resistant type

Mokena, Ill. (June 7, 2019) — ASSE 1053-2019, Performance Requirements for Dual Check Backflow Preventer Wall Hydrants – Freeze Resistant Type, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute...

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With millions at stake, creditors pitch hotel on Capital Pointe site in Regina

    As reported in the Regina Leader-Post, creditors with millions sunk in the Capital Pointe hole are trying to save it from backfill, but they’re having little success persuading the city to hold off on burying their...

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Engineering marvel at the junction of two transit lines in Toronto

    As reported on CTV News, after years of tunneling, Crosstown construction crews are set to tackle the most complex part of the project—carving out the path for the underground LRT five storeys below the two intersecting subway...

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ASSE International publishes revised performance requirements for plumbing aspects of residential food waste disposer units

Mokena, Ill. (June 7, 2019) — ASSE 1008-2019, Performance Requirements for Plumbing Aspects of Residential Food Waste Disposer Units, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is...

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Childhood curiosity prompts school-wide field trip to construction site in Steinbach

As reported on SteinbachOnline.com, the 240 Students of Niverville Elementary School were allowed to indulge in their curiosity yesterday morning. For the past few months, Threeway builders has been developing a gas bar directly across from the...

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Architects DCA Blog: Creative Mornings

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA   Two years ago, a good friend introduced me to Creative Mornings Ottawa. On April 27 I had the honor and pleasure of speaking at the monthly gathering of creative minds to speak on equity. I chose to...

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Canadian TV icon Mike Holmes joins CTV, announces new series Holmes Family Rescue

    TORONTO (June 6, 2019) – CTV announced live today from the #CTVUpfront in Toronto that Canadian TV icon Mike Holmes and his family are coming to Bell Media. The new partnership is anchored by the development and production of...

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Watson Gloves announces partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

    VANCOUVER, June 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Recognizing the tremendous contribution veterans and first responders make to our country, Watson Gloves is donating partial proceeds from the sale of two new products to Wounded Warrior Canada....

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Coquitlam school district fires contractor for slow work

    As reported in the TriCity News, School District 43 is asking for patience as it deals with construction concerns for a new Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Centennial secondary school. The project — part of the $61...

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Indoor air quality codes and regulations keep getting tougher – It’s time to demand tougher solutions

What is hexavalent chromium & how to act for best protection. A recent case (early February 2019) of financial compensation for 800 workers who have been exposed to the hazardous hexavalent chromium in the workshop of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen...

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