Friday, April 26, 2019

News

Mayor excited by development prospects for old textile plant in Windsor Nova Scotia

    Windsor mayor Anna Allen is excited at the prospect of a new life finally coming for the old Nova Scotia Textiles plant in the town. Halifax developer Navid Saberi acquired the iconic building and the two-hectare property it...

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Government of Canada helping reduce barriers to training in the skilled trades

    THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy. The skilled trades are good,...

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Environmentally-friendly bricks made from sewage-treatment byproduct may have a construction use

    When sewage sludge is processed at wastewater treatment plants, the leftover "biosolid" material is generally dried and set aside. While some of it ends up being used as fertilizer, much is often just stockpiled or sent to a...

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Cape Breton University to construct welcome centre

    Cape Breton University is constructing a student welcome centre in its great hall, intending for it to serve as a first point of contact for anyone seeking information about programs or services on campus. The university has...

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LNG Canada approves $937 million in contracts and subcontracts to First Nations and Canadian businesses

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, LNG Canada announces the value of contracts and subcontracts approved as of December 2018, following the first three months of the construction phase of the large-scale LNG export...

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Opinion – Block Royalmount by withholding infrastructure work

    It’s nonsensical that the Town of Mount Royal, with just one per cent of the population on the island of Montreal, can impose the Royalmount project on everyone else, says a leading urban planner. “I think it’s a...

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Changes coming to proposed condo project near Elk Lake on Vancouver Island

    A proposed development in the Royal Oak neighbourhood near a popular regional park won’t be going to forward as initially planned. Roger Graham, president of the Royal Oak Community Association (ROCA), has confirmed that...

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Complaints issued against unsolicited door-to-door furnace sales rep in BC

    A B.C. couple is warning about unsolicited door-to-door sales after they were sold a furnace contract that would have cost them far more than the furnace was worth. Maple Ridge residents Sandy Kallin and Debbie Shepherd say an...

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Next phase of CNIB site-renewal project in Regina begins

    REGINA, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Brandt Developments, in partnership with the CNIB Foundation, has announced the beginning of the building demolition phase of the site renewal project at the long-time home of CNIB at 2550 Broad...

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2019 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence winners announced

    The best of the best in the Central Okanagan homebuilding community, gathered at the Delta Grand Hotel on Saturday evening, in honour of the annual Tommie Awards Gala. The coveted Tommie award has been a sign of homebuilding...

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Magic Lite welcomes Paul Morrow to the position of National Sales Manager

Magic Lite is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Morrow to the position of National Sales Manager effective January 14th, 2019.  Paul has an impressive background within the electrical industry where he has served several roles in...

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Comment – Preventing construction deaths requires awareness, enforcement

    On Monday, Jan. 7, construction workers, family, friends, labour activists, WorkSafe B.C. officials and politicians gathered to remember the four construction workers who fell to their deaths from the 36th floor of the Bentall...

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Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario declares state of emergency over housing

    The leadership of Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario has declared a state of emergency, citing “profoundly poor conditions of housing” as the cause of a public health crisis. The declaration lists excessive mould,...

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CRD sewage boss says project facing overruns

    It’s unlikely the Capital Regional District’s $765-million sewage-treatment mega-project will be completed on budget, CRD politicians have been told. “We are feeling concerned that there is a likelihood that we will...

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Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

Six years ago architect Michael Green took the stage at a TED conference and called for an global era of wood-framed skyscrapers. Some were skeptical. "People really thought I was an idiot," said Green in a recent interview. "I got constant...

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