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PCA raises concerns over Alberta labour law changes

May 25, 2017 by Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

EDMONTON – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is pleased the Alberta government heard its warning that now is NOT the time for radical labour code change in Alberta’s current challenging economic climate. “We recognize that there were all kinds

News Construction

Quebec construction projects grind to a halt as workers stage general strike

May 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The CBC reports major construction projects around Quebec are on hold this morning after the union representing 175,000 construction workers launched a general unlimited strike. Construction companies and union representatives negotiated through the night and into Wednesday morning, but were unable to

News Infrastructure

Better wastewater treatment and stormwater infrastructure for Ottawa residents

May 24, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada

OTTAWA – The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced 18 new projects in Ottawa that have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for

News Infrastructure

Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan support $6.4M expansion of Balgonie wastewater system

May 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

BALGONIE, SK – The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for an estimated $6.4-million expansion for the Town of Balgonie’s wastewater system to better serve the community and position it for growth. “The investments in infrastructure we are making will benefit

News Construction Materials

Adera’s Virtuoso celebrates milestone at UBC’s Wesbrook Village

May 24, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

VANCOUVER – Adera just celebrated the installation of its final mass timber panel at its Virtuoso project in UBC’s Wesbrook Village. The development is the first market condominium project built using mass timber in the form of CrossLam Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels

News Construction

Caterpillar’s Sustainability Report highlights focus on building better around the world

May 23, 2017 by Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s focus for more than 90 years on building better – better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Titled “Building Better,” the report showcases how Caterpillar customers use

News Bridges

The Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. commemorates James L. McIntyre

May 22, 2017 by Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) has unveiled the new Service Building located on the Canadian plaza at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge dedicated to the memory of James L. McIntyre. McIntyre was a long-standing chair

News Health & Safety

Ledcor donates $250,000 to safety program at University of Alberta

May 22, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

EDMONTON – The Ledcor Group of Companies donated $250,000 to the University of Alberta’s new David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM). As the first of its kind in Canada, the University’s new program integrates safety and risk

News Infrastructure

Prequalified companies invited to bid on Brockville General Hospital Redevelopment Project

May 22, 2017 by Infrastructure Ontario

BROCKVILLE, ON – Five companies are invited to compete for the contract to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital Redevelopment Project. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital, began June 2015. This

News Skills Development

Canada’s Building Trades Unions resolve to work with indigenous communities in new initiative

May 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) resolved today to provide career opportunities in the skilled construction trades for underrepresented segments of the population including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Peoples. Furthermore, CBTU committed to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships with

News Construction

18th annual Canstruction competition aims to raise awareness of hunger gap

May 17, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Toronto, ON – Visitors to Toronto’s financial district may be wondering why there’s an avocado made out of canned fish around the corner from the Energizer Bunny built from canned chili tuna in the lobby of the TD Centre. They’re just

News Health & Safety

PCL donates $100K to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

May 16, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

 Ottawa – Representatives from PCL Constructors Canada Inc. were on hand May 11 at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to present their latest gift to the CHEO Foundation.  The gift, which will see PCL donate $100,000 over the next

News Health & Safety

Dump truck drivers are reminded about the dangers of powerlines

May 16, 2017 by Toronto Hydro Corporation

TORONTO – On May 16, Toronto Hydro joined GFL Excavating and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) at an event to remind dump truck drivers about the dangers of hitting overhead powerlines. “Dump truck drivers are at an increased risk of hitting

News Skills Development

Apprentices get help with training and certification thanks to new Government of Canada program

May 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

GATINEAU, QC – Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to get good jobs, earn a good living, and look after their families. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister

News Health & Safety

Keeping workers safe on construction sites

May 12, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario is helping to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced the plan today at the

News Skills Development

Ottawa welcomes Canada’s largest hands-on career exhibition for students interested in construction skilled trades

May 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

OTTAWA, ON – Thousands of students from across the province will descend on Ottawa for the country’s largest annual skilled construction trades career exhibition between May 16 and 18. Hosted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) with support from Employment

News Skills Development

Bird Construction appoints Terrance McKibbon COO

May 11, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Terrance McKibbon has joined Bird Construction Inc. as chief operating officer. In this role, Terrance will report to the president and CEO, and will serve as a member of the executive leadership team operating from the Calgary office.

News Infrastructure

Government of Canada launches leadership search for Canada Infrastructure Bank

May 10, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

As part of the Government’s historic Investing in Canada plan to invest over $180 billion in infrastructure, the Canada Infrastructure Bank is a new tool for provincial, territorial, and municipal partners to finance the infrastructure that Canadians need. On Monday,

News Infrastructure

New aquatic centre in the works thanks to funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec

May 10, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Saint-Constant, Quebec – Thanks to joint government funding, the Municipality of Saint-Constant will be able to construct a new aquatic centre, enhancing residents’ quality of life while contributing to the growth of sporting activities and enduring community prosperity. Jean-Claude Poissant, Member

News Infrastructure

Governments support projects to improve water systems on Magdalen Islands

May 10, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Magdalen Islands, Quebec —The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province’s waterways by investing in projects to ensure water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date and efficient, and meet