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Deal sees McInnis cement plant fueled by forest waste
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Forest waste to fuel cement plant

July 1, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Pilot project between McInnis Cement, Forestry Cooperative Association

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Holcim Foundation global award winners named

June 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Colombian, Sri Lankan, American projects win

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American Concrete Institute releases 2015 manual of concrete practice

May 18, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released its 2015 edition of one of its best-selling publications, the Manual of Concrete Practice. Containing more than 240 documents, the Manual of Concrete Practice is the most comprehensive and largest single source of concrete

Lafarge Canada recognized among Canada's top employers
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Lafarge Canada receives top employer awards

May 15, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Company gains credence for its goal of Building Better Careers

The Site C Clean Energy Project is a third dam, reservoir and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River, approximately 7 km southwest of Fort St. John in northeast B.C.
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Chetwynd contractor awarded BC Hydro Site C south bank clearing contract

May 14, 2015 STAFF REPORT

BC Hydro awarded a contract for clearing the south bank of the Site C dam construction area to Paul Paquette and Son’s Contracting Ltd. The Site C clearing work on the south bank is required to prepare the dam site

Canadian Competition Bureau clears Holcim plan to sell off Canadian, US assets
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Competition Bureau green lights Holcim’s North American asset sell-off plan

May 5, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Assets must be sold to one or two buyers

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Cement Association supports infrastructure renewal investment

May 1, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Building Canada plan plays key role

Earth Rangers receives $40k from Lafarge for in-school programs
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Lafarge renews partnership with Earth Rangers

April 30, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Wildlife program ready to roll out schools

Trade contractors have a high dependence on cash flow and right now the money isn't trickling down to pay people who've completed work even when there is no dispute about the work that's been done, says John Blair, NTCCC Director and Executive Director of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association.
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Trade contractors’ coalition continues lobby for prompt payment legislation

April 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

NTCCC summit paves the way for increased trade contractor advocacy

Bike lanes will be added to Highway 137 and the Thousand Island Bridge this year as part of a $25M cycleON infrastructure program. The highway connects the northern end of Interstate 81 in New York with Highway 401, via the Canadian span of the Thousand Islands Bridge. The bridge was opened in August 1938.
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Ontario investing $25M in cycling infrastructure

April 7, 2015 STAFF REPORT

CycleON program adds highway bike lanes across Ontario

OHMPA has formed the Quality of Asphalt Pavement Task Force to address concerns within the industry and with municipalities.
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Hot mix association forms task force to address pavement issues

March 27, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Since its formation in 1974, the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) has recognized and supported the need to continually improve the performance of pavements in Ontario. In recent months, the association has become acutely aware of some hot mix

Cement Association of Canada supports Ontario's discussion paper on climate change
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Cement sector applauds Ontario’s climate change paper

March 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Government’s plan called refreshing for its pragmatism, inclusiveness and hope

Saskatchewan has committed $5.8 billion over four years to build schools, healthcare facilities, highways, municipal infrastructure and roads and bridges.
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Saskatchewan budget invests $3.3B in infrastructure

March 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

P3 looked at for power transmission, court, highway, school, hospital, communication network projects

Replacing the 250,000 skilled labour retirees is an ongoing challenge faced by the construction sector. Industry can't afford to let up on recruitment, whether it's attracting young people, workers from other industries, or from outside the country.
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Canada’s construction sector needs to adjust to changing conditions: BuildForce

March 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

250,000 construction workers will retire over next 10 years

New safety manual for aggregates sector
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New safety manual for aggregates sector

February 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has created a new a new Safe Work Practices for the Aggregates Industry. This manual, based on resources from the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, provides workers in the aggregates industry

Lehigh Hanson's cement plant in Delta B.C. will be one the beneficiaries of the province's proposed carbon tax rebate that was announced in yesterday's budget.
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Cement industry applauds B.C. government action on carbon tax

February 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Changes will help protect B.C. jobs, economic development, and the environment: CAC

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Names in Construction News

February 17, 2015 STAFF REPORT

KBC Tools, Fort Mac CA, Textura, McInnis Cement, eBay and Proxibid

The National Research Council of Canada is looking for construction experts to review building and fire codes.
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National Research Council looking for construction experts

February 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Building, Fire Code review

Walmart plans to invest $305M to build and renovate 29 retail stores and distribution centres
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Walmart expansion plans create 3,700 construction jobs

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$305M investment in 29 retail, distribution centre projects

ACPA launches Wikipave.org
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‘Wikipave’ app launched by concrete paving association

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has launched its Wikipave.org website, placing information related to concrete pavement at the fingertips of anyone, anywhere in the world.     “Wikipave is the largest scale technology transfer, knowledge transfer, and educational initiative