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Officials mark start of construction on Trans Mountain pipeline after repeated delays

December 4, 2019 The Canadian Press

ACHESON, Alta.—The CEO of Trans Mountain says he’s “a little greyer” than he was 10 years ago when planning began for an expansion of the Edmonton-to-Burnaby oil pipeline but he’s still proud to oversee the official launch of Alberta construction.

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Pomerleau subsidiary Borea picked to build two new Hydro-Québec solar farms

December 4, 2019 On-Site Staff

Hydro-Québec has picked Borea Construction to take the lead on building two new solar projects in the Montreal suburbs. The subsidiary of Saint-Georges, Que.-based Pomerleau will start work next spring on the generating sites that will have a combined capacity

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John Deere upgrades Small-frame G-series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders

December 3, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

John Deere has updated its lineup of five small-frame G-series skid steers and compact track loaders. Taking customer feedback into consideration, the upgraded models will provide operators with more power and efficiency on the job site along with increased productivity.

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On-Site’s 2019 Canadian Construction Photo Contest

December 2, 2019 On-Site Staff

Submissions are open for On-Site‘s annual Canadian Construction Photo Contest. Don’t miss out on the chance to showcase your photography prowess — whether it’s an aerial shot of your sprawling work site that shines a spotlight on a big-budget project,

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Berlin sets date to open new airport a whopping nine years late

December 1, 2019 The Associated Press

Berlin’s much-delayed new airport has a new opening date: Oct. 31, 2020. That is nine years later than the date envisioned when construction started in 2006. The operator of the German capital’s airports announced the date Nov. 29. The new

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Police lay charges following Winnipeg construction site theft

November 29, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

The Winnipeg Police Service arrested three people after an overnight theft at a construction site. Several items had been stolen from the construction site, located in the 200 block of Hamilton Avenue, including a generator worth approximately $60,000. Police were

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Complex project to remove crane toppled in Halifax during Dorian cost $2M, minister says

November 29, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s transportation minister says the cost of removing a construction crane that toppled in downtown Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian is at least $2 million. Lloyd Hines says the province is examining invoices from an engineering firm and the

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Ontario auditor general finds cancellation of under construction wind farm, other projects ‘reasonable’

November 27, 2019 Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario’s auditor general has looked at the government’s $231 million estimate of the cost of cancelling green energy contracts and deemed it reasonable, though she has not conducted a full audit. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath had asked Bonnie Lysyk to

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Ministry of Labour to conduct safety blitzes at Ontario construction sites early next year

November 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Ontario Ministry of Labour staff will be hitting construction sites early next year looking to ensure workplaces are up to code when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE). The safety blitzes are stage two of a program aiming to

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New CCA partnership aims to give construction industry innovation a boost

November 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and affiliate Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) have struck a new partnership aimed at providing a leg up to Canadian contractors focused on innovation. The industry organization will team up consulting group Invennt Business Inc. to

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KINSHOFER introduces KFX-Series Breakers

November 25, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

New from KINSHOFER is the KFX-Series of hydraulic breaker excavator attachments. The 14 models in the KFX-Series offer operators a wide range of weight and power options. The smallest model, the KFX 14, is designed for excavators weighing eight to

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Saskatoon recovers all of the $1M lost in internet scam involving construction fraudster

November 24, 2019 The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—The City of Saskatoon says it is on track to recover all of the money it lost in an online scam earlier this year. The city lost $1 million when a fraudster electronically impersonated the chief financial officer of a

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Work progressing on second tower at new Greystone Village development in Ottawa East

November 22, 2019 by David Kennedy

After 11 straight hours placing approximately 1,900 cubic metres of concrete earlier this month, crews in Old Ottawa East completed the foundation for the second of two condo towers at a new development that will eventually include nearly 1,000 units.

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Lowe’s says it will close 34 ‘underperforming’ stores across six provinces

November 20, 2019 Chris Reynolds, The Canadian Press

Lowe’s Companies Inc. said Nov. 20 it will close 34 “underperforming” stores across six provinces as part of a restructuring of its Canadian business. The stores include 26 Ronas, six Lowe’s and two Reno-Depots spread across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,

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Geothermal technology on the rise in residential developments

November 20, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

High upfront costs have traditionally led developers to shy away from geothermal technology to heat and cool residential developments. But advancements in technology and a demand for sustainable building methods is recalibrating this way of thinking. “Technology is advancing,” said

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Doug Ford’s cancellation of green energy deals costs Ontario taxpayers $231M

November 20, 2019 Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford’s decision to tear up 750 renewable energy contracts shortly after winning the election last year is costing Ontario taxpayers more than $230 million. The Progressive Conservative government said the final figure, which includes the cost of decommissioning

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Cat introduces 326 Excavator for increased digging and lifting performance

November 20, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

  Caterpillar has released the new Cat 326 Next Gen, designed with efficiency and increased performance in mind. The 26-ton 326 excavator operates up to 45 per cent more efficiently than previous models, delivering improved fuel savings, lower maintenance costs

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Workers, contractors gather at B.C. legislature to protest ‘unfair’ construction deals

November 20, 2019 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA—The New Democrat government’s approach to building major public projects should not involve choosing between friends and enemies, Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said. More than 100 construction workers and independent contractors were at the British Columbia legislature Tuesday demanding

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Group aiming to build new stadium, bring CFL team to Halifax submits revised plan

November 16, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—A proposal to build a 24,000-seat stadium for a potential Halifax CFL franchise has been updated by the business group fronting the idea after it was nearly quashed by municipal politicians. Schooner Sports and Entertainment (SSE) said in a news

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Aurora Cannabis halts construction of nearly finished production facility in Medicine Hat, Alta. to cut costs

November 15, 2019 The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—Aurora Cannabis Inc. is halting construction of two production facilities to save over $190 million as part of a plan to strengthen its balance sheet. The Edmonton-based cannabis producer said it will indefinitely defer completion of construction and commissioning at