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Southeast Collegiate celebrates construction of new state-of-the-art educational institute Français

November 17, 2017 Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

WINNIPEG – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring First Nation students have quality learning environments that celebrate Indigenous culture and promote academic achievement.Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, along with the Southeast Resource Development Council (SERDC), toured the construction

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Trans Mountain Expansion detailed route hearings announced for interior B.C. Français

November 17, 2017 National Energy Board

CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) announced that detailed route hearings for Segments 3 & 4 of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project are expected to begin in February, 2018. Hearings will take place in Valemount and Clearwater, B.C. Previously, the NEB announced detailed

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Canada Science and Technology Museum opens its doors to the public

November 17, 2017 On-Site

OTTAWA – The new Canada Science and Technology Museum opened its doors to the public today, following a three-year renewal. Originally opened as a centennial project in 1967, the museum celebrates its 50thanniversary this week – as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. Canada

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8 factors to consider when buying a mobile generator

November 17, 2017 Clayton Costello

  The mobile generator you choose for your job site needs to be able to provide the dependable power your job requires, plain and simple. And because applications vary so widely, mobile generator selection should be taken on a case-by-case

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VMAC gas engine-driven air compressor is quieter and more fuel efficient

November 15, 2017 On-Site

VMAC’s G30 gas engine-driven air compressor is now powered by a Honda GX390 gas engine. It offers up to 30 CFM at 100 per cent duty cycle, making it ideal for operators using air tools for light-duty applications, including mobile

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Alberta Premier to promote importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

November 15, 2017 Alberta Government

The Conference Board of Canada estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will create 15,000 construction jobs and 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operation. The project has approval from the federal and British Columbia governments, but continues

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Graham is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

November 15, 2017 Graham Construction

For the third consecutive year, Graham has made Canada’s Top 100 Employers list. This accomplishment is made even more special by the current economic conditions facing Canadian companies. “We recognize that our competitive advantage is delivered by our employees,” says Jeff

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Vancouver development wins global award for excellence

November 15, 2017 On-Site

Vancouver’s first major transit-oriented development integrated with a Canada Line rapid transit station won a global award today. Marine Gateway by PCI Developments was one of 13 developments worldwide selected by the Urban Land Institute for its 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence. This prestigious award is

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PCL Receives 2017 Ingenious Award for Business Intelligence

November 14, 2017 PCL Construction

Edmonton, AB – PCL’s Project Analytics initiative has been recognized by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) with a 2017 Ingenious Award in the Large Private Sector category. PCL’s Project Analytics is an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides

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Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network a good initiative for future mobility: infrastructure advocate

November 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

VAUGHAN, ON, Nov. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Premier Kathleen Wynne has signalled a strong commitment by the province in the development of self-driving vehicles by launching the $80-million Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, says the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). “Premier Wynne, Transportation Minister Steven

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Readership Study: Tell us what you think

November 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

On-Site Magazine, Canada’s leading publication for the commercial construction industry, is seeking input from its readers. As part of our continuous effort to improve print and digital products, we are conducting a survey to gain information about the magazine and

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Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Longueuil Français

November 14, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

BROSSARD, QC – The governments of Canada and Quebec announced an investment of more than $63 million for 22 new projects by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide more than $35 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute over $28

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Kenaidan wins silver at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards

November 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Kenaidan was recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers. The silver award, in the Building and Construction category, was presented to Kenaidan at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards Gala held on October 24, 2017 in Toronto. The company

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ASV compact track loader offers size, power and versatility

November 8, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  ASV Holdings Inc.’s rugged RT-120 compact track loader helps operators easily handle tough excavation, mulching and other challenging applications within the aggregates, construction, landscaping, agriculture, forestry and snow removal industries. The RT-120, like all ASV machines, includes superior serviceability, highly

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No need for national security review of Aecon takeover, China’s ambassador says

November 8, 2017 CBC.ca

China’s ambassador to Canada says there is no need for a national security review of a Chinese firm’s $1.5-billion bid to take over Canadian construction giant Aecon. “The technology from the Chinese side is much higher than the Canadian side… it is

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Calgary Cancer Centre breaks ground

November 8, 2017 CCE

L-R: Premier Rachel Notley, Dr. Francois Belanger, Will Morlidge with daughter Virginia, Minister Sandra Jansen and Minister Sarah Hoffman break ground on the Calgary Cancer Centre. Construction has started on the new Calgary Cancer Centre, a $1.4 billion project that will offer

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Case Study: Building in the Great White North

November 8, 2017 Carillion Canada

The Nunavut Research Institute’s research lab, Igloolik, Nunavut. In the Canadian Arctic, resources are limited, weather is a challenge and community is key, especially when it comes to building. Through its joint-venture partnership with Tangmaarvik, Carillion was contracted by the

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New International Trade Centre in Regina is ready for business

November 8, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The now completed International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina will open its doors to the world later this month. The facility was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Growing Forward 2 agreement. Today the Regina Exhibition

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Restoration of Toronto’s historic Simpson Tower completed

November 8, 2017 CINTECH

CINTEC North America, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark, and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto. WSP Canada Inc., the structural and facade engineering consultants for the

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Anatomy of a tax fight – a fight that’s far from over

November 8, 2017 Dan Kelly

You can’t blame business owners for feeling like they’re being bombarded by government. Increased EI premiums, new environmental levies, minimum wage hikes: announcements about new taxes and regulations became a common occurrence in 2017. But perhaps the most significant tax