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GMC Sierra is Canada’s truck king

December 4, 2018 Mario Cywinski

The Canadian Truck King Challenge (CTKC) celebrated its 12th anniversary by crowning the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali as its champion. Sierra beat out five other challengers for the crown, marking the first time that General Motors has won in

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Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs unveils more plans for high tech Toronto build project

November 29, 2018 Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs unveiled more details around its ambitious plan for a high-tech Toronto community last week, but it’s unclear as to who will own what in the company’s futuristic neighbourhood, and who will pay for it. Sidewalk revealed

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TransCanada pushes to get Keystone XL pre-construction work back underway

November 28, 2018 Matt Volz, The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont.—The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to continue, such as purchasing materials and finalizing contracts. Attorneys for the company will

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Danish logistics firm DSV officially breaks ground on 1.1 million sq. ft. warehouse in Milton, Ont.

November 28, 2018 On-Site Staff

MILTON, Ont.—The Canadian arm of Copehagen-based DSV Global Transport and Logistics has officially broken ground on a major new warehouse facility west of Toronto. The company, which has operations in 80 countries, said the complex will cover 1.1 million sq.

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Maple Leaf spending $660M to build new London, Ont. plant; construction to start next spring

November 28, 2018 by David Kennedy

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Construction of a sprawling new poultry plant in London, Ont. is set to get underway in spring 2019. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said Nov. 27 it will spend $660 million to build a new 640,000 sq. ft. facility in

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Governments put up $33.6M for next phase of downtown Regina renewal project

November 28, 2018 by David Kennedy

REGINA—The second phase of a project to breathe new life into downtown Regina is moving ahead with $33.6 million in joint funding from the federal, provincial and city governments. Known as the Railyard Renewal Project, the infrastructure work includes overhauling

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On-Site Magazine’s 2018 Canadian Construction Photo Contest

November 28, 2018 On-Site Staff

On-Site is officially accepting entries for its inaugural 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

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OPG sells Toronto’s Hearn power plant for $16M, sets off debate over value of waterfront site

November 26, 2018 Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Critics are calling for an independent appraisal of a decommissioned Ontario Power Generation plant on Toronto’s waterfront after they say the site was sold for far less than it appears to be worth. The Opposition New Democrats say something “smells

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Clark tapped to take over Alberta hospital project after Graham, province go their separate ways

November 23, 2018 by David Kennedy

The Grande Prairie hospital site became a battleground this summer as delays and cost overruns threatened the project

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Planned multibillion-dollar Ontario high-speed rail project facing fresh Tory scrutiny

November 21, 2018 Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is considering alternatives to a planned multibillion-dollar high-speed rail corridor between Toronto and Windsor, with the government saying it wants to ensure the region gets served by a mode of transportation best suited to its needs. An ongoing environmental

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UPS spending $200M to build major new package hub outside Toronto

November 21, 2018 On-Site Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—United Parcel Service Inc. is committing $200 million to build a new operations hub for small packages in Caledon, Ont. UPS said construction on the 850,000 sq. ft. facility northwest of Toronto is already underway, though it refused to

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Penn-Co Construction wins $190M deal to build four new Manitoba schools, upgrade another

November 21, 2018 by David Kennedy

WINNIPEG—A Manitoba construction company has won a consolidated contract with several First Nations in the northern part of the province for work upgrading and building new schools. Under the $190 million contract, Blumenort, Man.-based Penn-Co Construction Canada Ltd. will oversee

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Alberta commits $600M to spur construction of petrochemical projects

November 20, 2018 The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—The Alberta government is expanding a royalty credit program to support petrochemical upgrading. Premier Rachel Notley says the province is adding $600 million to promote upgrading projects that she says will create jobs and boost the economy. A total of

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Four firms split contracts for $23.1M of work on Alaska Highway in B.C.

November 20, 2018 On-Site Staff

FORT NELSON, B.C.—The federal government has handed down four construction contracts for work on the Alaska Highway to companies from Alberta and British Columbia. The scope of work covers mainly a 33-kilometre stretch of the remote 2,500-kilometre route that connects

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Sicamous, B.C. bridge replacement receives $225M in federal, provincial funding

November 19, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

SICAMOUS, B.C.—A project to replace the aging R.W. Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous, B.C. is one step closer to completion. The federal and provincial governments announced $224.5 million in joint funding Nov. 16 to swap out the more than 50-year-old structure

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Tallest Canadian tower outside Toronto topped off in Edmonton

November 16, 2018 by David Kennedy

After three years of construction, the building has reached its full height, eclisping anything currently in Calgary, Vancouver or Montreal

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Calgary votes ‘no’ to bidding for 2026 Olympics, squashing plans to construct new venues, revitalize infrastructure

November 14, 2018 Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is destined to die after the majority of residents voted ‘no’ in a non-binding referendum. In a plebiscite asking citizens if they want to host a Winter Games again

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Construction workers among most vulnerable to opioid-related deaths in B.C.: study

November 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

OTTAWA—Construction workers in British Columbia are facing the fatal consequences of a “drug overdose crisis.” According to a Nov. 13 report by Statistics Canada, nearly 25 per cent of those employed in B.C. prior to a fatal overdose worked in

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Keystone XL pipeline hits another hitch as U.S. judge blocks construction

November 9, 2018 Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—The Canadian proponent of the $10-billion Keystone XL crude pipeline says it remains committed to the project despite a Montana judge’s ruling that it must pass a further environmental review. The company has received the judge’s ruling and is reviewing

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Contractors break ground on new $500M National Bank headquarters

November 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Construction is underway on the largest office tower to go up in Montreal in a quarter century. National Bank, which announced plans to build the new 40-storey tower earlier this year, held an official groundbreaking at the site on Saint-Jacques



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