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Toronto launches pilot project to boost safety, reduce disruption in ‘construction hubs’

December 10, 2019 On-Site Staff

The City of Toronto has launched a new pilot project aimed at improving safety and reducing slow downs in construction-heavy areas of the city. The project will focus on the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue intersection, an area rife with

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Bomag launches BF 200 paver

December 10, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

  Bomag has launched the BF 200 cart path and small construction site paver. Available for the first time in North America, the paver is designed to increase paving efficiency and quality on cart paths and small construction sites. It

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Canada posts significant job losses in November, but construction employment holds steady

December 9, 2019 Craig Wong, The Canadian Press

The construction labour market eked out a small gain in November, despite losses across the wider Canadian economy

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It’s official: Calgary signs deal with Flames and Stampede for new $550M arena

December 9, 2019 The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A deal to build a new arena in downtown Calgary is official after definitive agreements were signed between the city, the Calgary Flames hockey organization and the Calgary Stampede. The announcement to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome was made on

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Early site work underway as Bombardier signs deal to set up $350M jetliner plant at Pearson airport

December 5, 2019 Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

Bombardier agreed to sell the nearby Downsview Airport site where it currently makes its business jets last year, opening the door for redevelopment

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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 for On-Site‘s annual Canadian Construction Photo Contest have now closed. The 2019 winners will be featured in our upcoming February issue, as well as online. We’ll be back later this year looking for submissions for 2020, so hold onto

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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

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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