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TransCanada plans to starts construction of long-debated Keystone XL pipeline next year

September 27, 2018 Grant Schulte, The Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb.—The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be

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San Francisco’s new $2B transit terminal dubbed ‘Grand Central of the West’ closes over cracked beam

September 26, 2018 Janie Har And Paul Elias, The Associated Press

Sitting next to another dubious landmark—a condo building that has sunk 18 inches since opening in 2009—the transit hub’s operator cited an “abundance of caution” for the closure

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81-storey tower planned for sprawling Mississauga, Ont. development

September 25, 2018 On-Site Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—There’s no end in sight for construction crews at a bustling 15-acre development on the western edge of downtown Mississauga. About four months after work began on a pair of 60-storey towers in the Toronto suburb, the first of

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No geotech study done on Saskatchewan bridge that collapsed hours after opening

September 25, 2018 Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

HYAS, Sask.—A reeve in eastern Saskatchewan says no geotechnical investigation was performed on a riverbed where a newly built bridge collapsed only hours after opening. The Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton opened to traffic on the

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Too early to count out oilsands construction? Teck pushes new $20B project

September 25, 2018 Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.—In a sign that the oilsands mining industry can’t be counted out just yet, public hearings into the proposed $20.6-billion Frontier Oil Sands Mine project began in Fort McMurray, Alta., this week. International oil companies are cutting their

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Construction workers nab alleged carjacker in downtown Vancouver hit and run

September 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

VANCOUVER—Police are applauding a group of construction workers who chased down and apprehended an alleged carjacker in downtown Vancouver. Around 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 21, the Vancouver Police Department received a call from a man who had been pepper-sprayed in

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EllisDon breaks ground on new $100M office complex on Toronto waterfront

September 24, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Work on a new office development on Toronto’s burgeoning waterfront is officially underway on the east end of downtown. EllisDon broke ground on the $100 million Waterfront Innovation Centre last week, kicking off a construction project expected to last about

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North American Construction buys $42.5M stake in Nunavut, N.W.T. construction firm Nuna

September 21, 2018 by David Kennedy

ACHESON, Alta—North American Construction Group Ltd. is branching out. The Alberta contractor, which focuses mainly on mining and heavy construction jobs, particularly in the oilsands, has bought a minority stake in Nuna Logistics Ltd. The $42.5 million deal will give

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Construction crews near finish line on two-tower project that will be Toronto’s tallest outside downtown core

September 21, 2018 by David Kennedy

Once complete, the taller of Eau du Soleil’s two buildings will be the highest in the city outside downtown

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Man arrested after scaling crane at construction site in London, Ont.

September 19, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

LONDON, Ont.—A 31-year-old man was arrested Sept. 18 after climbing a crane at a construction site in downtown London. The incident occurred just a month after emergency crews apprehended yet another crane climber near Toronto’s waterfront. Police, fire and emergency medical

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Construction starts on new $245M biotech manufacturing facility in Quebec City

September 19, 2018 On-Site Staff

QUEBEC CITY—Work is underway on a new $245 million biotech complex in Quebec’s capital. Medicago, a vaccine maker, officially broke ground on the site in Quebec City’s Estimauville Innovation Area Sept. 18. The new 44,000 metres-square (approximately 475,000 sq. ft.)

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Kamloops, B.C. contractor wins contract for $2.5M paving job on Vancouver Island

September 19, 2018 On-Site Staff

NANAIMO, B.C.—ARC Asphalt Recycling Inc. has won a multimillion-dollar contract to pave a 23-kilometre stretch of B.C. Highway 19 on Vancouver Island. The $2.5 million project will resurface the road also known as the Inland Island Highway between Parksville and

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New bridge collapses into river hours after opening in rural Saskatchewan

September 19, 2018 Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

HYAS, Sask.—A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he’s at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. Reeve Duane Hicks said the Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton looked good

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Kinshoffer grapples offer precision, longevity

September 18, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Kinshoffer D-Series grapples are available for 4,400 lb. to 176,000 lb. excavators. The grapples are powered by hydraulic cylinders with hydraulic damping protection. D-Series feature pressure relief valves and a perforated shell design, as well as a non-return valve designed

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Senior housing firm Chartwell working on $72M development on east end of Toronto

September 18, 2018 On-Site Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Chartwell Retirement Residences has teamed up with fellow senior community developer Welltower Inc. on a new residence in Toronto’s Guildwood neighbourhood. The construction project will extend up to five storeys and include 172 units, ranging from independent living apartments

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Dawson City, Y.T. gets $15.7M to overhaul water, sewer system

September 13, 2018 by David Kennedy

WHITEHORSE—A remote city on the Yukon River best known as a base camp during the 19th century Klondike Gold Rush has secured $15.7 million to bring its wastewater system into the modern era. The federal and territorial government announced the

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Calgary 2026 Olympics win would mean construction of two new venues, upgrades to existing ones

September 13, 2018 Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—City councillors voted Sept. 11 to keep the Calgary’s bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games alive, after a draft plan presented to council revealed the total cost of hosting the games would be approximately $5.23 billion. After

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With job nearly complete, Graham is out as builder of Grande Prairie hospital

September 11, 2018 David Kennedy

Already years into construction, the province and Graham have sparred over the project’s timeline and budget. Alberta claims to have terminated the deal with the contractor; Graham says it quit

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Metrolinx, contractors behind $5.3B Eglinton Crosstown settle dispute, keeping project on time, on budget

September 10, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium building Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail project have resolved a dispute over the project’s timeline and budget. The three parties involved in construction of the new $5.3 billion LRT agreed last

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Ottawa finalizes infrastructure deal with Newfoundland and Labrador, opens spigot on $555M in funding

September 10, 2018 by David Kennedy

ST. JOHN’S—And then there was one. Leaving just Saskatchewan on the outside looking in, Ottawa announced a new long-term infrastructure deal with Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 10. The $555 million agreement is the 12th inked under the Investing in Canada



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