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Campaign to close the Ontario College of Trades continues to grow

July 3, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Two more associations have joined the Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to get the provincial government to shut down the Ontario College of Trades. With the addition of the Heavy Construction Association of Regional Niagara and the Hamilton & District

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Apprenticeship training program registrations hit record level

July 3, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Bring on the apprenticeship training. According to a recent Statistics Canada report, Canada experienced its highest level of apprenticeship training registration in 2010. In 2010, there were 430,452 registrations for apprenticeship training nationwide, up 5.2 per cent (409,041 registrations) from

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GDP down slightly in construction sector in April

June 29, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The gross domestic product (GDP) by industry report from Statistics Canada for April shows the construction sector down 0.1 per cent for the month, following a gain of 0.8 per cent in March. The decline was due to a drop

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Solid as a rock

June 28, 2012 by James Menzies

Mack Granite lives up to its name, reputation

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PCL recognizes 35 years of employee ownership

June 28, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

The PCL family of companies is recognizing the 35th anniversary of the organization’s employee-ownership business model. PCL Construction, originally Poole Construction Limited, was purchased from the Poole family on June 27, 1977. “This anniversary marks the single most important day

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EllisDon Corporation donates $25,000 to Inspiring Growth Capital Campaign

June 28, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

EllisDon Corporation has confirmed a $25,000 gift in support of the Sault College Inspiring Growth Capital Campaign. Their contribution will be directed towards the continued modernization of the campus facilities. “Sault College has a long and rich history of preparing

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Flynn Canada acquires Laurentian Insulations

June 28, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Flynn Canada Ltd. has acquired the business of Laurentian Insulations 1982 Ltd. in Sudbury, Ont. Laurentian has a long history in the glazing and metal products business in the Northern Ontario area. This combined with the fact that Flynn Canada

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Average weekly earnings up 6.9 per cent in construction sector

June 28, 2012 by Andrew Snook

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 1.0 per cent in April 2012 to $896.63, when compared to the previous month. Over the 12-month period, average weekly earnings grew 3.1 per cent,

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Vale Breaks Ground on Historic $2B Clean AER Project

June 25, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Joined by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, government cabinet ministers, community leaders, local residents and employees, Vale officially broke ground on its $2-billion “Clean AER Project”, one of the largest single environmental investments in Ontario’s history. The Clean AER Project, where

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Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Announces Winners of the 2012 CISC National Steel Design Awards

June 21, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) announced the winners of its biennial National Steel Design Awards competition during its Annual General Meeting & Convention in Ottawa last week. The prestigious CISC National Steel Design Awards are open to architects,

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Low Level Road Project approved for construction

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

North Shore travellers can look forward to $100 million in transportation improvements to the Low Level Road by spring 2014, as Port Metro Vancouver confirmed June 19 that the project will proceed to construction, following approval from City of North

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Construction unions sign deal to create greater job opportunities for members

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Two major unions in the construction industry in Western Canada and Quebec have joined forces to create greater job opportunities for the 27,000 members of the two organizations across Canada. CMAW, which has members working in the four western provinces,

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Keyera Corp. announces construction of South Cheecham Terminal and agreement with Statoil

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Keyera Corp. will be proceeding with construction of the Keyera South Cheecham Rail and Truck Terminal (the “Terminal”), located approximately 75 km southeast of Fort McMurray. The Terminal will be a multi-purpose hydrocarbon rail and truck terminal, designed to support

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Support grows for campaign to shut down the Ontario College of Trades

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained momentum June 19 with four more associations joining the fight. The new campaign members are: •    Conestoga Heavy

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Langara recognized as a LEED-er in sustainability

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Two “green” building complexes at Langara College were awarded special recognition for sustainability late last week. The Library/Classroom Building and the Students’ Union/Building C complex, both at the College’s main campus, have been awarded LEED Canada Gold Certification by the

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Rubicon expands into Canada

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Rubicon Professional Services, a provider of full-service energy management, consulting, engineering, and construction management for mission-critical facilities, has been awarded Canadian business registration and licensing rights. The company’s successful completion of licensing requirements will enable Rubicon to offer its full

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Golder Associates re-establishes permanent offices in Atlantic Canada

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Golder Associates Ltd. has re-established permanent offices in St. John’s and Halifax to better serve its clients throughout Atlantic Canada. A Canadian, employee-owned engineering, consulting, design, and construction services firm, Golder Associates has a history in the region dating back

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CCA applauds $1B bridge-building partnership

June 16, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The Government of Canada is building bridges with its neighbours south of the border, an effort applauded by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the conclusion of an agreement between Canada and the State of Michigan

Algonquin College's Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council's (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership Award at the CaGBC National Conference and Expo, held from June 11 to 13, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin building ACCE’s CaGBC Leadership Awards

June 14, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence opened in late 2011, and it is already building a name for itself in sustainability. Algonquin College’s new home for skilled trades students was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership

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New construction unions council awaiting final approval

June 13, 2012 by Andrew Snook

A new council has been proposed by two Canadian unions to assist in the recruitment of skilled labourers nation-wide in times of shortages.  FTQ-Construction and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) proposed the Canadian Construction Unions Council