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Freeland signs new NAFTA pact that includes updated provisions for steel

December 11, 2019 by Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada joined the United States and Mexico in heralding a new era of North American prosperity Dec. 10 as they formally agreed to changes to the new continental free trade deal. The amended pact comes after years of intense negotiations

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Halifax agrees to contribute $20M toward construction of stadium for CFL team

December 11, 2019 by Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—A business group hoping to land a CFL franchise for Halifax got a lease on life Dec. 10 when regional council voted in favour of a one-time $20-million contribution toward construction of a stadium in the East Coast city. Following

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Graham finishes new $208.8M infant formula plant in Kingston, Ont. on time, on budget

December 10, 2019 by On-Site Staff

A new infant formula manufacturing facility in Kingston, Ont. is complete on time and on budget. Graham Group Ltd. said Dec. 2 it has handed over the $208.8 million plant to Canada Royal Milk, a division of China-based Feihe International,

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

December 10, 2019 by 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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Extension of Ontario Hwy. 407, new Hwy. 418 open east of Toronto

December 9, 2019 by David Kennedy

The $1.2 billion project added more than two dozen kilometres of highway and took about four years to complete

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

December 9, 2019 by 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 by 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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Concrete structure collapsing onto excavator, trapping worker leads to fine for Ontario company

December 6, 2019 by On-Site Staff

A workplace incident that left an excavator operator buried in rubble for several hours has led to a $65,000 fine for an Ontario company. 1481410 Ontario Ltd., which was doing business as SL Marketing, was carrying out demolition project at

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

December 5, 2019 by 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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Lehigh studying carbon capture at Alberta cement plant, targeting up to 95 per cent of CO2 emissions

December 5, 2019 by David Kennedy

A new study into the feasibility of commercial-scale carbon capture technology got underway last week at the Lehigh Cement plant in Edmonton. Lehigh has teamed up with International CCS Knowledge Centre, a group founded by Saskatchewan utility SaskPower and mining

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Infrastructure bank backs new Port of Montreal container terminal with $300M in financing

December 5, 2019 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The Canadian Infrastructure Bank is pledging up to $300 million in financing for a new container terminal project at the Port of Montreal, though regulatory approval is still pending. The project’s total cost estimate runs between $750 million and $950

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Officials mark start of construction on Trans Mountain pipeline after repeated delays

December 4, 2019 by 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 by 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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Cities ask for gas-tax fund boost in 100-day wish list for Trudeau government

December 2, 2019 by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada’s cities say the federal Liberals are willing to find creative ways to remove political roadblocks from provinces to fund billions in municipal projects, a sign of hope that comes as they ask Ottawa for more money and new ways

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On-Site’s 2019 Canadian Construction Photo Contest

December 2, 2019 by 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 by 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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Construction starts on $640M Hwy. 401 road widening project from Mississauga to Milton, Ont.

November 30, 2019 by On-Site Staff

The widening project covers 18 kilometres of busy highway from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton

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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 by 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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Equipment going up for sale as Keeyask dam project nears completion in Manitoba

November 29, 2019 by On-Site Staff

A trove of equipment that’s helped build the Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba over the past five years is hitting the used market as construction on the $8.7 billion hydro project starts to wind down. BBE Hydro Constructors LP,