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Saskatchewan unemployment dips to all-time low

Unemployment in Saskatchewan hit a historic low in July, reaching 3.3 per cent. The new report also shows that year-over-year, construction had the largest number of job gains among the 16 major industries, with 12 per cent growth from a year ago.  This is six consecutive months of year-over-year ga...

Vancouver Island’s construction industry is showing strong signs of growth, new data suggests

According to the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), total building permits for the island, a key sign of future construction activity the association says, climbed 8.2 per cent in quarter two. The Nanaimo Regional District posted the largest gain at 53.9 per cent in Q2, followed by a ...

Stantec unveils planned 62-storey tower for downtown Edmonton

Stantec and Edmonton Arena District, a development joint venture between Katz Group and WAM Development Group, have released the planned design of a 62-storey building on the corner of 102 Street and 103 Avenue in Edmonton, Alta. The building will be the tallest tower in Edmonton. Stantec is provid...

Highway 99 closed for emergency pavement repair

Highway 99 before the Oak Street Bridge in Richmond, B.C. is experiencing heavy traffic delays due to unexpected road work. According to DriveBC, crews are repairing a large pothole. A portion of the eastbound road appears to have sunken down several feet, making it undrivable. Various media and so...

UPDATED: Highway 99 closed for emergency pavement repair

Highway 99 before the Oak Street Bridge in Richmond, B.C. is experiencing heavy traffic delays due to unexpected road work. According to DriveBC, crews are repairing a large pothole. A portion of the eastbound road appears to have sunken down several feet, making it undrivable. Various media and so...

Government of Canada invests $11 million in Peace River Airport upgrades

The Government of Canada has announced it will invest $11,395,372 over two years for the rehabilitation of Runway 04-22 and Taxiways A and B, and work on the subdrains at the Peace River Airport in northern Alberta. Funding is provided by Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)...

B.C. First Nations to receive clean energy funds

Three British Columbia First Nations will receive a total of $70,000 to develop hydro-electric projects in their communities. The Taku River Tlingit First Nation, near Atlin, will receive $40,000 to determine the best options for generating additional run-of-river hydro-electric power to be delivere...

Vancouver appealing NEB pipeline decision

The City of Vancouver is asking the Federal Court of Appeal for permission to appeal the National Energy Board's (NEB) decision to remove consideration of climate change effects in its Trans Mountain Pipeline proposal assessment. "It makes no sense for the NEB to ignore the economic impacts of clima...

City of Edmonton invests $15 million in neighbourhood improvement

The City of Edmonton is investing $15 million in 18 communities through its Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program. The city is spending $11.6 million on revitalization of the Britannia/Youngstown; Canora; Glenwood; West Jasper Place neighbourhoods. Improvements include new curbs, gutters, side street...

Winnipeg mayoral candidate to change work zone tickets

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gord Steeves announced he plans to change ticketing in construction zones if elected. "Winnipeg's photo radar enforcement program can only be about worker safety," Steeves said. "It fails the moment it becomes about revenue for the city. I support a photo radar enforcement...

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