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Tall wood centre opens in northern B.C.

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC), one of the tallest contemporary wood buildings in North America, officially opened Oct. 31. Construction of the 29.5-metre, six-storey high WIDC began in 2013 with 13 different B.C. companies working collaboratively and employing about 250 staff through...

Pavement crumbles during Evergreen Line tunnel work

A three metre hole in the pavement appeared near Chateau Place after an air pocket developed near a tunnel boring machine working on the Evergreen Line in Vancouver. According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the air pocket developed as crews were changing cutter head tools on ...

$1.14 million to fund Manitoba bridge projects

The Manitoba government announced addition of more than $1.14 million to fund 13 more projects to replace or improve municipal bridges. "Closing a bridge disrupts traffic flow particularly in rural areas where there are fewer alternate routes," said Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers.  "Th...

BLOG: Passive House in Canada and beyond

Dr. Guido Wimmers was the presenter for Passive House in Canada: the Past, Present and Future at the Wood Solutions Fair, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Oct. 30. Wimmers, who is a professor at the University of Northern B.C. in Prince George, started by pointing to the Austria House, bui...

BLOG: From Small to Tall: The Road to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre

J. Eric Karsh presented From Small to Tall: The Road to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre at the Wood Solutions Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Oct. 30. Karsh began by highlighting 3D software and CNC fabrication as innovations that have pushed the industry forward, but the main innov...

BG slows work on Prince Rupert LNG plans

BG Group announced it is pausing plans for a Prince Rupert LNG project. According to the British group's third quarter statement, "BG Group continues to investigate the best way to advance the Prince Rupert LNG project. However, given current uncertainty about the size and number of North American p...

Calgary approves six-storey wood buildings

Beginning in November, the City of Calgary will be accepting building permit applications for six-storey wood-frame residential buildings. This will only apply in areas where the building proposal would comply with the applicable zoning rules. The current Building Code limits wood frame residentia...

City to appeal NEB decision on Kinder Morgan access for pipeline survey work

The City of Burnaby, B.C., is refusing to back down from its fight with Kinder Morgan, saying it plans to appeal a National Energy Board decision granting the energy giant access to a municipal conservation area. The city has tried in recent months to block the company from conducting survey work in...

Coastal GasLink pipeline gets environmental approval

The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate for TransCanada Corporation's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Coastal GasLink). The certificate was issued with a number of conditions resulting from the assessment by the EAO of environmental, socia...

Think tank slams B.C. LNG

British Columbia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy won't help the problem of global climate change in the absence of stronger policies internationally that limit carbon pollution, new research shows. According to the Pembina Institute, given the climate policies currently in place globally, the...

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