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Clark says Americans not behaving as 'friends' in Prince Rupert terminal project

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has lashed out at the United States, saying it's trying to impose its own federal purchasing provisions on the construction of a ferry terminal in Canada. A request for proposals issued by the State of Alaska spells out that the project in the northwest coast c...

Premiers of Nova Scotia, Alberta, sign deals to improve apprentice mobility

The premiers of Alberta and Nova Scotia have signed agreements related to apprenticeships. Premier Jim Prentice and N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil met Tuesday at the Alberta legislature. Prentice said in a news release that both are working to improve the ability of apprentices to work in both provinc...

Harper promises commitment to invest in infrastructure

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced new investments to build and renew infrastructure and on-reserve schools across the country. The announcement included plans to build several bridges in Montreal and Ontario. According to the government, the ability to invest this substantial amount in ta...

Manitoba erects road signs even when work isn't being done

The Manitoba government has a policy that allows signs touting its economic agenda to be erected at construction sites long before work begins and to be left up over the winter lull, The Canadian Press has learned. The signs, which spell out Steady Growth, Good Jobs in large letters and mention the ...

Calgary construction worker killed after wall collapses on him

Another construction worker has died in the city of Calgary this week. Brookes Merritt, spokesperson for Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, said a 60-year man was working with a demolition crew dismantling a brick building on 28th Street in northeast Calgary Thursday afternoon when a portion of...

Ontario, Quebec want Energy East's greenhouse gas impact considered

Ontario and Quebec have agreed greenhouse gas emissions must be considered when it comes to the proposed cross-Canada Energy East pipeline. But the new boss of the National Energy Board, the agency tasked with weighing the $12-billion proposal, said climate change policy isn't within its purview and...

Overloaded machine contributed to fatal incident

WorkSafeBC investigators is urging the construction industry to exercise caution when operating machinery after an incident in January claimed the life of a worker. WorkSafeBC highlighted the danger of overloading machines, giving the details of an incident that caused the death of a worker in Janu...

BLOG: Stan Weismiller on infrastructure development at the B.C. Construction Roundtable

Winvan president and CEO and B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (BCRBHA) president Stan Weismiller was the keynote speaker at the British Columbia Construction Roundtable, held on Nov. 20 at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver. Weismiller began by explaining the role of t...

Online BC LNG tool launched

B.C. businesses have a new online tool to help them connect with liquefied natural gas (LNG) opportunities. The registry and tool at LNGBuyBC.ca was launched Nov. 18. Companies can profile their goods and services to proponents and contractors when the first final investment decision is reached. B...

Underwater demolition continues on old Port Mann Bridge

Residents of Surrey and Coquitlam near the Fraser River in B.C. might have heard a little bump in the night Nov. 18.   At 4:30 that morning Port Mann crews successfully demolished one of the concrete footings, also known as in-water pedestals, for the original Port Mann Bridge using explosives. The...

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