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Police issue Canada-wide warrant for suspect in shooting of Toronto construction executive

VAUGHAN, ON - The Criminal Investigation Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking members of the public to help find a suspect in connection with the shooting of a former construction industry executive near Clinton, Ontario.   "At a brief media conference in Vaughan today, police an...

B.C. considering a Gabriola Island bridge

Gabriola Island residents in B.C. are tired of taking the ferry. In response to a petition signed by a significant number of Gabriola Island residents, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will study the feasibility of a fixed link between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island that would...

Channel on Lake Manitoba to be done by 2020, could cost $450 million

Manitoba is moving ahead with its plan to carve out another flood outlet to prevent chronic flooding along Lake Manitoba. Infrastructure Minister Steve Ashton said the channel could be completed by 2020 at a cost of up to $450 million, including modifications to the current emergency channel at Lake...

RFQ released for new patient tower at Penticton Regional Hospital

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was released today to design, build, finance, and maintain the new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) in Penticton, B.C. The project will be in two phases. Phase one will be the tower itself, which will be approximately 26,700 square metres (28...

Burnaby denied injunction against Kinder Morgan survey

The Supreme Court of B.C. denied Burnaby's interim injunction request against Kinder Morgan to halt surveying activities. The court will release its reasons for the ruling in the coming weeks. Kinder Morgan is proposing an expansion of its current 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline between St...

OPP investigate shooting of former construction industry executive

CLINTON, ONT. — The Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit is investigating the shooting of a former construction industry executive which occurred near Clinton, Ontario. "Investigation has determined that the victim and a female were riding horses in the area when an unknown male ...

UBC Life Sciences department to undergo $51.8 million expansion

The University of British Columbia's Life Sciences department will upgrade and expand their undergraduate teaching labs with a $51.8 million investment. Diamond Schmitt Architects and CEI Architecture will collaborate to expand the facilities, which will encompass 17,500 square feet of new space inc...

Vancouver Urban Design Awards announced

The first ever Vancouver Urban Design Awards have been announced. The awards focus on excellence in architecture and urban design in various categories across Vancouver. The winner in the small residential building category was Measured Architecture's work on Cloister House, while Lang Wilson Pra...

Similkameen River hydro project plans halted

A 65 megawatt hydroelectric project near Princeton, B.C. has been shelved. Fortis Generation Similkameen LP, which is indirectly wholly owned by Fortis Inc., announced it will not move forward with the proposed Similkameen River water management and hydroelectric project, citing the results of proje...

ITA launches Action Plan for LNG Trades Training

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) launched An Action Plan for LNG Trades Training today. It is a strategic plan to build the workforce for B.C.'s anticipated liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, with a focus on the northern regions of the province. "It's to ensure we have the right trades, with ...

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