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Association in favour of labour mobility

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada praised a memorandum of understand between New Brunswick and B.C., calling it the best way to ease labour shortages. Workers will be able to work towards their Red Seal in either province. "PCA congratulates Premiers Christy Clark and David Alward fo...

New school, upgrades for Surrey

The province announced a $64.6 million project to add a brand-new high school and additions to three elementary schools in Surrey. The plan also includes the possibility of trades training opportunities for students. The $55-million secondary school will be in the Clayton North area. The ministry an...

MOU to increase apprentice mobility between B.C. and New Brunswick

Apprentices in British Columbia and New Brunswick will soon be able to seamlessly work in either province, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding. "B.C. is entering a time of incredible opportunity, not only for British Columbians but for all Canadians," said B.C. Premier Christy Clark. "In additio...

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...

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