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Trench collapse under investigation after worker injured

A construction worker was rescued by fire crews last week after a trench collapsed on him in Surrey, B.C. Assistant Surrey Fire Chief Brian Woznikoski said workers were installing a sewer line at a private residence at 104th Avenue and 158th Street on July 29. After one of the workers stepped outsi...

Delta, B.C. worker killed by front end loader

A worker for wood chip fuel business was killed yesterday after he was struck by a front end loader. WorkSafeBC is investigating the incident. Delta Police media relations officer Sarah Swallow said officers were called to the industrial site in the 9400 block of River Road after reports that a work...

1 in 3 Americans Lives in 4 States

The U.S. appears to be a beehive of large population centers. One need only consider the large number of sports teams that exist in professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey. Nevertheless, as in most countries, there is still is a considerable degree of population concentration.  To i...

Candidates clash over school construction

Alberta’s school construction policy has lapsed into “fields of shattered dreams” and needs a complete rethink, Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk said Thursday. Lukaszuk promised new, "smarter" plans to work with private developers to get the schools built for the hundreds of thousands of...

TransAlta to build power plant in Australia

TransAlta has announced a $580-million plan to build, own and operate a new gas-fired power plant in Western Australia, a region that has been a growing focus for the Calgary-based power producer. TransAlta has announced a $580-million plan to build, own and operate a new gas-fired power plant in We...

Enbridge stops work on Line 3 pipeline

The National Energy Board has ordered Enbridge Inc. to stop work along its Line 3 oil pipeline in Manitoba after an inspection earlier this month revealed numerous environmental and safety concerns. The National Energy Board has ordered Enbridge Inc. to stop work along its Line 3 oil pipeline in Man...

BC construction industry prepares for prompt payment

After watching Ontario get close to passing prompt payment legislation, the B.C. construction industry is starting to gear up for its own legislative push. "We have a system that's evolved over time where it appears to be OK to have someone higher up the food chain decide they are going to build the...

Silo project requires continuous concrete pour

Richardson's Vancouver Terminal facility in North Vancouver is expanding at lightning speed last week as workers poured concrete 24 hours a day for its new storage facilities. The method is known as slip form concrete casting. Douglas J. Petrick is the senior vice president of construction and desig...

City of Vancouver releases draft of capital plan

The City of Vancouver's draft 2015-2018 Capital Plan, unveiled earlier this month, identifies $1.08 billion of capital investment priorities for the City for the next four years, including millions in upgrades to city infrastructure and thousands of housing units.   The proposed plan would see wor...

Thompson Rivers University expands

Thompson Rivers University is opening the first new law school in Canada in 30 years, built on an existing structure in Kamloops, B.C. 4,500 sq ft. has been added to the original building, called the Old Main. The general contractors on the project were Yellowridge Construction Ltd., and Prime Choic...

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