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Minister of Jobs tackles skills shortage with Lions

B.C. Minister of Jobs Shirley Bond announced an extension of its Lions in the House initiative to encourage children in schools to consider careers in trades. The program has BC Lions players interacting with kids in local schools about choosing a career. It is the second year the Industry Training...

iState, Cixi and other Mid-Summer Odds and Ends

It’s mid-summer 2014 and this seems a good time to diverge from the usual “thick” economic subject matter this column usually espouses. It’s not as if there aren’t quirky stories in abundance to catch our fancy on these lazy, hazy days. But also keep in mind as you read what follows that there’s...

Bouygues Energies & Services acquires Plan Group

Bouygues Energies & Services recently announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding in Canadian technical services provider, Plan Group. Bouygues Energies & Services recently announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding in Canadian technical services provider, Plan Group. Plan Gr...

Construction begins on John Hart Generating Station Replacement project

A ceremony was recently held to kick off construction of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement project. The $1-billion upgrade is the largest infrastructure project undertaken by BC Hydro since the 1980s and will take five years to complete. "This is a significant project for BC Hydro and fo...

Review of child labour laws called for after teen's death

The Alberta Labour Federation is calling for a review of child labour laws after an incident on a gravel pit last weekend killed a 15-year-old employee. "It is very tragic," said Brad Lafortune, spokesman for Alberta Labour Federation. Lafortune said the teen was working at the Arjon Construction L...

Hamilton’s Gore Park makeover underway

HAMILTON — The first phase of revamping downtown Hamilton’s historic Gore Park is underway, with the goal of returning the greenspace to its former glory. For almost two decades, Hamiltonians have been torn between pride and humiliation for the space that was originally slated to be a town square in...

Procurement Perspectives: What is key in contractor and supplier relations?

It is not necessary to decide whether the supplier or the municipality should take on the primary responsibility for improving the supplier/contractor customer relationship. The critical point to note is that both have so much to gain from doing so, that if one does not, the other should do so. Once...

PHOTO: Chazy Glass Work

Glass installation continues on the Chaz Yorkville condominiums at 45 Charles St. E. in Toronto, Ont. PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. is general contractor for the 47-storey, 511-unit project with a five-storey podium and the owners/developers are 45 Charles Ltd. and Edenshaw Homes Limited. The tow...

Greco Aluminum Railings secures railing system work in New Jersey

WINDSOR, ONTARIO — Greco Aluminum Railings has been selected to manufacture fully welded aluminum railings systems for the Cast Iron Lofts II in Jersey City, New Jersey. "We are excited to be working with Josloff Industries by providing a fully welded and powder coated aluminum and glass system for ...

Bouygues Energies & Services acquires Plan Group

TORONTO — Bouygues Energies & Services recently announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding in Canadian technical services provider, Plan Group. Plan Group is based in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver, focusing in the areas of mechanical and electrical contracting, maintenance and ...

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