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Royalty credits to fuel 17 B.C. projects

The Province has approved $120 million in royalty credits to fuel 17 infrastructure projects in northeast B.C. Credits will be administered under B.C.'s Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program, designed to facilitate the construction of new resource roads and pipelines. "This infrastructure increase...

Cold weather vital to construction

BY MYRON LOVE - There are times in road construction when cold weather work is not only preferable, but almost essential. One such example was the contract that Winnipeg City Hall awarded Bayview Construction earlier this year for a reconstruction and twinning of a road in east Winnipeg. Panet Road...

Construction Corner - Hudson rail yards aim for the big time

BY KORKY KOROLUK - In what's being described as the biggest real estate development in American history, the future of the Hudson rail yards will reshape a large chunk of New York City's midtown area. The Hudson rail yards on the west side of Manhattan have been the subject of many development propo...

Changes to non-road diesel emission regulations announced

BY PETER CAULFIELD - Changes are coming to Metro Vancouver's Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Bylaw 1161. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Tier 0 diesel engines – manufactured before there were any engine emission requirements – that have not previously registered and paid fees for at least 90 days will be p...

PHOTO - North Vancouver Highrise

Work continues on the Seylynn Villian high rise project in North Vancouver. The project includes three towers totalling 589 residential units. The architect is DA Architects,  civil engineering is by Creus Engineering Ltd and the project consultant is ITC Construction Group. PHOTO - North Vancouve...

Action plan for LNG trades training unveiled

BY RUSSELL HIXSON - The Industry Training Authority (ITA) unveiled its Action Plan for LNG Trades Training, laying out steps it has already taken and proposed actions still being shaped. According to the ITA, it is a strategic plan to build the workforce for B.C.'s anticipated LNG sector with a focu...

Women in Construction project launched in Calgary, Alta.

BY RUSSELL HIXSON - The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) continued the national launch of its three-year research and action plan project in Calgary last week. The goal of the project is to increase the entry, retention and advancement of women into leadership roles within the C...

MOL issues 186 stop orders issued in May excavation blitz

TORONTO—The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) conducted an excavation hazard blitz in May and the results are in. MOL inspectors conducted 1,094 field visits to 957 workplaces and issued 2,191 orders under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), including 186 stop work orders. Some places w...

Toronto home sales up in mid-September

TORONTO—Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) president Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto REALTORS reported 3,297 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of September 2014. This result represented an 8.3 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2013. Year-to-dat...

OCOT continues work with MTCU on sprinkler installer trade

TORONTO—The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) recently announced that it is working with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities on the development of regulations to make the sprinkler and fire protection installer trade compulsory, part of a recommendation made by the its review ...

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