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Fire at White Rock Condo Construction Site Causing Water Problems
Sun May 15 2016

A fire at a condominium construction site in White Rock, BC broke out at 5am Sunday morning. Residents in the area are now experiencing water problems. Read More...

Fox Lake Cree Nation Ends Blockade of 3 Manitoba Hydro Sites
Sun May 15 2016

Fox Lake Cree Nation members had constructed a road block to 3 Manitoba Hydro sites in NE Manitoba last Thursday after discovering vandalism of sacred monuments. The blockade has been lifted after the two parties reached an agreement. Read More...

Habitat for Humanity Starts Womens Build Project with 12 New Homes in Saskatoon
Sat May 14 2016

Habitat for Humanity of Saskatoon has officially launched its Womens Build initiative with assistance from the local and provincial government of Saskatchewan. 12 new townhomes will be built. Read More...

Human Bones Unearthed at Construction Site in Ottawa
Fri May 13 2016

A construction crew excavating a deck foundation in the community of Manotick, Ontario, unearthed human bones. Ottawa police and a forensic anthropologist were called in to investigate the scene. Read More...

80,000 Residents Flee Fort McMurray Wildfires
Thu May 05 2016

Fast spreading wildfires in northern Alberta reach the oil sand town of Fort McMurray leading to a mandatory emergency evacuation order causing 80,000 residents to leave and seek shelter. Read More...

Crown Royal Whiskey Flows Again in Gimli Manitoba
Wed May 04 2016

Employees of Canada's favorite whiskey, Crown Royal, are back at work after a two month long strike with arbitration still in progress. Read More...

Canadian Forest Industry Vows To Meet 30 by 30 Climate Change Challenge
Mon May 02 2016

The Canadian forest industry is committing to reduce greenhouse emissions by 30 percent, equivalent to 225 million tonnes a year by 2030. Read More...

$140 Million Underwater Cable Project Between PEI and New Brunswick Begins
Sun May 01 2016

Maritime Electric has announced that they will begin work this weekend on a $140 Million project installing 2 underwater electric cables through the Northumberland Strait between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Read More...

Royal BC Museum Starts Stewardship Project To Highlight Peace Region Diversity
Tue Apr 26 2016

Award winning curator of Botany and Earth History, Dr. Richard Hebda, along with the Royal BC Museum, will be holding three community presentations in Northern British Columbia to discuss the Peace Region's cultural and biodiversity. Read More...

$5.5 Billion Automated Light Rail Network Proposed For Greater Montreal
Sat Apr 23 2016

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec has proposed a $5.5 Billion 67 kilometre light rail system for the city of Montreal which would have positive effects on the environment and create thousands of jobs. Read More...

Gusting Winds Blow Down Building at Construction Site in North Winnipeg
Thu Apr 21 2016

With heavy gusting winds of 53 km/hour, construction crews find their building framework blown down in a pile of rubble after 6 weeks of work. Read More...

Canada Science and Technology Museum Launches $1000.00 Mural Contest for Youngsters
Wed Apr 20 2016

Canada Science and Technology Museum has launched an art mural contest opened to young artists in the Ottawa, Ontario region to display on the Museums construction site. The museum is currently undergoing $156 Million in renovations. Read More...

Terwillegar Park Footbridge in Edmonton Nearing Completion
Sat Apr 16 2016

The Terwillegar Park Footbridge has reached a new milestone in its construction with the installation of 86 precast concrete deck panels. The new foot bridge is on schedule and slated to be completed in the fall of 2016. Read More...

Ontario Announces 2016-17 Workplace Inspection Schedule
Fri Apr 15 2016

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced its 2016/17 workplace blitz to include the construction sector, industrial and mining industry, foreign worker employment standards and more. Read More...

$3 Million Facelift for University of Regina's Darke Hall
Thu Apr 14 2016

The historic Darke Hall on Campus Avenue in the University of Regina is set for a $3 Million renovation facelift starting mid May, 2016. Read More...

Construction Teams Successfully Connect Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway
Tue Apr 12 2016

A new milestone has been reached on the building of the new Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, as road building crews have successfully joined the northern and southern parts in the middle. Read More...

Mexican Flag Hung On Top of Trump Tower in Vancouver Canada
Tue Apr 12 2016

Mexican Canadian construction worker Diego Reyna hung the Mexican flag from atop the nearly completed Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver to assert people of all ethnicities have contributed to Donald Trump's business success. Read More...

Whistler Skate Park Construction Resumes
Sun Apr 03 2016

Skate Board enthusiasts will enjoy new slopes and curves as construction has resumed to the Whistler Skate Park. The new park is slated to open early summer 2016. Read More...

True North Sports and Entertainment to Acquire Burton Cummings Theatre
Sat Apr 02 2016

True North Sports and Entertainment is set to buy the historic Burton Cummings Theatre. The iconic Theatre in downtown Winnipeg is now being renovated by True North with more seating and more. Read More...

Guelph University Receives $23 Million in Funding to Rebuild Ontario Veterinary College
Sun Mar 27 2016

Guelph University has received $23 Million in funding to expand and renovate the Ontario Veterinary College. Read More...

Edmonton Oilers Alumni Say Goodbye to the House that Gretzky Built
Sat Mar 26 2016

Players, owners, ushers, ice makers and staff of Northlands Coliseum (Rexall Place), say their final goodbyes before the Edmonton Oilers move to their brand new downtown arena. Read More...

Excavator Crane Topples Onto Worker In Downtown Montreal Construction Accident
Fri Nov 13 2015

After 2AM early Thursday morning a excavator crane toppled over onto a worker in Downtown Montreal leaving two workers injured. Read More...

USA Rejects Keystone XL Oil Pipeline From Canada
Sun Nov 08 2015

U.S.A. rejects the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would have brought thousands of barrels of crude oil from Alberta through the United States. Read More...

$32 Million Fibre Optic Line To Be Built in N.W.T Yukon Loop
Thu Oct 29 2015

Business owners and residents in the Yukon and Northwest Territories will be soon enjoying high speed internet access as plans to install a $32 Million fibre optic line to the region is set to begin. Read More...

Wayne Gretzky To Build Winery and Craft Distillery in Niagara On The Lake
Sun Oct 25 2015

NHL hockey legend Wayne Gretzky along with partner Andrew Peller Ltd have announced the building of the new 4 acre Wayne Gretzky Winery and Craft Distillery in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Read More...

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