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$900-million Hydroelectric Plant to be Built in BC by Fortis
Sat Aug 28 2010

Four Hundred new jobs will be opened in Trail British Columbia, with the building of a 335 megawatt hydroelectric plant by Canadas largest private power company Fortis. Read More...

Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg is Progressing
Thu Aug 26 2010

Designed by Antoine Predock, an Albuquerque-based architect known for placing the surrounding physical environment front and center in his buildings, Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg will showcase the "Tower of Hope", an internal Garden of Contemplation and more. Read More...

New Bridge at the US Border receives Canadian Funding
Fri Aug 13 2010

A new bridge will be built from an important border crossing, over the Saint Lawrence River, from Ontario to Massena in New York State, USA with the blessing of the Akwesasne Mohawk native tribe. Read More...

Calgary Asphalt Plant Goes Up in Flames
Fri Aug 06 2010

Calgary asphalt plant, Volker Stevin, burns down caused by an oil leak into the mixing tanks, causing $3 Million in damage, and startling local residents. Read More...

The Federal Government of Canada and Manitoba Fund Over $1.2 Million to Boost Labour Force
Sat Jul 17 2010

The Federal Government of Canada teams up with the Manitoba Government to fund over $1.2 million to help boost newcomers into the provinces labour force. Read More...

$1.3 Million Roofing Training Facility Being Built in BC
Wed May 26 2010

The trade known as "Cladding" is now evolving into "architectural sheet metal worker" and with this a $1.3 million training facility is being built by the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC) Read More...

Saskatchewan's Housing Market Heats Up!
Sat May 22 2010

The hottest housing market growth in 2010 thus far, is most apparent in Saskatchewan. CHMC reports show a 204% growth in urban housing. Read More...

March 2010 Employment Stats Show Positive Growth
Sun Apr 11 2010

There is reason to be cheerful as Stats Canada has released the March 2010 Employment reports, and the economy is on the rise. Read more... Read More...

Have an Ice Time in Quebec!
Fri Jan 08 2010

It's that time of year in Lac St. Joseph (north of Quebec City), the building of Hotel de Glace. Constructed with over 500 tons of ice, the "Hotel of Ice" features 36 bedrooms, a bar, chapel, ballroom, and meeting rooms and more! Read on... Read More...

Vancouver Exploration company Corriente Resources Inc. bought for $679 Million
Fri Jan 01 2010

The Chinese firm Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Co. Ltd. and China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. acquires Vancouver based gold and copper exploration firm for $679 Million in cash. Read more... Read More...

Yellowknife Gold Mine Discovery
Tue Dec 01 2009

$1.5 Million Dollars of Gold has been discovered thus far in the remediation of the Con Mine south of Yellowknife. Read More...

New Children's Home Under Construction in Whitehorse
Tue Nov 17 2009

Due to mould and safety problems, a new children's receiving home is being built in Whitehorse to replace the existing structure. The project is a joint endeavour by the Yukon and federal governments and will cost approximately $1.5 million. Read More...

Quick-Thinking Crane Operator May Have Saved Lives
Mon Oct 26 2009

A crane crashes into a six storey, 160 unit retirement home called the Four Elms Retirement Residence in Vaughan, Ontario. Investigation is underway to find the cause of the accident. Read More...

Shangri-La Concrete Pour in Toronto, Canada
Sun Oct 18 2009

The concrete pour and construction of Living Shangri-LA in Toronto, Ontario is moving along smoothly. The Shangri-LA will feature a hotel, residences, theatre, fitness centre and more. Read More...

Boston Based Architecture Firm on Toronto LEED Gold Project
Sun Oct 11 2009

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto teams up with Boston-based architecture firm Office dA in transforming the facilities into a model of green design with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Read More...

TransCanada Building $1.2 Billion Gas-Fired Power Plant in Ontario
Sun Oct 04 2009

Calgary-based Trans Canada Corp. wins the contract to construct a natural gas-fired power plant to the west of Toronto. The gas-fired plant will produce 60% less carbon dioxide than a traditional coal-fired plant. Read more... Read More...

363 Truck Loads of Concrete Poured in Pickering, Ontario
Sun Sep 27 2009

With 363 trucks loads, or 3,259 cubic metres of concrete being used in a 22-hour marathon concrete pour at the Duffin Creek Pollution Control Plant in Pickering, Ontario, the pour of Canada's now largest sewage plant goes flawlessly. Read More...

Moffat Creek Sanitary Sewer to be Tunneled by Hand
Sun Sep 20 2009

Due to fragile wetlands in Cambridge, Ontario, Brantford Engineering and Construction has proposed a labour intensive old-school hand-dig for installation of Moffat Creeks new 400 Metre sewer line. Read more... Read More...

Construction in St. John's Defies Slow Economy
Sun Sep 13 2009

The natural harbour along Water Street in St. John's, Newfoundland has hosted ships for half a millennium, but now the other side of Water Street is experiencing a construction boom in million dollar condos overlooking the water's edge. The reason? Geologists recently discovered 2 billion barrels of accessible oil off the Newfoundland coast. Read More...

Future Canadian Roads to be Greener
Mon Sep 07 2009

Construction of new Canadian highways result in increased greenhouse gas emissions during construction and maintenance work, and also after the road has been built. In Canada, the Green Highways Partnership hopes to balance the social benefits of new highways and roads with the need to protect the environment from unnecessary impact. Read More...

Government Asks Industry Advice on Making Ottawa 'Greener'
Sun Aug 30 2009

Advice from industry will play an important role in the government's plan to be more environmentally responsible and cost efficient in running Ottawa's federal buildings, according to the Public Works Minister. Read More...

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