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C-69, federal bill overhauling environmental approval process for major construction jobs, clears final hurdle

OTTAWA—A pair of controversial environmental bills scaled their final hurdle in the Senate June 20, over the objections of critics who warn the two pieces of legislation will kneecap Canada’s oil industry and fuel...

25th June 2019

Lululemon plans 580,000-square-foot headquarters off Great Northern Way

The complex would be more than four times the size of the company's current 130,000-square-foot Kitsilano headquarters. Vancouver’s chief planner Gil Kelley is recommending city council consider a rezoning application that would allow Lululemon...

24th June 2019

Graham-led consortium picked to build rail overpass, elevated guideway in busy Toronto neighbourhood

TORONTO—A construction team led by Graham Group Ltd. has been tapped as the preferred proponent for the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project, a major rail realignment job on the west end of Toronto....

19th June 2019

Construction industry faced highest number of unfilled jobs in Q1, surpassing national average: CFIB

TORONTO—The number of unfilled jobs in Canada’s construction sector outpaced all other industries and the national average in the first four quarter of 2019, according to a recent report by the Canadian Federation of...

17th June 2019

Feds, Toronto announced $200M for storm sewer system project

TORONTO — Federal and City of Toronto officials have announced funding for the City’s Fairbank-Silverthorn Trunk Storm Sewer System Project, part of Toronto’s basement flooding protection program. The project consists of building a new...

17th June 2019

Calgary’s Green Line LRT project green lit after $3B funding secured

The $3-billion funding agreement between the Government of Alberta and the federal Liberals for Calgary’s Green Line LRT project was officially signed and green lit on Wednesday. The province and feds are each contributing $1.53 billion for...

13th June 2019

After big April gain, construction employment slips in May

OTTAWA—The construction labour market rallied in April after four straight months of losses, but it slipped back to its losing ways in May, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The industry shed...

13th June 2019

OPG relocating headquarters east of Toronto, planning construction of new campus for 2,000 workers

CLARINGTON—Ontario Power Generation is planning to consolidate its workforce in Clarington, Ont., drawing staff from 15 locations across southern Ontario. The crown-owned generating company, which produces about half of Ontario’s power, said June 10...

13th June 2019

Alberta industry to develop upskilling strategy - by Russell Hixson

Alberta’s construction industry is embarking on a quest to better understand innovation trends in construction and prepare its workforce accordingly. The Alberta Construction Association (ACA) and its partners in government and industry have started...

10th June 2019