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Oil prices take biggest plunge in decades amid coronavirus uncertainty, price-war fears

Oil prices dramatically dropped on Monday, down more than 30 per cent after a 10 per cent drop on Friday. West Texas Intermediate crude fell $11.80 US to $29.48 and international benchmark Brent fell $12 to $33.20. It...

9th March 2020

Work on new $60.7M transmission line to link Manitoba, Saskatchewan grids to start this summer

A major new transmission line designed to transfer up to 215 megawatts of electricity from Manitoba’s power grid to neighbouring Saskatchewan’s is set to get underway this summer. The federal government announced $18.7 million...

9th March 2020

Construction sheds 7,900 jobs in February, snapping three-month win streak

Employers in Canada’s construction industry pumped the brakes on hiring in February after three-straight months of steady job gains. Statistics Canada reported the industry shed 7,900 jobs, or about 0.5 per cent, last month....

9th March 2020

PCL starts demolition work at Edmonton hospital, making way for $85M expansion

Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda and Patrick Dumelie, CEO of Covenant Health, took ceremonial swings to kick on the demolition phase of the expansion project. PHOTO: Government of Alberta/Flickr A significant expansion project expected...

3rd March 2020

EllisDon to take on new $105M mass timber, zero-carbon build at Centennial College

With momentum for mass timber buildings continuing to build, Centennial College has announced plans for a new wood campus building in Scarborough, Ont. Contractor EllisDon and design firms Dialog and Smoke Architecture have been...

2nd March 2020

Auditor general to put Trudeau’s $187B infrastructure program under the microscope

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government’s massive $187-billion infrastructure program will be scrutinized by the office of the auditor general of Canada. Interim auditor general Sylvain Ricard says his office will endeavour to complete its investigation and...

18th February 2020

Mind the labour gap: Construction industry needs to recruit 307,000 workers over next decade

The construction labour gap isn’t getting much narrower. The impending retirement of a generation of workers and continued growth in the industry mean employers will need to coax more than 300,000 Canadians into lacing...

18th February 2020

Minnesota regulators give key approvals for Line 3 pipeline

Minnesota utility regulators approved a court-ordered revised environmental review for Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across the state. On Feb. 3, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission voted 3-1...

5th February 2020

$500M investment means construction to start on Canada's largest solar farm this year

The Travers Solar project in southern Alberta just secured a $500-million investment. When complete, it'll be the largest solar farm in Canada. (Susan Montoya Bryan/The Associated Press)   Construction of what will be Canada's largest...

5th February 2020

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