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Ontario invests in rebuilding West Niagara hospital

Ontario has announced plans to rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, starting with providing a $500,000 grant to fund early planning efforts.
Nova Scotia Digby

New community and cultural centre set for Digby

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are providing $5.5 million towards building a new community and cultural centre in the municipality of Digby.
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Ontario honours leadership in accessibility

This year's recipients include three individuals who have influenced attitudes and policy, along with two GTA municipalities and two not-for-profit organizations that have implemented programs and technologies to support employees and/or clients with disabilities.
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Partnership to support workplace psychological health in Sask.

WCB and UFred have signed a partnership agreement to increase access to training and resources for Saskatchewan employers to create psychologically healthy workplaces.
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St. Regis Hotels and Resorts marks Canadian debut

The opening of Toronto's newest luxury hotel, the St. Regis Toronto, on Nov. 28, marks the luxury brand's debut in Canada.
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ASHRAE addresses natural resources at the House of Commons

ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter and President-elect Darryl K. Boyce testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada on Nov. 20, 2018.
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New app helps managers address workplace mental health

IncludeMe is a new app designed for managers to understand and take action on workplace mental health.
Edmonton

Edmonton receives $1.5 mil to revitalize Quarters District

The Government of Canada is providing $1.5 million to support two cultural infrastructure projects that will help revitalize the Quarters Downtown Edmonton.
Ottawa Central Library site

Diamond Schmitt to design Ottawa library and archive

The Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada have selected Diamond Schmitt and KWC Architects to design a joint central library and archive.
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IFMA reaccredited to offer IACET CEUs

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has been reaccredited to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
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Diamond Schmitt among Canada’s top employers

Diamond Schmitt Architects is among Canada's top employers for 2019, recognized for its exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policy.
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Bill 47 aims to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced its Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which aims to modernize the province's apprenticeship system.
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New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
Sodexo Canada

Sodexo Canada honoured for dedication to diversity

Sodexo Canada has been named WEConnect International’s 2018 Corporation of the Year in Canada for its focus on diversity, inclusion and gender equality.
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Diamond Schmitt and RWDI receive CaGBC award

Diamond Schmitt Architects and RWDI were awarded the Green Building Pioneer Award from CaGBC of Greater Toronto for their innovative database, ecoMetrics.
L’Oréal Canada

L’Oréal Canada celebrates 60 years with new HQ

L’Oréal Canada is celebrating its 60th anniversary this fall by inaugurating its newly redesigned 117,000 square foot head office in downtown Montreal.