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Stuart Olson buys Calgary-based Tartan

Stuart Olson Inc.has acquired Calgary-based Tartan Canada Corp. for approximately $12 million, expanding its reach in the industrial maintenance business.
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Alberta investing $1B for Edmonton Valley Line LRT

The Alberta government has announced that it is investing $1 billion of the city’s expected $2.6-billion Valley Line West LRT expansion cost.

Traylor Bros, Aecon awarded water tunnel contract

Aecon Group and Traylor Bros Inc. in joint venture have been awarded a $267 million contract for the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in B.C.

National Bank breaks ground on new HQ

National bank launched construction on its new head office in Montreal on Nov.7, 2018. The headquarters will be located at 800 Saint-Jacques Street West.
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Feds announce funding for nuclear medicine facility

The federal government is contributing more than $10 million toward the creation of a new nuclear medicine facility at the University of British Columbia.
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Modern Niagara volunteers for local charities

Employees of Vancouver’s Modern Niagara, renamed from Keith Plumbing and Heating, lent their expertise to several local charities.

Construction of $22 million college campus in Toronto begins

Construction of Collège Boréal’s $22-million future campus in Toronto's Distillery District is underway. Development of the project kicked off on Oct. 29, 2018.
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VICA elects 2018-2019 board of directors

VICA announced the election of six industry members to its 2018-19 board of directors at its Annual General Meeting on October 24th.
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Architect Concept App now available on desktop

A free tool for architects and designers, the Concept App for iPhone by structural engineering firm Fast + Epp, is now available on desktop.
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B.C. considers Labour Relations Code changes

The B.C. government has released a report on updating B.C.’s Labour Relations Code after consultations with businesses, and labour organizations.
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CCPPP announces 2018 P3 National Awards

A 500-kilometre-long transmission line boosting power to northeastern Alberta are among the five winners of CCPPP's National Awards for Innovation.
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Mortgage financing stress test makes the grade

Among the continuing concerns, some lenders are still relying on the equity of the property, rather than the borrower's ability to repay the loan.
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VRCA celebrates construction excellence

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) celebrated the finest in B.C.’s construction industry at its 30th Annual Awards of Excellence.
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Canada moves towards total asbestos ban

Canada announced the final step to prohibit asbestos and asbestos‑containing products. The asbestos ban comes into force on Dec. 30, 2018.

WorkSafeBC launches impairment awareness

With recreational cannabis use legal, WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign about workplace impairment for both employers and employees.
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CDBI recognizes design-build excellence

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) announced the winners of its 2018 Design-Build Award of Excellence at the National Design-Build Conference.
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Steel safeguards a blow to construction industry

To prevent diversion of foreign steel products into Canada, the federal government is imposing provisional steel safeguards on imports of seven products.