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Contract awarded for last Calgary Ring Road portion

The contract for the final portion of the West Calgary Ring Road has been awarded to Calgary Safelink Partners for $277 million.
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City of Richmond honoured for district energy system

The City of Richmond has received an award for having Canada's first district energy system to provide heating and cooling to large format retail buildings.
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Metro Vancouver achieves carbon neutrality

The Metro Vancouver regional district has achieved corporate carbon neutrality for 2019, an important step toward reaching Climate 2050.
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Ontario offers free online health and safety training

The Ontario government's new online health and safety training touches on topics such as infection control, ladder safety, and preventing harassment.

Trevor Hildebrand is new 2020-21 MCABC chair

Trevor Hildebrand is the new Mechanical Contractors Association of BC (MCABC) chair for 2020-21. He is president of Phase Mechanical Ltd. in Surrey,

Alberta unveils $10 billion infrastructure program

Alberta has unveiled a Recovery Plan for the province’s economic strategy that includes a a record $10-billion investment in infrastructure.

FCM releases guide for cities to rebalance streets

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released a new guide to help cities effectively modify urban streets amid the pandemic.
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B.C. launches Reframed Lab pilot for multi-unit housing retrofits

BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and the Pembina Institute announced they are launching an initiative called the Reframed Lab to demonstrate retrofit projects on multi-unit residential buildings.
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Teams shortlisted for Burnaby Hospital expansion

Three qualified teams have been shortlisted for the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project. The successful proponent will be identified by mid-2021.
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First Peoples’ Gathering House set for SFU campus

A First Peoples' Gathering House will be built at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) campus in Burnaby, B.C. The $15 million project will open in 2023.

HAVAN recognizes outstanding builders

Top builders from around Metro Vancouver were recognized by the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) with 2020 Awards for Housing Excellence.
ICBA Benefit

ICBA Benefit acquires Nexgen Advisory Group

ICBA Benefit Services Ltd. has acquired Calgary-based Nexgen Advisory Group to grow its benefits brokerage business and expand in markets outside of B.C.
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B.C. takes steps to grow mass timber buildings

The B.C. government is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry by implementing mass timber into the construction of buildings.
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Summer ideal for generator safety refresh

Following manufacturer guidelines and using the right fuel are just two of the summertime generator safety tips provided by OPEI.
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Calgary approves updated Green Line LRT alignment

Calgary is moving the Green Line LRT project forward with the approval of the updated Stage 1 alignment along with changes to construction staging.
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CCA Awards of Excellence winners revealed

CCA has revealed the winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The annual awards honour individuals, companies and associations.
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New housing slowdowns ahead in the GTA

Holdups in new housing projects across the Greater Toronto Area will have extensive impacts on supply in an already tight market, a new report reveals.