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B.C. Labour Relations Code changes raise concerns

The B.C. provincial government announced that changes to the Labour Relations Code will go forward based on 29 recommendations by review panel.
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Anne Naser named new WorkSafeBC CEO

Anne Naser has been named as the new president and CEO of WorkSafeBC after an extensive global search. She will officially assume the position June 3, 2019.

Construction starts on BC’s tallest residential tower

The City of Burnaby, BC has greenlit the development of Two Gilmore Place, a 64-storey residential tower slated to become the tallest of its kind in the province.
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BCIT North Campus project wins Envision gold

The North Campus Infrastructure Project at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has won an Envision Gold award.
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VICA celebrates inaugural award winners

The Vancouver Island Construction Association recognized construction excellence at its inaugural Awards gala held at the Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria.
SFU energy

SFU opens new sustainable energy building

The $126 million Simon Fraser University (SFU) Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Program (SE3P) building was officially opened this April.
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Ceremonies across B.C. to honour lost workers

British Columbians are remembering workers who lost their lives on the job, at more than 35 Day of Mourning ceremonies around the province on April 28.

Developer Beedie marks 65 year anniversary

Beedie, one of Western Canada’s largest industrial and residential developers, marks a massive milestone in 2019: celebrating 65 years.

RESCON welcomes noise bylaw compromise

The change to the noise bylaw will be effective October 1.
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Penticton patient tower is set to open late April

The state-of-the-art David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is set to open to patients April 29, 2019.

Ken McCormack joins CLR as president, CEO

Ken McCormack joined the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC (CLR) on April 8 as president and CEO, replacing Clyde Scollan.

B.C. honours construction leadership

B.C.’s construction community honoured six companies and individuals for their leadership and contributions at the annual Construction Leadership Dinner.
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Kim Barbero named new CEO for MCABC

The Mechanical Contractors of BC (MCABC) board of directors has named Kim Barbero as its new chief executive officer, effective April 15.
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B.C. launches Don’t be a Tool campaign

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners have launched a province-wide campaign that tells workers to not be a “tool.”

RESCON: Toronto’s proposed restriction of high-rise concrete work to cost jobs, delays

The City of Toronto’s plans to stop after-hours concrete work on high-rise buildings will threaten thousands of jobs and delay the arrival of much-needed condo

B.C. commits to using wood in major projects

Two major B.C. projects will be required to use engineered wood as the provincial government moves to help revive the forest industry.
CCCA Awards

CCA Awards recognize member contributions

Several B.C. based companies were recognized by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) with 2018 awards of excellence at its annual conference.