Friday, September 21, 2018

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Banff Springs Hotel to upgrade sanitary service infrastructure to prevent further sewage spills into river

  Work is getting underway to upgrade the Banff Springs Hotel’s sanitary sewer lines in a bid to prevent further sewage spills into the Spray River. The Banff Springs plans to reroute its sanitary service infrastructure and the Town of...

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Saskatchewan bridge that collapsed six hours after opening was built without geotech investigation of riverbed

  The Reeve of the rural municipality of Clayton says the bridge that collapsed six hours after it opened was built without having geotechnical investigation done on the riverbed it stood on. A bridge building expert calls that approach...

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Ottawa commits $30 million for new tidal power project in Bay of Fundy

  Ottawa has announced a $29.8 million grant for a new project that aims to harness the immense power of the Bay of Fundy’s tides. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the grant in support of a $117-million project...

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Engineer’s report to be released next week on mortar issues that forced the closure of Nova Scotia school

  It will be next week before people in Oxford, N.S., get the results of an engineer's report regarding mortar issues that have forced the closure of the Oxford Regional Education Centre. The finished report was delivered Wednesday to...

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CaGBC Atlantic Chapter announces Leadership and Green Building Award winners

  Halifax, NS – Sept 19, 2018 – Atlantic Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight at the Halifax Convention Centre last night, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic...

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Act Now: 2018 Canadian Construction Association’s Awards Program submission deadline is November 16

  Canadian Construction Association’s Awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through innovation, projects, or dedication...

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If and when construction on Trans Mountain pipeline begins, unions stand to benefit over contractor shuffle

  If and when construction begins on the beleaguered Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, one of the biggest winners could be organized labour, thanks to a decision to increase the amount of work being given to unionized companies revealed...

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Bridge in rural Saskatchewan gives way hours after opening

  Part of a bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton fell into a river on the day it was opened to traffic. Reeve Duane Hicks was standing on the recently replaced Dyck Memorial Bridge just an hour before a roughly 15-foot span gave...

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Public inquiry into $12.7 billion Muskrat Falls ‘boondoggle’ begins this week in Labrador

  It has been called a “boondoggle” by the man in charge. The Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject, a massive dam and powerhouse harnessing the lower Churchill River near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador, is not even yet complete. But...

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