Friday, December 13, 2019

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After years of antipathy, construction puts out welcome mat for LGBTQ workers

    For years, construction workers have faced the risk of being ostracized, bullied or fired over their sexual orientation or gender identity. After a lengthy job search in 2008, Jackie Richter, who was transitioning from male to...

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Ontario property assessments top $2.96 trillion in 2019

    The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) delivered assessment rolls to municipalities across Ontario with an estimated value of $2.96 trillion. The assessment rolls, delivered annually to municipalities and the...

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Four charged in alleged major solar farm construction fraud in Ontario

    Provincial police say three brothers are among those facing charges in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving three government-funded solar energy projects across the province. Det. Const. John Armit says the alleged fraud,...

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Walker Industries consults community about proposed quarry

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (December 11 2019) – Walker Industries is proposing to develop a new quarry in rural Niagara Falls to meet demand fueled by fast-paced growth in the Niagara Region. The proposed Upper’s Lane Quarry...

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Skills Ontario celebrates Appreciation Evening 2019 and presents Glenn Beatty Award

    Skills Ontario was proud to host volunteers, Alumni, and sponsors at the Hamilton Family Theatre for the annual Skills Ontario Appreciation Evening on December 5, where guests were given an opportunity to network, enjoy hors...

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Niagara Construction Association holds successful 14th Annual Christmas Lunch & Food Drive

    The Niagara Construction Association (NCA) is thrilled to announce that as a result of their 14th Annual NCA Christmas Lunch & Food Drive which took place on Friday, December 6th at the St. Catharines Holiday Inn & Suites...

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Hard Rock Hotel collapse reminds New Orleans of undocumented workers’ plight

    The sight of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is impossible to escape on the busy Canal Street corridor downtown. Slabs of broken gray concrete form a frozen landslide 18 stories above the ground, and the arm of a massive crane...

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Statistics Canada – Building permits decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October

    Statistics Canada reports that the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October. Declines were reported in five provinces, with the largest decrease in British...

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NYC to require ‘bird-friendly’ glass on new construction

    New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every...

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