Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Calgary homeowners frustrated with gopher invasion

    As reported on Global News, their squeaks fill the air like a rodent symphony. The green space near Saddlebrook Way in northeast Calgary is home to an endless parade of gophers popping from the soil. “It’s an...

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U.S. housing starts stabilize as building permits edge up in May

    As reported on Yahoo Finance, U.S. new-home construction fell in May after an April reading that was stronger than initially reported, signaling stabilization in the market amid lower borrowing costs. Residential starts dropped...

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Quebec issues moratorium forbidding construction in high-risk flood zones

    As reported on Global News, those looking to rebuild after this year’s devastating spring floods may be out of luck. The Quebec government announced Monday it was forbidding new constructions in high-risk flood plains and...

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Error-riddled plans, thousands of design changes among problems alleged in Toronto’s Pioneer Village station lawsuits

    As reported in The Star, subway station plans so filled with errors they required thousands of revisions. Faulty waterproofing that led to leaks onto the tracks. Changes to designs that forced crews to demolish work they had...

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Saskatchewan farmers force rural municipality to stop construction where First Nation artifacts found

    As reported by APTN News, the Rural Municipality of Winslow was forced to put construction of a road running through a farm on hold while a site where First Nation artifacts were found is examined. Mitzie Gilroy owns the farm...

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The Samuel De Champlain Bridge to open to traffic on June 24

    MONTRÉAL, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will provide a safe and efficient crossing for commuters, tourists and international trade, representing millions of dollars, every day. This federal investment...

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New bylaw will force developers to fund social, affordable housing in Montreal

    As reported on CTV News, real estate developers will soon have to create or fund social and affordable housing if they want to build in Montreal. Projet Montreal passed a new housing bylaw Wednesday, following through on a...

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Hong Kong developer walks away from HK$11.1 billion Kai Tak project

    As reported in the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong developer that beat out several of the city's biggest and wealthiest property groups for a commercial plot at the former runway of the Kai Tak airport in May has had a...

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Windsor Construction Association disputes reasons why costs increasing

    As reported on CTV News, the Windsor Construction Association is disputing claims that major projects are the reason why costs are going up. The construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was singled out as one of...

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