Category Archives: Construction

B.C. to launch compulsory skilled trades certification system

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is launching a compulsory skilled trades certification system that it says will strengthen economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and supporting higher-paying, more stable jobs. Premier John Horgan t...

A timeline of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project

July 2008: TC Energy Corp. — then called TransCanada Corp. — and ConocoPhillips, joint owners of the Keystone Pipeline, propose a major extension to the network. The expansion, dubbed Keystone XL, would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oilsand...

Business leaders in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin urge court to keep Line 5 operating

WASHINGTON — Political "brinksmanship" in Michigan risks allowing Enbridge Inc. to abandon plans for a $500-million tunnel that would protect an ecologically sensitive Great Lakes waterway from the controversial Line 5 pipeline, business leaders warned...

Cabinet’s ability to award Buy American exemptions ‘strenuously limited,’ Biden says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden set some Canadian pulses racing again Wednesday with more tough Buy American talk, telling Congress he has "strenuously limited" cabinet members from granting exemptions to the 88-year-old protectionist doctrine.  In th...

Federal infrastructure bank can’t meet funding plans without spending spree, PBO says

OTTAWA — A federal infrastructure financing agency might not meet its near-term plan to fund projects more quickly to foster economic recovery, says a new report by the parliamentary budget officer.As it stands, the budget office estimates that the Can...

$18B Indigenous spending in Budget 2021 meant for short-term gaps: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the 2021 federal budget marks a historic level of investment in Indigenous communities, but he acknowledges much of this spending addresses systemic funding gaps and that longer-term, sustained spe...

Weld failure caused 2019 collapse of Halifax construction crane during storm: report

HALIFAX — A provincial government study has concluded the collapse of a 68-tonne construction crane in Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian was the result of a weld failure in the lower portions of the tower. Nobody was killed or injured when

Weld failure caused 2019 collapse of Halifax construction crane during storm: report

HALIFAX — A provincial government study has concluded the collapse of a 68-tonne construction crane in Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian was the result of a weld failure in the lower portions of the tower. Nobody was killed or injured when

New $11M fibre line to connect N.W.T. community to high-speed internet

Homes in Whatì in the North Slave region of the Northwest Territories are to have access to high-speed internet by the end of this year. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal announced $11 million in combined funding for the project during a

New $11M fibre line to connect N.W.T. community to high-speed internet

Homes in Whatì in the North Slave region of the Northwest Territories are to have access to high-speed internet by the end of this year. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal announced $11 million in combined funding for the project during a