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Crews called to massive overnight fire in Whistler - BC

Crews called to massive overnight fire in Whistler – BC

Fire crews were called to the Sunridge area of Whistler overnight, after a large structure was consumed by flames. The Whistler firefighters union posted photos of the blaze on social media, saying all hands were on deck for a “defensive attack” to save surrounding homes. The images appear to show that the fire occurred…

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Construction in Quebec continues despite restrictions - Montreal

Construction in Quebec continues despite restrictions – Montreal

The construction industry has not slowed down despite new measures issued last week by the Legault government when it imposed a curfew, according to the Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ). Under the latest public safety measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19, construction in the province is required to reduce its…

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Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions still allow for builders to keep working on condos, other jobs

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions still allow for builders to keep working on condos, other jobs

TORONTO – Ontario’s new COVID-19 emergency measures allow construction to continue on many developments, including condos. Residential Construction Council of Ontario president Richard Lyall says the exception is important because the province has not been producing enough housing to meet demand. Read more: Ontario attempts to clarify what is essential under COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home order But…

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Updates, not repeal, in store for Manitoba’s Construction Industry Wages Act - Winnipeg

Updates, not repeal, in store for Manitoba’s Construction Industry Wages Act – Winnipeg

Manitoba’s construction industry is applauding the province for backing away from early indications it wanted to repeal the Construction Industry Wages Act (CIWA). The Act sets mandatory minimum wages, overtime, and other working conditions for the sector. Stakeholders were scratching their heads days before Christmas after letters from Finance Minister Scott Fielding suggested the…

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Manitoba’s Construction Industry Wages Act going under the microscope - Winnipeg

Manitoba’s Construction Industry Wages Act going under the microscope – Winnipeg

Manitoba’s construction industry is eager to provide feedback on a potential overhaul of the Construction Industry Wages Act (CIWA). The Act sets mandatory minimum wages for dozens of occupations, and spells out working conditions, holiday pay, and overtime for the sector. Finance Minister Scott Fielding sent shockwaves through the industry days before Christmas when…

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