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B.C. construction survey says wages to increase, skilled labourers sought, but market is tight

B.C. construction survey says wages to increase, skilled labourers sought, but market is tight

A new survey says construction wages in B.C. have increased despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This week, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) released its annual wage and benefits survey. The survey says because there’s a shortage of skilled workers, wages have increased despite construction employers facing an uncertain future. ICBA NEWS RELEASE:…

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Green construction combats climate change

Green construction combats climate change

Chris Magwood had the first permitted straw bale home construction project in Ontario. Twenty years later and the green construction expert is about to teach the construction industry in Peterborough the significant impact of green choices in building. He is director of The Endeavour Centre and sits on the city’s newly-created environmental committee. Magwood will……

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TransCanada plans to start construction of Keystone XL pipeline in 2019

TransCanada plans to start construction of Keystone XL pipeline in 2019

The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday. TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains committed to…

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