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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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Canada blocks Chinese Arctic gold mine takeover, citing national security

Canada blocks Chinese Arctic gold mine takeover, citing national security

Canadian officials have rejected Shandong Gold Mining’s bid to acquire Canada’s TMAC Resources, the companies said, with the Chinese miner adding that the sale was blocked on national security grounds. As the coronavirus pandemic has caused economic dislocation, countries from Australia to Canada have increased scrutiny on deals by state-run Chinese miners this year….

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REM construction behind schedule and over budget

REM construction behind schedule and over budget

Construction work to finish the REM light-rail electric train project is one year behind schedule, meaning it won’t be completed until the fall of 2024. The $6-billion budget is also off track and as Global’s Tim Sargeant reports, the overriding costs and delays are being blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Mount-Royal tunnel among…

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Saskatoon road construction season wraps safely: city - Saskatoon

Saskatoon road construction season wraps safely: city – Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon says the 2020 road construction season wrapped up safely this year. According to Terry Schmidt, general manager of transportation and construction, there were no “life-threatening incidents” in the city’s work zones. Read more: Driver ticketed after near miss in Saskatoon work zone “There has been less traffic on our roadways…

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COVID-19 pandemic threatens REM construction - Montreal

COVID-19 pandemic threatens REM construction – Montreal

The global pandemic is putting the brakes on a major part of the light rail REM (Réseau express métropolitain) electric train line designed to connect Greater Montreal. “The COVID pandemic is indeed threatening the construction of the REM station at Montreal-Trudeau Airport,” Anne-Sophie Hamel, director of media relations at the airport, told Global News…

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