Posts written in : September 2016

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

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Sep 26
2016

Trades Today September 2016 Issue

Check out the Fall 2016 edition of Trades Today. Click on the links to read more. Please send any comments or suggestions regarding this publication to: editor@collegeoftrades.ca INSIDE THIS ISSUE … Promoting safety & compliance The College’s enforcement team was back on the road this summer for another industry blitz; this time focused on school buses and construction projects […]

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Sep 26
2016

Government Explains Reasons for Nipigon River Bridge Failure

Article from the Ontario Construction Report – On September 25, 2016 The Minister of Transportation and the Minister of Northern Development have outlined what happened to the Nipigon River Bridge when a failure of bolts on the bridge caused a closure of the new structure in early 2016. The Liberals in a statement say there were three reasons […]

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Sep 16
2016

A Message from the WSIB Chair & President: First Premium Rate Reduction Since 2001

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), we are writing to announce a five per cent reduction on the average premium rate for Schedule 1 in 2017. For 2017, rate groups that have shown positive performance will see a decrease of up to 14 per cent compared […]

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Sep 16
2016

Construction associations raise concerns about new proposed mandatory entry-level construction worker safety training rules

Article issued in the ‘Ontario Construction Report on September 12, 2016 The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) says proposed Ministry of Labour’s (MoL) mandatory training requirements for entry-level construction workers will, if implemented, cost the industry $180 million in lost-time and training costs. The proposals stem from the Tony Dean Expert Panel recommendation, and […]

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Sep 16
2016

CISC Initiates Trade Case

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) welcomes the recent decision by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) to initiate an investigation into dumped Fabricated Industrial Steel Components (FISC) from China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, and subsidized FISC from China. CBSA‘s announcement can be accessed at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/menu-eng.html The official […]

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Sep 16
2016

Release Date for the Construction Lien Act Report

Construction is a driving force of Ontario’s economy. Our government is committed to supporting the more than 400,000 people, who work in the construction industry. Over the past eighteen months, construction law experts Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel led a comprehensive and thorough review of the Construction Lien Act.  Many of our readers participated in their […]

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Sep 16
2016

OCS Newsletter August 2016

KITCHENER’S BALL CONSTRUCTION ALSO TITANS IN PRO SPORTS       There is no doubt that Ball Construction (@BallCon2) in Kitchener, Ontario is a major player in the construction industry.  With more than 100 field staff and an office staff of 30, the family-owned company has been helping to build communities since it was first […]

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