12,000 plumbers and pipefitters on precipice of province-wide strike as negotiations falter

Ontario Construction News staff writer Unless a last-minute settlement is achieved, 12,000 Ontario plumbers and pipefitters will walk off the job on Tuesday, joining sheet metal workers who have been on strike since the beginning of May. As the weekend approached, progress appeared to be achieved to avert the impending strike by members of the […]

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“Largest and most complex” passive house project moves along in Hamilton

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The second floor is going up on the new building at 500 James Street in Hamilton, a combination affordable housing and church project slated to open doors in February of 2020. The $17 million project is a combined effort between Hughson Baptist Church and Christian charity Indwell, who received $6.3 […]

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DataBid: Current project leads and opportunities

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Sudbury receives $169 million in federal funds to widen highway 69

By Kristen Frisa Ontario Construction News staff writer

Ministers of Parliament Marc Serre and Paul Lefebvre were in Sudbury on May 21 to announce federal funds to four-lane a 30 kilometre stretch of highway 69. The highway has been transitioning from two to four lanes over the past 20 years When the proposed work is […]

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Ottawa increases development fees but how long some of the new charges will ‘stick’ is unclear

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Ottawa has updated its development charges, though it is unclear how much they will need to be revised under new provincial regulations which say cities cannot these fees for soft services such as parks, libraries and other amenities. Nevertheless Ottawa City Council approved the changes on May […]

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