11/04/2019 Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here


$1.9 billion transmission line project to connect 17 First Nation communities to power grid

Ontario Construction News staff writer

A transmission project that will connect 17 First Nation communities to the power grid has secured all finances for the $1.9 billion construction and work will begin immediately. Wataynikaneyap Power announced last week that it has achieved financial close and issued the notice to proceed to Valard LP for construction […]

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New residential subdivision with 2,100 homes planned for Barrie’s south border

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Hundreds of homes will be built on Barrie’s south border. The residential project at McKay Road West and Veterans Drive will include more than 2,100 homes, an elementary school and mixed-use block. Michelle Banfield, the city’s director of planning and building, says the planning department has issued conditions of draft-plan approval […]

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US construction starts to slip back in 2020 but decline will not anywhere near the level of the Great Recession: Dodge

Ontario Construction News staff writer

CHICAGO — A Canadian economist provided an outlook for the US construction industry in 2020, and his perception is that there will be a decline in most sectors – but this slowdown will not be a severe crash and, in part, is caused by a skilled labour shortage. “The recovery […]

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ADSB prepares to seek tenders for Central Algoma Elementary School addition

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Algoma District School Board (ADSB) has received final approval from the Ministry of Education and can now complete the tendering process for an addition at Central Algoma Elementary School (CAES). The addition will accommodate students from Arthur Henderson Public School as well as providing a childcare centre in partnership […]

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Tiny “Homes for Heroes” make a huge difference for veterans

By Robin MacLennan, Ontario Construction News staff writer

More than a dozen former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have been forced to sleep on the streets will finally have roofs over their heads. The “Homes for Heroes” Village in Calgary is the country’s first housing complex built exclusively for homeless veterans. There are […]

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