September 4, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of September 9th, 2013
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of September 9th, 2013.
Taseko Mines say a “misinformation campaign” is fuelling opposition to their $1 billion gold and copper mine project near Williams Lake, B.C. First Nations leaders say their fully supported by their communities and have also expressed frustration with the federal environmental review process. .dStaff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about the millions of work hours lost to the Alberta floods. The construction industry offset the total hours lost by devoting time and resources to repairing the damage caused by flooding.
Stephen Bauld has a new column about long-term contracts, and make sure to check out this week’s video featuring Stephen Kushner, the president of Merit Contractors Association, who talks about labour shortages and his organization’s response to the floods.
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These projects have been selected from 299 projects with a total value of $6,054,395,373 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
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$127,000,000 Coquitlam BC Negotiated
$100,000,000 Division No 16 AB Prebid
- New Westminster Development
- Natural gas generating facilities planned
- Refinery costs jump by $2.8 billion
- Employers must be aware of liability at holiday office parties
- New charges needed for infrastructure
- Skills Training at BCIT
- Auditor generals weigh in on value of P3s
- Low lead requirements kicking in next year
- Mental heath and workplace psychology must be addressed
- Edmonton International Airport mall takes shape
- University of Winnipeg building an apartment complex
- Toronto firms tops for Winnipeg hut designs
- Toronto architect releases music album
- Road pricing an effective congestion fighter, say experts
- What does “Local Knowledge” really mean in Ontario AFPs?
- United States construction employers add 17,000 jobs in November but growth is uneven, finds AGC
- Toronto housing starts dip: CMHC
- Active unions needed, says Segal
- Saint John Harbour Bridge project wraps up