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UBC announces construction of IRSC

The University of British Columbia has announced the construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC). The $5.5-million building in the heart
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Edmonton’s new Rogers Place arena opens

Edmonton’s new downtown arena, Rogers Place, has officially opened. The 1,110,900 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Edmonton features the largest true high-definition
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ACSA celebrates millionth safety milestone

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) celebrated the association’s one millionth student to take safety training in the province at the end of August. Up
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Ontario ups efforts to close gender wage gap

Ontario is moving forward on closing the gender wage gap, using recommendations listed in the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee's final report.
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Construction milestone for UBC Brock Commons

The final wood panel has been installed on the Brock Commons building at UBC. The university’s new student residence will be the tallest mass timber
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Vancouver to build new affordable homes

The City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is taking steps to build 400 new affordable homes on four city-owned sites worth $50 million. These sites
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B.C. unveils Climate Leadership Plan

The B.C. government has unveiled its highly anticipated Climate Leadership Plan which outlines the province’s strategy for limiting greenhouse-gas emissions and combating climate change. According
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VRCA reveals 2016 Silver Award winners

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) Silver Awards of Excellence winners have been announced. This year’s competition saw more than 150 submissions and 45 projects considered. Gold winners
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Gil Kelley named new Vancouver chief planner

Gil Kelley named new Vancouver chief planner.
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Stantec Tower begins to rise in Edmonton

Construction has started on Stantec Tower, soon to be Edmonton’s tallest and part of one of the largest mixed-use projects in Canada.
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Vancouver approves new community plan

Vancouver city council has approved a new community plan for the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. The city says the plan will deliver 1,400 new secured market rental
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CaGBC offers free LEED certification in Fort Mac

Canada Green Building Council is offering free LEED registration and certification for commercial, institutional and residential projects in Fort McMurray.
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BCIT offers pilot program for piping trades

BCIT, one of B.C.’s largest post-secondary institutions, is working with the Government of Canada to remove barriers to apprenticeship completion in the piping trades by offering new
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B.C. seeks firms for Massey Tunnel replacement

The Government of British Columbia has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for parties interested in delivering the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. The project
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VRCA wins BBB 2016 Torch Award

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has been recognized with a 2016 Torch Award in the community excellence category by the Better Business Bureau. The

B.C. invests $18 million in trades training

The province of British Columbia has announced $18 million in trades training through the Industry Training Authority. The investment at the British Columbia Institute of Technology
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B.C. set to build a $30 million interchange

B.C. is set to build a $30-million interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue in Delta. The B.C. government unveiled a multi-step plan to help unclog