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Newspaper of record for the Western Canadian construction industry
Newspaper of record for the Western Canadian construction industry

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Stay tuned for a detailed look at the announcement with industry reaction from ITA_BC BC Building Trades ICBA | #Get2Yes and PCA , coming soon
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A new crown corporation, BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc (BCIB) will be the employer entity for the community benefits agreement and minister of transportation and infrastructure Claire Trevena will be responsible for the org.
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A new community benefits framework aimed at increased apprenticeships and local hiring has been announced by John Horgan for the Pattullo Bridge, for which an RFQ has been released, and upcoming four-laning of the #transcanada between Kamloops and Alberta.
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The federal government is helping bolster future heavy equipment operators in B.C. by providing $575,000 over three years in the IUOE-TA Indigenous Training Partnerships Project, delivered by the @iuoe115 Training Association in Vancouver. http://ow.ly/gVuE30kYyNb
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The City of Vancouver is densifying the Cambie corridor, but before changes happen above ground, infrastructure below the surface will need an upgrade. http://ow.ly/N03h30kYyA1
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Saskatoon-based construction company has been fined $80,000 for its role in the death of a 19-year-old worker nearly two years ago. http://ow.ly/g9VU30kWAqC
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The Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Health recently announced the redevelopment and expansion of the Dawson Creek and District Hospital has been approved. http://ow.ly/rerz30kWAbi
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The Alberta Construction Association (ACA) is asking the government to amend a section of the provincial labour code that governs overtime provisions and hours-of-work averaging agreements on projects. http://ow.ly/qZyp30kWAk0
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The top JOC newsmakers for the week of July 13 include a look at the #SiteC megaproject, the Calgary Ring Road, industry stakeholders weighing in on the B.C. government’s proposed environmental assessment changes, and more! http://ow.ly/US8W30kWA6N
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An Indigenous group calling itself the #tinyhousewarriors has moved into the North Thompson River Provincial Park near Clearwater, B.C., in an effort to block the #transmountain pipeline expansion. http://ow.ly/tdJI30kVka4
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