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Net-zero egg barn with solar energy opens in Alberta

The Brant Hutterite Colony in southern Alberta is trying to do something that has never been done before — it aims to produce roughly 13,000 eggs a day while creating no net greenhouse gas emissions.

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Courtenay BC contractor questions City’s procurement process

The City of Courtenay’s procurement process has one resident asking about its fairness, and whether it’s going against its own strategy to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Edmonton teens attend construction boot camp

A group of Edmonton high school students is celebrating a new-found passion for construction, sparked by a two-week summer course.

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Burnaby highrise plan closer to getting city nod

A rezoning application for a property at Hazel Street and McMurray Avenue passed second reading at council Monday. The plan would see the construction of two highrise apartment towers, including 254 purpose-built rental units, along with a new church fronting Sussex Avenue.

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Ruptured gas line triggers safety concerns at construction site in Belleville

A heightened level of nervousness still lingers with downtown proprietors after the rupturing of a gas pipe triggered a full scale evacuation of the core Monday evening.

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Watchdog says Canadian banks should stress test for 40-50% drop in housing prices

Some of Canada's banks must stress test their ability to withstand a 50 per cent drop in housing prices in Metro Vancouver area and a 40 per cent drop in the Greater Toronto Area, the country's banking regulator says.

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CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Fort McMurray

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to lend support to the rebuilding efforts underway in Fort McMurray, AB, by providing free LEED® registration and certification for residential, commercial and institutional projects. 

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Bureaucracy with permit rules holding up 69,500 housing units in Metro Vancouver

Complex permitting rules are holding up 69,500 housing units in a half-dozen Metro Vancouver cities, homes that the development industry says would help alleviate the region’s housing crunch.

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B.C. introduces 15% real estate tax targeting foreign homebuyers

Foreign nationals who buy real estate in Metro Vancouver would pay an additional property transfer tax of 15 per cent under legislation introduced Monday by the British Columbia government.

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Weekly Top 10 – July 25

Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.

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Montrealers urged to replace lead pipes, at their own expense

The city recently issued a pamphlet to thousands of residents, warning them that their water might be passing through lead pipes that could pose a low risk to pregnant women and children under the age of six. Officials plan to replace all lead pipes on public property by 2026, but they're urging homeowners to foot the bill to replace their own pipes on private property.

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Maritime Link work to resume 'as quick as possible' after contractor switch

Work on the southwest Newfoundland portion of the Maritime Link will resume 'immediately' after one of the project's main contractors was replaced due to ongoing financial troubles, says the company in charge of the project.

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Construction worker dies after accident at Saskatoon Children's Hospital work site

A 21-year-old man is dead following an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site on Thursday.

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Steady growth for Canadian LEED® certified projects in second quarter of 2016

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw steady growth for both LEED® registered and certified projects in the second quarter of 2016, with 81 certifications and 106 registrations between April 1 and June 30. The current, cumulative total of LEED® certified projects across the country now sits at 2,757. 

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Former Genivar VP suspended from Quebec's order of engineers for kickbacks scheme

Éric Tremblay, former vice-president at engineering firm Genivar in Quebec City, is suspended from Quebec’s order of engineers for 20 months for creating and participating in a bid-rigging scheme from 2006 to 2010.

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Alberta focusing on the residential construction industry for safety inspections this summer

Christina Gray, Minister of Labour, announced Occupational Health and Safety inspectors would increase inspections on worksites on weekends and other times outside of regular working hours, to make sure safety standards are being met.

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