OMB appeals hurt Sudbury developmentContractors and homebuilders say
NIMBYism is getting to be a problem in Sudbury.
Three organizations—the Sudbury
Chamber of Commerce, Sudbury & District Home Builders' Association
and the Sudbury Construction Association—say the Not In My Backyard
syndrome is causing a problem with project delays and increasing
costs for developers.In a July release, the groups voiced
the frustration of developers who say the city is “planning by
politics” when development proposals face opposition fro...
The Ministry of Northern Development
and Mines released a year-end statement on Nov. 29 of the $2.2
billion pumped into highway projects and the 20,000 construction jobs
created across Ontario.Among the highlights in the northeast
are reconstruction and resurfacing projects on Highway 144 north...
Construction of mid-rise wood frame
buildings in Ontario could soon become reality.Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced that
his private members’ bill -- Bill 13, the Ontario Forestry Industry
Revitalization Act -- passed second reading at Queen's Park with
all-party support.“This is a huge
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is calling on the
Government of Ontario to undertake serious reform to improve the College of Trades, Ontario’s new regulatory body for the skilled trades.The chamber, in co-operation with its provincial
counterpart – the Ontario Chamber of Commerce - relea...
A private member’s bill is proposing
changes to the tendering process for the construction of publicly
funded infrastructure, which currently requires municipalities to
tender the work out to unionized contractors.“For more than three decades, certain
unions have been able to exploit a loophole...