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Skilled workers need internet literacy to succeed

Skilled workers need internet literacy to succeed

A new study being led by Literacy Northwest in Thunder Bay, and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, is examining a new trend that shows modern-day skilled labourers must have a high level of familiarity with digital technol
Canadore’s ICAMP takes innovation to new heights

Canadore’s ICAMP takes innovation to new heights

Walk into the reception area of Canadore College’s ICAMP facility and you’ll meet “Baxter.
Sudbury’s domed church to be complete next summer

Sudbury’s domed church to be complete next summer

By summer 2015, Sudbury’s first monolithic dome structure will be complete and operational.
Construction associations pursue prompt payment legislation

Construction associations pursue prompt payment legislation

A new coalition of Ontario contractors will be pushing for a revival of prompt payment legislation when Queen’s Park reconvenes this fall.
New Sudbury project brewing

New Sudbury project brewing

Greg Oldenburg doesn’t yet have any detailed plans for turning Sudbury’s former Northern Breweries building into a residential complex, but he’s already received commitments for 15 of his 50 planned units.
Ontario breaks the timber ceiling

Ontario breaks the timber ceiling

A silent cheer went up in John Stephenson’s office with the news in late September that six-storey wood-framed buildings will be permitted in Ontario starting in January.

Golder Associates laying off staff

Golder Associates , a global engineering, design and construction firm, has announced it’s reducing its staff by 500 people, or six per cent, globally.
EACOM on board with wood mid-rises

EACOM on board with wood mid-rises

Upcoming to changes to Ontario’s building code next year permitting wood frame construction up to six stories was welcomed with open arms by Montreal-based EACOM Timber.

Building code changes coming to permit taller wood buildings

The wood industry is celebrating changes to Ontario Building Code to boost the height of wood frame buildings from four storeys to six. Also known as mid-rises, the code changes go into effect on Jan. 1.
Cement boss not a fan of mid-rise wood buildings

Cement boss not a fan of mid-rise wood buildings

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) says Ontario legislators are putting people’s lives at risk by permitting taller wood-framed buildings.