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Slumping industry can't handle cost hike: developers

Slumping industry can't handle cost hike: developers

More and more houses are being built outside Greater Sudbury to avoid the city’s development charges and other fees.
Condo suites enhancing Sault’s downtown

Condo suites enhancing Sault’s downtown

Boutique-style condominium living in Sault Ste. Marie . That’s how the city’s newest residential development is being marketed to potential buyers, and it’s already getting plenty of attention.

Students stage award-winning engineering bash

Five Confederation College students from the School of Engineering, Technology and Trades were recognized May 26 for their efforts in hosting the 4th Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair in Thunder Bay. The event took place in March.

Inquiry seeks input from building industry

In late fall, the Elliot Lake Inquiry moved into its next phase, hosting a series of roundtable discussions requesting input from design, engineering and building professionals from around the province.
Program training Aboriginal workers for industry

Program training Aboriginal workers for industry

Thomas McKenzie had worked in construction across Canada for 20 years, but without certificates to verify his safety training, it was difficult to get jobs. That’s where the new line crew ground support program came in.
Pellet solution will save on power plant conversion costs

Pellet solution will save on power plant conversion costs

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is embarking on a bold experiment to extend the life of the Thunder Bay Generating Station by five years.
Water sports facility to boost tourism in Sudbury

Water sports facility to boost tourism in Sudbury

Ramsey Lake has attracted activity to Sudbury ’s core for decades. Now, with the construction of the Northern Water Sports Centre, the city is poised to boost its sports tourism industry even further. The $4.
Skills database creating First Nations work opportunities

Skills database creating First Nations work opportunities

Bidding on construction projects, Jamie Saulnier found it difficult to engage the First Nations communities in which he was working.
Design institute will lessen brain drain and enhance downtown Sudbury

Design institute will lessen brain drain and enhance downtown Sudbury

The launch of a new architecture school in Sudbury hould go a long way toward stemming youth outmigration from this region, said the president of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).
Opening the door to wood-framed mid-rise projects

Opening the door to wood-framed mid-rise projects

Mid-rise wood frame buildings may soon become reality in Ontario. A consortium of building industry groups has been pushing for amendments to national and provincial building codes that will allow for six-storey wood frame developments construction .