January 31, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of February 4th, 2013
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of February 4th, 2013.
EGRT Construction has been awarded an $889 million contract for the Evergreen Line. EGRT is a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin and it will design, build and finance the $1.4 billion project, which will link the cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody with an 11-kilometre light rapid transit line.
HD Mining is sending 16 temporary foreign workers back to China after bringing them to Canada to work on their Tumbler Ridge project. The company cited a legal challenge from two unions as the reason for sending the workers home.
The Gold Seal Certification program has launched an online portal for both study and applications. The portal will initially be English-only, but will also take French applications by March 2013.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming Buildex Vancouver feature section, and make sure to watch our latest feature video with Ron Coleman, who has been briefing the construction industry on how best to prepare for the upcoming switch back to the PST in British Columbia.
"Unlocking Canada's Potential" will be the theme of this year's 96th annual Canadian Conference Association (CCA), where delegates are encouraged to look for opportunities beyond their borders.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association presented "The Young Guns: Gen Y and their role in the future of construction" as the keynote construction panel at Buildex Vancouver on Feb. 19.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of March 10th, 2014.
Rich Coleman, the deputy premier of British Columbia and the minister for energy and mines was one of the keynote speakers at the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association annual CEO Breakfast held at Buildex Vancouver 2014 on Feb. 19.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of March 3rd, 2014.