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January 29, 2014

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of February 3rd, 2014

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 February 3rd, 2014.

Three firms are in the running to build a fibre link for the Northwest Territories. Atco Electric Ltd., Northern Lights Fibre and Plenary Group Canada Ltd were all shortlisted by the government of the Northwest Territories for the project, which involves installing 1,115 kilometres of fibre optic cable from checkpoint junction to the southern Northwest Territories.

Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about the BC engineering sector’s performance in 2014 and beyond mirroring the province’s own economic growth as major projects come online.

Richard also has a story about an Edmonton construction company which was fined $275,000 after a worker sustained fatal crush injuries on a work site in November 2010.

DCN multimedia staff writer Andre Widjaja has a story about the impact of Alberta oilsands on the Ontario economy, and Stephen Bauld has a column on different methods of spending municipal funds on capital projects.

This week’s feature video is an interview with Professor Leander Bathon, who explained the advantages of wood composite construction at the recent 2014 Wood Innovations Symposium in Vancouver.

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