October 3, 2012
VIDEO: Journal of Commerce Update for the week of October 8th, 2012
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 October 8th, 2012.
A billion dollar mine in B.C. has entered the public input stage. Taseko Mines Limited has submitted its environmental impact statement for a mine in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, but is running into opposition from aboriginal groups who say hearing procedures do not respect their culture.
A recent promise from B.C. premier Christy Clark to replace the aging Massey Tunnel has the support of Port Metro Vancouver. Planning for the new tunnel is slated to begin soon.
SNC-Lavalin has been named as the preferred proponent for the Evergreen Line rapid transit project connecting Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody, B.C. Look for a story from staff writer Richard Gilbert next week.
Columnist Korky Koroluk has an article about designing buildings to withstand heavy winds, and make sure to check out our feature video about the ground breaking at the Red Truck Brewery in East Vancouver where a truck replaced shovels for the opening ceremony.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 544 projects with a total value of $1,665,691,502 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$100,000,000 Province of Alberta AB Prebid
$92,000,000 Vancouver BC Tenders
$60,000,000 Medicine Hat AB Tenders
- Crystal Clear
- Regina looking to annex adjacent land
- Pipeline oil spill highlighted during twinning debate
- Consulting engineers gathering in Lake Louise, Alberta
- Biased specs grounds for RFP redraft
- Incoming chair looks to the future
- Foreign worker court case led to reforms
- Shell Canada gets approvals for pipelines and gas well
- B.C. building permits rise, but Alberta declines
- Electronic migration
- Unauthorized water system shut down in Alberta
- Infrastructure funding will boost economy: RCCAO
- Plant, Prep and Serve
- McManus to increase interaction in new OSWCA role
- Trade infrastructure funding study could grow economy
- U.S. housing starts remain on the upswing after strong May
- First set of arches installed on precast network arch bridge
- Toronto and Hamilton area roads make up half of CAA's worst roads list
|ALEX’S ECONOMICS BLOG|
Reed Construction Data Canada’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick discusses current developments in the North American economic environment with emphasis on the construction industry.
- An Overview of Prices and Sales in the Diverging U.S. and Canadian Housing Markets (April 25, 2013)
- Canada’s Precarious Dependence on the Commodity Price Super-Cycle (April 22, 2013)
- Twenty major upcoming residential and transportation terminal construction projects - April 2013 (April 15, 2013)