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In Calgary, apartment building construction is booming as more Canadians embrace rentals

Across the country, competition is stiff among apartment hunters as the rental market gets tighter. In Calgary, that struggle to find rental space is fuelling an unprecedented amount of rental construction. As of September, construction has begun on 2,799 new rental apartment units in Calgary this year. That’s the highest number on …

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Wildlife cameras under southwest ring road examine how animals travel after construction

In the loose dirt, it’s easy to spot the footprints — deer, coyote and the occasional moose — all marking the same path along the meandering Elbow river, between the Tsuut’ina Reserve and Weaselhead Flats. Researchers at the Miistakis Institute consider this one of Calgary’s crucial wildlife corridors and one …

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Coastal GasLink warned more than 50 times over environmental violations during pipeline construction

Coastal GasLink has now been warned more than 50 times about environmental violations during construction of its natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia, according to the province.  In an email to CBC News, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change said it had issued a total of 51 warnings, …

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How Ottawa plans to launch a climate-friendly construction boom

Seven years after construction started, a 34-acre plot of once-contaminated industrial land in the middle of the Ottawa River is being celebrated as the most sustainable community in Canada. The master-planned development between downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, Que. uses post-industrial waste to heat homes and businesses in winter and the river itself …

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Bird sanctuary construction works around threatened birds’ burrows

An ongoing city restoration project at a bird sanctuary in Calgary is now working around the nesting schedule of a threatened bird species in Canada, and seeing more of the birds return. The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Reconnection Project is making improvements to the natural environment of the sanctuary for the fish, birds and plants …

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Concerns over salmon prompt calls to pause Trans Mountain construction on Coquihalla River

Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has started in the Coquihalla River in Hope, B.C., at the same time as the salmon migration — prompting calls to stop the work over concerns about the safety of the salmon population. Kate Tairyan said she was walking along the river on July 31 and saw dozens of …

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An east-end Toronto YMCA is finally opening its doors after years of construction

After years of construction and delays, an east-end Toronto community is looking forward to the opening of a new YMCA. The Steve and Sally Stavro Family YMCA is located on Kingston Road at Balsam Avenue — the former location of East City YMCA, which served the community for decades. “I would like to appreciate …

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Sharing is caring: How a program is trying to retain young construction talent in rural Alberta

Three construction associations created a worker-share program in a bid to encourage young construction workers to stay in rural Alberta — and so far it’s working. A variety of factors can impact the construction industry in rural Alberta, such as a project’s nature of work, an aging workforce and a limited number of …

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Federal government to formally apologize to relatives of No. 2 Construction Battalion

The federal government will formally apologize to descendants and relatives of the men of the No. 2 Construction Battalion Saturday afternoon, 106 years after the formation of the historic battalion that faced anti-Black racism during the First World War. The Nova Scotia-based battalion was the first military unit in Canada made up …

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