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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Electricity and renewable energy sector needs women workers

Electricity and renewable energy sector needs women workers

The job benefits are impressive: stable work environment, cutting edge technology, high employment rate, opportunities for learning and growth, high job satisfaction, high salaries, and high demand. Why, then, aren’t the applicants flocking to take advantage? It’s complicated. The short answer is, women still don’t choose to go into the skilled trades, and the jobs… Continue Reading

New home sales up sharply in GTA

New home sales up sharply in GTA

Booming home sales in Toronto and the GTA are widespread, not confined to resales and not limited to one type of home or another. Sales of new homes, both “ground-related” and high-rise, are continuing to show strength as the summer of 2014 progresses. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and RealNet Canada, BILD’s… Continue Reading

Cement industry not impressed by wood proponents’ claims

Cement industry not impressed by wood proponents’ claims

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has taken another shot at the wood industry in Ontario, claiming that the Ontario government’s proposed building code amendments to allow the construction of mid-rise buildings made of wood will result in unsafe buildings. Taller wood buildings are not the answer to affordable housing, the CAC states in a… Continue Reading

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