Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Lowe’s Canada is recruiting to fill more than 6,350 positions in stores this spring

    BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - In preparation for home improvement's busiest season, Lowe's Canada, whose network of stores operated under various banners extends from coast to coast, is looking to fill more...

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Why greening our cities is key to unlocking $29 trillion worth of investment

    The urgency of addressing climate change has been made clear by a recent report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report warns that even at 1.5°C warming, the planet will experience irreversible...

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How China is radically reinventing urban architecture to go green

    China is a land of contrasts. The rural parts of the country are known for beautiful, green expanses. China’s cities are breathtaking in a more literal sense. It’s common to see people on the streets wearing face masks to...

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National Student Writing Contest in Support of Habitat for Humanity Canada Launches

    TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Students across the country have an opportunity to help a family become a Habitat homeowner, thanks to the Meaning of Home contest, a national writing contest in support of Habitat for Humanity...

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Denmark embarks on ambitious plan to create new islands off Copenhagen coast

    The Danish government and greater Copenhagen mayors, working with Urban Power architecture and planning, have embarked on an ambitious scheme to create nine new islands off the coast of Copenhagen. The massive land reclamation...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up January 12, 2019

    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Round Up published by Construction Links Network. Below are the links to all the news items published on the network over the past seven days. If you have a news item that would be...

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Statistics Canada – Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November

    Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November, up 2.6% from October. Higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain. Chart 1   Total value of building...

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Canadian Housing Starts Trend Decreases in December

    OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The trend in housing starts was 206,981 units in December 2018, compared to 212,338 units in November 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a...

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Why more buildings should be made of wood

    The second little pig was unlucky. He built his house from sticks. It was blown away by a huffing, puffing wolf, which promptly gobbled him up. His brother, by contrast, built a wolf-proof house from bricks. The fairy tale could...

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