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Giant sink hole near Parliament Hill halts LRT tunnelling project

Almost a week after a giant sink appeared in one of the busiest and most prominent spots in the downtown Ottawa, crews had poured enough concrete in the hole to stabilize the site. Ottawa's new Confederation LRT line was being tunnelled below. » Read full article

Ontario government cuts red tape — keeps industrial exception

The Ontario government has decided that hiring engineers to design machinery is red tape hindering manufacturers. Professional Engineers Ontario is "extremely disappointed" and issues a long response. » Read full article

Corridor across Northern Canada could carry roads, rail and power

Researchers at the University of Calgary have been studying the potential of a Northern Corridor intermodal right-of-way across Canada. The route would be 7,000 kilometres long and "several kilometres" in breadth, with a spur north to the Arctic Ocean. » Read full article
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Quebec's Origine to be tallest wood condo in North America

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume were present on June 14 for the groundbreaking ceremony for Origine, a 41-metre, 12-storey condominium in the new Pointe-aux-Lièvres ecodistrict. » read more
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Solar farm on reclaimed mine site wins award

A B.C. solar farm won the National Award for an Engineering Project of Achievement from Engineers Canada. Owned and operated by the City of Kimberley, SunMine is B.C.'s first grid-connected solar facility as well as the first to be built on a reclaimed mine site. » read more
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CISC National Steel Symposium

A multi-track education day for the construction industry packed with dynamic sessions from industry experts featuring the latest topics in steel design & construction. >> Register Now

Awards recognize exceptional engineers

Three people from B.C. consulting engineering firms were recipients of awards handed out by Engineers Canada at its conference in Charlottetown, P.E.I. » Read full article

McGill engineering students to compete to work with Formula One Team

Over 100 McGill University engineering students attended an event on June 10 to learn about a competition that would give them the chance of a lifetime — to work for six months with a Formula One racing team. » Read full article
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American Water Works Association ACE Annual Conference & Exposition

June 19 - 22, 2016
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL » more info

SBE16Toronto: Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas

September 19 - 20, 2016
Location: Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON » more info