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Essential construction projects in Ontario accelerated amid COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the Province of Ontario is extending construction hours for essential construction projects, like new hospital builds, expansions and COVID-19 assessment centres, to 24 hours a day. This move will also allow construction employers to take additional steps to protect the health and safety of employees on these job sites.

Bruce Power and PWU donate $200K to support COVID-19 treatment and testing

Bruce Power and the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) have announced that they will each be donating $200,000 to the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, to support COVID-19 treatment and testing.

ESA issues notice on operations amid COVID-19

Following the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)’s announcement that it is limiting site visits amid COVID-19, the organization has issued a further update on Temporary Residential Facilities and Temporary Emergency Health Care Facilities.

Fixing for a refund on your tax return

Tips from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for those in the skilled trades when filing their tax returns. The deadline for filing has been extended to June 1 due to COVID-19.

EllisDon to become 100 per cent employee-owned

EllisDon has announced that on Feb. 28, a final agreement was executed under which 100 per cent of the company’s equity will be transferred to the company’s employees.

Tricia Weagant named VP of Canadian Nuclear Association

Tricia Weagant has joined the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) as vice president. Most recently, Tricia oversaw the marketing and communications functions, including stakeholder engagement, government relations, market insights and education, of Payments Canada (formerly the Canadian Payments Association).
Canadians Standing Up to COVID

Canadians Standing Up to COVID – Ep. 03: Alectra Utilities

In this episode of “Canadians Standing Up to COVID”, Anthony Capkun is joined by Brian Bentz, president & CEO of Alectra Utilities, to discuss the organization’s recent donation of 16,800 N95 masks to healthcare providers across its service territory. » Read full article
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