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

In this episode, 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.

Canadians Standing Up to COVID – Ep. 04: Amy Carter

In this episode, Anthony Capkun is joined by Amy Carter, technical solutions manager with Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd., whose technical aptitude extends beyond automation and instrumentation into the realm of fabrics, threads, needles… and face masks for her frontline colleagues at Gerrie Electric.

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 those in the healthcare sector, 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.

CCA requests creation of an emergency cost relief program

In a recent email sent out to Canadian Construction Association (CCA) members, President Mary Van Buren asked members to support the association’s urgent request of the federal government to “alleviate some of the financial pressure the industry is experiencing by creating an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program”.

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.

RESCON releases construction site best practices amid COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry released a best practice guide and urges all employers to follow it during this time so construction sites can continue to operate safely.

COVID-19 and standard CCDC/CCA clauses

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on business cannot be overstated and the construction industry has not been spared. In particular, the adverse consequences on the availability of the industry’s workforce and supply chains will challenge project teams and hamper effective project delivery.

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.

Alectra Utilities activates Emergency Operations Centre

Due to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alectra Utilities has activated its Emergency Operations Centre and is working closely with the province and its municipal partners to ensure the health and safety of its employees, customers and the public.

Universal Lighting Technologies names Steve DeBlasi director of distribution sales

Universal Lighting Technologies Inc. recently announced the hiring of Steve DeBlasi as the director of distribution sales in the Western United States and Western Canada. In this role, Steve will work to expand the channel and support growth of the company’s lighting solutions.