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Ontario amends COVID-19 emergency order preventing contractors, suppliers from getting holdback

Holdback typically makes up the bulk of a contractor's operating capital. A government oversight had caused serious cash flow problems across the industry

Quebec adds residential construction to essential service list, allowing work to resume next week

The change will put home builders back to work after a nearly month-long shutdown, but leaves crews working on larger projects at home

Toronto easily tops other North American cities in latest crane count, but COVID-19 muddies outlook

The city has more than a quarter of all cranes counted across the continent. Uncertainty in the market for high rise condos could spell trouble post-coronavirus though


After abrupt cancellation of Hamilton, Ont. LRT, new panel again recommends light rail or bus rapid transit

The Ontario government pulled the plug on the city’s new light rail line in December, blaming escalating costs » Read More

Ontario to let construction run 24 hours a day to speed health care projects, help contractors stagger shifts

A new regulation will supersede municipal by-laws related to construction noise for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis » Read More

Leica brings semi-autonomous functionality to iXE3 3D platform

The system can automatically control boom, bucket, tilt and tilt rotator bucket functions on a range of excavators from major OEMs » Read More

Better fuel efficiency, enhanced tech underpin new Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader

The piece of heavy equipment is geared mainly toward quarry, aggregate, and mining applications » Read More

List of construction events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus

A growing number of industry events across Canada have been called off or postponed as provincial governments severely limit the size of gatherings and Ottawa shuts Canada’s borders to all but essential supply chain trade » Read More