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Three teams in the running to build south end of new Toronto subway line

A series of domestic and international contractors have been shortlisted for the major infrastructure project, which covers tunnelling and the construction of seven stations

On-Site’s 2021 Pick-Up Report

Some truck makers have made only minor tweaks to their lineups for the 2021 model year, while a couple of heavyweights have made major changes

Five deaths on Ontario job sites in one week prompt stand downs, calls for action

Despite the emphasis on COVID-19, contractors must reinforce job site safety as the top priority, industry groups say
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Ontario municipalities get $695M in added relief to buttress shaky budgets

The funding will prevent some cities from running deficits in 2020 and allow others to set their 2021 budgets with more certainty » Read More

Canada must fight to retain talent after Biden enters White House, Macklem says

Along with fighting to keep talent, the BoC governor said federal government must also focus on investing in infrastructure as a way to revive the economy » Read More

Deere introduces enhanced rubber tracks for its G-Series CLTs

The tracks have a new arched roller path that helps shed debris and improves lifespan » Read More

Leica updates in-field app to include data acquisition and visualization

The more streamlined approach helps users more easily perform quality control and prepare scan data for downstream use » Read More

ORBA Annual Road Building Academy

Date: Feb. 22-26
Location: Scarborough, Ont.
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B2W Software’s 20th Annual User Conference

Date: Date: Feb. 23 - March 5
Location: Virtual
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Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

Date: March 31, April 1
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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