Source: Daily Commercial News
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Major sports leagues have suspended their seasons and conventions and conferences are being cancelled. It may only be a matter of time before COVID-19 affects ongoing project worksites in Canada.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Building operations make up 17 per cent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. When you factor in embodied carbon from construction and materials, those figures are closer to 30 per cent. The Canada Green Building Council wants to change that with updates to its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Skills Canada announced on March 16 that, due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, it has cancelled the 2020 Skills Canada National Competition that was scheduled from May 27 to 30 in Vancouver.
"After much discussion with our provincial/territorial member organizations, stakeholders and taking guidance from our public health authorities, we felt it was prudent to cancel the event," chief executive officer Shaun Thorson said in a media release. "The health and safety of our student participants, spectators, volunteers, partners and staff are paramount and we did not feel we could deliver an event that would meet the current COVID-19 guidelines provided by Canada’s public health authorities."
"We look forward to working with our many partners and stakeholders to continue to offer activities in the future that inform Canadian youth about the many opportunities in skilled trades and technology careers."