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Stay tuned for announcements on how you can attend the Dig Safe Workshops being held online in March 2022.


Speaker Lineup Includes:
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Electrical Safety Association
Ontario One Call
Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT)
Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA)
Ontario General Contractors Association

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Oakville Enterprises Corporation
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Enbridge Gas Inc.
DTS Technical
Industry News
Source:  ConstructConnect
Project owners have decided the utilities-relocation phase of the $3.4-billion project is fraught with risks.
Source:  CBC News
Ontario is building new natural gas heating infrastructure to serve more customers and communities, including some that have been relying on electric heat until now.
Source:  Toronto Life 
If it seems like the Ontario Line is happening fast, it’s also a century behind schedule: plans for a transit line along that approximate route have existed since 1910.
PGC Services
Vivax Canada
Source:  Windsor Star
The design-build phase of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project is well underway and construction activities are continuing on both sides of the border on all components of the project.
Source:  ConstructConnect
Over the past twelve months, most of the jobs added were by building equipment contractors (16,000), firms doing heavy and civil engineering construction (+15,000), and those directly involved in residential construction (+13,500).
Source:  Muskoka Region
A new one-year construction techniques certificate will  be offered at the Muskoka campus of Georgian College starting this September.
A & J Vacworx Inc.
Cansel Survey Equipment
Source:  Ontario News
Skilled Trades Ontario will address labour shortage by improving training and simplifying services.
Source:  Better Dwelling
Canadian real estate is amongst the most expensive in the world, but it’s not due to materials or labor.
Source:  Mobile Syrup
TekSavvy fibre is now available to 700 homes and businesses in those communities, and will expand to 2,800 more in the coming months.
Technoconsor Inc
Vermeer MV Solutions
Source:  McMillan
March 1 – April 30, 2022 is the “Open Period” for ICI collective agreements, and many non-ICI agreements, in Ontario. During this period members of construction unions can apply to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to terminate a union’s bargaining rights with their employer, or – more commonly – a rival union can apply to the Board to displace an existing union, in what is commonly known as a “raid”.
Source:  ConstructConnect
Here is a list of mental health resources, tools and supports available to employees and employers looking for assistance in Ontario.
Source:  Soo Today
In 1911, Francis H. Clergue envisioned Sault Ste. Marie as the industrial empire of Northern Ontario.  He believed a railroad connecting to the Canadian Pacific Railway in Hearst was elemental for gathering and transferring lumber and pulpwood across the region.