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Alberta wants to teach industry about site accessibility
Journal of Commerce
Alberta is looking to clarify and compile its regulations for accessibility in and around construction work sites. According to the Alberta Construction Association, the Barrier Free Council, representing persons with mobility or vision limitations, is proposing some changes to ensure easier access for pedestrians near building sites.
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Alberta producers tap into energy management program
Alberta Farmer Express
Across Alberta, agricultural producers are using new ideas and emerging technology to reduce their energy consumption. For greenhouse operators in Alberta's challenging climate, managing energy costs is an issue of the highest importance. At Broxburn Vegetables, which operates a three-acre greenhouse growing peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers near Lethbridge, owner Paul de Jonge has tried a number of different approaches over the years.
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Feds announce up to $582.9 million for southwest Calgary ring road
Global News
The federal government announced "funding consideration" up to $582.9 million for the southwest Calgary ring road recently. Alberta's provincial government pledged to complete construction on the southwest Calgary ring road within seven years. The land transfer between the province and the Tsuu T'ina Nation necessary for the project to move forward was finalized after the federal government authorized changes to the boundaries of the nation.
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Officials: Rogers Place construction on time, on budget
Edmonton Journal
Project officials were beaming recently as they showed off the downtown arena quickly taking shape on 104th Avenue. "It's like showing baby pictures," said a smiling Rick Daviss, executive director of the downtown arena project for the City of Edmonton. "It's been extremely satisfying to hear the buzz and the excitement... That's being generated by the scope and the pace that this development is taking."
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TransCanada profit rises on Alberta power and pipe volumes
Financial Post
TransCanada, which divides its business between pipelines and power plants, reported higher second-quarter profit as electricity prices in Alberta rose and the company transported more fuel. Net income increased to $429 million, or 60 cents a share, from $416 million, or 59 cents a share, in the same period last year, the Calgary-based energy company said recently in a statement.
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Border crossings getting upgrades
Lethbridge Herald
Border crossings at Carway and Del Bonita will soon be part of a federal $113 million modernization project. MP Jim Hillyer, on behalf of Steven Blaney, Canada's minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced recently that the Harper government will invest the estimated amount to improve infrastructure at ports of entry in the Prairie region.
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Transportation study to analyzes uses of Highway 28
Bonnyville Nouvelle
The unsafe, deteriorating condition of Highway 28 will soon be brought back to the forefront, as Alberta HUB will be conducting an in-depth look into the province's transportation system. The study, which will involve surveying industry and government, will highlight the need for investment into infrastructure in northeastern Alberta, according to Alberta HUB's Executive Director, Bob Bezpalko.
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Dwindling water supplies push Alberta developers toward sustainability
The Globe and Mail
Carolina Oxtoby should be celebrating as she sips wine at a cocktail party in one of the show homes in her latest development. The CEO and president of Heritage Pointe Properties has spent years planning the luxury residential community called Artesia, now in the final stages of construction on a bluff in DeWinton overlooking the Bow River. It's a major accomplishment.
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USGBC: Canada a top LEED nation
Daily Commercial News
Canada has cemented its status coming out as the top country for LEED green building for the second year in a row. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) stated Canada ranks first on the USGBC's second annual Top 10 Countries for LEED, which is the most widely used green building rating system, explains a release.
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