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Weekly News Update: 8/20 – 8/24

AUGUST 24, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018 Canada: How Hydrogen Could Shake Up Canada’s Energy Sector  While the use of hydrogen is still in its infancy, it’s growing in Canada. The potential is significant for how the most abundant element in the universe could change the country’s transportation, electricity and energy sectors. Toyota will start selling its fuel cell SUV, the Nexo, in 2019. In Canada, the vehicles face the same...

News Advisory: Local 292 Hosts First Contractor Luncheon

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NEWS ADVISORY FOR 10 A.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 Contact: Aubrey Abbott (206) 348-2680 | aubrey@nwlecet.org LIUNA Local 292 to Host Contractor Luncheon Washington workforce shortage increases, Laborers’ Union fulfills needs.   Laborers’ Local 292 will be hosting its first contractor luncheon as a way to bring the construction community together and educate their audience on the benefits of being...

Weekly News Update: 8/13-8/17

AUGUST 17, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018 Canada: Chief urges Indigenous business leaders to support Trans Mountain pipeline Chief Allan Adam might be best known for his resistance to oilsands development, but on Thursday in Yellowknife he told Indigenous business leaders they should support oil sands developments like the Trans Mountain pipeline if they want to be successful. Pipeline work to boost rural economies...

Weekly News Update: 8/6-8/10

AUGUST 10, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018 Canada: Avista reaffirms commitment to acquisition by Hydro One Avista Corp. reaffirmed its commitment to its pending acquisition by Hydro One Ltd., despite regulatory delays caused by the Ontario government’s shakeup of the Canadian utility’s management. “We have made significant progress in the Hydro One transaction, and we’re continuing to work through the approval processes,” Avista Chairman and...

Weekly News Update: 7/30-8/3

AUGUST 06, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018 Canada: Kinder Morgan President Says Pipeline Will Be in The Ground in Early 2019 “This project has been in a suspended mode for a good number of months,” said Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. “We’re ready to commence construction activity.” Construction on the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will move ahead next month as...