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
About 2,000 workers descending on southern Manitoba to rebuild the Enbridge oil pipeline will also pump money into rural economies, town and business officials say.
Community Benefits Agreements needed to fix 16 years of mishandling apprenticeships and training
Much has been written recently about whether British Columbia’s new Community Benefits Agreements process for major public construction projects are a good thing. But what hasn’t been much discussed is why. Community Benefits Agreements are needed. It’s pretty simple: Because apprenticeship training was mishandled for 16 years in B.C. and the number of skilled workers being trained dramatically deteriorated. The facts prove it. Statistics Canada found that in 2016 B.C. had 4,500 fewer new apprentices signed up than in 2013, despite huge demand in the booming construction industry.
Trans Mountain could bring C$1B annual cash flow to Canada’s feds, bank says
Canada would see annual returns excluding debt costs of about C$1 billion per year from its purchase of Kinder Morgan Inc.‘s Trans Mountain pipeline, even if an expansion project is delayed or goes over budget, according to a filing related to the C$4.5 billion sale of the crude-carrying network.
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Crews to break ground next month on widening of Interstate 25 ‘Gap’
Construction will begin next month to add a pair of toll lanes to the Interstate 25 “Gap” from Monument to Castle Rock, state transportation officials said Monday.
Shortly after Labor Day, crews will start on the long-awaited project’s first leg, on about 5 miles from Castle Rock to Sky View Lane at the north end of the 18-mile stretch, reports the Colorado Department of Transportation.