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Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes

Plaza Saint-Hubert pedestrian glances at construction workers who continue St-Hubert Street’s roadwork on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique Lortie, designer and co-owner of Dracolite, a shop selling medieval merchandise on the Plaza. “When the work will be done, the Plaza Saint-Hubert will be spectacular.” “This is a very huge investment from the City of Montreal,” said Luc Rabouin, executive committee member responsible for Montreal’s economic and commercial development and […]

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‘Construction Dollars Program’ set to support core-area businesses: City of London

‘Construction Dollars Program’ set to support core-area businesses: City of London

The City of London has launched a “Core Area Construction Dollars Program” to thank customers for supporting businesses Downtown and in Old East Village. Londoners visiting Downtown and Old East have the chance to receive Construction Dollars. The dollars are in coupon amounts of $5, $10 and $20, and can be received through customer giveaways, contests, or promotions. You can then use the dollars at participating businesses in downtown cores of the city. READ MORE: London, Ont., offers free 2-hour downtown parking amid coronavirus pandemic, construction season “COVID-19 has put pressure on all London businesses,” said Jim Yanchula, manager […]

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Annual pace of new housing construction increased almost 16% in July, CMHC says

Annual pace of new housing construction increased almost 16% in July, CMHC says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 11, 2020 9:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in July rose nearly 16 per cent compared with June. The housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts rose to 245,604 in July, up from 212,095 in June. Read more: Budget watchdog flags $12B projected loss at federal crown corporations amid coronavirus Economists on average had expected an annual rate of 210,000, […]

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Innisfil man charged following multi-jurisdictional investigation into construction equipment thefts

Innisfil man charged following multi-jurisdictional investigation into construction equipment thefts

An Innisfil, Ont., man is facing numerous charges following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into the thefts of $475,000 worth of construction equipment and trailers. On Wednesday, James Hamilton, 24, was charged with 10 counts of theft over $5,000. Read more: Pedestrian transported to Toronto-area trauma centre after Barrie, Ont. hit-and-run According to officers, the offences happened over the past year in southern Ontario, including in Innisfil and Bradford. Trending Stories Simon Cowell has surgery after breaking his back in electric bike accident Over 500 coronavirus cases connected to public places in Canada since July […]

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Province of Nova Scotia awards $29M hospital parkade contract to Lindsay Construction

Province of Nova Scotia awards $29M hospital parkade contract to Lindsay Construction

Nova Scotia announced Thursday the parking strategy contract for the QEII’s New Generation project was awarded to Dartmouth-based Lindsay Construction. The contract is worth around $29 million, according to N.S. government spokesperson Marla MacInnis. This will be the largest health-care infrastructure project in the province’s history. Read more: Nova Scotia awards $1.38-million contract for demolition of former CBC building The project includes the construction of one parkade with 500 spaces, located north of the Museum of Natural History. MacInnis says the province did not purchase any land for the construction. The $29-million price tag, approved in October 2019, includes […]

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