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The Daily Commercial News is providing a detailed list of “shovel-ready” projects in Canada.  I’m not sure that I like the term “shovel-ready”, but here’s how they define it in the article: The projects range from small to large-sized projects and are focused on the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. The projects fit into existing footprints, [...]

16 Dec, 2008

Canada’s Aging Infrastructure

Posted by: Skylar In: news

A recent article in the Victoria times shows that people are considering infrastructure investments as a viable option for stimulating the residing economy.  The article points to the Conservative’s “Building Canada Plan”, which touts $33 billion in infrastructure spending throughout the next seven years. Yet some people don’t think it’s enough.  According to the article: [...]

23 Oct, 2008

Another Blog Post About the Economy

Posted by: Skylar In: news

So I was browsing around the Engineering News Record, and I found an article entitled “Construction Unemployment Soars As Housing Plunges”.  The article is touting an increase in unemployment within the construction industry.  In fact, it claims that the unemployment rate increased to 9.9% in September, up from last year’s rate of 5.8% (note that [...]


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