MEMO — Halifax Water Regional Development Charges – New Charges Effective May 31, 2021

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has approved Halifax Water’s application (M09494) for the Water & Wastewater Regional Development Charges. Dig into a summary of these charges and find FAQs about their calculation.

NEWS — ‘Marine Atlantic spending millions on new office in Port aux Basques, but won’t say how much’

“The Crown corporation that runs the ferry service between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia says it has the green light from Ottawa to begin construction on a new multi-million dollar administration building in Port aux Basques.”

NEWS — Support to Help Nova Scotians Connect to the Workforce

April 6, 2021 / From the Department of Labour and Advanced Education — “The province is investing $10 million to support 25 communities through the Back to Work Community Partnership initiative so they can plan and deliver short-term programs aimed at helping people build skills and connect to the local workforce.”

MEMO — HRM’s Metric Measurement Requirements

“Over the last few months, staff have continued to engage and discuss with development industry stakeholders on the transition to metric measurements relative to the new Permitting, Planning and Licensing and Compliance online application.”

NEWS — Construction companies build new departments to better work with Indigenous communities

A growing number of construction companies across Canada are putting time and money into starting their own Indigenous relations departments to help improve how they work with Indigenous communities and possibly address a coming labour shortage.

CANSnet Project Preview: NL21-0067 – Windsor Lake Water Treatment Plant Building Extension

The City of St. John’s is planning to expand its current wastewater treatment facility to include secondary processes. The facility currently serves residents in St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Paradise. The Windsor Lake Wafer Treatment Facility currently treats raw water collected from the Broad Cove River and Windsor Lake watersheds.

NEWS —Construction growth in Nova Scotia on the rise

Construction and maintenance activity in Nova Scotia is expected to increase between 2021 and 2023, driven by strong and broad-based demand across the province’s residential and non-residential sectors. This is according to the latest labour market forecast data released today by BuildForce Canada.

NEWS — Looking Ahead: Atlantic Canada’s Economic and Demographic Future

On March 25, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC)’s President and CEO, David Chaundy, delivered a virtual address of what our region’s economic future could look like, what some of the key challenges will be, and how we might create better outcomes.

NEWS — New $4.21 million net-zero administration building in Yarmouth County nearing completion

The Chronicle Herald takes a look at Argyle’s new administrative building, which will be the first net-zero municipal building in Canada when it comes to energy costs.

Nova Scotia Provincial Budget 2021-2022 – Impact on Construction Industry

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the government of Nova Scotia released its 2021-2022 budget. There are a number of news announcements relevant to our industry. Read more.