Thank You to the Attendees of the 2022 CANS Home Depot Pro De-Icer!

On Friday, May 13, the 2022 CANS Home Depot Pro De-Icer kicked off in downtown Halifax at the Halifax Convention Centre. Nearly 1,600 attendees gathered for our first De-Icer in over two years. The evening was well worth the wait with exceptional fine dining, musical entertainment, and networking opportunities.

Release // “Leading the Way to Greener Energy: Retrofit Project Creates North America’s Tallest Solar-Integrated Building”

The tallest solar integrated building in North America will be at Saint Mary’s University on the completion of a new project at the Loyola residence building.

Notice // Your First Look at Harbour Bridges Summer Construction and Planned Closures

There will be ten weekend closures between May 22 and November 1, 2022. A weekend closure starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening and runs through to 5:30 AM on the following Monday morning.

Resource // CCDC Document Webinars to Review CCDC 11 on June 9

The webinar will explain everything there is to know about the CCDC 11, including the two new sections on insurance references and health and safety. Whether you are preparing or receiving the CCDC 11, you won’t want to miss this informative webinar!

Notice // Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Nova Scotia Launches New Podcast, WorkShift

The podcast will feature leaders from different sectors and backgrounds. Every episode will share their success stories, health and safety leadership insights, and best practice approaches that you can apply in your own workplaces.

Release // “CANS response in regards to the sequestration of pyritic slate”

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia is pleased with the Port of Halifax’s notice of development for a new infill site at the south terminal. Captain Allan Gray, president and CEO of the Port of Halifax, said the new site will begin to accept pyritic slate from construction projects in downtown Halifax as early as June 2022.

Event // Give Our Community a Spring Cleaning at CANS Emerging Leaders Community Pick-Me-Up on June 2

Keeping our communities clean is a simple way to give back to our neighbours and respect the land where we live and work. Want to support your community? You’re invited to help clean up the waterfront at CANS Emerging Leaders Community Pick-Me-Up on Thursday, June 2.

Resource // Government Support and Employment for Ukrainian Newcomers

As Ukrainians arrive in Canada to escape the on-going crisis in their country, many will be looking for jobs. At this time, the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are working to assist Ukrainian newcomers through targeted employment support.

Notice // Changes to the First Aid Regulations to Come into Effect on June 13

Under the National Occupational Health and Safety Reconciliation Agreement, signed in 2019, Nova Scotia committed to harmonize the workplace first aid training first aid kit requirements based on new Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards.

Report // “Creating a vision for Canada’s infrastructure: Trade, communities and green”

On March 9, 2022, industry experts, from all sectors, firm sizes, and geographic regions across Canada, participated in a workshop facilitated by CCA president Mary Van Buren to further refine the priorities for infrastructure investment. Find the full report for this session attached.