NEWS — Update on Nova Scotia – almost, but not quite recovered

“Almost but not quite’ is the best way to describe how close the Nova Scotia economy is to a full recovery from the coronavirus health crisis and from the impacts of the COVID-induced recession.

Notice: HRM Seeking Input from Designers of Municipal Infrastructure

HRM is updating the Halifax Complete Streets Guidelines (commonly called the “Red Book”) and is seeking input from external stakeholders, specifically, designers of municipal infrastructure. For the 2021 update, staff have been asked to incorporate changes for specific topics. These are…

Season’s greetings to all of our Members and Associates. We look forward to reconnecting in the New Year! CANS staff will be observing the holidays from Thursday, December 24 12 p.m, returning on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8am.

Notice from Halifax Water: Prohibited Discharge to Stormwater Catchbasins

Halifax Water has advised of a recent influx of issues related to the discharge of sediment-laden water into municipality-owned stormwater catchbasins.

HRM on Permitting, Planning, Licensing & Compliance Project Now Live

the first Release of Halifax’s new Permitting, Planning, Licensing & Compliance (PPL&C) Solution is live. This release updates the Permitting, Customer Online Portal and ePayment functionality as well as integration with our HRM GIS data.

Save Money with CANS Printing Services

Are you dealing with printers who don’t understand your needs? As industry experts, we get it. We know that when you need something printed, you need it now and you need it done right. 

CANS Education & Training Course Highlight – New CCDC 2 Online Training

This winter, CCDC will be publishing the new version of the CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ and the brand-new Master Specification for Division 01 ‘General Requirements’ and CCDC 31 ‘Service Contract Between Owner and Consultant’ documents. Online training is being offered to explain the key changes to CCDC 2 and to introduce the new Division 01 document.

CANS 2020 Municipal Election Portal

In this Municipal Election, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) will play an active role, ensuring that the issues important to our members and the industry are top of mind for all candidates. CANS has gathered some tools for you to access during the 2020 Municipal Election through our election portal.

Statistics: Value of Building Permits Increased Nearly 2% in August

The trend in Nova Scotia building permit values largely reflects the trends in the Halifax market. The value of Halifax building permits decreased 20.3 percent in August 2020, reflecting a 12.4 percent decrease in residential permit values and a 46.1 percent decrease in non-residential permit values.

CANS Education & Training – Register for Upcoming Courses

Check out our upcoming courses, all of which are instructor-led live webinars.