East Gwillimbury was the hottest spot for new-home construction according to Stats Canada

According to a new program launched by Statistics Canada, the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP), the housing stock in East Gwillimbury rose by 9.3% between 2019 and 2020. Comparatively, the Toronto housing stock grew by 1.2% during the same time period. Source: https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/economic/2021/10/new-statistics-canada-data-spotlights-fastest-growing-towns 

According to a new program launched by Statistics Canada, the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP), the housing stock in East Gwillimbury rose by 9.3% between 2019 and 2020. Comparatively, the Toronto housing stock grew by 1.2% during the same time period.

Source: https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/economic/2021/10/new-statistics-canada-data-spotlights-fastest-growing-towns 

Bruce Power MCR project providing steady work for Local 793 members

Local 793 members are hard at work for Black and McDonald Limited who is currently working at Bruce Power’s power generation plant in Tiverton, ON. Members are working on the replacement of a major component (MCR) project that is scheduled to keep them busy until 2025. The MCR project will extend the life of the […]

Local 793 members are hard at work for Black and McDonald Limited who is currently working at Bruce Power’s power generation plant in Tiverton, ON. Members are working on the replacement of a major component (MCR) project that is scheduled to keep them busy until 2025.

The MCR project will extend the life of the power station by 35 years and will power Ontario residents for years to come.

Below are some photos of Local 793 members at site.

Photo 1: Union steward Dave Morris operating a Konecrane 37-ton forklift

Photo 2: Mike Hamilton operating a Hyundai 9-ton forklift

Ontario’s enhanced QR code COVID-19 vaccine certificate is now available

Earlier today, the provincial government announced that the enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a scannable QR code is now available to Ontarians. The new certificate is designed to work with the recently released Verify Ontario app for businesses. The technology is intended to be compatible with other province’s vaccine passport systems. However, it will take a couple of weeks or months before that process is […]

Earlier today, the provincial government announced that the enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a scannable QR code is now available to Ontarians. The new certificate is designed to work with the recently released Verify Ontario app for businesses.

The technology is intended to be compatible with other province’s vaccine passport systems. However, it will take a couple of weeks or months before that process is complete.

Get your enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-vaccine-certificate-qr-codes-app-ford-1.6211997

More information how the vaccine certificate and Verify Ontario app work: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21085681/ontarios-enhanced-covid-19-vaccine-certificate-with-qr-code-and-verify-ontario-app.pdf

Ontario’s vaccine verification app for businesses is now available

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario quietly released its vaccine verification app for businesses ahead of the October 22 scheduled release date. The app, called Verify Ontario, will work in conjunction with the enhanced vaccine certificate that contains a scannable QR code giving people a safe, more secure and convenient way to demonstrate that they are vaccinated. Premier Doug Ford is set […]

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario quietly released its vaccine verification app for businesses ahead of the October 22 scheduled release date.

The app, called Verify Ontario, will work in conjunction with the enhanced vaccine certificate that contains a scannable QR code giving people a safe, more secure and convenient way to demonstrate that they are vaccinated.

Premier Doug Ford is set to speak about the enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app Friday morning.

The enhanced vaccine certificate is available to the public and allows users to save the certificate as a photo or to their smartphone’s wallet. People can still have the option of using the paper vaccine receipts as a method of proving their vaccination status.

Get the enhanced vaccine certificate: https://grassroots.vaccine-ontario.ca/

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-october-14-2021-capacity-limts-1.6210707

The Ontario government plans to lift some of Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions

Reports have leaked out that Doug Ford’s government will announce the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions. These will include ending capacity limits in all locations where proof of vaccination requirements are in place (restaurants, bars, gyms, etc.) An official announcement is expected sometime next week when the government will unveil a “revised pandemic plan” that […]

Reports have leaked out that Doug Ford’s government will announce the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions. These will include ending capacity limits in all locations where proof of vaccination requirements are in place (restaurants, bars, gyms, etc.)

An official announcement is expected sometime next week when the government will unveil a “revised pandemic plan” that will replace the existing “Roadmap to Reopen.” This new revised pandemic plan will factor in the province’s success in getting the majority of Ontarians vaccinated.

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-restrictions-exit-stage-3-1.6209162

Canada – U.S. land border will reopen in November

Yesterday, the White House confirmed that fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico will be welcomed at border crossings next month. White House officials did not clarify if people with mixed doses will be eligible to cross as the CDC is currently working on the guidelines. Canada had opened its border to fully vaccinated Americans […]

Yesterday, the White House confirmed that fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico will be welcomed at border crossings next month. White House officials did not clarify if people with mixed doses will be eligible to cross as the CDC is currently working on the guidelines.

Canada had opened its border to fully vaccinated Americans on August 9.

Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-u-s-will-reopen-land-border-to-fully-vaccinated-visitors-in-november-1.5620929

“Do not drink” water advisory issued for Iqaluit

Iqaluit’s Department of Health has issued a do not drink water advisory after multiple residents complained that their tap water smelled like gasoline. The city has collected some samples and has sent them to be analyzed. The results are expected to be back in five business days. While the cause of the problem remains unknown, […]

Iqaluit’s Department of Health has issued a do not drink water advisory after multiple residents complained that their tap water smelled like gasoline. The city has collected some samples and has sent them to be analyzed. The results are expected to be back in five business days.

While the cause of the problem remains unknown, they suspect that some sort of petroleum product entered the water system. The city has set up clean water filling stations and has asked residents to bring their own jugs.

Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/don-t-drink-the-water-iqaluit-drinking-water-supply-possibly-tainted-with-petroleum-hydrocarbons-1.5620475

New long-term care home construction is coming to Vaughn, Ontario

The Government of Ontario announced yesterday that it is selling unused government land on the condition that a portion will be used for long-term care. The new home is expected to open in 2026. This is part of the province’s commitment to deliver 30,000 new long-term care over 10 years. Source: https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/projects/2021/10/new-long-term-care-home-to-be-built-in-vaughan

The Government of Ontario announced yesterday that it is selling unused government land on the condition that a portion will be used for long-term care. The new home is expected to open in 2026.

This is part of the province’s commitment to deliver 30,000 new long-term care over 10 years.

Source: https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/projects/2021/10/new-long-term-care-home-to-be-built-in-vaughan

Members staying busy on the William Halton Parkway expansion project

Local 793 members are staying busy on the William Halton Parkway expansion project in Oakville. Bot Construction is the general contractor for this $80 million project that is scheduled to be completed by November 2023. Below are some photos of Local 793 members working on the project. Photo 1: Ronnie Guishard operating a Komatsu 250 loader Photo […]

Local 793 members are staying busy on the William Halton Parkway expansion project in Oakville. Bot Construction is the general contractor for this $80 million project that is scheduled to be completed by November 2023.

Below are some photos of Local 793 members working on the project.

Photo 1: Ronnie Guishard operating a Komatsu 250 loader

Photo 2: Patrick Doussept operating a Bomag sheep’s foot packer

Photo 3: Adam Rogers operating a Cat 349 excavator

Study shows that wages and benefits for union construction apprenticeships rivals that of a university degree

A recent study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute found that graduates of union apprenticeship programs in the construction industry on average achieve nearly equal wages and benefits as other workers with a four-year university bachelor’s degree. The study also found that non-union apprenticeship programs earned an average of $18,300 less per year than their […]

A recent study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute found that graduates of union apprenticeship programs in the construction industry on average achieve nearly equal wages and benefits as other workers with a four-year university bachelor’s degree.

The study also found that non-union apprenticeship programs earned an average of $18,300 less per year than their unionized counterparts.

Source: https://bit.ly/3BppUUx