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Ontario cuts some hydro rates in response to COVID-19 pandemic

By The Canadian Press Ontario cut hydro rates for residential consumers, farms and small businesses on Tuesday in response to a surge in people forced...

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Construction worker airs concerns about unsanitary conditions in video at Toronto jobsite

A video of a construction worker voicing his concerns about unsanitary conditions at a Toronto job went viral on social media Wednesday, as as some workers pressured the provincial government to suspend projects at...
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Township of Wainfleet hikes taxes 9 per cent to meet infrastructure gap

A small rural township in southern Niagara Region is hiking property taxes by 8.9 per cent this year — after the township passed its 2020 budget including a new fire hall. The budget includes $9,067,123 in capital expenditures...
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Building inspections put on hold in Guelph

The shutdown of non-essential city services in Guelph last week due to COVID-19 will affect millions of dollars worth of building projects currently stalled because building inspections aren’t happening. A notice from the city says...

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COVID-19: Thousands sign petition urging businesses and unions to shut down construction sites

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Ontario Construction News staff writer The issue of whether most construction site work should be deemed an essential service – not subject to COVID-19 stay-at-home...

Construction deemed essential as Ontario closes at-risk workplaces to protect health and safety

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Ontario Construction News staff writer The Ontario government will order at-risk workplaces to close-down by 11:59 tonight, while encouraging businesses to explore opportunities to continue...
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COVID-19: Construction should continue, but inspectors may keep their distance

Ontario Construction News staff writer The corona virus continues to reshape the way the construction business is conducted and sets new and previously unanticipated challenges...

Protect employees or shut down: Premier Ford addresses construction companies

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Premier Doug Ford says that he will not hesitate to order the closure of any construction sites not taking necessary steps to protect workers...

Several labour and industry groups call on provincial government to shut down construction, revising...

Ontario Construction News staff writer The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) is calling on the provincial government to suspend work on construction sites across Ontario for...