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Show entries from: January 2012 returned 162 result(s).

$35 Computer On Sale Soon

Published: 1/13/2012 4:19:00 PM - Author: none
'A British electronics company has begun manufacturing a fully functional computer expected to retail for $35. Called Raspberry Pi, the computer will come with an easily-hacked operating system meant to encourage programming experimentation...'

Partnership to Promote Ontario Wood

Published: 1/13/2012 4:17:00 PM - Author: none
'Buying Ontario Wood Strengthens The Province's Economy

A partnership announced today will boost Ontario's forest industry and help strengthen the provincial economy.

The Ontario Forest Industries Association is the first participant in Ontario Wood, a new program designed to expand markets for Ontario wood products. The program encourages Ontarians to buy local when choosing wood products...'

Construction Begins In The West Don Lands In Time For The 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

Published: 1/13/2012 4:14:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Revitalizes Land and Creates 5,200 Jobs

Ontario is starting construction on a new waterfront community in the West Don Lands - in time for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games - creating 5,200 direct and indirect jobs...'

Apple to hold media event on education next week

Published: 1/13/2012 4:07:00 PM - Author: none
'Apple is scheduling a media event in New York next week, but the company isn't saying much about the topic it plans to discuss.

An email invitation to news organizations on Wednesday says the announcement is...'

Canadian author aims to stimulate construction curiosity in kids

Published: 1/13/2012 3:52:00 PM - Author: none
'Bright and colourful illustrations and fun facts walk children through the fundamentals of buildings and structures in a new book.

Look at That Building!: a First Book of Structures by Canadian illustrator-author Scot Ritchie, introduces young readers to basic construction concepts through the eyes of five friends who want to build a doghouse for their dog Max...'

Grand Valley Construction Association of Cambridge, Ontario launches group to attract young industry leaders

Published: 1/13/2012 3:49:00 PM - Author: none
'With the aim of providing a forum for networking and other activities, the Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA) is launching a young leaders’ group. Membership is open to individuals who are under 40 years of age and are employed by GVCA member companies...'

NorthGrid announces Hamilton, Ontario rooftop solar power system starts commercial operation

Published: 1/13/2012 3:43:00 PM - Author: none
'NorthGrid Solar Inc., an Ontario-based engineering, procurement and construction company, recently announced that its West Village Suites project is the first building in Hamilton to achieve commercial operation under the Ontario Power Authority’s Feed In Tariff program...'

Canadian construction will have steady work flow in 2012: report

Published: 1/13/2012 3:37:00 PM - Author: none
'Diversification and continued strong investment in the transportation, energy, mining and healthcare sectors will help keep construction workloads steady with low escalation in 2012, according to BTY Group's annual Market Intelligence Report on construction costs across Canada...'

Prime minister launches Helmets to Hardhats program

Published: 1/13/2012 3:34:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's Building Trades Unions and a large industrial construction client applaud the federal government's financial support for the Helmets to Hardhats program, which connects veterans with training and employment opportunities in the construction industry...'

Efficiency is Ontario trades college goal

Published: 1/13/2012 3:27:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario’s current apprenticeship system has failed the province’s youth, says the Ontario College of Trades new chair.

“It’s completely mismanaged, overstaffed, overspent and tapped all the resources possible to deliver an apprenticeship system that has failed Ontario’s youth,” said Chair of the Board of Governors for the College, Ron Johnson, Deputy Director of Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario and the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre...'
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