Report explores the construction in Canada global market - WhaTech

Posted July 2017

Construction activity in Canada was weak during the review period (2012–2016), as a result of depressed economic conditions, low oil prices and weak demand for the country’s major exports. Poor investor confidence led to reduced infrastructure construction activity. However, the industry’s value is expected to improve over the forecast period (2017–2021).

Canada a preferred source of oil and natural gas imports globally, poll finds - BNN

Posted July 2017

Canada is still seen as the favoured oil and natural gas supplier in many countries across the globe, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Ipsos for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, polled over 22,000 people in 32 countries. Twenty-four per cent said they want to receive more Canadian oil and natural gas – putting Canada at the top of the list, closely followed by Saudi Arabia. However, over half surveyed said they didn’t know enough about the Canadian industry to make an informed decision.

P.E.I. needs 100s of construction workers immediately - CBCNews

Posted July 2017

Government announces support for two initiatives to recruit construction workers. P.E.I. has an immediate need for more than 500 construction workers, says the P.E.I. government, and as many as 1,800 over the next 10 years. The government announced support Friday for the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island to develop a worker recruitment plan. It also renewed funding for the Trade HERizons initiative led by Women's Network PEI, which aims to increase the number of women in trades.

Canada’s Trevali picks up Glencore zinc mines in Africa - Mining.com

Posted July 2017

Government announces support for two initiatives to recruit construction workers. P.E.I. has an immediate need for more than 500 construction workers, says the P.E.I. government, and as many as 1,800 over the next 10 years. The government announced support Friday for the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island to develop a worker recruitment plan. It also renewed funding for the Trade HERizons initiative led by Women's Network PEI, which aims to increase the number of women in trades.

K+S Bethune mine in Canada churns out first tonnes of potash - Mining.com

Posted July 2017

K+S Potash Canada, a subsidiary of German giant K+S Group, announced Monday it had produced the first tonnes of marketable potash in its new Bethune mine over the weekend. The mine, located in Canada’s potash-rich Saskatchewan province, began operations last month and it’s expected to produce 2 million tonnes per year once at full capacity, which is slated to achieve by the end of the year. Bethune is expected to produce 600,000 to 700,000 tonnes of potash this year and 2 million tonnes per year once at full capacity. K+S said it intends to produce 600,000 to 700,000 tonnes of potash in the Bethune mine, built in partnership with Amec Foster Wheeler, this year.

Canada well-placed to lead clean-energy fight: Olive - The Star

Posted July 2017

Canada might seem an unlikely candidate to be a winner in the race to create one of the world’s first clean-energy economies. And yet Canada has formidable advantages. To be sure, on a per capita basis, Canada is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG) among the world’s largest economies. Even on a nominal basis, Canada is among the top 10 CO2 emitters. And in its latest annual report, the Brussels-based Climate Action Network Europe (CAN), an authoritative global watchdog, ranks Canada a miserable 55th in its climate-change policies, trailing Russia (53rd), China (48th), the U.S. (43rd) and leaders France, Sweden and the U.K. But since the research was done for that report, Canada has upped its game. The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change unveiled by Ottawa last year is among the world’s most comprehensive plans for curbing global warning.