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the road to 2010

Many of us know that the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will host the world's best athletes in some of the most breathtaking areas of British Columbia. But did you know that, along with the three pillars of Sport, Culture, and…

Edmonton mall gets bigger

EDMONTON - Montreal-based Ivanhoe Cambridge has begun a $108-million expansion and redevelopment of the Southgate Centre shopping mall in Edmonton. The project will add significant retail space to Southgate, most of which will be located in…

turning brown into gold

When an estimated 2,800 international athletes and officials descend on Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, they will be housed in a brand new residential community built on the last remaining large tract of…

It’s about people

This is a concept so obvious it is often left out of the discussion. And that can be a problem. In our enthusiasm to laud the newest architectural designs and construction methodology those who create buildings (and those who follow their…

Biofuel production increasing in Canada

INNISFAIL, AB - New York-based Riverstone Holdings, the Carlyle Group of Washington DC, and Florida-based Dominion Energy Services are building a refinery in Innisfail, Alberta, that will annually produce 1.12 billion litres of ethanol,…

the stars are out

When it was built in 1929, Fairmont's Royal York Hotel in Toronto was the tallest building in the British Empire, if you can believe there was such a time in the history of real estate. Now a new era of hotel development in Canada is upon…

The Green Outdoors

With summer in the air thoughts turn to outdoor projects. In the past, many people relied on CCA (Copper Chromium Arsenic) pressure treated lumber for projects such as decks, garden planters, and outdoor play sets. Yet research suggests…
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