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Staying steady in a shaky boat

In the past 12 months or so, more than $100 billion in mortgage loans has been lost or written down by Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and other major lenders. Tighter credit markets, combined with fears of a recession, market corrections and the…

Cement gets fresh

The Canadian Cement Industry 2008 Sustainability Report, released at the Globe 2008 conference in Vancouver by the Cement Association of Canada, indicates that despite important challenges to its competitiveness, the Canadian cement…

B. C. building code gets green overhaul

VICTORIA -- B. C. Housing Minister Rich Coleman has announced new Building Code requirements that will "green" the B. C. Building Code. The new requirements will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions for all types of construction by focusing on…

Toronto city council approves Market Wharf

TORONTO -- Toronto-based Context Development has achieved approval from the City of Toronto for Market Wharf, a high-rise condo and retail project.The first development inToronto's urban-renewal St. Lawrence neighbourhood, the 25-storey…
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