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August 24, 2016
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University of Prince Edward Island opens School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Students have a 7,000-sq.m new building and will be involved in real-life projects. The university says the program is in sharp contrast to traditional programs that have become increasingly specialized. » Read More

Controlling phosphorous, not nitrogen, is key to reducing algal blooms

A study of 37 fresh water bodies led by University of Alberta professor emeritus David Schindler found surprising results that could save millions of dollars. » Read More

Great Lakes cities say Wakausha diversion is bad precedent

A coalition of over 120 cities in the U.S. and Canada has written to President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau asking them to reverse a decision to divert water to a U.S. town. » Read More
 
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Calgary requires visual inspections of 10-year old buildings

Originally the bylaw would have required the inspections to be done by a professional, but after the city held consultations the rules were "refined." » Read More

Company project news round-up

Just-announced and recently completed projects by Stantec, Dorlan, Inviro, Kiewit, AECOM and Tetra Tech. » Read More

Ontario to take charge of home inspections

The province intends to introduce legislation to regulate home inspectors. The existing self-regulating body is not amused. » Read More
 
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