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First Notice: BMO homebuyer survey; Indigenous infrastructure projects

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First Notice: BMO homebuyer survey; Indigenous infrastructure projects


More first-time buyers look to the suburbs 

A new BMO housing market survey released today finds that many first-time homebuyers across Canada continue to have a positive short-term outlook on the housing market despite the pandemic. The survey says thaton average, first-time homebuyers are looking to spend roughly $432,000 on their first home and more than 40 per cent indicate that now is a good time to buy. However, 29 per cent of first-time buyers are changing their search from a major city to the suburbs or a rural area. 


CO7 Technologies adds electrical power assets 

CO7 Technologies (CO7), a Montreal-based firm specializing in the distribution of equipment for electric power systems, announced today it has acquired the assets and intellectual properties of three product lines from Schneider Electric: Pole-Mounted fused cutouts (known as Securupt), Vacuum station breakers (Doghouse breakers) and dead-tank Station Breakers (VOX). The products are part of the electrical grid that brings power to homes and businesses. 


Taseko Mines wins reclamation award 

Taseko Mines Limited announced this morning that its Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine, located in south-central British Columbia, has been awarded the Jake McDonald Annual Award for Metal Mine Reclamation from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. The awards were announced yesterday. Taseko reclamation projects have included sampling of salmon from the Fraser River in partnerships with the Xatsull First Nations and the North Shuswap Tribal Council. 


Ford to be joined by Elliott, FullertonYaffe 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Minister of Health Christine Elliott, Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton and Dr. Barbara Yaffeassociate chief medical officer of health, today at his daily media conference. It is expected they will discuss COVID-19 testing in the province. The event will start at Queen’s Park at noon. 


Bennett Jones focuses on Indigenous projects 

New infrastructure projects will be an important part of Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, suggests a new audio posting by the law firm Bennett Jones. Serge Dupont, Will Osler and Sharon Singh, all of Bennett Jones, discuss what the evolving legal, policy and business environments mean for engagement with Indigenous communities on investment in infrastructure projects.

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