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First Notice: Sarnia housing; U.S. jobs numbers; Women’s Day program

First Notice: Sarnia housing; U.S. jobs numbers; Women’s Day program


Funds to flow for seniors affordable housing in Sarnia

The governments of Canada and Ontario this morning announced $1.3 million in funding to create 24 new affordable rental housing units for seniors in Sarnia, Ont. The development, located at 993 Maxwell St. and operated by the County of Lambton, will provide 24 one-bedroom apartments for seniors and six will be fully accessible. The three-storey addition will be modular in design and assembled using prefabricated units. It will include barrier free access throughout, an elevator and energyefficiency features.  


Ritchie Bros. hosts forums Monday

Ritchie Bros. has announced it will hold two online panel discussions March 8 covering topics targeted to the construction and transportation industries. The agenda includes presentations on last mile transport and residential real estate, supply and demand metrics and potential impacts of the new U.S. administration.  


U.S. construction jobs fell in February

U.S. construction employment declined by 61,000 in February, while the sector’s unemployment rate rose to 9.6 per cent amid severe winter weather and continuing weakness in new nonresidential projects, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released this morning. Employment totalled 7,340,000, a decrease of 308,000 or 4.0 per cent from the most recent peak in February 2020. 


Skills Ontario hosts Women’s Day conference

Skills Ontario is hosting a virtual International Women’s Day Conference on MondayInternational Women’s Day. morning session at 10:30 a.m. EST will be recorded and streamed at 7 in the evening. The session is intended for students, apprentices, businesswomen, tradeswomen and advocates for women in the skilled trades and technologies. 

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