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First Notice: Manitoba tests; Hydro One award; LCIC kick-off

First Notice: Manitoba tests; Hydro One award; LCIC kick-off


Shoppers co-ordinates rapid antigen test kits for Manitoba 

Shoppers Drug Mart yesterday unveiled a set of COVID-19 rapid antigen screening options for employers in Manitoba. The tests are being provided free of charge by the Government of Canada for qualifying businesses and Shoppers stores will charge a small handling fee.  


Hydro One earns award for 2020 storm response 

Hydro One announced this morning it has received an Emergency Response Award from the U.S.-based Edison Electric Institute for its restoration efforts following a severe windstorm that affected more than 540,000 customers across Ontario in November 2020. It was the most significant storm since May 2018, with wind gusts of over 100 kilometres per hour that damaged more than 500 poles and downed trees, power lines and other Hydro One equipment. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process. 


Avison Young welcomes Richman to board

Toronto-based real estate advisory firm Avison Young today announced that Larry Richman, former chair, U.S. region, CIBC Bank USA, and former president and CEO of The PrivateBank, has joined the firm’s board of directors. “Larry is a transformational leader and known as one of Chicago’s most dedicated commercial bankers, delivering growth, mentorship and exceptional client service,” said Avison Young chair and CEO Mark Rose. 


LCIC kicks off today

Day one of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada’s virtual training program gets underway today at noon EDT. Watch for Daily Commercial News coverage of Calgary Construction Association president Bill Black’s address from today’s session.  

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