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First Notice: Leaders on the go; equipment prices; engineering firms merge

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First Notice: Leaders on the go; equipment prices; engineering firms merge


Election 2021: Leaders’ tours 

Today, day five of the federal election campaign, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Victoria, B.C. to make an announcement on seniors; Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will be speaking in Nepean, Ont. before holding two telephone town hall events in Ottawa; and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will make a health care announcement in Edmonton and visit local Edmonton businesses.  


Equipment prices continue to climb 

Ritchie Bros.’ August Market Trends Report released yesterday shows continuing price hikes across all its equipment indexes, with truck tractor prices up 31 per cent in the U.S. year over year and medium earthmoving and vocational trucks up 27 per cent and 26 per cent respectively year over year for the three months ending July 31, 2021. The report focused on skid steers and found that prices for medium earthmoving equipment such as skid steer loaders and multi terrain loaders are up 30 per cent in Canada and 27 per cent in the United States. 


McIntosh Perry merges with Indianapolis firm 

Ontario-based McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. yesterday announced a merger with Beam, Longest & Neff, LLC, an infrastructure engineering firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. The company will carry on business in Canada as McIntosh Perry and continue as BLN in the United States.  


REM offers sneak preview 

Montreal’s Reseau express metropolitain (REM) will be offering riders a preview of the service one year prior to its commissioning, with the public invited to board an REM car from Aug. 26 to 29 at Place Extasia in Quartier DIX30. The new 67-kilometre network will feature 26 stations and link downtown Montreal, the South Shore, the West Island, the North Shore and Montreal–Trudeau airport via an automated electric light rail system. The developer is CDPQ Infra. 

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