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First Notice: MOL boot camps; wharf upgrades; Teahen appointment

First Notice: MOL boot camps; wharf upgrades; Teahen appointment


MOL launches trades boot camp program

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development today announced a $4 million program of boot camp-style networking opportunities to help young people find jobs as electricians, plumbers, millwrights, automotive service technicians and horticulture technicians.  


Historic Quebec wharf upgrades completed

The federal government yesterday inaugurated the upstream wharf at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site in Quebec. The $4 million upgrades included resurfacing the wharf with concrete and wood inserts, an anti-flooding measure intended to better withstand spring freshets and flooding. Improvements were made to the trails and the site’s layout with new concrete benches installed. 


Teahen starts with Greenfield Global

The latest newsletter from the Council of Ontario Construction Associations reports that former Workplace Safety and Insurance Board CEO Tom Teahen began the next phase of his career on June 14, assuming the position of senior vice-president, advanced fuels with Greenfield Global. COCA stated, “Tom is no stranger to new challenges and we wish him well as he opens the next chapter in his impressive career.”  


Straffordville Community Centre to be upgraded

Three levels of government yesterday announced approximately $2 million in funding for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Straffordville Community Centre in southwestern Ontario. The project will include additional change rooms, a canteen, a universal washroom and a commercial kitchen as well as construction of an open air pavilion. There will also a new accessible walking trail built, repairs to an existing pavilion and sports field building and upgrades to lighting inside the centre. 

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