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First Notice: arena upgrades; Ontario safety initiative; bioenergy JV

First Notice: arena upgrades; Ontario safety initiative; bioenergy JV


Upgrades for Toronto Downsview Arena

The federal government announced today it will spend $700,000 on upgrades to Downsview Arena in Toronto. The Government of Ontario will contribute $587,000 while the City of Toronto will spend $470,000. The project includes stateofgoodrepair works to building components such as the rink pad surface, refrigeration plant, roof, exterior stair, retaining wall and windows, in addition to accessibility improvements. 


Ontario launches Occupational Safety and Health Day

The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) has announced it is holding a webinar to mark a new provincial initiative, Occupational Health and Safety Day, on May 4. “Occupational Safety and Health Day takes place during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and will provide an opportunity to promote workplace safety and health through the education of safety and health rights, responsibilities and prevention measures,” a statement explained. The OGCA webinar starts at 10:30 a.m. 


U.S. firms launch bioenergy JV

Two U.S.-based firms, ReEnergy Biomass Operations LLC and Ember Infrastructure, today announced plans to enter into a joint venture to create a new bioenergy platform with plans to seek out markets across North America. The company will be named ReGenerate Energy.  The new firm will acquire an ownership interest in ReEnergy’s two biomass power plants in Maine.  


Supply Chain Canada to study York Region

Supply Chain Canada today announced it has partnered with York Region and the cities of Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan to study the resilience of the manufacturing sector supply chain in York Region in the context of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply Chain Canada, in partnership with Supply Chain Alliance, will develop a Building Supply Chain Resilience report for the York Region municipal governments. 

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