Canada marks Day of Mourning
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario are among several organizations hosting Day of Mourning presentations today to pay tribute to workers killed on the job. Watch for Daily Commercial News coverage later today.
Enbridge, partners to develop renewable natural gas
Enbridge Inc., Walker Industries and Comcor Environmental today announced a partnership to jointly develop renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across Canada. The partnership aims to transform landfill waste into carbon-neutral energy, which will be injected into local natural gas distribution networks across Canada, reducing the overall carbon emission of the gas supply used to heat homes, power businesses and fuel vehicle fleets. The industry estimates over 33 petajoules of landfill derived RNG can be generated in Canada
Mattamy honoured in North Carolina
Ontario-based Mattamy Homes reported this morning that the firm received multiple awards from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County at a recent gala. Among other honours, Mattamy Homes Raleigh Division received the Best Special Promotion: Pre-Sale, Grand Opening, Event or other Limited Campaign to the Consumer/General Public for its Minglewood Townhomes grand opening; and Mattamy’s Oak Park Parker Model Home won a Best Model Merchandising award.
Environmental Defence criticizes Highway 413 proposal
Environmental Defence today released a new report arguing that Ontario’s proposed Highway 413 will “increase transportation emissions in the province, escalate suburban sprawl alongside the highway, and cause billions of dollars in damages from heightened air pollution in nearby communities.” The agency worked with Eunomia Research and Consulting to calculate that the vehicles using Highway 413 will add up to 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, assuming today’s vehicle mix remains unchanged.