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First Notice: ESA warning; Dream Ridge successes; McMillan examines soil regs

First Notice: ESA warning; Dream Ridge successes; McMillan examines soil regs


Saint-Laurent reports on efficiency upgrades

The Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent has issued an update on its three-year capital investment program with a focus on energy upgrades to its municipal buildings and park lighting. Highlights include replacing the borough hall building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems as well as installing 45 solar panels on the roof; achieving LEED Gold certification for a renovation of the Parc Decelles chalet; and converting the lighting in Alexis-Nihon, Chamberland and Noel-Sud parks to LEDs. 


ESA issues warning on replacement of metallic waters

Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) today issued a warning to plumbers on potential electrical hazards associated with the replacement of metallic water meters and water supply lines. Any workers who undertake the replacement of a metallic water meter or piping system should be aware of the possibility of electrical shock or arcing occurring when the continuity of the water piping is interrupted. The ESA recommends contacting a licensed electrical contractor to assess the condition of the existing electrical system including the neutral and grounding electrode connections. 


Dream Ridge shines in Calgary BILD awards

Dream Ridge Homes has announced it has been named 2020 Builder of the Year (Small Volume Single Family) by BILD Calgary Region Awards. Other Dream Ridge wins included best new home winner Contemporary West Coast Home in Mount Royal, architectural design by Dean Thomas Design Group; and best new home winner Modern Brownstone in Marda Loop,architectural design by McDowell & Associates, interior design by Martine Ast. 


McMillan tackles Excess Soil Regulations

Lexology today highlights a recent article by McMillan LLP on Ontario’s new Excess Soil Regulations. The bulletin focuses on how the changes may impact construction contracts and offers five points to consider when addressing existing and future construction contracts. 

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