On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Sarah Rowland, the Journal of Commerce’s new staff writer, about her background in journalism including stints at the Georgia Straight in Vancouver and the Montreal Mirror, her time in communications and her hopes for her new role as she brings you news from western Canada’s construction, architecture and engineering industries.
We also have another interview from the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance’s recent Health and Safety conference, featuring WorkSafeBC first responder mental health committee chair Trudi Rondou about mental health challenges for those in emergency services, many of which mirror conditions faced by those in construction. She also listed a number of resources both sectors can use to help with mental health issues.
News editor Lindsey Cole joined the pod to list off the latest headlines from the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce, including stories out of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada from their recent conference in Napa, Calif. concerning the need for mechanical contractors to adopt to changing industry conditions and the new strains on the supply chain system after it weathered the worst of COVID. Lindsey also pointed to an article on Toronto’s continued domination of the latest biannual Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Crane Index and an update on the US$1.23-billion Greenstone gold mine near Geraldton in northern Ontario as it nears completion.
From the west, we have a story about 3D printing being used to create Star Lodges at Siksika Nation, a community of 7,800 in southern Alberta as well as the City of Calgary pausing development on intake for a development incentive program as the programs and services under review already exceed current available funding.
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