Saskatchewan Pipe Flow Technology Centre celebrates 60 years
The Saskatchewan Research Council Is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Pipe Flow Technology Centre in Saskatoon, Sask. The centre, established in 1960, is designed for mining and other resources for developers to study slurries and test industrial samples and processes in a controlled environment. Projects over the years have included pipeline and fluid mechanics applications and projects for clients on topics such as oilsand mixtures, mineral slurries and heavy crude oil mixtures.
PCL Construction on Canada’s Top 100 Employers List
PCL has been recognized for the 12th year in a row on the Canada’s Top 100 Employers List. The list is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industry with the best workplace for their employees. Employers are evaluated on the physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development and community involvement.
Vancouver City Council passes $500M Climate Emergency Action Plan
Vancouver City Council passed a $500 million Climate Emergency Action Plan on Nov. 18, which focuses on the city’s largest sources of pollution, burning of natural gas for heat and water and burning gas and diesel for motor vehicles. The plan recommends transport pricing in the city core, similar to plans already in place in London and other major cities. Retrofitting existing homes and buildings to be more energy efficient and switching to zero emission space heating and hot water is also recommended in the plan.
Efficiency Canada’s second annual scorecard gives top spot to B.C.
British Columbia is the most energy-efficient province in Canada, according to the second annual Efficiency Canada scorecard. The 250-page report benchmarks Canadian provinces across 42 separate metrics including energy savings from public utility programs, electric vehicle registrations, building code adoption and industrial energy management. British Columbia was the top province for the second year, while Prince Edward Island was ranked as the most improved province. Alberta and Ontario saw a significant drop from last year, and Saskatchewan was ranked in last place.