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First Notice: Saskatchewan introduces Construction Codes Act; Edmonton has a new city plan; StatsCan apprenticeship report on the way

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First Notice: Saskatchewan introduces Construction Codes Act; Edmonton has a new city plan; StatsCan apprenticeship report on the way

Saskatchewan introduces Construction Codes Act 

Government Relations Minister Don McMorris introduced legislation today to repeal and replace the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act with the Construction Codes Act . The new legislation would allow the government to develop regulations specific to construction standards and building accessibility for people with disabilities and would adopt modern energy efficiency and building construction standards, a government release stated. The act also allows for independent judgments of construction codes where there are disagreements in interpretation.  

Edmonton adopts city plan 

Edmonton City Council has adopted a new city plan. The plan combines a municipal development plan and transportation master plan and includes strategic directions for environmental and social planning and economic development. The city plan team spent two years in an engagement process and after three days of council public hearings in September the plan was sent to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board and a recommendation for approval was received from that board on Nov 24.  

Rockwool targets deep GHG cuts 

Danish firm Rockwool, a manufacturer of stone wool products, yesterday announced new decarbonization targets that will include cutting factory greenhouse gas emissions by 38 per cent by 2034. The targets have been verified and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and amount to a one-third reduction of Rockwool’s lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by that year.  

Watch for StatsCan apprenticeship report 

Statistics Canada reports set to be released later this week include: Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2019, released tomorrow; Data Tables for the Gender Results Framework, Wednesday; Weekly Update: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19, Friday; and Personal Protective Equipment Survey October 2020, Friday.  

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