This week on TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about the arrival of boring machines for use in creating the Broadway Skytrain line, a major multi-year project that could create a “second downtown” in the area for Vancouver. Russell also details a story he’s writing about the B.C. government looking into age limits on young workers in construction based on the hazards involved, which could affect mom and pop legacy businesses but could also raise awareness amongst young workers as to their rights to a safe working environment.
Warren also spoke to Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce daily editor Lindsey Cole about staff writer Angela Gismondi’s recent Day of Mourning stories about a single mother recovering from the grief and loss of her husband’s untimely death on a work site and another story about a young worker who fell 60 feet from the roof of a building and the efforts of his family to share his story and the importance of workplace safety. Lindsey also talked about one of staff writer Don Wall’s recent stories about the recent launch of the World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park in Toronto, a gathering area to host in-person meetings and highlight the community redevelopment in the area.
You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. You can listen to last week’s episode of TCR Express here and our most recent Construction Record podcast featuring Athena Sustainable Materials Institute president Jennifer O’Connor here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.