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TCR Express: March 2, 2022

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This week on TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey talks to Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about Alberta’s recently released provincial budget as well as an interview he conducted with a woman who started as a plumber and pipefitter and now teaches other tradespeople.

Daily Commercial News staff writer Don Wall recently covered a conference on construction risks where it was suggested that the newest COVID-related challenge buffeting Canada’s construction sector is not keeping workers safe or creating vaccine policies but rather it’s properly pricing risks in a world of inflated costs and unpredictable supply chains. DCN staff writer Angela Gismondi is working on several stories International Women’s Day and Women in Construction Week on March 6 to 12, including a story about how Construction Women are using TikTok to show their competencies within this industry, prejudice and discrimination they face every day, and to inspire each other to speak up.

We also have an interview with Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) president Donna Grant about the 2020/2021 VRCA Awards of Excellence gala on March 3 which celebrates two years’ of projects in British Columbia after the 2021 awards gala was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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 PodcastsSpotify 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 a preview of the upcoming Buildex Vancouver conference here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.

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