Industry News
August 14, 2009 - Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) reports the successful implementation of coloured pavement markings in construction zones.
August 3, 2009 – Lafarge remains cautious for 2009 in a statement that accompanied its first half results.
July 30, 2009- A detailed report in today’s Orangeville Citizen (Ontario) encapsulates the debate over land use for aggregates and other uses. In this instance the aggregate property is public, neatly removing the profit motive from the discussion. 
July 30 2009 – More road repairs will be completed this summer in Edmonton because of declining construction costs.
July 24, 2009 - The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has approved the application of Superior Aggregates Co., to open a granite quarry at Michipicoten Bay near Wawa on Lake Superior.
July 23, 2009 – A report in today’s Financial Post notes that one of the most resilient sectors remains public construction, with Ontario and Quebec standing their ground in the face of the recession.  
July 18,2009 - The Alberta government and the City of Calgary are looking to find a new route for the southwest leg of the city’s ring road, the Journal of Commerce reported last week. 
July 13, 2009 - Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey issued last Friday shows a modest gain in construction employment from May to June 2009, still leaving a 6% year over year decline from June 2008 to June 2009.
July 6, 2009 – A letter submitted to the Orangeville Citizen last week illustrates, again, the views of some members of the public towards the aggregate industry.   
July 1, 2009 – According to the Construction Sector Council's (CSC's) forecast released last week, construction employment in Manitoba is on the rise and will keep growing despite the economic downturn.
June 29, 2009 -Allard Contractors Ltd. of Coquitlam has been honoured with a provincial Ministry of Energy and Mines safety award.
June 25, 2009 - An impressive new City Of Calgary web site provides comprehensive data on the City’s capital investment program.
June 20 2009 – Yesterday’s Victoria Times Colonist quoted a cautiously optimistic Herb Wilson on prospects for the Polaris Minerals aggregate operation on Vancouver Island. 
June 15, 2009 - While Saskatchewan remains the provincial growth leader in Canada, the U.S. and global recessions are nonetheless taking a toll on performance, according to the latest provincial forecast released today by RBC.
June 14, 2009 - Statistics Canada data for the first quarter of 2009 indicates that the construction sector fared better than industry as a whole, at least in terms of industrial capacity utilization rates.

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