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Drywall tariff causes construction cost hike

Canadian builders are getting hit by higher drywall prices due to preliminary tariffs imposed by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) earlier this month.
The decision stems from a complaint filed with the CBSA by CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.
The company alleges that imports of gypsum board originating in, or exported from, the U.S., imported to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories, are being dumped.

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City seeking input to redevelop Centennial Park Plaza

A controversial park in downtown Red Deer is up for redevelopment.
The city is seeking the public’s input on how to transform Centennial Park Plaza, south of the downtown McDonald’s Restaurant, into a “sustainable… accessible and safe space that people want to visit and use.”
 
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Commercial Permits Edge Up Over Last Year

Commercial building permits showed an increase for August 2016 compared to the same month last year. A new Tim Horton’s Restaurant at 110, 6802 50 Avenue, with a permit value of $450,000, contributed to this increase.
 
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2016 Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Red Deer Construction Association has been honored for the past 12 years to present scholarship awards to local apprentices.
This year we had 30 entries submitted with 22 individuals being awarded scholarships to help towards their ongoing schooling.   The scholarship committee of the RDCA awarded two $1,000 awards, five $750 awards and fifteen $500 awards.  Since its inception in 2004, the RDCA has awarded a total of 151 scholarships spanning a wide range of various trades totaling over $82,000.  […]

Council to consider plan for Red Deer’s ice facilities

The City of Red Deer conducted a review of indoor and outdoor ice facilities to guide future decision making for ice rinks in our city.

Using a number of research efforts, including research on provincial and national sport and leisure trends, leading practices, benchmarking with other municipalities, utilization analysis, review of current practices and engagement with the public and ice user groups, an Ice Facilities Plan was developed, and will be presented to Council today.  Read more

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Online Bidding Is Available through COOLNet Alberta

Alberta Infrastructure has begun using online bidding for many of their projects. We are proud to have them utilizing the COOLNet platform for their tendering. If you are a member of the RDCA, you automatically have access to their online tenders. Contact the RDCA for more information.