ICBA’s Jordan Bateman joins TheOrca.ca’s Maclean Kay to discuss a number of topics, including vaccination roll-out, Ontario’s new lockdown, the speculation tax, and one of America’s scariest/saddest days...
Kerry and Jordan return after the new year break to talk about a Jan. 14 webinar that is vital for ICBA companies to consider — how open shops manage their workforces. Plus Jordan finally embraces the chunky sweater phenomenon. icba.ca/courses
Our Jordan Bateman and TheOrca.ca’s Maclean Kay reconvene to discover 2021 is the year of politicians going on trips and getting fired. Why didn’t it happen in BC? Also: they discuss BC’s slow start to vaccinations, political welfare, and the best...
VANCOUVER – What happens when the force of a global pandemic collides with a country going over a demographic cliff? Wages go up. Even as construction employers face a very uncertain future for the provincial economy, a shortage of skilled workers continues to be the...
First comes the swearing-in, then the swearing-at... President Joe Biden unilaterally killed the Keystone XL pipeline project, putting tens of thousands of people on both sides of the Canada-US border out of work.
Even worse: the US-funded eco-activists are now emboldened to go after other necessary energy projects in Canada.
As Alberta Premier Jason Kenney warned: "There are people now working in the White House who I believe may very well counsel the president to use on other pipelines the power that he used today."
Kerry and Jordan are back to discuss some ICBA Training offering around Bell Let's Talk Day (see icba.ca/letstalk) and our 2021 Civil Construction series, including:
Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Parking Areas Cost Effective Pavement Evaluation Pavement Preservation to Improve Performance Impact of Design and Construction Features on the Performance of Pavement Introduction to Permeable Pavements Introduction to Pavement Construction Inspection
Entire industries are hanging on by their fingernails, and the Horgan NDP don't care -- their vaunted small business recovery grant program has given out just $65 million out of the $300 million they promised.
A small business grant program that is the centrepiece of the B.C. government's economic recovery efforts is so underused that more than three-quarters of the money remains unspent several months afte...
Canada's trillion-dollar (and growing) debt will be the defining economic challenge after COVID-19 -- and one our politicians seem ill-equipped to handle. From the Financial Post:
"The problem involves the country’s deteriorating balance sheet, which, if we continue to ignore it, could leave us in a very precarious place, with loads of debt and an economy that has not recovered enough to support it. Such a situation would have all kinds of consequences, from the value of our currency to the cost of borrowing going forward." ... See MoreSee Less
We LOVE LOVE LOVE what's going on in Prince Rupert with their growing, well-managed port.
ReNew Canada has this story on yet another major investment in the port (and more construction jobs building it!), plus we're seeing more inland investment spinning off from all this (smiling at you, NSD Inland Port and Developments). ... See MoreSee Less
The British Columbia government is investing $25 million into improving and expanding operations at the Port of Prince Rupert. “Our investment in the Port of Prince Rupert will help create new good-...
Our Project Accounting & Cost Control course is now available in a webinar format April 26-27! Participants will learn how to design and read various construction financial reports and improve the business systems of their company. Click here to register: http://ow.ly/nKBK30rsbRT
Everyone agrees that the most important asset of any organization is the human asset. How much untapped potential exists within your organization, team or department? Check out our Effective Management Skills webinar Feb 2-3; click here to register: http://ow.ly/mEt030rtBFH