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Proud to announce Trisura has been recognized as an All Star Carrier by our peers. Thank you to all who voted and continue to support our efforts to be A Step Above!

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Technology can ease the labor shortage, survey says

Technology can ease the labor shortage, survey says | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Not only can technology increase productivity and profitability, it also can attract talent and help retain younger workers, a recent Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk report showed.
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Canada loses 51,600 jobs, led by Ontario’s biggest drop in almost a decade

Canada loses 51,600 jobs, led by Ontario’s biggest drop in almost a decade | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Ontario lost 80,100 jobs in August, all part-time, the biggest decline since 2009
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This includes 16,400 Construction jobs.

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Personal Investor: How small businesses could be raising red flags amid new tax rules - BNN Bloomberg

Personal Investor: How small businesses could be raising red flags amid new tax rules - BNN Bloomberg | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Your Personal Investor Dale Jackson looks at some of the red flags small businesses may be raising for the CRA.
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Infrastructure agency hands $1.28B loan to Montreal rail project | CBC News

Infrastructure agency hands $1.28B loan to Montreal rail project | CBC News | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The nascent federal agency designed to find new ways to finance construction of transit systems is making its first investment in a multibillion-dollar electric rail system in Montreal.
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One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years - constructconnect.com

One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years - constructconnect.com | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — On Aug. 8 a team of people from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper environmental group descended on the Toronto harbourfront looking for any signs the previous night’s massive, flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s ancient combined sewer system to
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Alberta to focus less on costs when awarding highway contracts, more on performance

Alberta to focus less on costs when awarding highway contracts, more on performance | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Quality of snow clearing, pothole patching, line painting and weed whacking are set to play a bigger role in how the Alberta government awards contracts to maintain provincial highways in the future.
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Ontario’s Construction Industry Insurance Top 10 Brokerage, surety and insurance law | ontario construction report

Ontario’s Construction Industry Insurance Top 10 Brokerage, surety and insurance law | ontario construction report | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
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Trisura has been named one of the top 10 surety specialists by The Ontario Construction Report. Their list encompasses those with forward thinking practices, high standards of service and delivery, and a commitment to protect and support the construction industry.

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Hackers target PGA servers, seek Bitcoin ransom

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Hackers target PGA servers, seek Bitcoin ransom in an extortion attempt.
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Do you leave your house and own a cell phone? If yes, your info is out there. Talk to your Trisura Underwriter about cyber liability and your clients' exposures.

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Alberta companies pursue court action following Carillion Canada sale to Emcon

Alberta companies pursue court action following Carillion Canada sale to Emcon | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Five Alberta companies will square off against the province in court over the sale of highway maintenance contracts worth more than $480 million to a B.C. firm.The contractors want a judicial …
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Need for automation drives CAD market growth

Need for automation drives CAD market growth | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The global computer-aided design market could grow $357 million before 2022 as more firms aim to cut costs and prevent rework.
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Waterfront Toronto board approves Google's Sidewalk Labs plan - BNN Bloomberg

Waterfront Toronto says it approved an agreement to create the plan with Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google's parent company Alphabet.
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Calgary’s housing glut declines for first time post-recession: census

Calgary’s housing glut declines for first time post-recession: census | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Calgary's housing glut is beginning to diminish, according to new data confirming the city has reached yet another marker on the road to economic recovery.
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Court approves sale of Carillion Canada’s highway maintenance contracts for Alberta, Ontario | Globalnews.ca

Court approves sale of Carillion Canada’s highway maintenance contracts for Alberta, Ontario | Globalnews.ca | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
It's a deal that wasn't struck without controversy but on Thursday the Alberta government announced an Ontario court has approved the sale of its highway maintenance contracts as well as Ontario's as the firm that had been doing the work, Carillion Canada, is now under creditor protection.
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St. FX accuses ex-Coady finance director of misappropriating at least $243K | CBC News

St. FX accuses ex-Coady finance director of misappropriating at least $243K | CBC News | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The university alleges in a statement of claim filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court that Jim Marlow created fake invoices and then deposited cheques into his personal bank account.
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Unpacking BIM: How contractors can reap the rewards of a digital workflow

Unpacking BIM: How contractors can reap the rewards of a digital workflow | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
BIM isn't a turnkey solution, a Yates executive says, but there's potential payoff for contractors that coordinate all the people, software and processes involved.
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Lawsuit filed over construction of massive soccer facility

Lawsuit filed over construction of massive soccer facility | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Last summer, Foothills Soccer Club unveiled its brand-new indoor facility, the only type of field house of its kind in Western Canada.But while they’re happy with the facility, they’re not so thrilled with the company that built it, filing a nearly $1-million lawsuit against Rickla
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Federal prompt payment review released by Reynolds, Vogel - constructconnect.com

Federal prompt payment review released by Reynolds, Vogel - constructconnect.com | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated federal prompt payment review was completed recently, providing the Government of Canada with a set of recommendations for the implementation of prompt payment and adjudication legislation on federal construction projects.
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How to sell cyber to small business owners

How to sell cyber to small business owners | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
There is a very large untapped market for selling cyber insurance to small businesses. How can brokers best approach small business owners to offer them cyber coverage? A recent 2018 study of Canadian “smaller businesses” by Scalar Security* found that…
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Speak with your local Trisura underwriter today about how to expand your reach with clients!

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Proud to announce Trisura has been recognized as an All Star Carrier by our peers. Thank you to all who voted and continue to support our efforts to be A Step Above!

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WSP to buy Louis Berger for $400M

WSP to buy Louis Berger for $400M | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.
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Surety bonds for cannabis industry stir up debate, concerns –

Surety bonds for cannabis industry stir up debate, concerns – | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Bud growers could need insurance coverage to raise medical marijuana crops. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and medical cannabis advocates argued the Oklahoma Board of Health’s rule req…
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Province hits contractor with default notice for delays to $763-million hospital

Province hits contractor with default notice for delays to $763-million hospital | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
A Calgary-based firm responsible for the $763-million Grande Prairie Regional Hospital project has defaulted on its schedule, says the province.The government spelled out a 15-day deadline for …
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Alberta man legally changes sex for cheaper car insurance: ‘I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more’

Alberta man legally changes sex for cheaper car insurance: ‘I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more’ | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
'I am now a woman … I now pay $1100 less for auto-insurance. I won. The end,' wrote the unidentified man in a Reddit post
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