Around Town Construction Briefing
Here is the Around Town round-up of top news headlines related to construction and real estate for the week of April 8, 2020.
The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is hosting a special series of brief COVID-19 video conference events designed to provide close-to-the-ground ‘how to’ information. The video’s are saved on their site including last week’s ‘Qualifying & applying for the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers’ – viea.ca/news-media
WorkSafeBC has reported that approximately 560 “Action Requests” have been initiated due to COVID-19 in the construction industry. This reflects about 20% of the Action Requests across all industries in BC. Construction site safety tips – bit.ly/wsbc0406.
The Ontario government reduced its list of essential services. Residential construction is now limited to projects that have a footing or above grade structural permit, and renovations where work started before April 4. Real Estate open houses are no longer permitted.
BC Ferries has temporarily moved all Nanaimo to Vancouver traffic to the Duke Point – Tsawwassen route – bcferries.com
MNP have combiled a five-part series to provide practical suggestions and helpful resources to keep businesses on a safe pathway through disruption — and position it for accelerated success when the coronavirus crisis has passed. bit.ly/mnp0406
Building Links will continue to provide weekly construction reports to help you keep your business moving forward.
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