30 concrete piers now need repairs on Valley Line LRT extension in southeast Edmonton: TransEd – Edmonton

30 concrete piers now need repairs on Valley Line LRT extension in southeast Edmonton: TransEd – Edmonton

More concrete piers under the elevated tracks of the Valley Line LRT’s southeast Edmonton extension need repairs than initially expected, according to the contractor working on the project. In a video update posted to YouTube on Friday, TransEd CEO Ronald Joncas said 30 of the piers now require repairs, up from the 21 mentioned in … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway discloses stakes in TSMC, Jefferies, Louisiana-Pacific, sending those stocks higher

Berkshire Hathaway discloses stakes in TSMC, Jefferies, Louisiana-Pacific, sending those stocks higher

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. added positions in materials manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific Corp., investment bank Jefferies Financial Group and chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. during the third quarter, according to a filing released after Monday’s closing bell. The company’s latest 13-F filing revealed a new position in Louisiana-Pacific LPX, -1.80% amounting to nearly 5.8 million shares, … Read more

US Company To Build First Nuclear Plant In Poland

US Company To Build First Nuclear Plant In Poland

The construction of the nuclear plant will begin in 2026 on the Baltic Sea shore in northern Poland… Poland has chosen the Westinghouse group from the US to construct the country’s first nuclear plant, with a government resolution on the matter to be adopted on Nov. 2, announced Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday. … Read more

Upgrade Your Boring Bathroom Mirror

Upgrade Your Boring Bathroom Mirror

Photo: Lifestyle Travel Photography (Shutterstock) Even when bathrooms are renovated, the mirror is often overlooked. Outdated tiles and fixtures may be replaced, but the plain-yet-functional builder-grade mirror frequently remains. Here are a few ways to upgrade your boring mirror without spending a lot of time or money on the project. How to upgrade your boring … Read more

Four Simple Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill This Winter

Four Simple Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill This Winter

Photo: Imagenet (Shutterstock) The cost of heating your home is always top-of-mind as the cold weather settles in, but with energy prices soaring this year, it’s more pressing than ever. There are ways around this and you can cut costs—even without shivering and suffering all winter. Here are a few ways to reduce your heating … Read more

Why the housing market should brace for double-digit mortgage rates in 2023

Why the housing market should brace for double-digit mortgage rates in 2023

Even if Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his cohorts stopped hiking policy rates soon, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate still would climb to 10%, according to Christopher Whalen, chairman of Whalen Global Advisors. That’s because the Fed’s torrid pace of rate increases in 2022 takes time to seep back into mortgage rates, especially with … Read more

Rental apartment construction slumps in Toronto as building costs rise

Rental apartment construction slumps in Toronto as building costs rise

Construction workers work on the top floor of the Time and Space condominium project in Toronto’s Front St. East and Sherbourne St. neighborhood on Oct 11.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Rental apartment construction dropped sharply in Toronto in the first half of the year, according to a new government report that suggests it has become … Read more

In Kitimat, BC, Canada’s first LNG export terminal rises

In Kitimat, BC, Canada’s first LNG export terminal rises

The LNG Canada industrial energy project is seen under construction in Kitimat, BC, on Sept. 28. The project is now 70 per cent completed.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press The boom is in full swing at a construction site in northern British Columbia, where thousands of workers have poured in to help build an $18-billion terminal to … Read more

In China, home buyers occupy their ‘rotting’, unfinished properties

In China, home buyers occupy their ‘rotting’, unfinished properties

Unfinished apartment buildings stand at a residential complex in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on Sept. 17.STAFF/Reuters For six months, home for Ms. Xu has been a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin that she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting its riverfront views and the … Read more

New build sales slump in GTA

New build sales slump in GTA

The interest rate induced slump in Toronto region real estate hit the new construction home market in August with condo and single-family housing sales plunging more than 80 per cent below last year’s levels and falling well beneath the 10-year averages. Prices, however, continued to rise, according to a report from the Building Industry and … Read more