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Aug 12th

2017

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Master Plan Has Vision

CHALK RIVER, CANADIAN NUCLEAR LABORATORIES (CNL)            Times are certainly changing…    This weekend I was able to travel through the CNL gates with cameras in hand. I have also been granted access to work with and promote any clients in our construction industry doing work on site.      Steven [...]

Jul 17th

2017

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Kontinuum Gets A Smoking Start Underground On The Confederation Line

OTTAWA, CONFEDERATION LINE            Kontinuum is an underground multimedia show taking place in the 2.5kms tunnel of Ottawa’s future light rail transit system. Moment Factory has taken over Lyon Station on the Confederation Line of the OLRT for this public display.     This show is for all ages and hits all the [...]

Jun 27th

2017

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The New Champlain Bridge Main Pylon Changing The Montreal Skyline

MONTREAL, QC            The New Champlain Bridge construction is in full swing as worker are now half way complete the 170 metre high “main pylon.” Once complete, this main section of the new cable-stayed bridge will hold 60 cables that span 500 metres of the 3.4 km span.     Over [...]

Jun 25th

2017

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Barrett Jackson Northeast 2017 Draws Record Numbers

BARRETT JACKSON – NORTHEAST        We came equipped with bidder and media passes to the 2017 Barrett Jackson Northeast at Mohegan Sun. The location from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada was an easy 700 kms south, or 437 miles.      The big finale on Saturday had us glued to our seats. Once again, all [...]

Jun 24th

2017

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Barrett Jackson NorthEast 2017 Sells-Out Mohegan Sun Venue

BARRETT JACKSON – NORTHEAST        The second annual Barrett Jackson Northeast proved its popularity across North America once again as the Mohegan Sun venue was completely sold out. The auction offers something for everyone, with all brands represented. The Connecticut event has been in such great demand in only it second year, the [...]

May 27th

2017

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#11 Cavanagh Construction Ford Wins At Calabogie Motorsports Park

CALABOGIE MOTORSPORTS PARK         It has been a few years from when I last visited Calabogie Motorsports Park located about an hour outside of Ottawa. Several new buildings now grace the property and new paddocks house every brand of racing machine know to man. The 5 km track features 20 challenging turns [...]

May 18th

2017

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Inaugural Conflux Canada Event In Ottawa Growing Green

OTTAWA, ONT         James McNeil brought together the titans of green energy and clean tech as well as all three levels of government. The day long event opened its doors for guests to network, grow their knowledge, and interact with all presenters. Conflux Canada’s inaugural event offered something for everyone and professionals [...]

May 3rd

2017

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Exclusive Tour Of The National Holocaust Monument In Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONT     For the last year I have been keeping a close eye on the National Holocaust Monument and the weekly progress made by the UCC Group team. The monument is strategically located on the edge of downtown Ottawa, Ontario between the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remarked [...]

Apr 21st

2017

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Ottawa 420 All Smoke No Fire.

OTTAWA, ONT     It had been seven years since my visits to Parliament for the Ottawa edition of 420. With all the “Buzz” around legalization, I expected a massive crowd to assemble on the front lawn of our Capital Building. This years crowd was smaller and a lot less enthusiastic than the previous event [...]

Apr 8th

2017

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2017 National Capital Heavy Construction Association AGM

OTTAWA, ONT     It was standing room only at the National Capital Heavy Construction Association’s AGM. The Centurion Centre hosted the 2017 event, presented by platinum sponsor, Toromont CAT. I was honoured to Chair the event for the 3 consecutive year with Dave McClure, Robert Ziade and Alison Hogan. VIP’s from across Ottawa all [...]

Mar 17th

2017

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Mayor Watson Brings NHL Outdoor Game and Lord Stanley to Ottawa

HORTICULTURE BUILDING, OTTAWA     Said to be one of the best Mayor’s Breakfasts, it certainly was the place to be this morning in Ottawa. NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, was the guest speaker with Lord Stanley in tow. I did get to chat with a few people and catch up on the events around the [...]

Feb 13th

2017

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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

GROUND ZERO, New York City.   Many of us have September 11, 2001 vividly stamped in out memory. Where we were, what we were doing, and more importantly, what we were thinking. I was summoned to a television before 9:03 am, before the second plane, flight 175, crashed into the south tower (2 WTC) between [...]

Jan 19th

2017

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Presidential Inauguration Day – From Obama To Trump

WASHINGTON, DC     That was certainly quick 8 years since the Inauguration of President Obama. John MacDonald any myself spent the better part of twenty four hours in The Capital and we were amazed to experience The Inauguration live with 1.8 million others visitors to The Mall. We walked from The Capital Building in the [...]

Jan 11th

2017

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NASCAR’s Carl Edwards Avoids Retirement And Steps Away From JGR

HUNTERSVILLE, NC Just 24 hours earlier, speculation ran high on all the possibilities of why Carl Edwards would be stepping away from NASACR and his full-time ride with JGR. Everything from contract problems, health issues to other opportunities inside NASCAR and outside as well. If you really want to drive yourself nuts with thoughts, how [...]

Jan 2nd

2017

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Best Of 2016 Construction And Event Photography By Front Page Media Group

Ottawa, Ontario   LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD     I had planned to spend the final hours of 2016 with Mayor Watson at City Hall, ringing in the new year and kicking off Ottawa 2017 celebrations. However plans change and I know the mayor and I will be seeing a lot of each other [...]

Nov 20th

2016

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Capital City Condors Edge Out Kanata Rangers 13-12 In Overtime

Ottawa, Ont     The Capital City Condors had their hands full on Saturday afternoon with a home game against the Kanata Rangers AA Bantam Girls. The Condors B Team had an early jump and took the lead for most of the first frame. Rangers coach, Mark Hooper, was forced to shuffle his line-up early [...]

Nov 17th

2016

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2016 NCHCA XMAS GALA WRAPS UP IN STYLE

  Ottawa, Ont     Nearly 300 guests attended this years National Capital Heavy Construction Association Xmas Gala at the Westin Hotel in downtown Ottawa. Alison Hogan and Stephen Turner welcomed members with a large host bar and everyone mingled before entering the grand ballroom for dinner. Front Page Media Group was honoured to sponsor [...]

Nov 7th

2016

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PCL & EllisDon Qualify To Renovate Parliament’s Centre Block In Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONT   Only one qualified bidder made the grade for Canada’s largest and most complex heritage rehabilitation project to date. PCL Constructors Canada and EllisDon Corporation joined forces for the RFQ process. Work is set to begin following all the Ottawa 2017 celebrations in the Nations Capital. PCL is already heavily engaged in the [...]

Nov 6th

2016

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Hydro Ottawa Doubles Green Energy Output At Chaudiere Falls Facility

Ottawa, Ont   The newly refurbished 29-megawatt hydroelectric facility is really taking shape just 1.5 kms away from Parliament Hill. The Energy Ottawa project is to be completely below grade and have no visual impact to the public. The Chaudiere Falls facility is Canada’s oldest hydroelectric station in operation and when complete will welcome public [...]

Oct 8th

2016

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Bridges, Monuments And Steel Framework of The OLRT and LeBreton Flats

Ottawa, Ont     With Ottawa 2017 fast approaching, construction in the downtown core will soon see all heavy machinery scurry for the exits. This full year of celebration will have several ups and downs that impact the construction industry and their workers. The OLRT will be blessed with having the majority of its work [...]

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