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  • CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

    Substance needs to be addressed separately from alcohol due its effect on the brain The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, […]

  • Premier Ball Announces $129 Million for Municipal Infrastructure

    The Provincial Government is committing more than $129 million for municipal infrastructure to build safe and sustainable communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined for the announcement today by the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; and Terry Dunn, President of the Board […]

  • Motor Vehicle Registration – Hours of Service and Safety Information Updates

    Hours of Service application guide. https://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/safetycode/hos_application_guide.pdf Compliance Review and Facility Audit Safety Package http://https://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/safetycode/compliance_review_facility_audit_safety_package.pdf Heavy Civil Association Newfoundland and Labrador Annual General Meeting Service NL Updates and Hours of Service Overview 30 day special permits have been extended to 90 days Review of Quad Axle Self Steer Permits Commercial Drivers Licensing Review HTA amendment to […]

  • Updated version of the Municipa Affairs Master Specification

    The updated version of the specification is now available on line https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/specifications.html

  • NLOHSA Conference 2019

    The Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health & Safety Association are excited to announce the agenda for its 63rd Annual Safety Conference and Trade Show is finalized. Conference 2019 will be held May 15 – 17, 2019 at the Arts & Culture Centre and Community Centre, Gander, NL and we look forward […]

  • New NLSCA Traffic Control Course

    New Traffic Control course now available 8.5×6

  • Transport Canada – Dangerous Goods Transportation

    ROAD BUILDER AWARENESS NOTICE JANUARY 2019

  • Ruling on The Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank

    FROM: Mary Van Buren, MBA, CAE President Canadian Construction Association Dear colleagues, I would like to provide a brief summary of what is an important win for our industry regarding the case of the Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank that was ruled on January 14 by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The […]

  • Protecting your Heavy Equipment Investment

    In response to the recent headlines as noted below The Heavy Civil Association in conjunction with other related NL associations are reaching out to respective members with the following information. “Heavy equipment used to smash windows, steal ATM at Sobeys in St. John’s” CBC News “Heavy machinery was the tool of choice in a couple […]

  • Adapting to Succeed in a Lower-Carbon Economy

    I wanted to let HCANL Members know about a course (Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industries Association) NEIA  is providing in the new year (through one of its members) to help businesses adapt and succeed in the lower-carbon economy. The course (1) explicitly outlines the practical impact of carbon taxes, offsets, performance standards, electricity rates, etc. on […]

  • Discounted Assessment Rates Address Workers’ Compensation Surplus

    St. John’s, NL – Effective January 1, 2019, WorkplaceNL is applying a $0.21 discount to its average assessment rate, to reduce the rate from $1.90 to $1.69 per $100 of payroll for employers in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the lowest average assessment rate paid by employers in over thirty-five years. This temporary discount is to […]

  • HCANL 2018 President Brad Piercey presents one of our Scholorship Awards to Engineering Student at Mun.

    The recipient of the 2018 Heavy Civil Association of NL MUN Scholarship was Salman Jamal who is a Term 6, Civil Engineering Student. HCANL provides 5 student Scholarships each year consisting of 1 for a MUN Engineering student, 2 CONA Scholarships for Engineering Technology students and 2 Member Employee Scholarships for students finishing high school and […]

  • Call for 2019-20 Municipal Capital Works and Cost Shared Funding

    Call for Applications – 2019-20 Infrastructure Programs

  • Premier Ball Announces New Cost Share Ratios for Municipal Infrastructure Projects – Oct 5, 2018

    The Provincial Government is adjusting the cost share ratios for new municipal infrastructure projects to make it easier for communities to construct roads and build community centres via the Investing in Canada Plan. Yesterday at the opening ceremonies for the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Trade Show and Convention, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland […]

  • Quarry Permit Application – Tracking Log

    FYI Just to to advise that DNR has just published its Quarry Application tracking log on its website: https://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/mines/quarries/index.html Under the ‘Quarry Application Management’ section, there is a section titled “Tracking Log”. When you click on the tracking log link, it will open a Google Sheet. This is a live document – the spreadsheet updates […]

  • Premier Ball Announces $555.9 Million Agreement for Community Infrastructure

    The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the signing of a bilateral agreement with the Government of Canada under the Investing in Canada Plan that will provide more than $555 million in federal funding over the next decade for community infrastructure projects. The Investing in Canada Plan will see the provincial […]

  • Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey: Roads, bridges and tunnels

      Roads Canada’s road network, as reported by this survey, was long enough in 2016 to circle the Earth’s equator more than 19 times. Statistics Canada, in partnership with Infrastructure Canada, has launched its first-ever catalogue of the state of the nation’s infrastructure to provide statistical information on the stock, condition, performance and asset management strategies of Canada’s core […]

  • Provinces, territories receive federal gas tax funding

    The Government of Canada has announced the awarding of the first installment of gas tax funding for nine provinces and all three territories. “Local governments know best what their communities need and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop and maintain their public infrastructure,” said […]

  • City of St. John’s – Bid Bonds will only be accepted in Digital Bid Bond format

    In an effort to ensure the City of St. John’s is receiving acceptable bids we are changing our tendering process to allow for the acceptance of Digital Bid Bonds. It is important to note that a scanned and uploaded copy of a paper bid bond is not a Digital Bid Bond. Please be advised that […]

  • Premier Ball Announces over $10 Million Investment in Municipal Capital Works

    Executive Council Municipal Affairs and Environment March 21, 2018 Premier Ball Announces over $10 Million Investment in Municipal Capital Works The Provincial Government is investing $10.6 million in Municipal Capital Works as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined at an announcement today […]

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Our Industry has no issue with the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) in general and understand the benefits of open and transparent government. After having stated the above, the HCANL believes that the legislation has gone from very little information being released (Bill 29) to the current situation of commercially sensitive competitive details being released. […]

  • Employers Council – Another Way Forward

    The Employers” Council of Newfoundland and Labrador released a paper today (October 26th) titled Another Way Forward. This paper / position discusses the negative economic position of our Province and how to make improvements going forward. Solutions in the paper focus less on taxation and more on a reduction of Government spending. An interesting read, […]

  • Marijuana Debate – Canadas impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites

    From CCA weekly         Page 38 – 40 BuildForce Magazine Fall 2017  

  • Premier Ball Announces $38.8 Million for Municipal Infrastructure

    Executive Council Municipal Affairs and Environment September 1, 2017 Premier Ball Announces $38.8 Million for Municipal Infrastructure   BACKGROUNDER Cost-shared project funding for 2017-18 under the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund is allocated as below. Community Project Total Project Value Provincial Contribution Federal Contribution Arnold’s Cove Water & Sewer Upgrading – […]

  • Trout River signs agreement with Valley Equipment Ltd.

    Trout River Partners With Valley Equipment Press Release

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada – Code of Practice for Reduction of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions

    The main objective of this Code of Practice (the Code) is to protect the environment and the health of Canadians while maintaining road safety by recommending best practices that encourage, when suitable, the use of low VOC emitting asphalt. Specifically, the Code aims to reduce VOC emissions from the asphalt sector by at least 40% […]

  • Natural Resources – Revised Terms and Conditions

    REVISED Standard Terms and Conditions – Pits and Quarries

  • Hours of Service Regulations Extended for an Additional 3 Years for HCANL Members

    Hours of Service Regulation March 2017

  • HCANL Members exceed $1000,000.00 in donations to Children’s Wish Foundation at 2017 AGM.

        Long Time Heavy Civil employee Lorraine Richards (centre) has been with the Association from day-one and was delighted to be on hand when the HCANL presented a cheque to the Children’s Wish Foundation for $48,500.00 at its AGM, January 13th, 2017. The donation was raised by the generous contributions of the HCANL’s membership […]

  • Natural Resources – future quarry permits and quarry leases – updated terms and conditions

    The core of this document has been in place for decades, but has been updated to provide Current government department names Appropriate health and safety measures for blasting operations Feedback from government departments on appropriate setback distances Definitions of appropriate terms Rehabilitation requirements natural-resources-changes-to-quarry-permit-standard-terms-and-conditions-december-2016

  • Construction Assessment Rates down from last year.

    WorkplaceNL has released the 2017 Assessment Rates this week. The average base rate in construction will be $1.94, down from $2.02 last year. I have attached the full listing of assessment rates for the construction industry. You will note that while most groups will see a decrease (or slight, $0.01 increase), Roof Shingling (NIC 4235) […]

  • Overview of Changes to Pubic Tendering Act……

      These changes have been several years in the development stage and while I have attached an overview for changes, it is still very difficult to determine how or to what extent it will affect the Heavy Civil  Industry. There is no list of, here are the changes for every RFT or RFP type. I believe […]

  • CNA’s co-op student placement opportunities

    Help a student gain meaningful work experience. For the information of Employers’ Council members, College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is looking to place students in Co-op Work Terms in the following Engineering Technology Co-op and Business Co-op disciplines: Computer Engineering Tech; Geomatics/Surving Engineering Tech; Industrial Engineering Tech; Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) Tech; Civil Engineering Tech; […]

  • Circular – Revised Master Specification – Municipal Affairs

      The HCANL has been working with Municipal Affairs over the past year to finalize the Master Specification and we have recommended various changes based on input we have received from our membership Please click on the attached link below for information on Municipal Affairs Revised Master Specification changes and final document location on Municipal […]

  • NEIA Sponsors : Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects Training Course

    COURSE DESCRIPTION Environmental Monitoring is an environmental management practice that is implemented on most construction and development projects. Hundreds of companies provide environmental monitoring services. Thousands of individuals work as Environmental Monitors. Project proponents, construction contractors, regulators and project stakeholders request, require, employ and work with Environmental Monitors. Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects explores this […]

  • Candlelighters NL – 10th Annual Night of Delight!

    Well it is that time of year again; on November 5th we will be having our 10th Annual Night of Delight!! We hope to make this one the best year yet! Night of Delight is the most important fundraising event for Camp Delight for the whole year. We highly depend on the funds raised during […]

  • WEBINAR: Understand Municipal Environmental Regulations and How it Impacts Your Business

    Date: September 21, 2016 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 EST How compliance at the local level can reduce an organization’s risk and promote project success Municipal environmental regulations are in place to protect not just the health of the land, but also of the public. Without an understanding of the how and why behind local environmental […]

  • HCANL promotes Driver Safety during the busy summer months.

    The Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has run an ad campaign with VOCM news site to help promote safe driving this summer. We hope to help protect our workers as well as the general public during the busy summer driving months. Click on the attached link to view our ad. Safety Message

  • NEW RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR n-PROPYL BROMIDE

    The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) has advocated against of the use of solvents for asphalt extraction testing in our laboratories, primarily due to the health and safety concerns associated with the exposure of laboratory technicians to these solvents. You will recall that in 2010, the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario (MTO) mandated the […]

  • HCANL 2016 Spring Newsletter

    The HCANL 2016 Spring Newsletter is now available on our website under News. Members will be mailed a copy of the Magazine in the next several Business days.

  • Government breaks new Ground. Makes good on complete list of 16/17 Road Work. Shared funding projects will continue to be tendered as agreements are determined.

    Provincial Government Announces Complete List of Road Work for 2016-17 All road projects under the Provincial Roads Program to be tendered for the 2016-17 construction season were announced today by the Provincial Government. As part of Budget 2016, $62 million is allocated to support the Provincial Roads Program this construction season. Tenders will begin to […]

  • Important note re DTW Tenders …..

    Please be advised that effective Saturday April 23, 2016, tenders and requests for proposals offered through the Department of Transportation and Works (DTW) will no longer be advertised through printed media in local newspapers. Tender and RFPs will continue to be advertised through the DTW’s website at:   http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/tenderingandcontracts/scripts/SelectReportCriteria.asp

  • NLEC – 2016 Provincial Shadow Budget

    Developed with research conducted by the Conference Board of Canada Responsible fiscal management and competitive tax policies encourage investment and economic growth, creating jobs and contributing to a higher standard of living for all Newfoundlanders & Labradorians. The current economic and fiscal situation in the province is the number one issue of concern for senior […]

  • CCA Quality of Documents Report

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) recently embarked on a series of “Quality of Documents” workshops across Canada to explore and discuss the issue of poor quality documentation, its potential causes, and perhaps most importantly, potential solutions to address the issue.  In total, twelve (12) workshops were held across Canada, involving more than 600 representatives from […]

  • Lunch and Learn – April 12

    HCANL and NL Power will be offering a lunch and learn session at the HCANL office at noon on April 12th. This session will allow HCANL contractors to learn more about the NL Power “Construction Services Group”. This is a dedicated group within NL Power to support contractors dealing with NL Power for all aspects […]

  • NEIA offers – Erosion and Sediment Control Certificate Course

    Click here for details  

  • CCA Federal Budget Overview

    Click link below for overview of Federal Budget Highlights as reported by The Canadian Construction Association CCA Federal Budget Overview

  • APEC view of Federal Budget as it relates to Atlantic Canada

    APEC Federal Budget Commentary (2016)

  • Minister Hawkins – Department of Transportation, Announces Early Tenders at HCANL Office, March 21st, 2016

    Minister Hawkins and Jim Organ, Executive Director (HCANL) address questions from Media re 2106 Early Tenders on Provincial Road work. DTW Press Release Mar 21

  • NEIA offering a Sediment and Erosion Control Certificate Course

    Newfoundland & Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA)is offering a Sediment and Erosion Control Certificate Course in May that may be of great interest to some of our HCANL members. This is a first-of-its kind opportunity in NL, provided by nationally acclaimed trainers. There are just 18 spots available. More information can be found here: http://neia.org/erosion-and-sediment-control-certificate-course/

  • Another Very Successful HCANL AGM

    Another Great HCANL AGM. Again this year the HCANL AGM was a great success. We had a great turnout for all events and functions and our guest speakers and entertainment were very well recieived. The HCANL Board would like to thank all of our members and guests who attended this year’s event and special thanks […]

  • ***Last Day for ordering HCANL 2016 AGM Tickets – Friday January 8th***
  • Please be advised that the City of St. John’s has revised it’s Stormwater Detention Policy

    The new Policy can be found at the following link http://www.stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/city-services/planning-and-development/stormwater-detention-policy

  • Breakdown of the 2016 Assessment Rates for the construction industry.

      Workplace NL has announced that the average base assessment rate for the construction industry for 2016 would be $2.02 per $100 of assessable payroll.  This represents a 12% decrease over the previous year and, in fact, the average assessment rate in the construction industry is less than half what is was 10 years ago.  […]

  • NLEC releases Conference Board of Canada Report Benchmarking NL against Competitors

    Achieving Sustainable Prosperity Benchmarking the Competitiveness of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Extension # 2 – Placement of Surface Coarse Asphalt

    Placement of Surface Coarse Asphalt – Extension #2

  • VALE Supplier Information Session Fall 2015

    VALE Supplier Information Sessions Fall 2015

  • $50 billion for Canadian infrastructure would generate ROI: study

    50 billion for Canadian infrastructure would generate ROI

  • September 22, 2015 – Placement of Surface Coarse Asphalt – Extension

    Placement of Surface Coarse Asphalt – Extension

  • APEC – Atlantic Canada Federal Budget Impact Overview

    APEC Federal Budget Commentary (2015)

  • Conference Board Of Canada Report recommends increased Government spending on Infrastructure

    Conference Board of Canada Report

  • 2015 Rental Rates now online

    Click on link below and be sure to check with Government website (confirmation) for the 2015 Equipment Rental Rates 2015 Rental Rates

  • 2015 HCANL Golf Tournament, July 9 &10 and HCANL Spring supper with Guest speaker Dwight Ball, May 13

    Humber Valley Golf 2015

  • December 2014, Provincial finance ministers call on Ottawa for more infrastructure cash

    Infrastructure spending

  • Canadian Asset Management Planning Update

    Canadian Construction Industry Very Pleased with Release of Asset Management Primer

  • Construction Workforce (Canadian) Hits All-Time High

    Posted on August 28, 2014 A record 1.3 million Canadians, or one in 14 workers, now make their living in construction, BuildForce Canada announced this week, as the country gets set to celebrate Labour Day and the contribution of its workers. “Canada’s construction industry not only builds, it maintains and repairs more than $4 trillion […]

  • Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant Opportunity

    Applications for Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant and Other Labour Market Programs Available Online The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, today announced that Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant and are encouraging employers […]

  • HCANL Hours of Service Exemption – Vehicle ID Stickers

    As all members would know, the HCANL had worked with the Provincial Government, through Motor Vehicle Registration, to put in place an “Hours of Service Exemption” for HCANL members. On March 18th, 2014, in response to a request to Minister Dan Crummell, the HCANL was awarded an extension of the alternative enforcement regime of hours […]

  • CCA update on recent changes to Foreign Worker Program

    Temp worker Program

  • HCANL joins with Industry partners to create awareness of powerline contact hazards

    MEDIA RELEASE Contractor Electrical Contacts a Major Safety Concern EMBARGO: June 24, 2014 (St. John’s, NL) – Newfoundland Power Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA), Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA), Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HCANL) and Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) […]

  • Draft 2014 TCM

    Traffic Control Manual 2014 Draft Revision for Comment

  • Provincial Government makes “EARLY” announcement of Three-Year $200 Million Municipal Infrastructure Program Through Budget 2014

    The Provincial Government will provide funding to communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, through a new three-year $200 million capital works program as part of Budget 2014. The Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs made the announcement March 12th, 2014 at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre. “This funding signifies the importance […]

  • Government Makes Good on Early Tender Promises

    Tender Confirms Early Start for Road Upgrades in Baie Verte-Springdale A tender call for road improvements in Baie Verte-Springdale is the first road improvement project confirmed for this year. This is part of a $30 million pre-commitment of Budget 2014 which will guarantee an early start for construction projects throughout the province. This new approach […]

  • CCA Overview of New Building Canada Fund

    This afternoon, (February 13th) the Prime Minister and Minister Lebel announced further details regarding the $14 billion component of the new $53 billion Building Canada Plan. The $14 billion fund titled the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) consists of two components: – The National Infrastructure Component valued at $4 billion – The Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component […]

  • APEC overview of 2014 Federal Budget

    2014 Federal Budget – Atlantic Canada – APEC

  • Construction Assessment Rates Decrease by 21%

    In December 2013, the Commission announced that the average base rate for the construction sector would be $2.57 per $100 of assessable payroll. This represents a 21% decrease over the previous year and close to a 50% decrease over the last 10 years. In actual fact, in the last four years, every single construction company […]

  • Hon. Nick McGrath announces $30 million of Early Tenders at HCANL AGM January 2014

    Minister of Transportation and Works, Hon. Nick McGrath announces $30,000,000.00 in Early Tenders. The membership of the Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador invest millions on an annual basis in equipment, resources and maintenance of a skilled labour pool. As we all know skilled labour in particular is in short demand and sought after […]

  • HCANL’s 2014 AGM Charity Auction Nets more than $42,000.00 for local Charities

    BACK ROW L-R Gerry Curnew – Children’s Wish Foundation; Tanya Johnson – ALS Society; Sharon Maher – Learning Disability; Steve Keats – Arthritis Society; Vince Withers – Eating Disorder Foundation; Dr. Vickie Crosbie – Kids Eat Smart Foundation FRONT ROW L – R Christine Morgan – Ronald McDonald House; Anette Godsell – Ronald McDonald House; […]

  • HCANL launches brand new website!

    The Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HCANL) is proud to present its new website!

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  • CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

    Substance needs to be addressed separately from alcohol due its effect on the brain The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, […]

  • Premier Ball Announces $129 Million for Municipal Infrastructure

    The Provincial Government is committing more than $129 million for municipal infrastructure to build safe and sustainable communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined for the announcement today by the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; and Terry Dunn, President of the Board […]

  • Motor Vehicle Registration – Hours of Service and Safety Information Updates

    Hours of Service application guide. https://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/safetycode/hos_application_guide.pdf Compliance Review and Facility Audit Safety Package http://https://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/safetycode/compliance_review_facility_audit_safety_package.pdf Heavy Civil Association Newfoundland and Labrador Annual General Meeting Service NL Updates and Hours of Service Overview 30 day special permits have been extended to 90 days Review of Quad Axle Self Steer Permits Commercial Drivers Licensing Review HTA amendment to […]

  • Updated version of the Municipa Affairs Master Specification

    The updated version of the specification is now available on line https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/specifications.html

  • NLOHSA Conference 2019

    The Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health & Safety Association are excited to announce the agenda for its 63rd Annual Safety Conference and Trade Show is finalized. Conference 2019 will be held May 15 – 17, 2019 at the Arts & Culture Centre and Community Centre, Gander, NL and we look forward […]

  • New NLSCA Traffic Control Course

    New Traffic Control course now available 8.5×6

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