newfoundland and labrador: Why the delay in New Home Construction in Newfoundland and Labrador? - 01/22/08 09:32 AM
While new home construction in Newfoundland and Labrador is booming, it is not uncommon now to see a six month closing date on new home construction. With a good percentage of the trades people presently working in Western Canada, some contractors are finding it difficult to recruit enough local trades people.
It is estimated that as much as10,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are working out west for companies such as Syncrude, Suncor and Flint Energy, to name a few.
An estimated 4,000 are working on a rotational basis commuting to and from the province, bringing millions of dollars to local communities throughout … (0 comments)

newfoundland and labrador: More goods news from Newfoundland and Labrador - 01/18/08 01:10 PM
More good News from the Rock- Keep it coming
A proposed second oil refinery in Placentia Bay Newfoundland has met the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act and statement guidelines, and no further work is required. Minister Charlene Johnson announced Thursday that an amended environmental impact statement meets the requirements The Newfoundland and Labrador Refining Corp., which has agreements with SNC-Lavalin and IJK Consortium of Japan for development, wants to build the refinery at Southern Head. It’s expected it will process 300,000 barrels of heavy sour crude per day, starting in 2011. The project is expected to cost US$4.6 billion.
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newfoundland and labrador: St. John's Economy - 01/14/08 09:43 AM
St. John's economy is growing quickly, and the city has been identified as having one of the highest proportion of scientists and engineers per capita of any city under one million population in North America. Economic forecasts suggest that the city will continue its strong economic growth in the coming years not only in the "oceanic" industries related to offshore oil,but also in tourism and new home construction as the population continues to grow.
This growth in St. John's and its surrounding suburban municipalities, particularly Paradise (+31%), Flatrock (+7%), Torbay (+15%), Conception Bay South (+11%) and Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (+12%) St. … (4 comments)

 

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