On October 18, 2018, the two-day National Trust Conference kicked off in New Brunswick at the Fredericton Convention Center. The conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event and is hosted in a different region of Canada every year. Ranging from professionals and planners, policy makers, advocates, students, to elected officials, this national conference brings together a wide-range of people keeping Canada’s heritage alive, this year’s conference explored the theme of “Opportunity Knocks: Heritage as a Social, Economic and Placemaking Force”.

A panel of industry experts has finalized the challenging task of selecting the winners of Engineering News Record’s 6th Annual Global Best Projects competition. ENR’s Global Best Projects recognizes project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts. Submission criteria include that at least one firm involved in the project must be working outside of its home country, there could not have been any construction-related fatalities and the project’s completion had to be between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

A new wing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital officially opened on July 25, 2018. The new state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Building adds 245,000 sq. ft. of space to the hospital and new dedicated corridors for patient transfer from the existing hospital wing. The project also includes expansions to the day surgery and neonatal intensive care areas, the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre and a new rooftop helipad.