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Mowat Centre on successful delivery of large transit infrastructure

August 3, 2017 -

A new report from the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy & Governance has examined large transit infrastructure projects to provide key metrics for how to monitor, track, and measure their success. The report, Delivering Benefit: Achieving Community Benefits...

Tags: policy, procurement, region, RFP, transit

Site selected for new BC Transit maintenance facility

August 3, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with the Cowichan Valley Regional District and BC Transit, have announced that a site has been selected for the new BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in the Cowichan Valley. The facility will be located in the Koksilah Industrial Park...

Tags: bus, Infrastructure, O&M, operations and maintenance, public transportation

KPMG to provide P3 business case on Man. Schools Project

August 3, 2017 -

Today, Premier Brian Pallister and Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the province would pursue alternative approaches to meeting Manitoba’s infrastructure needs. The province selected KPMG LLP as the successful bidder to develop a business case for the Manitoba Schools Project under...

Tags: cost-sharing, financing, public-private, risk

FCM's president issues statement after Ministers meeting

June 30, 2017 -

FCM President Jenny Gerbasi issued the following statement after meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan with Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for local government. "Today (June 29), I was pleased to meet with Provincial and Territorial Ministers from across Canada. This meeting comes at a...

Tags: investment, muni, national

Canada & Yukon invest in 13 territorial infrastructure projects

June 29, 2017 -

Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in 13 infrastructure projects throughout the territory. Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell and Yukon Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn announced joint funding of over $26.9 million for 13 projects through the Small Communities Fund. “Along...

Tags: federal, funding, Infrastructure, northern, territory, transport

City invests $250M in Toronto Hydro, offsets infrastructure renewal

June 29, 2017 -

Toronto Hydro Corporation has received an equity investment of $250 million from the City of Toronto and has issued to the city an additional 200 common shares. The investment is, in part, is to offset the costs Toronto Hydro’s infrastructure renewal projects. The book value of shareholder equity...

Tags: equity, liquidity, renewal

Oakville approves $54M plan for hospital site redevelopment

June 29, 2017 -

Oakville, Ontario’s Town Council has endorsed a site master plan for the redevelopment of the former Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, a $54 million-dollar project. “It is important for Council that our plan for the hospital lands reflect the needs and wishes of local residents,” said Oakville...

Tags: brownfield, community, planning

Burlington releases details of legal contest of airport site expansion

June 29, 2017 -

Yesterday, Burlington City Council approved the public release of information related to litigation between the City of Burlington and the Burlington Executive Airport, concerning fill deposited at the airpark and the site expansion. The city notes that between 2008 and 2014, large amounts of fill...

Tags: bylaw, development, expansion, fill, jurisdiction, legal, site

NB Power posts $27M in earnings despite $30M in storm impact

June 28, 2017 -

In 2017, NB Power recorded earnings of $27 million in the 2016-17 fiscal year despite significant challenges posed by the $30-million impact of January’s ice storm, which did unprecedented damage to the utility’s infrastructure. Several key operational initiatives advanced during 2017 included...

Tags: amortization, asset, electricity, managment, utility

Hydro Ottawa invests more than $100M in infrastructure

June 28, 2017 -

Today, Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. today released its 2016 Annual Report, which highlights that the utility invested over $100 million in replacement and expanded infrastructure. Board Chair, Jim Durrell, C.M., and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Conrad, presented the company's 2016 results...

Tags: capital, electricity, energy, expansion, infra, projects

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