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Metrolinx releases statement on Bombardier, Eglinton LRT

February 15, 2017 -

Metrolinx has released a statement expressing its disappointment over Bombardier’s lack of ability to meet its contractual needs regarding the Eglinton LRT project. Here is the statement: “Metrolinx has been concerned for some time about the performance of Bombardier and their ability to deliver...

Tags: Bombardier, Eglinton, Infrastructure, light rail, LRT, Metrolinx, transit

Safety inspectors to attend La Romaine worksite

February 15, 2017 -

Union safety specialists will monitor the La Romaine worksite in the wake of four deaths on the job site since the project began. According to an article from CBC News, this is the first time Hydro-Québec has allowed permissions for the specialists to monitor the job site, which is in year eight...

Tags: construction, energy, hydroelectric, Infrastructure, power, Quebec

AUC approves Fort McMurray West Transmission Project

February 14, 2017 -

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved the proposed Fort McMurray West Transmission Project. In its 353-page decision, AUC approved the 500-kilometre transmission project that will improve the power supply to northeastern Alberta. The project includes a 500-kV AC single-circuit transmission...

Tags: ATCO, construction, Edmonton, energy, Fort McMurray, Infrastructure, power, transmission

EA certificate granted for Massey Tunnel Replacement project

February 13, 2017 -

An Environmental Assessment Certificate has been issued to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project. The project includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span bridge over the South Arm of the Fraser River; replacing the Westminster Highway...

Tags: B.C., George Massey, Infrastructure, transportation, tunnel

Leech named Special Advisor for Canada Infrastructure Bank

February 10, 2017 -

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Jim Leech will be serving as Special Advisor on the Canada Infrastructure Bank. “Mr. Leech brings with him immense knowledge and experience, and I am confident that he will help ensure a smooth and successful launch of the Canada Infrastructure Bank,”...

Tags: Canada Infrastructure Bank, construction, Infrastructure, Jim Leech, Justin Trudeau, OTPP, Prime Minister

FCM Leadership in Asset Management Program (LAMP)

February 10, 2017 -

What happens when you bring 12 municipalities of varying sizes and experience together, in one room, to work towards the common goal of integrating sustainability into asset management? You form a diverse conversation that builds a collaborative approach for solutions for communities across Canada. That...

Tags: Asset Management, CH2M, CNAM, construction, FCM, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Infrastructure, LAMP, municipality

Manitoba scraps $1 billion in healthcare infrastructure projects

February 9, 2017 -

The Government of Manitoba has cancelled plans to move forward with more than $1 billion worth of health care infrastructure projects for the province, citing financial constraints. According to a CBC News report, the list of projects includes the $300 million earmarked for a new facility for CancerCare...

Tags: Brian Pallister, cancer, construction, healthcare, hospital, Infrastructure, Manitoba

November 6–7, 2017: CCPPP Annual Conference

February 9, 2017 -

Location: Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ont. Organization: Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships Website:

Is the road toll issue dead in Ontario?

February 8, 2017 -

Less than two weeks since Premier Kathleen Wynne rejected the City of Toronto’s plans to introduce tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, one member of the city’s council believes the conversation is still far from over. Councillor Josh Colle was one of four panellists at...

Tags: Bonnie Crombie, CAA, construction infrastructure, Don Valley Parkway, Ennovis, Gardiner Expressway, highways, John Tory, Josh Colle, Roads, tolls

N.B. announces $90 million for Saint John Regional Hospital

February 7, 2017 -

Premier Brian Gallant announced an estimated $90 million will be invested in the Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John. The investments will cover the redesign and redevelopment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), surgical, and oncology units. This year, $2.5 million will be invested to begin the...

Tags: construction, health care, horizon, hospital, ICU, Infrastructure, New Brunswick, Saint John

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