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Tolls coming to Saskatchewan's Diefenbaker bridge?

June 9, 2017 -

A member of Prince Albert City Council in Saskatchewan has asked staff to investigate the cost of adding tolling technology to the municipal bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. According to an article from CBC News, Councillor Charlene Miller made the request of staff this week, hoping to...

Tags: Diefenbaker Bridge, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, tolls

Calgary library project back on schedule

June 9, 2017 -

Calgary city council received good news from staff in regards to the construction of the new $245-million central library: the project is back on schedule. In January, council was told that issues with steel truss beams had put the project about six weeks behind, as analysis of the beams and shipment...

Tags: beams, Calgary, CMLC, construction, library, trusses

Vancouver launches its Mobility Pricing Independent Commission

June 8, 2017 -

TransLink's board of directors and the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation have officially launched the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission and announced its chair and vice-chair who will lead its work to examine how pricing could potentially solve key transportation challenges in the Metro...

Tags: mobility pricing, tolls, transit, Translink, Vancouver

PEI Commits funding to recruit construction workers

June 8, 2017 -

The Prince Edward Island construction sector has immediate needs for 500-750 workers and as many as 1,800 workers will be needed over the next 10 years to keep pace with major projects, retirements, and an upswing in the sector. In anticipation of the workforce demands, the Government of Prince Edward...

Tags: construction, PEI

New Brunswick signs contract for innovative culvert assessment

June 8, 2017 -

The Government of New Brunswick has signed a contract with a Fredericton engineering company that is changing the way culverts are assessed. “Your government understands that transportation infrastructure is vital to the safety of the travelling public and the competitiveness of our industries,”...

Tags: assessment, culvert, innovation, Inversa Systems, New Brunswick

Hamilton receives FCM grant for brownfields study

June 8, 2017 -

The City of Hamilton announced that it has received a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that will be used towards funding a key phase in the Hamilton Bayfront Industrial Area Strategy: the review of brownfield redevelopment opportunities. The FCM's Green Municipal...

Tags: Bayfront, brownfields, FCM, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Hamilton

Three teams shortlisted for Hurontario LRT

June 8, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The three teams were selected based on the criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications process that began in October 2016...

Tags: Hurontario LRT, Infrastructure Ontario, light rail, LRT, Metrolinx, transit

New law changes the governance of Montreal transit

June 6, 2017 -

The Government of Québec has introduced new governance of public transit in the Montreal metropolitan area. The primary goal of Law 76 is to amend the organization and governance, led by the transition committee. Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility and transportation electrification...

Tags: governance, Laurent Lessard, law 76, Montreal, RMTA, transit

Edmonton launches first municipal energy reporting program

June 6, 2017 -

The City of Edmonton is launching a voluntary Large Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure program (LBERD) aimed at transforming Edmonton's large buildings. This is the first municipally-led program of its kind in Canada. It will provide building owners with valuable information about their building...

Tags: buildings, disclosure, Edmonton, energy, LBERD, municipal, reporting

Ontario looks to modernize construction laws

June 5, 2017 -

Ontario is looking to modernize provincial construction laws to address key issues and improve efficiency and competitiveness for construction businesses. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi introduced legislation that would, if passed, modernize the lien and holdback process, introduce needed rules to ensure...

Tags: BLG, Borden Ladner Gervais, construction, law, Lien Construction Act, Ontario, prompt payment

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