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FCM offers access to regional climate advisors

June 13, 2017 -

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,”...

Tags: climate change, emissions, FCM, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, government of canada, greenhouse gas, ICLEI, MCIP, PCP program

Funding secured to plan Leduc interchange

June 9, 2017 -

The Government of Alberta is partnering with the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to fund design work for a new Leduc interchange. The interchange, at 65 Avenue and the QEII highway, is the next step in connecting industrial development south of Leduc’s 65 Avenue with the...

Tags: Alberta, design, Edmonton Airport, EIA, Leduc, QEII Highway

Request to delay Site C denied by BC Hydro

June 9, 2017 -

A request by the New Democratic Party to halt construction of the Site C clean energy project has been denied by BC Hydro. As report in The Globe and Mail, the NDP had made the request to delay elements of the construction until a full independent review could be conducted. At issue is the planned...

Tags: Andrew Weaver, BC Hydro, energy, John Horgan, Peace River, site c

PSPC increases transparency around construction payments

June 9, 2017 -

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has announced that it will publicly disclose payments to prime contractors so that construction subcontractors know when they can expect payment. This increase in transparency will allow companies and individuals working for those prime contractors to...

Tags: construction, contract, payments, PSPC, Public Services and Procurement Canada, transparency

Contract awarded for Mount Sinai redevelopment project

June 9, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Capital Inc. (EllisDon) to build and finance Sinai Health System's Phase 3A redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. The contract between EllisDon and Sinai Health System is for $288.5 million. An...

Tags: EllisDon, health care, hospital, Infrastructure Ontario, IO, Mount Sinai, redevelopment, Sinai health System

Ontario investing $127 million in new university

June 9, 2017 -

Ontario is investing in a new York University campus in Markham—the first university campus in York Region—that will expand post-secondary education opportunities for students in the region. The new university campus will serve an estimated 4,000 students in York Region, with the potential for...

Tags: Markham, Ontario government, post-secondary education, York Region, York University

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

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