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Understanding Ontario's construction market

March 13, 2017 -

A record crowd of more than 300 people gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s State of the Industry and Outlook Conference 2017. The annual event provides a snapshot of the Ontario construction market, with a focus on the province’s industrial...

Tags: construction, Donald Trump, Kevin Flynn, OCS, Ontario

Five teams bidding on LTC facility in Corner Brook

March 13, 2017 -

In response to a Request for Qualifications issued on January 20 for the design, build, financing, and maintenance of the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook, five teams have submitted proposals. The facility will include 120 long-term care beds, 15 palliative care beds, and 10 rehabilitative...

Tags: Corner Brook, health care, hospital, long-term care, Newfoundland

Joint funding for Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant

March 13, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility, estimated to cost approximately $700 million, will be relocated from the Squamish Nation Reserve to a...

Tags: B.C., Lions Gate, treatment, Vancouver, wastewater

$245 million announced for Delta, Surrey infrastructure

March 13, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and B.C., along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation, have announced an agreement to jointly fund a series of road and highway improvements in the Delta and Surrey regions of the province. The estimated total cost is $245,176,671. The Government...

Tags: B.C., Delta, highways, Infrastructure, Roads, surrey, transportation

Canada, B.C. announce funding for 26 infrastructure projects

March 13, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities throughout the province. These investments cover a wide range of community infrastructure projects including green energy systems, solid waste management...

Tags: B.C., green energy, Infrastructure, Small Communities Fund, wastewater, water

Ottawa approves Stage 2 LRT project

March 10, 2017 -

Councillors at the City of Ottawa have approved plans for the Stage 2 LRT project, the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history. According to a CBC News report, city officials approved the plan that will see the LRT system extended in three directions, with a substantial completion date...

Tags: Gatineau, light rail, LRT, Ottawa, Stage 2, transit

BuildForce Canada launches improving productivity campaign

March 10, 2017 -

From company owners and contractors to workers, all sectors and all members of Canada's construction and maintenance industry are being urged to join a national effort to change the way they plan, work and build. The industry-led initiative aimed at boosting productivity, was launched today by BuildForce...

Tags: BuildForce Canada, construction, industry, productivity

PEI releases second round of road, bridge tenders

March 10, 2017 -

The government of PEI has released its second round of road and bridge tenders for the 2017 construction season. The second round of tenders includes 12 projects (see below for full list), including the construction of a new roundabout as part of Phase 2A of the Trans-Canada Highway Extension project. The...

Tags: bridge, Cornwall, PEI, Roads, tender, Trans-Canada Highway

Executive committee supports Scarborough subway plan

March 8, 2017 -

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee has approved the plan for a one-stop Scarborough subway extension, with an estimated price tag of $3.35 billion. According to an article from the Toronto Star, only one member of the committee voted against the proposal, Ward 43 Councillor Paul Ainslie...

Tags: John Tory, LRT, Scarborough, subway, Toronto, transit

Pattern completes financing for 147 MW wind project

March 7, 2017 -

Pattern Energy Group LP has announced the completion of CAD $263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Caisse de dépôt et...

Tags: energy, Pattern Energy, power, Quebec, wind

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