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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

Funding announced for Saskatchewan water, wastewater projects

June 5, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout Saskatchewan. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one...

Tags: Infrastructure, Saskatchewan, wastewater, water

Governments commit funding to downtown relief line

June 5, 2017 -

The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto announced a joint commitment to plan and design the relief line transit project in downtown Toronto. Through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Canada will be providing more than $27 million to support the planning and preliminary...

Tags: government of canada, Government of Ontario, relief line, Toronto, transit

VIDEO: WDBA Canada Port of Entry Flyover

May 31, 2017 -

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a new video featuring a flyover of the Canadian Port of Entry. Work continues on both sides of the border in preparation of the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The bridge is currently in the Request for Proposals stage, with...

Tags: bridge, Detroit, flyover, Gordie Howe International Bridge, WDBA, Windsor

Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital project receives $50 million donation

May 31, 2017 -

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall joined the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CHFS) to announce a $50 million donation and a new name for the children’s hospital and the foundation. The largest-ever gift of money to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan was made by the...

Tags: Children's Hospital, health care, hospital, Pattison, Saskatchewan

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