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Quebec adopts law sending construction labourers back to work

May 31, 2017 -

The Government of Quebec has announced the adoption of project law No. 142 by the National Assembly of Quebec, An Act to ensure the resumption of work in the construction industry and dispute settlement for the renewal of collective agreements. On May 31, construction workers will resume work on construction...

Tags: construction, Government of Quebec, labour, law, Quebec, strike, workers

Site selected for new Edmonton hospital

May 30, 2017 -

The Government of Alberta has announced the selection of the site for a new state-of-the-art hospital to be built in the City of Edmonton. The province has committed $400 million over four years to the project. With a projected 350 to 500 beds, the new hospital will provide expanded health-care delivery...

Tags: Edmonton, government of Alberta, health care, hospital

PHOTO GALLERY: New York University TTC transit station

May 30, 2017 -

The 2017 edition of Doors Open Toronto gave visitors the opportunity to take a peek inside two of the new stations coming online as part of the $3.18-billion Spadina Subway Extension. ReNew Canada took the opportunity to look inside, and outside, at the new York University station. Here is an exclusive...

Tags: Doors Open Toronto, Spadina, subway, transit, TTC, York University

Focus on energy efficiency in water, wastewater systems: ECO

May 30, 2017 -

Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems use unnecessarily large amounts of energy. Thankfully, there is a huge opportunity to reduce the energy and greenhouse gas footprint of delivering these services to residents. That was the message delivered by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner...

Tags: Dianne Saxe, ECO, efficiency, energy, wastewater, water

May 14–17, 2018: CNAM 2018 Conference

May 29, 2017 -

Location: Windsor, Ontario Organization: Canadian Network of Asset Managers Website:

Tags: Asset Management, CNAM

VIDEO: Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project overview

May 29, 2017 -

Manitoba Hydro has released a video simulation to show what the proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project will look like. The project would allow the province to import up to an additional 700-megawatts of power when demand dictates, as well as increase its export capacity by 885-megawatts.

Hamilton submits updated LRT study

May 29, 2017 -

The City of Hamilton has submitted an updated plan for its light rail transit system, following council support of extending the route to Eastgate Square. According to an article from the Hamilton Spectator, the submission of the new environmental assessment for provincial approval leads for a 30-day...

Tags: EA, Eastgate Square, Environmental Assessment, Hamilton, LRT, Metrolinx, Ontario, Queenston Circle

Ottawa, Gatineau sign inter-provincial transit agreement

May 29, 2017 -

Mayors Jim Watson and Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin announced an agreement between Ottawa and Gatineau that will better integrate the regional transit network. This agreement, a first in the history of the two cities, will help ensure efficient connections between the two transit systems when the O-Train’s...

Tags: Confederation Line, Gatineau, O-Train, OC Transpo, Ottawa, STO, transit

Final winter construction completed on Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway

May 26, 2017 -

The last winter construction season of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) has concluded. The work consisted of completing the final two bridges, as well as crushing and stockpiling surface gravel. Construction this summer season will focus on grading, packing, and shaping the base of the highway in...

Tags: Arctic, Arctic Ocean, highway, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk

Construction workers on strike in Quebec

May 25, 2017 -

Infrastructure projects across Quebec are at a standstill, as over 170,000 construction workers across the province have gone on strike. According to an article from the CBC, the workers have gone since April 30 without a collective agreement. Talks between the unions and employers broke down on May...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, Quebec, strike

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