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Setting federal infrastructure priorities

November 8, 2016 -

The announcement by federal finance minister Bill Morneau that a stronger, longer term commitment was being made to funding infrastructure projects throughout the country was a huge victory for communities across Canada. The additional $81 billion, which both expands and extends the original infrastructure...

Tags: Amarjeet Sohi, Canadian Infrastructure Bank, construction, Infrastructure, renewable energy, resilience

Two Canadian named to APWA Emerging Leaders Academy

November 8, 2016 -

Two Canadians are among the 16 public works professionals selected to participate in the American Public Works Association (APWA) Emerging Leaders Academy Program for 2016-2017. The participants were selected for a year-long national Emerging Leaders Academy program, which provides intensive leadership...

Tags: APWA, Chris Anderson, construction, Fredericton, Infrastructure, Mike Walker, public works, west kelowna

Alberta outlines process for its Renewable Electricity Program

November 8, 2016 -

The Alberta government will set clear timelines for developing renewable electricity like wind and solar, and a competitive bidding process structured to limit costs. The Renewable Electricity Program will add 5,000 megawatts of renewable electricity capacity by 2030 using a competitive process, administered...

Tags: AESO, Alberta, Bioenergy, construction, electricity, energy, Infrastructure, renewable, solar, wind

Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant opens in Halton Region

November 8, 2016 -

The governments of Canada and Ontario have invested in upgrading and expanding the Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Halton Region. Upgrades and the expansion of Halton Region's Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant will improve the quality of water through the addition of a new sand filtration process...

Tags: construction, Halton Region, Infrastructure, Skyway, treatment, wastewater, water

CaBGC releases Zero Carbon Buildings Framework

November 2, 2016 -

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative to champion the move to lower-carbon...

Tags: building, CaGBC, carbon, construction, emissions, green, Infrastructure, net zero

Site C challenge denied by B.C. Supreme Court

November 2, 2016 -

A petition by two B.C. First Nations to halt construction of the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. has been rejected by the province’s top court. According to a CBC news article, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations argued that they were not properly consulted on the permitting for the...

Tags: construction, dam, energy, First Nations, hydroelectric, Infrastructure, power, Prophet River, site c, West Moberly

Alberta commits funding to Yellowhead Trail rehabilitation

November 2, 2016 -

Alberta transportation minister Brian Mason has announced the province’s commitment to fund its portion of the Yellowhead Trail rehabilitation project. According to an article from the CBC, the province has pledged a total of $242 million to the project, a figure that represents one-third of the...

Tags: Alberta, construction, Don Iveson, Edmonton, Infrastructure, rehabilitation, Yellowhead Trail

Montreal releases key performance indicators data

November 2, 2016 -

The chair of the Montréal Executive Committee, Pierre Desrochers, and the vice-chair of the Executive Committee responsible for the administrative reform, Smart City, information technologies and youth, today made public the analyzed results of 148 performance indicators for 2015. Across Canada...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, key performance indicators, KPI, MBNC, Montreal, smart city

June 1–4, 2017: FCM Annual Conference & Trade Show

November 1, 2016 -

Location: The Shaw Centre, Ottawa Organization: Federation of Canadian Municipalities Website: https://www.fcm.ca/home/events/upcoming-events/2017-annual-conference-and-trade-show-ottawa.htm

Tags: construction, FCM, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Infrastructure, Ottawa, Shaw Centre

August 13–16, 2017: AMO AGM and Annual Conference

November 1, 2016 -

Location: The Shaw Centre, Ottawa Organization: Association of Municipalities Ontario Website: https://www.amo.on.ca/Events/AMOConference

Tags: AMO, construction, Infrastructure, municipalities, Ontario

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