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Ontario building new courthouse in Halton Region

June 21, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced plan for a new justice facility in Southern Ontario: the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse. The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social, and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of...

Categories: News, Ontario

CIB has potential, but work needed: C.D. Howe report

June 21, 2017 -

Canada’s Infrastructure Bank (CIB) holds great potential, but still needs work to realize its potential, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Banking on Infrastructure: How the Canada Infrastructure Bank can Build Infrastructure Better for Canadians, author Steven Robins suggests that...

Categories: National, News

Governments commit $11.73 million to Quebec's INRS

June 20, 2017 -

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11.73 million in infrastructure at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research...

Categories: News, Quebec

Climate change action items lack implementation plans: N.B. auditor general

June 20, 2017 -

Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditor’ general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Hines named Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister for Nova Scotia

June 16, 2017 -

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has unveiled his new cabinet, with Lloyd Hines taking over as the new minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal. Hines was first elected as the MLA for the riding of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie in 2013, and was re-elected in last month’s general...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

B.C. First Nations receive water/wastewater infrastructure funding

June 12, 2017 -

The Government of Canada has announced $42.7 million to support 33 First Nation water and wastewater projects in British Columbia, including four which address long-term drinking water advisories. The projects funded are at the feasibility, design, or construction stage. When commissioned, the new systems...

Categories: Western Canada

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...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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...

Categories: News, Quebec

Peel Region receives $103 million for water infrastructure

May 24, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $69 million. The provincial...

Categories: News, Ontario, Uncategorized

The wisdom of green infrastructure for Manitoba's future

May 23, 2017 -

As the Manitoba Government contemplates the shape and form of its carbon pricing and green plan, heeding the words of perhaps our greatest public intellectual might be prudent. “We shape the tools then the tools shape us,” said Marshal McLuhan, the Kelvin High School and University of Manitoba...

Categories: Features

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