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SNC-Lavalin acquires WS Atkins

April 24, 2017 -

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire WS Atkins for $3.6 billion. The overall acquisition price is $4.2 billion including the pension deficit. Headquartered in the UK, Atkins is a respected consultancy in design, engineering, and project management, with...

Categories: National, News

York Region announces $4.7B in capital spending over 10 years

April 21, 2017 -

The Regional Municipality of York has announced that it will invest a total of $4.7 billion in capital projects over the next decade. York Regional Council received updates on roads, transit, water and wastewater infrastructure investments needed to provide accessible travel options, safe and reliable...

Categories: News, Ontario

Construction begins on Martensville and Warman overpasses

April 21, 2017 -

Construction is now underway on a $60.6 million project to build overpasses on Highway 11 near Warman and Highway 12 at Martensville, Saskatchewan. “Strategic infrastructure investments help address congestion and bottlenecks along vital transportation corridors, and around hubs and ports,” said...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Report suggests weak business case for Site C Project

April 20, 2017 -

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alta. county invests 59 per cent of capital spending in roads

April 20, 2017 -

Alberta’s County of Grande Prairie has made investing in roads is a priority for its 2017 budget. The $132.1 million budget includes estimated expenditures of $56.4 million for capital projects, 59 per cent of which is being allocated to road projects, and $75.7 million for general operations. Approximately...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Report: Sell municipal hydro assets to free capital for infrastructure

April 20, 2017 -

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute has recommended that Canadian cities sell their local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) and recycle the capital into infrastructure investments. Capital from the sale of electricity distribution companies should be invested in critical municipal infrastructure...

Categories: National, News

CaGBC comments on release of Manitoba budget

April 13, 2017 -

The Canada Green Building Council has released a statement following Tuesday’s announcement of the 2017-18 Manitoba budget. “Following the release of the 2017 Manitoba provincial budget, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (MB CaGBC), is pleased to see that there is continued...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Canadian green bond market has potential to top $50 billion

April 10, 2017 -

Canada's capacity for green bond issues will be at least $56.3 billion in fiscal 2017/18. That's the finding in a Corporate Knights report released at the RBC Capital Markets Green Bond Conference in Toronto. The figure is based on an analysis of the capital requirements, debt-raising capacity, and intended...

Categories: National, News

A new focus for infrastructure

April 7, 2017 -

Strong sustainable communities, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and projects that grow the economy will be the focus of federal government investment in infrastructure in the years ahead. In a panel discussion alongside Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, federal Minister of Infrastructure...

Categories: National, News

A challenging build

April 6, 2017 -

How do we integrate tomorrow's infrastructure on the foundation of what we have today? That question was the focus of a panel of experts at GLOBE Capital, the two-day forum focused on answering questions on how to finance the 21st century. In the building sector, we are seeing the rapid evolution...

Categories: National, News

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