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Construction beings on Dartmouth General Hospital expansion

Posted on June 27, 2017
Today, construction began on Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion and the second of three tenders for construction was released. The expansion and renovations involve construction of space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight operating rooms (replacing four existing operating rooms and adding four more) and extensive upgrades to areas including pharmacy and diagnostic imaging. “It’s exciting to see excavators, backhoes and construction crews preparing the foundation for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of [...]

Stakeholders reach $48 million agreement over Gordie Howe Bridge

Posted on June 27, 2017
On June 23rd, the City of Detroit and the Delray Community Advisory Group (CAG) announced that it reached an agreement with the State of Michigan and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) to sell 36 city-owned parcels of land, underground assets, and approximately 8 kilometres of city-owned streets as part of a series of landmark agreements totaling $48 million in development of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The agreements remain subject to approval by Detroit City Council and other agencies, but thus far, the stakeholders, including community [...]

Saskatchewan municipalities association CEO steps down

Posted on June 27, 2017
Yesterday, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) President Gordon Barnhart announced that Laurent Mougeot is stepping down after 12 years as SUMA’s chief executive officer. Mougeot’s last day will be September 22, 2017. A search for SUMA’s new CEO will start in the coming weeks. Outgoing SUMA CEO, Laurent Mougeot. Photo Credit: CBC. “Laurent has been a strong leader on the local government scene,” said Barnhart. “He has been an invaluable advisor and a good friend to many in the municipal world— in Canada and abroad. A [...]

Metrolinx releases agenda ahead of board meeting

Posted on June 26, 2017
Metrolinx has released its agenda for the meeting of its board of directors on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. In its report to the board, the Capital Projects Group (CPG) is advancing its growing program projects, including the Regional Express Rail (RER) program, the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), Finch West LRT, Hurontario LRT, Hamilton LRT and Bus Rapid Transit. CPG describes its progress in advancing various of its projects, such as moving forward: RER works using the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model with the assistance [...]

Hamilton, Ont., receives more than $30M for water infrastructure

Posted on June 26, 2017
Hamilton receives more than $30 million in federal and provincial funding for water infrastructure projects. Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, and Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, have announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “I'm proud to be back home in Hamilton today to announce funding that will go a long [...]

Brampton, Ont., launches Asset Management Training and Innovation Centre

Posted on June 26, 2017
On June 7, the City of Brampton formally launched the first ever Asset Management Training and Innovation Centre in Canada. Endorsed by the internationally recognized Institute of Asset Management (IAM), Brampton City Hall is now an IAM-approved training and exam venue. The certification courses offered will advance the science and practice of asset management, which is critical for all municipalities nation-wide. "We are thinking bigger and moving forward—our corporate asset management plan is just one example. With the launch of the City's Asset Management [...]

$333 million from Feds to Finch West LRT

Posted on June 26, 2017
On Friday, Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and  Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, announced up to $333 million in federal funding for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Finch West LRT  amounts to a $1.2 billion investment from the Government of Ontario into the City of Toronto’s transit infrastructure. “The governments of Canada and Ontario are working together with municipalities to invest in important public transit infrastructure projects like the Finch [...]

Fredericton, NB, receives funding for roads, culverts

Posted on June 23, 2017
The provincial government and the City of Fredericton will jointly fund several infrastructure projects this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. “New Brunswick’s capital city is an economic leader in New Brunswick,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Maintaining modern infrastructure is key to continued growth, and we are pleased to be able to work with the City of Fredericton on some of these important projects.” Paving will be completed on Hanwell Road, Regent Street and Waterloo Row. Culverts [...]

IO releases shortlist for phase two of OPP Modernization project

Posted on June 23, 2017
Yesterday, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced the shortlist of three teams to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project. Following a request for qualifications process that began in January 2017, the companies below were shortlisted. The shortlist was selected on the basis of design and construction experience, personnel qualifications, and financial capacity with respect to the scope and complexity [...]

Canada and FCM provide $72 million for municipal climate adaptation

Posted on June 23, 2017
The Government of Canada and FCM have announced $72 million for municipal projects demonstrating strong actions on climate change. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Clark Somerville, announced funding for 48 projects in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund. The $72 million investment supports capital projects, pilot projects, feasibility studies and plans that will directly or indirectly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address [...]
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