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RFP released for Lakeshore East expansion project

Posted on November 17, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East corridor. “This is a very exciting improvement to the Lakeshore East corridor,” said Phil Verster, president and CEO of Metrolinx. “We are increasing mobility to communities in Scarborough and Durham, and improving the customer experience [...]

Northern Pass transmission project receives Presidential Permit

Posted on November 17, 2017
Eversource Energy and Northern Pass Transmission LLC (NPT), a subsidiary of Eversource Energy, have announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) and approved the Presidential Permit for the Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project that will allow NPT to construct transmission facilities at the U.S./Canada border in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. This approval is the culmination of a thorough review of the project that involved numerous federal agencies, extensive public involvement, and detailed consideration [...]

Highway 39 twinning project complete in Saskatchewan

Posted on November 17, 2017
A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39, aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, is now open to motorists. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of life and the safety of the community as it continues to grow,” said Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. “Investing in highway projects such as these spurs the creation of well-paying jobs that help the middle class grow and thrive.” The project includes 10 kilometres [...]

Board of Directors named for the Canada Infrastructure Bank

Posted on November 16, 2017
Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced that 10 professionals have been appointed as the Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Their appointments were made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that attracted a range of talented and experienced candidates that reflect Canada’s linguistic, cultural, and regional diversity. The board members are: Kimberly Baird - founder of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting and former elected Chief and Strategic Initiatives Director of the self-governing [...]

North Island Hospital opens in Comox Valley

Posted on November 16, 2017
People living in the Mid and North Island in British Columbia will benefit from bigger patient rooms, peaceful surroundings, and more surgery space in the North Island Hospital’s Comox Valley campus. “People visit hospitals at the most challenging and critical times in their lives, and we want to make sure they have access to quality care,” said B.C. Premier John Horgan. “People will get the care they need at this remarkable new facility thanks to the talented and committed health professionals who put patient care first.” The combined cost [...]

Saskatoon, STC to develop new hydropower station

Posted on November 16, 2017
The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of a new hydropower generation station at the location of the Saskatoon Weir. Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and STC Tribal Chief Mark Arcand signed the agreement at TCU Place during the First Nations Power Authority 2017 Western Canadian Indigenous Renewable Energy Forum. “Partnerships like this are opportunities to put the concept of Reconciliation into action,” says Charlie Clark, mayor of Saskatoon. “This project gives us [...]

Highway to Arctic Ocean completed

Posted on November 16, 2017
The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH), one of Northern Canada's largest and most important infrastructure projects, has officially opened to traffic. The ITH now provides an all-season road to the community of Tuktoyaktuk and is the first highway in Canada to connect to the Arctic Ocean. "This is an historic day for Canada. Our country is connected by road – for the first time ever – from coast to coast to coast,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities. “The federal government is proud to have supported the construction [...]

RFQ issued for Milton Corridor project

Posted on November 15, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Milton Corridor project, which consists of an expansion of Milton GO Station, redevelopment of Meadowvale GO Station, and a new Stations Operations West Facility. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Milton GO Station New station building; Reconfiguration of parking lot layouts, bus loop, and passenger pick-up/drop-offs; Accessible connections to train and bus platforms; Upgrade [...]

Phase 1 work begins on Laval University hospital

Posted on November 13, 2017
The Government of Quebec is celebrating the official ground breaking inaugurating the work of Phase 1 of the new hospital complex at the University Hospital of Quebec—Laval University. "The people of the Capitale-Nationale region were looking forward to this great day,” said Sébastien Proulx, minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region. “This work brings hope for many patients, who will be able to receive even more effective treatments from the latest medical advances, as well as care from dedicated teams of specialists working together [...]

Three teams qualify for Fleurimont Hospital construction project

Posted on November 13, 2017
The Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) in collaboration with the Estrie Integrated University Health and Social Services Center - Sherbrooke University Hospital Center (CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS), has announced that three teams have qualified to submit a proposal for the design, construction, and financing of the mother-child center and urgent care for the Fleurimont Hospital in Sherbrooke. The three teams will be invited to participate in the call for proposals, once the project's business case has been authorized by the Quebec government. Qualified [...]
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