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Canada, Quebec invest in Concordia University infrastructure

Posted on July 12, 2017
The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability of these facilities. The Government of Quebec's contribution is part of the Québec [...]

Major investment announced for Rouyn-Noranda airport

Posted on July 11, 2017
The Governments of Canada and Quebec will invest nearly $24.8 million into the expansion and upgrading of the Rouyn-Noranda Airport. This assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The City of Rouyn-Noranda will also provide nearly $12.4 million, bringing the total government and municipal investment to nearly $37.2 million. The project primarily involves the construction of a new two-floor terminal, tripling the surface area of the current building. Related work includes [...]

Canada, Quebec announce significant rehabilitation of James Bay Road

Posted on July 11, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of nearly $265 million for major repairs to James Bay Road. The project covers all 620 kilometres of James Bay Road, over half of which will be resurfaced. Work also includes the replacement of culverts and road safety devices such as signage and guardrails. In addition to significantly improving driving conditions throughout the region, this project will extend the life of the road, reducing long-term maintenance costs. "Improving access to the region north of the 49th parallel is a [...]

Construction progressing on $130-million naval facility

Posted on July 10, 2017
Construction of the Nanisivik naval refuelling facility is progressing on-time and on-budget. According to an article from CBC News, the project has entered the construction season with expectations that the revised deadline of fall 2018 will be met for the $130-million facility. The Nanisivik Naval Facility, located in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, will operate as a docking and refuelling facility for the Royal Canadian Navy, and other government vessels. The project involves the construction of several structures, including new fuel storage tanks, buildings [...]

Funding announced for new Peace River bridge

Posted on July 7, 2017
The federal and Alberta governments have jointly announced funding that will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. The Government of Alberta is investing approximately $88 million and the Government of Canada is providing more than $74 million. The project has a combined total estimated cost of over $162 million. “One of the first concerns I heard about after being elected was the need for a new Peace River bridge. I’m thrilled the government has made this [...]

Ottawa looks to adjust Stage 2 LRT plan

Posted on July 7, 2017
City of Ottawa officials are discussing the possibility of further extending one of the lines already being extended as part of the $3-billion Stage 2 LRT project. The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection, bringing rail almost a full kilometre closer to the Riverside South community. The new alignment also takes advantage of an existing City-owned rail corridor, ultimately reducing the environmental impact on sensitive green spaces, in addition to [...]

SaskPower issues RFP for 200-MW wind project

Posted on July 7, 2017
The competitive process for the next 200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale wind capacity is moving forward, with the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the competition. Eight of the 23 independent power producers who entered the Request for Qualification (RFQ) phase have qualified to move on to the RFP phase and have been invited to submit proposals for the competition. “Wind power will play a key role in Saskatchewan’s electricity future,” said Guy Bruce, SaskPower’s vice-president of special projects. “As of today, wind makes up a total of [...]

Lafarge plant to use tires as fuel

Posted on July 6, 2017
The Lafarge Canada plant in Brookfield, N.S. has been granted permission to experiment with the use of used tires as a fuel source for the plant. According to an article from the CBC, the Nova Scotia Environment Department has granted permission for the one-year pilot project, which Lafarge will run in a partnership with Dalhousie University. The company will be allowed to substitute up to 15 per cent of its current fuel with recycled tires. Traditionally, Lafarge has burned coal as a fuel source at its cement plants across Canada. However, for the [...]

Toronto to receive $4.8 billion for transit

Posted on July 6, 2017
Toronto mayor John Tory has released a letter acknowledging that the city will receive $4.8 billion from the federal government for future transit projects. The funding Is part of phase two of the federal government’s public transit infrastructure funding. “I would like to thank Minister Sohi and the federal government for providing transformative transit investments based on the ridership of municipal transit systems, of which the TTC carries the highest number of riders from throughout the region every day. Tory notes that the funding awarded [...]

Alberta commits $1.53 billion to Green Line LRT

Posted on July 6, 2017
The Government of Alberta has announced that it will provide one-third of the project cost for Calgary’s Green Line LRT Stage 1. The province will provide up to $1.53 billion over the next eight years. The funds will come from the Climate Leadership Plan. The Calgary Green Line will serve more than 60,000 Calgarians every day by safely and efficiently connecting communities from 16th Avenue North through the downtown core to Shepard in the southeast. Once the Green Line is complete, this investment will mean Calgarians spend less time commuting and more [...]
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