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Site C project cost rises $610 million

Posted on October 6, 2017
BC Hydro has filed an information response to the British Columbia Utilities Commission in regards to the ongoing inquiry to determine the future of the Site C Clean Energy Project. The letter, sent by BC Hydro president and CEO Chris O’Riley, includes a note that the cost of the project has now risen $610 million because the project will no longer be able to meet the 2019 timeline for the river diversion. Here is the letter in full, which was formally addressed to Patrick Wruck, commission secretary and manager, regulatory support, for the B.C. Utilities [...]

Winnipeg awards $180-million sewage plant contract

Posted on October 3, 2017
The City of Winnipeg has awarded a $180-million contract for sewage upgrades in the city, including work on the South End Water Pollution Control Centre. According to a CBC News report, the contract was awarded to NAC Constructors (NAC) of Morriston, Ont. The Construction Labour Relations Association of Manitoba had requested that the municipal’s waste-and-waste committee consider a slightly higher bid ($182 million) from PCL Construction, who has a local presence in Winnipeg. However, the committee chose to accept an administrative recommendation to [...]

Preferred bidders selected for Highway 401 expansion

Posted on October 3, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario has announced that three teams are prequalified to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project involves an almost 18-kilometre stretch, from Highway 25 in Milton east to the Credit River in Mississauga. According to Infrastructure Ontario, the project features an expansion of the primarily six-lane highway to: 12 lane core-collector system from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard; 10 lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange; 12 [...]

New initiative helps communities make stronger infrastructure decisions

Posted on September 29, 2017
The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative to help local governments strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. FCM has awarded $3.6 million to 22 partner organizations from across the country to design and deliver local asset management training to Canadian municipalities. These partners are non-profit, non-governmental organizations from across Canada with a mandate of serving the municipal sector and are perfectly positioned to help [...]

Bill 137 adopted to support the implementation of the REM

Posted on September 29, 2017
The National Assembly of Quebec has passed Bill 137 on the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM). The purpose of this legislation is to promote the rapid implementation of the REM, which is the most important public transit project since the creation of the Montréal metro in 1967. “The REM project will contribute to the achievement of government objectives, including economic growth, electrification of transport and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility, and transportation electrification [...]

Nova Scotia introduces cap and trade legislation

Posted on September 29, 2017
Amendments to the Environment Act, introduced today by the Government of Nova Scotia, will allow the province to develop a cap and trade program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change,” said Iain Rankin, minister of the environment. “Working closely with our stakeholders, our program will set and achieve targets for further greenhouse gas reductions while protecting the pocketbooks of Nova Scotians.” The amendments will enable government to create regulations to: Set caps, distribute emission allowances and set penalties; Enable [...]

Nearly $200 million committed to Highway 40 upgrades

Posted on September 29, 2017
The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $200 million in improvement projects along Highway 40 between the Yellowhead Highway and Grande Prairie that will enhance travel for residents and industries in northwestern Alberta, including the forestry, oil and gas, and tourism sectors. “Our government’s investment in these critical projects along Highway 40 supports the transportation network Albertans rely on every day,” said Brian Mason, minister of transportation. “These highway improvements will continue to ensure this region has the infrastructure [...]

Nova Scotia presents first budget of new mandate

Posted on September 28, 2017
Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government has announced details of Budget 2017-18 for Nova Scotia. This is the first budget of the new term for McNeil, following the election of a majority Liberal government on May 30th. The budget builds on the budget tabled in the spring, before the province’s general election. Budget 2017-18 has a positive net position of $21.3 million on estimated revenues of $10.6 billion and expenses of $10.5 billion. Included in the budget highlights were notes on several key investment areas in the infrastructure sector: Undertake [...]

Contract signed for Belfast maintenance and storage facility

Posted on September 27, 2017
The City of Ottawa has signed a contract as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ratified on March 24th, 2017 for a portion of Stage 2 of the Confederation Line. EllisDon, as part of the Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG), is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the City of Ottawa for the expansion of a maintenance and storage facility located at Belfast Road. This facility is part of Stage 2 construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail transit system. The $106 million contract includes the Early Work Package Variation [...]

Shortlist of bidders announced for Rutherford Station project

Posted on September 27, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process including, applicable construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity. “Metrolinx is pleased to announce the short list of bidders for the Rutherford Station project,” [...]
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