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Canada approved for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Posted on March 24, 2017
Canada has been named as one of 13 applicants approved for inclusion in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Its approval marks the first North American country to become part of the Bank. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the China-led bank will provide infrastructure capital for major projects in countries throughout the continent. The federal government has been supportive of the bank since its creation in 2015, believing that it will open new global opportunities for Canadian companies. The addition of 13 new applicants brings [...]

Ontario extending Richmond Hill GO transit line

Posted on March 24, 2017
Ontario is extending the Richmond Hill GO line with the construction of a new GO station at Highway 404 and Bloomington Road. The new station will extend the Richmond Hill GO rail line north from the current terminus at Gormley GO Station, and will offer commuters living in Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville convenient access to GO Transit service. The station will be fully-accessible and include a 765-space parking structure, charging for electric vehicles, heated shelters, a platform snowmelt system, a kiss & ride area and a covered six-bay bus [...]

Pomerleau unveils its new vision, values

Posted on March 23, 2017
After a coast-to-coast expansion and the celebration of its 50th anniversary, both in 2016, Pomerleau decided to revisit its corporate vision and values. “It was a perfect moment to reflect on our evolution and our future goals—and the ideal time for us to rethink a vision and values that are in line with our ambitions,” said president and CEO Pierre Pomerleau. “These are values that will grow with us—and that will make us grow. They will guide our behaviour and our decisions from now on,” he explained. Internal focus groups with employees [...]

Alberta commits $270.6 million to the University of Calgary

Posted on March 23, 2017
The Government of Alberta is committing $270.6 million over four years for 500 new study and classroom spaces with the renovation of the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties building at the University of Calgary. The investment will renew student spaces for the faculties of Nursing and Social Work and improve student access to post-secondary education. It will also mean more room for student services, increase student study and classroom spaces, and create a centre for entrepreneurship. Redevelopment work at the existing four-storey MacKimmie [...]

Alberta to twin Highway 15 bridge

Posted on March 23, 2017
The Government of Alberta plans to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway 15 towards Edmonton. An expanded Highway 15 bridge will support economic development and diversification by improving the connection between Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon County through the Industrial Heartland. This [...]

RFQ issued for Lakeshore East—East Corridor Expansion

Posted on March 23, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties 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 line. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Right-of-Way (ROW) works to construct 11 kilometers of third track infrastructure between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction Expansion and upgrade of two rail bridges at [...]

Investments in roads is Ontario’s traffic solution: survey

Posted on March 21, 2017
A new survey released by a broad consortium of both public and private sector transportation organizations found that more than nine in ten Ontarians (96 per cent) support government investment in transportation infrastructure, and among those surveyed, ranked investments in roads and bridges as number two on their list of top infrastructure spending priorities. A majority of Ontarians feel that traffic is at least somewhat of a concern in their daily lives, and many see investments in road infrastructure as the solution to road traffic concerns across [...]

Newfoundland, Labrador to increase P3 consideration

Posted on March 21, 2017
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will provide greater consideration for the P3 model for building large public sector infrastructure projects in the province. That information was presented by Transportation Minister Al Hawkins during an awards luncheon for the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council. According to an article from The Telegram, Hawkins spent most of his speech discussing the P3 approach to building large infrastructure projects and how it could “result in tens of millions in savings for the government” in discussing [...]

CDPQ Infra announces historic land agreement

Posted on March 21, 2017
CDPQ Infra has announced a partnership with the Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA) and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). This partnership will enable the creation of an agricultural land trust and, eventually, a metropolitan agricultural park, to promote the use of agricultural land and its activities, thereby helping to limit urban sprawl around the Réseau électrique métropolitain’s (REM) future South Shore terminal station. This initiative is a first between a project promoter, the UPA, and the CMM. "Through this [...]

Wager joins exp as CSO

Posted on March 20, 2017
Exp has announced that Todd K. Wager has joined the company in the position of chief strategy officer. In this newly created role, Wager is responsible for leading the company’s overall corporate strategy, including long-term strategic planning, business development, marketing, joint ventures, and industry partnerships. Working alongside the executive leadership team, he will partner with key stakeholders to develop and prioritize strategies and help determine the appropriate resources needed to effectively position exp in the marketplace. Exp chairman [...]
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