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Public interest in Sea to Sky transit option

Posted on October 20, 2017
BC Transit and its Sea to Sky local government partners have released a study showing there is public interest in a potential transit service connecting the communities along the Sea to Sky corridor, from Metro Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley. The Sea to Sky Corridor Regional Transit Study was a collaborative effort involving the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Village of Pemberton, the Lil’wat and Squamish Nations, BC Transit, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

Ross joins EXP as its new CIO

Posted on October 20, 2017
EXP has announced that Steve Ross has joined the firm as chief information officer, effective October 2, 2017. In his new role, Ross is responsible for aligning technology investment with EXP’s corporate strategy and vision. Ross will apply his 30 years of experience to oversee the assessment and implementation of technology requirements for all business functions. Formerly of Thornton Tomasetti and Schoor DePalma, Ross will bring his depth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry to [...]

Preferred proponent selected for Highway 401 Rail Tunnel Project

Posted on October 20, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc. Construction: EllisDon Civil Ltd. and STRABAG Inc. Design: WSP Canada Inc., Dr. Sauer & Partners, Amec Foster Wheeler Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc. The selection of TTP is the result of [...]

RFP closed for Brockville General Hospital redevelopment

Posted on October 20, 2017
The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified companies to submit bids to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital redevelopment project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process that began in June 2015, prequalified bidders were invited to respond to the RFP issued in May 2017. Four companies have submitted bids: EllisDon Corporation M. Sullivan and Son, Ltd. PCL Constructors Canada, Inc. Pomerleau Inc. Infrastructure Ontario and Brockville General Hospital will now evaluate the [...]

TransLink ridership continues record growth

Posted on October 18, 2017
The latest data from TransLink shows the public is using transit more than ever before. For the nine months ending September 30, 2017, the number of average weekday journeys increased 6.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. With the exception of February 2010 during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, September 2017 saw a record-breaking month for ridership with 36 million transit boardings. Ridership increased across all modes, except West Coast Express (first nine months of 2016 versus the same period in 2017): Bus: 3.4 per cent [...]

Alberta welcomes new Minister of Infrastructure

Posted on October 18, 2017
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a series of changes to the province’s cabinet, including the appointment of Calgary-North West MLA Sandra Jansen as the new Minister of Infrastructure. “Alberta’s economy is looking up, but there is more work to do – especially in Calgary, where too many skilled people are still looking for work,” Notley said. “That’s why I’m appointing Sandra Jansen, an experienced and well-known champion for Calgary, as our new Minister of Infrastructure. Sandra will oversee our job-creating capital plan and [...]

Nenshi, Iveson return to office in Alberta

Posted on October 17, 2017
The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities have been returned to office after the voters made their preferences known in the Alberta’s municipal election. In Calgary, Naheed Nenshi returns to office following a contentious campaign that saw him trail in some polls in the days ahead of the October 16th election. However, when the votes were counted Nenshi returned for a third term in office after defeating Bill Smith by almost 30,000 votes. Nenshi received the most votes in 12 of the city’s 14 wards. Also returning to office are all 10 incumbent councillors [...]

Construction begins on wastewater treatment facility

Posted on October 16, 2017
Work has officially begun on TransAqua’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Modernization Project. The facility serves Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe. “Our government’s investment in this important wastewater treatment facility will improve the management of combined sewer overflows and help us better protect our environment,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. Rogers spoke on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. The federal and [...]

Children's hospital reaches 70 per cent completion

Posted on October 16, 2017
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced that construction of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital has reached 70 per cent completion. The building is now at its final shape with all levels of the hospital, including the helipad, structurally complete. The project remains on time and on budget. “In 2009, our government promised to build a hospital where Saskatchewan children could receive exceptional care closer to home,” Wall said. “Today, it is gratifying to see that the world-class health care facility envisioned by planners is nearing completion [...]

Juneau steps in as WDBA COO

Posted on October 16, 2017
Andre Juneau has taken over as the chief operating officer of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), providing leadership to the organization while Michael Cautillo is on leave. “Mr. Juneau has accepted a position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with WDBA to lead the senior leadership team with the important work that we have to do,” said Mark Butler, director of communications for the WDBA. “WDBA’s Board of Directors has assigned the CEO's authorities to the COO while our CEO remains on a leave of absence.” Juneau had originally served [...]
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