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NB Power exploring second station at Grand Falls

Posted on April 24, 2017
NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. “We are pleased that NB Power is exploring all potential clean energy options,” said premier Brian Gallant. “A new generating station in Grand Falls would be positive for the New Brunswick economy. We will work with the people of the region as the project moves through the appropriate phases.” The field studies, along with engagement [...]

FORCE releases interim report on tidal power

Posted on April 13, 2017
Canada’s efforts to better understand the potential for in-stream tidal technology to contribute to clean energy goals continue to move forward. The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has entered a phase of environmental effects monitoring with a demonstration turbine on site; FORCE’s first interim monitoring report is now available online. The Environmental Effects Monitoring Program Quarterly Report: January 1 – March 31, 2017 is an interim progress report on mid-field monitoring work ongoing at the FORCE site. The 136-page document [...]

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital redevelopment moving forward

Posted on April 12, 2017
The Government of Nova Scotia is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash. “We are investing in infrastructure for a healthier Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Building this modern facility will allow us to continue meeting the needs of the community for years to come.” As part of this phase of redevelopment, a request for proposals for a design consultant is expected to go out next month with the consultant expected to be in place by mid-summer. Government will work with Nova Scotia Health Authority to have a [...]

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 [...]

Multi-year infrastructure plan announced for Newfoundland, Labrador

Posted on March 20, 2017
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments. The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through an investment of nearly $3 billion. The plan includes the following investments by sector over the next five years: $688.2 million for transportation infrastructure which includes roads, bridges and marine infrastructure; $553.9 million on major health care projects and repairs [...]

Canada, N.S. commits funding for Highway 102/103 interchange

Posted on March 16, 2017
The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced $20 million in federal-provincial funding to replace the antiquated Highway 102/103 interchange. The new interchange will be build next to the old junction to allow for continued traffic flow during its construction. The new structure will feature design improvements to increase the safety, efficiency and mobility of all highway traffic. “The new 102/103 interchange will benefit both business and families on the road,” said Iain Rankin, MLA for Timberlea-Prospect. “It will improve the commute [...]

Tender issued for Dartmouth General Hospital

Posted on March 15, 2017
The first tender for the expansion and renovation project at Dartmouth General Hospital has been issued. According to an article from the The Chronicle Herald, the tender was issued Tuesday with a deadline of April 13. According to the online documentation, the tender includes: “early sitework, concrete structure, elevators, early works mechanical, and early works electrical trades.” The work is part of the QEII redevelopment project, which will see upgrades and expansion at several medical sites in the Halifax region. The expansion and renovations [...]

Newfoundland & Labrador announces new municipal infrastructure program

Posted on March 14, 2017
As part of Budget 2017, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced a new three-year municipal infrastructure program and a call for applications from interested communities. One hundred million dollars in provincial funding will be invested in municipal infrastructure over the next three years through the Multi-Year Capital Works ($70 million) and Municipal Capital Works ($30 million) programs. In addition to the funding provided under this program, the provincial government continues to leverage federal funding to maximize infrastructure investment [...]

Five teams bidding on LTC facility in Corner Brook

Posted on March 13, 2017
In response to a Request for Qualifications issued on January 20 for the design, build, financing, and maintenance of the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook, five teams have submitted proposals. The facility will include 120 long-term care beds, 15 palliative care beds, and 10 rehabilitative care beds. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2017. The following teams have responded to the Request for Qualifications: Corner Brook Care Partnership Crow Hill Care Solutions Infraworks KMK Capital Lark Group Details regarding each [...]

PEI releases second round of road, bridge tenders

Posted on March 10, 2017
The government of PEI has released its second round of road and bridge tenders for the 2017 construction season. The second round of tenders includes 12 projects (see below for full list), including the construction of a new roundabout as part of Phase 2A of the Trans-Canada Highway Extension project. The government also made a secondary announcement as part of the same project, awarding the Environmental Impact Assessment contract for Phase 2B to Stantec. The company will assess the environmental impact of the proposed Phase 2B of the project – the [...]
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