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Sydney Port Development Praised

Posted on September 19, 2008
In a recent address to the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce, Jim Wooder, chair of the Sydney Marine Group and CEO of Laurentian Energy, told his audience that a $200-million container terminal could attract the world's new supertankers and help grow the region's economy. The master plan for the ports of Sydney includes deepening the access channel to the Sydney harbour to 17-metres. Wooder said he is confident the challenges the dredging project entails, including its environmental sensitivities, are manageable. The port development update was warmly [...]

Cianbro CEO Continues Campaign for $1 Billion Maine East-West Tollroad

Posted on September 18, 2008
Cianbro president Peter Vigue will champion his company's proposed $1 billion Maine East-West tollroad at the Atlantic Province Trucking Association's first-ever International Transportation Summit, October 22, in Halifax, NS. The privately funded and constructed 260-kilometre, four-lane highway from Calais, Maine, to the Quebec-Maine border near Sherbrooke, Quebec. will cut approximately five hours from the trip from Calais to Montreal, according toVigue. He views the route as an efficient way to link Canadian container ports and U.S. markets. "Our [...]

APWA, CPWA Get New Presidents

Posted on September 18, 2008
Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., vice president of infrastructure for ASI Technologies Inc. in Brampton, Ont., has been named president-elect of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Elected by the Association's 29,500 members, Koehle will lead the international association, which provides educational services and promotes increased investment in public works and infrastructure systems. He will assume the presidency in 2009-10. With more than 38 years of public works service including 30 years with the City of Brampton, Koehle is a career member of [...]

Nova Scotians Satisfied with Highways: Survey

Posted on September 12, 2008
Most Nova Scotians are satisfied with their provincial highways system, a survey shows. "We are happy that our motorists continue to be pleased with our work. We'll use the findings of the survey to help us continue to improve our highway programs and services," Murray Scott, minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal, said of the customer satisfaction survey conducted for the department. Nova Scotians were especially pleased with safety, with 75 per cent of those surveyed indicating they felt secure driving on Nova Scotia roads. Those surveyed [...]

Funds for Nfld. Hydroelectric Generation Project

Posted on September 5, 2008
Ottawa, Ont.-The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has awarded a total of $125,000 to three applicants-Sierra Club of Canada-Atlantic Canada Chapter, Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc.-in support of their participation in the environmental assessment process of the proposed Lower Churchill project, near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador. This phase II funding will help successful applicants review the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and/or prepare for and participate [...]

Renewable Energy Announcements

Posted on August 22, 2008
Seven renewable energy projects across Canada will see funding as investments from the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program. In British Columbia, the Kwalsa low-impact hydro project near Harrison Lake will benefit from an investment of up to $35 million. When complete, the Kwalsa Energy Project will have a total capacity of 90 megawatts from eight turbines operating on four waterways around Harrison Lake at Douglas, Fire, Stokke and Tipella Creeks. The peak electricity demands of more than 27,000 households can be met with that amount of clean electricity [...]

$8.7 Invested in N.S. Water

Posted on August 14, 2008
Nine Nova Scotia communities will benefit from safer drinking water and improved storm water systems due to a shared investment by three levels of government. Federal, provincial and municipal funding of $8,725,590 was announced on August 12 in Truro by Karen Casey, minister of education, on behalf of Jamie Muir, minister of Service Nova Scotia and municipal relations, and Peter MacKay, minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Safer drinking water will be provided through projects in Digby; Hebron, Municipality of Yarmouth; Middle Musquodoboit [...]
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