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Government awards contract for night time paving pilot project

Posted on May 4, 2017
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the award of a tender for a pilot project that will allow the province to investigate the value of night time paving work on provincial roadways. The tender, valued at $2.5 million, was awarded to Concord Paving Ltd. of Carbonear. The contractor will complete a paving project on the Trans-Canada Highway from Kenmount Road to Salmonier Line at night, helping to reduce slowdowns during high traffic periods in the day. “As part of our efforts to be more innovative and improve the way we do business [...]

Funding announced for St. Francis Xavier University infrastructure

Posted on May 2, 2017
The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced close to $35 million in federal-provincial funding for three educational centres on the St. Francis Xavier University campus. "This investment allows StFX University to create an educational hub that aligns innovative health and liberal education programming with our one-of-a-kind Institute of Government," said Dr. Kent MacDonald, president of St. Francis Xavier University Work involves constructing a Centre for Innovation in Health and the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, while rehabilitating [...]

NSP sets new renewable energy standard

Posted on May 2, 2017
Nova Scotia Power continues to make progress in reducing carbon and increasing renewable energy, with 28 per cent of the electricity used by Nova Scotians in 2016 coming from renewable resources. The amount topped the previous high mark of 26.6 per cent, set in 2015. “We’re working to build a future focused on clean energy, smart technology and enhanced customer service,” said Mark Sidebottom, chief operating officer for Nova Scotia Power. “Our customers expect more of their energy to come from more sustainable sources – together, we’re building [...]

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 [...]
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