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$76 million courthouse, restoration project coming to Fredericton

Posted on January 12, 2017
The Centennial Building in Fredericton will undergo a major restoration and a new courthouse will be built on the same parcel of land to maximize the use of provincial government building space. “Investing strategically in infrastructure helps create jobs in the short term,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Renovating the Centennial Building and moving the courthouse will also help us avoid costs and save money. Repurposing this building will help reduce expenses related to office space, allowing the province to use existing assets more efficiently [...]

Emera initiatives energy solicitation for Atlantic Link Transmission project

Posted on January 11, 2017
A solicitation process has been initiated for energy to be bundled with transmission capacity on Emera Inc.’s proposed Atlantic Link submarine electricity transmission project for the delivery of clean energy into the ISO-New England market. Atlantic Link is a proposed approximately 350-mile submarine high-voltage direct current (HVdc) electric transmission line that will deliver 900 megawatts of clean energy from a new DC converter station to be constructed at Coleson Cove, New Brunswick, to a new converter station to be constructed at one of two proposed [...]

EA sought for P.E.I. Trans-Canada extension

Posted on January 11, 2017
The P.E.I. government is seeking a contractor to conduct an environmental impact assessment on the second phase of the proposed Trans-Canada Highway extension in Cornwall. An environmental assessment will help protect habitat and wildlife as construction continues on the 9.5 kilometre project between Maypoint Road and New Haven. The first phase was completed in 2016 and the second phase – running north of Cornwall from North River to New Haven – is scheduled to begin this year pending approval of the environmental assessment. An average of 500 transport [...]

NB Power to maintain Mactaquac Generating Station

Posted on December 20, 2016
NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068. This recommendation follows a fact-based decision process involving NB Power’s board of directors, balancing environmental, social, technical and cost considerations. It also follows extensive and ongoing consultation with First Nations. In the coming months, NB Power will seek appropriate environmental approvals with the Government of New Brunswick and follow application and review processes for financial approvals to be [...]

Newfoundland and Labrador receives funding for water, wastewater projects

Posted on December 20, 2016
The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced more than $14 million for 11 water and wastewater projects. “The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador committed $44 million to Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects this year to ensure residents throughout the province have safe, reliable drinking water and well maintained wastewater and storm water systems,” said Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “Many significant infrastructure upgrades were made possible through strong partnerships between our government [...]

Contract awarded for Halifax hospital redevelopment plan

Posted on November 29, 2016
A Toronto-based architecture and design firms will begin the detailed planning process needed to determine what the QEII Health Sciences Centre redevelopment project will look like, and where services will be located. The Nova Scotia government awarded the contract for the QEII master planning and programming to Kasian Architecture. The project includes planning the expansion and renovations of the Halifax Infirmary site, as well as specialized and community outpatient centres. "We have to consider medical trends for the next 20 to 30 years, and the [...]

Newfoundland and Labrador releases new procurement act

Posted on November 23, 2016
In keeping with commitments set out in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, a new act respecting public bodies has received second reading in the House of Assembly. The Act, Respecting Procurement by Public Bodies, will help modernize procurement by provincial public bodies by replacing the decades old Public Tender Act with legislation that responds to feedback from public consultations, as well as a 2008 report by Read and Associates that recommended changes. “A recent Atlantic Provinces Economic Council [...]

Province wants increased clearing at Muskrat Falls

Posted on October 21, 2016
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has required Nalcor to remove more forest cover at the Muskrat Falls reservoir as an additional mitigation to further address concerns surrounding methylmercury. "We have heard the call for further mitigation measures to address concerns around methylmercury and this is why removing additional forest cover is being required,” said Perry Trimper, minister of environment and climate change. “Along with additional clearing, we will continue to work with the Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut government, and the NunatuKavut [...]

Federal funding to help redevelop Memorial's Battery Facility

Posted on October 13, 2016
More than $25 million of federal government and Memorial University funding will be invested at Memorial's Battery Facility in a redevelopment project as part of the recently-signed Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. "Memorial University has identified the Battery Facility Redevelopment as a top priority,” said Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “By collaborating with the Government of Canada, a modern, innovative facility will be developed at the Battery – one that will help make our economy more competitive." The [...]

Top100 Released: Eglinton Crosstown LRT Now Largest Project in Canada

Posted on January 11, 2016
TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2016 – Canadian mega-project spending continues to rise. The value of the country’s 100 biggest public infrastructure projects has grown to $161.3 billion, a modest increase over 2015’s $157.9 billion, according to ReNew Canada, which today released its 10th annual Top100 Projects report. The web version can be accessed at http://top100projects.ca. Toronto’s $9.1-billion Eglinton Crosstown LRT is this year’s new No. 1 public infrastructure project, overtaking the $8.775-billion Site C hydroelectric energy development [...]
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