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Construction progressing on $130-million naval facility

Posted on July 10, 2017
Construction of the Nanisivik naval refuelling facility is progressing on-time and on-budget. According to an article from CBC News, the project has entered the construction season with expectations that the revised deadline of fall 2018 will be met for the $130-million facility. The Nanisivik Naval Facility, located in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, will operate as a docking and refuelling facility for the Royal Canadian Navy, and other government vessels. The project involves the construction of several structures, including new fuel storage tanks, buildings [...]

Canada & Yukon invest in 13 territorial infrastructure projects

Posted on June 29, 2017
Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in 13 infrastructure projects throughout the territory. Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell and Yukon Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn announced joint funding of over $26.9 million for 13 projects through the Small Communities Fund. “Along with our Inuit and territorial partners, we are committed to making sure northern communities obtain the support they need to help grow the economy and address local infrastructure priorities,” said Bagnell. “The projects announced today—such [...]

Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link goes live in Inuvik

Posted on June 13, 2017
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), along with its partners, NorthwesTel and Ledcor Group, have launched the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). Construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between High Level, Alberta and Inuvik was completed in March 2017. It connects six communities in the Mackenzie Valley to high-speed internet and state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, and fulfils the Government of the Northwest Territories’ mandate commitment to complete the line in order to help modernize the economy and enable growth in [...]

Final winter construction completed on Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway

Posted on May 26, 2017
The last winter construction season of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) has concluded. The work consisted of completing the final two bridges, as well as crushing and stockpiling surface gravel. Construction this summer season will focus on grading, packing, and shaping the base of the highway in preparation for gravel surfacing. Signage and guardrails will be installed this fall. The ITH is scheduled to be completed by November 15, 2017. Upon opening, it will be the first public highway to the Arctic Ocean, connecting Canada coast to coast to coast [...]

Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line construction completed

Posted on March 29, 2017
The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) achieved a major milestone on March 16, 2017 as the last two splice locations were installed, officially completing the construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between Inuvik and High Level, Alberta. With this, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is one step closer to fulfilling its mandate commitment to complete the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Optic Link in order to help modernize the economy and enable growth in all economic sectors. The project now moves into the next phase of work, which will consist [...]

GNWT releases RFQ for Tłı̨chǫ all-season road

Posted on March 24, 2017
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the formal procurement process for the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road (TASR) by releasing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain an all-season road to Whatì. “Construction of the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road is a priority of the 18th Legislative Assembly,” said Robert McLeod, minister of finance for the government of the Northwest Territories. “The project is a critical piece of infrastructure that will result in significant benefits for the Tłı̨chǫ [...]

Governments invest in Canyon Creek all-season access road

Posted on January 11, 2017
The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories announced $20 million in funding for the construction of a 14 kilometre all-season access road from Norman Wells to Canyon Creek. The project also includes the construction of five kilometres of roads surrounding Canyon Creek. This investment will bring many benefits to local communities. It will improve the ability to transport goods and equipment throughout the area, while helping to open new business development opportunities in the Sahtu Region. The expanded road network will also provide increased [...]

Nunavut, Canada announce joint investment in Nunavut Arctic College

Posted on November 29, 2016
The Governments of Canada and Nunavut announced a joint $29.54-million investment in Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) for the construction of a new training facility. The new training facility at NAC will be built for students and community members who are studying fisheries or learning about language and culture through the Inuktitut interpreter and translator and Inuit Studies programs, among other professional diploma and degree programs. The project supports Nunavut’s key priorities to increase self-reliance and optimism through education and training [...]

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 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 [...]

Ontario Releases Draft Far North Land Use Strategy

Posted on October 7, 2015
Ontario is launching the next phase in the development of a Far North Land Use Strategy by releasing a draft strategy, and is asking First Nations, stakeholders, and the public to provide their input and ideas. When complete, the strategy will guide Far North joint land use planning teams on: Cultural, social, environmental and economic interests across the Far North; Categories of land use designations and protected area designations; and Processes/requirements for amending community based land use plans. The strategy will also provide information [...]
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