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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 [...]

NWT Reaches Financial Close on $300M Hospital Renewal

Posted on September 28, 2015
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has signed an agreement with Boreal Health Partnership (BHP) to design, build, finance, and maintain the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife. BHP is a consortium consisting of Carillion/Hochtief/Bird Capital as the equity providers; Bird Construction, Clark Builders Ltd., and Kasian Architects as the design builder; and Carillion Canada as the service provider. Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger was glad that the province is taking a major step in ensuring Northwest Territories residents [...]

NWT Selects Preferred Proponent for Yellowknife Hospital Renewal

Posted on August 26, 2015
The renewal of the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife moves closer to reality with the announcement that Boreal Health Partnership (BHP) has been selected as the preferred proponent. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and BHP will be working together to finalize the project agreement and start the preparatory work required before construction can begin later this Fall. This is a major step in providing the benefits of a state-of-the-art hospital to residents of the Northwest Territories,” Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger [...]

NWT Awards $23.5M Contract for Women’s Correctional Facility

Posted on August 26, 2015
C.A.B. Construction Ltd. has been awarded the contract for $23.5 million for the design and construction of the new adult women’s correctional facility in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. The facility will be built on MacDougal Road next to the male correctional facility, and be able to hold 23 women. Northwest Territories Justice Minister David Ramsay said that by building the women’s facility on the same site as the men’s, “we will be able to realize efficiencies in food services, utilities, and administration.” Design has begun, and construction [...]

Study Assesses 15 Canadian Cities’ Flood Preparedness

Posted on May 25, 2015
A new study assesses the level of preparedness of 15 major Canadian cities to limit flood damage. Commissioned by The Co-operators and written by Dr. Blair Feltmate from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, the report aims to motivate cities to increase efforts to build resilience against flooding, and to provide a benchmark against which their progress can be measured. Researchers examined the cities’ preparedness for flooding caused by extreme rainfall, relative to 16 areas of flood vulnerability. It identified four key areas [...]

RFQ Released for Whitehorse Continuing Care Facility

Posted on March 12, 2015
Phase 1 of the new Whitehorse continuing care facility took a step forward yesterday with the release of a request for qualifications (RFQ) to design and build the facility in Whistle Bend. The RFQ is the first step in the competitive selection process to select a qualified design-build team. “Construction of this new continuing care facility enables us to meet the growing need for more beds for Yukon residents who have specialized health care needs or dementias,” Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon said. The facility will be well integrated [...]

Canada, NWT Sign Water-Monitoring Agreement

Posted on March 11, 2015
The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories announced a new cooperative water-monitoring agreement, which will help advance the understanding of the ongoing collection, processing, publication, and distribution of water-quantity data in the territory. The Memorandum of Agreement on Hydrometric Monitoring allocates $2.8 million for the territory's hydrometric-monitoring program, which will be supported by Environment Canada and the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources, with a portion covered by commercial contributions [...]
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