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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 [...]

Consortium Launches Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link Project in Inuvik

Posted on February 26, 2015
Aboriginal leaders, politicians, and business owners joined Northwest Territories (NWT) finance minister Michael Miltenberger, and representatives from the Northern Lights General Partnership (Northern Lights) for the successful launch of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) project in Inuvik, NWT. Northern Lights is the consortium comprised of Ledcor Developments Ltd., including Ledcor Technical Services, and Northwestel. The MVFL project is designed to provide state-of-the-art, high speed telecommunication services to over ten communities in the [...]

Energy Tops Top 100 as Mega-Project Spending Soars

Posted on January 8, 2015
Canadian mega-project spending is on the rise. The value of the country’s 100 biggest public infrastructure projects has grown to $157.9 billion, a 12-per-cent increase over 2014’s $140.5 billion, according to ReNew Canada, which today released its ninth annual Top 100 Projects report. View the complete report breakdown at http://top100projects.ca/2015filters/. The list is dominated by $62.3 billion in energy projects, with hydroelectric generation—including the controversial and costly Site C dam—claiming the first four of the top 10 spots: Site [...]

Ottawa Firm Joins MMM’s Aviation Practice

Posted on August 14, 2014
LPS AVIA Consulting is now a member of MMM Group Limited. With more than two decades in the aviation business, Canadian firm LPS AVIA is known for custom-made solutions to help airlines, airports, and industry increase profitability and improve operations. The Ottawa-based firm’s experience on more than 400 aviation projects, and their particular focus on projects in the circumpolar region, is a complement to MMM’s aviation practice. “Our clients will appreciate the breadth of our new team’s expertise and comprehensive approach to aviation as a [...]

RFQ Issued for Whitehorse Hospital Expansion Project

Posted on July 25, 2014
The Yukon Hospital Corp. has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a qualified entity to design and build the Whitehorse General Hospital Expansion Project. The project is part of the Yukon government’s effort to ensure Yukoners have access to modern facilities that can accommodate changing demographics and provide safe and excellent patient care. Its capital construction cost is approximately $55 million and includes the design and construction of: • A new emergency department and four-bed observation unit; • New radiology and [...]
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