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NEB approves power line between Ontario and Pennsylvania

Posted on January 20, 2017
The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Lake Erie Connector Project (project), an international power line that will be buried under Lake Erie and transfer electricity between Ontario and Pennsylvania. In making its decision that this project is in the public interest, the NEB imposed 42 conditions on ITC Lake Erie LLC (proponent), covering a wide range of topics such as environmental protection, safety and socio-economic matters. The Lake Erie Connector Project is an approximately 117-kilometre 1,000 megawatt ±320 kilovolt high-voltage direct [...]

Ontario releases 2017 infrastructure update

Posted on January 18, 2017
Ontario has released its infrastructure update, BuildON 2017. In the report, Minister Chiarelli announced that the province will be releasing its next long-term infrastructure plan this year, as well. Expected areas of focus for the 2017 long-term infrastructure plan will address: Ontario’s infrastructure needs and priorities and the government’s strategy to address these needs; excellence in Ontario’s asset management and infrastructure planning; opportunities for innovation in a robust, evidence-based process for infrastructure planning; technical [...]

Canada, Ontario invest in infrastructure at the University of Windsor

Posted on January 16, 2017
The Government of Canada is investing $14.95 million for a total combined investment of more than $30 million in the University of Windsor. The university will use the funding for the construction of its new Science Research and Innovation Facility. This state-of-the-art, energy-efficient facility will provide world-class, upgraded laboratory and collaboration spaces for leading-edge research and commercialization in the fields of materials chemistry and translational health. "This is a very exciting announcement for the University of Windsor,” said [...]

Scarborough subway project study delayed

Posted on January 11, 2017
A study outlining the preferred route for the proposed Scarborough subway extension has been delayed, adding additional costs to the project. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the report was supposed to be on the agenda for next week’s executive committee meeting. However, an official at the City of Toronto confirmed that the report is not on the agenda. The report will include information on the recommended alignment, as well as an updated cost estimate and suggested procurement model. The report was originally scheduled to be presented [...]

Canada, Ontario invest in Georgian College infrastructure

Posted on January 11, 2017
The Government of Canada is investing $10.79 million for a total combined investment of nearly $30 million to Georgian College for new infrastructure for the institution. Georgian College will use the funding for the construction of its new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre. The centre will include commercialization and research labs, collaboration space, and space for applied research where local industry and other partners can work with students and staff from the college. The new building will be carbon neutral and LEED-certified. "The [...]

Study released on location for Deep Geologic Repository

Posted on January 4, 2017
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted the information requested on Feb. 18, 2016, by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change with respect to OPG’s proposal for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Kincardine, Ont. The information submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency includes: A study that details the environmental effects of technically and economically feasible alternate locations for OPG’s DGR project. Two alternate locations - one in crystalline rock and one in sedimentary rock - were studied, along [...]

Plan Group secures Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital contract

Posted on December 22, 2016
Plan Group Inc. has been chosen as the electrical sub-contractor for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project. The new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated smart technology. The project's scope includes the construction of a 367-bed, 1,200,000-square-foot full service acute care facility. The facility will incorporate a state-of-the-art emergency department [...]

Bruce Power, ATS Automation sign agreement

Posted on December 21, 2016
Bruce Power has signed a multi-year master tooling agreement with ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. for the supply of automated tooling systems and related services for Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program. The agreement will bring major long-term economic benefits to the province as Bruce Power advances its multi-year investment program. This is a long-term agreement with initial orders valued at approximately $40 million, and the potential for future orders related to the Bruce Power Life-Extension Program. Under this agreement, ATS will apply [...]

Funding announced for Highway 417 expansion in Ottawa

Posted on December 20, 2016
Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, alongside David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, announced funding for the expansion of Highway 417. The governments of Canada and Ontario are each providing up to $47.57 million. The project involves the expansion of Highway 417 from six to eight lanes for three kilometers, between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive in Ottawa. The work will also include the rehabilitation and expansion of the Merivale Road Bridge. “Modernizing and upgrading highways and roads in Ottawa is critical [...]

RFP closed for Groves Memorial Hospital project

Posted on December 20, 2016
The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for shortlisted teams to submit bids to design, build and finance the Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Three shortlisted teams were invited to respond to the RFP issued in June 2016. Three teams- GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare and PCL Constructors Canada-have submitted bids. The teams include: GMCH Partnership Developer: Bondfield Construction Company Limited Design: Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc.; HH Angus; exp Services Inc. Construction: Bondfield Construction Company [...]
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