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Governments commit $11.73 million to Quebec's INRS

Posted on June 20, 2017
The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11.73 million in infrastructure at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability of these facilities. The Government of Quebec's contribution is part of the Québec Infrastructure Plan. INRS will use some of the funds to set up a lab at the INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier [...]

Climate change action items lack implementation plans: N.B. auditor general

Posted on June 20, 2017
Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditor’ general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined from their peak in 2005 and reduction targets set for 2020 in the provincial climate change action plan are on track to be met. However, MacPherson found emissions are not projected to decline much further under the status quo, and meeting 2030 and 2050 [...]

Ontario begins GO rail electrification assessment process

Posted on June 19, 2017
The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP Express, from diesel to electric. It is a critical step towards enabling the province to begin the procurement process to select a vendor to electrify the system. In tandem with the assessment process, Ontario is also undertaking a feasibility study on the [...]

Manitoba issues RFP for design two new schools

Posted on June 19, 2017
The Manitoba government, Hanover School Division and Garden Valley School Division have issued a request for proposals (RFP) from architectural consulting teams to finalize the design and tender for two new schools in Winkler and Niverville. “These new schools are priorities for our government based on the greatest need due to higher enrolment pressures in two of Manitoba’s fastest-growing communities,” said Ian Wishart, education and training minister for the Government of Manitoba. “We are working expeditiously to ensure there can be shovels [...]

$1.09 billion committed to Ottawa Stage 2 LRT

Posted on June 16, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced up to $1.09 billion in funding for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Stage 2 Project, which will better connect the east, west and south areas of Canada’s capital. The Government of Ontario has also made a similar funding commitment to the project. The City of Ottawa is responsible for the balance of the funding. “The Government of Canada is proud to be part of this important project for the National Capital Region, in partnership with the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa,” said Amarjeet sohi, minister [...]

Hines named Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister for Nova Scotia

Posted on June 16, 2017
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has unveiled his new cabinet, with Lloyd Hines taking over as the new minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal. Hines was first elected as the MLA for the riding of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie in 2013, and was re-elected in last month’s general election. Before last month’s election, Hines served in McNeil’s cabinet as the minister of natural resources. Prior to his election in 2013, he served as a municipal warden in the Municipality of Gusborough. The former minister of transportation [...]

Contract awarded for Groves Memorial Community Hospital project

Posted on June 16, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. to design, build, and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) development project in Centre Wellington. The contract between EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. is for $127.5 million. Payment will be made by the province and GMCH at substantial completion in late 2019 to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget. The EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. team includes: Developer: EllisDon [...]

Contract awarded for new Calgary Cancer Centre

Posted on June 16, 2017
The Government of Alberta has awarded the contract for the design and construction of the $1.4-billion Calgary Cancer Centre to PCL Construction Management Inc. “I’m so proud to see this badly needed new Cancer Centre take its next step,” said Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta. “The choice of the successful design and builder means shovels will be in the ground later this year. Congratulations to everyone involved.” The facility design supports cancer patients and their families on their cancer journeys with a large central courtyard and uninterrupted [...]

Federal government invests $1.28 billion in REM

Posted on June 16, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for a federal investment of $1.283 billion to support the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) light rail network in Montréal, subject to necessary due diligence. The announcement will make it possible to finalize the financing of the project and meet the construction schedule of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. “The REM is one of the most ambitious public transportation projects in our history,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “In addition to making it quicker and easier for [...]

BLOOM announces cleantech grant recipients

Posted on June 14, 2017
BLOOM has announced that grant funding has been approved to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The projects are diverse and represent key sectors of Ontario’s economy. The funding for the projects is being provided by the Government of Ontario. The demonstrations are collaborative projects involving both a cleantech solution provider as well as an end-use customer ‘host’ who is representative of the broader target sector. In addition, each project includes other strategic partners to support the roll-out and [...]
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