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Nenshi, Iveson return to office in Alberta

Posted on October 17, 2017
The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities have been returned to office after the voters made their preferences known in the Alberta’s municipal election. In Calgary, Naheed Nenshi returns to office following a contentious campaign that saw him trail in some polls in the days ahead of the October 16th election. However, when the votes were counted Nenshi returned for a third term in office after defeating Bill Smith by almost 30,000 votes. Nenshi received the most votes in 12 of the city’s 14 wards. Also returning to office are all 10 incumbent councillors [...]

Construction begins on wastewater treatment facility

Posted on October 16, 2017
Work has officially begun on TransAqua’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Modernization Project. The facility serves Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe. “Our government’s investment in this important wastewater treatment facility will improve the management of combined sewer overflows and help us better protect our environment,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. Rogers spoke on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. The federal and [...]

Children's hospital reaches 70 per cent completion

Posted on October 16, 2017
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced that construction of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital has reached 70 per cent completion. The building is now at its final shape with all levels of the hospital, including the helipad, structurally complete. The project remains on time and on budget. “In 2009, our government promised to build a hospital where Saskatchewan children could receive exceptional care closer to home,” Wall said. “Today, it is gratifying to see that the world-class health care facility envisioned by planners is nearing completion [...]

Juneau steps in as WDBA COO

Posted on October 16, 2017
Andre Juneau has taken over as the chief operating officer of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), providing leadership to the organization while Michael Cautillo is on leave. “Mr. Juneau has accepted a position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with WDBA to lead the senior leadership team with the important work that we have to do,” said Mark Butler, director of communications for the WDBA. “WDBA’s Board of Directors has assigned the CEO's authorities to the COO while our CEO remains on a leave of absence.” Juneau had originally served [...]

Van Buren takes over at CCA

Posted on October 16, 2017
Mary Van Buren, a bilingual marketing, strategy, and digital expert, has officially taken over as president of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Van Buren has worked in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and has held executive roles at leading associations and not-for-profits, including the Canadian Medical Association’s subsidiary, MD Financial Management, and Export Development Canada. In her most recent role as vice-president of marketing and IT at the Canadian Real Estate Association, Mary led a team of 60 to grow its premier [...]

Pandya promoted from role at SaskBuilds

Posted on October 12, 2017
Rupen Pandya has been promoted by the Government of Saskatchewan following a successful tenure as president and CEO of SaskBuilds. The news came as part of an announcement from Interim Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary Kent Campbell regarding changes to the government’s senior public service leadership team. Pandya has been appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Finance. Pandya brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the Government of Saskatchewan including senior roles in the Ministry of The Economy and [...]

New report recommends federal policies for low-carbon buildings

Posted on October 12, 2017
The Pembina Institute and Équiterre have released a blueprint for how the federal government can rapidly implement the buildings strategy laid out in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. According to the report, homes and buildings represent nearly 12 per cent of the country’s overall carbon pollution, and more than one-quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Low-carbon buildings are both a climate mitigation and a wealth creation opportunity. A suite of policies can support a transition to a low-carbon building [...]

New report released on Manitoba-Minnesota transmission project

Posted on October 11, 2017
The Government of Manitoba has released the Clean Environment Commission report on the proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. “We appreciate the careful review the Clean Environment Commission has undertaken on this important project and thank all those who participated,” said Rochelle Squires, minister of sustainable development. “We will be considering the report and recommendations carefully over the next several months. The province is also working with the National Energy Board to ensure that federal-provincial decision-making processes [...]

Ottawa breaks ground on new Rideau Canal bridge

Posted on October 11, 2017
Officials from all three levels of government were involved in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use bridge across the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Rideau Canal will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in the Glebe. The crossing will reduce distances and improve connectivity between mid-town neighbourhoods, provide a safe cycling and walking path for residents, shorten commute times and offer a dedicated active, and sustainable transportation route to schools [...]

Three teams to bid on Abbotsford law courts project

Posted on October 10, 2017
Three teams have been shortlisted to submit bids for the design, build, finance, and maintain of the new Abbotsford law courts project, which is estimated to create over 1,000 jobs during the course of construction. Once built, the law courts are expected to double the capacity of the current courthouse, with opportunity to expand further. The new 14-room law courts will include three Supreme Court law courts, eight provincial court courtrooms, and three judicial conference rooms. The facility plans also incorporate justice-sector programs, such as the [...]
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