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OEB Allows New Gas Pipeline to Supply Halton Hills Generating Station

Posted on June 17, 2008
Yesterday the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a Decision and Order granting Union Gas Limited leave to construct 4.5 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and ancillary facilities in the Town of Halton Hills and the Town of Milton, to supply natural gas to the Halton Hills Generating Station (Halton Hills GS) currently being constructed by TransCanada Energy Ltd. The proposed pipeline will originate from a tie-in on Union's Dawn/Trafalgar Transmission line at the line and extend along the 5th line and Highway 401 to the Halton Hills generating station near [...]

Darlington Selected as New Site for Power Plant

Posted on June 17, 2008
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will operate a new two-unit plant at the Darlington site, and Bruce Power will maintain 6,300 MW through either Bruce B refurbishment or new build. Infrastructure Ontario's Nuclear Procurement Project Request for Proposals (RFP) entered Phase 2 yesterday with a focus on cost of power, on-time delivery and investment in Ontario, as well as the selection of Darlington as the site for the new nuclear plant. The Ontario government also reaffirmed the importance of the Bruce Power nuclear site to Ontario's overall electricity [...]

Aecon Highest Bidder for Toronto Rehab Project

Posted on June 13, 2008
Aecon Group Inc. announced yesterday that its Buildings Division has been selected by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) and Infrastructure Ontario as the highest ranking bidder for the renovation and expansion of Toronto Rehab's University Centre site on University Avenue in Toronto. Highest ranking bidder means that Infrastructure Ontario and Toronto Rehab are now negotiating with Aecon toward a potential project award. Pending successful negotiations with Infrastructure Ontario and Toronto Rehab as well as required approvals by the [...]

Montreal Mulls Bridge Tolls

Posted on June 6, 2008
Bridge tolls can help Montreal pay for public transit, and the city is ready to bring them back, said municipal Coun. André Lavallée. Montreal's executive council is studying financing options, including one that would see tolls paid to a common transportation fund that would be disbursed to municipalities for public transit projects, reported CBC News. "We are firmly convinced that Montreal's future lies in new, permanent and efficient public transit infrastructure," Lavallée said during a speech to members of the Quebec Transportation and Road [...]

William R. Bennett Bridge Opens

Posted on June 6, 2008
On July 19, 1958, crowds gathered to witness the official opening of a new bridge spanning Okanagan Lake, built to serve as a critical transportation link in the Okanagan. When it opened, the Okanagan Lake Bridge was one of only three floating concrete bridges in the world, and the first of its kind in Canada. Almost 50 years after Princess Margaret and Premier W.A.C. Bennett cut the ribbon and opened that bridge, Premier Gordon Campbell and former premier William (Bill) R. Bennett used the same scissors to cut the ribbon and officially open the new [...]

TTC Opens Bus Route to Brick Works

Posted on June 5, 2008
Starting June 7, 2008, new Toronto public transit will begin from Davisville Station to Evergreen Brick Works (and all stops in between). Bus route 28A Davisville will operate every 30 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. every Saturday throughout the summer. This new service offers visitors a sustainable transportation option for visiting Evergreen Brick Works. "This is a big step in the development of this project," says Geoff Cape, executive director, Evergreen. "Sustainable transportation has been a priority for Evergreen since the beginning, and [...]

New Electric Buses for Quebec City

Posted on June 3, 2008
Eight new electric buses, designed to easily traverse Old Quebec's narrow streets, were launched into service yesterday, under Transport Canada's Urban Transportation Showcase Program. Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, along with mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, and Quebec minister of transport, Julie Boulet, unveiled the buses yesterday in Old Quebec. In Quebec City, the total cost of the project is valued at $12.2 million. The partners have committed the following amounts: $4.2 million over two [...]

Macquarie Doubles Holdings

Posted on May 30, 2008
Investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd plans to double its Canadian infrastructure holdings to at least C$8 billion ($8.1 billion) in the next five years to take advantage of a building boom. ReNew Canada’s editor, Mira Shenker, just moderated a panel at a Dow Jones infrastructure conference in New York about opportunities in Canada. On that panel, Macquarie North America’s executive director Michael Bernstein said he finds government procurement agencies like Partnerships BC and Infrastructure Ontario helpful when setting up P3s, but all the panelists [...]

Durham Regional Council Gives Okay to EFW

Posted on May 29, 2008
Durham Regional Council today accepted the business case for a proposed energy-from-waste (EFW) facility. Deloitte and Touche prepared the economic and financial analysis of the feasibility of using energy-from-waste to deal with Durham Region's residual waste. "The business case proves that an energy-from-waste facility is the best option for the management of Durham's garbage," said Durham Regional Chair Roger Anderson. "Using the Federal Gas Tax funds towards the upfront cost ensures that the funds are being used for something that benefits all [...]

World Bioenergy Association Launched Today

Posted on May 28, 2008
The World Bioenergy Association, a global organisation for the fast growing bioenergy sector, is launching today during the ongoing conference World Bioenergy 2008 in Jönköping. ReNew Canada's Kerry Freek will be there to hear about the goals and an action plan for the new organisation. The aim of the new organisation is to be a global voice for bioenergy, and to promote the use of bioenergy in a sustainable and economically efficient way. The World Bioenergy Association will also participate in the development of certifications systems to ensure that [...]
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