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BC Hydro purchases ownership interest in Waneta Dam

Posted on August 2, 2017
BC Hydro has announced it plans to purchase the remaining two-third ownership interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station in Trail, B.C. from Teck Resources Limited (Teck) for $1.2 billion. The purchase is forecast to have a beneficial financial impact each year, helping to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro’s customers. “BC Hydro was presented with a unique opportunity to purchase the remaining two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam and our analysis shows that this purchase is in the best interest of our customers. Our number one priority is [...]

New segment of Autoroute 70 officially opens in Chicoutimi

Posted on August 2, 2017
The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the new section of Highway 70 linking Chicoutimi to La Grande-Anse Road in La Baie. The completion of the extension of this highway will require a total investment of nearly $ 120 million from the Government of Quebec. "The citizens of Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean will be able to travel on a new section of Highway 70 that will facilitate their travel and become an additional asset for the economic development of the region,” said Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility [...]

Trudel joins EllisDon as VP of people and culture

Posted on August 2, 2017
EllisDon has announced the appointment of Paul Trudel as vice-president, people and culture. Trudel will assume the role and responsibilities effective immediately and will succeed Rosemarie Lipman who has entered the new role of senior vice-president, enterprise intelligence. "One of the things we celebrate at EllisDon is our unique culture," said Geoff Smith, president and CEO, EllisDon. "We are convinced that Paul is and will be a disciple and champion of our values, and is joining EllisDon out of an enthusiasm for our culture and our potential. Paul [...]

Manitoba issues RFP to study redesign of South Perimeter Highway

Posted on August 2, 2017
The Government of Manitoba has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway. “Our government is committed to ensuring value for money as we rebuild our aging provincial infrastructure,” said Baline Pedersen, minister of infrastructure. “Our goal is to increase trade and improve transportation efficiency on this very important, heavily-travelled route. We look forward to hearing from industry experts to see what improvements can be made to handle projected [...]

ACCIONA Energy names Esteban as new CEO for North America

Posted on August 1, 2017
ACCIONA Energy has named Rafael Esteban as CEO of ACCIONA Energy USA Global LLC. In this role, Esteban will be responsible for the growth of ACCIONA’s renewable energy portfolio in the U.S. and Canada markets, and the operation of 966 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the two countries. He replaces Ilya Hartmann, who served as CEO since 2012. Hartmann is moving on to a new leadership position in the renewable energy industry. Mr. Esteban brings years of a global leadership experience in renewable energy to his new role. Most recently, he served [...]

Premier Ball announces changes to Cabinet

Posted on August 1, 2017
Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced changes to his Cabinet. Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, minister responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, minister responsible for the office of the chief information officer and minister responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation; and Lisa Dempster, MHA for Cartwright [...]

Murray leaves Ontario cabinet, joins Pembina Institute

Posted on July 31, 2017
Glen Murray has announced his resignation as Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change to become the executive director of the Pembina Institute. Murray, who is also a former mayor of the city of Winnipeg, was first elected as the member of provincial parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre in February of 2010. He has been a member of Liberal cabinet in Ontario since be named as the minister of research and innovation that same year. Prior to becoming the minister of environment and climate change, Murray had also been the minister responsible [...]

RFP released for West Park Healthcare Centre Development Project

Posted on July 31, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre have released a request for proposals (RFP) to three teams prequalified to design, build, finance, and maintain the new hospital development project in Toronto. The release of the RFP marks a critical milestone in the project, enabling the teams to begin work on proposals for the new facility. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by IO and West Park, began in September 2016. This process identified three teams with the design and construction capability, facilities [...]

Ontario, Michigan launch cross-border automated vehicle test drive

Posted on July 31, 2017
Ontario and Michigan are completing North America's first national, cross-border automated vehicle test drive through Southern Ontario and Michigan, promoting innovation in the auto sector and driving economic growth. Minister of transportation Steven Del Duca and federal minister of innovation, science, and economic development Navdeep Bains were in Windsor to mark the milestone. The test drive began in Detroit and will continue from Windsor to Sarnia before crossing back over the border. The drive will conclude in Traverse City, Michigan later today [...]

RFQ issued for Early Stations’ Improvements project

Posted on July 28, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Early Stations' Improvement project. The infrastructure upgrades on the GO transit lines are required to accommodate the planned increase in GO rail networks. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Rail platform edge tile; Service information digital signage; Electrical capacity and electrical room upgrades; New fare device installations and replacement of existing devices; Elevator [...]
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