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Ontario investing $60 million in the Third Crossing Project

Posted on June 14, 2017
The government of Ontario is investing up to $60 million in the Third Crossing Project in Kingston - a new bridge over the Cataraqui River that will connect the east and west communities. “I am thrilled that the province has made this commitment to support the third crossing project that the City of Kingston has identified as a key priority,” said Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands. “Adding a third crossing over the Cataraqui River will provide an alternate emergency route, accommodate for future growth, and decrease travel times for [...]

Governments announce $45.4 million for Trans Labrador Highway

Posted on June 14, 2017
The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright junction. Once complete, it will improve the quality of life for local residents, encourage tourism in the region and facilitate the movement of goods across the province. "The Trans Labrador Highway project is extremely important to Labradorians, and is vital to the economic development of the region,” said Dwight [...]

Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link goes live in Inuvik

Posted on June 13, 2017
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), along with its partners, NorthwesTel and Ledcor Group, have launched the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). Construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between High Level, Alberta and Inuvik was completed in March 2017. It connects six communities in the Mackenzie Valley to high-speed internet and state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, and fulfils the Government of the Northwest Territories’ mandate commitment to complete the line in order to help modernize the economy and enable growth in [...]

FCM offers access to regional climate advisors

Posted on June 13, 2017
The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities. “Innovative green infrastructure projects contribute to a clean growth economy.” The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) regional climate advisors offer a range of [...]

RFQ issued for Barrie rail corridor expansion project

Posted on June 12, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion - Grading Project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned increase in service on the Barrie GO line. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Double track expansion on the Barrie Corridor Line, including grading, between Union Station and Aurora GO Station Track and signals upgrades to support double track expansion Noise and retaining [...]

B.C. First Nations receive water/wastewater infrastructure funding

Posted on June 12, 2017
The Government of Canada has announced $42.7 million to support 33 First Nation water and wastewater projects in British Columbia, including four which address long-term drinking water advisories. The projects funded are at the feasibility, design, or construction stage. When commissioned, the new systems will provide quality water to First Nation communities with the same access to the level of services as all Canadians. Of these 33 projects, four will address long-term drinking water advisories. In addition, an investment of $338,000 is going toward [...]

Saskatoon Transit adds 11 new buses

Posted on June 12, 2017
The Government of Canada has announced that 11 new fully accessible buses have been added to Saskatoon Transit’s fleet. Funding was provided through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) from the Government of Canada and the City of Saskatoon. The Government of Saskatchewan administers federal PTIF funding in the province. This transit service improvement falls under Saskatoon City Council’s Strategic Goal of Moving Around, which aims to make it easier for citizens to use Saskatoon Transit by providing safe, convenient, reliable, and affordable [...]

Funding secured to plan Leduc interchange

Posted on June 9, 2017
The Government of Alberta is partnering with the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to fund design work for a new Leduc interchange. The interchange, at 65 Avenue and the QEII highway, is the next step in connecting industrial development south of Leduc’s 65 Avenue with the EIA’s Perimeter Road. The province, the City of Leduc and the EIA are each contributing $1.2 million for the detailed design work. The interchange would help reduce congestion on this busy part of the QEII, while providing a major new connection to developments [...]

Request to delay Site C denied by BC Hydro

Posted on June 9, 2017
A request by the New Democratic Party to halt construction of the Site C clean energy project has been denied by BC Hydro. As report in The Globe and Mail, the NDP had made the request to delay elements of the construction until a full independent review could be conducted. At issue is the planned diversion of the Peace River, scheduled to take place in September of 2019. According to BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald, there is a tight work schedule leading up to that date, and the September timing represents the only point of the year when the diversion [...]

PSPC increases transparency around construction payments

Posted on June 9, 2017
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has announced that it will publicly disclose payments to prime contractors so that construction subcontractors know when they can expect payment. This increase in transparency will allow companies and individuals working for those prime contractors to know when they can expect payment and to take action under their respective contracts when payments are late. As of today, PSPC will begin publishing payment information on its website for all construction contracts of over $100,000. "Our government understands [...]
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