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Substantial completion for Baie-Saint-Paul CHSLD

Posted on July 18, 2017
The Government of Quebec has announced substantial completion of Baie-Saint-Paul's new residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD). The new centre is located in the same building as the hospital still under construction. The CHSLD has welcomed people housed in the existing hospital and the Pierre-Dupré Accommodation Centre since July 6th. The latter can now be renovated and used for another use, specifically CLSC-type primary care services. "I am very pleased to inaugurate this new space that will provide a better quality of life for seniors and vulnerable [...]

Concerns raised over proposed Quebec wind farm

Posted on July 18, 2017
The Government of Quebec has released a report that studied the issues related to the installation of wind turbines in the protected dune-du-Nord habitat in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine by the Régie intermunicipale de l'énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The commission determined that, while there is unanimity that the archipelago must free itself from its petroleum dependency, it notes that some participants question the choice of wind for the archipelago, the reasoning for proceeding quickly with this project, and the choice of the site of implantation [...]

Ontario announces upgrades to Highway 6 in Guelph

Posted on July 17, 2017
The Ministry of Transportation has started the next phase of design work to upgrade the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) to a full freeway from Maltby Road northerly to the Speed River. The project will improve commute times to help people get home to their families faster and keep goods moving efficiently. Traffic volumes on Highway 6 in Guelph range from approximately 25,000 to 45,000 vehicles per day. The plan includes: The construction of new interchanges at Kortright Road/Downey Road and at Stone Road like the one completed at Laird Road in 2013; Replacing [...]

Brandon Municipal Airport expansion project completed

Posted on July 17, 2017
Brian Pallister, premier of Manitoba, joined Rick Chrest, mayor of Brandon, and community members to celebrate the completion of the Brandon Municipal Airport expansion project. The representatives also took the occasion to announce new federal-provincial-municipal funding of up to $2.5 million for the replacement of the airport maintenance building. The airport terminal has been renovated and expanded to three times its former size. Among the many features is a new arrival hall and departure lounge, a dedicated security screening area, as well as check-in [...]

Ontario seeking feedback on draft northern transportation strategy

Posted on July 17, 2017
Ontario has released a draft strategy to guide transportation policy in Northern Ontario for the next 25 years and is seeking feedback from the community. A first of its kind in Ontario, the strategy outlines the province's vision and goals for Northern Ontario's transportation system, and actions to address the unique challenges faced by the region across all modes of transportation—air, rail, road, and marine. The draft strategy strengthens and builds on the current transportation system to improve quality of life, maintain vital connections, prepare [...]

WSP announces changes to Canadian Buildings team

Posted on July 13, 2017
WSP Canada has announced two changes to the senior executive leadership of its Canadian Buildings team. Armin von Eppinghoven will assume the role of senior vice president, key client strategy & engagement, buildings, following his tenure as a senior executive of WSP's Canadian Buildings Team. Armin's 30+ years of experience will be applied in this strategic, externally focused role where he will direct and develop innovative approaches to leading key client engagement and business development activities, as well as growth in new market sectors. WSP [...]

Edmonton adopts new transit strategy

Posted on July 13, 2017
Edmonton City Council has approved its new transit strategy, which will modernize Edmonton’s transit system over the coming years. “Over 20,000 Edmontonians participated in the development of the transit strategy,” says Sarah Feldman, general supervisor of city wide strategy. “We very clearly heard people have different expectations of transit depending on where they live and how they travel, and these differences were most clearly shown in inner and outer neighbourhoods. A redesigned transit network that matches transit service to the needs of [...]

Bulger joins Stantec's Atlantic Canada buildings group

Posted on July 13, 2017
David Bulger has joined Stantec as sector leader for the Atlantic Canada buildings group. An authority on buildings engineering, Bulger specializes in structural engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting engineering and engineering projects, including design, departmental management, project management, and business development. David will work from Stantec’s Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office. Throughout his career, Bulger has been involved in a wide variety of design and construction projects, ranging from healthcare, education [...]

Ontario invests in rehabilitation of 131 hospitals

Posted on July 12, 2017
The Government of Ontario has announced that it will provide funding for repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year, in an effort to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Minister of health and long-term care Dr. Eric Hoskins made the announcement at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, which will receive over $2.3 million this year to revitalize its facilities. “Hospitals appreciate the support of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund for maintaining buildings and systems essential to high-quality care,” [...]

Canada, Quebec invest in Concordia University infrastructure

Posted on July 12, 2017
The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. 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 [...]
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