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Highway 39 twinning project complete in Saskatchewan

Posted on November 17, 2017
A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39, aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, is now open to motorists. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of life and the safety of the community as it continues to grow,” said Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. “Investing in highway projects such as these spurs the creation of well-paying jobs that help the middle class grow and thrive.” The project includes 10 kilometres [...]

North Island Hospital opens in Comox Valley

Posted on November 16, 2017
People living in the Mid and North Island in British Columbia will benefit from bigger patient rooms, peaceful surroundings, and more surgery space in the North Island Hospital’s Comox Valley campus. “People visit hospitals at the most challenging and critical times in their lives, and we want to make sure they have access to quality care,” said B.C. Premier John Horgan. “People will get the care they need at this remarkable new facility thanks to the talented and committed health professionals who put patient care first.” The combined cost [...]

Saskatoon, STC to develop new hydropower station

Posted on November 16, 2017
The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of a new hydropower generation station at the location of the Saskatoon Weir. Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and STC Tribal Chief Mark Arcand signed the agreement at TCU Place during the First Nations Power Authority 2017 Western Canadian Indigenous Renewable Energy Forum. “Partnerships like this are opportunities to put the concept of Reconciliation into action,” says Charlie Clark, mayor of Saskatoon. “This project gives us [...]

South Permieter Highway contract awarded

Posted on November 13, 2017
An engineering consultant has been hired to provide a functional design study for the reconstruction of the South Perimeter Highway (PTH 100) in Manitoba, including the proposed future St. Norbert bypass. “The design study will consider options for safe, efficient and cost-effective access points along the South Perimeter Highway as well as options for a future bypass around St. Norbert,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. The South Perimeter Highway will be redesigned to create a modern freeway similar to American interstate standards where [...]

Construction begins early on new Calgary Cancer Centre

Posted on November 3, 2017
Construction is two months ahead of schedule on the $1.4-billion Calgary Cancer Centre, which will add 1,500 jobs to the Calgary economy over the next six years. “Our government continues to make good on its promise to make life better for Albertans by investing in much-needed infrastructure projects like the new Calgary Cancer Centre. I’m proud to see this project begin construction, which will add jobs, boost the local economy and give hope to patients and families in Calgary and southern Alberta,” said Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta. When [...]

George Massey crossing technical review underway

Posted on November 2, 2017
The Government of B.C. has hired professional engineer Stan Cowdell to lead the independent technical review of the George Massey Tunnel crossing. The purpose of this technical review is to find a solution to safety and congestion issues faced by commuters, commercial drivers and first responders at the tunnel. Cowdell is president of Westmar Project Advisors Inc., and has years of experience as an engineering consultant for public infrastructure projects. Cowdell’s firm is leading the review, with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

BCUC releases final report on Site C review

Posted on November 2, 2017
Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall has issued the following statement on the final report of the Site C review that was released by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC): “Our government initiated the BCUC review of Site C to assist us in making the best decision for keeping BC Hydro rates affordable in the long term. The BCUC’s findings are based on 620 written and 304 oral submissions from individuals and organizations, and thousands of pages of information on the project provided to the BCUC and made [...]

Manitoba unveils climate and green plan

Posted on November 1, 2017
The Government of Manitoba has released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment for future generations. “Our vision is to make Manitoba the cleanest, greenest and most climate-resilient province in Canada,” said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. “We are charting that course with a comprehensive plan based on Manitoba needs and focused on Manitoba priorities.” The [...]

Regina Bypass phase one completed

Posted on October 30, 2017
The first phase of the $1.88-billion Regina Bypass construction between Balgonie and Highway 33 is now complete, marking a major milestone for the project. The bypass will improve safety, divert large truck traffic around Regina and help eliminate traffic congestion. “This is a great example of how governments and the private sector can successfully work together to deliver the public infrastructure Canadians need,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities. “The on-time opening of this phase of the Regina Bypass is a significant [...]

Teams shortlisted for RIH Patient Care Tower Project

Posted on October 30, 2017
Interior Health has shortlisted three teams as it seeks a qualified proponent for the Patient Care Tower Project at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. The preferred proponent will be responsible for designing, building, partially financing, and maintaining the new tower. “A new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital is a top priority for our government and during my recent visit to Kamloops I reaffirmed our commitment to get this facility built,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “Today’s milestone brings us another step closer to enhancing [...]
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