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Nearly $200 million committed to Highway 40 upgrades

Posted on September 29, 2017
The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $200 million in improvement projects along Highway 40 between the Yellowhead Highway and Grande Prairie that will enhance travel for residents and industries in northwestern Alberta, including the forestry, oil and gas, and tourism sectors. “Our government’s investment in these critical projects along Highway 40 supports the transportation network Albertans rely on every day,” said Brian Mason, minister of transportation. “These highway improvements will continue to ensure this region has the infrastructure [...]

Wind energy sector poised for growth in Alberta

Posted on September 27, 2017
The Alberta Government's plan to add 5,000 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity by 2030 will deliver economic opportunities, in addition to environmental benefits, according to a new report by The Delphi Group for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which was produced with funding support from the Alberta government. Wind energy is well positioned to deliver the renewable energy required to meet the Alberta government's commitment. The report, Alberta Wind Energy Supply Chain Study, finds that if wind energy were to meet 90 per cent of [...]

Opening of Meikle Wind project celebrated in B.C.

Posted on September 27, 2017
Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced the opening of its 179 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. “This project has been critical to the community for the past three years when other industries were leaving Tumbler Ridge,” said Don McPherson, mayor of Tumbler Ridge. Meikle Wind utilized more than 500,000 person-hours of labor during construction, with in excess of 30% of the value of contracts awarded to First Nation-affiliated contractors and other regional firms. The [...]

Architects selected to design Winnipeg innovation centre

Posted on September 18, 2017
Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg has awarded a $95-million Innovation Centre project to Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with Number TEN Architectural Group. The 100,000-square-foot development will comprise new construction and incorporate a repurposed downtown heritage building to provide state-of-the-art facilities that will help create jobs, expand research, and foster innovation in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Diamond Schmitt and Number TEN were selected for their combined team experience designing flexible, collaborative [...]

Edmonton hosts Communities of Practice

Posted on September 18, 2017
ReNew Canada publisher Todd Latham joined 26 other government leaders and association representatives from eleven provincial and territorial asset management Communities of Practice (CoP) in Edmonton last week for a national workshop designed to develop a collaborative framework among the various organizations. The in-person, three-day meeting which was facilitated by Guy Felio (aka, Dr. Infrastructure) explored ways to share information and assist each other across Canada while continuing to deliver asset management services to our communities. Having [...]

Alberta Renewable Electricity Program reaches RFP stage

Posted on September 18, 2017
Alberta moves one step closer to its target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030 as round one of the Renewable Electricity Program enters the request for proposals stage. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has invited national and international companies to participate in the final stage of the competition. A total of 29 projects qualified to advance to the request for proposals stage, representing approximately 10 times the number of megawatts targeted for the first round. “Round one of the program has attracted strong national and international [...]

Alberta commits new funding to Edmonton LRT

Posted on September 15, 2017
The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $176-million grant to the City of Edmonton for construction of the southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. The funding was originally provided to Edmonton in 2014 as an interest-free loan. The province is now converting this loan into a grant, with funds coming from Climate Leadership Plan revenues. “The Southeast Valley Line LRT is a priority for our government, as it will help to connect Edmonton residents and visitors to essential services, education, and jobs,” said Brian Mason, minister of [...]

Selkirk Regional Health Centre opens

Posted on September 15, 2017
Manitoba’s newest regional hospital celebrated its grand opening in Selkirk with a ceremony attended by the province’s health minister and community representatives. “The new Selkirk Regional Health Centre better accommodates residents’ health-care needs and the delivery of health-care services in the region,” said Kelvin Goertzen, minister of health, seniors, and active living. “This state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible, and efficient facility doubles the size of the former hospital. It features enhanced clinical services, increased [...]

Saskatchewan releases 2018 road construction tenders

Posted on September 15, 2017
The Government of Saskatchewan has released its tenders for the 2018 construction season. The tenders include more than 550 kilometres of surface improvements and consist of more than 30 construction contracts, half a dozen bridge and culvert projects, and more than a dozen crushing and stockpiling contracts worth an estimated $220 million. “Even though we have multiple highway and infrastructure projects currently under construction this year, we find that tendering earlier will help us secure contractors and get an early jump for next year,” said [...]

Regina celebrates new joint-use schools

Posted on September 13, 2017
Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre, along with Regina Public and Catholic School Divisions, joined students and staff at École Harbour Landing School and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School to celebrate the grand opening of their new K-8 joint-use school, one of three built in Regina. “We are pleased to celebrate this historic moment with students and staff here in Harbour Landing and to enjoy the result of years of hard work and planning in these incredible elementary schools,” Eyre said. “I thank Regina Public and Catholic School Divisions for [...]
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