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Lions Gate wastewater treatment plant contract awarded

Posted on April 7, 2017
Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million. The ADAPT team has been selected to design and construct the new plant, which will provide secondary sewage treatment services to a population of about 200,000 residents of three municipalities and two First Nations on the North Shore. ADAPT was one of three bids shortlisted for the project. The consortium includes: Acciona Infrastructure, Dialog Design, Amec Foster Wheeler, and TetraTech. The plant will [...]

Site C's Turbine and Generator Contractor Has Mobilized to the Site

Posted on April 4, 2017
Yesterday, BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone as the turbines and generators contractor, Voith Hydro Canada, mobilized to the construction site. Voit, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply, and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators, and associated equipment for Site C. “This is another important step forward for the Site C project,” said Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. “The turbines and generators are a critical component of this project as they’ll generate [...]

New justice centre coming to Red Deer

Posted on March 30, 2017
A new justice centre with 12 courtrooms and space for dispute resolution services will be built to serve Red Deer and central Alberta residents. The new Red Deer Justice Centre will address a prolonged space shortage in the current courthouse to help meet the region’s justice needs. Since the existing courthouse was built in the 1980s, the city’s population has almost doubled and the surrounding area’s population has also increased substantially. The facility will increase the number of courtrooms in central Alberta from seven to 12 and create [...]

B.C. investing in new BCIT Health Sciences Centre

Posted on March 30, 2017
The Ministry of Advanced Education is providing $66.6 million and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is providing $11.7 million towards the four-storey, 10,355 square metre (111,460 square-feet) new Health Sciences Centre for Advanced Simulation (HSCAS). The new $78.3 million centre will be one of the largest centres for health simulation training in Canada, and will be unique in its ability to replicate a variety of hospital and laboratory settings. In addition to providing modern teaching and learning spaces, the new centre will enable [...]

B.C. commits $113 million to Trans-Canada expansion project

Posted on March 29, 2017
The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project. This project is building off of Phase 1 of the project, which is already underway. Crews are mobilizing, and soon will start work to six-lane the highway between 202nd Street and 216th Street. The long-term objective is to six-lane the Highway 1 corridor between 202nd Street and Whatcom Road (Highway 11) in Abbotsford. Phase 2 of the project will include: eight kilometres of six-laning on Highway [...]

B.C. commits $200M to expand the Cariboo Connector

Posted on March 28, 2017
The Province of British Columbia is building on its continued commitment to increase capacity and improve efficiency of the Cariboo Connector with a further $200 million of provincial funding, announced Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett. “Today I’m announcing funding for Phase 3 of the Cariboo Connector Strategy that will continue our government’s long-term commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of this primary highway connection to the north,” Barnett said. “Through these important infrastructure improvements [...]

Alberta announces $149 million restoration at U of A

Posted on March 24, 2017
The Government of Alberta is investing $149 million over four years to restore the University of Alberta’s historic Dentistry/Pharmacy Building. The renovated building will serve as the university’s new administrative hub, where all administrative processes including Office of the Registrar will be relocated. It will also provide an increase in student service space to 17,800 square metres and free up room across campus that will be repurposed for student learning areas. Along with the long-term benefits, the project will create an estimated 18,750 [...]

Alberta commits $270.6 million to the University of Calgary

Posted on March 23, 2017
The Government of Alberta is committing $270.6 million over four years for 500 new study and classroom spaces with the renovation of the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties building at the University of Calgary. The investment will renew student spaces for the faculties of Nursing and Social Work and improve student access to post-secondary education. It will also mean more room for student services, increase student study and classroom spaces, and create a centre for entrepreneurship. Redevelopment work at the existing four-storey MacKimmie [...]

Alberta to twin Highway 15 bridge

Posted on March 23, 2017
The Government of Alberta plans to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway 15 towards Edmonton. An expanded Highway 15 bridge will support economic development and diversification by improving the connection between Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon County through the Industrial Heartland. This [...]

Canada, B.C. invest $373.2 million in wastewater infrastructure

Posted on March 20, 2017
The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced a combined $373.2 million for 144 new projects in B.C. through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding—more than $186.6 million— and the province is investing nearly $123.2 million. Local governments are contributing the balance of $63.4 million. Funding will support infrastructure projects across the province such as a new water treatment plant in West Kelowna, a drinking water system upgrade and universal metering project [...]
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