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Contract awarded for new Calgary Cancer Centre

Posted on June 16, 2017
The Government of Alberta has awarded the contract for the design and construction of the $1.4-billion Calgary Cancer Centre to PCL Construction Management Inc. “I’m so proud to see this badly needed new Cancer Centre take its next step,” said Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta. “The choice of the successful design and builder means shovels will be in the ground later this year. Congratulations to everyone involved.” The facility design supports cancer patients and their families on their cancer journeys with a large central courtyard and uninterrupted [...]

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 [...]

Tolls coming to Saskatchewan's Diefenbaker bridge?

Posted on June 9, 2017
A member of Prince Albert City Council in Saskatchewan has asked staff to investigate the cost of adding tolling technology to the municipal bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. According to an article from CBC News, Councillor Charlene Miller made the request of staff this week, hoping to understand the cost-benefit of adding a tolling system Diefenbaker bridge at the north end of the city. The Diefenbaker bridge is currently the only road crossing of the North Saskatchewan River in the community, with no other crossing points available for [...]

Calgary library project back on schedule

Posted on June 9, 2017
Calgary city council received good news from staff in regards to the construction of the new $245-million central library: the project is back on schedule. In January, council was told that issues with steel truss beams had put the project about six weeks behind, as analysis of the beams and shipment of replacement materials was needed. However, the latest update showed that the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, the project manager for the new library, has worked diligently to put the project back on time. Included in the staff update was good news [...]

Vancouver launches its Mobility Pricing Independent Commission

Posted on June 8, 2017
TransLink's board of directors and the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation have officially launched the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission and announced its chair and vice-chair who will lead its work to examine how pricing could potentially solve key transportation challenges in the Metro Vancouver region. The launch was set in motion in November of 2016 with the approval of the phase one plan of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation. The 10-Year Vision committed the region to exploring mobility pricing in order [...]

Edmonton launches first municipal energy reporting program

Posted on June 6, 2017
The City of Edmonton is launching a voluntary Large Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure program (LBERD) aimed at transforming Edmonton's large buildings. This is the first municipally-led program of its kind in Canada. It will provide building owners with valuable information about their building energy performance and help them take advantage of Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and incentives for upgrades to heating, cooling, and lighting systems. Energy efficient buildings are critical to achieving Edmonton's energy efficiency and greenhouse gas [...]

Funding announced for Saskatchewan water, wastewater projects

Posted on June 5, 2017
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout Saskatchewan. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. The funding will support such initiatives as building new sewage treatment lagoons, upgrading sewage pumps, and improving drinking water supply systems [...]
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