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Alberta announces infrastructure funding in Budget 2017

Posted on March 17, 2017
The 2017 Alberta budget included funding for new infrastructure projects, identified as high priorities by the province. Budget 2017 included a Capital Plan that will invest $29.5 billion in infrastructure projects over four years. This includes: $7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support, including $4.8 billion under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative and $0.8 billion for GreenTRIP $4.7 billion for capital maintenance and renewal to ensure public facilities will continue to serve the needs of Albertans $3.8 billion for climate change [...]

Funding announced for Highway 97 improvements

Posted on March 17, 2017
The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced up to $40 million in joint funding to upgrade a stretch of Highway 97 that is prone to accidents and landslides. Highway 97 is the primary route connecting British Columbia with Alaska and the Yukon. It is a main route for tourism and for transportation of natural resources from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. The project involves the continuation of four lanes at the middle section of South Taylor Hill, 20 kilometres south of Fort St. John. In addition, the project will include grade [...]

Governments invest in CRD wastewater infrastructure

Posted on March 17, 2017
The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing a total of approximately $459 million in wastewater infrastructure investments in the Capital Regional District (CRD). Construction gets underway in April on the redesigned McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Township of Esquimalt. The $385 million project is being funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the CRD. This is the first of three integrated projects totalling an estimated $765 million to put in place a modern, efficient wastewater [...]

Weir Hydroelectric Project moving forward

Posted on March 15, 2017
A committee of City of Saskatoon councillors believe that the city should prepare a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, as the agreement would start a feasibility study for a jointly-owned hydropower station at the weir. The Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services approved the move at its meeting on March 12.  It will be considered by City Council later this month. “This is a positive first step,” says Kevin Hudson, manager of sustainable energy for the city-owned Saskatoon Light & [...]

Keeyask Generating Station budget revised to $8.7 billion

Posted on March 14, 2017
The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) and Manitoba Hydro have announced a new control budget of $8.7 billion and revised in-service date of August 2021 for the Keeyask Generating Station, currently under construction on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. This represents an increase from the previously approved control budget of $6.5 billion and a delay of 21 months from the previous in-service date of November 2019. The Keeyask Generating Station is owned by the KHLP, a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four First Nations: Tataskweyak [...]

Joint funding for Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted on March 13, 2017
The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility, estimated to cost approximately $700 million, will be relocated from the Squamish Nation Reserve to a new Metro Vancouver-owned site in the District of North Vancouver. This treatment system will employ best practices for wastewater treatment and resource recovery and reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. Water will be conserved and reclaimed within the plant [...]

$245 million announced for Delta, Surrey infrastructure

Posted on March 13, 2017
The governments of Canada and B.C., along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation, have announced an agreement to jointly fund a series of road and highway improvements in the Delta and Surrey regions of the province. The estimated total cost is $245,176,671. The Government of Canada is contributing $81,671,139, the Government of B.C. is contributing approximately $80,000,000, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is contributing approximately $80,000,000 and the Tsawwassen First Nation is contributing $3,505,533. This [...]

Canada, B.C. announce funding for 26 infrastructure projects

Posted on March 13, 2017
The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities throughout the province. These investments cover a wide range of community infrastructure projects including green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges, disaster mitigation, regional airport improvements and broadband access. For example, in Pitt Meadows funding will go towards replacing the aging Pitt Polder pump station with a new, more efficient [...]

Meikle Wind Energy Project completed

Posted on March 6, 2017
The 184-MW Meikle Wind Energy Project, located between Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd in British Columbia, has reached substantial completion. According to an article from Clean Technology Business Review, the new wind facility, developed by Pattern Energy, now represents the largest of its kind in B.C. The $456 million project, #88 on the 2017 Top100 Projects list, uses 61 wind turbines to create enough power for approximately 54,000 homes. The project has a 25-year power purchase agreement in place with BC Hydro. For details about the project team [...]

$100 Million spent preparing for Green Line LRT

Posted on February 28, 2017
Officials at the City of Calgary have confirmed that approximately $100 million has already been spent in preparation of the Green Line LRT. According to an article from the CBC, the initial investment has focused on land acquisition and pre-design work associated with the new light rail transit system. The proposed $4.5 billion project, #11 on the 2017 Top100 Projects report, already has $3 billion in funding committed by the federal and municipal governments. However, the province has yet to determine what funding it will provide. In April of 2016 [...]
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